HR Tech Quick Hits: Job seekers swiping right; 2 new HR tech acquisitions

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More than 68% of clicks on new job postings published last year came from mobile devices, according to a recent report by Appcast Research. Results also show that mentioning remote work within job ads improved responses to the ads and that job ads that include one or more employee benefits resulted in higher apply rates. To learn more, find the Appcast Research 2022 Recruitment Marketing Benchmark Report here.


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Swiss compensation management company beqom acquired Our Tandem, a performance management platform. The move looks to align personalized rewards with relevant behaviors, goals and skills in hopes of transforming how companies reward and recognize their people, attract and retain top talent, and address pay equity and transparency, according to a press statement. “I have no doubt that the combined power of these two solutions will further transform how organizations manage and reward employees along their journey and build happier higher performing teams,” said Aisling Teillard, CEO of Our Tandem.

Remote work facilitator People2.0 has acquired Husys, an India-based end-to-end HR consulting and employer-of-record services provider. This transaction marks People2.0’s fifth acquisition in the past year as it continues to expand its global footprint and suite of EOR and agent-of-record services. The deal expands People2.0’s capabilities to service global conglomerates in India, according to a press statement. It also “signifies another important step in our mission to be recognized around the globe as the leading enabler of flexible and mobile work arrangements,” said Erik Vonk, People2.0’s CEO.

HR Tech Conference Spotlight

HR leaders need to face facts: Organizations must do something new as they work to grow amid a rapidly changing economy. On Sept. 14, global industry analyst Josh Bersin and colleague Kathi Enderes, senior vice president of research at The Josh Bersin Co., will present research and explore how organizations can manage today’s massive labor shortage during a breakout session at the HR Tech Conference. Bersin and Enderes will unveil findings from their recent studies of healthcare and banking firms that use data from Eightfold’s AI-powered Talent Intelligence Platform to transform their HR operations. Register here.

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Podcast Pearls of Wisdom

Cecile Alper-Leroux of UKG
Cecile Alper-Leroux of UKG

In a recent episode of #TheWork, UKG’s Cecile Alper-Leroux explores why employers have not fully addressed the trauma created by working through COVID times and instead are focusing on the return to offices. “We are looking at the wreckage and cleanup that needs to be done, and unfortunately, organizations are more focused on returning to the office, which is an absurd thought, rather than considering what is needed to assess the damage and allow people to move forward,” says the vice president of research and innovation at UKG. Listen to the full episode here

People Moves

Clay Worley, CHRO of Bowman Consulting
Clay Worley, CHRO of Bowman Consulting

Engineering services firm Bowman Consulting Group appointed Clay Worley as CHRO and executive vice president. Prior to joining Bowman, Worley was chief human resources officer and chief ethics officer for NCI (now Empower AI). Worley previously held the senior HR role supporting 9,500 employees at DXC Technologies (formerly Hewlett Packard Enterprise). In his new role, Worley will oversee the strategic direction of Bowman’s HR and talent acquisition departments and will work with the firm’s integration team for company acquisitions.

Amy Smith, chief people officer, Summit Health
Amy Smith, chief people officer, Summit Health

Medical network Summit Health named Amy Smith as chief people officer. Smith will oversee the firm’s people strategy, attracting and retaining talent and building EX and DEIB. Prior to joining Summit Health, Amy was staff vice president for HR at Anthem, and vice president of implementation at ADP, the global provider of cloud-based HCM solutions. Smith will report to Summit Health CEO Jeff Alter. 

The former vice president of people at HR solution provider Workday, Mandy Jeffrey, is the new chief people officer for Board, an enterprise planning soliton provider. During her eight years with Workday, Jeffrey helped increase its headcount from 2,500 employees to more than 15,000 and increased its global footprint. Previously, she was senior director of HR operations at digital payments facilitator Verifone, where she was responsible for international regions. Smith will report to Marco Limena, CEO of Board International.

Phil Albinus
Phil Albinus is the former HR Tech Editor for HRE. He has been covering personal and business technology for 25 years and has served as editor and executive editor for a number of financial services, trading technology and employee benefits titles. He is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and lives in the Hudson Valley with his audiologist wife and three adult children.