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Coverage of business deals, partnerships, new products, people moves, marketing strategies, regulatory issues and other developments that HCM solutions providers, HR leaders, financial executives and investors need to know.

Sapia.ai, the Australia-based developer of Smart Chat Interviewer, raised $17 million in a Series A round led by Macquaire Capital and Woolworths Group's W23 venture capital arm. In a statement, the developer said the funding will be used to continue its overseas expansion, including offering its product in multiple languages. Macquarie...
Sponsored This year’s Ceridian Insights conference hosted a range of product announcements, including Dayforce Wallet's introduction to the UK, the launch of Ceridian’s Ideal Talent Marketplace and improved analytics throughout the company’s product suite. But as anyone who attends these conferences knows, their value extends beyond the exhibit floor and executive...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. Talogy launched a suite of 360-degree feedback solutions. The company combined its existing 360 tools to create a customizable suite that draws from its competency library and the latest technology. The goal...
A wave of layoffs seems to be gathering steam in the technology sector as companies tighten their belts ahead of a widely expected economic downturn. Among the brand names, Amazon is reportedly letting some 10,000 employees go, while Meta plans to dismiss about 11,000. To one degree or another, both...
HR Acuity, which provides SaaS solutions for employee relations case management and HR investigations, acquired Speakfully, a platform designed to help employees express their concerns about the workplace. Formed in 2018, Speakfully allows companies to use a secure portal to manage workplace issues and employee feedback. The company offers data...
Inefficient work processes are exhausting employees and encouraging them to seek stability as the economy continues to be, well, nervous. According to the Qualtrics 2023 Employee Experience Report, a “fresh collision” is brewing between burned out employees who want more support and organizations that want to streamline budgets without surrendering...
A study by software provider Lattice found a stark lack of transparency around employee compensation, with only 25% of global employees having knowledge of the pay band for their job level. This continues even as pay transparency regulation gains momentum, with the New York City’s pay transparency law acting as...
Candidates experience bias during the hiring process, with 50% of employees believing their race, gender or ethnicity hindered them in securing employment, according to a study by talent acquisition suite Lever. The report said many candidates experienced bias within the hiring process, with 50% of employees believing their race,...
Rising inflation and the threat of recession has had an adverse effect on IT leaders and their teams over the last six months, even as their workloads increased. A  study by the integration and automation platform SnapLogic found that 87% of IT decision-makers in the UK and U.S. have been working under...
A new law requiring companies to include salary ranges in their job postings takes effect in New York City today. It’s designed to help reduce overall pay disparity by making the hiring process for businesses with four or more employees more transparent.    Covered employers must include a “good faith...