Roundup: Paylocity Courts Gen Z; Kununu Matches Candidates, Culture

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Paylocity rolled out new features designed to help employers attract and retain Gen Z talent. Includes are on-demand pay, a social collaboration platform and an LMS. The company said Gen comprises 11 percent of its customers’ workforces.

Kununu launched Culture Compass, a feature job seekers can use to better identify and match a company’s culture to their own preferences. Leading up to the launch, kununu collected over 7,500 company culture assessments throughout all markets it is active in, including the U.S., Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

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WorkJam released a new Task Management module that helps employers manage the operations and experience for their frontline workforce. The new functionality enables consistent workflows to field teams, monitors the completion of tasks and audits, aligns training to specific tasks and oversee organizational workload and compliance.

Hiretual added an AI-based healthcare and technology sourcing solution it its platform. Hiretual allows recruiters to source across industry-specific platforms using filters tailored to the skills and expertise of healthcare and technical candidates.

MyAbilities Technologies released JobXweb.com, a digital job analysis database. The database contains more than 50,000 job titles, each with an analysis of the psychosocial, cognitive and physical demands required, in addition to a comprehensive job description.

RecTech Media introduced HR Lancers, a marketplace for gig workers in the HR space. Members can create a free profile to be matched to available gigs in categories such as benefits, compensation, payroll, training, sourcing and recruiting. 

Most hourly workers don’t understand the difference between independent contractors with 1099 status and W-2 employees, according to a survey by on-demand staffing platform Bluecrew. when asked what benefits an independent contractor is eligible for, more than half of the hourly workers, 57 percent, either didn’t know or were unable to accurately identify the distinctions.

LinkedIn signed a 25-year lease for 430,000 square feet of office space at Dublin’s Wilton Park, reports Telecompaper. Construction will start this year and is expected to finish in 2023.

Eightfold.ai hired Celia Poon as its chief financial officer. In the past year, the company reached over $55 million in total funding. Previously, Poon has held financial leadership roles at Wag Labs, Highfive, Zynga and Yahoo.

Washington-based startup JobSync hired David Bernstein as vice president of partnerships and industry Relations. Previously, Bernstein held a similar role at AllyO.

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