Here’s a look at what has made news in the online recruiting world over the last 30 days.
Lazlo Bock, Google’s former head of human relations is launching a startup that appears to be related to job satisfaction and work-life balance. Read about it.
Blackstone, a private equity firm buys Aon Hewitt’s HR cloud service. Read about it.
There are plenty of job boards and employment services out there today, but Work Today wants to carve out a niche in a competitive market. This company is looking to be the LinkedIn for blue collar workers, or manual laborers. Rather than putting out a mobile app, the company announced today that it has raised a $1.1 million seed round to further its mission of connecting workers with jobs through SMS. Story here.
A UK HRtech company called hibob raises $17.5 million. They are a cloud-based HR and benefits platform. Story here.
WorkMarket, which provides a marketplace for freelance work, raises $25M Series D from Accenture PLC and Foundry Group; Accenture plans to integrate WorkMarket features into its Cloud First Applications; raised $66M to date – Link
Gig economy site TaskRabbit may be for sale. they were one of the earliest marketplaces to gain traction. Via Techcrunch.
Nymeria Chrome Extension shut down by Linkedin. Buh-bye. Via ERE.
SmartRecruiters launches it’s own AI features. Read it.
LinkedIn launches new messaging features. They are trying to make it easier to use.
Nextio, this new job site lets you name the price strangers will have to pay to get your attention. Read about it.