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Safeguard Global expanded it workforce management and payroll suite. The expansion results from the company’s acquisition of WorkFor Group in May 2019, and offers solutions designed to address the onboarding, management and payroll needs of without their needing to implement additional technologies.
GK Software will embed Kronos Workforce Dimensions into its OmniPOS platform. As a result, front-line retail employees will be able to access the Kronos suite from point of sale terminals and “all GK OmniPOS touchpoints.”In this week's #HRTech roundup: @Safeguard_Global expands its product suite; @GK_Software_USA embeds @KronosInc. #HR #HRTribe Click To Tweet
SHL said it’s partnering with IBM to provide talent assessments to employers around the world and provide a transition path for Kenexa Assessment clients. The company said it will provide IBM Kenexa Assessment test materials, in addition to its own assessments portfolio, through its Talent Central platform.
Absorb Software added new machine learning capabilities to its platform to provide context-based search that will help learners find information more quickly. The machine learning algorithm was trained using data from more than 1,000 customers and 10 million learners, and is designed to recognize not only user patterns, but also patterns across industries.
Paycom Software updated the data-entry and task figures of its Direct Data Exchange usage management analytics tool. DDX is designed to provide insights into efficiencies gained by employee use of HR technology.
CEIPAL acquired Zoniac, an ATS platform for recruiting and consulting firms. The company said the acquisition will create a larger, more experienced software engineering team to support its world-wide growth efforts.
MyWorkChoice, a contingent workforce solution based in Cornelius, N.C., closed a growth funding round of $3 million, led Mallard Capital’s Jeffrey Leck. The company said it expanded into eight states in the last quarter and signed new customers including Shutterfly, Nordstrom, DeWalt and Fossil Group.
Retail-job platform Capango launched a video chat feature that allows job seekers to engage with recruiters within its mobile app. Recruiters can arrange video interviews once the system’s algorithm has sorted and prioritized best-fit candidates, the company said.
TimeClock Plus has divided its president and CEO roles, bringing on Eric Thurston as chief executive while Ernie Nabors continues as president. Nabors is a 20-year employee of the company. Thurston was most recently president and CEO of Personify, a technology provider for nonprofits.
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