Roundup: Adds Curation Tool; Degreed, Pluralsight Link on Upskilling

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Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news

Listen to a podcast of our roundup. launched Scouted by, a candidate curation tool designed to help hiring managers recruit talent more quickly. The product provides hiring managers with automation, video profiles and data with an eye toward helping users more rapidly and accurately tap into rosters of high-potential early- and mid-career professionals.

Degreed and Pluralsight partnered to offer an integrated experience designed to help joint customers better measure and track technology-upskilling efforts within the Degreed experience. With the integration, Pluralsight’s Skill IQs will appear on Degreed Skill cards, helping managers to track skill levels and compare them to existing job descriptions or career opportunities. The integration also includes new features to help leaders track skills and direct users to take new Skill IQs inside Pluralsight Skills.

In this week's #HRTech news roundup: launches a candidate curation tool, while Degreed and Pluralsight partner on tech upskilling. And more. #HR Share on X

Betterworks integrated its OKR platform with Udemy for Business. The integration allows employees to search for and launch Udemy courses from within the Betterworks environment, and also to link learning progress and outcomes to their goals.  

SurveyMonkey expanded its Return-to-Work solutions, which are available through the company’s Enterprise plan. New features include templates such as a Remote Worker Engagement Survey, Return-to-Work Assessment and Onsite Worker Check-in. There’s also an automated email collector.  

Willis Towers Watson hired the entire team from Jobable, a human capital analytics and software company. WTW said the companies’ combined capabilities will strengthen its ability to aid clients with transformation efforts and leverage their workforce data. 

BenefitMall announced an integration with Employee Navigator’s Benefits Administration solution for brokers in the Mid-Atlantic market. The integration will eliminate the need to manually input client data into carrier systems, and syncs clients’ employee demographics and enrollment data in real time.

Contingent workforce solutions provider Beeline and Brightfield, a contract-labor supply platform, co-developed and launched SmartBuyer, an embedded solution designed to minimize over-spending caused by ineffective job descriptions and “uninformed” buying behavior. The companies isolated 2,000 unique buying behaviors that influence business outcomes, and use them to generate insights into customer buying and labor-buying decision support.

GuideSpark announced new features to help companies to plan, coordinate and personalize employee communications in a way that improves campaign effectiveness and employee experience. New Communicate Planner and Event-Triggered Campaigns functionalities allow companies to apply marketing automation-like coordination and personalization to internal communications.

Earned-wage firm Instant Financial joined the UKG Connect Technology Partner Program. The partnership will allow joint customers to offer free earned wage access to employees through UKG Dimensions.

Inkling enhanced its mobile app to provide remote employees and field workers with easier access to knowledge and training. The app offers familiar mobile features, voice commands and intelligent search capabilities on iOS and Android devices. The new features provide better control over access to information, improve presentation of content and offer more flexible navigation.

Last Week’s Top Stories

Fiverr Reveals New Platform Focused on Corporate Clients

Fiverr is developing a new platform to help corporate brands hire and manage agency teams and independent creatives. The company said the site will serve changing needs in the creative industry, and signals a move into the marketing business. Read more.

New Eightfold Module Aims to Tie Employee Development to Strategy

Eightfold AI added a new module, Career Hub, to its talent management platform. The product is designed to give both HR and employees more flexibility in their approach to development by providing intelligence and advice within a single platform. Read more.

ADP Adds Custom Coaching Aid to StandOut Performance Platform

ADP added a customized coaching tool to its StandOut engagement and performance platform. Called Standout coaching intelligence, the tool integrates customized insights into conversations between employees and managers, based on an individual’s strengths and what information they share with the platform during check-ins. Read more.

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