Roundup: More SMBs Use Recruiting Platforms; Cornerstone’s October Release

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SMBs are making more use of recruiting software, according to a survey from JazzHR and Verified First. However, vendors have a ways to go if they want to satisfy the market. While 60 percent of SMBs use applicant tracking systems, nearly half are unhappy with theirs, the report said. HRWins’ George LaRocque, who co-authored the report, said more SMBs want talent acquisition providers to “integrate with other HR systems and offer more streamlined processes and texting capabilities. The tech solutions that prevail among SMBs will have to deliver on these buyer criteria.”

Cornerstone OnDemand released details of its October 2019 update. They internal career sites, learning apps, an integration with Salesforce, a conversations app and Reporting module enhancements. The company said the new features emphasize “modernizing” engagement.

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Bullhorn has made an additional investment Bullhorn Consulting Services and promoted team leader Melissa Rosen to the role of vice president. The consulting group helps customers implement Bullhorn by providing services in adoption, transformation and enterprise architecture.

Talroo launched an Events product to help large employers and recruitment ad agencies stage hiring events, open houses and career fairs more efficiently. The company said Events will automate messaging and provide candidate volume at a competitive cost-per-registrant, and described it as being ideal for high-turnover industries like warehouse, retail, customer service and healthcare.

Recruiting software provider Lever announced an integration with Zoom that will allow users to schedule and conduct video interviews entirely with the Lever platform. The company said most of its customers already use Zoom in their hiring process, so the integration will improve efficiency and the candidate experience.

HireRight launched Compliance Workbench, a centralized tool designed to help organizations manage compliance obligations in areas with ban-the-box regulations. The company said the tool will help customers stay current on changing legislation and provide options to efficiently meet legal obligations in different jurisdictions.

Analytics firm NICE launched NICE Performance Management, or NPM, a solution that uses analytics to improve organizational performance. The product points supervisors to areas where performance can be improved and helps facilitate personalized, measurable programs aimed at helping employees achieve their objectives.

CEIPAL, a SaaS platform for staffing company operations announced an ATS that uses AI to search, rank, harvest candidates and provide recruiters with chatbot capabilities. In addition, the company is incorporated 75 integrations into the solutions, which the company claims will allow it to access “

Employee referral startup FirmPlay  announced an early access launch in New York City. The company’s goal is to encourage participation by allowing employees to easily sync their contacts from social media, email and other sources and suggest intelligent referrals. FirmPlay also helps recruiters to leverage connected employees for warm email introductions.

Recognition platform Terryberry will release its version 3.0 this fall that will allow its Recognition Mailbox to receive and share success data from almost any source. New features include a built-in form builder to help users customize polls and surveys and capture feedback and suggestions.  

Candidate-matching platform Planted and JazzHR launched an integration that allows mutual customers to automatically receive curated candidates from Planted from within their JazzHR account.   

BambooHR named Brad Rencher to be its CEO. Co-founders Ben Peterson and Ryan Sanders will focus on strategic oversight and direction as co-chairmen of the company’s board of directors. Previously, Rencher was executive vice president and general manager of Adobe’s Digital Experience business unit.

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