Roundup: Salesforce Launches Survey Tools; Jobvite Expands TA Framework

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Salesforce launched a suite of survey tools to help businesses collect real-time feedback data from employees and customers. Called Feedback Management, the tools are integrated into Salesforce and compiles information from multiple channels.

Jobvite expanded its EVOLVE talent acquisition framework to provide employers with a more “holistic” assessment of their TA operations. The idea is to drive consensus, increase efficiency and identify specific actions to take in order to align people, processes, and technology. 

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EdCast launched new career pathing and internal mobility solutions, including skills assessments and talent marketplace integrations with other talent platforms. The tools help HR and hiring managers address internal mobility and talent management questions, and guide employees to help address their upskilling needs, the company said.

Learning platform OpenSesame will deliver courses through SumTotal’s talent development platform. The integration will make it easier for employers to offer learning content to dispersed workforces, and expands SumTotal’s library of training content to include a wider selection of language options and formats.

Paylocity added a new tool, Ask an Expert, to its Community engagement and collaboration module. The feature provides an area where employees can ask questions on topics such as payroll, benefits or technology support and receive answers more quickly.

Recruiting software provider Hiretual raised $13 million in Series B financing in a round led by Oceanpine Capital. The investment brings the company’s total funding to $23 million. The company’s technology uses AI to refresh and ATS’s candidate profiles with information from the open web.

Workforce Management Software Group has rebranded itself to CommunityWFM. The company said the new names highlights its focus on keeping everyone involved in the workforce management process connected.

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