Recruiting Industry News Roundup from October 2020

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Recruiting Industry News Roundup from October 2020

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

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Recruiting Industry Investments / M&A Activity:

  • Grata raises $3.2 million in seed funding for its search engine for small and middle-market private companies. (source)
  • Human capital management company Paycor acquires performance management platform 7Geese. (source)
  • Talent experience management company Phenom acquires AI-powered HR tech company My Ally. (source)
  • Special purpose acquisition vehicle (SPAC) Churchill Capital is merging with talent management software company Skillsoft; the combined entity will acquire Global Knowledge Training LLC. (source)
  • Video interviewing software HireVue buys recruitment AI and automation software AllyO. (source)
  • Employee engagement startup Winningtemp raises $17.6 million in Series B funding. (source)
  • AI-powered recruiting startup Findem raises $7.3 million in Series A funding. (source)
  • Following its acquisition of LaunchPad last month, OutMatch is acquiring talent assessment company FurstPerson. (source)

Must-Read Reports:

  • According to an iHire survey, 61.8 percent of workers are thinking about changing careers as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. (source)
  • The Star Conspiracy's Brandscape 2021 finds investments skyrocketing for learning companies but taking a hit for talent companies. (source)
  • Universum's list of the World's Most Attractive Employers unsurprisingly includes Google, Apple, and Amazon, among others. (source)
  • Criteria Corp's 2020 Hiring Benchmark Report surveys the state of hiring in a year of crisis. (source)
  • According to LinkedIn, job seekers are growing increasingly interested in working for small businesses. (source)
  • And yet, BambooHR's Employee Experience Report finds small businesses are struggling to prioritize the employee experience at a time when they need to most. (source)
  • MIT Sloan Management Review and Glassdoor announce the 2020 Culture Champions, including Trader Joe's, HubSpot, and Accenture. (source)
  • We all know that COVID-19 changed the talent acquisition landscape, but Alexander Mann Solutions is taking a deep dive into what, specifically, those transformations are. (source)
  • Temporary jobs are on the rise, according to the American Staffing Association. (source)
  • Talent Board names winners of the 2020 Global Candidate Experience Awards. (source)

Company News:

  • UK-based executive search firm becomes an employee-owned business. (source)
  • InFlight partners with RChilli to introduce expanded parsing capabilities to InFlight's candidate experience overlay. (source)
  • CURO Compensation introduces new tool to identify pay gaps. (source)
  • Peer recognition platform Preciate launches Preciate Social, a virtual socializing platform for businesses. (source)
  • Performance management company Reflektive unveils Reflektive Calibration, a new tool aimed at helping organizations ensure rating consistency and data integrity in performance reviews. (source)
  • Former ManpowerGroup executive Jeffry Joerres is inducted into the American Staffing Association's Leadership Hall of Fame. (source)
  • High-volume hiring platform Fountain introduces video interviews, chatbots, geolocation, and other new features to its offering. (source)
  • Executive recruitment firm True Search launches AboveBoard, an executive hiring platform meant to surface more inclusive candidate pools. (source)
  • Savings and investing app Acorns gets into the recruiting market with a new Job Finder feature. (source)
  • Syndio's pay analysis software now integrates with Workday. (source)

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Written by Miles Jennings

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