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24 May, 2018

Phenom People Announces $22 Million Funding Round

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Phenom People announced a $22 million series B funding round. The Ambler, Pa.-based company previously raised $9 million, and the latest funding round brings the total amount raised to $31 million. It plans to use the funding for growth, including international expansion.

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14 May, 2018

LinkedIn’s New Matching Feature Lets Job Seekers Vet Themselve

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To make it easier for users to assess how qualified they are for a job, LinkedIn today announced that it is launching a “How you Match” feature, as well as the option to apply for jobs with just one click. Both features will be rolled out to users globally this month. LinkedIn users will first have to indicate their ideal job based on five criteria: skills, experience needed, industry, location, and education. On the recruiter side, LinkedIn’s algorithms will automatically scan job listings and evaluate them based on the criteria supplied

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14 May, 2018

Indeed Assessments Automate Candidate Screening Process

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Job hunting website Indeed has launched Indeed Assessments, a platform that helps employers automate the screening process so they can make faster, more informed candidate evaluations. The Austin, Texas-based company said this is a big step in democratizing hiring. Indeed Assessments, born from Indeed’s acquisition of Interviewed in 2017, allows employers to screen candidates for skills specifically related to their open jobs rather than relying on just a resume, which helps reduce bias in the hiring process.

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10 May, 2018

Greenhouse Announces its Predictive Analytics Product Called Greenhouse Predicts

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Greenhouse, the enterprise talent acquisition suite, has announced its predictive analytics feature, Greenhouse Predicts, is now available to Greenhouse Recruiting customers. One of the biggest challenges for recruiting teams is accurately predicting when a role will be filled, to better anticipate and sidestep the costs of a slow hiring process. Using machine learning, Greenhouse Predicts helps forecast candidate offer acceptance and new hire start dates, allowing Talent, Operations, and Finance teams to more easily see around corners, make informed decisions, and effectively communicate timelines.

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10 May, 2018

HireVue Acquires MindX

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HireVue, provider of the most comprehensive AI-driven talent assessment suite and video interviewing solutions, has completed the acquisition of London-based MindX, a game-based assessments company. MindX’s game-based assessments deliver proven solutions to accelerate the hiring process and rapidly identify cognitive traits in job candidates.

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9 May, 2018

Glassdoor to be Acquired By Recruit Holdings for $1.2 Billion

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Glassdoor announced that it has agreed to be acquired by Recruit Holdings Co., Ltd. for $1.2 billion in an all-cash transaction. Glassdoor is a leading job and recruiting company well known for providing greater workplace transparency. Recruit Holdings, a leading Japanese-based HR company, plans to operate Glassdoor as a distinct and separate part of its growing HR Technology business segment.

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26 Apr, 2018

SRKay Invests in SCIKEY

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SRKay Consulting Group announces its second round of investment in ‘SCIKEY’, a hiring lifecycle automation and talent marketplace that is planned for beta launch in select markets in May-June this year.

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23 Apr, 2018

Gemspring Capital buys TMP

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Gemspring Capital, a private equity firm specializing in lower middle market companies, is pleased to announce an affiliate has partnered with the management team of TMP Worldwide to acquire the company. TMP is the recognized global leader in talent acquisition technologies and offers clients a full suite of industry-leading solutions for needs across every end market and candidate profile.

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16 Apr, 2018

Adecco buys General Assembly in $412.5M Deal

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Swiss staffing company Adecco Group (ADEN.S) is buying U.S.-based technology education provider General Assembly for $412.5 million including debt, it said on Monday, adding heavy investments in the business would initially drag on earnings. General Assembly, whose founders include Hyatt hotels heir Adam Pritzker, is a private school business started in 2011 that provides training in fields such as data science and analysis. Its revenues in 2017 were about $100 million with a strong 2018 booking backlog, Adecco said in a statement. Adecco has gone into acquisition mode to kickstart growth and address its lagging performance compared with faster-growing rivals, such as Randstad (RAND.AS).

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12 Apr, 2018

Checkr Raises $100 million in new funding

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The round brings the Checkr’s total funding to roughly $150 million altogether, which is a lot of capital in not a lot of time. Yet Checkr is very well-positioned considering the changing nature of work. The company was born when software engineers Daniel Yanisse and Jonathan Perichon worked together at same-day delivery service startup Deliv and together eyed the chance to build a faster, more efficient background check. The number of flexible workers has only exploded in the four years since.

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