Roundup: HR Should Learn AI Faster; First Advantage Adds Real-Time Confirmation

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Given the momentum behind AI’s use in HR technology, practitioners should speed up their learning process, according to’s Research Institute. The institute’s 2019 State of Artificial Intelligence in Talent Acquisition reported that while AI isn’t widely used for talent acquisition currently, that will change over the next two years. Today, just 10 percent of respondents make high or very high use of AI in their recruiting, but 36 percent expect their usage to rise in the very near future. You can download the report here.

First Advantage announced RightID, an identity verification system that provides property managers and employers with real-time identity corroboration. When launched in August, RightID will confirm whether photos on government-issued IDs match the faces of people filling out applicant questionnaires.

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Upwork added features to its agency experience that aim to improve how employers and staffing agencies work together. The company said the enhancements underscore its commitment to new technology and services that support large, specialized project work with boutique agencies.

Deputy will become Ace Hardware’s recommended workforce management and scheduling platform.  Deputy is currently used by more than 95,000 workplaces in over 85 countries to help manage more than 700,000 hourly employees. Ace, which is owned by its retailers, maintains 5,200 stores in some 70 countries.

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Compensation-management technology provider Curo Compensation announced a partnership with HRTMS, a software company that specializes in Job Description Management. The agreement will allow companies with more than 1,000 employees to access JDXpert, HRTMS’s job description management solution.

Online training software provider ProProfs announced seven new compliance courses. The company said each course can used as-is or customized in the company’s online ProProfs Training Maker. Subjects covered include OSHA compliance, FMLA administration and HIPAA Compliance.

Dynamic Signal launched a desktop application to extend the functionality of its employee communication, engagement, and advocacy platform. The app simplifies deployment and user access to the platform’s features.

Eloomi, an employee experience solution, announced a $14 million Series A round led by growth equity fund Kennet Partners, with participation from existing investor VF Venture. The company will use the investment to further expand in the UK and Europe, and to begin moving into the U.S. market. 

BetterUp appointed Gaurav Kataria to be its vice president of product. He was formerly Head of Product at Entelo. In his new role, Kataria will lead product development, focusing on using machine learning and AI to surface recommendations and automated nudges.

Haley Marketing, a web site development, social and recruitment marketing firm focused on the temporary staffing and executive recruiting industries, launched new programmatic job advertising services. The company said that by using machine learning and rules-based bidding, its services can optimize job distribution and spend to deliver a better mix of candidates for open job orders and fill roles more quickly.

We’ll be attending the Social Recruiting Strategies Conference in Philadelphia on August 6 – 8. This year’s event focuses on leveraging emerging recruiting practices and will explore global recruiting trends, recruitment marketing, candidate engagement, as well as tools and technology. You can find details here.

Last Week’s Top Stories.

HR Sidelined As Organizations Talk Transformation

Most corporate leaders exclude HR departments when discussing workplace-transformation strategy. Yet they worry about employee expectations, adoption and other issues that fall squarely in HR’s wheelhouse. Read more.

Paradox AI Joins SAP Marketplace; Workday Buys Blockchain ID Firm

Our weekly roundup: SuccessFactors adds AI assistant to Marketplace; Workday buys #blockchain-based ID firm. Read more.

Alight to Offer DailyPay On-Demand Payroll Options

Users of Alight Solutions’ HR, health and finance products can now offer DailyPay’s on-demand payroll services to their employees without additional charges or having to modify their existing payroll processes. Read more.

Gusto Raises $200 Million in Series D Round

CEO Josh Reeves said the company as been “intentional” in working with investors who take a long-term view. Read more.

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