human resources

  • HR 2.0 is the poster child for the next wave of SaaS innovation Crunch Network

    HR 2.0 is the poster child for the next wave of SaaS innovation

    The path for SaaS domination of a market segment has historically followed one of two routes: bringing previously offline workflows online, or moving on-premise software processes online. In short, SaaS would take over segments that previously were not SaaSified. Yet, the current wave of HR SaaS innovators the past few years is proving that there can be more to the story. Read More

  • Comparably launches Glassdoor competitor that filters employee reviews by race and gender

    Comparably launches Glassdoor competitor that filters employee reviews by race and gender

    Comparably, the site that originally launched as a compensation data and culture platform, is officially getting into Glassdoor’s territory with the launch of a company employee reviews feature. Ultimately, Comparably’s goal is to provide more transparency around what it’s actually like to work at certain companies. Currently, Comparably has tens of thousands of… Read More

  • Impraise raises $1.6M seed to rethink how companies handle performance reviews

    Impraise raises $1.6M seed to rethink how companies handle performance reviews

    Annual performance reviews are often more like an annual headache for both managers and employees. Impraise, a startup that wants to streamline the process with a mobile app, just raised $1.6 million in seed funding. Investors include Palm Drive Ventures, China Growth Capital, and HenQ. Read More

  • Salesforce Makes Hard Push Into Human Resources With New Platform

    Salesforce Makes Hard Push Into Human Resources With New Platform

    Salesforce.com announced a new set of human resources tools today designed to improve employee engagement. The tools have been mostly adapted from existing Salesforce products and represent a significant departure from Salesforce’s traditional sales and marketing targets. “What we are doing is taking the best of our technologies and allowing customers to turn them inward… Read More

  • It’s Well Past Time VCs Hired HR Directors

    It’s Well Past Time VCs Hired HR Directors

    Those following the Pao/KPCB saga in court yesterday were treated to the testimony of Trae Vassallo, a former Kleiner partner, who claimed on the witness stand that she too was uncomfortably propositioned by Ajit Nazre. Nazre was the Kleiner partner who Pao claims in her lawsuit harassed her after the two had a falling out. Vassallo said in court that when she brought this to the attention of… Read More

  • Plasticity Labs Raises $2.1M To Boost Employee Morale

    Plasticity Labs Raises $2.1M To Boost Employee Morale

    Plasticity Labs, a company that uses data analytics to measure workplace morale, announced that it has raised $2.1 million led by Fibernetics Ventures. The funds will be used for sales and development. Plasticity was founded in 2012, three years after co-founder and CEO Jim Moss, a former professional lacrosse player for Colorado Mammoth, fell ill with swine flu and was also diagnosed with… Read More

  • Good.co Wants To Put Employees In Good Company

    Good.co Wants To Put Employees In Good Company

    Whether or not we like to admit it, our relationships with our colleagues are among the most significant in our lives. Dealing with their quirks (endearing or otherwise) can take up as much time as actually working. A startup called Good.co wants to make it easier for co-workers to get along by taking research from organizational psychology and distilling it into a series of… Read More

  • Job Hunting Bags Millennials New HR Apps

    Job Hunting Bags Millennials New HR Apps

    With an overwhelming number of millennials still out of work despite a slowly recovering U.S. economy, venture capital firms are rushing in to back new recruiting and human resources tools to make the job hunt a bit easier. The unemployment rate in the U.S. is hovering around 6.3 percent, according to a June 6 report from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, but for the millennial generation… Read More

  • Career Sushi Launches A Monster.com For Millennials

    Career Sushi Launches A Monster.com For Millennials

    Taking the next step in its own professional development, the millennial-focused intern placement site Intern Sushi has launched a new professional job placement and career planning site — Career Sushi. It’s one of several startups trying to make the job-seeking process a little easier for a new generation of would-be employees and their potential bosses with their attempts to create… Read More