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Keep up to date with the latest in community development, hiring, and job searches with CollabWORK's comprehensive blog!

March 14, 2024

How CollabWORK meets the needs of HR professionals

Tapping into professional networks maximizes the exposure of job openings to candidates, benefiting TA professionals and talent alike. In this interview with HR Brew, a Morning Brew newsletter, CEO and Founder Summer Delaney breaks down how CollabWORK continues to evolve in order to best meet the needs of HR professionals.

September 13, 2023

Fast Company article addressing pay gap features CollabWORK

Dive deeper into how CollabWORK is revolutionizing hiring in this must-read Fast Company article featuring founder and CEO Summer Delaney. This article highlights experts, like Summer, who discuss the CEO-to-worker pay gap. Summer talks about how CollabWORK aims to address the issue by requiring pay transparency and shares how her career journey has influenced her management style.

April 8, 2024

CollabWORK founder among’s women to watch

Who are the women to watch in talent acquisition in 2024? Look no further than CollabWORK! named Founder and CEO Summer Delaney, along with seven other TA all-stars, in its list of rising female leaders. The site says it took the time to analyze internal hiring data and seek recommendations across the industry to highlight its list of superstar women making their mark in the talent acquisition space.

April 1, 2024

Live at Transform 2024 with The Pozcast

Gain a deep appreciation for the vibrancy of professional communities and learn how strategic networking can be a game-changer for your career trajectory in this engaging discussion with The Pozcast. CollabWORK CEO and Founder Summer Delaney chatted with host Adam Posner live at Transform 2024.

March 27, 2024

The recruitment solution you need in your tech stack

The recruitment tech solution you need in your tech stack? When it comes to finding top talent and top jobs, said CollabWORK stands out as a top choice. CollabWORK was included in the site's list of six recruitment tech solutions everyone should check out.

March 26, 2024

Brex's 'Startup of the Week'

Brex, an AI-powered platform transforming the finance landscape, named CollabWORK its startup of the week. Brex highlighted, "When's the last time you landed a job by applying cold? While most talent solutions focus on optimizing your existing candidate pipeline, CollabWORK reaches the right talent with targeted distribution networks and word-of-mouth referrals."

March 11, 2024

Marketplace spotlight

From harnessing the power of communities, transforming referrals, and cutting through the noise to hire efficiently, put a spotlight on why companies should hire through CollabWORK.

March 10, 2024

Leveraging community to drive business value

Communities aren't only key to CollabWORK's customers, they're key to our business as a whole. HearstLab, an investor in early-stage and women-led startups like CollabWORK, highlighted five ways CollabWORK has leveraged community to drive tangible business value.

March 5, 2024

The importance of clarity and transparency in job descriptions

CollabWORK's first-ever talent survey is prompting discussion in the industry over the importance of thoughtful job descriptions. If companies want to attract more qualified and committed candidates, they need to include a salary range and breakdown of the hiring process (at the very least), noted in a thorough breakdown of CollabWORK's findings.

February 1, 2024

AI in Recruitment

How is CollabWORK using AI? CEO and founder Summer Delaney joined AI in Recruitment: Outlook 2024 to dig in to how AI helps our team match jobs to communities and other talent pools quickly and at scale. AI's main benefit includes automating tasks and sourcing but staying on top of current and new regulations is key.

December 19, 2023

Looking ahead to 2024 with HR Tech Joe

“You had me at community.” Industry leader Joseph Wilkie was so impressed with CollabWORK’s community approach to hiring he had founder Summer Delaney on his show HR Tech Joe for its CEO series. Coming off big wins and lessons in 2023, Summer previews upcoming plans for 2024, which include focusing on distribution, forming partnerships with recruitment marketing agencies and ATS platforms, and attending key industry events. Learn more at HR Tech Joe’s Vimeo page.

November 21, 2023

Transforming the Job Market with Online Communities: CollabWORK's CEO Summer Delaney on WorkTech's 2023 Companies to Watch

Online communities have transformed the job market by providing a platform for networking and connecting job seekers with employers - That’s where CollabWORK comes in, CEO and founder Summer Delaney told WorkTech Founder George LaRocque in a recent interview. The conversation comes after CollabWORK was included in WorkTech’s list of 2023 Companies to Watch. Watch the interview on WorkTech’s YouTube page.

