Summary: LinkedIn ‘pushes’ for DEI; Modern Hire introduces interview technology

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LinkedIn launched Diversity Nudges, which notifies employers when their talent pool becomes gender unbalanced. When gender representation is disabled, users will be alerted and provided with the male/female ratio of a search. The tool will also provide recommendations for skills, locations, and company filters that can be added to improve the gender balance of a search.

modern rental ad Interview technology that uses advanced AI models to assess candidate responses and provide hiring teams with recommended scores. Building on the success of A\IS for hiring in the US, Modern Hire AIS will now be offered in 23 languages, including dialects, to support ethical and diverse hiring around the world.

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Alight launched Alight Payment Services, offering global businesses a streamlined and comprehensive payroll and payment process. The service is available to organizations that want to streamline payroll processes, control costs and reduce the administrative burden of managing global transactions. Key features include simplified global payment processing, single currency settlement, and global payroll enhancements.

Crosschq announced new features for the Wall, its talent pipeline display product. They include View Candidate Freshness by Stage, Rank Occupational Health, and View Upcoming Interviews. With the new functionality, the company said, Wall continues to evolve into a “true collaboration and productivity tool.”

half american companies expect to see a reduction in the number of employees, while 52% predict to institute a hiring freeze, according to PwC. Meanwhile, 44% are rescinding job offers. At the same time, executives said acquiring and retaining talent is a serious risk. In particular, companies are looking for people with skills that can help them grow.

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While 86% of Employed Americans say they are very or somewhat happy in their current job, with half looking for a new position, 36% passively and 14% actively. According to a Harris Poll study sponsored by CareerArc, job seekers turn to social media to find jobs: About 58% of job seekers search for information about potential employers on social media, while 48% of Gen Z and millennials with work experience have applied to the opportunities they found on social media. More than 45% of job seekers say that social media is very important to their job search.

93% of As companies have continued to increase their investment or spend the same in traditional sourcing channels like job boards and ads, few are measuring ROI or recognizing measurable improvements in hiring outcomes, according to a study by Aliro-funded Aptitude Research.

LiveRecruitment and recruitment intelligence platform CrintellTech announced a strategic alliance. In the future, LiveHire clients will be able to automate their hiring and engagement process with passive candidates from job board databases and professional networks. The CrintellTech Chrome app/extension provides two products for searching for external candidates and passing them directly to LiveHire.

Livestorm, a platform which allows users to manage meetings and webinars, new features have been added to streamline events for both leaders and attendees. Features, which include, help mitigate challenges like distractions and running out of scheduled meeting time, and help improve engagement.

amazing health, a professional market for permanent healthcare workers, secured $80 million in Series B funding, bringing the company’s valuation to $1.65 billion. This new funding will support initiatives to help health systems and their employees manage the growing demand for patient care, and supports Incredible Health’s mission to help healthcare workers find and do their best work.

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