Recruiting Industry News Roundup from January 2021

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Recruiting Industry News Roundup from January 2021

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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

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  • We've also launched the #NoResumeRequired initiative to help 100,000 people get back to work, with the help of free video resumes and our partner companies. Click here to learn more.
  • is partnering with Proactive Investors to expand investor outreach through new video and media content.
  • is launching the Academy, a new virtual training program designed to help career-changers break into recruiting. Check out the interview with CEO Evan Sohn to learn more:

Recruiting Industry Investments / M&A Activity

  • Syndio, an analytics platform that helps companies identify and close discriminatory pay gaps, raises $17.1 million. (source)
  • Resume validations platform AccuChain receives an undisclosed amount of funding from Vertex Partners. (source)
  • Employment-screening services Global HR Research and Employment Screening Services, LLC, complete merger. (source)
  • Salesforce invests in Darwinbox, an India-based developer of HR software. (source)
  • Learning Technologies Group PLC acquires performance management software provider Reflektive. (source)
  • Private equity group TPG gets a majority stake in HR software startup Greenhouse with a $500 million investment. (source)
  • Temporary work marketplace Iziwork raises $43 million. (source)
  • Benefits administration and HR software provider Employee Navigator raises $34 million. (source)
  • Executive search firm ZRG acquires Turnkey Search, a leading recruitment firm in the sports industry. (source)

Must-Read Reports

  • The American Staffing Association reports that staffing jobs rebounded in January, and nearly 60 percent of staffing firms report increased temporary and contract employment. (source)
  • Bain, Nvidia top Glassdoor's annual Best Places to Work list for 2021. (source)
  • One of COVID-19's (few) silver linings: the accelerated adoption of new employee well-being trends, according to Wellable's 2021 Employee Wellness Industry Trends report. (source)
  • The fifth annual Global Energy Talent Index finds job security is low in the energy sector. (source)
  • Randstad releases 2021 salary guide. (source)
  • The 2020 Candidate Experience (CandE) report explores how companies are building engaging candidate experiences in an unprecedented era. (source)
  • iHire's third annual US Job Industry Recap & Outlook Report takes a closer look at the most popular job titles, most desired skills, and the top hiring industries of 2020. (source)

Company News

  • MassPay rebrands to MP: Wired for HR. (source)
  • PayDay Payroll Resources gets its own rebrand, too, becoming PayDay Employer Solutions. (source)
  • New industrial search firm Better Than Found specializes in professional and executive talent in manufacturing, engineering, and construction. (source)
  • Outmatch announces Outmatch Foundation, an employee-led foundation that aims to make career and educational resources more accessible to traditionally underrepresented groups. (source)
  • HR Acuity launches empowER, a professional community for employee relations practitioners. (source)

Legal/Regulatory News:

  • The US Department of Labor's new ruling on worker classification relaxes the former standards of the FLSA's independent contractor test — but with the Biden administration officially inaugurated, that could change. Best to keep a close eye on federal-level worker classification regulations in the coming days. (source)
  • In fact, a lot could change under the new Biden administration, including revisions of the H1-B visa process, minimum wage hikes, and more. SHRM has a good breakdown of all the ways in HR and recruiting could change under Joe Biden here.

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Written by Miles Jennings

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