Roundup: Xoxoday Partners With Workato; CandidateX Launches Platform

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Xoxoday partnered with Workato, an automation and integration platform, to create hyper-personalized automated employee and customer rewards and recognition programs for its clients. With the addition of Workato’s iPaaS capabilities, Xoxoday will be able to integrate its platform with several systems, including HR systems, productivity tools, survey tools and communication platforms. The company said this will allow their customers to integrate Xoxoday Plum into their existing workflows and deliver personalized reward experiences to reward and recognize employees, customers and partners.

CandidateX, a UK-based startup and DEI hiring company, launched its platform to help tackle the issue of recruitment bias in the labor market. According to the company, CandidateX is looking to address this problem by putting the candidate experience at the forefront of the hiring process. As such, it is fostering a community of like-minded candidates who are unified in their ambition to connect with inclusive employers committed to unbiased hiring.

ELB Learning, a learning and development service provider, announced its investment in the integration of AI solutions into its products. The company’s new VR offering, CenarioVR, provides an AI Wizard that creates digital 360-degree images. The company hopes it will enable employees to practice skills and problem-solving in a safe, controlled environment.

Mobile communication application theEMPLOYEEapp launched its new microlearning platform. According to the company, Microlearning is an educational strategy that breaks down concepts into short (three to five minute) segments. With the new platform the company hopes to help employers find convenient ways to communicate with workers wherever they are with vital information to help them succeed at their jobs.

Airspeed, a platform focused on connecting and celebrating employees – announced a $5 million seed round led by Greylock Partners and Venrock with participation from Salesforce Ventures, Next Play Ventures, and a number of notable CEOs and executives as angel investors. In addition to the capital raise, Airspeed secured a $2.5 million debt line through Western Technology Investment.

Degreed announced Sandeep Beotra as its new chief financial officer. Beotra takes on the role with over 25 years of experience, including previous role as CFO of LG Ads.

Last Week’s Top News

Lever Aims New Functionality at ‘Next Generation’ of Talent 

Employ Inc.’s Lever launched Candidate Texting, a new SMS tool designed to streamline candidate communication and improve engagement for talent acquisition teams. Candidate Texting is designed to help recruiting teams manage their candidate pipelines and overcome common communication challenges, such as improving response rates and overall time-to-hire. Read More.

Eightfold AI Launches Skills-Based Talent Planning

Eightfold AI announced skills-based talent planning is available through Eightfold Talent Planning, a solution to assist organizations in analyzing, forecasting and future-proofing their workforce by assessing skills and resourcing gaps in real-time. The company said this is an effective way to reduce the risk of disruptive reorganizations and weather industry shifts. Read More.

GoCo’s Spring Release Adds Geofencing, Document Features

GoCo announced product enhancements and new features, which the company hopes will add more flexibility to its solutions and further its vision of modernizing the HR experience. The features include time tracking geofencing, AI-powered document creation, an updated workflow UI and embedded payroll. Read More.

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