Roundup: Remote Work, Remote Recruiting Continue to Grow

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More than three-quarters, 77%, of HR leaders expect the shift toward remote work to continue, even a year after COVID-19 substantially subsides. The Conference Board said U.S. workers should brace themselves for more permanent, sometimes painful changes at their organizations as some executives prepare to make long-lasting changes, including layoffs and restructurings.  

Yello unveiled upcoming virtual recruiting tools designed to help companies recruit college students despite the uncertainties surrounding this fall’s recruiting season. The company expects the enhancements to be available later this summer, giving teams enough time to implement them before the season begins.

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HotSchedules began rolling out an in-app health survey for restaurant and hospitality employers. The survey prompts employees to answer a series of health questions before arriving for their shift to help operators consistently determine if they’re healthy enough to interact with guests and other employees.

Lili, a banking app designed for freelance workers, raised a $10 million seed funding. The round was led by Group 11, with participation from Foundation Capital, AltaIR Capital, Primary Venture Partners and Torch Capital. Funds will be used to build out the platform further and expand the product, marketing and operations teams.

CEIPAL, a platform for staffing company operations, partnered with InfoMart to augment CEIPAL’s background screening process. This integration will help staffing industry professionals screen and verify qualified candidates as quickly as CEIPAL’s ATS finds them.

SHL launched its Technology Hiring Solution, designed to help customers automate and scale their tech hiring process. The product combines assessment and the AI technology of the company’s recently acquired Aspiring Minds and allows for a more detailed evaluation of candidates.

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.

Recruiting technology firm XOR launched a Chrome extension that allows recruiters to send campaigns and engage candidates with chat-bots from their ATS. The feature helps users send and schedule WhatsApp messages through XOR, in addition to text messages and emails.

Freelancer marketplace CareerGig announced that it will launch an initial set of offerings on June 15. The launch will include a set of insurance benefits for freelancers and assessments and background checks employers can provide to contractors. CareerGig’s marketplace is scheduled to launch in mid-summer.

Rewards platform Bonusly received $9 million in Series A funding in a round led by Access Venture Partners, joined by Next Frontier Capital, Operator Partners and existing investor FirstMark Capital.

Last Week’s Top Stories

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.

Workday, Salesforce Partner to Aid Employers’ Return to Work

Workday will offer a new integration with Salesforce to help joint customers plan for the safe reopening of their workplaces in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

SocialChorus Shifts Focus to Organizational Change

SocialChorus has expanded its platform’s capabilities and is repositioning itself as a tool for organizational change rather than a purely internal communications solution. Read more.

Q&A: Compensation Data, Value and Post-Pandemic Planning

We spoke with CEO Kent Plunkett, CCP, about why compensation data matters, his company’s business, and how both will evolve in the post-pandemic world.  Read more.

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