Author Archive | Mark Feffer

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Recommendation Engines Market to Surge 41% by 2022

The global market for AI-driven recommendation engines will grow from about $800 million in 2017 to $4.4 billion by 2022, a compound annual growth rate of 40.7 percent, according to a report from the research firm MarketsandMarkets. Driving the growth is an increasing focus on enhancing consumer experiences and the continuing rise in digitalization. In […]

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BambooHR Adds OneLogin to Improve Access Management

BambooHR, a Utah-based HCM technology platform that focuses on small and medium-sized businesses, has integrated tools from OneLogin, a San Francisco firm that seamlessly enable employers to control identity and access management. “We’re confident that this new partnership will help IT and HR teams collaborate more effectively and provide more value to their organizations,” said […]

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Paychex Eyes Growth in Europe with Purchase of Lessor Group

Paychex has acquired the Danish payroll and HCM technology provider Lessor Group, which provides SaaS and on-premise solutions through its own platform and do-it-yourself cloud-based services under a variety of brand name in Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden. The acquisition supports Paychex’s strategy in Europe by providing the company with “significant client and revenue growth […]

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People Analytics Effectiveness Has Dropped Since 2014

The application of workforce analytics has experienced a “stunning regression” since 2014, according to a recent report. This comes despite aggressive efforts by data experts and HCM consultants to inject the use of analytics into everything from candidate screening to engagement measurement and workforce planning. The 2018 Global Leadership Forecast—by the leadership development firm Development […]

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Gartner: Digital Business Requires ‘Growth Mindset,’ Not Just Technology

Too many organizations ignore the human aspects of digital transformation when they begin to add or enhance their technology, the research firm Gartner says. In order to succeed, technology changes must be backed up by corresponding cultural shifts. Without those, the entire digital initiative is put at risk. This is an especially important point to […]

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HCM Tech Vendors Are Linking Almost Everything to Engagement

Engagement overshadows nearly every conversation that takes place in the HCM technology world. Whether they’re building solutions for recruiting, learning or data, nearly every presentation by “disrupters” at’s LEAD 2018 conference somehow circled around to engagement. The presentations were made to an “Influencer” track was added this year to the annual LEAD gathering in […]

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Trust Issues Have Potential to Slow Adoption of Analytics, Report Says

While HCM technology vendors trumpet their advancements in artificial intelligence and analytics, it appears their customers’ executives are increasingly nervous about the possible repercussions of relying on flawed data or analytics. According to KPMG’s “Guardians of Trust” report, just 35 percent of executives have “a high trust level” when it comes to the way their […]

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KeenCorp’s Engagement-Tracking Tool Looks Like a Game-Changer

One of the most promising tools for truly measuring engagement is growing its presence in Europe and now entering the U.S. KeenCorp, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, integrates its software with company email systems to gauge how employees feel at any given moment. Unlike surveys, it requires no effort by employees and, by layering into […]

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