Roundup: ADP Acquires Sora; PeopleScout Launches RPO Solution

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ADP acquired Sora, a low-code workflow automation and data integration tool that unifies disparate business applications. Through the acquisition, ADP aims to provide users with the ability to build and iterate on existing workflows, automating processes including communication and data collection. In addition, Sora will help HR teams personalize communication and employee experiences with data insights.

PeopleScout launched Accelerate, a turnkey RPO solution that promotes agility and streamlines recruitment processes. Powered by PeopleScout’s Affinix talent acquisition technology, Accelerate offers pre-configured modules and, the company said, can be implemented in two weeks. Accelerate’s features include career site hosting, CRM, passive candidate sourcing, mobile-first quick apply, screening, interview self-scheduling and analytics.

Talent acquisition leaders say they want to use a skills-based approach to hiring but, in reality, many are still relying on resumes as a primary decision point, according to a report from Filtered. The study found 92% of respondents said they’ve already implemented skills-based hiring. However, when asked what the most effective tool is in assessing whether candidates have the skills to do the job, 54% listed either the candidate’s educational background or their professional background.

Criteria released Live Interviewing, a solution that allows customers to conduct interviews in any format whether in-person, by phone or over video. The company said the product complements its suite of assessment and interviewing products to create a structured interview process with added flexibility.

HireRight announced its new background screening analytics solution, HireRight Insights. With it, the company hopes to help users manage their screening program, optimize performance and diagnose potential warning signs.

Plum welcomed Michelle Meehan as its vice president of marketing. Meehan assumes the role after serving as Plum’s fractional head of marketing since April.

Robert Half promoted Sara Gagen to vice president of applications, technology and innovation, leading the cloud solutions department.

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Recruitics Launches Real-Time Analytics Platform

Recruitment marketing firm Recruitics released Vision Analytics, a data analysis platform that aims to enable the real-time, actionable conversion of data. The platform will act as a centralized reporting hub for recruitment marketers, connecting data from career sites, the ATS, job boards, social networks and media. Read more.

Ceridian Offers New Tiered Approach to Dayforce Managed Payroll

Ceridian unveiled a new tiered model for its payroll administration solution Dayforce Managed Payroll. Using this new approach, the company will work with customers to help them manage their day-to-day payroll activities, with the aim of providing HR and payroll professionals with more time to spend working on strategic issues, growth opportunities and other workforce concerns. Read more.

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