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 Guardian Life Insurance Company of America | June 18, 2022
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian®) today announced a new partnership with PrismHR that allows Professional Employer Organizations (PEOs) access to Guardian's full suite of dental, vision, life, disability, supplemental health, and mental wellness benefits.
"The Guardian PrismHR relationship reinforces Guardian's commitment and leadership in the PEO space. We are excited to bring our innovative product portfolio to more employees, helping PEO members obtain lifelong well-being," said Jeff Wasco, Head of Specialty and Emerging Markets for Guardian.
The partnership will provide several benefits to PEOs including:
Access to comprehensive employee benefits that prioritize well-being like mental wellness benefits through Spring Health, tailored solutions to improve benefits communication, and value-added benefits such as Will Prep Services and an Employee Assistance Program, all with a focus on helping PEO member firms attract and retain employees
No ongoing EDI maintenance fees and zero set up cost
PrismHR Data Bridge, which automatically extracts, transforms, validates, and securely transfers enrollment data to carriers and providers
"I'm excited about the union of PrismHR's technology and Guardian's insurance offerings, This partnership allows PEOs to offer worksite employees attractive benefit offerings that keep cost, value, and variety in mind."
-Tim Pratte, President, HRO Business Unit at PrismHR.
About The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America (Guardian®)
Every day, Guardian provides Americans the security they deserve through our insurance and wealth management products and services. Since our founding in 1860, our long-term view has helped our customers prepare for whatever life brings, whether starting a family, planning for the future, or taking care of employees. Today, we're a Fortune 250 mutual company and a leading provider of life, disability, dental, and other benefits for individuals, at the workplace, and through government sponsored programs. The Guardian community of over 9,000 colleagues and our network of over 2,500 financial representatives is committed to serving with expertise when, where, and how our clients need us. Our commitments rest on a strong financial foundation, which at year-end 2021 included $10.7 billion in capital and $1.9 billion in operating income. For more information, please visit guardianlife.com or follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and YouTube.
PrismHR's mission is to fuel the growth of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across the U.S. Our HR software, combined with our ecosystem of HR service providers, enables SMBs to manage payroll, benefits, and HR, leveling the playing field with large enterprises. Today, PrismHR software delivers world-class HR services to more than 80,000 organizations and over 2 million worksite employees, processing greater than $80 billion in payroll each year. PrismHR is located in Hopkinton, Mass.
Tango | June 15, 2022
Tango, the leading Workflow Intelligence Platform that streamlines the creation of process documentation, today announced its $14 million Series A funding, bringing its total funding to $19.7M. Tiger Global Management led the round, with Slack Fund and Atlassian Ventures participating. Existing Tango investors also participated and included Wing VC, General Catalyst, GSV Ventures, Red Sea Ventures, and Outsiders Fund. In conjunction with the funding, Zach DeWitt, Partner at Wing VC, will join Tango's board of directors.
Tango's Workflow Intelligence Platform provides the insights necessary to scale business operations by standardizing best practices, onboarding and training new hires more quickly, and improving employee performance. Through its Chrome Extension and Desktop Application, Tango automatically captures processes in real-time and generates instantaneous, beautiful step-by-step how-to guides that can easily be exported or embedded into learning management systems and knowledge bases.
Since the launch of its Chrome Extension in September 2021, Tango quickly scaled to 100,000 users in just eight months and became Product Hunt's second most upvoted product of 2021.
"Slack charted the course for bottoms-up adoption. We strongly believe great collaboration tools have undeniable product-led DNA. Tango has this in spades, and we have incredibly high conviction in the team's ability to define the category,"
- Jason Spinell of Slack Fund
Over 25,000 teams are currently using Tango, highlighting the need for functionality that can serve entire organizations. Tango's Workspaces, built for teams, bring powerful collaboration features, including shared folders, viewership analytics, Workflow discovery, and user permissioning.
The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted companies' knowledge management challenges in shifting to a virtual workforce. Today, businesses still face challenges when collaborating and accessing information across the organization. The Great Resignation has only exacerbated this, with many businesses facing higher turnover rates and more significant recruitment difficulties. Tango allows teams to capture processes in the flow of work and the new Workspaces product enables real-time access to quality process documents for all team members. With real insights into how work is getting done, organizations can standardize best practices from top performers, identify knowledge gaps, and support employees to improve their performance and career satisfaction.
