HR Tech News

Here’s a quick roundup of recent press releases from HR technology vendors.

  • CareerBuilder was one of the early testers of Google’s cloud-based machine learning solution (Google Cloud Job Discovery) on its main job site and is now fully migrating over to the solution. This means the search on is completely powered by Google Cloud Job Discovery — transforming the industry standard for job search and further advancing CareerBuilder’s leadership in end-to-end solutions for hiring and managing talent. Google Cloud is also providing the search functionality for CareerBuilder’s 4,000 talent networks. View Google’s case study on CareerBuilder here.
  • Randstad Sourceright Talent Trends survey finds employers are investing in AI technologies and employer branding to enhance hiring strategies. Based on a survey of more than 800 human capital leaders, Randstad Sourceright’s Talent Trends Quarterly found that 3 out of 4 employers are overhauling their recruitment strategies to simplify, accelerate and improve the hiring process for job candidates, with 46 percent increasing investments in technologies, including chatbots, human cloud platforms and predictive analytics. The move comes as tech-savvy millennials officially become the largest generation in America’s workforce and talent scarcity continues to be a pressing issue, pushing employers to implement new strategies that attract, hire and retain this growing group of first-generation digital natives.
  • Go2 Staffing Solutions and Go2 Perimeter Staffing today announced a strategic partnership with 1st Team Advertising. This partnership will allow Go2’s staffing brands to leverage 1st Team Advertising’s proprietary technology and processes for effectively recruiting candidates online via Internet Websites, games, and mobile applications. 1st Team Advertising (Johnstown, Pennsylvania) is a strategic marketing and advertising services firm that leverages both traditional and digital advertising technologies to place advertising messages in front of consumers, or in this case potential employees, on days, at times, and in places that create the best opportunity for these individuals to engage with the advertisements and take action.
  • Workable announced the release of its GDPR Feature Pack, designed specifically to help customers meet key recruiting requirements of The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Using their new package of tools, Workable customers can prepare for GDPR now. New features include a right to erasure option, an auto-delete feature and optional, candidate consent check-box.
  • BrightMove, Inc. a global leader in applicant tracking and recruiting software announced it has received the Capterra Best Value Award for 2018 in the Recruitment Software category. Capterra has over 400,000 vetted user reviews – similar to the BrightMove specific example below – spanning its 400+ software categories. The “Best” badges synthesize these reviews to recognize the most highly-rated products by users in a given software category.
  • Plum today announced the results of a year-long, real world studyinto the attributes of sales job seekers, and what sales hiring managers desire in applicants. Among the most surprising findings: although most sales professionals demonstrate highly assertive personalities, exactly 0% of sales hiring managers rank assertiveness as a top priority for sales job applicants.

    The findings are part of an in-depth study conducted by Plum, a hiring platform that marries Artificial Intelligence with Industrial Organizational Psychology. Spanning the entire year of 2017, Plum’s findings are based on 15,421 real-world sales job applicants and over 100 companies across North America. Among the study’s major insights:

    The most common applicant attributes sought by sales hiring managers include industriousnessorderliness, and stability:

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