Roundup: Return-to-Work Timetables Unclear, Executives Say

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More than a third of executives, 35%, say they’re unsure of when their companies will reopen their workplace. According to the Conference Board, just 60% have consulted workers about their readiness and comfort with returning, and only 5% sat a widely available vaccine would have a significant impact on the timing of return to work. 

DocuSign integrated a chatbot into Facebook’s Workplace to accommodate the onboarding needs of HR, managers and others. Media reports say the tool should be especially useful for onboarding frontline workers who don’t have corporate emails.

This week in HR technology: Executives uncertain about return to work's timing, DocuSign integrates with Facebook, and more. #HR #HRTech Share on X acquired HireVergence, an IT staffing firm focused on cybersecurity. The company said it’s the first time its digital platform has been paired with an existing talent acquisition solutions provider. announced a strategic partnership with Beeline, a provider of management software for the contingent workforce. Beeline customers will have access to a new diversity team at, which will focus on minority-owned, small and independent recruiting firms, the company said. 

Harqen.AI launched a machine learning platform, which reviews interview transcripts through a language analysis to gauge “psychological attributes, levels of enthusiasm, and word clusters that are specific to job types.” The company claims the technology’s hiring decisions almost always align with those of human recruiters.

SilkRoad announced an integration with HireRight, describing the partnership as part of its focus on delivering seamless candidate-to-hire experience. Through the integration, SilkRoad Recruiting and SilkRoad RedCarpet Onboarding clients will be able to initiate background checks and view their status from within the platform.

Modern Hire announced CognitIOn, a “science” embedded in all of its products to help customers use data to provide a better candidate experience.  

CareerBuilder named Leigh-Margaret Stull as chief product officer. Since joining the company’s management team in 2010, Stull has led strategy, R&D and development efforts.

Tyi McCray became Pinterest’s global head of inclusion and diversity. She’ll oversee strategy and programming to foster an inclusive and diverse culture.

Last Week’s Top Stories

Ultimate Software, Kronos Unveil Combined Brand

Ultimate Software and Kronos, who closed their merger in April, unveiled their new corporate identity and began hinting at plans for their combined future. Read more.

New HireVue Feature Takes Aim at Code Test Cheating

HireVue, the provider of video-interview and assessment tools, released a new version of its CodeVue product that help technology managers and recruiters uncover cheating in pre-hire coding tests. Read more.

Limeade Enhances Engagement Tools With Eye on Covid-19

Limeade launched enhancements to help employers improve listening, facilitate onboarding, connect workers with leadership and aid in their return-to-work. The features have been incorporated into the company’s Well-Being, Engagement and Inclusion solutions. Read more.

Podcast: Jobvite Gets Into Data Consulting; Lots of Learning

Jobvite’s launched a service to help recruiting teams use their data, and learning platforms are integrating and adding enhancements. Listen here.

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