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Rec Tech Insider for March 2017

Here's what's happened in the past 30 days.

ACQUIRED

  • SmartRecruiters acquires Jobspotting from Germany. Read the press release.
  • WayUp, an NYC based college recruiting startup has acquired Looksharp, a competitor and team of five. Read the story.

NEW LAUNCHES

  • Climber.com launches personal career site service. The company’s California based career team works with clients to build the career site, so there is absolutely no programming experience needed. Detail here.
  • ScoutSavvy, a local startup that is trying to help more people of diverse backgrounds find employment with tech companies in the region. Read story.
  • Apply for jobs in 30 seconds without a CV? This Swedish startup helps you nail your dream job quicker. Read story.
  • Noirefy, a Job Referral Platform, Aims to Fight Bias in Recruiting and Hiring. Link

MISC

  • Interview with Indeed's head of tech. By any estimates, we’re looking at about a million jobs in tech — engineering, software development, design, management — that will added in the next two to five years. Read story.
  • Uber employees are chatting with each other about Uber’s leadership on anonymous workplace app Blind. Read story.
  • Ladders, Inc. Announces Integration with Greenhouse Software. Integration features will allow recruiters to find and source the best candidates. Press release.

FUNDING

  • WorkHound, a software platform developed to help carriers reduce driver turnover, recently finished a $500,000 fundraising round to grow their business and help trucking companies around the country accelerate profitability by retaining their drivers. Press release.
  • YouEarnedIt steps in. The Austin-based software as a service company encourages worker engagement through real-time digital point rewards for employee behavior that helps generate revenue or reach other workplace goals. Those digital points can then be cashed in for rewards. Now the company, founded in 2013, has closed a $6.5 million Series A funding round to ramp up product development, sales and marketing. Read story.
  • WorkJam raises $12 million to communicate with hourly workers. Via Techcrunch.
  • Talentoday  a talent assessment and people analytics solution, has raised $3.49 million in Series A funding mainly from The Adecco Group, the world’s leading workforce solutions provider. Press release.
  • Comparably has raised additional capital needed to support the growth of its job placement service. The company revealed that it has received $7.25 million from a slew of participants, including Greycroft Partners (which led the round), Comcast Ventures, and several others. With the latest infusion of money, Comparably said it plans to further develop tools to help monitor the job market while bringing more companies on board. Read story.


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