This week’s new launches include: Ceridian, Next Ventures, Sonovate, Storm5, Talent Solutions Right Management, The SANS Institute

• Global human capital management (HCM) technology firm Ceridian has launched Dayforce Career Explorer, an AI-powered solution to help improve engagement and retention by empowering employees to manage their careers. Dayforce Career Explorer provides employees with access to data-driven career pathing, opportunities for learning and development, and job notifications for open roles that match their skills and interests.

• RetailTech recruitment brand Storm5 has opened a new office at Axel-Springer-Platz 3 in Hamburg, Germany. Benedict Rippstain will lead a team of 14 RetailTech specialist consultants at Storm5, which was founded in 2021 by Olivier Kerckhove. Under Rippstain’s leadership, the team aims to grow through the addition of another academy by the end of this year. Storm5 covers a range of spaces within the RetailTech industry including e-commerce, MarTech, supply chain and logistics, and in-store technology.

Sonovate, a provider of embedded finance and payment solutions for the contingent workforce, has enhanced its funding technology platform to better serve large, multinational recruitment businesses and launch new lines of products in the future. The new platform gives customers the ability to optimise cashflow, allowing them to access funding in multiple-currencies and across multiple-sectors, with tailored pricing based on the risk profile of the industry being served to allow customers to secure the best possible rates.

Customers are able to view multiple ledgers across the new platform, whether they’re obtaining funding for invoices related to permanent or contract workers, or different subsidiaries of their business. Multi-ledger access also ensures that reporting requirements are quickly, easily, and consistently fulfilled both internally and in line with local market regulation.

Next Ventures, a technology consulting and staffing solutions company headquartered in London, has opened a new office in Manhattan, New York City. The firm says the Manhattan office will serve as a “strategic” base to support its mission to connect technology talent with organisations across core practice areas. IT staffing executive Kyle Vyas, with more than 20 years’ experience in the industry, will lead the expansion.

• HM Government and The SANS Institute, a global provider of cyber security training, have partnered to launch the Upskill in Cyber training programme to help UK professionals make a career change into cyber security. The programme, lasting 14 weeks, offers training, career advice and interview practice to help UK workers change careers into cyber security roles. So far, it has trained over 200 students with non-cyber backgrounds. Many have gone on to secure guaranteed job interviews upon successful completion of the training programme.

Talent Solutions Right Management has launched PowerSuite Next for Career Transitions. Its new digital solution is for transforming and enhancing the outplacement experience and offering people the best possible outcomes during their career transition.

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