Recruiting Industry News Roundup from June 2021

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Recruiting Industry News Roundup from June 2021


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


What's New at

  • is now a publicly traded company on the Nasdaq (NASDAQ: RCRT)! Hear from our founder and COO, Miles Jennings, about what that means for the next stage of's growth.
  • The June 2021 Recruiter Index®, our monthly survey of's network of more than 28,500 independent recruiters and talent acquisition specialists, found that candidates are growing less interested in new job opportunities, spurring many employers to raise salaries and turn to recruiters for help. Chairman and CEO Evan Sohn appeared on CNBC's The Exchange to talk more about the results of the latest Recruiter Index®:

Recruiting Industry Investments / M&A Activity

  • ZipRecruiter goes public through a direct listing on the NYSE. (source)
  • Data-driven HCM Hibob acquires AI-powered workplace relationship analytics platform Cassiopeia. (source)
  • Tech-focused job placement platform Pathrise raises $9 million in Series A funding. (source)
  • Executive search firm ZRG acquires media and entertainment advisory firm Sucherman Group. (source)
  • BrightHire, a video interview platform designed for Zoom, raises $12.5 million in Series A funding. (source)
  • Staffing firm Recruit Gigs acquires Crestaff, LLC, and Restoration Staffing Exchange. (source)
  • Talent marketplace Gloat raises $57 million in Series C funding. (source)
  • AI-driven talent engagement platform Sense raises $16 million in Series C funding. (source)
  • Workforce management solutions providers Airswift and Competentia merge. (source)
  • Freelancer management platform Stoke raises $15.5 million in Series A. (source)
  • Chinese online recruitment platform Kanzhun Limited begins trading on the Nasdaq Global Select Market. (source)
  • India-based professional networking platform Apna raises $70 million in Series B funding. (source)
  • HR tech platform Oyster raises $50 million in Series B funding. (source)
  • Executive search firm RM Nephew & Associates is acquired by private investors, led by holding company CTR Group. (source)
  • Recruiting startup TopFunnel acquires employee referral platform Teamable. (source)
  • Self-described "talent operating system" Beamery raises $138 million in Series C funding. (source)
  • HR analytics platform eqtble raises $2.7 million in seed funding. (source)

Must-Read Reports

  • PeopleReady reports that hospitality-related job postings have exploded, up 58 percent since June of last year. (source)
  • HackerEarth's 2021 Developer Survey finds tech talent prefers virtual hiring to in-person interviews. (source)
  • TopResume finds 69 percent of working mothers who left the labor force during the pandemic don't intend to return to work just yet. (source)
  • Boston Consulting Group CEO Rich Lesser named top CEO of 2021 by Glassdoor's Employees' Choice Awards. (source)
  • U.S. employers report strongest hiring outlook since 2020, according to ManpowerGroup. (source)
  • Staffing employment levels hit their highest point in 2021 so far during June, according to the ASA Staffing Index. (source)
  • Research from Unum finds COVID-19 was the third-leading cause of short-term disability for U.S. workers in 2020. (source)

Company News

  • Former HireVue leader Lance Dai joins Crosschq as head of sales. (source)
  • Financial platform Fundbox partners with job site Indeed to extend funding to small businesses. (source)
  • Executive search firm Hanold Associates launches new retail and luxury goods practice. (source)
  • New candidate referral platform launches. (source)
  • Projekt0708 brings Candidate UI to SAP Store. (source)
  • LaborIQ by ThinkWhy announces new total compensation solution. (source)
  • Checkr launches new expungement solution to help candidates clear their criminal records. (source)
  • Zevix, a new job-matching platform aimed at the legal industry, makes its debut. (source)

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Written by Miles Jennings

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