Roundup: CareerBuilder Ups UX; New Tools from Fuel50

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CareerBuilder is launching updates to enhance user experience for both employers and job seekers. The company said its bulked up Talent Discovery Platform will help customers hire 30 percent faster while supporting job seekers as they determine the next steps in their career planning or look for new opportunities.

Fuel50 unveiled FuelMobility, a tool set that gives employers insight into which employees are a potential fit for open roles within their organization. Using AI and machine learning, the technology also helps companies flag interest in future targeted positions, as well.

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HR Acuity enhanced its product and analytics platform in an effort to help clients more easily identify patterns of harassment and discrimination. The enhancements are based on feedback from clients and HR’s Acuity Employee Relations Roundtable, an industry community organized by the company. The expanded platform includes a new manager portal, expanded benchmarking and analytics, and a rearchitected to data model that works specifically with employee relations data.

Kronos acquired HCM services and solutions provider Optimum Solutions of Nashville. The company said the deal will extend its reach to Optimum’s 600 customers customers, which are concentrated in the manufacturing, healthcare and retail industries. Optimum focuses on HR, payroll and time-keeping tools.

Bullhorn purchased Erecruit, a provider of applicant tracking and pay and bill solutions. Bullhorn said the acquisition is designed to help it further its efforts to deliver a unified solution to staffing firms seeking increased automation and streamlined operations.

UniFocus launched a new Employee Performance module for its hospitality-focused Labor Management System platform. The modules allows businesses to track the output of individual staff members and engage and coach employees on their performance.

Kazoo expanded its Employee Experience Platform’s performance management and reporting capabilities to make better use of data in engagement and goal-setting efforts. The company also added two new features, Sync-Up and Calendar Invitations, to help connect employees and strengthen collaboration.

Mya Systems updated its conversational recruiting platform to strengthen its recruiter, hiring manager and candidate experiences. Among other features, Mya is launching an entirely new user interface, added functionality for hiring teams and platform capabilities that simplify deployment across an organization.

“Four” is the magic number of references needed when checking new hires, according to research by screening solutions provider Checkster. Among other things, the company’s survey found that candidates with three or fewer references checked showed significantly higher rates of turnover and no-shows on first day of employment. You can download the report here.

Last Week’s Top Stories

Vendors Personalize Learning as Training Budgets Rise

A new report shows that nearly half of U.S. companies plan to raise their learning budgets to align worker skills with the way technology is changing many jobs. Only 16 percent expect to reduce their training budgets. Read more.

ADP Improves Accessibility, Analysis Feature of DataCloud

ADP announced new features for its analytics platform ADP DataCloud to improve its user experience and leverage machine learning to make better use of the workforce data the company compiles from some 30 million employees. Read more. Teams With Seventh Echo To Aid HR Vendors’ Customer Advocacy Efforts and customer advocacy firm Seventh Echo will partner to help HR solutions companies build and measure customer advocacy programs. The companies said the announcement is the first in a series that will unveil a “comprehensive set” of marketing products and services for the HR industry. Read more.

Podcast: Stop ‘Reinventing’ Your Category and Start Selling Your Product

HCM tech vendors are trying so hard to rise above the noise, they’re making it difficult for customers to understand what their products can do in the first place. Listen here.

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