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Hosted by Chris Russell, online recruiting's mad scientist, the RecTech podcast covers all aspects of recruiting technology and recruitment marketing including interesting new tools & vendors. You'll also hear how recruiters leverage technology to find talent. A great listen for HR tech vendors, HR professionals and recruiters everywhere.

CONTACT: chris@rectechmedia.com

RecTech: the Recruiting Technology Podcast Chris Russell

    • Business
    • 4.3 • 23 Ratings

Hosted by Chris Russell, online recruiting's mad scientist, the RecTech podcast covers all aspects of recruiting technology and recruitment marketing including interesting new tools & vendors. You'll also hear how recruiters leverage technology to find talent. A great listen for HR tech vendors, HR professionals and recruiters everywhere.

CONTACT: chris@rectechmedia.com

    Deel Says Lets Make a Deal

    Deel Says Lets Make a Deal

    interviewIA — an interview platform that empowers interviewers to quickly build and deliver more effective interviews and more efficient hiring decisions — has launched its new free and paid team subscription model to put better interviewing in everyone’s hands.
    https://hrtechfeed.com/interviewia-launches-freemium-interview-software/
     Hunt Club, a tech-enabled talent and recruitment company placing leadership roles across the fastest growing companies in the tech sector, has raised a $10M Series A from Teamworthy Ventures to further the development of their Talent Expert Network, candidate referral technology, and their growing high-performance recruiting team.
    In a few short years, Hunt Club’s Talent Expert Network has grown to over 12,000 experts, connecting 6 Million quality candidates through people and technology. With Hunt Club, a search for talent is focused on quality – not quantity.
    https://hrtechfeed.com/hunt-club-raises-10m-to-help-high-growth-companies-hire-faster-with-candidate-referrals/
    Deel, the remote hiring company shattering job barriers worldwide, announced today that it has raised $425 million in Series D funding, taking the total amount raised by the company to over $630 million. The latest funding round values the company at $5.5 billion. Deel has become the highest valued company in the global hiring, payments, and compliance space with this investment.
    https://hrtechfeed.com/deel-strikes-gold-with-425-million-funding-round/
    interviewing.io, the technical interview practice platform that is reinventing how software engineers get hired, today announced it has raised a $10 million series A led by M13. On the interviewing.io platform, software engineers can book mock interviews with the interviewing.io roster of hiring managers from companies such as (Facebook, Apple, Amazon, Netflix, Google
    interviewing.io’s says their approach saves companies 220 hours of valuable recruiter and hiring manager time per hire and gets them what they need: a steady stream of strong, senior engineers who are looking for a new role. Forty percent of the hires made through the interviewing.io platform come from non-traditional backgrounds (lesser-known schools or past employers, no degree, etc.). 
    https://hrtechfeed.com/interviewing-io-raises-10-million-series-a/
     Wonolo, the leading online platform disrupting the temporary staffing industry, today announced the raise of a $138 million growth round, led by Leeds Illuminate with strong participation from 137 Ventures and G2 Venture Partners. Franklin Templeton also came in on the round. This latest round brings Wonolo’s total venture funding to over $200 million. 
    The funds will be used to accelerate the company’s continued growth and mobile-first tech innovations. The company will also continue to expand in markets across the United States – and deepen its market share in top markets including: Newark, Dallas, Atlanta, New York City, Chicago, Phoenix, Nashville, Tampa, San Antonio, Miami, Columbus, Austin, Houston, Raleigh, Indianapolis, Denver, Seattle, Salt Lake City, and Philadelphia.
    https://hrtechfeed.com/temp-staffing-platform-wonolo-secures-138-million

    • 7 min
    HR Tech Interviews: Clovers, TalentCare, Talenya

    HR Tech Interviews: Clovers, TalentCare, Talenya

    In this audio you'll hear from Doug Leonard of Clovers.ai, Eric Smith from TalentCare and Gal Amog from Talenya.

    • 29 min
    HiBob says hello to millions

    HiBob says hello to millions

    Pillar, an interview intelligence platform, is announcing its launch today. The platform leverages AI and in-interview coaching to provide companies with a more reliable way to assess a candidate’s fit for a role during the interview process
    With the launch, Pillar adopts and expands upon the initial vision and product built by Luma, an AI-based interview tool that launched out of High Alpha earlier this year.
    https://hrtechfeed.com/pillar-launches-interview-intelligence-platform-to-help-companies-grow-better-with-every-hire/
     Hirect, an AI-driven mobile hiring app that recently launched a $1 millionStartup Program to help fellow startups earn exposure and fill high priority positions with motivated, qualified candidates – for free.
    Chosen startups receive free marketing on various social channels with the goal of reaching a million impressions across platforms. Selected CEOs and founders are invited to participate in virtual hiring events hosted by Hirect and its partners.
    The Program is open to startups nationwide, with 10 participating in the campaign to date and more in the pipeline.
    https://hrtechfeed.com/next-generation-hiring-app-pledges-1-million-in-support-of-fellow-startups/
     Hibob – the company behind ‘bob’, the HR platform that is changing the work experience for fast-growing, mid-sized businesses and their employees – today announced $150 million in Series C funding. 
    https://hrtechfeed.com/hibob-secures-150m-series-c/
    SparkPlug is an employee rewards and campaign management platform built specifically to increase revenues, retention rates, and marketing ROI for brick-and-mortar restaurants, retailers and the consumer goods companies they work with has announced they have received 2.5 million in new funding.... Companies that use SparkPlug can incentivize frontline workers and in-store sales staff to influence purchasing outcomes by launching sales-based commission and reward campaigns. 
    https://hrtechfeed.com/sparkplug-gets-3-5m-to-improve-life-for-frontline-workers/
    Eightfold’s Talent Intelligence Platform now features:
    A consumer-grade user experience which increases internal development, paired with intelligent onboarding. The result is a highly personalized experience that benefits the organization and employee alike.  Real-time deep analytics on skills that allows the organization to view detailed insights on the skill strengths and gaps across all employees and hiring prospects.  Customizable dashboards that facilitate a deeper and more relevant understanding of the organization.  An easily navigated Career Hub that matches employees to internal roles, projects, mentors, and learning courses aligned with their desired career path.  Automated and tailored career pathing, which predicts future role fits based on inferred and adjacent skills, and surfaces best-fit growth opportunities to employees, including lateral and non-traditional career moves. https://hrtechfeed.com/the-ai-powered-employee-experience-arrives-as-eightfold-ai-rolls-out-self-service-capabilities-and-new-reporting-dashboards/

