Roundup: Oracle Adds Skills Capabilities; GR8 People Unveils New Features

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Oracle HCM added a solution to help organizations understand, manage and grow their workforce’s skills. Oracle Dynamic Skills gives HR and business leaders a comprehensive view of the skills within their workforce in a bid to help them attract, develop and grow employees with the right skills. The module includes Skills Nexus, a database of record that provides organizations with a view of employee skills across their workforce; Skills Advisor, a recommendation engine that identifies what skills employees should learn, what skills organizations should hire for in specific roles, and which candidates have the right skills for open positions; and Skills Center, a personalized portal for employees to update their skills, find new roles and engage with learning resources.   

GR8 People announced new features for its G2 High Performer Enterprise Talent CRM. The GR8 CRM messages candidates through automated lead journeys, driven by activities and status transitions. Each lead journey consists of pre-defined messages that assess qualifications, interest and availability to deliver lists of actionable candidates to recruiters.

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Oyster, an HR platform for distributed companies, closed a $50 million Series B funding round led by Stripes and with the continued participation of Emergence Capital and the Slack Fund, along with the addition of Avid Ventures.

CareerBuilder said it earned Workday Certified Integration status, becoming the first job board to be certified for the HCM platform’s partner marketplace. The integration is meant to remove points of friction for both recruiters and candidates, and create a simplified application process.

Recruiting platform dotin launched the PerFit-Diversity and Inclusion module, which is designed to compile insights related to gender and ethnic diversity. The company calls the module a “DEI barometer” that helps employers create plans to address diversity gaps without using personally identifiable information.

Workterra released a next generation UI designed to provide employees with a simplified, personal benefits enrollment process. Its approach includes workflow-based navigation, personalized employee communication and an easy access forms library.  

Spark by EdCast and the University of Phoenix will provide SMBs and individuals with access to the university’s course content in business, technology and healthcare. Spark users will receive special pricing on multiple courses as well as degree and certificate options from the university’s catalog.

Pequity, a compensation platform that helps companies create fair and competitive compensation programs, closed a Series A round of $19 million, led by Norwest Venture Partners. Pequity automates and centralizes workflows and helps create compensation programs based on real-world industry ranges, market trends and internal peer compensation.

EverythingBenefits launched a leave of absence management solution that automates processes and helps employers cope with compliance issues surrounding absence management.  EverythingBenefits LOA is designed to support the needs of larger organizations and PEOs that tend to have a distributed, multi-state and diverse workforce, the company said. 

SHRM has standardized on Qualtrics as its experience management platform for both employees and members. The partnership will help SHRM and its members make data-driven decisions based on evolving employee needs.

Beeline said it’s closing out the first half of 2021 with double-digit revenue growth, which it attributes to its launch of its extended workforce platform in March.

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