Roundup: 15Five Acquires Emplify; Raises $67M

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Performance management platform 15Five acquired employee engagement software provider Emplify for $50 million. With the acquisition, 15Five’s team will grow by more than 30%. The company now has a customer base of over 2,800, including Spotify, Hubspot, Peloton, Credit Karma, and Siemens. secured $67 million in a financing round led by  Accel-KKR Credit Partners, Centre Lane, and Wells Fargo Capital Finance. The money will be used to accelerate development and expand hiring at the compensation management company.

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CarltonOne Engagement launched Evergrow, an engagement solution that boosts recognition, performance, wellness and teamwork. The product includes a performance recognition engine, personalized rewards, a fitness tracker to promote wellness and surveys, training and feedback tools.

Finnish talent acquisition startup Jobilla closed a €2.16 million funding round led by Trind VC. Some €700,000 was raised as loans and governmental grants. The investment will be used for further expansion in Germany, Austria, the Netherlands and the U.S. Also, the capital will help further develop the company’s candidate filtering. Jobilla leverages marketing practices and modern recruitment tools to connect companies with passive candidates. 

Phenom launched Customer Onboarding and Readiness Experience, or CORE, which it calls a new approach for enterprise software adoption and customer success. The company calls CORE “ a fundamental divergence” from the traditional, templated approaches that focuses on implementation rather than support. It said CORE changes over time to meet organizations’ evolving HR infrastructure and talent goals.

Lone Wolf Technologies unveiled Recruit, a recruiting solution designed to help brokers find talent that fits well with their brokerage. Recruit lets brokers create custom search profiles based on the traits of their best agents, then taps more than 30 industry-specific metrics to calculate a “Fit Score” for each agent. That helps brokers more accurately identify and recruit agents.

The U.S. job switching rate declined 2 percentage points since the start of the pandemic in March 2020, while wages for U.S. workers grew 5.9% over the last year, increasing the average wage level by $1.71 to $30.84 an hour according, to the ADP Research Institute’s Workforce Vitality Report. Employment growth continued its downward slide by -7.0%. The average wage growth is higher than expected as a result of significant job losses among low wage earners, which increased the average.

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