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iCIMS and Visier make acquisitions; plus a brand new CEO at ADP


Expertise cloud answer supplier iCIMS acquired SkillSurvey, a abilities verification and digital reference checking firm, for an undisclosed sum. After the merger is full, iCIMS’ greater than 4,000 shoppers may have entry to SkillSurvey’s choices, which have served its 2,300-member consumer base. The businesses presently share about 150 prospects.

What does this acquisition imply for HR leaders? In line with iCIMS CEO Steve Lucas, HR leaders can now automate the verification of candidate abilities in a well timed method so as to convey on the fitting workers and cut back turnover with new hires. 

“SkillSurvey takes the guesswork out of verifying abilities and the {qualifications} of candidates,” he stated in an e mail interview with HRE“Along with reference checking, SkillSurvey delivers innovation throughout the expertise lifecycle, providing a singular option to construct expertise pipelines and supply expertise via references, whereas automating ongoing worker and supervisor suggestions via post-hire surveying to enhance retention.”

The acquisition permits iCIMS to proceed its give attention to delivering options to expertise acquisition groups in a single platform. “This acquisition brings our prospects larger automation to the hiring course of—they’ll save money and time with abilities verification and reference checking to enhance the standard of rent,” Lucas stated.

Prospects of iCIMS and SkillSurvey will have the ability to combine SkillSurvey’s reference-checking and credentialing options with the iCIMS ATS. Joint prospects can transfer candidates via the hiring course of shortly, predict new rent success and measure the emotions of recent workers.

“We all know that HR leaders are hyper-focused on hiring expertise with the fitting abilities to future-ready their workforce and drive their enterprise ahead,” stated Lucas. “We consider SkillSurvey’s options shall be a recreation changer in addressing their ache factors.”

Individuals Strikes

Maria Black, CEO of ADP
Maria Black, CEO of ADP

ADP President Maria Black will succeed CEO Carlos Rodriguez beginning Jan. 1. Black will even function a director of the HCM firm’s board. Rodriguez has been ADP’s CEO and a member of its board of administrators since November 2011 and can function govt chair of the board beginning subsequent yr. John P. Jones, the present chairman of the board, will assume an unbiased lead director position on the board on Jan. 1. “I’m dedicated to fostering significant collaboration and empowering the nice expertise of our 60,000 associates, whose relentless give attention to the success of our shoppers has reshaped HCM repeatedly by rethinking a greater, extra personalised world at work,” Black in a information launch. 


Individuals analytics supplier Visier acquired the property of Boostrs, a abilities mapping engine. By integrating Boostrs knowledge into Visier, HR leaders will have the ability to collate and analyze the abilities that present and future workers might want to develop their careers, per firm claims. “Boostrs has constructed an extremely highly effective jobs and abilities mapping engine that we’re excited to make accessible to our prospects,” stated Visier Co-founder and CEO Ryan Wong in a information launch. “Including Boostrs to Visier’s know-how stack provides our prospects a vital linkage for closing the hole between the abilities they’ve and the abilities they should survive and thrive in altering market landscapes.”


Excessive-tech recruitment market Remotebase raised $2.1 million in fundraising in the identical week that it launched Talently, its hiring device aimed toward software program builders. The Collection A fundraising brings the answer supplier’s valuation to $65 million. Talently supplies tech recruiters and hiring managers the possibility to rent distant developer groups, because of its 60,000+ pre-vetted developer profiles, the corporate says. It additionally goals to assist builders discover prime job alternatives. “Constructing and scaling our platform from simply 11 engineers to now over 60,000+ inside 2.5 years has actually been rewarding,” stated Remotebase CEO Qasim Salam in a information launch. “We need to democratize work and allow tens of millions of people from rising international locations to have entry to the perfect alternatives on this planet.”

Studying app supplier Pixaera raised $5.7 million to tailor its 3D gaming instruments for the training and growth market. HR and L&D leaders will have the ability to entry the corporate’s library of studying experiences inside Pixaera’s platform to construct, deploy and measure immersive studying and skilling experiences at a worldwide scale, per firm claims. “I began to marvel why the gaming trade, being so subtle and technologically mature, had not thought of constructing for the company {and professional} world,” stated Pixaera CEO Mousa Yassin in a press assertion. “Avid gamers willingly spend tons of of hours growing their abilities whereas in distinction, firms pay huge sums for on-line content material that must be pressured onto their workforce and fails to really ship worth.” 

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