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Artificial intelligence is no longer the future – it’s creeping into HCM technology even as we speak. But it’s also in a hype phase, where to appear cutting-edge, vendors and customers must talk about things like “machine learning” and “recommendation engines” if they want to be taken seriously. Here’s where we try to sort it all out.

AI Experience

Candidates Factor AI Use Into Their View of Employers

All the work being done to incorporate AI solutions into recruiting technology isn’t impressing the people who matter most: candidates. That’s what Korn Ferry discovered when it surveyed 431 professionals across a range of industries last month. Essentially, the issues are trust and a desire for a human touch. While 72 percent of the survey’s […]

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Management Technology

How AI Is Making Managers More Human

In this guest column, Adam Rogers, chief technology officer of Ultimate Software, looks at how artificial intelligence is poised to dramatically transform the workplace for managers. Artificial intelligence technology has been around for decades, but its capabilities, funding and overall interest have skyrocketed in recent years. Machine learning functionalities are disrupting nearly every industry and […]

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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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Textio Hire

Textio Expands Tool to Root Out Unconscious Bias

Another company has ratcheted up its approach to the market for tools that make the language used to woo candidates more attractive. Textio, the Seattle developer of “the world’s first augmented writing platform,” released Textio Hire, an extension of its original product for job posts. Textio Hire uses data from actual hiring outcomes “to optimize […]

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ShiftPixy Adds IBM Watson to Gig Worker Management Service

Gig-worker platform provider ShiftPixy has integrated IBM’s Watson across its platform to improve its user experience. Specifically, the company said its current mobile gateway app uses Watson to power its entire employee enrollment process. With Watson’s AI capabilities, Irvine, Calif.-based ShiftPixy said it can now guide new hires “by a conversation with our chatbot ‘Pixy,’ […]

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Data Windows

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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HR Pros Seem In Sync With New SHRM CEO’s Views on Technology

An informal poll hints that practitioners and other end users of HCM technology like the idea of HR becoming bolder and striving to have more impact on their organizations’ business strategy and results, themes emphasized in a speech given Monday by Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., the Society of Human Resource Management’s new CEO. Speaking to […]

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Red Flag

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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