Roundup: Calendly Acquires Prelude; Oracle Releases Workforce Management Solution

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Scheduling platform provider Calendly acquired Prelude, a business that focuses on automated scheduling and organizational tools used in talent acquisition. The company said the merger will help recruiting teams and hiring leaders optimize scheduling for interviewers and candidates, and so help employers meet their talent acquisition goals. The acquisition is Calendly’s first.

Oracle NetSuite introduced a series of new product features designed to help organizations run more efficiently. The features include a new workforce management solution, SuitePeople, which can streamline scheduling, time tracking and wage calculations. The product enhances employee engagement by simplifying and automating routine tasks, NetSuite said. It also provides recommendations on optimizing staff scheduling to help organizations achieve business goals. In addition, NetSuite introduced new automation and analytics features that can provide insights and controls to help increase productivity and profitability.

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As job openings continue to outnumber job seekers, research from Robert Half’s 2023 Salary Guide shows employers are stepping up pay, perks and benefits to win over talent. The guide reports that salaries are trending upward, perks are being increased and more requests for raises will come during the next year.

WorkRamp announced the release of WorkRamp Content, which will help companies to curate relevant industry and role-based content to help their learning strategies. This solution includes 85,000 course resources from more than 250 providers in one learning center. WorkRamp said the content will allow companies to build impactful learning programs that help attract, develop and retain talent.

Sixty-nine percent of working adults are optimistic and characterize their employer’s diversity, equity and inclusion efforts as positive, according to research by CareerBuilder. In the survey, respondents shared specific initiatives that they see as the most impactful, including employee resource groups that promote more inclusive workplaces.

Mobile-first hiring and onboarding platform Workstream announced an extension of its Series B funding round with an additional $60 million, bringing its total Series B financing to $108 million.

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