Recruiting Industry News Roundup from July 2021

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Recruiting Industry News Roundup from July 2021


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

What's New at

  • acquired the Technology Solutions Division of recruitment technology company Uncubed, bringing the software and team behind Uncubed's talent community and candidate engagement platforms to The acquisition includes Finalist, an online marketplace for sourcing and screening diverse early-professional software and data candidates, and Uncubed's job board technology and candidate engagement platform, which includes Mediabistro, the leading job board and professional community for media, content, and creative professionals. Read more about the acquisition here.
  • also reached a new milestone: more than 30,000 members in our on-demand recruiter network. "With over 200 recruiters currently on assignment with our clients, we have seen rapid adoption of our on-demand model, which gives employers on-tap recruiters when they need help hiring," said Evan Sohn, CEO of "We look forward to continuing to increase our percentage of engaged and on-assignment recruiters as grows its client base and opens new verticals."
  • Xuan Smith, who joined following the acquisition of, became the company's new Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Founder and former CTO Ashley Saddul moved into the role of Chief Web Officer. 

Recruiting Industry Investments / M&A Activity

  • Talent acquisition suite SmartRecruiters raises $110 million in Series E funding, hits $1.5 billion valuation. (source)
  • Executive search firm ZRG acquires consulting and advisory firm Walking the Talk. (source)
  • AI-based interview scheduler and hiring experience solution GoodTime raises $9.5 million in Series A funding. (source)
  • Human capital management technology firm isolved acquires predictive people analytics provider TrenData HR. (source)
  • Kirby Bates Associates and Tyler & Company, two search firms focused on the healthcare sector, announce merger. (source)
  • Recruitment CRM Hireology acquires employee referral technology provider EmployUs. (source)
  • Talent platform Instawork raises $60 million in Series C funding. (source)
  • Provider of AI-enabled talent intelligence technology Censia raises $21 million in Series A funding. (source)
  • Inclusion-focused executive hiring platform AboveBoard raises $3 million in seed funding. (source)
  • Elysian Capital acquires executive search firm Eton Bridge Partners. (source)
  • AI technology and solutions firm Veritone acquires AI-enabled recruiting platform PandoLogic. (source)
  • Executive recruiting firm SRI acquires Marquee Search. (source)
  • People analytics platform Perceptyx acquires employee feedback solution Waggl and culture management platform CultureIQ. (source)
  • Sourcing platform WayUp merges with recruitment software company Yello. (source)
  • HR tech startup TestGorilla raises $10 million in seed funding. (source)
  • Jobs marketplace Frontier launches with a $2.8 million investment round. (source)
  • Virtual staffing company Belay receives investment of undisclosed amount from private equity firm Tenex. (source)

Must-Read Reports

  • Great Resignation or not, the majority of U.S. employers plan to add new positions in the second half of 2021, according to Robert Half. (source)
  • Despite recent gains, the hospitality industry is still struggling. Nearly 500,000 of the jobs lost during the pandemic will not return before the year is up, according to a new report from the American Hotel & Lodging Association. (source)
  • Nearly half of unemployed job seekers say they can't find the right jobs in today's market. (source)

Company News

  • Talent solutions provider Aerotek is separating its three specialized business units into three independent operating companies: Aerotek, Aston Carter, and Actalent. (source)
  • Career Club launches new career and networking application Career Club ONE. (source)
  • Recruiting and talent development solutions provider Cappfinity expands to the U.S., launches new pre-interview assessment, Tempo. (source)
  • Eightfold AI and Checkr, Inc., partner to create comprehensive hiring platform. (source)
  • Freelancer management platform Stoke extends payroll and compliance solutions to international employees. (source)

Legal and Regulatory Updates

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Written by Miles Jennings

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