HR Tech Vendors in the News

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  • Published on March 19

Who's making news in the HR tech world.

New Client for Dayforce

Dayforce announced that New Look, a leading affordable fashion omnichannel retailer in the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland, has chosen Dayforce to help provide a modern employee experience, optimize its workforce, and unify its HR and payroll processes in a single cloud HCM platform.

With more than 8,500 employees, plus additional seasonal workers during busy holiday periods, New Look was searching for a comprehensive solution to unify the employee experience across brick-and-mortar stores, ecommerce, and fulfilment. The retailer also wanted to provide the mobile-first, self-serve experience its team craves.

“Real-time calculations made possible by Dayforce will revolutionize how we do payroll and provide valuable data and analytics to help us manage a complex workforce of full-time, part-time, and seasonal workers across hundreds of retail stores and warehouse facilities,” said Lisa Nash, Head of People Services, New Look. “We wanted to create a great colleague experience. With Dayforce we will provide a modern, seamless, flexible HR and pay system that not only meets our needs today, but also in the years ahead.”

Rival Announces New Patents

Rival, formerly SilkRoad Technology, today announced it has added to its innovation portfolio with two significant awards from the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO). These patents streamline, accelerate, and enhance Talent Acquisition for Rival Recruit customers by harnessing the power of AI for critical, but often time-consuming and complex, processes, including the ability to rapidly review thousands of candidates, identify suitable passive candidates, and surface candidates that qualify for a different role than the one for which they originally applied.

"I joined Rival just over a year ago to challenge the status quo in HR technology and transform the product suite into the most advanced offering on the market,” said Rival Chief Product Officer Poornima Farrar. “These patents represent not only my but the entire company's passion for innovation and our dedication to enhancing all aspects of Talent Acquisition. By harnessing cutting-edge AI to create game-changing capabilities in our product and providing dynamic contextualization of data, we're not just improving the recruitment playbook—we're redefining it."

The first patent, “Methods for Dynamic Contextualization of Third-party Data in a Web Browser, and Related Systems and Apparatus,” introduces a method for integrating third-party data directly into web browsers. This AI-driven innovation enhances the recruitment process by providing real-time, relevant contextual information, such as GitHub contributions, universities attended, and data on their current company compared to similar companies, without the need to navigate away from the current webpage. It streamlines the task of scouting potential candidates or researching companies by aggregating vital data in an easily accessible manner, thereby saving recruiters valuable time and effort.

The second patent, “Methods for Determining Entity Status, and Related Systems and Apparatus,” offers a novel methodology in entity classification, leveraging advanced AI technologies and predictive models to predict a passive candidate’s likelihood to switch roles. This approach provides HR teams with a more refined and targeted strategy for Talent Acquisition, enabling data-driven decision-making around a current employee’s or external candidate’s readiness for a role with unprecedented precision and agility. 

G2 Likes Glider AI

Skill intelligence platform Glider AI announced it has been named top AI technology in G2's 2024 Best Software Awards, placing it the company of Google Gemini, IBM Watson, Microsoft Azure Learning, and other innovative technologies.

This is Glider AI's first time receiving a G2's Best Software Award recognition, earning its place this year thanks to its dedication to making AI human/recruiter centric and supporting the company's mission to make hiring fair and opportunity accessible to everyone based on skill and fit.

Glider AI CEO, Satish Kumar shares, "AI has only just begun, I'm excited about where it's going. At the same time, it's important that AI is developed and applied in a way that is human-centric. For us, Glider AI takes the input from customers: hiring teams, recruiters, and candidates to ensure the product solves their specific pain points, enhancing their lives."

Wurk Ranking

Würk is No. 49 on its fourth annual Inc. 5000 Regionals: Rocky Mountain list, the most prestigious ranking of the fastest-growing Rocky Mountain private companies, based in Montana, Idaho, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado. Würk allows cannabis companies to manage payroll, human resources, timekeeping, scheduling and tax compliance, and minimizes compliance risks in the ever-changing cannabis regulatory environment. vvvv

"This recognition as No. 49 on the prestigious Inc. 5000 Regionals: Rocky Mountain list is a testament to the hard work and vision of every member of the Würk family," said Deborah Saneman, CEO of Würk. "As we continue to push boundaries and shape the future of the cannabis industry, we remain steadfast in our mission to redefine excellence and leave a lasting impact on the world around us."

Glassdoor Recognized

Glassdoor, the leader for workplace conversations and career insights, has been named to Fast Company's prestigious list of the World's Most Innovative Companies of 2024. This year's list shines a spotlight on businesses that are shaping industry and culture through their innovations, and Glassdoor is proudly recognized at No. 2 in the Workplace Category due to its evolution from a job site with reviews, salaries and ratings, to a platform for real-time career conversations among professionals.

The cornerstone of Glassdoor's innovation are communities called 'bowls' that allow users to converse with other professionals on a wide range of topics, from Industry Bowls™ like 'Tech' or 'Consulting' to Interest Bowls™ like 'Working Moms,' 'Black in Tech,' and 'Overheard at Work.' There are also exclusive Company Bowls™ where users can engage with coworkers and leaders at their company. With varying levels of anonymity, users have the option to post or comment with either their full identity, as an employee at their company, or with just their job title.

"Since pioneering the concept of workplace transparency over 15 years ago, Glassdoor has always led with the voices of employees at the forefront of its product evolution," said Christian Sutherland-Wong, Glassdoor Chief Executive Officer. "With Glassdoor's communities for real-talk, professionals can ask questions, get answers and share expertise across all things work, life and beyond. We're incredibly proud to see Glassdoor recognized by Fast Company for this innovation that introduces a new level of transparency and makes worklife better for everyone."