"We are thrilled to announce our recent funding to continue building Tango. Our mission is to improve the future of work by providing solutions businesses need for effective collaboration and knowledge sharing. In addition, we are proud to launch Workspaces, bringing organizations of all sizes the insights they need to better understand how work is performed. With the ability to see and understand how work is getting done, organizations can focus on improving employee performance, standardizing best practices, and ultimately, scaling business operations,"
- Ken Babcock, co-founder and CEO of Tango.
Tango will use the funding to continue focusing on new internal collaboration features for both the creator and the consumer of documentation. Tango envisions a future of work where documentation mirrors the organization: a living, dynamic approach to internal knowledge.
Tango is the premier Workflow Intelligence Platform that empowers people to be their best at work. Tango is the fastest way to create step-by-step tutorials and documentation, enabling top performers and teams to auto-capture and share best practices, all in the flow of work. Tango generated Workflows captured by its Chrome Extension and Desktop app helps teams onboard new hires, train employees, and facilitate process improvement.
LiveHire Ltd. | May 20, 2022
LiveHire Ltd. (ASX: LVH), a globally-leading Direct Sourcing platform, today announced a new partnership with myBasePay, a leading employer-of-record (EOR) and agent-of-record (AOR) platform for recruiting, staffing and HR professionals. This partnership aims at improving the overall candidate experience and quality of hires by pairing LiveHire's cutting-edge AI-powered direct sourcing technology with myBasePay's best-in-class Employer of Record services.
With more than 11 million open jobs in the US where candidates have the upper hand, growing talent shortages and higher turnover rates, there is more pressure than ever to fill roles quickly while delivering a positive candidate experience.
LiveHire's partnership with myBasePay will deliver a Direct Sourcing platform to generate private, branded Talent Clouds that attract and engage permanent and contingent workers via LiveHire. MyBasePay will then manage the remainder of the lifecycle as the Employer of Record.
"The LiveHire and myBasePay partnership is a great opportunity to transform the candidate experience, The myBasePay platform supports talent professionals through payroll, compliance and more, and coupled with the LiveHire technology, will ultimately provide a world-class experience for the candidate lifecycle."
-Christy Forest, CEO of LiveHire
Through this partnership, LiveHire and myBasePay offer:
Optimization of contingent talent curation via LiveHire's platform
Timely payroll processing, insurance, and benefits administration
Fully integrated talent pool technology and talent curation services
Seamless candidate submittal and onboarding
Compliance from worker classification to workers comp
Enhanced candidate experience and quality-of-hire
"The partnership myBasePay has with LiveHire is a representation of two companies aligned for the future trajectory of workforce management. It is critical for us to partner with organizations whose value proposition improves the overall candidate experience. With myBasePay being at the forefront of the Employer of Record space, we are thrilled to partner with LiveHire who has been a pioneer in the Direct Sourcing movement. Together, our companies can create a complimented candidate lifecycle solution for enterprises everywhere"
-myBasePay CEO Cesar Jimenez
"Today, over 40% of the U.S. workforce is made up of contingent workers, but more organizations are moving towards Freelancers and Gig workers to backfill FTE positions to take care of business needs with an expected growth to over 50% throughout the next two years. This makes speed to hire critical. The LiveHire partnership with myBasePay creates a seamless candidate lifecycle solution that meets the needs of the growing contingent workforce."
-Dave Ghosh, Senior Vice President, Global Alliances and Channel Sales of LiveHire.
LiveHire is a globally-leading Direct Sourcing platform that attracts permanent and contingent talent via branded talent clouds. LiveHire provides talent-on-demand through its unique talent pooling and 2-way text messaging functionality, having successfully enabled end-to-end recruitment from sourcing through to hire of contractor workforces across 20 of the largest industries. LiveHire supports partners and clients 24 hours a day from offices strategically located in the USA and Australia. For more information, visit www.livehire.com/us
myBasePay is an employer-of-record (EOR) and agent-of-record (AOR) platform that enables enterprises to scale and grow by acting as their trusted strategic partner providing them with the agility and flexibility needed to compete in today's age of disruption. Our products eliminate administrative headaches associated with many time-consuming HR functions, including payrolls, compliance and more. myBasePay provides the urgent service technology an external workforce requires with the benefits contingent workers deserve. myBase Pay manages the most critical part of the contractor lifecycle and supports talent professionals through customer-obsessed service practices, all powered by world-class technology. myBasePay provides EOR and AOR payroll capabilities across all 50 states.