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First Advantage announced a partnership with Jobvite to streamline screening and monitoring services for the recruiting platform’s customers. The company said the agreement will broaden its reach and improve the hiring process for end users.
Alight Solutions, which provides benefits, payroll and cloud solutions, will work with cloud consulting firm Drivestream to provide “a complete spectrum” of Oracle Cloud-based offerings to organizations that want to transform their HR and finance functions. For Oracle Cloud engagements, Drivestream will lead application implementation while Alight provides managed ongoing services.In this week's #HRTech roundup: @FirstAdvantage partners with @Jobvite, while the funding stream begins for 2020. #HR #HRTribe Click To Tweet
Event platform vFairs revamped its job board offering with a revised look and feel, plus a new feature set designed to address nuts-and-bolts issues such as data entry. Targeted at universities, vFairs also offers a scraping service to harvest job postings from career sites of partner employers. The job board isn’t dependent on vFairs virtual-job-fair core product.
Montreal-based SuccessFinder raised $2.9 million (U.S.) to continue developing business around its cloud-based psychometric assessment product. Some $1.5 million of the investment came from BDC Capital’s Growth & Transition Capital division as a non-dilutive mezzanine loan. SuccessFinder emphasizes the development of predictive models.
Curricula announced a $3 million growth investment from RCP Equity. The funds will be used to expand the company’s security awareness training platform through expanded sales and marketing, upgraded platform capabilities and a move into managed-service provider channels.
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