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LinkedIn is partnering with IBM, Meta, Oracle and other platforms to expand its professional certification offering. Learners will now be able to build skills directly from providers and include their certifications on their LinkedIn profile. Certification providers get a new way to broaden the audience for their content.
Achievers is integrating the Achievers Employee Experience Platform with Zebra Technologies’ mobile devices. The idea is to enhance the employee experience for remote and frontline workers and activate a culture of belonging, the company said. Every employee leveraging Zebra’s mobile devices can have access to the platform.
While 86% of employed Americans say they’re very or somewhat happy in their current job, 50% are looking for a new one, 36% passively and 14% actively. To find work, jobseekers are turning to social media, with 58% of them searching for information about potential employers in the channel. About 48% of both Gen Z and Millennials with work experience have applied to an opportunities they found on social media. The study was conducted by the Harris Poll for CareerArc.
Employment platform Oyster launched its Global Employment Pass. The product will serve as a central hub for knowledge workers to increase their hireability, create work experiences and connect job seekers with open roles. The Employment Pass offers access to free training courses through Oyster Academy, plus materials to help job seekers effectively communicate how prospective employers can take advantage of the distributed workforce model.
anecdotes, which calls itself the first operating system for compliance, and HiBob, an HR technology and people management platform, launched a new strategic partnership. The partnership is designed to help compliance teams streamline their HR evidence collection process and holistically address the full scope of compliance challenges, the company said. Using automation, the tools save compliance leaders time and resources by eliminating repetitive manual data collection and providing an easier, more collaborative work process.
ESG intelligence platform FigBytes expanded its philanthropy and DEI solutions. The new features will  provide organizations with advanced DEI and philanthropy capabilities to better manage their corporate responsibility and social programs within their overall strategy. FigBytes said its Philanthropy solution allows companies to streamline and better manage their corporate giving programs alongside their ESG and sustainability initiatives.  
Neurodiversity: Autism and the Science of Game-Based Assessments
Hiring processes consistently overlook autistic candidates, favoring neurotypical candidates who are better prepared to navigate the unspoken social rules of the hiring process. The sheer volume of overlooked candidates is one reason it’s critical for companies to start paying more attention to attracting, hiring and retaining people on the autism spectrum. Read more.
ADP Applies Data to HR Services
ADP’s new Intelligent Self-Service helps employees address common issues before they need to contact HR for assistance. The product uses predictive analytics and machine learning to predict which matters might arise based on analysis of data from across ADP’s ecosystem. Read more.
Employ Acquires Lever, Adds Capabilities to Suite
Employ Inc. acquired Lever, a talent acquisition suite that offers ATS and CRM capabilities in one product.
In a blog post, Employ Chief Marketing Officer Allie Kelly said the transaction makes Employ the largest modern provider of talent acquisition solutions. By adding Lever, she said, the company becomes home to 850 employees serving 18,000 customers. In addition, it supports 3.1 million active jobs, nearly 500 million candidates and 4.9 million hires over the past 12 months. Read more.
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