Curated Intel from the Talent Tech Industry
January 31-February 6, 2022:
• SmartRecruiters announces acquisition of career sites leader Attrax;
• iHire Adds HR services & consulting to its employer solutions portfolio;
• Strong private-company funding pace continues into 2022 despite market turmoil;
• Phenom acquires employee experience innovator Tandemploy, adding to European growth;
• Hiretual, now hireEZ, announces $26M in funding to make outbound recruiting easy.
• Don’t miss the only conference specifically designed to promote the success of companies offering talent technology solutions – job boards, ATS companies, CRM platforms, recruitment marketing & advertising agencies, programmatic platforms, AI solutions and more – TAtech North America & The World Job Board Forum. Early Bird registration is now available.
SmartRecruiters Announces Acquisition of Career Sites Leader Attrax
SmartRecruiters, the Hiring Success company, announced the acquisition of Attrax, an industry-leading provider of career site software that lets companies build engaging, personalized career sites. The acquisition will result in an integrated offering, SmartRecruiters Attrax, designed to help customers build data-powered, curated career sites that enhance the candidate experience and improve hiring outcomes. SmartRecruiters Attrax is available immediately for SmartRecruiters customers. "Today, career sites are an afterthought, historically disconnected from the rest of the recruiting process," said Jerome Ternynck, Founder and CEO at SmartRecruiters. "This creates an unpleasant experience for candidates and recruiters. We chose Attrax for its impressive technology and proven ability to help customers build award-winning career sites. The integration of SmartRecruiters and Attrax provides truly intelligent career sites that operate in tandem with the ATS to deliver Hiring Success."
iHire Adds Human Resources Services & Consulting to Employer Solutions Portfolio
iHire announces the addition of Human Resources Services & Consulting to its employer solutions portfolio. Drawing from more than 20 years of experience in the recruitment space, iHire now delivers fully customized, people-centric HR services designed to help businesses attract and onboard talent, motivate and retain employees, simplify compliance, and streamline processes. Whether outsourcing individual HR tasks, one-time projects, or their entire HR strategies and operations, companies of all sizes and across industries can save time, strengthen their employer brands, and increase employee engagement by partnering with iHire’s team of certified consultants. As a result, clients can grow and promote an organizational culture that aligns workplace best practices with their overall goals.
Company Press Release
What Slowdown? Strong Private-Company Funding Pace Continues Into 2022 Despite Market Turmoil
With the current volatility in the public markets, paused public debuts, rumors of private-company financing term sheets being renegotiated, and pandemic restrictions slowly lifting, there are a lot of questions about what the venture funding market will look like this year. But while the startup funding environment in 2022 could look very different from 2021—the year new records were set across almost every benchmark for venture funding—January, at least, remained very strong. Despite the tumult, global funding to private companies last month clocked in at $61 billion, the fourth month above the $60 billion mark in the last 12 months, per Crunchbase data.
Phenom Acquires Employee Experience Innovator Tandemploy
Phenom announced its acquisition of Tandemploy, a Berlin-based HR tech company focused on solving key problems associated with employee experiences. Founded in 2013, Tandemploy’s powerful matching algorithm recommends pairings among peers, mentors, project leaders and subject matter experts by analyzing skills-based data and individual goals. Several of Europe’s largest companies use Tandemploy’s platform to help their employees succeed individually while advancing the organization’s greater purpose. Tandemploy’s internal mobility tools add functionality and enhancements to Phenom’s employee experience solution. With this acquisition, Phenom establishes a second office in Germany and adds to its existing European operations in the United Kingdom, Ireland, Netherlands, France, Italy, Spain, Sweden, and Switzerland — serving customer needs locally.
Hiretual, Now hireEZ, Announces $26M in Funding to Make Outbound Recruiting Easy
Hiretual, the leading AI-powered global talent platform, today announced the closing of $26 million in funding led by Conductive Ventures. The company is also rebranding to hireEZ, which reflects its mission to make outbound recruiting easy. "In these unprecedented times, recruiting has become an impossible task," said Steven Jiang, Founder & CEO at Hiretual, now hireEZ. "Recruiters and hiring managers can no longer sit back and wait for people to apply, they have to shift to outbound recruiting in order to scale their companies effectively. That's why we are evolving our brand from Hiretual to hireEZ to reiterate our mission." hireEZ (formerly Hiretual), is an AI-powered outbound recruitment platform that is designed to help recruiters overcome the inherent challenges of traditional inbound recruiting solutions that have magnified the pressures that recruiters face in one of the tightest labor markets in recent history.
TAtech North America & The World Job Board Forum
There are lots of conferences about HR best practices and HR technology, but only one that is specifically designed to promote the bottom-line success of companies offering talent technology – job boards, ATS providers, CRM platforms, recruitment marketing & advertising agencies, programmatic platforms, AI solutions and more – and that’s TAtech North America & The World Job Board Forum. It will be held on May 31-June 2 in Austin. Featuring the TAtech Deal Center, this one-of-a-kind conference offers an unequaled opportunity to forge partnerships and alliances, check out new products in the market, discuss job seeker and employer trends and more. Plus, Early Bird registration is now available, so if you act fast, you can also save money in the process.