Roundup: Namely Eyes System Performance; Dice Launches Job Management

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Namely announced a partnership with SignalFx, which monitors and provides analytics for cloud infrastructures. The partnership will optimize system performance and provide engineering resources to help maintain performance in processing payroll, benefits, time management and other HR transactions.

Dice launched a new Job Management feature that improves client-facing workflow. Earlier this year, Dice introduced enhancements to its Job Posting feature. The company called Job Management its “latest product launch that enhances the client experience by providing tools to better integrate with day-to-day recruiting activities.”

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More employers are offering premium compensation packages to attract and retain IT professionals with in-demand skills, said Global Knowledge. On average, the researcher’s 2019 IT Skills and Salary Report said, IT pros earned an average of $5,000 more this year than they did in 2018.

More than three-quarters (77 percent) of the U.S. and European workers surveyed by Glassdoor say they’d consider a company’s culture before applying for a job there, while 56 percent said culture is a more important contributor to job satisfaction than salary. That was especially true among Millennials. Culture is also a critical factor for both candidates and existing employees deciding whether or not to remain with their company.  

On the other side of the scale, Accenture said pension and retirement benefits are critical factors for most workers in Europe, Asia-Pacific and South America. Specifically, the company found that 68 percent of workers with pension or retirement plans saw those benefits as a critical factor in deciding whether or not to accept a job. Sixty-two percent said they were a critical factor in remaining with a job.

Separately, Glassdoor said it will expand its footprint in Chicago. The company signed a long-term lease for two floors of a new office building, on West Fulton Street, to accommodate up 400 employees. Glassdoor will maintain its existing operations nearby. The company said it will create up to 500 jobs in Chicago over the next several years.

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Learning company OpenSesame added TalentQuest to its OpenSesame Plus subscription plan. The deal’s intended to broaden the company’s library of supervisory and leadership training courses. TalentQuest offers microlearning courses to help companies with hiring, employee management and retention. 

EquiCalc released a suite of pay equity analysis software and services to help companies test for and correct possible instances of compensation discrimination based on race or gender. The company’s partnered with Advanced Analytical Consulting Group to provide economic, statistical, programing and consulting services to help customers comply with the Department of Labor’s increased pay equity reporting requirements. 

Training companies ThinkHR and Mammoth HR merged. By combining, the companies said they’ll be able to expand their product and service offerings and leverage complementary capabilities and technology. Mammoth CEO Nathan Christensen will be CEO of the combined company, while ThinkHR CEO Larry Dunivan takes on the position of executive chairman.

Video assessment solution provider Bongo introduced Auto Analysis, an automated reporting feature. Auto Analysis provides insight into an individual’s performance and progress by generating metrics such as rate of speech, speech clarity and the use of filler words.

CareerBuilder appointed Chet Kwasniak as chief financial officer. Kwasniak has more than 30 years’ experience as a financial executive in large international companies. Most recently, he was CFO of MW Industries, a manufacturer of springs and specialty fasteners. Before that he held the same job at Clear Channel Outdoor Americas.

Fortune and Great Place to Work named Ultimate Software the No. 1 company of their 100 Best Workplaces for Millennials list for 2019. It’s  Ultimate’s third consecutive year in the list’s top spot. Ultimate Software is a sponsor of the HCM Technology Report.

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