Monthly Wrap-Up: Closing The Talent And HR Tech Gap

Heather R. Huhman

Monthly Wrap-Up: Closing The Talent And HR Tech Gap

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Monthly Wrap-Up: Closing The Talent And HR Tech Gap

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


Activehours Raises $22 Million in Series A Funding

Activehours, a four-year-old, Palo Alto, Ca.-based financial HR tech startup is shaking up the payroll process. The company, which recently raised a whopping $22 million in funding, gives employees daily access to their paychecks, even before their paycheck arrives. In a new twist to the ATM, rather than charging interest or fees, users are asked to provide a tip they think the service deserves.

Applicant Tracking Systems Report

The recently-released report provides granular analysis of the market share, segmentation, revenue forecasts and geographic regions of the market. Focusing on the major drivers and restraints for the key applicant tracking systems market players, analysts forecast the global ATS market to grow at a CAGR of 7.58 percent during the period 2016-2020. 

The CHRO Agenda to Close Large Gaps

The Hackett Group, a strategic consulting agency, found most HR executives recognize the potential of HR tech to transform enterprise, HR roles, and operating models, but only a minority think their organization has the strategies and resources required for successful execution.

Company Spotlight

Deputy Receives $25 Million in Series A Funding

Used by more than 28,000 large and small companies, Deputy, a global workforce management solution provider, recently raised $25 million in funding. The company raised the funds with hopes of growing its team across offices in Atlanta, Sydney, Los Angeles, the United Kingdom and the Philippines.

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Workforce Webinar: The New VUCA World — Creating Alignment For Stability | May 10

In this webinar, you’ll learn about the new VUCA world we’re living in. VUCA, which stands for volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous, creates new challenges for HR leaders. The webinar will identify common needs of HR functions today and give tips and suggestions to align HR with the changes in the organization.

Employer Branding Strategies Conference | May 17-18

It’s that time of year again. EBrandCon is coming to Chicago to teach companies how to use their stories to engage top talent. Speakers will include leading brand gurus from companies like GE, Lowes, American Airlines, and more. The conference is full of seminars and networking breaks to help you take your company to the next level with amazing talent.

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.