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2 Mar, 2017

Stutern launches employer rating site JobPalava

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Following an online furore about unpleasant work experiences by employees, Nigeria-based internship start-up Stutern launched JobPalava.com, an employer review and rating site, to improve user experience, and build brand presence.

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1 Mar, 2017

WorkJam raises $12 million to communicate with hourly workers

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WorkJam raises $12 million in funding from Lerer Hippeau Ventures, Blumberg Capital, Founder Collective and NovelTMT. The Montreal-based startup, whose clients include department store chains and Shell gas stations, makes it easier to send an alert to employees on their mobile phones. The software also focuses on scheduling, an integral part of the hourly workforce.

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1 Mar, 2017

Talent Recruitment Startup Belong Raises Another $10M & Launches Belong Experts

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Belong, the world’s first predictive outbound hiring platform provider, today announced it has raised $10 million in Series B funding led by Sequoia Capital India, with participation from existing investor Matrix Partners India. The company said it will use the funds to accelerate product development, expand sales and support operations, and hire new talent across engineering, data science, enterprise sales and customer success.

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1 Mar, 2017

LinkedIn for the Scientific Community ResearchGate Raises $52.6M

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ResearchGate, a Berlin-based startup that provides a professional network for the scientific community to connect with each other to share and discuss research, is today announcing that it raised $52.6 in a Series D round of funding, bringing the total raised to over $100 million

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23 Feb, 2017

Scout, Another AI Recruitment Platform Aiming to Make Hiring Faster and Cheaper

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The company’s team of Talent Scouts leverages AI to unearth candidates whose skills and experience best match the needs of the job, saving the hiring manager dozens of hours in online candidate sourcing. Scout shares the best candidate profiles in batches of 10, and uses feedback on each candidate to refine the AI so that the matching improves with each batch. Scout’s platform makes it seamless and easy to connect directly with candidates in one click. To keep teams organized, Scout integrates with most applicant tracking systems as well as Slack.

 

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23 Feb, 2017

RiseSmart Granted Broad Matching Technology Patent

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The United States Patent Office has RiseSmart with a patent for ontology development for profile matching, the innovation powering the company’s SmartMatc engine. RiseSmart’s Patent No. 9,558,271 validates the originality of RiseSmart’s invention: bringing a human-like understanding of skills, work experiences and job preferences with relevant employment opportunities to help outplaced employees achieve job landing rates 60% faster than the national average.

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17 Feb, 2017

Student Job Finder WayUp Acquires Looksharp

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WayUp co-founder and CEO Liz Wessel said the combined company will be integrating Looksharp into the WayUp platform over the course of the next year. In addition, five Looksharp team members will be joining, bringing WayUp’s total headcount to more than 50. WayUp isn’t disclosing the financial terms of the deal. Looksharp had raised more than $10 million in funding from investors including 500 Startups, Artis Ventures, Kapor Capital and Subtraction Capital. WayUp, meanwhile, has raised nearly $9 million.

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16 Feb, 2017

NYC Startup bowmo Brings Recruiting Powered by AI

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Recruiting used to be a very human-centered and intensive task, reviewing thousands of candidate’s resumes for each option position.  This time consuming task has been replaced by the focused artificial intelligence platform bowmo. The company’s evolutionary SaaS platform analyzes resumes and gives you actionable and sorted information that organizes your recruiting efforts beyond an online resume.

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15 Feb, 2017

Facebook’s New Job App Challenges LinkedIn

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LinkedIn has neglected two big opportunities Facebook is now capitalizing on: helping lower-skilled workers and people who aren’t actively looking for a job. Today Facebook is rolling out a slew of new Jobs features we spotted it testing last year. They could hurt LinkedIn’s growth prospects and divert recruiting ad dollars. Business Pages will now be able to post job openings to the News Feed through the status update composer, and host them on a Jobs tab on their Page. When users see these, they can hit an “Apply Now” button to instantly send an application through Facebook Messenger.

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14 Feb, 2017

Elevated Careers Sever Partnership with eHarmony

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It sounded, on the surface, like a can’t miss premise. eHarmony, one of the world’s largest online dating sites, would leverage its extensive data set, proprietary algorithm and established track record of finding fit to match candidates with jobs.

The product, which would ultimately go-to-market under the moniker “Elevated Careers” (likely due to the dearth of decent recruiting related URLs), was first announced all the way back in 2013.

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