Roundup: PeopleFluent Enhances Platform; Work.com Adds Touchless Tracking

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PeopleFluent announced availability of its next-generation enterprise recruiting solution. PeopleFluent Recruitment offers syndication, SMS capabilities, and CRM and nurture campaigns. There’s also an onboarding module, scheduling tools, and e-signature capabilities, and both live and on-demand video interviewing.

Salesforce’s Work.com added access to Traction Guest, a visitor and employee management solution offering touchless sign-in and registration tools. Traction Guest says it goes “beyond the lobby” to facilitate on-site presence along with data, security and compliance.

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Skillsoft restructured its debt to reduce its obligations to about $585 million and lowering annual cash interest by approximately $100 million. The company expects the restructuring to improve liquidity while minimizing disruptions and avoiding any impact on the workforce.

More than a third of employers, 36%, say speed is their first priority in background screening, according to research from First Advantage. The company said businesses are increasing their reliance on data as they make hiring decisions, and that the rising use of gig and temporary workers has caused a dramatic rise in the use of mobile screening apps.

Jobvite launched the Summer to Evolve, a 12-week series of programs designed to help recruiters and talent acquisition professionals improve their skills. The program’s 45 sessions, all free, include on-demand videos, panel discussions and round-tables. 

Learning platform BenchPrep unveiled BenchPrep Engage, a solution designed to complement its existing BenchPrep Ascend product by allowing training teams to offer modernized programs. Engage offers microlearning, spaced repetition and confidence-based learning to increase engagement and improve retention.  

Digital credentialing firm Credly rolled out Talent Directory. As part of the company’s Acclaim platform, Talent Directory helps employers focus on skills-based sourcing by verifying a candidate’s claimed skills before they apply for a position.

Workplace analytics provider StatusToday said its people analytics platform, Isaak, has been acquired by the Italian HR tech firm Glickon for an undisclosed amount. Glickon will use Issak’s capabilities to enhance its own people analytics tools.

Background-screening firm TazWork announced a new integration with JazzHR. The link offers managers the ability to initiate and manage background checks from within JazzHR’s platform and helps business managers speed up the process of recruiting.

Mobile staffing platform WorkN and engagement solution Sense partnered to streamline mobile communication with candidates and contractors. The companies will work to improve reminders and check-ins, and seek to leverage push notifications for other in-app capabilities.

Last Week’s Top Stories

Google, Slack Seek Beachheads in Enterprise Collaboration

Employers are embracing a variety of tools to facilitate remote work, some of them purpose-designed and others that were basically drafted as solutions. That’s been good news for companies that offer communications and collaboration tools, such as Google and Slack. Read more.

Inappropriate Technology Hampers HR’s Reporting on Pandemic

HR leaders believe their departments lack the tools and skills necessary to accurately track the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on their organization and effectively predict the virus’s workforce and business consequences. Read more.

Salary.com Launches Job Description Manager, ‘Job Architect’

Salary.com launched a tool to help employers organize and manage their job descriptions. Called Job Architect, the tool can be used as a standalone product or as an integrated component of the company’s CompAnalyst platform. Read more.

Podcast: Oracle HCM’s Emily He on the New Dynamics of [Remote] Work

Oracle HCM Senior Vice President Emily He explores how remote work impacts family dynamics, employee communications and technology. Listen here.

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