The Buzz

2003, 2022

The Buzz: Transforming Hiring

By |March 20th, 2022|

Candidate interviews are a part and parcel of life in the staffing industry. But there’s one company aiming to make the interview process faster and more efficient while bringing consistency.

BrightHire provides a platform that enables interviews via phone, Zoom and Google Meet to be recorded and transcribed. Recruiters can be prompted to ask specific questions […]

1402, 2022

The Buzz: Power to the People

By |February 14th, 2022|

Blockchain has generated a lot of buzz over the past few years as some cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) saw their values skyrocket. However, the distributed ledger technology that underlies blockchain has the potential to be used in more than just currency and digital art ownership.

San Francisco-based Braintrust is using blockchain to create a decentralized […]

1511, 2021

The Buzz: Truly Blue

By |November 15th, 2021|

The global pandemic and resulting restrictions have radically changed consumers’ habits, with online shopping becoming the norm. At the same time, Covid has set limits to a globalizing economy and demand for a manufacturing workforce is skyrocketing. As a result, the inventory-to-sales ratio of third-party logistics has recently reached its lowest point in 20 years. […]

1910, 2021

The Buzz: Breaking Barriers

By |October 19th, 2021|

Embracing and encouraging diversity and inclusion in the workforce is more important than ever as companies can no longer ignore the advantages a diverse workforce brings. However, to create a truly diverse workforce, diversity initiatives must also extend to a company’s leadership team.

A 2019 study from McKinsey & Co. found that companies in the top […]

2007, 2021

The Buzz: All in One

By |July 20th, 2021|

When a company seeks to outsource a project, it can utilize a talent platform to find a capable freelancer/contractor. However, bigger companies frequently look to fill teams with a large group of freelancers, which some of these technologies are not equipped for. Furthermore, some platform companies may not cover the entire hiring, administration and payment […]

1705, 2021

The Buzz: Turing Complete

By |May 17th, 2021|

Of the many workplace adjustments made in 2020, remote work is most likely to continue playing a vital role in business, particularly in the technology sector. One company is capitalizing on this shift by offering developers all over the world the opportunity to work with some of the biggest names in tech from the comfort […]

2303, 2021

The Buzz: Easing Pay

By |March 23rd, 2021|

Gig economy, independent contractor workers can face challenges when it comes to pay — many are underbanked or do not use a bank at all. On the flip side, talent platform companies and others that work to match 1099 workers with clients can also face obstacles when it comes to paying workers.

Enter Gig Wage, a […]

1402, 2021

With a Handshake

By |February 14th, 2021|

Connecting college students to jobs is particularly important given the difficult environment amid Covid-19. Handshake is one company stepping up to help. Described by TechCrunch as a “more diversity-focused LinkedIn for college students,” the company aims to democratize the hiring process.

“We connect up-and-coming talent across all 50 states with 500,000 employers recruiting on Handshake — […]

1711, 2020

Modern Talent Acquisition

By |November 17th, 2020|

Artificial intelligence in HR technology is growing in prevalence, but what about the talent acquisition process? Modern Hire, a company founded in 2019, sees potential in this market.

Modern Hire’s platform uses advanced predictive analytics to take interviewing, hiring and recruiting technology to the next level. It offers a host of features — interview scheduling, live […]

2209, 2020

Steady as She Goes

By |September 22nd, 2020|

The ever-growing gig economy is supported by a host of useful apps and platforms such as Uber, TaskRabbit, Upwork, Fiverr and Instacart. But as many in the gig world know, jobs on any platform can lack the stability that full-time employment provides.

Income can be seasonal or fluctuate dramatically with the hours, weeks or months. Many […]