House Approves Ban on Most Employment Credit Checks

SHRM | January 30, 2020

The U.S. House of Representatives on Jan. 29 passed legislation that prohibits employers from using credit reports for employment decisions, except when required by law or for a national security clearance. The bill also prohibits hiring managers from asking questions about applicants' financial past during job interviews or including questions about credit history on job applications. Employer groups such as the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) oppose the bill, arguing that the information in a credit report is an indicator of a person's judgment and potential risk to an organization, especially for certain positions involving finances and accounting.

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HR PRACTICE

Tango Announces $14M Series A and Launches Workspaces for Teams

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 Introducing Workspaces 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. About Tango: 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.

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DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION

PeopleScout's Affinix™ Wins Award for Diversity and Inclusion Innovation in Brandon Hall Group's Fall 2021 Excellence in Technology Program

PeopleScout | January 12, 2022

PeopleScout's proprietary talent acquisition technology, Affinix™, has been named a Bronze winner for Best Advance in Diversity and Inclusion Innovation in Brandon Hall Group's Fall 2021 Excellence in Technology Awards Program. Affinix is a mobile-first, cloud-based platform that creates a consumer-like candidate experience and streamlines the recruiting process through intelligent automation. Affinix brings together applicant tracking systems (ATS), candidate relationship management (CRM) systems, artificial intelligence, machine learning, digital marketing, predictive analytics and digital interviewing, providing a seamless experience for candidates, rapidly supplying a qualified talent pool to hiring leaders, and driving efficiencies through innovation. "With the criticality of diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives for organizations around the world, PeopleScout recognized the need for enhancements to our Affinix Analytics dashboards to better help our clients attract a diverse pool of applicants, This recognition from Brandon Hall is strong validation of the value of this important work, which we will continue as we partner with our clients to deliver the solutions they need to further their DE&I objectives and accurately and efficiently measure their progress towards their goals." -Taryn Owen, PeopleReady and PeopleScout President & COO. PeopleScout was recognized for expanding strategic insights in Affinix Analytics—the company's data and reporting tool that includes job seeker analytics and operational metrics—to support the organization's overall focus on diversity and inclusion. With a new standard dashboard for client diversity initiatives, employers can better understand progress toward diversity goals and determine where to focus their efforts. PeopleScout continues to lead the talent acquisition industry with its innovative talent technology and solutions. Previous recognition for Affinix includes: Affinix was named a winner for Best Analytics, Measurement, and Business Impact Solution in the 2021 HR Tech Awards Affinix won two Silver Awards in Brandon Hall Group's 2021 Excellence in Future of Work Awards Affinix won Platinum in the 2021 Titan Business Awards for Superior Product Innovation About Brandon Hall Group Brandon Hall Group is a research and analyst firm, with more than 10,000 clients globally and 25 years of delivering research-based solutions that empower excellence in organizations around the world through our research and tools each and every day. Our vision is to inspire a better workplace experience. Our mission is to empower excellence in organizations around the world through our research and tools each and every day. About PeopleScout PeopleScout, a TrueBlue (NYSE:TBI) company, is a leading RPO provider managing talent solutions that span the global economy, with end-to-end MSP and talent advisory capabilities supporting total workforce needs. PeopleScout boasts 97% client retention managing the most complex programs in the industry. The company's thousands of forward-looking talent professionals provide clients with the edge in the people business by consistently delivering now while anticipating what's next. Affinix™, PeopleScout's proprietary talent acquisition platform, empowers faster engagement with the best talent through an AI-driven, consumer-like candidate experience and optimizes the talent process through data and actionable insights. Leveraging the power of data gleaned from engaging millions of candidates and contingent associates every year, PeopleScout enhances talent intelligence for clients across more than 70 countries with headquarters in Chicago, Sydney and London and global delivery centers in Toronto, Montreal, Bristol, Krakow, Gurgaon and Bangalore.

