Recruiting Industry News Roundup from October 2021

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Recruiting Industry News Roundup from October 2021


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

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Recruiting Industry Investments / M&A Activity

  • HR services giant Randstad USA acquires Cella, a staffing and consulting firm focused on creative, marketing, and digital professionals. (source)
  • ManpowerGroup completes its previously announced acquisition of IT services provider ettain group. (source)
  • Cornerstone OnDemand goes private with acquisition by Clearlake Capital Group. (source)
  • WeWork officially goes public. (source)
  • Korn Ferry enters into an agreement to acquire professional search firm Lucas Group. (source)
  • Payroll and HRIS provider GTM Payroll Services acquires outsourced HR services firm Pinnacle Human Resources, LLC. (source)
  • Proactive hiring platform GEM raises $100 million in Series C funding. (source)
  • Workforce management platform PRO Unlimited acquires direct sourcing solution WillHire. (source)
  • Immigration services provider Envoy Global receives investment from Palladium Equity Partners, LLC. (source)
  • Talent management software provider Acendre acquires applicant tracking and onboarding software Vacancy Filler. (source)
  • Business management solutions provider Priority Software acquires time and attendance software provider Ovdimnet. (source)
  • HR platform Hibob receives $150 million in Series C funding. (source)
  • HR Path and PlusHR Group merge. (source)
  • The Mom Project, which provides resources to help mothers return to the workforce, raises $80 million in Series C funding. (source)
  • HR management platform Buk raises $50 million in Series A funding. (source)
  • Equitable hiring platform BrightHire raises $20.5 million in Series B funding. (source)
  • Tech-focused recruiting company Hunt Club raises $10 million in Series A funding. (source)
  • Online temporary staffing platform Wonolo raise $138 million in growth funding. (source)
  • HR case management company HR Acuity receives $47 million investment from K1 Investment Management. (source)
  • Remote hiring startup Deel raises $425 million in Series D funding. (source)
  • Software-engineer screening tool Karat raises $110 million in Series C funding. (source)
  • Professional community platform Ladder launches new mobile app and raises $3.7 million. (source)

Must-Read Reports

  • Grant Thornton's State of Work in America finds employees want flexibility more than raises. (source)
  • Hybrid work will remain a permanent fixture when the threat of COVID-19 finally passes, according to XpertHR's Flexible Work Policies and Practices Survey. (source)
  • The Beamery Talent Index says half of workers are looking for new jobs. (source)
  • Axonify's State of the Fontline Work Experience report finds 45 percent of frontline workers have decided to quit. (source)
  • The recruiting profession experienced explosive growth in 2021, according to new data from Top Echelon. (source)
  • In West Monroe's Quarterly Executive Poll, 75 percent of executives say they're bullish on the U.S. economic recovery. (source)

Company News

  • Talent group Phaidon International launches Larson Maddox subsidiary for regulatory and legal talent. (source)
  • Interview platform interviewIA announces new freemium software model. (source)
  • Former Caldwell leaders launch new executive search firm Artico Search. (source)
  • AI-driven talent development platform Eightfold AI announces two new partnerships: one with Heidrick & Struggles and one with Tata Consultancy Services (source, source)
  • Equifax workforce solutions announces new integration with HCM tech platform isolved. (source)
  • Live Recruit debuts new version of its virtual hiring event platform. (source)
  • Talent acquisition platform Avature launches recruitment marketing capabilities for WeChat. (source)
  • Greenfield Staffing Software and Timerack, Inc., form long-term strategic partnership. (source)
  • Resume-sharing platform C-Suite CV Secure ranks America's Top 99 retained search firms. (source)
  • Talent acquisition platform HiringSolved announces new product release featuring new pattern predictions and an AI-powered recruiting assistant. (source)
  • Former NFL player James Hasty launches Eneje search firm with goal to eliminate racial disparities in sports hiring. (source)
  • Top Echelon Software releases new Network Candidates sourcing tool. (source)
  • Talent acquisition firm Find Great People joins the International Executive Search Federation. (source)

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Written by Miles Jennings

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