Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news.
Dice added Applications Management, a portal that allows employers to easily post new jobs, update existing jobs and manage applications from tech candidates. New features allow employers to prioritize applicants using Dice’s proprietary machine-learning algorithm; quickly preview resumes, cover letters and screener responses; and shortlist, share or download applicant information.
Intuit expanded its QuickBooks Online Payroll suite. The new tools are available in three flavors—Core, Premium and Elite—all of which allow SMBs to run payroll and file taxes automatically. Additionally, TSheets time-tracking is built into the Premium and Elite versions.#HRTech roundup: @Dicedotcom adds Applications Management; @Intuit expands Quickbooks payroll suite. #HR #HRTribe Click To Tweet
Talent platform GR8 People added texting capabilities to its enterprise recruiting solution. Vice President of Product Chris Cella said the tool was developed “from the ground up as a core system capability” because texting is now “fundamental to an effective recruiting process.”
HiringThing added Text to Apply, an enhancement to its SMS messaging feature that allows applicants to request and receive a link directing them to an employer’s main careers page or a specific job posting.
HR Acuity received a minority growth equity investment from Growth Street Partners. The company–whose platform helps employers manage, track, and investigate employee issues—said it will use the funds to “expand its leadership position in a rapidly adopting market.” Steve Wolfe, Growth Street’s co-founder—called HR Acuity’s product “compelling.”
Qualtrics will open a 40,000-square-foot offer near Dallas and create of 200 new tech jobs. The company said it will triple the number of employees in the area with positions in sales, account management, customer success, recruiting and development and implementation.
MobileHR released an iOS and Android app designed for U.S. businesses with fewer than 100 employees. Among other things, the app offers business owners access to HR functions when they’re away from their desk, allowing them to manage employee data, track time and attendance, review time-off requests and send payroll data directly to their payroll processor.
Disclosure: Mark Feffer was a full-time employee of Dice parent DHI Group and continues to write for Dice Insights.
Last Week’s Top Stories
ADP Wants to Leapfrog Competitors With Next Generation HCM Technology
While it’s not unusual for vendors to publish some kind of vision statement this time of year, ADP’s concept of “smart and personalized” HCM technology hints that the 70-year-old behemoth may be more nimble than most think. Read more.
Qualtrics Tool Ties Technology Use to Employee Experience
Qualtrics launched a flavor of EmployeeXM that targets IT executives who want to measure their employees’ technology experiences, then use the data to close gaps and understand where to invest in the future. Read more.
Workday Combines Service, Support into ‘Customer Experience’ Organization
Workday has combined its services and support functions into a single Customer Experience organization and created a chief customer officer position to lead it. The role’s been filled by Emily McEvilly, who had been senior vice president of services. Read more.
Podcast: Employers Move To Close Skills Gap – Slowly
Everybody’s worried about the skills gap—employers and employees both. But if they’re going to close it up, they’re taking their time about it. Listen here.
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