Roundup: PageUp Buys Clinch; Cezanne HR Partners With HFX

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Australia’s PageUp has acquired Dublin-based recruitment marketing platform provider Clinch. The acquisition expands PageUp’s recruitment software lineup to include proactive sourcing and other tools to handle content management, automated recruitment marketing and enhanced candidate relationship management. Clinch also offers end-to-end recruitment analytics and insights so that sourcing strategies can be adjusted to deliver the best return on investment.

Cezanne HR, a UK-based HR platform provider, has partnered with workforce-management systems provider HFX to offer a suite that integrates HCM and time and attendance functions. The companies said the combination will build on HR software suite to manage different worker categories and working-time patterns.

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The Predictive Index launched its Talent Optimization Edition by adding two new product lines. The new products—PI Design and PI Diagnose—join PI’s existing hiring and management solutions to help senior leadership teams form consensus on business strategies, identify risk areas and uncover employee engagement issues.  

Cielo has invested in Visage, a platform that delivers candidate profiles to recruitment teams. Cielo said the partnership is meant to accelerate sourcing and improve candidate communications. In 2018, Cielo made a significant investment in Talentify, also to enhance its RPO solution.

Career-development platform LeggUP finalized its first round of outside funding by raising $2 million dollars, primarily from WFG Family Ventures. The seed round will be used to expand learner-facing capabilities and equip coaches with new tools. Resources will also be aimed at further developing proprietary learning programs.

Email remains the “most important” channel employers use to communicate with their employees, according to a survey commissioned by PoliteMail, a communications measurement platform that covers Microsoft Outlook and Office365. Ninety-four percent of the survey’s respondents felt that way, the company said. Internal communicators said information overload, lack of resources and antiquated technology were the top challenges in measuring employee communications campaigns.

Last Week’s Top Stories

Indeed is Quietly Testing a Gig Job Site

Indeed confirmed that it’s testing a product flavored for the gig economy. The company would only say that Indeed Gigs “is a product that we are testing to see if it provides value for our job seekers and employers who use Indeed to hire.” Read more.

IBM in Consortium to Build Blockchain-Based Credentials Platform

A consortium of academic and professional organizations is developing a platform on IBM’s blockchain technology to house permanent, verifiable records of a candidate’s learning and skills, including certifications and qualifications. Read more.

Docebo Update Focuses on Personalized Learning

Docebo announced a series of updates to its learning platform. The company said its new version, Docebo 7.8, is designed around personalization but also includes enhanced administration tools. Read more.

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