Roundup: Salesforce Launches Return-to-Work Package

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Salesforce announced, a suite of tech solutions and resources designed to help businesses reopen safely, and re-skill their workforce. includes solutions for both the private and public sectors, including employee wellness assessment, shift management, contact tracing, emergency response management, and grants and volunteer management.  

Dice is offering six months of free services to U.S. hospitals in need of technology professionals with healthcare experience. Industry employers will have access to the website’s database of candidates, as well as the ability to post jobs. Among the biggest needs of healthcare organizations are skills in electronic medical records, healthcare administration and mainframe technologies, Dice said.

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More talent acquisition teams, 84 percent, are adapting their processes to the world of remote work, according to a survey conducted by Jobvite. About 46 percent are posting more on social media to advertise jobs, while 58 percent are using social media to promote their employer brand and connect with candidates. Only 8 percent are using chatbots for initial screening.

Learning platform Degreed announced a partnership with video cloud provider Kaltura. The company said the partnership will help learning teams and HR create and curate videos, and insert them into both self-directed and structured training experiences. The companies have already implemented this integration for a number of mutual clients. 

iCIMS launched clause management capabilities within iCIMS Offer, its tool to help recruiters manage the job-offer process. Clause management will allow to more easily manage pre-approved verbiage across multiple offer-letter templates. The package includes defined workflows, templates and e-signature capabilities.

First Advantage announced its Virtual Drug Test. The test will speed the process of getting people back to work, the company said, by eliminating delays related to lab scheduling, travel times and social distancing. It uses a mouth swab that can be conducted over video chat.

Alexander Mann Solutions announced the AMS Virtual Internship Platform, a new product designed to support virtual internship programs. The platform provides a streamlined candidate journey and framework for designing an internship program using systems and content employers already have, or helps them add new modules to fill any gaps.

Topia closed $15 million in Series D funding, bringing its total raised to more than $100 million. The funds will be used for product and go-to-market activities, the company said.

Last Week’s Top Stories

Facebook Says Workplace App is Uniquely Positioned To Aid Remote Work

Facebook added features to its Workplace app in a bid to help companies support their employees and improve communication in the new world of remote work. The company believes its history building consumer products puts in a unique position to help employers develop and maintain their culture across a distributed workforce. Read more.

CFOs Grow Increasingly Cautious About Reopening Workplaces

CFOs seem to be more cautious about reopening their businesses than many governors are about reopening their states. As some jurisdictions contemplate lifting stay-at home orders and encourage companies to open their doors, corporate leaders see the path to recovery as being increasingly complex, lengthy and expensive. Read more.

Cornerstone’s LMS Usage Surges as Employees Learn to Work from Home

Cornerstone OnDemand’s LMS saw a notable uptick in usage during March, which the company attributes to organizations transitioning to remote work during the initial weeks of the COVID-19 pandemic. Read more.

Podcast: Ultimate’s Cecile Alper-Leroux on Employees’ Post-COVID Expectations

“How employers actually reacted in the initial phases of this crisis, will actually have a lot to do with what the world of work will look like because I can’t think about the world of work without first thinking about the people.” Listen here.

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