CareerBuilder Launches CoLab to Enable Job Seekers Make Informed Career Decisions

CareerBuilder | March 15, 2022

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On March 14th, the premier job marketplace and talent acquisition solution provider, CareerBuilder, launched CoLab, a new resource aimed at enabling job seekers with their career path and decision making.

CareerBuilder conducted a survey that found that job seekers lacked clarity and advice on their skillsets and job postings during their job search process. CareerBuilder developed Colab in response to these concerns. The resource hub provides job seekers with a summary of their potential career paths based on their preferred role and location.

"Candidates have been searching for a source of truth when it comes to understanding certain roles in specific industries. CoLab does just that. It outlines potential job trajectory, provides salary data, even showcases day-to-day responsibilities so folks can make informed decisions related to their careers."

- Susan Arthur, CEO of CareerBuilder

With CoLab, job seekers will be able to achieve clarity about the skills they need to succeed. This is especially significant at a time when the transferability of skills is paramount to career growth.


In 2005, Graham Weston converted a vacant department store into a first-class shelter for 2,500 Hurricane Katrina refugees in San Antonio. The project galvanized Weston's employees around a cause for which they were all passionate. That energy, Weston says, is what creates epic workplaces. "We all want to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission," he says.


In 2005, Graham Weston converted a vacant department store into a first-class shelter for 2,500 Hurricane Katrina refugees in San Antonio. The project galvanized Weston's employees around a cause for which they were all passionate. That energy, Weston says, is what creates epic workplaces. "We all want to be a valued member of a winning team on an inspiring mission," he says.

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Paychex | November 07, 2022

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HR Acuity | January 17, 2023

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Enboarder Platform Integrates Equifax Workforce Solutions for Onboarding Enhancement

Enboarder and Equifax Workforce Solutions | January 27, 2023

On January 26, 2023, Enboarder, a leading workflow and employee communication platform, announced its strategic alliance with Equifax Workforce Solutions, to bring I-9 management and Work Opportunity Tax Credit (WOTC) management features to its platform. The integration addresses the need of the employees to adhere to federal, state and county regulations as well as for human connection at the time of onboarding. It will also provide personalized onboarding experiences to improve employee engagement. The integration will enable Enboarder’s customers to empower their new hires to fill the USCIS Form I-9 from beginning to end, on any device, nearly from anywhere. Similarly, they can recognize the eligible employees for WOTC and gain more tax credits for their businesses. Brent Pearson, Founder and CEO of Enboarder, said, "The ability to create strong, authentic connections among employees is the foundation of success for any business and it starts with the onboarding journey." He added, "Through our partnership with Equifax, our customers can more easily manage the historically time-consuming and paperwork-heavy side of onboarding, allowing them to focus more on what matters most: helping new hires build relationships and a support network from day one." (Source – Cision PR Newswire) Joe Muchnick, Senior Vice President of Employer Services and Talent Solutions at Equifax Workforce Solutions, said, "People expect their digital interactions to be fast, simple and easy. That's why this partnership is a natural fit: it helps HR leaders more seamlessly deliver an industry-leading I-9 and WOTC experience from Equifax through the Enboarder platform that their companies are already using. That means an enhanced employee experience – and a reduced administrative burden on HR." (Source – Cision PR Newswire) About Enboarder Enboarder is a leading employee communication and work management platforms, which enhances human connections through the entire employee journey for companies of all sizes. The company’s platforms have revolutionized human resource programs and onboarding processes, and inspires employees to engage with the programs, information, and create connections across every stage. It delivers personalized, efficient, and precise content on the chosen communication channel. As a result, it makes connections act at right time. About Equifax Workforce Solutions Equifax is a leading employer services firm providing information, expertise, and HR solutions for the organization's needs. Its verification services and flagship, The Work NumberⓇ database helps to take accurate decisions for national consumers. It helps make Onboarding paperwork easier to finish, including faster I-9 fillings, digital tracking, and employee verification.

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