Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news.
Background check provider HireRight announced an integration with iCIMS that will speed the process of screening candidates. The new Prime Background Screen integration offers employers a more streamlined option to trigger and review background screening requests and results. With it, recruiters can create orders, track progress and view screening results without leaving the iCIMS environment.
First Advantage launched a new verifications process designed to significantly shrink turnaround times. The process, called Verified!, leverages the company’s existing dataset to confirm education and employment information. By reducing turnaround time, the company said Verified! will allow customers to lock in candidates before they move on to other potential opportunities.News in #HRTech: @HireRight integrates with @iCIMS; $200M+ in industry investments. In our weekly #HR #HRTribe Click To Tweet
Employee-relations management platform HR Acuity hired Beth Prunier as senior vice president of sales and Dushyant Zutshi to be vice president of product management. Previously, Prunier was SVP of sales at the career platform WayUp, while Zutshi was head of product management at Vistaar Technologies.
Justworks and Kaiser Permanente announced a partnership to provide SMB employees with expanded access to comprehensive health insurance coverage. Together with its existing relationship with, the deal allows Justworks to provide with a broader range of plans and service across the U.S.
The Summer 2019 release of Lever’s Talent Acquisition Suite includes visibility into diversity metrics, improved collaboration between hiring managers and recruiters, and access to streamlined third-party data. Laura Marino, the company’s senior vice president of product, called the release “one of our most significant product enhancements to date.”
Paycom Software launched Ask Here, a tool designed to provide its clients’ employees with a simple of receiving answers to work-related questions from their employer. The company said Ask Here ensures that all inquiries are addressed and any required actions are taken without follow-up on the part of employees.
Recruiter.com announced a strategic partnership agreement with Censia, operator of a global talent intelligence platform that uses AI to index and analyze some 500 million professionals world-wide.
Pegasus Knowledge Solutions has become a SAS managed services provider. The deal enables PKSI to offer a cloud-based, subscription HR analytics solution that complements corporate HR systems
Enterprise recruiting platform Loxo made available a proprietary database of 510 million prospects across 12 million companies through its recruiting CRM. Called Loxo Source, the new product provides contact information including personal emails, work emails and mobile phone numbers.
The Baltimore-based startup knctrr launched a gig platform that connects companies with freelancers across a range of specialties. The platform is available as a web and mobile app, and is focused on Washington, D.C., Baltimore and surrounding areas.
Lots of Investment
Work-management platform monday.com closed a $150 million Series D round, bringing its total funding to $234.1 million. Sapphire Ventures led the round with participation from Hamilton Lane, HarbourVest Partners, ION Crossover Partners and Vintage Investment Partners. Launched in 2014, monday.com is a centralized hub for all work processes, including those used by HR.
Harver, an Amsterdam-based pre-employment assessment software company, raised $15 million in Series B funding in a round led by Insight Partners.
Talent experience firm Fuel50 raised $14 million in Series B funding in a round led by PeakSpan Capital. The investment will be used to support business expansion and drive additions to the company’s technology.
Truework raised $12 million in Series A financing led by Sequoia Capital. Launched in 2018, the company’s platform integrates with HR and payroll systems to automatically process employment and income requests. Separately, the company said its network has grown to more than 1 million users.
Jobble, a community of on-demand workers, closed an $11 million funding round led by Vestigo Ventures and AXA Venture Partners with participation from Guardian Strategic Ventures and Harlem Capital Partners. Jobble connects 60 million U.S. gig workers with companies offering flexible work opportunities. The investment will be used to expand Jobble’s development team and build out its sales and marketing efforts.
TalentGuard raised $4 million in a Series B round led by LiveOak Venture Partners. The funds will be invested in strategic growth initiatives including global sales and marketing expansion, and the acceleration of product innovation, the company said.
NextStep Interactive, a training startup that helps displaced workers prepare for careers in healthcare, received a $3 million investment from firms including SEI Ventures, JAZZ Venture Partners, Learn Capital’s LearnStart fund, Springrock Ventures, City Light Capital, Frontier Angels and three managing directors of Seattle startup studio Pioneer Square Labs. In late 2018, NextStep, a Pioneer Square Labs spinout, closed a $3.3 million funding round led by JAZZ Venture Partners.
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