RecTech Insider - New Tools, New Funding and Acquistion Roundup

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New Funding

  • Yello raises $4. million more for its talent acquisition software. They claim 70+ Fortune 500 companies as clients. Company had already raised $5 million a few years ago. [LINK]
  • Glint, an employee engagement platform has raised $27M Series C led by Meritech and Bessemer; regularly surveys employees and provides real-time data; offers dashboard, analytics and action plans; raised $43M. [LINK]
  • Genesys Talent raises 2.1 million for its talent community technology. [LINK]
  • EmployUs is a new mobile referral tool: EmployUs rewards well-connected professionals by connecting employers and job seekers through trusted referrals. Anyone can connect people they trust to awesome jobs and get rewarded up to $10,000 when their referral gets hired. Company is based in North Carolina. [LINK]
  • Vettery raises 9 million for its hiring marketplace which pairs potential job-seekers with a “talent executive” who helps them through the process of creating a profile and looking over interview requests from employers. If they accept a job, Vettery will give them a $1,000 signing bonus. [LINK]
  • Brandyourself just raised $2 million to help people manage their online reputation. Company also hiring in Pennsylvania. [LINK]
  • Homebase is a new startup that has raised $6 million to make hourly work much easier to manage for every small businesses….it helps them set a schedule for employees, automatically remind employees when they have an upcoming shift with a text alert, track whether employees are taking the breaks they’re entitled to throughout their shifts or whether they logged overtime hours. [LINK]
  • Viridis has just raised a new $3.2 million. The site is a skills matching platform for vets and others without four-year college degrees. platform built especially for two-year students to showcase their skills and qualifications to local employers who are hiring. The goal is to match “skilled acquired” by students to “skilled required” by employers. [LINK]


  • CareerBuilder acquires Workterra to provide post hire support. [LINK]

More on Monster

  • Monster Returns to its Cave. John Sumser wrote a post full of truth. [LINK]
  • Job boards gets boost with sales of Monster. Chris Russell's take on the job board industry . [LINK]
  • Rise and fall of Monster from the team at ERE Media. [LINK]
  • Why Monster had to sell itself to Randstad for $429 million. [LINK]

Interesting Tools in the News

  • Joberate wants to signal your boss if you are looking for a job. [LINK]
  • Apps for the gig economy via Bloomberg. [LINk]
  • Tour Linkedin Profinder for freelancers. Yep, you can now hire freelancers there. [LINK]

New Launches

  • BossFinder.com, a unique new personalized job exploration service that connects candidates directly to company decision makers, today announced its national launch. [LINK]
  • WebClipDrop Introduces Automated Sourcing Feature [LINK]
  • LinkedIn is taking the wraps off a new feature that it hopes will get more of its 433 million users moving — literally and figuratively — when it comes to engaging with the site: today, LinkedIn is taking its first foray into video content, created by users and hosted by LinkedIn itself. [LINK]
  • PurpleSquirrel.io hooks up job seekers with an insider at companies. [LINK]
  • GradsLikeMe launches for Canadian campus recruiting. [LINK]
  • Ramp up for hiring nurses [LINK]

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