Roundup: Upwork, Citrix Partner on Specialized Talent

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Upwork and Citrix Systems expanded their relationship to provide improved access to specialized, flexible talent. Their new offering, Upwork Microapps for Citrix Workspace, is designed to simplify the identification and onboarding of talent by helping employers post jobs and review both proposals and profiles of the candidates who submitted them.

Accenture and ServiceNow formed a business group to help customers accelerate digital transformation and address operational challenges. The companies said the Accenture ServiceNow Business Group represents “a significant multi-million dollar investment” from both firms over the next five years. The group combines professionals from both organizations who have expertise in transformational workflow and platform development, marketing, sales and business development in a number of industries.  

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More than 86% of the businesses surveyed by Association for Talent Development and Upside Learning have increased their use of video in learning over the last five years. Some 91% expect video use to increase between now and 2025. In a report, Video for Learning: Engaging, Reaching, and Influencing, ATD said the movement’s driven by the need to deliver training to dispersed employees, to deliver a consistent message and to meet increased demand for just-in-time learning.

High-volume hiring platform Fountain announced new features that attract and engage applicants as more companies increasingly rely on remote recruiting and hiring. The features include live and on-demand video interviews, a universal talent view, a recruiting chatbot, branded career sites, advanced resume parsing and geolocation.

Sourcing technology provider nextSource and Shortlist Project announced a partnership through which they’ll provide a direct sourcing solution for contingent workers. The partnership pairs nextSource’s employer of record, agent of record, and 1099 certification services with Shortlist’s Freelancer/Workforce Management System.

Syndio’s SaaS product PayEQ can now import employee data directly from Workday HCM. The integration cuts the time necessary for employers to analyze their pay practices, the company said.

TimeClock Plus unveiled a new brand identity to reflect its evolution as a provider of integrated workforce management solutions. Going forward, the company will call itself TCP. 

Achievers completed its acquisition of TemboSocial, a provider of employee feedback and recognition tools.  

People

HR Acuity hired Greg Fraser as chief product officer. He’ll lead the company’s product and platform efforts, including its focus on data and analytics and the development of new solutions. He joined from the travel platform Rocketrip. Before that, he was SVP of product at Investopedia.

Travis Parsons joined Korn Ferry as senior client partner in the firm’s global technology practice, based in Silicon Valley. Previously, he worked for an unnamed executive search firm.

HealthJoy, a “benefits experience platform,” appointed Patricia Pechter, MD, as chief medical officer. HealthJoy uses an AI-powered virtual assistant to help users navigate health benefits. Pechter will oversee clinical care operations and identify new services.

Radiance Technologies added Jamie N. Jones as director of Radiance University, responsible for corporate learning and talent development initiatives. Before joining Radiance, she led HR teams at several defense-technology firms. 

Last Week’s Top Stories

Workday Aims To Build Flexible Workforces with Talent Marketplace

Workday opened up Workday Talent Marketplace, an employee mobility solution that helps workers uncover in-house opportunities when it’s time for a change. The company said the product will help organizations with their employee development and talent allocation efforts. Read more.

SuccessFactors Release Embeds Experience Tools, Refines Learning

SAP SuccessFactors continues to hone its approach to “Human Experience Management,” the idea that experience is central to the implementation of successful HCM and recruiting strategies. Read more.

With Merger Done, UKG Begins to Build a New Business

Ultimate Software and Kronos have been working under their new brand of UKG for just about a month, successfully navigating another step in the merger of two HR technology leaders. However, that step’s simply one of many, and much work remains in order to realize CEO Aron Ain’s vision of a truly unified organization. Read more

Podcast: PeopleGoal Launches Low-Code Platform for HR Apps

The company wants to streamline the development process by putting simple tools into the hands of HR professionals and SMEs who understand how an app will be used in practice. Listen here.

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