GoodWall, billed as a “LinkedIn for students”, has successfully closed its Series A funding round with $10.8M. The round was led by the Randstad Innovation Fund and Manixer, a Geneva-based private equity firm. Other investors participating in the round included Francis Clivaz, Zurich Cantonal Bank and Verve Capital Partners.
Kijiji Canada has named former Hired Inc. sales executive Greg Abramowitz as head of real estate and jobs. He will lead sales and operations teams for both verticals, the company announced in a press statement sent to AIM Group.
LinkedIn members will soon be able to connect with each other more easily, with the professional networking site’s new QR code feature.
The Australian Cyber Security Centre (ACSC) has confirmed that HR technology services company PageUp is safe to use again, following a data breach. The company's services are used by many of Australia’s ASX 200 companies to process job applications received from job boards like Seek, Monster, Indeed, and LinkedIn.
Hired has raised $30 million to advance its bid as a subscription-worthy marketplace for top tech talent. But the field will be competitive, with Indeed, GlassDoor and others likely to up the ante as data collection gets increasingly sophisticated.
A pair of new features released by LinkedIn this past week shows the professional networking site is shifting away from appealing to passive job-seekers to actively targeting all job-seekers.
LinkedIn has created an internal AI Academy for its employees which will start with classes for engineers, product managers and executives.
Xing SE, the largest business network in German-speaking region, released its Q1 report and claimed it now has 56% of the addressable population of workers as members.
LinkedIn has informed Chinese users of the platform that they will be required to comply with new measures requiring real-name registration. The professional networking platform says this is to meet local regulations.
The GDPR enters in to force in a few weeks, leaving some open questions for active sourcing professionals and some rectech sites.