Roundup: Willis Towers Watson Partners on Pay Disparity Solution

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Willis Towers Watson entered into an agreement with HR analytics platform provider Syndio to create a solution designed to better enable organizations to address issues related to pay equity and fair pay. The product will combine WTW’s expertise in human capital advisory, data and software with Syndio’s technology, which based on a vetted methodology and aimed at eradicating pay disparities.

RigUp, which says it’s the energy industry’s largest marketplace for on-demand services and skilled labor, raised a $300 million Series D round led by Andreessen Horowitz. RigUp’s platform matches contract workers with energy companies operating in the upstream, renewables, midstream and downstream sectors. In 2019, the company expects to exceed $2 billion in gross service volume on its platform, more than a 200 percent increase from 2018.

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PDS upgraded its Vista HCM platform. The most notable enhancement are new features that allow increased interaction between employees across the organization. Other updates were made to the Vista Recruiting solution, in managing employment and payroll history data, and in modifying workflows.

Recruitment technology company Talenya completed a $6.5 million funding round led by Ibex Investors. The company plans to use the funds to expand its R&D and sales operations. Talenya develops bots that serve as “virtual recruiters” that gather information from hundreds of online sources.

meQuilibrium launched Collaborate, a machine learning HCM module that enables “active collaboration” between team members and managers. Collaborate integrates into meQuilibrium  intelligence to address skill gaps, connect employees who need coaching with co-workers and supply people analytics to operational leaders.

Ascentis launched the NT8000 “smart” time clock. The device provides employees with access to their information when access to desktop computers or the HR office is limited, the company said. Additionally, it offers multi-language support as well as biometric and badge (proximity or HID) reader capabilities.

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