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Coverage of developments in artificial intelligence, the possibilities for technology to help address issues  from diversity to effective performance management, and developments impacting HCM system implementations and support.

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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HR Technology Starting Line

Business Leaders Want Less Talk, More Action From Advanced HR Tech

Executives are getting tired of talking about disruption and becoming impatient to begin executing. That’s our takeaway from the 2018 Global Talent Trends Study, published yesterday by Mercer. The report said that 91 percent of American companies have innovation at the core of their 2018 agenda, and that 95 percent plan organization design changes round […]

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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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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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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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Sexual Abuse

HCM Tech Community Treads Cautiously Into New Era of Sexual Harassment

Employers, engagement specialists and HCM technology vendors don’t expect to see dramatic shifts in their approach to addressing sexual harassment any time soon. Despite recent headlines of high-ranking men using their positions to pressure women into quid pro quo situations, vendors, client-side tech leaders and HR professionals aren’t positioning technology as a solution to the […]

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Missed Target

We Should Talk More About HCM Technology Results, Not Systems

HR analysts and commentators might help practitioners and CHROs more if they spent less time talking inside baseball and more time thinking about what employers actually need to get done. Over on the HR Tech Blog, Sarah Brennan argues that too much discussion about HCM strategy and technology is driven by buzzword-driven conferences and consultant research papers. […]

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HR Technology at Work

Mercer Digital Looks to be a Leading Indicator

Consulting firm Mercer has introduced Mercer Digital, which it describes as an “innovative approach to empowering organizations for the workforce and workplace of the future.” According to its web site, Mercer Digital offers “solutions across the full value chain — from digital strategy to organization design and workforce change — helping organizations move effortlessly into […]

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