Roundup: TikTok Testing Talent Tools; Employees Prioritize Flexibility

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TikTok is testing the idea of offering recruiting tools on its platform. According to Axios, the platform’s approach would help both candidates and employers identify and connect with one another. The job-search platform is separate from TikTok itself. Users can post a TikTok video resume to the site rather than a traditional resume, Axios said. That would allow users to offer an elevator pitch or experience summary in an original way.

More than half, 54%, of employees around the world would consider leaving their job post- pandemic if they’re not afforded some kind of flexibility in where and when they work, according to the EY 2021 Work Reimagined Employee Survey. Some 40% want flexibility in where they work. On average, they’d want to work between two and three days remotely.

This week in #HRTech: TikTok – Yes, TikTok – is testing something that looks suspiciously like a job board. Workers insist on flexibility. And more. #HR Share on X

Disruptions in hiring and a shrinking workforce will lead employers to shift their approach to talent acquisition and talent management, writes Josh Bersin in Human Resource Executive. Bersin says companies will have to take several steps in order to cope with talent shortages, including diversifying their recruitment efforts to incorporate more channels; getting serious about internal mobility; paying attention to retention, employee experience and engagement; developing their own candidates; and diversifying their talent portfolios.

Ceridian will acquire Ideal, a talent-intelligence software provider based in Toronto. The acquisition will “optimize” Ceridian’s talent management product once Ideal’s capabilities are integrated into the Dayforce platform. Besides screening and searching products, the merger will give customers access to Ideal’s Diversity, Equity and Inclusion intelligence system.

ACHNET, an employee development platform, announced its launch in the U.S. market. The platform provides a framework for individuals, career coaches and businesses to collectively improve professional development, career advancement, recruitment and retention using machine learning and AI.  

Qualifi, an on-demand screening platform, raised its first round of institutional capital, a $600,000 pre-seed investment. Qualifi will use the money to grow its business, including sales and marketing and refining the platform to address customer needs. Qualifi enables recruiters to create one-way interview experiences using audio and voice that candidates respond to in a standard phone call. 

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