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Engage Talent’s Matt Pietsch on predictive analytics
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Matt Pietsch, chief revenue officer at AI and predictive analytics firm Engage Talent, thinks companies need to focus on modernizing talent acquisition.

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Fuzu secures $3.8M for African expansion
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East Africa-focused recruitment site Fuzu.com has secured a $3.8 million investment in a Series A funding round. 

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Recruitment platform Rota secures £3m of new funding
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British on-demand staffing platform Rota has secured £3 million ($3.8 million U.S.) in a new funding round led by independent London-based investment firm Puffin Point.

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Jobberman’s Hilda Krugha on building a top recruitment site in Africa
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“The biggest problem we have is getting accurate data. This factor has created a low-trust environment for employers.”

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Zoopla, Cazoo backer invests £3m in U.K. gig economy start-up
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Collective Benefits, a new British recruitment start-up has closed on £3.3 million ($4.27 million U.S.) of seed funding.

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WorkGenius raises $7 million
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German start-up WorkGenius has raised an additional $7 million U.S. in funding, taking the total raised by the company to around $20 million U.S.

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Seek stays strong despite weak market conditions
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Australia-based recruitment giant Seek posted strong revenue growth in the six months through December, despite weak economic conditions in almost all of the company’s key markets. However, profits slipped 24% to $75.6 million AUD ($49.8 million U.S.).

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Finland government launches recruitment site
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The Finish government has launched multi-agency recruitment site Jobs.workinfinland.fi. It aggregates job offers that don’t require Finnish skills, serving employers and job seekers alike.

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Are reverse-recruitment marketplaces the future of hiring candidates?
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A different type of recruitment site is beginning to come of age, due to a model that improves the outcomes for talent and employers by “flipping” the recruitment process.

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CareerBuilder continues to part out its business
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CareerBuilder’s private equity owners are continuing the business of “parting out” the company, selling off another significant piece of the pie.

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Xing operator names new MD in Switzerland
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Hamburg-based New Work SE, the operator of professional network Xing, has appointed Robert Bertschinger as its new managing director in Switzerland.

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En-Japan buys IT freelancer marketplace for $5.5M
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Japanese recruitment firm En-Japan Inc. has acquired job site operator Brocante in a share exchange deal worth 600 million yen ($5.5 million U.S.). Brocante operates Freelance Start, one of the largest freelance recruitment platforms in Japan.

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Korean job site Saramin launches resume assessment tool
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Saramin.co.kr, the biggest recruitment marketplace in South Korea, has introduced an AI-powered resume screening tool to help job-seekers understand the strengths and weaknesses of their profiles.

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Agora lowers GoldenLine valuation yet again
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Polish media company Agora has lowered the valuation of its recruitment site GoldenLine.pl for the second year in a row. The company said the impact of this valuation write-down would be about PLN 6.5 million ($1.7 million U.S.) in Q4 of FY2019.

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