HR Tech News from Emtrain, ModernHire, Qwick

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Emtrain, which provides eLearning and analytics that measure the impact of social dynamics in the workplace, today announced it has hired Jennifer Thresher to be the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Thresher brings more than 12 years of financial leadership experience to Emtrain.

Prior to joining Emtrain, she served as VP of Finance and Head of Human Resources at Apex Learning Inc. She holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Phoenix, a Bachelor of Science in Finance from Youngstown State University, and Strategic Human Resources Leadership and Strategic Financial leadership credentials from Cornell and Stanford.

“Emtrain is the perfect place for me to combine my love of analytics and my appreciation for the value of human and social capital,” Thresher said. “I know that a powerful culture can have a dramatic impact on the workplace, including the bottom line. I’m thrilled to be joining a woman-founded and women-led company that is driving real change.”


Modern Hire, the leading enterprise hiring platform for video interviewing and pre-hire assessments, today announced the release of Automated Interview Creator (AIC). Modern Hire’s latest science-based interview technology, AIC provides hiring and recruiting teams with the recommendations for optimal interview questions based on job requirements to identify best-fit candidates quickly and confidently.

Building on the success of Modern Hire’s Automated Interview Scoring (AIS), an on-demand video interview feature that uses AI to fairly evaluate candidate responses, AIC leverages a robust library of the most pertinent interview questions across multiple industries for nearly any job context, resulting in faster, more precise, less-biased interviews. AIC’s intelligent search continuously improves results over time, further enhancing the accuracy and relevancy of the structured interviews it powers.

  • Drives hiring efficiency — Through its AI-driven search engine, AIC enables hiring teams to ask the right questions to best identify candidates with the skills needed to succeed and that are most qualified for the job. Modern Hire’s science-driven library of questions targets the competencies and behaviors critical to success on the job in tandem with its AIS structured rating scales for consistent, accurate and ethical evaluation.
  • Provides accuracy and confidence in hiring decisions – Modern Hire’s AIC content is based on validations including more than 500 research studies of market leaders over several decades, led by a large team of Industrial-Occupational (I-O) psychologists. This results in confidence among hiring teams, knowing the science and content behind AIC is rigorously developed and relevant to specific job functions.
  • Ensures ethical and diverse hiring – Leveraging AIC, hiring teams can feel confident their candidates are receiving interviews consistent with and focused on factors directly related to job success, making the hiring process ethical and fair. When integrated with Modern Hire’s AIS, AI is applied to evaluate candidate responses to on-demand interview questions and provides hiring teams with recommended scores. This is proven to combat interview bias and ensure fairer, more effective hiring decisions.
  • Makes the interview process engaging for candidates – Since candidates are presented with questions and scenarios most relevant to the role, they have an opportunity to draw

Qwick, the on-demand labor marketplace for food and beverage Professionals announces the launch of its services in Washington, D.C., the company’s 16th city to launch in since 2018. Qwick is thrilled to help change the way people work, enabling D.C. hospitality businesses – who could be struggling during this historic labor shortage – to find quality vetted staff. Qwick is rapidly expanding its services and will be operating in at least 30 cities by the end of 2022. By 2024, Qwick’s goal is to successfully match 3 million Professional shifts in 30 U.S. cities.

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