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Workday is expanding operations into Mexico and named Guillermo Reynoso as the country manager. The company said service partners are available to assist with local deployments. Already, some 350 organizations are using Workday in Mexico.
Employers have resumed recruiting for executive posts, at least in some industries reports the New York Times. Recruiters are most active in technology, healthcare, financial services and consumer packaged goods, but activity among retailers, apparel makers, airlines, hotels and academic institutions is “moribund.”In this week's #HRTech roundup: @Workday opens in Mexico; employers resume hiring executives in some sectors, and more. #HR #HRTribe Click To Tweet
IBM launched Watson Works, a curated product set that embeds Watson AI models and applications to help companies execute return-to-work policies. Watson Works provides insights to help employers plan for workplace re-entry, facilities management, space allocation and other COVID-related priorities.
First Advantage launched two self-assessment solutions designed to help businesses reopen amidst the COVID-19 pandemic. The first, Ready2Work COVID-19 Self-Assessment, is a daily questionnaire that employees can use to document relevant information before arriving at the workplace. The second, Ready2Work Work-From-Home Self-Assessment, helps transition individuals from the office to a work-at-home environment.
Upwork is working with the professional marketplace Business Talent Group to offer on-demand talent across both companies’ networks. As a result, independent professionals on both platforms will gain access to a wider set of clients.
Zellis, which provides HR and payroll software to customers in the UK and Ireland, will build an HCM solution using Microsoft cloud, data and AI technologies. The company said its agreement with Microsoft “represents the next evolution” of its ResourceLink product.
Screening platform provider TazWorks announced a new integration with BambooHR. The integration uses the latest version of the company’s open API, which is designed to make connections easier to develop and more flexible.
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