Roundup: Employers See Rising Need for Mental Health Benefits

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Employers are bracing for a wave of mental health issues as workers struggle to face the pandemic, schooling their children, financial pressures and the pandemic. According to Unum, 85% of employers are concerned with their employees’ mental health. Nearly 60% have seen an increase in the use of mental health benefits during the pandemic, and two out of three companies anticipate an uptick in the coming months.

SHL launched a tool to help customers identify best-fit internal candidates. The Mobilize Solution uses real-time data to identify internal resources to handle new roles and challenges by providing a predictive, contextual view of the workforce, the company said.

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Assessment platform Traitify announced Traitify Engage, a solution focused on the engagement and development of high-volume workforces. The product provides employers with the data and insights needed to support workers with self-directed and personalized advice.

Payroll provider CloudPay joined Ultimate Software’s UltiPro Connect Partners program. The partnership allows the companies to integrate their solutions so mutual customers can exchange data between UltiPro HCM and CloudPay’s Global Payroll Platform.

Yello, which provides early-talent acquisition software, announced the Yello Sourcing Marketplace, in partnership with Symplicity, Tallo and Hiring America. The marketplace provides access to millions of early-talent candidates, the company said.

Workforce management platform Legion raised $22 million in Series B funding from Stripes, Workday Ventures and others. The software automates many aspects of workforce deployment using demand forecasting, labor optimization and employee preferences.

BountyJobs announced a strategic partnership with video interviewing platform Spark Hire, which provides one-way and live video capabilities.

SutiSoft updated the recruitment, personnel and goal management modules of its SutiHR platform. The enhancements allow HR admins, recruiters and hiring managers to monitor the hiring process and implement onboarding.  

Juan Albelo joined SAP SuccessFactors partner Rizing as Senior Vice President for HCM Sales and Business Development. Previously, he’s worked at experience in cloud software sales with SAP, Oracle, and PeopleFluent.

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