New HR Tech: Fountain, Instawork 

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Here’s a look at some new HR technology being announced.

 Fountain, the world’s leading applicant tracking system (ATS) for high volume hiring, today announced Fountain Source – a full suite of sourcing products and services including a new direct integration with the global job site Indeed – which strengthens its comprehensive platform for finding, hiring and retaining talent. Fountain Source, combined with the robust Fountain ATS and supported by a variety of industry-leading integrations, helps organizations automate and optimize where and how they spend their sourcing dollars, furthering the efficiency with which customers solve the problems of high volume hiring.

Fountain Source features at a glance:

  • Indeed Integration – This direct integration allows Fountain users to post their jobs on Indeed without leaving Fountain and leverages Indeed Apply, which provides jobs posted through Fountain the same visibility as jobs posted directly on Indeed.
  • Fountain Boost – This powerful tool automatically posts openings to hundreds of job boards, eliminating the manual work of finding job boards, posting jobs there and manually importing them into Fountain.
  • Fountain Sourcing Services – Companies can now work with Fountain experts to design strategic social media and digital advertising campaigns, and post to other industry-specific applicant channels beyond Indeed and Boost. Professional services also include the creation of customized branded career landing pages that directly connect to the ATS, which offers unique insights and helps to optimize the applicant experience.
  • Text-to-Apply – This feature allows job seekers to text a keyword (e.g., JOBS) to a short code to begin the application process directly from their mobile device with no resume required.

Instawork, the leading platform for connecting businesses with skilled workers, announced today its expansion into Canada. This launch marks the first international market expansion for Instawork. The announcement comes less than a year after the company raised $60 million in Series C financing and exceeded its goal of adding 100,000 new Instawork app users (Pros) to meet increased demand ahead of the busy holiday season.

Instawork will first bring its technology to Toronto and Vancouver. In Toronto, Instawork has already seen over 10,000 app downloads, where hourly workers can make an average of $19.50 per hour, which is thirty percent above the local minimum wage. In Vancouver, several thousand hourly workers are leveraging flexible work while making an average of $17 per hour. Pros can easily create a profile, find a shift that matches their skills and interests, and start working in as little as 24 hours.

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