Roundup: AI Drives Positive Hiring Outcomes; Otter Partners With Slack

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AI and automation are driving positive hiring outcomes, according to a recent report from The Harvard Business Review in partnership with Paradox. In fact, 97% of survey respondents whose organizations have adopted automated technologies in their hiring process said that it has helped hire people more effectively, led to quicker interview scheduling and reduced candidate drop-off.

Meeting transcription tool announced an integration with Slack to allow users to share key meeting insights into their Slack channels automatically. According to the company, teams that use Otter for Slack will get notifications of useful meeting details before, during, and after their meetings, streamlining communication from meetings and onward to the next meeting.

Grokker, a corporate wellbeing provider, launched Grokker Guides a digital mental health solution for the workplace. Designed to engage and empower employees, the new product addresses a range of mental health problems, from anxiety, trauma and workplace stress to relationship issues, parenting, gender identity, child loss and dealing with chronic illnesses.

Nearly three-quarters of American adults (74%) fear higher unemployment is on the horizon as a result of the integration of AI into the workplace, according to the American Staffing Association. In addition, 47% of all employed Americans feel automation could easily replace their jobs.

Cangrade partnered with NEOGOV, a public sector employee lifecycle management company, to help hiring and talent management for HR teams in the public sector. The partnership integrates Cangrade’s candidate success and retention predictions into NEOGOV’s HR management system, with the goal of ensuring organizations hire candidates who will succeed and stay.

Findem announced that Brett Coin has joined the company as chief of talent transformation. In the newly created position, Coin will be responsible for operationalizing Findem’s transformation vision, including helping clients transform their talent organizations through an AI-first mindset to operate with new levels of efficiency.

AI bias-removal and talent acquisition technology company ThisWay Global appointed industry veteran Jim Duddy as its chief revenue officer.

Last Week’s Top News

Harver Launches AI Tool To Assist Candidates in the Job Application Process

Harver launched Harver CHAT, its new conversational AI hiring tool which claims to automate the job application process and streamline the candidate experience. With it, the company hopes to help organizations reduce time-to hire while also boosting their employer brand. Read more.

Salesforce Revamps Slack to Increase Productivity

Salesforce released a redesign for Slack with the aim of making it easier for users to navigate the platform, work across multiple workspaces and stay focused. The company hopes the update will help improve employee productivity for enterprises. Read more.

Job Mobz Acquires to ‘Redefine’ Recruiting

Recruitment process outsourcing firm Job Mobz agreed to acquire “key intellectual property” from While the full details were not disclosed, the acquisition involves the transfer of crucial assets, including’s domain name, under a three-year services agreement. Both companies are set to share quarterly profits starting in the first quarter of 2024. Read more.

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