Talent Acquisition News


June continued the 2019 trend, with lots of big announcements coming from companies across the space. We saw mergers and acquisitions, funding rounds, new products and more – on top of all the events and hiring happening. Here are ten highlights from this month:

Eightfold launched RPA Talent Connect – This integrates the Eightfold Talent Intelligence Platform with any existing talent management system, making the company the first provider of talent solutions not limited by the type of legacy systems used by enterprise customers.

HireVue introduced a new version of CodeVue – Latest update to CodeVue coding assessment product enables technical hiring managers and recruiters to spot cheating in pre-hire coding tests through code-similarity scoring, new playback and timeline functionality and question randomization.

Sense released recruiter marketing tool “Journeys – The candidate and contractor engagement platform recently shared details about its new automated workflow functionality. “Journeys” aims to help recruiters create personalized experiences with candidates, clients and internal teams at scale.

Symphony Talent added messaging features to its Experience Cloud (XCLOUD®) platform – Users can now communicate with internal and external candidates through a unified interface via SMS mobile messaging, Facebook, WhatsApp and Slack. Candidates get their choice of channel.

AllyO raised $45M in Series B – The end-to-end AI recruiting platform completed the round with two new investors, Sapphire Ventures and Scale Venture Partners, as well as existing investors Gradient Ventures (Google’s AI fund), Randstad Innovation Fund, Bain Capital Ventures and Cervin Ventures.

Enboarder completed its Series A with $8M – This brings the company’s funding up to $12 million to date, as it seeks to give employers better ways to onboard, delivering personalized experiences and driving human connection well before new hires begin their roles.

Alexander Mann Solutions acquired Karen HR – AMS adds “cognitive recruiting assistant” Karen AI to its portfolio of products. The move supports the company’s growth plans and commitment to extending its global footprint.

iCIMS continued growing, picked up Jibe – With Jibe, iCIMS puts additional emphasis on front-end candidate experience, helping employers improve recruiting effectiveness by promoting employer brand, engaging passive talent and measuring recruiting ROI.

And that’s just scratching the surface. Got news to share with us for our next update? Contact [email protected].

Noel Cocca

CEO/Founder RecruitingDaily and avid skier, coach and avid father of two trying to keep up with my altruistic wife. Producing at the sweet spot talent acquisition to create great content for the living breathing human beings in recruiting and hiring. I try to ease the biggest to smallest problems from start-ups to enterprise. Founder of RecruitingDaily and our merry band of rabble-rousers.