Roundup: Namely, Fuel50 Launch Benefits, Talent Products

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Namely introduced Managed Benefits Pro, a service meant to simplify benefits administration for mid-sized employers. The service includes carrier invoice reconciliation services, Affordable Care Act Consulting and a healthcare concierge.

Fuel50 launched an internal talent mobility tool. FuelMarketplace is built on the company’s automated career framework and AI engine, and is designed to bring flexibility to an organization’s talent strategy through solutions like gig networks and talent-building pipelines.

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Experience platform Kazoo unveiled a team overview dashboard and the expanded the reporting capabilities of its continuous performance management and rewards platforms. The tools provide customers with data on how employees’  participation, engagement and collaboration affect business performance. The updates will also help companies operate with increased remote work.

Remote HR automation company Oyster came out of stealth mode and announced $4.2 million in seed funding. Oyster wants to “reduce friction” involved with hiring an international workforce by providing tools for talent acquisition, payroll and local benefits through a single platform.

Alight launched a product to facilitate emotional, physical and financial wellness for employees. Called Alight Well, the cloud-based platform provides personalized communications, contents and redeemable rewards. It was developed with Mobile Health.

Benefitfocus launched, a new website that provides access to a number of health plans for laid off employees seeking less expensive alternatives to COBRA.

Healthcare job startup Apollo, which matches healthcare professionals with medical facilities seeking immediate shift coverage, is waiving all usage fees for its staffing platform for the next four weeks.

Paychex has “aligned” with online lending providers Biz2Credit, Fundera and Lendio, to help businesses apply for new loans once new funding is made available by Congress. Paychex clients will be able to complete loan applications ahead of time. 

BrightHR launched a media campaign to promote its new Furlough Navigator, which is meant to support UK businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Furlough Navigator lets employers record furloughs, track employees on furlough and for how long, and store related correspondence and job retention claims.

Nudge Rewards launched features designed to help retail, foodservice and hospitality brands reactivate dormant frontline workers. The company said the tools will brands navigate four stages of recovery: recruitment, onboarding, field execution and sustained performance.  

Last Week’s Top Stories

Cornerstone’s LMS Usage Surges as Employees Learn to Work from Home

Cornerstone OnDemand’s LMS saw a notable uptick in usage during March, which the company attributes to organizations transitioning to remote work during the initial weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

Greenhouse Cuts Workforce as Recruiting Remains Unsettled

Greenhouse Software will lay off about 120 employees, or 28 percent of its workforce, as its business feels the impact of the coronavirus. Read more.

Alexander Mann to Launch Hiring Platform for Hourly Workers

Alexander Mann Solutions announced Hourly, a platform that helps employers identify and hire hourly workers. The product, the first which the company has built for itself, offers a mobile-based, conversational-style interface. Read more.

Podcast: Ultimate’s Cecile Alper-Leroux on Employees’ Post-COVID Expectations

“How employers actually reacted in the initial phases of this crisis, will actually have a lot to do with what the world of work will look like because I can’t think about the world of work without first thinking about the people.” Listen here.

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