HireVue Acquires AllyO: The march goes on. Last week, we reported on Phenom People's latest buy. This week, another platform makes a buy. This time, it's HireVue stepping up to add some chat and automation to their solution. In a news release earlier today, Jason Averbook of LeapGen said: “The combined solution not only elevates the high impact hiring experience, but both companies possess some of the most sophisticated AI in the HR tech space that drives hiring lifecycle data for recruiters, hiring managers, and candidates. Together, they have the ability to help companies access and mobilize talent around the globe in a way that’s never been done before.”
The jury is out, of course, but the deal makes sense. The two companies have a history, already integrate, and have a good list of mutual clients. Granted there are always issues with integrating cultures, tech stacks, and the like, so: caveat empor.
Onward Search Sponsors the African American Marketing Association: Onward Search - a leading staffing firm focused on creative talent - has announced it will be the inaugural silver sponsor for the African American Marketing Association (AAMA).
“As we actively engage in increasing our membership, we want to partner with entities that are serious about diversity and inclusion and are aligned with our mission,” said the organization’s founder and president, Michelle Ngome. “In today’s climate where there are a lot of questions surrounding Black talent, it is important to have this mutually beneficial partnership between AAMA and Onward Search. In addition to taking care of our members, we hope this relationship can serve as an example for all industries,” Ngome told Marcom Weekly.
Kentucky Craft Beer Workers are Recruiting Poll Workers: Alcohol and US history have a long history (for instance: one of the first Colonial victories followed directly after a night of binge drinking by the Ethan Allen & his Green Mountain Boys). In this instance, the Kentucky Brewers Guild is lending their support to attract poll workers: “For us any time we can help engage people to participate in the political process is important,” Derek Selznick, executive director of the Kentucky Guild of Brewers, said. “Getting people registered to vote and recruiting poll workers to make sure it is easier to vote is a value that I think all people hold regardless of your political leanings.”
We All Need That High-Quality H2O and the People Behind It: This is a lead (hint hint). Water may seem boring, but it is major business. And with an older workforce than many industries, there's a wave of retirements on the horizon. The EPA is announcing plans to push recruiting to the top of the list for the industry.
"Currently, water utilities face challenges in recruiting, training, and retaining employees. These challenges are exacerbated with roughly one-third of the water sector workforce eligible to retire in the next ten years. Additionally, as the technologies that are used in the water sector becomes more advanced (e.g., state of the art water reuse technology), there is a growing need to train and employ water protection specialists with specialized technical skills."
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