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HR Tech Collaboration News Podcast BBOP #18 - The WTF Edition

More Vegas, TAtech Fall Congress, Using AI4HR Launches, UNLEASH Announces Partnership with Human Capital Media, and Much Much More!

 
Peter Clayton, Ward Christman, Larry Cummings, TotalPicture interviewHRTech Collaboration News Podcast

Welcome to an all new WTF edition of BBOP - The HR Tech Collaboration Podcast. No this is not WTF and I'm not Marc Maron. However, the 3 C's have had a couple of WTF weeks - regarding Ward's life-time ban from the Venetian.

This is Episode 18 - I'm Peter Clayton and joining me in a couple of minutes will be the talk of Twitter - Ward Christman, and the @Chief_Connector, Larry Cummings.

On a positive note, I'm heading to New Orleans this week for the TAtech Fall Congress / Deal Center. Looking forward to working with Peter and Pete Weddle again this year, and catching up with a lot of friends at the Royal Sonesta. Chad & Cheese will be there - we've all received copies of Peter Weddle's new book, Circa 2118, so maybe we'll have a Circa 2118 book club in NOLA!

Chad and Cheese are hosting a start-up Death Match which we're going to film: Andreea Wade CEO, Opening.io Max Armbruster CEO, Talkpush, Aman Brar, CEO, Canvas, Teg Grenager CEO, Uncommon Co. and David Bernstein, Head Of Partnerships, AllyO. Our friend Faith Rothberg CEO of College Recruiter is the Forum Chair this year. I'll tell you a little bit more later in the podcast.

 I'm brining my NYC DP Jolie with me - we've been working together for the past several months on a series of videos for the Using AI4HR online course produced by Future Workplace and powered on the NovoEd platform. The 5 week course launches today! If you're interested in knowing how  leading organizations like IBM, GE, Intel, Cisco, rLoop, Cognizant, Hilton, View Glass - are using AI in their HR and recruiting functions check out usingai4hr.com and use the code TOTALPICTURE for $100 discount if you decide to sign up.



This week's fundings: $65M+ SOURCE: HRMarketer

  • Indiana's Emplify raises $7.5 million for its employee satisfaction software
  • WalkMe raises $40 million to help people navigate complex user interfaces
  • Online Training Company Masterplan Raises €6M in Series A Financing
  • Apprenticeship Startup WhiteHat Raises $4M in Seed Funding
  • Learning People Raises $2.5M in Funding
  • Headlight, a Copenhagen, Denmark-based startup that provides a personal development program for professionals, raised €1m in funding
  • Paradigm Outcomes, a CA-based company managing catastrophic and complex cases for the workers' compensation industry, received a a majority investment from Omers Private Equity
  • Vista Equity Partners Closes Investment in iCIMS, a Provider of Cloud-based Talent Acquisitions
  • Passageways, a provider of collaboration software for employees and board of directors, closes strategic growth investment from Five Elms Capital


IPO

  • Freelancer marketplace Upwork sets terms for $135 million IPO
  • M&A
  • HEADs, PROMAN Merger Provides Businesses with Nationwide Recruitment Coverage
  • CoAdvantage Acquires Remedy Employer Services
  • PSI Services LLC Acquires Workforce Assessment (non-leadership) Business from Development Dimensions International (DDI), Inc.
  • AssuredPartners Announces Acquisition of Evolve Consulting Group, Inc., an Employee Benefits and Consulting Firm


PARTNERSHIPS

  • UNLEASH Announces Strategic Partnership with Human Capital Media
  • NBCA and Success Training Institute Partner to Provide Soft Skills Training
  • Intellitec Solutions Partners with ADP to offer payroll and human capital management services to their clients
  • MISC.
  • HRmarketer Adds Gamification to Popular Advocacy Software
  • Talent Plus, Inc. Ushers in Operational Manager Talent Online ® Assessment at HR Tech
  • Global Recognition Powerhouse, Terryberry, Celebrates Century of Recognition
  • ENGAGE Talent Announces Integration with Bullhorn ATS/CRM to Accelerate Recruiting Workflow
  • Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Releases Updated White Paper about Shortcuts that Can Lead to Inaccurate Criminal Records
  • New Learning Modules Added to HR Genius for the Week of September 17, 2018 Including Best Practices in Leave Processes, Candidate Selection, and More


JOB CHANGES/PROMOTIONS FROM WARD:

  • Ken Roos - Chief Revenue Officer at OnShift (was EVP, Sales & BizDev)
  • David Pluto - VP Corporate Strategy at SAP (was Sr. Dir Corporate Strategy)


Last minute from Rhonda Taylor at HRMarketer:

    • Indonesia's EV Hive raises $20M for its co-working business to rival WeWork
    • AI-Based Corporate Travel Platform WhereTo Raises $8M in Series A
    • Live Org Chart Software Pingboard Raises $5M in Seed Funding
    • Employee Risk Management Company ClearForce Secures Strategic Investment From Centricus

Now, here's a little bit about us.


Ward Christman is HR Tech Advisor's Chief Advisor - with a 26 year career building various HR tech companies from job boards to ATSs, he's a techie at heart but passionate about building great partnerships between HR Tech companies.

Larry Cummings is the Chief Connector - Harmonizing #HRTech vendor #collaboration. Larry Curates and marinates Intel to assure deal-flow for all @HRTechAlliances allies making YOUR collaborative resources more visible!

Peter Clayton - I started my podcast, TotalPicture,  in 2005 - pre-iPhone, pre- anyone knowing what a podcast was. I'm senior Producer/Director at  TotalPicture Media, a production boutique focused on the Future of Work. My expertise is in video and podcast production. I attend many premier industry conferences throughout the year, and partner with event producers, sponsors and exhibitors to create compelling, world-class content.

 

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Thats our show. Comments are welcome on The HR Tech Collaboration News show page on totalpicture.com. While there, Please sign up for our free newsletter - You can subscribe to TotalPicture on iTunes, Google's new podcast app, TuneIn, Overcast, Stitcher or your favorite podcatching service - and join the conversation on our TotalPicture Radio Facebook Group. You'll find me on Twitter @peterclayton. Follow Larry at Chief_Connector. Follow Ward @HRTechAdvisor TotalPicture is your podcast resource for the future of work. See you next week . Thanks for tuning in to TotalPicture.

Peter Clayton

About Peter Clayton

Peter Clayton, Producer/Host, is an award-winning producer/director of radio, television, documentary, video, interactive and Web-based media who has created breakthrough media for a wide array of Fortune 100 clients.

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