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RecTech Roundup for May 2nd

Ah yes, another month has passed us by and here's what you may have missed from the world of digital recruiting.

PayScale and its majority shareholder, Warburg Pincus, have acquired a controlling stake in Denver-based MarketPay

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Erecruit Holdings, LLC, the enterprise staffing software firm for VMS and onboarding solutions for large staffing firms and employers, announced an additional $10+ million investment led by North Bridge Growth Equity.  The funding will enable erecruit to further accelerate product direction, continue to improve its customer experience and aggressively grow global sales and marketing efforts.

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London based YapJobs, an app which seeks to match jobseekers and employers in the hospitality sector in real-time, has raised £1 million (about $1.4 million) in funding.

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SmartRecruiters Announces Spring ’16 Release of Its Enterprise Talent Acquisition Platform.

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Companies Fight Bad Online Reviews with Lawsuits Are posts on Glassdoor protected speech?

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LinkedIn doubles down on Recruiter, its big revenue generator, with a major update

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LinkedIn makes all Lynda.com courses available on Apple TV (must be a user to access 25/mo)

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Prophet Plus is released for sourcers with 2 new features including the ability to add profiles to a list and the ability to incorporate help from others by "asking others in the community for help finding information on a candidate that is rather difficult to find".

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Boon is a referral marketplace for sharing relevant opportunities with your personal network. Review by Tim Sackett.

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LinkedIn launches tinder style app for college students to find jobs.

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My 2016 job board directory is now available for purchase as an ebook. Get 1,000+ job boards for every country, state and niche.

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Indeed releases mobile employer app. Employers can now post and manage jobs, review applicants and communicate with and schedule candidates.

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HR tech investment hit record annual levels in 2015 with $2.4B raised across 383 deals. However, funding and deals slipped in the second half of that year after a peak quarter in Q2’15. Now, HR tech has bounced back, with Q1’16 equaling Q2’15 for deal count, while still falling behind in terms of the funding tally ($591M in Q1’16 to $1.1B for Q2’15).

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Another Recruiting Firm launches its own job search app. Kelly Services® today announced the launch of an innovative new mobile app, Kelly Jobs, that provides candidates the ability to manage their Kelly job search process wherever they are, using their favorite mobile devices. App Provides Job Search Management and Geo-Location Capability

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Discoverly is the new rapportive for Gmail. Discoverly, for those unfamiliar, already offers a Rapportive-like product for the social web. Through the use of a browser add-on, you can view more data about your connections when viewing profiles across the web. For example, you can see your mutual Facebook friends on LinkedIn, or see Facebook and LinkedIn info on Twitter.

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Twitter acquires employee feedback tool Peer.

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Refugees Work, is an Austrian startup which was founded back in November and soft launched around two weeks ago — taking registrations from employers wanting to hire refugees and refugees wanting to find local work.

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Poachable is now called Anthology: You build personal screening criteria, which is private. Anthology Shield will then generates a custom URL that you give to recruiters. They then have to answer screening questions. If their answers fit with your criteria, you get notified and decide if you want to engage with them. It’s a simple solution giving you a layer of protection, saving your time.

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