Roundup: Helios Consulting Expands Apprentice Program; The Conference Board Predicts Layoff Likelihood

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Helios Consulting, an advisory partner of Workday, expanded its Rise Apprenticeship program with an online version to help recent college graduates. According to the company, the program can now hire, train, and deploy new Workday talent, by offering a flexible remote learning pathway for recent college graduates and early-career professionals to develop tech skills needed to launch careers in HR.

Launched as the U.S stands on the precipice of recession, the Conference Board Job Loss Risk Index measures the likelihood of layoffs in individual industries, based on factors such as demographics, labor shortages and sensitivity to monetary policy. The Index measures the likelihood of layoffs in individual industries based on several key factors including demographics, labor shortages, and sensitivity to monetary policy.

Nava Benefits, an outcome-driven benefits brokerage announced the launch of its member experience offering. The solution simplifies key aspects of the employee benefits journey, from open enrollment to member support and benefits communication, the company said.

Equus, a workforce management technology provider, and Vialto Partners, a provider of services supporting cross-border employee mobility, announced a strategic alliance to help companies “drive value” for talent mobility programs. The companies said the combination of Equus’ technology for workforce mobility and Vialto’s global service capabilities will help with reporting, transparency and thought leadership, while assisting end-to-end productivity gains for employees and program managers. 

On-demand job marketplace Wonolo partnered with GigEasy, a benefits platform for independent workers that helps with insurance packages. GigEasy provides workers who use the Wonolo platform access to a number of portable benefits–including health, dental, vision, and rent protection–that workers will be able to maintain regardless of the services they provide and the jobs they work.

DailyPay co-founders Jason Lee and Rob Law raised $10 million in a pre-seed round for Salt Labs, their new loyalty and payments technology company.

Talent solutions technology company Nexxt welcomed Dwaine Maltais as its chief strategy officer. Prior to joining Nexxt, Maltais served as senior vice president of product and strategy at Jobvite.

Last Week’s Top News

Oracle Sees Closer Role Between Technology Vendors, Customers

HR budgets are tightening while the expectations of effectively supporting the changing workforce continue to grow. So as 2023 proceeds HR remains under the gun to do more with less. Oracle is pitching itself as a solution for companies that want technology vendors to be more like partners who will help them navigate changing economic and social issues on their way to addressing workforce needs. Read more.

Paycom Launches Global HCM Solution to Meet Rising Demand

Paycom Software announced its latest product offering, Global HCM, which allows businesses, as well as and their domestic and international employees, to manage their HR needs within a single, relatively straightforward system. Read more.

HR Teams Are Spending 25% More Time on Talent Acquisition

Ongoing changes to the economy and labor market are pressuring organizations’ approaches to talent acquisition. TA teams that do not adapt to these rapid shifts risk structural misalignment increased stress and burnout as talent pools shrink and candidate behaviors change, according to McLean & Company, a researcher and industry consultant. Read more.

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