    • 7 min
    Recapping HR Tech Conference

    Recapping HR Tech Conference

    Here's a quick recap of my trip to the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. You'll also hear a chunk of what Josh Bersin had to say on the state of HR tech.

    • 1 hr
    BrightHire, The Mom Project Get Big Funding

    BrightHire, The Mom Project Get Big Funding

    Smart interview platform BrightHire has secured a $20.5M Series B to further accelerate the growth of their more equitable, faster approach to hiring. The Series B funding is led by 01A with participation from Index Ventures and Zoom 
    Apps Fund and follows a recent $12.5M Series A led by Index Ventures a few months prior, in May 2021. It’s also supported by Ground Up Ventures, Haystack, and J Ventures. 
    https://hrtechfeed.com/brighthire-secures-20-5m-series-b-to-transform-the-interview-process/
    HireQuest, a national franchisor of on-demand, temporary, and commercial staffing services, today announced that it has acquired Recruit Media, Inc., an HR tech start-up with a next-gen SaaS recruitment platform. 
    HireQuest will integrate the Recruit Media platform with its existing technology suite used by its franchisees to run their day-to-day business. Recruit Media’s technology will streamline workforce communications and allow franchisees to better serve their customers. In addition, the public facing web domain, www.Recruit.com, along with its respective iOS and Android apps, gives HireQuest a fully functional online job ad and recruitment platform that could become an additional business line, or stand-alone company, in the future.
    https://hrtechfeed.com/hirequest-acquires-recruit-com/
    Recruiting operations platform ModernLoop lands $3.3M to create better technical hiring experiences Recruiters have traditionally kept track of the hiring process manually with spreadsheets, but ModernLoop automates many of the repetitive tasks while also scheduling and balancing the interviewing workload so that not only are the right people involved, but also a diverse mix of interviewers.
    ModernLoop was part of the Y Combinator Winter 2021 cohort
    https://hrtechfeed.com/recruiting-operations-platform-modernloop-lands-3-3m-to-create-better-technical-hiring-experiences/
    Culture Amp, the world’s leading employee experience platform, announced today that it has acquired cultural values recognition company, Disco. Disco helps companies recognize and celebrate values-driven work, foster team appreciation and improve company culture across distributed teams. 
    Together the two companies will accelerate their shared vision of creating a better world of work by helping people feel more connected, valued, and engaged at a critical time for organizations. 
    https://hrtechfeed.com/culture-amp-acquires-remote-culture-platform-disco/
    Finally the wall street journal broke the news that The Mom Project Inc., a recruitment platform focused on mothers, raised $80 million in new capital at what may be a pivotal moment for working women and the companies that want to hire them.
    The Mom Project has more than 500,000 job seekers on its platform, most of whom are college-educated.
    https://hrtechfeed.com/the-mom-project-raises-80-million/

    • 6 min
    Employer decides to ditch the resume!

    Employer decides to ditch the resume!

    TEAM LEWIS, the global marketing agency, today announced that it is retiring the resume. The initiative is one of many aimed at opening doors to career changers and non-degree holders. It will offer job seekers the opportunity to choose a career based on what they want to be and how they want to change the world.
     "In a world that is relentlessly digital, video-first and unbound from convention, we have to recognize that the unique combination of talent and aspiration we're looking for can and does come from anywhere and everywhere," says Hillary Werronen, SVP US Operations of TEAM LEWIS. "We're looking for passion, curiosity and the desire to push boundaries and rail against the status quo. Our TEAM can teach the skills to some of the best and brightest minds in the industry. Together, we'll build the future of marketing."  


    TEAM LEWIS, the global marketing agency, today announced that it is retiring the resume.
    Tweet this Seasoned and aspiring marketers alike will be able to visit teamlewis.com/ER and in one word describe who they want to be.

    • 20 min

Customer Reviews

4.3 out of 5
23 Ratings

23 Ratings

Joshill:) ,

Thanks Chris!

This host really knows his stuff and gets guest experts to share their experience as well. Quality production, keep it up!

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10/10 Every Time!

If you’re waiting for a sign to subscribe, here it is… you gotta subscribe! Chris consistently offers compelling conversations that expertly identify and break down the latest innovations in recruiting technology. This listener highly recommends!

RecruiterinOhio ,

Interesting topics

Enjoy listening and usually get a least one item to do or research from each episode.

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