RecTech Roundup for April 2016

Here's the headlines from the past month for the Recruitment Technology industry. Each month I publish a recap of new startups, mergers, acquisitions and other news shaping our industry.

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Blendoor hides applicants' names, ages, gender, and ethnicity so that their qualifications and skills can take center stage. [ read more ]

eHarmony officially launches its job-matching tool. Apparently its basically a culture fit assessment tool. [ read more ]

Vizirecruiter launches a visual job description service out of Detroit. [press release]

LinkedIn has announced that Connectifier will get to live on as a standalone service, with some changes. BUT phone numbers and links to candidates’ social media profiles will no longer be available in the tool. [read more]

BetterCloud, a software company, is on boarding candidates through videos made with GoPro cameras. [read more]

Shiftboard Raises $4 million for it's ATS-Employee Management Software [press release]

Hiregrid Analytics: Easy, accurate analytics for your career site. This sounds like a long  overdue product. I think ATS vendors should pay more attention to these kind of analytics. [press release]

Boon launches crowdsourcing referrals site to public. Businesses can set bounties on referrals from employees or even individuals outside the company. [read more]

getTalent is a “strategic talent sourcing management platform.” A mouthful, but essentially a way to build a pipeline of candidates and keep in touch with people. [read on ere]

HigherGround Raises $7 Million in Funding for its Employee Engagement Platform
[press release]

SourceCon's Jeremy Roberts leaves to work at people aggregator HiringSolved. Congrats Jeremy! [read it]

OneSpace, a virtual workforce platform that brings businesses and freelancers together, has announced the completion of a $9 million Series B round of funding
[press release]

RocketReach is a new people search engine. Pricing ranges from free to $299/mo based on number of lookups. [check it out]

Stafffinder (based in Europe) helps businesses find temporary workers to cover immediate hourly or daily staffing needs. It claims that 98 per cent of all job requests are filled within 4 hours from creation, thereby enabling businesses to respond to staff shortages and peak demand. They just raised millions in funding. [read on tech crunch]

Culture Amp, the people analytics platform for data-driven insights on employee engagement and company culture, announced today that it has closed a $10 million Series B round. 

GetLinks, a Bangkok-based startup focused on helping tech companies find and hire top talent, has closed a $500,000 seed round. GetLinks takes a different approach to building its userbase than something like LinkedIn, thanks to its focus on offline events. Its meetups attract thousands of attendees, which, Fal told TechCrunch, helps build the company’s brand, raise awareness of its service and bring employees and job seekers on board. [via techcrunch]

Shiftgig grows from restaurant job board to staffing the Super Bowl. [read more]

Jobbatical, the Estonia-headquartered job matching site for tech gigs abroad, has raised a $2 million funding round led by Union Square Ventures, and Saul Klein and Robin Klein’s LocalGlobe. Launched in late 2014, the startup is on a mission to build a global marketplace for what it calls “career adventures”. It does this by matching the “skill set and travel aspirations” of tech and startup professionals with companies worldwide who are in search of talent. [via techcrunch]

Comparably takes on Glassdoor: With $6.5 million in funding from Crosslink Capital, Upfront Ventures, 500 Startups and others, Comparably is launching a platform for employment and salary information. [via techcrunch]

Aurico, background screening tool acquired by CareerBuilder. [press release]

Intro for Slack is a private professional network for teams. Learn more about your Slack team members, connect to potential customers, find great candidates, and discover new opportunities. [read more]