Roundup: Employees Want To Make Career Changes; SHRMLabs Releases Platform Facilitating HR Tech Solutions

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Some 58% of employed workers are actively trying to make a career change, according to the FlexJobs 2023 Spring Work Insights Survey. An additional 25% said they’ve already either attempted or successfully made a career change. Behind the numbers: a desire for remote work options (50%), higher pay (48%) and better work-life balance (46%).

SHRMLabs, a subsidiary of SHRM, unveiled a new platform called the WorkplaceTech Community, which will serve as a central location for subject matter experts, company founders and consumers to gather and explore existing HR tools and address gaps in the market. In addition, it will help educate HR professionals about emerging technological tools.

HireRight acquired a majority share of Digital Trusted Identity Services, or DTIS, an FBI-approved “channeler” that specializes in the collection and processing of biometric and biographical data. HireRight said the investment will help it expand its biometric-screening services, which the company calls a “critical component” for customers.

Gusto launched Gusto Global powered by Remote, which allows customers to pay employees around the world. The service offers domain expertise in botj the U.S. and international payroll in one solution, and includes localized guidance.

The fintech company Claire raised $175 million in funding to launch its on-demand pay solution. The funding includes $25 million in equity in a round led by Thrive Capital. Upfront Ventures and Kairos also participated in the equity round.

Dexian appointed Maruf Ahmed as its chief executive officer. Ahmed was previously the company’s president and chief operating officer.

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iCIMS Release Focuses on Candidate Experience, Recruiter Productivity

iCIMS said its latest summer release is designed to provide users with more control over the candidate experience along with increased productivity for recruiters. At the same time, new features help internal candidates navigate and explore potential career paths. Read more.

GoCo Integrates AI Features Into Its Platform

HR software provider GoCo has integrated AI capabilities into its platform. The company, which focuses on small- and medium-sized businesses, said its new capabilities will help customers “streamline operations and maximize efficiency.” Read more.

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