Author Archive | Mark Feffer

The Exhibit Hall at UNLEASH America 2018

UNLEASH America Shows Promising 1st Performance

The HCM technology conference formerly known as HR Tech World reintroduced itself as UNLEASH America last week, bringing to Las Vegas a “less-is-more” dynamic that both attendees and exhibitors said emphasized discussions over product demos and offered buyers the opportunity to spend more time exploring solutions that might interest them. This was the type of […]

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Benefits Tech’s Complexity Offers Opportunity in Neglected Areas

While employers increase their use of technology to streamline benefits administration, HCM technology vendors—and benefits technology vendors in particular—have a growing opportunity to deepen their customer relationships by including educational and other benefits-related content in their offerings. That was one of the hidden takeaways we found in Guardian Life Insurance’s fifth annual Workplace Benefits Study. […]

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HCM Technology People Moves

People: Comings, Goings at Namely, Monster, Cornerstone and More

New hires, promotions and other personnel moves throughout the HCM technology community. Matt Straz was ousted as New York-based Namely’s CEO after the company’s board decidied “his actions were inconsistent with that which is expected of Namely leadership.” Until a successor is found, board member Elisa Steele will lead the Office of the CEO, which […]

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Skills Assessment

Indeed Joins List of Recruiting Services Adding Assessment Tools

Indeed launched an assessment tool designed to automate candidate screening and, it says, “democratize” talent acquisition by reviewing candidates based on their skills and potential to fit with open jobs. Like a number of companies before it, Indeed claims the approach will minimize recruiters’ dependence on resumes, and thus reduce the influence of bias during […]

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HCM Technology Report News Roundup

Roundup: WTW Updates Comp Software, Workforce Names Top HR Companies

A roundup of deals, product announcements and other news from the HCM technology community. Willis Towers Watson said an updated version of its compensation planning software is available for implementation. The new release includes a custom compensation field that expands their ability to configure complex expressions to satisfy different types of business use cases, and […]

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Restaurant Kitchen

Deputy’s New Feature Seeks to Streamline Shift Scheduling

Workforce-management platform provider Deputy released a new feature, Auto-Scheduling, that allows businesses to more easily create and maintain compliant schedules for hourly workers across industries such as restaurants, healthcare, staffing and franchises. Of course, the feature is AI-powered, Deputy said. It uses AI to build schedules based on analytics from data compiled from areas like […]

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Recruiting Trends

Demand for ‘Consumer’ Experience Drives Recruiting Tech

Recruiters and recruiting solutions will continue trying to keep up with the ever-changing demands of younger workers who have integrated technology of all kinds into their lives. While Korn Ferry Futurestep CEO Byrne Mulrooney said the “break-neck speed of technology advancements” will allow recruiters to focus on their core responsibilities, his company’s 2018 talent acquisition […]

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CultureIQ Vets on Team Launching Training Platform

Jeremy Hamel, CultureIQ’s former head of product, and Savina Perez, the company’s ex-vice president of marketing, have joined with fantasy-sports platform FanDuel’s co-founder Tom Griffiths to launch Hone, a management training solution that combines live facilitators and artificial intelligence. In announcing the service, Griffiths said companies today are “struggling to find the right way to […]

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BambooHR Time Tracking

3 New Features on Tap for BambooHR

BambooHR introduced three product features at its BambooHR Summit last week: an employee net promotor score calculator, time-tracking and a new mobile hiring app. BambooHR’s message has always focused on culture and the way employers treat their workforce. So it’s no surprise that CEO Ben Peterson’s presentation positioned the new features squarely in that context. […]

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