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Slack launches Workflow Builder for businesses to make apps without code

Slack today introduced Workflow Builder, a new way to help employees of all skill levels build apps for their organizations inside the team collaboration app. “What we’re doing with Workflow Builder is extending the availability of our platform to essentially everybody in an organization so that people without development skills and experience can build basic […]

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Eightfold raises $28 million for AI that matches job candidates with employers

It’s tough finding qualified candidates. In the U.S., it takes about 43 days from the time a listing is published to the day a would-be employee accepts an offer, and bringing on a single job seeker can cost upwards of $4,129. Unsurprisingly, 63% of executives in a Gartner survey named talent shortage as the top […]

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Spur raises $8 million to simplify human resource management

Hourly workers fill about 60% of all jobs (or 78 million) in the U.S., and the average HR department devotes as much as 80% of their work schedule to engaging with and onboarding them. That’s a hefty chunk of time each week, but the alternative — dispensing with people management altogether — is far worse. […]

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The first 90 days: 3 things CDOs can do to hit the ground running

Starting a new job is never easy, but chief data officers (CDOs) have it especially tough. Unlike traditional C-suite positions like CIO and CTO, where the roles are well-defined and come with a fair degree of repeatability, CDOs typically start from scratch. In fact, CDO is one of the only executive positions today that doesn’t […]

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Triplebyte raises $35 million to match engineers with employers

Nontraditional educations and career paths shouldn’t disqualify computer scientists from well-paying jobs, so long as they have the right skills. That’s the seed of an idea which spawned Triplebyte, a San Francisco startup that uses coding quizzes and machine learning to match would-be employees with open jobs. After a year in which revenue grew three […]

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CleverTap raises $26 million for its customer management tools

Sunnyvale, California-based CleverTap, which develops a suite of customer life cycle management and engagement tools, is gearing up for its next round of growth. Today the company announced it has secured $26 million in series B funding that values the company at $150 million. The round was led by Sequoia India, with participation from Tiger […]

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It’s time for workers to worry about AI

Recent news of significant corporate investments in artificial intelligence (AI) suggests this technology is moving toward mainstream use. Evidence for this includes DocuSign injecting $15 million into an AI contract discovery startup, Apple absorbing an AI camera developer, and CIO reporting that banks are expected to spend $5.6 billion on AI solutions in 2019, “ushering in […]

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Why NLP will be big in 2019

Natural language processing (NLP) technologies leads the AI revolution. It is by far the most visible and popular form of AI. That’s partly because it has to do with one of the most basic fundamental forms of intelligence — language. With NLP, machines have made huge leaps in recent years in recognizing and understanding language […]

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Apple hires Google AI expert Ian Goodfellow to direct machine learning

After last year’s hiring of Google AI and search team leader John Giannandrea, Apple is continuing to bring over key AI talent from its rival, as it has hired respected inventor Ian Goodfellow to become a director of machine learning for its mysterious “special projects” group. Goodfellow is best known for inventing generative artificial networks (GANs), […]

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The need for women in technology

Presented by Concordia University, St. Paul There is evidence that the technology shortage is undermining business performance. In a 2016 survey from IT outsourcer Harvey Nash and auditing firm KPMG, 65 percent of chief information officers (CIOs) and other business leaders said that recruitment issues were harming IT modernization efforts. “That’s pretty staggering,” Bob Miano, president […]

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Fetcher raises $5.4 million to automate headhunting for recruiters

Fetcher, a startup that helps companies automate the process of headhunting the best candidates, announced that it has raised $5.4 million in a seed round of funding co-led by Accomplice and Slow Ventures, with participation from Picus, Revel Partners, and a host of angel investors, including Kayak founder Paul English. With a workforce crisis looming, venture […]

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Jitjatjo raises $11 million to match service and hospitality businesses with temp workers

It’s not easy finding quality workers in a pinch, particularly if you’re in the service and hospitality industry. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports an annualized hotel and motel employee turnover rate of 73.8 percent, and food service isn’t faring much better — the National Restaurant Association puts it at 72.9 percent. Unsurprisingly, there’s […]

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Google Cloud Talent Solution gets cycling and walking search filters

Google wants to make it easier for job candidates to find great fits. It rolled out Cloud Talent Solution (formerly Cloud Job Discovery), a development platform for job search workloads that factors in a range of preferences to match employers with qualified applicants, last August. And today, building on early momentum, it’s introducing enhanced multilanguage […]

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Balancing decision bias at enterprise scale

Presented by Anaplan As business leaders, we are all called to successfully steer our companies into the future, while avoiding common mistakes and going after the opportunities that come our way. Throughout this journey, we make dozens of high-stakes choices on a daily basis about which direction to take. The secret is making the right […]

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HR data and what it means for your business

Presented by Trinet Human Resources is a business’s vital operation and strategic ally. HR’s job is not only to onboard employees and manage employee lifecycle, but it should also keep a pulse on HR data. HR data can provide small and medium size business (SMB) owners and decision makers with information that can provide actionable […]

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Hibob raises $20 million to modernize HR with digital tools

Hibob, a Tel Aviv provider of cloud-based HR and benefits management software, today announced that it’s raised $20 million in an extension of its series A round from a raft of investors, including Bessemer Venture Partners, Battery Ventures, Fidelity Ventures, Eight Roads Ventures, Arbor Ventures, and Presidio Ventures. It comes after a $7.5 million seed […]

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ZenSourcer raises $9 million for candidate recruitment platform, rebrands as Gem

You’d think technology would make finding the right job candidates easier than before, and it has to a degree. According to a report published by Clutch, 58 percent of hires say their last job search lasted two months or less. But things don’t always go that smoothly. According to CareerBuilder, close to half of all […]

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IronSource launches A/B testing tool for ad monetization

Mobile monetization and marketing company IronSource announced today the launch of its A/B testing tool for ad monetization. IronSource‘s mediation platform (which figures out what’s the best ad to run at any given time) will enable app developers to instantly and effortlessly test multiple monetization strategies directly through a dashboard, and then make strategic decisions […]

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The business tech that helps SMBs compete with enterprise companies (VB Live)

Business technology helps SMBs personalize prospect and customer relationships, accelerate business workflows and processes, and exceed customer expectations while boosting sales growth. Learn more about how technology is transforming the way SMBs do business, in this VB Live event. Register here for free. When you think “leveraging technology as a way to dramatically improve business […]

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Microsoft launches AI Business School

Microsoft today introduced the AI Business School, a series of case studies and free instructional videos made to help business executives design and successfully implement an AI strategy within their organization. The Microsoft AI Business School is born out of three years of conversations with customers and follows the launch of an AI school for […]

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