Inspire Welcomes Transformational Business Leader, Mike Courtney, as EVP of Sales & Business Development

Inspire | April 15, 2020

Inspire, one of the fastest-growing clean technology companies in the U.S., today announced the appointment of Mike Courtney as Executive Vice President of Sales and Business Development. In this newly created role, Courtney will apply his unique expertise in expanding and diversifying the company’s sales and business partnership strategy to support the company’s next phase of growth.   
Reporting to Inspire’s President, Brad Bentley, Courtney will oversee Inspire’s sales and related business efforts, with a focus on cultivating deeper B2B customer and partner relationships, deploying new sales channels, and expanding the company’s go-to-market strategy.

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The explosion of digital technology and the way that people, businesses and organizations are more interconnected than ever is transforming the HR sector. Digital transformation is helping the relationship between employee and employer become much more of a two-way dialogue, rather than a static, one-way conversation that can leave employees disconnected and disenfranchised.


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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

hireEZ Launches Business Tier for Small and Medium-size Hiring Teams

hireEZ | June 16, 2022

hireEZ, the leading AI-powered outbound recruiting platform, today announced the launch of its Business Tier product offering for small to medium-size companies. As growing startups and small companies contend with a tight labor market, hireEZ is expanding its recruiting platform to help non-enterprise organizations make finding and hiring talent easier. With the new Business Tier product suite, smaller recruiting teams will have access to the hireEZ platform to streamline hiring workflows end to end, from the intake process to engaging with prospective talent. "Small companies are often more nimble than their larger competitors, but they also face higher rates of churn and have fewer resources at their disposal. Our goal with Business Tier is to make the most advanced recruiting tools available to those non-enterprise teams, so they can remain competitive," - Steven Jiang, CEO and co-founder at hireEZ. With Business Tier, hiring teams can create projects to start the intake process, add access to all stakeholders, outline job requirements and set goals for recruiting processes, and specify salary ranges. hireEZ also gives users the ability to parse job descriptions to align sourcing keywords with recruiters' searches, based on desired criteria such as skills, degrees, education, and experience. The new Business Tier provides high-growth organizations with access to the hireEZ platform, including: EZ Sourcing — AI-powered sourcing from the largest available talent pool, with over 800 million candidates EZ Engagement — Communication and nurture tools such as email templates, sequences, and tracking data to scale candidate outreach EZ Collaboration — A user-friendly portal to help hiring teams align on needs and goals, share projects, review candidates, and provide feedback About hireEZ hireEZ (formerly Hiretual) is the #1 AI-powered outbound recruiting platform with access to over 800 million candidates from 45+ open web platforms, market insights to build strategic recruiting campaigns, and candidate engagement capabilities to make outbound recruiting easy. With hireEZ, you can execute a strategically scalable approach to build your workforce of the future.

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EMPLOYEE EXPERIENCE

Metafora & Lean Solutions Group Partner to Further the Transportation & Logistics Industry through Technology, Staffing, & Organizational Improvement

