RecTech Insider for May

RecTech Insider for May

Here’s a look at what has made news in the online recruiting world over the last 30 days. Lazlo Bock, Google’s former head of human relations is launching a startup that appears to be related to job satisfaction and work-life balance. Read about it. Blackstone, a private equity firm buys Aon Hewitt’s HR cloud service. Read about it. There are plenty of job boards and employment services out there today, but Work Today wants to carve out a niche in a competitive market. This company is looking to be the LinkedIn for blue collar workers, or manual laborers. Rather than putting out a mobile app, the company announced today that it has raised a $1.1 million seed round to further its mission of connecting workers with jobs through SMS. Story here. A UK HRtech company called hibob raises $17.5 million. They are a cloud-based HR and benefits platform. Story here. WorkMarket, which provides a marketplace for freelance work, raises $25M Series D from Accenture PLC and Foundry Group; Accenture