Talent Systems | June 20, 2022
Talent Systems®, the software provider for casting and auditioning that connects talent and their representatives with casting directors, has acquired the eTribez Casting Platform, becoming the leading source worldwide for reality television talent casting. It has also acquired Staff Me Up, the leading production crew professional network with a heavy focus on unscripted productions. With these additions, Talent Systems can provide unscripted shows with all of the tools they need to fully cast and crew their productions.
The eTribez Casting Platform, previously led by eTribez CEO Eli Abayan, has been used to cast some of the most recognizable reality shows around the globe, including "Survivor," "Big Brother," "Idol," "Love Island," and "MasterChef." Staff Me Up, led by CEO Jared Tobman, is the top professional network for hiring qualified crew members and creatives and also developed Coded for Inclusion, which works with diversity advocacy organizations and studios, including A+E Networks, Warner Bros. Discovery, Banijay Americas and Amazon Studios, to improve inclusive hiring for historically underrepresented groups.
"These acquisitions extend the Talent Systems offerings into the reality TV vertical through both talent casting and crew staffing, We are also excited to continue to grow and support Coded for Inclusion in collaboration with the Staff Me Up team."
-Talent Systems Co-CEOs Alex Amin and Rafi Gordon.
More than 8 million people have registered with the eTribez Casting Platform. This end-to-end software offers talent a secure front-end registration system, and helps casting directors, production companies, and networks manage the tens of thousands of applications one reality show may receive. Staff Me Up connects 350,000 crew freelancers to exclusive production jobs at more than 3,000 networks, studios and production companies, and its staff of nine will join the Talent Systems team.
Later this year, the eTribez Casting Platform will be rebranded under the Talent Systems portfolio while eTribez will continue to independently run its separate Production Management Platform. In the coming months, Staff Me Up will expand its hiring and networking platform, which currently focuses on unscripted crew, into scripted TV and film production.
Talent Systems is the parent company of Cast It Systems, Casting Networks®, Spotlight, Casting Frontier, and Modasphere. These platforms, along with the eTribez Casting Platform and Staff Me Up, will continue to operate independently while leveraging each other's technology.
The Josh Bersin Company | May 27, 2022
The Josh Bersin Company, a research and advisory company focused on HR and workforce strategies, has presented two trailblazing HR leaders with HR Hero awards at the inaugural Irresistible event, recognizing their success in building an "irresistible organization" during one of the most challenging times for employers and the workplace globally.
Amy Coleman, Corporate VP of HR at Microsoft, accepted Microsoft's HR Hero award for the organization's work driving a dramatic culture transformation across the vast global business, empowering both employees and customers:
Amy Coleman of Microsoft and Donna Morris from Walmart – and their teams – are HR Heroes in every sense
Irresistible 2022, running May 23-25, is the first event of its kind. Hosted at the University of Southern California (USC) in Los Angeles, the employee-centric global HR event has brought together HR leaders from the world's top brands to candidly discuss their experiences of how they adapted and reinvented the employee experience, and to share pioneering best practice, as workplaces around the world continue to reinvent themselves in the face of lasting disruption triggered by the COVID-19 pandemic.
About The Josh Bersin Company
The Josh Bersin Company provides a wide range of research and advisory services, including a corporate membership program, to help HR leaders and professionals tackle the ever-evolving challenges and needs of today's workforce. The firm's research team covers all topics in HR, talent, and L&D, including diversity, equity, and inclusion; employee experience; remote and hybrid work; wellbeing; HR strategy and capabilities; learning and career mobility; HR technology; organization design and development; and talent acquisition and mobility. With the Global Workforce Intelligence (GWI) Project, The Josh Bersin Company also serves to expand its support of market-leading businesses by helping them navigate the challenges of industry convergence while remaining future-focused. Under the company's umbrella is the Josh Bersin Academy, the world's first global development academy for HR and talent professionals and a transformation agent for HR organizations. The Academy, which has seen more than 50,000 program enrollments since its 2019 launch, offers content-rich online courses, a carefully curated library of tools and resources, and a global community that helps HR and talent professionals stay current on the trends and practices needed to drive organizational success in the modern world of work.
PredictHQ | March 26, 2022
PredictHQ, the demand intelligence company, today announced a partnership with leading gig economy empowerment platform Stoovo. Stoovo is an AI-driven platform that helps independent workers strategically choose the right short-term work opportunities near them.
