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Talent Ticker, January Edition

Here's a variety of talent technology making news recently. Each month I'll be sharing new startups, acquisitions and interesting tech that recruiters can use to become better, faster, stronger. 

Quadjobs is 'making local strides' in the part time job market with college students. Based in Greenwich CT, this college student job service is helping connect students with gigs to make extra money. Read about them on CT Post.

ProSky gets a $2.3 million seed for its hiring tech. Applicants can either go through training sessions to acquire or enhance the skills required by the employer, then take on a three-week project for the company, and then move on to the hiring process; or they can skip the training. Read about it.

HackAbroad, based in California, promises to help tech job seekers find jobs in their dream countries. View press release.

RecruitMe app launches in UK. Read the release.

"Employers start by creating a company profile, which includes their address, business type and a photo. Next, they post their job by adding the job title, required skills, job description, date of work, type of work, pay, and location. From there, they automatically receive a list of suitable job seekers. They can also see which job seekers have “liked” a posted job and message them once a match is made."

WorkFusion just raised $14M in funding to Transfer Boring Jobs From Humans to Software. This is how Gartner describes them; [link]

“WorkFusion enables crowdsourced or internal human labor to train the machines to do the work better over time. With artificial intelligence capability, humans can quickly train the system to take over the data capture and entry."

RallyPoint, the Military social network adds new funding round of $5 million. Company now claims 550,000 members. Read article.

HireTeamMate Launches New Platform Which Will Automatically Suggests Users for Suitable Jobs. Read article.

Babcox Media and the Auto Care Association have announced a new partnership that merges the two organizations’ aftermarket employment resources into a single industry-wide job board. Through this partnership, a new industry job board has been launched at autocarecareers.org.

Salary.com getting a reboot after original founders buy it back from IBM. Going to offer SaaS salary data platform for employers. Via Techcrunch.



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