Metafora | April 06, 2022

Metafora and Lean Solutions Group are partnering to provide IT consulting and tech development services to companies in the transportation, logistics, and supply chain sectors, the two firms announced today. Metafora, formerly CarrierDirect, is a management consulting and tech development firm. Lean Solutions Group will work with Metafora to provide recruitment, staffing, and team spin-up services delivered from the company's nearshore satellite locations in Latin America. "Like Metafora, our firm is rooted in serving the transportation, logistics and supply chain space, This mutual agreement allows us to work together on behalf of our clients and prospects, leveraging each other's strengths and experience. While there remains a grave talent shortage problem in the United States, Latin America is bulging with strong, successful IT talent with a strong work ethic. Our Lean Staffing division excels at recruiting, building, and retaining tech teams which, operating as extensions of our clients' IT teams in the same time zone, can help businesses more rapidly develop and deploy tech solutions." -Robert Cadena, CEO and co-founder of Lean Solutions Group. "In an increasingly difficult hiring environment, we've seen first hand the tremendous benefits of using nearshore labor like Lean Solutions Group across transportation and logistics businesses. Our partnership with Lean is about helping the top transportation & logistics businesses maximize the value they get from nearshoring, allowing leaders to scale their businesses with incredible cost efficiency. Metafora's 10+ years of consulting on organization and process efficiency and optimization for the top 3PLs, carriers, and forwarders makes this the perfect partnership. We've developed a rapid operating model assessment to quickly identify what parts of an organization are best suited to move nearshore to optimize process and cost efficiency." -Peter Rentschler, CEO of Metafora The staffing crunch challenge in transportation & logistics is not going away anytime soon. This strategic partnership is designed to directly address the labor shortage in our industry by improving processes and getting reliable nearshore talent. About Metafora Metafora, previously "CarrierDirect", is a business consulting and software development firm that exclusively serves the transportation, logistics, and supply chain space. Metafora partners with carriers, shippers, and freight tech vendors to help them optimize their business and develop tech strategy to fuel their growth. Metafora+ is their partnership network. About Lean Solutions Group Lean Solutions Group, established in 2012, and based in Coral Springs, Florida, is a nearshore services provider that has partnered with more than 400 U.S.-based companies to establish their satellite offices in Colombia, South America. Lean Solutions Group's expanded service offerings, provided by a highly scalable and flexible workforce of more than 6,000 employees, include staffing, technology, marketing, sales, and business process outsourcing services, all in one place. By leveraging the right talent, culture, and price that Lean Solutions provide, businesses can lower operational costs and drive business growth.

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WORKFORCE MANAGEMENT

NewCo Capital Group Pays Special Bonuses having maintained full salaries and benefits packages through the difficult and ongoing pandemic.

NewCo Capital Group, LLC | January 17, 2022

NewCo Capital Group ("NewCo" or the "Company"), a leading provider of services, tools and capital to the SMB ecosystem that fosters growth for small-medium business across the United States, announced it completed paying special bonuses while increasing existing compensation packages to current employees all of whom are greatly appreciated and valued within the organization. Over the last 18 months, no employees were asked to take temporary pay reductions as NewCo Capital Group understands that its employees and contractors are the core competencies that define the exceptionalism for which the organization is known. Unlike some of its lesser counterparts, at no time did NewCo need to furlough any employees during the pandemic. Furthermore, the organization believes that it had a responsibility to assist its employees during this difficult time. The Company believes that its action to pay special bonuses and increase compensation packages are consistent with the organization's values and culture. The organization believes that it had a responsibility to assist its employees during this difficult time. In December 2020, CNBC reported that a MagnifyMoney survey revealed that roughly 1 in 3 full-time workers experienced a pay cut due to the coronavirus pandemic. NewCo believes that not only did most companies not pay any special bonuses to their employees, some providers of capital unfortunately forced pay reductions of at least 10 percent on their already underpaid staff. "We founded NewCo to promote a sustainable-funding solution for small business owners while providing greater opportunities for our employees and contractors alike. Newco's delivery on that promise is consistent with that mission and we're proud to be a citadel during these difficult times. Our values and corporate culture continues to guide us and NewCo will continue to deliver an exceptional product and retain its position and influence as a Preferred Merchant Cash Advance provider within the industry." - Albert Gahfi, CEO of NewCo About NewCo Capital Group, LLC NewCo Capital Group is an Alternative Finance company specializing in MCA Bridge-Capital. As a Preferred Provider, the company is focused on fostering growth within the Small and Midsize Business (SMB) ecosystem. We are passionate about providing fast and easy access to capital for small businesses to help them grow, scale and create jobs. Our technology, proprietary methods and extensive experience is what differentiates us allowing us to maintain our competitive edge and continue to provide value to our Merchants and employees alike.

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The explosion of digital technology and the way that people, businesses and organizations are more interconnected than ever is transforming the HR sector. Digital transformation is helping the relationship between employee and employer become much more of a two-way dialogue, rather than a static, one-way conversation that can leave employees disconnected and disenfranchised.

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