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CodeSignal Launches New Technical Assessment Solution, Certify

CodeSignal, a technical assessment platform dedicated to helping companies #GoBeyondResumes in tech recruiting, announced the official launch of its new coding assessment solution, Certify. Previously, Certify was available only to select customers and is now available for widespread use following a rigorous trial period by a select group of users who have had tremendous success using the solution over the past few months. Certify is the first technical assessment product that can be used at the very top of the hiring funnel allowing talent acquisition professionals and engineering managers to request and compare unbiased and easy-to-understand assessment results at scale to make data-driven hiring decisions.

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Haley Marketing Group Launches Major Web Accessibility Initiative for Staffing Sites

Haley Marketing, the largest website development, social and content marketing firm serving the temporary staffing and executive recruiting industries, has launched a major initiative to make its Starter Websites, Custom Websites and Job Board (career portal) software products more accessible for people with disabilities. Changes have been made to improve user experience, while helping to keep Haley Marketing’s clients compliant with The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). They are updating all Starter Sites and Custom Sites to comply with WCAG 2.0’s Level A and Level AA success criteria and are also releasing a new version of their Job Board (Career Portal) product which has been updated and enhanced to be fully compliant when used on a compliant website.

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Jobiqo joins forces with Russmedia International

Russmedia International Est (RMI) has acquired 50.1% of Jobiqo, founded in 2011, from founder Klaus Furtmüller, who will continue as minority shareholder and Managing Director. Remaining shareholders and long-time Jobiqo employees, Martin Lenz (Chief Executive Officer), Klaus Purer (Head of Technology Operations) and Matthias Hutterer (Head of Development & Innovation) will stay on and assume further responsibilities. As Furtmüller explains, “The Job board sector is where we are founded and gives us an incredible grounding to expand our product offer into Professional Associations, Personnel Service Providers and Employer career sites. Our solution was always built to provide a better candidate experience yet stay flexible in the ever-changing world of online recruiting.”

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Energy Job Market RigUp Raises $300 Million Series C

RigUp, the energy industry’s largest marketplace for on-demand services and skilled labor, has raised a $300 million Series D round led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) with participation from existing investors, including Founders Fund, Bedrock Capital, and Quantum Energy Partners. New investors include Baillie Gifford and Brookfield Growth Partners. David George, general partner at Andreessen Horowitz, will join RigUp’s board, Founded in 2014, RigUp now has more than 300 employees across the United States. RigUp’s platform matches contract workers with energy companies operating in the upstream, renewables, midstream, and downstream sectors looking to efficiently source and manage skilled trade labor. In 2019, RigUp will exceed $2 billion in gross service volume on its platform, more than a 200% increase from 2018.

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SwoopTalent Launches Deep Learning for Talent

SwoopTalent, the award-winning enterprise talent data as a service platform, announced the general availability of embedded cross-stack machine learning for HR and talent, allowing employers to identify their best talent, and to power rich process automation. Layered on the SwoopTalent data lake and working inside your ATS, HRMS and other systems, SwoopTalent automatically connects and manages every talent dataset you can think of. It is an AI-powered platform that sits between and behind every other system in your entire HR Tech stack, giving you a data management layer, connectivity and machine learning across your entire stack. The first two applications of this Deep Learning are Match, which ranks the best matches to your jobs, and Automate, which allows you to connect talent processes across disparate systems via the SwoopTalent data lake.

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Talenya – The AI Technology Recruitment Company, Completes $6.5 Million Funding Round Led by Ibex Investors

The recruitment technology company – Talenya Inc. – completed a $6.5M round of funding. The round was led by Ibex Investors with the participation of two existing VC investors: Lool Venture and Gal Ventures. The other participants include East Wind Capital, Arc NY, and several existing angel investors. Talenya plans to use the investment funds to expand its R&D and sales operations. The company has developed bots, powered by artificial intelligence (AI), which serve as virtual recruiters capable of locating suitable talent for open roles by gathering and processing information from hundreds of online sources. Talenya’s bots are also capable of contacting suitable candidates and inviting them to a job interview on behalf of a prospective employer. Talenya’s technology identifies candidates that traditional tools often fail to identify and can also predict the likelihood that a well-qualified candidate will be open to new job offers. The company’s customers are leading international companies.

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