November 13, 2023

Discover the NOW of Work with CollabWORK CEO Summer Delaney

Dive into insightful discussions on the current state of recruiting and where the industry may evolve (we’re looking at you, AI enthusiasts and skeptics); gain insights on evolving industry trends and innovative hiring strategies. Summer joined NOW of Work hosts Jason Averbook and Jess Von Bank of Mercer | Leapgen for an enriching conversation on reshaping the way we hire and recruit. Listen to the discussion on Apple or Spotify, or watch here.

October 30, 2023

CollabWORK among WorkTech's 2023 Companies to Watch

The CollabWORK team is thrilled to announce that CollabWORK has been recognized as one of the top tech providers by WorkTech, a prestigious industry authority. CollabWORK's dedication to innovation and excellence has earned us a spot on their highly anticipated 2023 Companies to Watch List. We are honored to be among the select few companies chosen for this coveted recognition. Being featured on WorkTech's list validates CollabWORK's commitment to delivering cutting-edge technology solutions that empower businesses and drive success. This acknowledgment is a testament to our team's hard work and passion for crafting exceptional products. At CollabWORK, we are constantly pushing the boundaries of what is possible in the world of technology. Our innovative tools and solutions have already made a significant impact on the industry, and we are excited to continue driving positive change going forward. We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to WorkTech for the recognition and to our amazing team for their unwavering dedication and commitment. We are honored to be part of this prestigious list and look forward to making an even bigger impact in the tech industry in the coming years.

October 17, 2023

Summer Delaney featured in RecTech Media podcast after HR Tech Pitchfest win

After winning big at the HR Technology Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas, CollabWORK CEO and founder, Summer Delaney, was featured in the highly acclaimed RecTech Podcast. What's the buzz all about? Well, CollabWORK emerged victorious, being named the most innovative startup using AI, in the prestigious HR Tech Pitchfest competition. Reflecting on this achievement, Summer expressed her elation at how the industry has taken notice of CollabWORK's thoughtful approach to AI, she discusses what community means to CollabWORK, and says the real excitement lies in the opportunity to connect with potential partners who are equally as passionate about CollabWORK’s mission. Curious to hear Summer’s fascinating insights and learn more about CollabWORK's journey? Listen to the Rec Tech episode, HR Tech Interviews: CollabWork, CrossCHQ, First30. Summer’s interview begins 2 minutes and 30 seconds in.

October 12, 2023

CollabWORK wins big at HR Tech Conference’s Pitchfest competition

CollabWORK was named the most innovative startup using AI at the highly anticipated HR Technology Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas. This recognition, accompanied by a $5,000 prize from the Randstad Innovation Fund, highlights CollabWORK's cutting-edge approach to revolutionizing talent acquisition. With our AI-powered platform, CollabWORK has set itself apart by seamlessly connecting employers with top talent through referrals. This acknowledgment solidifies CollabWORK's position as a rising star in the HR tech industry.

October 12, 2023

Matt Alder’s Future of Recruiting podcast spotlights CollabWORK

What’s the future of recruiting? Think speed, automation, and community - aka, CollabWORK! CEO and founder Summer Delaney was featured in “The Future of Recruiting with Matt Alder” when the podcast hit the road for the HR Technology Conference & Exposition in Las Vegas. Summer addressed Matt’s focus for the episode, making talent acquisition more magical, by detailing how CollabWORK helps companies reclaim time by automatically sourcing passive and referral-based candidates, connecting with 40+ ATS platforms, and streamlining the process - making CollabWORK two-thirds quicker than alternatives! Summer chats with Matt 18 minutes into the episode; listen now.

May 24, 2023

Toolkits interviews CollabWORK’s Summer Delaney on community-powered hiring

CollabWORK's innovative approach to sourcing talent is making waves in media. Recently featured in Toolkits, a media company providing insight and intelligence for media and publishing professionals, CollabWORK CEO and founder, Summer Delaney, sheds light on the challenges employers face in finding high-quality talent and how CollabWORK is revolutionizing the hiring process. With a focus on curated professional communities and leveraging referrals, CollabWORK is connecting brands with top-notch candidates while addressing diversity and inclusion concerns. Discover why the traditional approaches to hiring editorial talent are broken and how CollabWORK is transforming the industry. Check out the full Toolkits interview.

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