Roundup: Ceridian’s Dayforce Revenue Climbs; Dice Sees Promise in Earnings

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Ceridian reported Dayforce revenue of $569.7 million during 2019, up 30.2 percent year-over-year. The company ended the year with more than 4,300 live Dayforce customers and 3.9 million active users world-wide, an increase of 25.8 percent. CFO Arthur Gitajn said global sales, primarily in the UK and Australia, grew by more than 150 percent compared to 2018.  

DHI Group reported 2019 revenue of $149.4 million, basically flat year compared to 2018. Revenue from the company’s flagship Dice.com dropped 2 percent, to $92.5 million, while eFinancialCareers revenue dipped 5 percent to $32.1 million. Net income rose to $12.6 million from $7.2. CEO Art Zeile said the company made “significant progress” in laying the groundwork for future products and plans to accelerate product development during 2020.

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Paycom said revenues in 2019 totaled $737.7 million, a 30 percent increase from 2018’s figure of $566.3 million. Recurring revenues increased 30 percent to $724.4 million. The company said its annual revenue retention rate ticked up a point to 93 percent. 

Lever’s winter release includes two new features meant to improve the way employers manage candidate relationships and internal mobility. The first, called Auto-screening, allows recruiters to automatically disqualify candidates who don’t meet certain requirements and prioritize others by group. The second, Confidential Postings, supports handling of sensitive roles, such as executives and planned backfills.  

Employer evaluation platform kununu launched a Salary Transparency feature designed to outline the salary structures of different careers. A standard component of the platform’s company profiles, the feature provides gross annual salaries for different positions, professional fields, industries and locations.

Assessment platform provider Cappfinity will introduce its Strengths Profile Career Guide to the U.S. market. The guide compiles 15 years’ worth of data from 60,000 global users to help employers, educators and individuals identify potential career matches. The guide will be part of the company’s online strengths assessment product.

OurOffice launched Diversity and Inclusion as a Service, or DIaaS, a platform designed to help businesses build inclusive cultures. The platform combines technology and outsourced D&I services. Last year, OurOffice introduced a platform for measuring and managing D&I.

HR training and resource company ThinkHR enhanced its Live advisor service with extended hours, a dedicated intake team and additional security and routing procedures. The service provides HR professionals who can help businesses address a number of workplace issues.  

CEIPAL, a SaaS platform for staffing companies, launched its ATS into the UK and India. The firm also announced several product enhancements to improve operations and increase productivity. 

LinkedIn SVP of Product Ryan Roslansky will become the Microsoft unit’s CEO in June, succeeding Jeff Weiner, who’ll remain involved as executive chairman. Weiner has run LinkedIn for 11 years.

PEO G&A Partners appointed of Michelle Mikesell to be vice president of corporate HR. Previously, she was managing director of marketing HR solutions at Insperity.

Brightcove, which offers video cloud services for video, named Amee Desjourdy as chief people officer. She had been chief people and culture officer at biotech company Quanterix.

Kevin Chase, formerly chief digital officer of Sempra Energy, will become president and CEO of AspireHR. Co-founder Melissa Hillesheim will move to the role of executive chairman.

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Disclosure: Mark Feffer was employed by DHI Group and continues to contribute articles to Dice Insights.

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