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15Five raises $30.7M to expand its employee development toolkit

Technology has been used to improve many of the processes that we use to get work done. But today, a startup has raised funding to build tech to improve us, the workers. 15Five, which builds software

ServiceNow teams with Workplace by Facebook on service chatbot

One of the great things about enterprise chat applications, beyond giving employees a common channel to communicate, is the ability to integrate with other enterprise applications. Today, Workplace, F

Fresh out of Y Combinator, Leena AI scores $2M seed round

Leena AI, a recent Y Combinator graduate focusing on HR chatbots to help employees answer questions like how much vacation time they have left, announced a $2 million seed round today from a variety

Leena AI builds HR chatbots to answer policy questions automatically

Say you have a job with a large company and you want to know how much vacation time you have left, or how to add your new baby to your healthcare. This usually involves emailing or calling HR and wait

Beamery closes $28M Series B to stoke support for its ‘talent CRM’

Beamery, a London-based startup that offers self-styled “talent CRM”– aka ‘candidate relationship management’ — and recruitment marketing software targeted at fast

YC alum Modern Health, a startup focused on emotional wellbeing, gets $2.26M seed funding

About one year ago, a note from a CEO thanking his employee for using sick days to take care of her mental health went viral. It was a reminder to Alyson Friedensohn of what she wants to accomplish wi

Spend a week fielding sensitive HR complaints in ‘Grayscale’ web game

If you're looking for a way to close out your week that's entertaining, edifying, and looks like you're doing real work, check out Chimeria:Grayscale, a game where you act as an HR person dealing with

Skype’s new ‘Interviews’ feature lets you test candidates using a real-time code editor

Skype recently introduced a feature designed to cement its place among business users who aren’t as interested in things like emoji reactions or “Stories.” It now supports conductin

Entelo steps up its AI game with $20M Series C 

The race to crown a winner in the AI-powered recruiting software space is on. With both Workey and Mya nabbing rounds in the last few weeks, the timing is prime for a few players to seek advantage in

Former Uber engineer says company ignored repeated reports of sexual harassment

Former Uber site reliability engineer Susan Fowler accused the company of rampant sexual harassment and human resources negligence in a blog post published today. It's the latest in a series of events

Alan and PayFit hook up so that your health insurance and payroll work together

Two French startups liked each other so much that they’re now starting to see a future working together. PayFit wants to modernize the good old paychecks in France, while Alan wants to turn health i

Real-time performance review platform Reflektive raises $25M Series B round

Now that the holidays are over, many companies are about to make their employees go through the most dreadful exercise of the year: the annual performance review. Reflektive aims to replace the typ

After rejecting Google, Namely raises $50M to take on the biggies in HR

One of the big HR startup stories of the last year has been the trials and tribulations of Zenefits, but news coming out today from another company in the space shows that there is still a lot of oppo

Airbnb plummets, Facebook ranks top in tech on Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work 2017

Facebook has risen to the top spot among tech companies on the annual Glassdoor Best Places to Work U.S. rankings. That seems fitting for the company in a year when it is taking on Slack, Microsoft-

What interns and new grads really get paid at top tech companies

From woefully underpaid internships to legendary hiring bonuses at huge Silicon Valley companies, it’s hard for job seekers to know what they’re worth in tech. It’s even harder when they&#8

Axonify raises $27M to gamify employee training without wasting your time

Think back to the last time you had to do a corporate training. More likely than not it was a frustrating experience that you simply tried to survive rather than learn from. (If you feel otherwise, I&

BetterWorks’ Goal Is To Bring Goal Setting To Every Organization

BetterWorks, a cloud platform that helps companies set and manage goals, announced a new feature today that automatically updates goal progress based on information in Salesforce and Workday. The p

Randstad’s VC Fund Has $60M To Invest In HR Tech Startups Showing Early Traction

A strategic corporate VC fund set up this April by global HR services giant Randstad is looking to invest in startups working on the hard problem of matching people to jobs, and jobs to people, as wel

VoloMetrix Raises $12M For Its People Analytics Service

Seattle-based VoloMetrix today announced that it has raised a $12 million Series B round led by Split Rock Partners with participation from existing investor Shasta Ventures. Today's round brings Volo

YC-Backed Impraise Makes Workplace Performance Reviews Less Painful

Performance reviews are a hassle for everyone involved. Supervisors have to deal with an onslaught of paperwork and meetings, but employees who only get assessments once or twice a year can often feel
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