Monthly Wrap-Up: HR Tech Start-Up Creates Networking Marketplace

Heather R. Huhman

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This is a look at the job search and HR tech news, data, trends, and events you need to know about.


New HR Tech Start-Up Secures $2.7 Million in Seed Funding

Purple Squirrel, an online networking marketplace, has recently secured an impressive amount of seed money to support the platform’s operational growth needs. The early-stage start-up aims to create a networking marketplace for job seekers to create inside connections with employees at their dream companies.

New Marketplace Helps Train Employees Like at Airbnb and Uber

WorkRamp’s new marketplace, WorkRoom, is hosting expertise from companies like Airbnb and Uber, as well as impressive startups Eero and Mixpanel. After these companies host their preferred workflows for a specific training use case, users then build their own training program off of the flow and can even monitor employee progress and completion.

Lever raises $30 million to double its staff size

San Francisco-based HR tech company Lever raised $30 million. The money will go towards an effort of doubling the company’s staff size in order to take research and development up a notch.

Darwinbox Helps Companies Cut HR Costs

In just two short years, start-up company Darwinbox  is automating HR processes to cover every employee’s life cycle and everything related to employee management. Thanks to investments from the leading names like Endiya Partners, Mohandas Pai’s 3one4 Capital, StartupXseed Ventures, and Lightspeed India Partners, the company continues to expand in their efforts.

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Employees At New Tech Companies Are Switching Companies

New tech organizations are frequently praised for their new innovations and ability to keep employees more engaged. While their employees were only slightly more engaged than those at traditional tech companies, only 60 percent of new tech employees said they can see themselves still working at the organization in two years.


HRIS and Payroll | August 15

The HRIS and Payroll program merges human resources management as a discipline with basic HR activities and processes within the information technology field. With continuous offerings of new technologies in the HR industry to improve HR practices and efficiencies in payroll and any information systems, there’s a boundless need for education as well as surveillance of systems integration.

California HR Conference| August 28-30

Created and curated by the Professionals In Human Resources Association, the California HR Conference (CAHR) offers a unique experience committed to your understanding of the trends and laws affecting the future of your business, to opportunities for purposeful networking, and to connecting HR communities.

Heather R. Huhman

Heather R. Huhman is a career expert, experienced hiring manager, and founder & president of Come Recommended, a content marketing and digital PR consultancy for organizations with products that target job seekers and/or employers. She is also the author of Lies, Damned Lies & Internships: The Truth About Getting from Classroom to Cubicle (2011), #ENTRYLEVELtweet: Taking Your Career from Classroom to Cubicle (2010), and writes career and recruiting advice for numerous outlets.