Americans Wary of AI in Hiring; LinkedIn Adds Job Tools

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A Harris Poll survey found that 69 percent of Americans believe AI should play no role in certain parts of the hiring process. Conducted for outsourcing firm Yoh, the survey found people want AI kept out of selecting candidates to be hired (42 percent), conducting virtual job interviews (32 percent) and assessing a candidate’s honesty about experience and qualifications during interviews. Compared to Millennials, more older Americans are amenable to AI being involved in portions of the hiring process.

LinkedIn added job-search and hiring features. Among them are the company’s new Recruiter and Jobs platform, which makes hiring candidates more efficient, and Instant Job Alerts, which simplifies the search process for seekers. With more than 20 million job postings available, LinkedIn wants to make it as simple as possible for job-seekers and hiring managers to find each other.

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Spoke expanded its AI capabilities by adding contextual knowledge. The idea is to streamline on-demand access to personalized answers to common employee questions, the company said. Recently, Spoke announced an integration with Slack.

Restaurant management platform Toast launched Toast Payroll & Team Management, an all-in-one payroll and HR solution. The solution simplifies payroll and employee management for restaurants of all sizes by automating payroll and streamlining onboarding. The company said integration with Toast Point of Sale allows restaurateurs to quickly onboard and manage employees, track hours across locations and run payroll accurately and on-time.

Engagedly, developer of performance management and engagement software, purchased Management Mentors, a SaaS-based mentoring company headquartered in Boston. The company said acquiring Mentoring Management’s e-mentoring software will extend its offering performance management, development and employee engagement products.

October’s HR Technology Conference & Exposition announced it agenda, with major theme including AI and HR data, engagement and the future of work. Organizers expect more than 300 products and services to be on the exhibit floor. This year’s HR Tech takes place October 1 – 4 at the Venetian Las Vegas.

Criteria Corp., an employment analytics platform, announced a $56 million investment from Sumeru Equity Partners to accelerate product innovation and growth. This is the second investment out of Sumeru Equity Partners Fund III.

Lane, a Toronto-based workplace experience platform, raised $2.5 million from investors including Alate Partners, Panache Ventures and Colliers/Techstars. The company will use the money to fund key new hires and office openings in the U.S., including New York and Los Angeles.

Hastee Pay joined the Kronos Workforce Dimensions Technology Partner Network. Joint customers will be able to offer workers immediate pay options, as well as financial education materials.

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