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TALENT MANAGEMENT

TalentBurst, Inc Announces New Verification and Silver Level Partnership with CoupaLink

TalentBurst, Inc. | May 24, 2022

TalentBurst, Inc., a leading talent workforce solutions provider, announced that the company is now a "Coupa Verified" company. TalentBurst workflow solutions platforms will be adding this innovative payroll payment processing SAS service to its existing robust technology stack. TalentBurst can now process payroll payments specifically on CoupaLink for any of Coupa's 500+ customers and 500,000 suppliers. CoupaLink's Partner Program will enable TalentBurst to better serve its customers and people, through this robust payment processing system. Joining the Silver level membership in Coupa's open platform community allows TalentBurst to provide their services to Coupa's customers, bringing value, solutions and unique technology access. "We are very proud to partner with Coupa as a Silver LINK partner. We hope that Coupa's customers view TalentBurst as a uniquely qualified provider of Global Employer of Record services with verified payroll processing capabilities that can be used for employees in the United States and also 96 other countries." -Brad Talwar, CEO of TalentBurst About TalentBurst, Inc. Since 2002, TalentBurst has established itself as one of the most respected names in the staff augmentation, payroll, and employer of record, (EOR) space. TalentBurst provides total workforce talent solutions to Fortune 500 companies in the United States and Canada, including, but not limited too, staff augmentation, high hazard pay roll, and employer of record services. TalentBurst has a global workforce of 2,400 people with estimated revenues of $145 million for the year (2021). TalentBurst is certified by the National Minority Supplier Development Council, Inc. (NMSDC). TalentBurst was ranked by Inc. magazine for over nine years as one of the United States' fastest growing companies. TalentBurst is also recognized as a Top 50 Diversity Owned Business in Massachusetts and Top 50 Privately held Business in Massachusetts. About Coupa Coupa empowers companies around the world with the visibility and control they need to spend smarter and safer. We take a comprehensive approach to spend management with a unified platform that allows you to see all your spend in one place—from purchasing to invoicing to expenses. See it, understand it, control it.

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RECRUITMENT & RETENTION

NFI’s Melissa Winkleman Promoted to Senior Vice President, Human Resources

NFI | January 04, 2022

NFI, a leading supply chain provider headquartered in Camden, N.J., recently announced the promotion of Melissa (Kosmin) Winkelman, to Senior Vice President, Human Resources. In this role, Winkleman will contribute to the broadening of talent strategies to match NFI's growth. “Our people are central to NFI’s overall strategy, and NFI continues to make it a priority to invest in attracting and retaining the best talent, Melissa has been a true partner in growing the HR function at NFI. She has been instrumental in aligning the HR Operations teams with the field teams, and has had a hand in implementing countless improvements to our programs and policies, Melissa has played a critical role in helping the HR team provide exemplary service, both locally and to the field” - Nancy Stefanowicz, Executive Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer at NFI. Winkleman started at NFI in 2015 as the Vice President, Human Resource Operations and Compensation, and has helped to support all field-based startups, acquisitions, compensation, talent, and HR operational activities. Winkleman also serves as a Board Member of The Philadelphia Society of People & Strategy (PSPS), the premier senior-level human capital association for exchanging ideas, knowledge, and fellowship among the Greater Philadelphia Region's senior HR and business leaders. Founded in 1932, NFI has more than 15,000 employees spanning 300 locations throughout North America across numerous areas including operations, engineering, sales, transportation, and IT. This past July, the company was recognized as one of the Largest Employers by the Philadelphia Business Journal. In addition, NFI was recognized by Ripplematch as a top workplace for Generation Z: The Next Gen 100 this month. This list identifies organizations that go above and beyond to craft a workplace that empowers their employees to thrive professionally and personally. About NFI NFI is a fully integrated North American supply chain solutions provider headquartered in Camden, N.J. Privately held by the Brown family since its inception in 1932, NFI generates more than $3 billion in annual revenue and employs over 15,000 associates. NFI owns facilities globally and operates more than 60 million square feet of warehouse and distribution space. Its dedicated fleet consists of over 4,600 tractors and 13,00 trailers operated by 3,900 company drivers and leveraging partnerships with 500 independent contractors. NFI has a significant drayage presence at nearly every major U.S. port, leveraging the services of an additional 1,500 independent contractors. The company’s business lines include dedicated transportation, distribution, ecommerce fulfillment, brokerage, transportation management, port drayage, intermodal, global logistics, and real estate.

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This animated demo takes you through the ways TriNet Time helps employers get the most out of every labor dollar, improves payroll accuracy, collects data on what the workforce is spending time on; and supports more efficient operations. Screen shots show the application’s dashboards and data reporting tools. To support better compliance with HR regulations and enable workers’ self-service with paperless HR, there’s TriNet Time.

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