Roundup: ADP’s Construction-Industry Solutions; Upwork’s Research Initiative

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

ADP introduced ADP Workforce Now for Construction, which it calls the first comprehensive HCM solution tailored for the construction industry. The new solution helps construction firms run payroll, manage HR and recruit and develop their workers.

Upwork launched the Upwork Research Institue to examine shifts in workforce dynamics and present analysis to business leaders. The Institute aims to help guide organizations through workforce transformation by shifting how they think and operate in order to recognize new approaches to managing talent and business.

In the same vein, ZipRecruiter launched, a new home for its economic research. The site offers commentary and analysis from the company’s economists and data scientists on the latest labor market data, as well as insights from its marketplace data and quarterly surveys.

HCM software solutions provider Asure Software partnered with Lendio, a lending platform that aims to connect small business owners with “new possibilities.” The partnership will include an integration of Lendio products into the Asure Integrations Marketplace. With the product, the companies believe businesses can more easily explore a wide range of funding options.

Rally unveiled Rally AI, a recruitment marketing assistant that helps employers create talent attraction strategies that use social and digital marketing. The product is an addition to the recruitment marketing and analytics platform Rally Inside. Rally AI uses the platform’s built-in best practices, proprietary benchmark data and recommendation engine to guide users through the development of their approach.

SageX, an AI-enabled e-coaching and performance support application, released a mobile app designed to help employees overcome daily workplace challenges and elevate their performance. The company said the app delivers personalized, automated coaching and employee enablement through “engaging” video reels.

CYPHER Learning announced AI 360 with CYPHER Copilot, a suite of content creation and delivery tools powered by generative AI. The product claims to enable businesses and schools to create timely, relevant and engaging courses “at speed,” while making individual learning at scale a reality.

DailyPay appointed Ken Brause as the company’s chief financial officer. Before joining DailyPay, he was senior advisor and chief financial officer of Burford Capital, a global finance and asset management firm. He also previously served as CFO of OnDeck Capital, an NYSE-listed fintech providing loans to small businesses in the U.S., Canada and Australia.

Ceipal named Andy Weiss as its new chief marketing officer. Most recently, he served as senior vice president, marketing for Linxup, a GPS-based vehicle and asset tracking SaaS company.

Last Week’s Top News

EY, IBM Focus HR AI Effort on Improving Productivity

EY and IBM are pushing the idea of increased productivity in their launch of Workforce, which allows businesses to integrate AI into their key HR business processes. Workforce combines AI and automation from IBM watsonx Orchestrate with EY’s domain knowledge in HR and HR transformation. Read More.

Microsoft Copilot’s Launch Signals New Approach to HR Operations

Microsoft launched its highly anticipated AI copilot, an important step forward in the use of tools designed to complement a human worker’s performance. Given the penetration of the company’s products – Microsoft Office 365 holds a 46% market share, second to Google’s 50% – the move all-but guarantees the technology will be given a global tryout across organizational functions. Read More.

Frontline Hiring Faces Ongoing Challenges Post-Pandemic

Unlike office-based industries, hiring for frontline work has not normalized since the pandemic, according to research from Fountain. The company’s State of Frontline Hiring study found that frontline industries offered 25% more job openings in July 2023 than they did in July 2019. Meantime, quit rates have risen to their highest levels since the pandemic. Read More.

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