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Recruiting Software Firm Lever Raises $30M For Effort To Transform Hiring

 by Amy Feldman   Sarah Nahm cofounded Lever five years ago to rethink recruiting for the digital age. The San Francisco-based recruiting software company helps its customers not only track resumes, but also identify and cultivate people who might not be actively job-hunting. As the recruiting space becomes increasingly competitive, Lever has amassed a significant war chest. Today, it said that it had raised an additional $30 million in venture financing from Ad...

Google’s New App Is All About Hiring and Managing Job Applicants

Jonathan Vanian Jul 18, 2017 Google has a new way for companies to manage their prospective job applicants. The search giant debuted Tuesday its Hire recruiting app for small-to-medium sized businesses. Axios reported in April that Google was working on the recruiting app just prior to the company’s May launch of its Google for Jobs feature for people looking for employment. To use Hire, companies will need to be paid subscribers...

We Need A Massive Remote-Worker Hiring Spree In The American Heartland

The 2016 election laid bare multiple divisions in American society, but one of the biggest is geographical. In major cities like New York, Chicago, and San Francisco, people are generally doing well (if not equally so), while many places situated far from urban business centers aren’t. Remarkably, faith in the American dream runs highestin locales where social mobility is lowest. U.S. companies, which for the past eight months have been struggling to navigate&nb...

Remote antidote to tech’s toxic ‘bro’ culture

Sydney-based insurance tech company Insured By Us is turning the women-in-tech imbalance on its head, championing gender parity in all areas of the business from a “gender cap customer discount”, to support of its staff. As the backlash against tech’s toxic “bro” culture continues, the focus is shifting to what companies can do to empower under-­represented groups and create an environment of inclusion. Company co-founder Ben Webster said everyone in h...

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Join us for AMA with Melissa Ng, digital nomad and founder of traveling design studio

Join RealtimeBoard team on Thursday, July 6 for AMA with Melissa Ng, the founder of MELEWI - a traveling Product, UX & UI design studio working with passionate people from around the world.  Here are some questions Melissa will be answering on Thursday: What are your top tips on making remote collaboration effective? How do you convince clients to work with you remotely? What has been the most challenging parts of your journey as a business owner and how...