The company will integrate PredictHQ's demand intelligence with their advanced AI platform to alert gig economy workers to where demand will surge in advance, allowing them to review and accept the most lucrative gigs in the closest geographic proximity.
PredictHQ's demand intelligence is already used by leading rideshare companies including Uber and delivery networks including GoPuff. Its enriched data on events that drive demand for independent workers is already enabling better demand forecasting and planning across the on-demand industry.
"The competition for drivers and gig economy workers has never been higher, and we're excited to be enabling companies and individuals to know where demand will hit so they can be ready, The pandemic changed demand patterns, with most industries undergoing a huge shift to dynamic, data-driven planning. It makes sense that innovative platforms like Stoovo want to democratize demand intelligence for their users too."
-PredictHQ cofounder and CEO Campbell Brown
Stoovo is used by more than 10,000 independent workers across the U.S. The company is using 15 of the 19 PredictHQ event categories to alert their recommendation algorithms that inform workers about where the largest demand and highest paying gigs will be. These include sporting events, expos, concerts, and festivals, as well as community events, school and college holidays, and national observances. The partnership originally focused on California as a test market and is now being rolled out across the U.S.
"PredictHQ's demand intelligence will augment our already robust AI platform for recommending gig work, The future of work is flexible and independent. It is not humanly possible for the average person to process hundreds of data points to make an informed decision about the best job to accept on any given gig platform. Stoovo does this for them based on their individual needs and work profile."
-Hantz Févry, CEO and co-founder of Stoovo.
Financial management is closely related to the well-being of independent workers, but Stoovo doesn't stop there; they also offer their users a bank account that helps them save money, user incentives, rewards, and discounts based on their individual needs and work activities.
PredictHQ, the demand intelligence company, empowers global organizations to anticipate changes in demand for their products and services. PredictHQ's demand intelligence API aggregates events from hundreds of sources and verifies, enriches, and ranks them by predicted impact so companies can proactively discover catalysts that will impact demand. With PredictHQ, businesses gain a leg up on the competition and remain confident in their ability to meet customers' ever-changing needs.
Stoovo is an AI-driven platform that connects independent workers with the right short-term work to maximize their income. Stoovo's platform reduces income volatility and provides workers with thousands of job opportunities so they can earn more and achieve financial stability.
Betterleave | April 04, 2022
Betterleave Bereavement announced the launch of its bereavement care platform for employers and health plans, built to support employees experiencing the death of a family member, friend, colleague, pet or pregnancy loss. Companies use Betterleave to help employees navigate the complex bereavement landscape with the help of care coordinators and top death care experts, products & services together in one place, saving time and money. Betterleave's program delivers bereavement care through personalized funeral, memorial and estate coordination, life & financial planning, and integrated grief resources.
"Betterleave is addressing a critical gap in employer support by offering a platform that equips HR partners and managers with the tools & insights to support employees experiencing bereavement"
-Tracy Desmond, Head of Global Benefits, Wellbeing & Mobility at Airbnb.
Betterleave is the only comprehensive bereavement benefit for employees, disrupting how the market and employers are approaching bereavement leave & support for working families. By offering tech-enabled, personalized coordination through the Betterleave platform, companies are able to support the wellbeing of their employees.
"At a time when the best talent is looking for more, Betterleave is offering employers a way to demonstrate that they truly care about their employees, We are excited to be part of Betterleave's quest to modernize the death care industry."
-Dana Zachgo Wright, Managing Director at MATH Venture Partners.
While the death care industry continues to take steps forward, the majority of providers are still stuck in the past. The experience individuals have today is fragmented, expensive and time consuming–taking over 500 hours to settle affairs after the death of a loved one. Driven by the mission to make understanding and navigating death care effortless, Betterleave has created a platform to help with the administrative, financial, and emotional impact of bereavement.
"We believe that bereavement care is a core and essential component of health and wellbeing, We are not solving for a temporary need or trend, but a fact of life. Bereavement impacts all of us and we plan to drive meaningful, digital & sustained change to the industry."
-Cara McCarty, Founder & CEO, Betterleave.
Founded in 2022, Betterleave is backed by HR Leaders, Strive Ventures, Math Venture Partners, and The Fund.