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Rec Tech: the Recruiting Technology Podcast

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

Jan 29, 2021

This episode is sponsored by Cronofy, the scheduling platform for business and HR professionals. Don’t let impersonal and lengthy interview scheduling stop you from acquiring top talent!


Recruiting Technology Headlines

TMP Worldwide, the global talent technology leader, announced that it has changed its name to Radancy. The new brand “amplifies their growing commitment to intelligently solving the most critical challenges for many of the world's largest employers and delivering results that strengthen their organizations. The name and look being introduced convey the energy, optimism and impact the company brings to every client through their innovative platform.”


The company wanted to Unifying the company's global presence and advanced capabilities under one new brand... which includes past acquisitions such as the social capabilities from Carve, creative and customer service approach from CKR, technology from Maximum and programmatic AdTech from Perengo.


Shamrock Capital, a Los Angeles-based investment firm, today announced that it has acquired Bayard Advertising, an established leader in the recruitment marketing industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.


Bayard serves as a trusted recruitment marketing partner for clients, offering a full suite of services including employer branding and creative, digital media strategy and campaign execution, programmatic buying, social media engagement and content management, metrics and analytics capabilities, and technology and recruitment platform consultation. Bayard works with leading enterprise clients across a diverse group of end markets, including healthcare, transportation, retail, real estate, food service, and technology.


“For nearly 100 years Bayard has operated as a family-owned business,” said Louis Naviasky, Bayard CEO. “We’ve excelled by focusing on our core strengths in employer branding and talent recruitment, while at the same time continuing to innovate as the market evolves. To capitalize on the numerous opportunities ahead of us, we felt it was time to bring in an experienced investor. We are thrilled to be partnering with Shamrock Capital, given their deep expertise in media as well as their partnership and growth-oriented approach.”


C-Sweet, a women’s group focused on fostering and accelerating relationships for women in executive and leadership positions, today announced a new job board to provide women professionals with a platform to search and apply for executive jobs at institutions that value their experience and credentials.


The new C-Sweet job board allows Fortune 1000 and fast growth companies across industries to post executive level and board positions, as well as search nationally for candidates in a growing proprietary database. Job board users can upload resumes and create job alerts with regular updates sent to a user’s email inbox.


“It’s critical for women to build their personal network,” said Beth Hilbing, Sr. Program Manager and Principal IT Business Partner at Boeing, as well as Co-CEO of C-Sweet. “The network offers two core benefits – a reservoir of talent to bring on board to your organization and a resource during the job search if you find the only way up the corporate ladder is out of the current employer. Imagine a network of women to call on for job leads, to work with, or to find that right talent to grow your empire at your current employer.”


To join C-Sweet and access the Job Board, visit or


Multiverse, a U.K. startup that works with organizations to develop these apprenticeships, and then helps source promising, diverse candidates to fill those roles, has raised $44 million, funding that it will be using to spearhead a move into the U.S. market after picking up some 300 clients in the U.K. and thousands of apprentices.


“We want to build an outstanding alternative to university and college,” he said. These typically last 1.5 years. The startup sees itself as part tech company and part education enterprise.

What is an apprenticeship?

A brilliant alternative to a college degree or traditional corporate training

  • An accredited program lasting 12+ months
  • Combines a full-time job with training
  • Delivered in the workplace, focusing on real-world application of skills


The company says it has expanded into the new york city region.


Finally Workday has made a big acquisition.


They have agreed to acquire Peakon ApS, an employee success platform that converts feedback into actionable insights, have signed a definitive agreement under which Workday will acquire Peakon in an all-cash transaction. With Peakon, Workday will provide organizations with a continuous listening platform, including real-time visibility into employee experience, sentiment, and productivity, to help drive employee engagement and improve organizational performance.

“Peakon is on the cutting edge of helping organizations turn employee insights into more connected teams and stronger organizations,” said Aneel Bhusri, co-founder and co-CEO, Workday. “Bringing Peakon into the Workday family will be very compelling to our customers – especially following an extraordinary past year that has magnified the importance of having a constant pulse on employee sentiment in order to keep people engaged and productive.”


“By joining forces with Workday, we’re able to accelerate our mission to help every employee drive the change they want to see,” said Phil Chambers, co-founder and CEO, Peakon. “We share Workday’s passion for putting people at the center of technology, and together, we’ll be able to provide customers with the employee insights they need to support rapid change and growth.”

The purchase price is a reported $700 million dollars