LinkedIn is partnering with IBM, Meta, Oracle and other platforms to expand its professional certification offering. Learners will now be able to build skills directly from providers and include their certifications on their LinkedIn profile. Certification providers get a new way to broaden the audience for their content.

While 86% of employed Americans say they’re very or somewhat happy in their current job, 50% are looking for a new one, 36% passively and 14% actively. To find work, jobseekers are turning to social media, with 58% of them searching for information about potential employers in the channel. About 48% of both Gen Z and Millennials with work experience have applied to an opportunities they found on social media. The study was conducted by the Harris Poll for CareerArc.

Employment platform Oyster launched its Global Employment Pass. The product will serve as a central hub for knowledge workers to increase their hireability, create work experiences and connect job seekers with open roles. The Employment Pass offers access to free training courses through Oyster Academy, plus materials to help job seekers effectively communicate how prospective employers can take advantage of the distributed workforce model.

Hireology said its built-in employee referral management platform, Hireology Referrals, can now integrate with more than 80 payroll and ATS providers. Through its new release, Hireology Referrals customers can sync employee data with their HR platforms of choice. The company said the update eliminates the need for manual transfer of job, candidate and employee data, allowing existing users to keep records up-to-date in real time and giving new users the ability to get set up more quickly.  

Sense, said it acquired Skillate, an AI recruitment platform that was incubated within SAP Startup Studio. Skillate’s technology will enhance Sense’s ability to provide AI-powered hiring including candidate matching, job distribution, job description assistant and talent relationship management.

Google searches for remote jobs hit their highest ever level since searches began being recorded in 2004, said document management company SmallPDF. Searches for “remote IT jobs” also hit their highest recorded level, indicating a demand in the industry for working from home opportunities, the company said.

Scammers are using deepfake technology and stolen personal information to apply for jobs under assumed identities, SHRM reports. Once hired, they can access data and systems, release ransomware or gather credit card information or Social Security numbers from customers or employees. Companies are vulnerable during the hiring process, SHRM said, especially if they conduct the entire interview process is conducted virtually.

Mark Feffer

Mark Feffer is executive editor of RecruitingDaily and the HCM Technology Report. He’s written for TechTarget, HR Magazine, SHRM, Dice Insights, and TalentCulture, as well as Dow Jones, Bloomberg and Staffing Industry Analysts. He likes schnauzers, sailing and Kentucky-distilled beverages.


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