TAtech Global News Bulletin: Recruitology partners with Tribune Publishing, ClearCompany raises money & SmashFly launches Emerson

Peter Weddle

A weekly summary of trending news & commentary for busy talent acquisition technology execs and professionals.


“A company is only as good as its employees” – anyone trying to hire top talent.

Recruiters say the biggest problem they are faced in today’s market is talent shortage. When a job is posted, it receives over 180 applications per position and of those applications, about four to six candidates make it to the recruiting process, and one is hired. Don’t let these numbers daunt you, in recent years AI has proven to help attract top talent with less hiring time. By constantly learning about your top talent already apart of your organization you can replicate key traits and qualities and hire base on ‘culture add’ rather than ‘culture fit’.”

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Movers & Shakers

David Bernstein has joined AllyO as Head of Partnerships. He will be responsible for creating and executing AllyO’s partner channel strategy.

Andrew Streiter has been named senior vice president of CareerBuilder’s staffing and recruiting group. He most recently served as senior vice president of managed services, overseeing CareerBuilder’s sourcing division.

Bennett Sung has joined AllyO as Head of Marketing. He will apply his expertise in employment branding and HR technology to generate demand at scale and strengthen AllyO’s brand and market awareness.

Job Boards, Social Media Sites & Recruitment Advertising

Symplicity Corporation, a global leader of student employability solutions and an H.I.G. Capital portfolio company, has announced the acquisition of Contratanet, the largest integrated network of career portals for jobs and internships in Brazil. With the acquisition, Symplicity strengthens its operations in the country, offering local support and services Symplicity has more than 20 years of experience in international markets, partnering with institutions and employers to build employability strategies for higher education students, and supporting career offices and university departments. More than 1,300 universities use its career service platform in more than 30 countries, including Brazil. Source; Media Release

Tribune Publishing, owner of the Chicago Tribune, New York Daily News, and several other top media brands, and Recruitology, maker of a leading talent recruitment platform, announced the launch of a new partnership to deliver digital recruitment services. As part of the collaboration, Recruitology will power local job boards for the Tribune Publishing properties, including the Chicago Tribune, Orlando Sentinel, the New York Daily News, Baltimore Sun and others, as well as the Los Angeles Times, and the San Diego Union Tribune. Source: Media Release

VolunteerMatch, the web’s largest volunteer engagement network, and Verified Volunteers, the leading background check platform tailored to the specific needs of the service sector, have partnered to provide greater protection for nonprofits and the populations they serve. Together, VolunteerMatch and Verified Volunteers aim to help organizations minimize risk and safeguard their people, assets and reputation through a high-quality background screening program and access to a library of resources designed to establish screening best practices and improve volunteer management. These screening services are available to all VolunteerMatch organizations including more than 120,000 government agencies, hospices, hospitals, nonprofits and schools. Source: Media Release

Sourcing, Matching, Assessing, Communicating (SMAC) Technology

ClearCompany, a leading recruiting and talent management software solution that helps companies identify, hire and engage more A Players, announced that it has completed a growth capital financing round of $60 million led by Primus Capital. The funds will be deployed to support the company’s strong growth and recently expanded partnership with ADP. With premier solutions for Applicant Tracking, New Hire Onboarding, Performance and Goals and Talent Analytics, ClearCompany is the only talent management software that links company performance data back with hiring, providing clients with an unparalleled and actionable understanding of an A Player profile. Source Media Release

iCIMS Inc., a leading provider of cloud-based talent acquisition solutions, announced that it will receive an investment by Vista Equity Partners (Vista), a market-leading private equity firm that invests in software, data and technology-enabled businesses. Employers leverage iCIMS’ recruiting products as well as its ecosystem of integrated partners to attract, screen and hire talent into their organizations. iCIMS’ consistently strong performance across product innovation, customer satisfaction, growth, and employee engagement make the company an attractive investment opportunity in a large and growing market. Source: Media Release

AI & Machine Learning

SmashFly Technologies, the enterprise recruitment marketing technology firm, announced the launch of Emerson, the first AI-powered recruiting assistant fully integrated into a Smart CRM. Emerson lessens the administrative burdens on recruiters and talent acquisitions teams by automating key aspects of time-consuming and inefficient recruiting workflows. Emerson is also fully integrated with SmashFly’s candidate relationship management (CRM) solution; the instantaneous integration means Emerson automatically creates a new contact record – and tracks every conversation – in a single system of record, creating engaged pipelines of talent for long-term engagement. Source: Media Release

3Pillar Global, a global software and digital product development company, announced that it teamed up with Capango, a mobile-first retail job matching platform that connects job seekers to rewarding opportunities without resumes, to support the company in the launch of their flagship mobile app under the same name. The app, available for iOS and Android, employs machine learning to pair job seekers with employers, bypassing the traditional and time-consuming resume process. The Capango app directs job seekers to tag their “powers” – skills and abilities – and “passions,”- preferences and interests. Applicants can also quickly upload a 60-second video pitch in lieu of a resume. That makes finding the right job easier — and accelerates the interview process for employers. The app’s proprietary algorithm uses machine learning to match qualified job seekers with opportunities that suit their powers and passions. Fittingly for a mobile app, seekers can “swipe right” on job matches they’re interested in. Source: Media Release

TribePad, a tech innovator that aims to advance the recruitment process using software that embraces Artificial Intelligence, has partnered with human resource firm, Randstad. Randstad recently selected TribePad as its preferred applicant tracking system. The two organisations have already successfully delivered outsourced recruitment services to Asda, Ford and the Department for Education, underpinned by TribePad ATS. Source: Media Report

Sneak Preview: Circa 2118: What Will Humans Do When Machines Take Over due out in September 2018. Evoking the clarion call of the 21st century – if you see something, say something – Peter Weddle has penned a stunningly provocative portrait of the rise of super-C machines in the American workplace. Animated by ultra-intelligent, ultra-intuitive, ultra-empathetic technology, these byte-collar workers will cause near universal unemployment among Americans within the next one hundred years. Weddle, however, doesn’t agree with Hollywood. He acknowledges that the period between now and circa 2118 will test the nation’s character – in fact he calls it a Second Middle Ages – but he believes America will not be dominated by machines, but instead be liberated by them.

Industry Standards & Best Practices

Led by Co-Chairs, Thad Price and Richard Collins, TAtech is launching the next phase of the International Working Group on Traffic Quality. Click here to see the Declaration on Traffic Quality produced by the first phase. If you’d like to be a part of this unique group that is setting definitions and standards for online recruitment advertising, please contact Peter Weddle at peterweddle@tatech.org. The Group is open to all publishers worldwide.

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