Recruiting Industry News Roundup from December 2020

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Recruiting Industry News Roundup from December 2020

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Welcome to Recruiter Roundup, where we take a monthly look at the most exciting recruiting and HR industry news.

What's New at

  • We're pleased to announce the launch of Recruiter Platform 2.0, a significant upgrade to our Job Market Platform including new AI/video features, a new design, new tech infrastructure, new ways to surface data, and new ways to engage with the Job Market. Read more about it here.
  • Group, Inc., entered into a binding letter of intent to acquire OneWire, a leading SaaS-based recruiting and software platform focused on the financial services sector.
  • COO Miles Jennings forecasts the biggest recruiting trends for 2021, including increased use of on-demand recruiting, advances in AI, and more. He also dropped by Proactive to talk about Recruiter Platform 2.0.
  • CEO Evan Sohn appeared on CNBC to discuss the Recruiter Index® for the seventh consecutive month. Hear more about the findings from November 2020 below:

Recruiting Industry Investments / M&A Activity

  • Staffing leader Kelly Services acquires executive search firm Greenwood/Asher & Associates. (source)
  • Recruitment tech company VONQ acquires HR tech company IGB. (source)
  • TestGorilla, a provider of pre-employment testing software, raises $1.2 million. (source)
  • Paylocity, a provider of HR and payroll software, acquires team collaboration solution Samepage. (source)
  • RPO firm Cielo acquires talent acquisition consulting company Talent Function. (source)
  • Data-driven HR management platform Hibob raises $70 million in Series B funding. (source)
  • Executive search firm 20/20 Foresight acquires retained search form Saenger Associates. (source)
  • Private equity investor Horizon Capital simultaneously acquires payroll outsourcing provider TopSource and employer-of-record solution PEO Worldwide, forming a "new employment compliance group." (source)

Must-Read Reports

  • Hiring outlooks for Q1 2021 have improved in APAC and the Americas, according to ManpowerGroup. (source)
  • The ASA Staffing Index found that staffing jobs reached a 10-month high in November. (source)
  • Syndio finds systemic racism can lead to lifetime pay inequities of close to $1 million. (source)
  • Reflektive's HR Trends Report finds 74 percent of respondents have made changes to their performance evaluations processes in the wake of COVID-19. (source)
  • Glassdoor identifies the five most compelling workplace trends for 2021. (source)
  • Talview's Global Remote Hiring Trends 2021 Survey finds 80 percent of respondents have gone fully remote with hiring and interviewing. (source)
  • PayScale looks at the hottest jobs and highest-paying skill sets in 2020. (source)

Company News

  • Table HR, an outsourced HR company specializing in the hospitality industry, announces its official launch. (source)
  • E-Hired becomes the first career services platform accredited by the Middle States Association – Commission on Elementary and Secondary Schools. (source)
  • Split placement network NPAworldwide adds 13 new firms to its network. (source)
  • People Element releases the newest version of its employee experience platform. (source)
  • The Sieve launches HR productivity tool, starts open call for beta users. (source)
  • High-volume recruiting platform Fountain launches a new mobile app. (source)
  • AspireHR and WorkForce Software form strategic partnership. (source)
  • The Leadership Science Institute adds new "HR Coach" certification. (source)
  • Randstad RiseSmart announces new FirstLook solutions to help recruiters and enterprises match jobs to internal and external candidates. (source)
  • SHRM's ParagonLabs announces the Better Workplaces Challenge Cup, which gives startups a chance to present tech innovations directly to HR and business professionals from around the country. (source)
  • eQuoo launches updated version of its emotional fitness app. (source)
  • Appcast announces premium service aimed at helping enterprises manage digital job advertising campaigns. (source)

Legal/Regulatory News:

  • With COVID-19 vaccines starting to roll out, the EEOC announces that US employers can mandate vaccination for employees in most cases. (source)
  • After months of deadlock, the US federal government finally approved a second stimulus package. Employers should get acquainted with that the new legislation means for them. (source)

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