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LinkedIn launched new jobs and hiring features including a new Recruiter and Jobs platform, which makes it more efficient for managers to hire candidates. The launch brings LinkedIn Jobs, Recruiter and Pipeline Builder into a single platform. launched an on-demand video-screening platform. Employers access the platform through a SaaS subscription, while candidates can connect through any device. The company said the platform can scale to handle hundreds or thousands of candidates.

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Sprout Social announced an integration with Glassdoor, allowing users to access employer reviews from within its platform. The integration allows employers to prioritize and respond to postings more quickly, and use tags to conduct trend analysis or identify new topics of content.

Workforce management platform Quinyx acquired Widget Brain, which automates scheduling. The acquisition will allow Quinyx customers to automate their labor optimization process through Widget Brain’s AI technology.

ClearCompany released a new Employee Engagement Survey Suite. The package allows clients to execute employee feedback surveys and track results right from within ClearCompany’s Talent Management Platform. The suite enable custom surveys, pulse surveys and templates that allow for a quick ramp-up. 

Tallo will integrate jobZology’s career assessment tools into its platform to connect talent to training, careers and employment through the use of analytics and digital technology. Individuals will be able to leverage jobZology’s assessments to gain personal insights on different industries and occupations, while schools and workforce centers will gain a virtual career guidance platform, predictive recruiting and counseling and enhanced data on career pathways.

Globalization Partners unveiled a “Self-Service Global Expansion Experience,” which makes tools to address country-specific onboarding requirements more readily available to users. With it, employers can choose new countries to expand into, approve costs to hire identified talent, generate locally compliant employment contracts and issue insurance benefits.


McDonald’s named Bethany Tate Cornell as senior vice president, chief learning and development officer. She had been vice president of leadership, learning and organizational capability at Boeing.

Guild Education named Natalie McCullough as president and chief commercial officer. Previously, she was president and COO of Domino Data Lab, and a general manager at Microsoft.

Yello added several executive appointments: Maureen Polte and Kathy Sharo joined as vice president of product and vice president of marketing, respectively. Rick Glickman will become CFO and COO.   

Benefitfocus appointed John Thomas to the newly created role of chief data officer, to lead the company’s data strategy and work with its technology organization to define and deliver new data-driven applications. He formerly was executive vice president of data science at Red Ventures.

Last Week’s Top Stories

With Merger Done, UKG Begins to Build a New Business

Ultimate Software and Kronos have been working under their new brand of UKG for just about a month, successfully navigating another step in the merger of two HR technology leaders. However, that step’s simply one of many, and much work remains in order to realize CEO Aron Ain’s vision of a truly unified organization. Read more

More Employers See Need For Diverse ‘Ecosystem’ in HR Technology

Covid-19’s disruption of business operations has also spurred innovation throughout the HR technology industry as vendors revised roadmaps to help employers cope with fundamental changes to how and where work gets done. Read more.

SAP Nears Launch of Digital Work Zone for HR

SAP is moving toward the planned release of Work Zone for HR, which offers access to business tools, information and communications through a single user experience. Read more.

Podcast: Investors Bet on Continued Disruption in HR Tech

Remote work. Digital recruiting. Online collaboration. Analysts call it all disruption, but investors call it opportunity. And they’re jumping to take advantage. Listen here.

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