Recruiting Industry News Roundup from December 2021

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Recruiting Industry News Roundup from December 2021


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

What's New at

  • announced a memo of understanding with Raise Recruiting, under which the companies will work together on a joint partnership that will involve the transfer of certain assets, clients, and services for mutual benefit. Learn more here.
  • announced a partnership with Deel, which brings Deel to the Marketplace and provides Deel clients with a special discount on software. Learn more here.
  • partnered with Revelio Labs to produce Market Trends Analysis: Recruiting Recruiters, a report covering the spike in demand for recruiters at public companies, the average time it takes to recruit a recruiter, and other key trends.
  •'s Mediabistro was named one of the best career sites for 2022 by the New York Post.
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Recruiting Industry Investments / M&A Activity

  • HR solutions provider Workday acquires contingent workforce management vendor VNDLY. (source)
  • Workforce marketplace Jobandtalent raises $500 million in equity investment from Kinnevik and SoftBank Vision Fund 2. (source)
  • AI-driven talent engagement platform Sense raises $50 million in Series D funding. (source)
  • Employee referral platform Intrro raises $2.2 million in funding. (source)
  • Executive talent management platform True acquires Hobbs & Towne, Inc., an executive search firm focused on climate technology and sustainability. (source)
  • Search firm ZRG Partners acquires Brimstone Consulting Group LLC and executive search firm Walter James. (source, source)
  • Workforce management platform Shiftsmart raises $95 million in Series B funding. (source)
  • LGBTQ+ professional networking platform myGwork raises $2.1 million. (source)
  • Recruitment and outplacement firm Felix Global acquires executive coaching and assessment firm Meneley Partners. (source)
  • HR consulting firm HR Path acquires Integra. (source)
  • Recruitment technology firm Textkernel acquires AI-powered recruitment platform Sovren. (source)
  • Interview analytics company Metaview raises $6 million in seed funding. (source)
  • HealthStream, a workforce solutions provider for the healthcare industry, acquires healthcare technology company Rievent Technologies. (source)
  • Hiring intelligence startup Screenloop raises $2.5 million in growth funding. (source)
  • Staffing agency Randstad acquires HR consulting firm Hudson Benelux. (source)
  • Employer services provider PayDay Employer Solutions acquires StarPay Payroll & HR Solutions. (source)
  • HR technology company meQuilibrium receives expansion capital investment from Vistara Growth. (source)
  • HR tech startup Alongside acquires recruitment site CareerBeacon. (source)
  • Talent intelligence platform Searchlight raises $17 million in Series A funding. (source)
  • Executive search firm Heidrick & Struggles agrees to acquire executive search firms RosExpert and WE Partners. (source)
  • Intelligent talent cloud Turing raises $87 million in Series D funding and attains unicorn status. (source)

Must-Read Reports

  • RiseSmart's Labor Market Barometer predicts the talent market will return to normal — or some semblance thereof — in the next six months. (source)
  • Talent Tech Labs releases 10th annual Talent Acquisition Ecosystem report. (source)
  • ManpowerGroup's Employment Outlook Survey finds the majority of employers plan to ramp up hiring efforts in 2022. (source)
  • Talent Board releases 2021 Candidate Experience Benchmark report. (source)
  • The ASA reports staffing employment grew significantly between Q2 and Q3 of 2021, up by 90,600. (source)

Company News

  • Applicant tracking system SmartSearch partners with JobRobotix to bring more automation capabilities to SmartSearch users. (source)
  • Recruitment services firm Betts launches new recruiting platform, Betts Connect. (source
  • HR tech company HiBob announces new centralized PayRoll Hub dashboard. (source)
  • New employer review site JobSage aims to bring more transparency to the hiring process. (source)
  • Executive search firm Frederickson Partners begins new service focused on mission-based organizations. (source)
  • Enterprise hiring platform Modern Hire announces enhanced Automated Interview Scoring feature. (source)
  • High-volume hiring ATS Fountain debuts new Instant Interview and Instant Hire features. (source
  • Consulting firm Korn Ferry announces Korn Ferry Intelligence Cloud, an AI-enabled talent analytics platform. (source)

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Written by Miles Jennings

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