Curated Intel from the Talent Tech Industry
March 2-6, 2022:
• Rebooting how tech talent gets interviewed: Filtered grabs $10M and Dan Finnegan as CEO;
• Disability is not disabled: Report finds workers with disabilities fastest to recover from Covid;
• More talk, fewer unfilled reqs: Conversational AI solution EMI bags $11M in Series A funding;
• Recognizing & respecting reality: LinkedIn wants to normalize career breaks with new feature;
• Helping workers hustle faster: Jobcase acquires recruitment marketing platform Recruitology.
• 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.
Interview solution Filtered grabs $10M and Dan Finnegan as CEO
How companies hire and interview technical talent needs a reboot. We are thrilled to share that Filtered has closed $10M in financing from The AI Fund, Silicon Valley Data Capital and TDF Ventures to fundamentally change how the world’s largest companies find, interview and assess technical talent across full-stack development, data science, AI, blockchain and DevOps. Filtered’s platform goes beyond screening and actually assessing a candidates’ ability to do the job on Day 1. By more effectively conducting interviews, reliably assessing skills and speeding up response times for applicants and hiring managers, Filtered’s solution will shake up how companies hire. As we enter our next phase of growth, we couldn't be more proud to have Dan Finnigan, the former CEO of Jobvite and Yahoo!, HotJobs, join the company as Chief Executive Officer.
Original Source: LinkedIn post
REPORT: Workers with disabilities outpacing people without disabilities
At the start of 2022, as the acute phase of the COVID-19 pandemic began to subside and public health efforts continued, experts reflected on the pandemic's impact on employment in the U.S. This special edition of National Trends in Disability Employment (nTIDE) presents data from 2019 through 2021 for people with and without disabilities, showing stark contrasts in their progression from pre-pandemic employment levels of 2019, the impact of 2020 lockdowns, followed by the beginnings of recovery in 2021. The data show that people with disabilities have not only recovered from the setbacks of 2020 lockdowns, but they have also exceeded pre-pandemic levels of employment to reach new historic highs. This contrasts with their counterparts without disabilities who have yet to reach their pre-pandemic levels of employment
Emi raises $11M to help enterprises hire better frontline workers, faster
Emi, the conversational AI recruiting platform for frontline workers, has secured $11 million in Series A funding, led by Merus Capital and Khosla Ventures. David Rangel, General Partner at Merus Capital and former COO of Iterable, has joined as a Board member. Emi empowers global enterprises to hire better frontline workers faster. Their platform automates end-to-end communication using a conversational interface with candidates. It leverages AI to optimize the process, reducing the time-to-hire, increasing candidate satisfaction, and improving recruiter productivity. Over the past year, Emi enabled customers to fill more than 20,000 jobs. The company's focus on frontline candidates, particularly in retail, light industrial, and distribution positions, led to a 20% month-over-month growth in the number of enabled hires during 2021. Current Emi customers include industry leaders such as Walmart, Danone, Iconn (7-Eleven), Alsea (Starbucks, Burger King, Domino's Pizza, Chili's, PF Changs, Cheesecake Factory) and Cemex.
LinkedIn wants to normalize career breaks with new feature
Business-oriented social network LinkedIn says it's trying to end the stigma surrounding career breaks by encouraging users to highlight what they learned from these experiences. The Microsoft-owned company is releasing a feature on Tuesday that will allow people to add a career break to their LinkedIn profiles through the desktop site or mobile app, giving them a way to explain the gaps in their resume. Career break types include parenting, layoffs, bereavement, career transition and travel. Career breaks will be listed under a user's experience. "The goal here is to be able to provide space for people to share more context and color about how these experiences have helped them grow and develop skills that are valuable in life and at work," said Camilla Han-He, a senior product manager at LinkedIn.
Jobcase Bolsters Recruitment Ecosystem With Acquisition of Recruitology
Jobcase, a social platform dedicated to empowering and advocating for workers, announced the acquisition of recruitment marketing platform Recruitology to bolster the company's ability to proactively match workers to the jobs best suited for them. Recruitology's platform combines job board software, programmatic job advertising, and AI-enabled applicant tracking to help employers find the right talent quickly and efficiently through advanced analytics and simple-to-use tools. With a complete marketing solution and recruiting platform, Recruitology delivers hyperlocal access to candidates, effective marketing program outreach, a cloud-based solution to recruitment, and hiring and candidate management. "Bringing Recruitology's impressive technology and partners into the Jobcase universe will clearly increase efficiency with which millions of Jobcasers can discover and achieve opportunities; and, likewise will increase the ease in which organizations can proactively meet and support our awesome Jobcasers." Said Fred Goff, cofounder and CEO of Jobcase, Inc.
Make the Business Connections That Build Success
Business connections – with partners, allies, and customers – are critical to bottom-line success, and the past two years have made it infinitely harder to forge and maintain them. The TAtech Deal Center – the central feature of TAtech North America & The World Job Board Forum – solves that problem. It is the only venue in the world expressly designed to help solution providers identify and meet with the business connections that matter. This unique conference will be held in Austin, Texas on May 31-June 2, 2022. It has historically attracted a Who’s Who in the talent technology industry – from job boards, ATS providers and CRM platforms to recruitment marketing & advertising agencies, programmatic ad buying platforms and conversational AI companies. They’ll all be there and you should be too.