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Recruiting Headlines from Monster, Shaker/Montage, Hirevue, Instawork, Direct Employers

May 24th, 2019

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Shaker International, a leading provider of predictive talent intelligence and assessment solutions, has merged with Montage, the single solution to engage, interview and hire better candidates, faster. The companies are based in Cleveland and Wisconsin respectively.

The new company will help its combined client base, which includes hundreds of leading global brands and 47 of the Fortune 100, transform talent acquisition by embedding predictive intelligence into automated hiring workflows that enable better candidate experiences and smarter hiring decisions for 100% of an organization’s hires.

The company will be led by Kurt Heikkinen from Montage as CEO and Brian Stern from Shaker International as President, and a leadership team comprising of executives from both companies. All employees and offices of the two companies are being retained, and the combined company will be co-headquartered in Cleveland, OH and Delafield, WI.

“Montage and Shaker International share a common vision and heritage for creating candidate-centric and outcome-driven solutions,” said Shakers Brian Stern. “By joining teams, we’re bringing together world-class expertise in SaaS, AI and predictive analytics to help clients transform talent acquisition operations to more effectively and efficiently meet the needs of their internal business stakeholders.”

To learn more about the merger of Shaker International and Montage, please visit: shakermontagemerger.com.

Bangalore based Instawork has secured $18 million in new funding from new investors, Spark Capital, GV, and Burst Capital, with participation from existing investors Benchmark, Y Combinator, Tuesday Capital, and SV Angel. The new funding will be used to accelerate expansion across the United States.

The company is also announcing an expansion into Greater Phoenix.

Instawork is now available to all Professionals and Partners across Phoenix, Scottsdale, Mesa, and surrounding areas.

Further, they are opening a second U.S. office in Scottsdale with plans to hire dozens of full time employees who will be based out of Scottsdale.

The company helps connect hospitality workers to restaurants and hotels.


SALT LAKE CITY, — HireVue, provider of the most comprehensive AI-driven talent assessment suite and video interviewing solutions, today announced it has delivered more than ten million video interviews to date for our customers. This important milestone in HireVue’s growth comes just 18 months after the company recorded its five millionth interview as an increasing number of companies worldwide seek to hire a diverse pool of the best candidates and to do so objectively and efficiently.

Today, HireVue’s more than 700 customers — including Hilton, AdventHealth, Unilever, Under Armour, Delta and JP Morgan Chase — interview approximately 1 million job candidates every 90 days in over 180 countries and in 32 languages. Nearly 40 percent of all HireVue interviews were conducted on mobile devices and nearly 80 percent were completed by candidates outside of regular business hours.

“Great talent exists everywhere, but there are often significant barriers standing between potential candidates and employers,” said CEO kevin Parker. “On-demand video interviewing delivers a more dynamic view of the candidate and enables companies to significantly expand the number of candidates considered. This gives more skilled candidates a chance at being discovered and interviewed, as well.”


WESTON, Mass., May 21, 2019 — Monster, a leader in connecting people and jobs, announced the global launch of its latest innovative solution geared towards allowing candidates and recruiters to see each other more clearly so that they can make better matches—Monster Studios.

Monster Studios is a native app that enables talent acquisition, recruitment and HR teams to record, edit and publish video job descriptions from their smartphone in minutes. The addition of video to job postings enables recruiters and hiring managers to powerfully convey the benefits of a job opening, the employer’s personality, and the work environment. For candidates, it provides valuable insight into the role, work environment and business culture.

“Video job descriptions bring the workplace culture to life,” said Scott Gutz, Chief Executive Officer, Monster. “We know that candidates, especially on their mobile phones, don’t want to consume information by reading the large blocks of text that make up a traditional job description.  Video allows a company to create a more complete view into a job which drives better connections and fit throughout the process. Monster Studios is an important step in transforming the way both sides interact with each other. Creating more honest and transparent conversations and interactions between employers and candidates is critical to making every workplace happier and more productive.”

Monster first announced Monster Studios in late 2018. In early 2019, 100 customers in the U.S. and more than 200 customers across Europe participated in a beta program.



INDIANAPOLIS—Today, DirectEmployers Association announced its newest professional development and eLearning platform, DE Academy. Recently revealed to Association members at its 2019 Annual Meeting & Conference (DEAM19) in Naples, Florida, DE Academy seeks to elevate professional development for human resources professionals with courses tailored to provide content and top-notch instruction with the flexibility desired by today’s busy practitioners.

Courses are available for both Members of the Association and non-members, allowing for expanded eLearning opportunities for all.

“DE Academy meets the learner where they are, on their time. We want to promote professional development that improves the learning experience and outcome for all, resulting in real ROI through instruction and application,” commented Jen Bernhardt, VP of Member Engagement.

Currently lessons range from Affirmative Action Planning 101 to Disability Etiquette…For more information on DE Academy or to get started on a new learning path, visit https://directemployers.org/academy.

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