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Rec Tech: the Recruiting Technology Podcast

Bringing you technology inspired conversations with practitioners and vendors in the recruiting technology arena.

Jun 19, 2020

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Im chris russell here are the headlines this week in recruiting technology


First up, just want to tell you about two upcoming virtual events here at RecTech media, first on July 1st at 2pm we will talk to the founders of Jobwriter an unique to that helps you write job descriptions. It looks to be a better cheaper version of Textio, I have already it and really like what i saw. Register for that event at

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On to the news.

Steady, a platform solely focused on advising and advocating for freelancers seeking stable income in the US, announced it has raised an additional $15 million in Series B funding led by Recruit Strategic Partners, a venture capital arm of Recruit Holdings Co., (yes the same company that owns


Funds from this round will be used to fund accelerated growth to support America’s workforce and grow its U.S. based data, product and technical operations.


The COVID-19 pandemic accelerates Steady’s mission, which is to improve the increasingly challenging lives of American hourly and gig workers. Workers using the Steady platform can track their income, receive personalized income insights, receive guidance on relevant work opportunities, get paid to improve their financial health and receive access to benefits relevant to hourly and gig workers, such as Steady’s new telemedicine support.


Launched in 2018, the Steady app has been downloaded more than 2.7 million times.

and can be downloaded for free from the App Store and Google Play.

SAN FRANCISCO, June 16, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Brightside, the leading financial care platform for employers, today announced that it raised $35.1 million in Series A funding, led by Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) with participation from existing investors Comcast Ventures and Trinity Ventures, the a16z Cultural Leadership Fund, and others. This funding will be used to bring Brightside to more employers and families at a time when they need it most, and improve its financial health offering.


Employee financial stress costs employers nearly $4,000 per employee per year under normal circumstances, according to recent estimates.1,2 Millions of working Americans facing the loss or reduction of income in at least one family member will exacerbate this impact. Financial stress reduces productivity and retention, drives up healthcare costs, and poses a major challenge to any employer with diversity and inclusion goals. Brightside helps employers improve the financial health of their workforce by providing a single destination for employees to address any personal finance need. Brightside combines a human-approach to financial health via dedicated Financial Assistants, available to all employee families with advanced rules engines and unique products linked to paychecks in a way that provides real solutions to employees’ financial stress. On average, Brightside puts over $1,200 back in the pockets of the families they serve.


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CareerBuilder today unveils innovative updates to its comprehensive Talent Acquisition Suite, helping businesses reach and convert qualified candidates faster. With a suite of services that impact the entire recruitment process, the updates provide clients with easier access to data and information, facilitate improved communication with candidates and provide an enhanced candidate and client experience. The streamlined end-to-end technology solution enables clients to make smarter, faster and more impactful decisions while cutting costs up to 50 percent and delivering a significant return on their investment.


“From our enhanced career sites, improved data and reporting tools, mobile app updates and new employee engagement offerings, the latest updates to our TA Suite were built with market data and  client feedback in mind,” added Humair Ghauri, Chief Product & Technology Officer, CareerBuilder. “Our team continues to be a leader in the HR Tech industry, driving innovation and offering a comprehensive solution built on AI and machine learning technology. Our team thrives on seeing our products deliver more qualified candidates for our end-users, helping them covert them quickly and providing a seamless experience across our client and job seeker audiences.”


Updates being released include:

  • Delivering a seamless client experience and launching a new career site built on the power of platform. CareerBuilder’s Talent Network now allows clients to easily manage their talent network and career site through our robust recruitment platform.             CareerBuilder is also introducing a new self-service career site that enables clients to create and edit their career sites themselves in real-time.                                
  • Updates to Talent Discovery Platform improve search, messaging and mobile app features. New filter and search functionality will provide recruiters with quick and easy access to data, information and insights on candidates they find most helpful.                                 
  • CareerBuilder Applicant Tracking (CBAT) has been redesigned, ….New dashboard, requisition, candidate and reporting widgets bring critical information clearly to the forefront, helping recruiters respond quickly to activities within their network. Click Boarding integration allows clients to initiate onboarding from a configured workflow stage, monitor progress at a glance and synchronize data between CBAT and Click Boarding.
  • CareerBuilder’s SocialReferral tool has been updated to include a calendar tool to allow admins the ability to schedule and plan posts and competitions in advance. Clients can now embed their timelines from SocialReferral into their career sites, giving candidates insight into the day-to-day of an organization.

DHI Group, Inc. announced today that Dice, its leading career hub for technology professionals, has released Dice Recruiter Profile, bringing transparency to the career management process while enabling recruiters to stand out from the crowd with enriched profiles. Recruiter Profile is the first launch toward realizing Dice’s longer-term vision of a space where recruiters and technologists can connect more directly and transparently.


Dice Recruiter Profile allows employers and recruiters to create an enhanced profile and link it to their posted jobs, building trust and long-term relationships with technologists who are eager to learn more about the employers and individuals contacting them for open positions. Recruiters can showcase their areas of strength and expertise, add a profile photo and highlight their tech focus by promoting their latest news, future hiring needs, and upcoming events.


Dice Recruiter Profile will provide recruiters and hiring managers with:

  • Recruiter branding. By personalizing a recruiter profile and linking it to posted jobs, more candidates will see the person behind the recruiter role and the employer behind the brand, opening two-way dialogue between recruiters and technologists, leading to the best matches for tech roles.
  • Opportunities to build candidate trust. By customizing a recruiter profile with insightful and engaging information about the recruiter and hiring company, candidates will feel more informed, helping to drive transparency between recruiters and technologists, encouraging longer-term relationships and a steady talent pipeline.
  • Attention to tech specialization. When employers share their latest wins, future hiring needs and upcoming events on their Dice Recruiter profile, candidates will see the tech specialties of focus for each employer and role, which will quickly lead specialized technologists to where they’re needed most.


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