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Betterworks launched a new one-on-one meeting module to help enable more effective and efficient meetings. The product, called Betterworks 1:1, supports preparation, execution and further action to help manage one-on-one meetings, so both parties can view each other’s goals and action items. Betterworks said the shared visibility provides context to help align the conversation with what each person is trying to accomplish.
Employee well-being company Limeade announced a new Microsoft Teams integration to help employees engage with their well-being program while in the flow of work. The company said the integration is designed to decrease friction for employees who want to work on their well-being in the moments between their regular work tasks.
Despite an ongoing shortage of experienced tech talent and persistent equity gaps across industries, HR and hiring leaders have been slow to adopt new approaches to recruitment and retention, according to General Assembly’s new report, The State of Talent Acquisition 2023. Among the findings: Time spent filling high-demand tech roles is a top priority, and is also at an all-time high. And, non-traditional approaches to recruitment – like skills-based hiring – are not being adopted quickly enough to keep pace with the changing labor market.
Beamery announced a number of enhancements to its product suite, all designed to help organizations better understand the skills they have, and those that are missing, in order to build a future-ready workforce. The features provide new insights for managers around the skills each team member has, paired with the ability to see the skills that shape a role.
Augmentir, a company that provides AI-based connected worker solutions, expanded its platform to include ChatGPT to improve its existing productivity and proficiency offerings. According to the company, these additions enable industrial companies to thrive in an era of workforce disruption while safeguarding customer data and maintaining privacy.
Hireology announced a new integration with Indeed, further expanding the partnership between the two companies. With the integration, all new or updated external jobs created in Hireology are sent directly to Indeed via an XML feed.
Last Week’s Top News
Fintech Finch Closes $40 Million Series B Round
Finch, which aims to lead a charge into the improved integration of HR systems, raised $40 million in Series B funding led by General Catalyst and Menlo Ventures. The news comes just months after the company announced a $15 million Series A round, in June 2022. The latest round brings its total funding to $58.6 million. Read More.
GoCo Acquires Employee Experience Platform WFHomie
GoCo acquired WFHomie, an employee experience and people analytics platform for remote-first companies. With it, GoCo hopes to help its customers automate their HR workflows so that they are efficient and intuitive for employees in and out of the field. Read More
Talent Sandbox Launches Online Learning Platform
UK-based e-learning company Talent Sandbox launched a online training platform designed for recruitment and talent acquisition professionals. The product combines blended learning, real-world experience, interactive activities and resources to help companies train their talent acquisition and recruiting teams. Read More.
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