ShiftPixy App

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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Workday-Slack Deal is Smart, But Raises Wider User, Platform Issues

Workday’s recently announced partnership with Slack will allow employees to access HR information and services without having to switch tools. As Slack said, “Without having to move to another application, they will be able to resolve many of their questions and issues in an intuitive and familiar way.” Last year Slack had more than 50,000 […]

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Kronos Workforce Ready Mobile

Kronos Launches New Mobile Experience for Workforce Ready

Kronos introduced what it called “an entirely reimagined mobile experience” for its Workforce Ready HCM cloud suite. The package provides access to workforce and management tools, as well as compliance enhancements to help organizations mitigate regulatory risk. For example, the app enables eligible employees to request and claim paid sick leave and includes safeguards to […]

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Engaged Workers

Roundtable: Middle Managers Key to Making Engagement Tech Work

If two or more HR professionals get together and don’t begin discussing “engagement” halfway through the first drink, something’s wrong. With the labor market as tight as it is, the importance of convincing employees they’re an integral part of a greater whole has never been more important to both recruiting and retention. Unfortunately, when it […]

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Data Security

SuccessFactors Adds New Data Protection and Privacy Features

SAP’s SuccessFactors added new features intended to make it easier for HR departments to comply with data protection and privacy laws. The announcement’s timely, since the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation, or GDPR, kicks in on May 25, barely two months from now. “We’re committed to helping customers adhere to data protection and privacy regulations, […]

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Oracle Display

Oracle Shows Off New AI-Based and UX features for HCM Cloud

Oracle has announced new AI-based capabilities and UX features for its HCM Cloud product. The tools are meant to improve productivity of both recruiting and HR professionals while delivering a simpler user experience to employees. The company’s thinking goes like this: HR needs new strategies and technologies if their organization is going to attract, engage […]

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UltiPro Benefits Prime

Ultimate Introduces New Benefits and Benchmarking Features

Ultimate Software unveiled a new UltiPro benefits module and announced the addition of workforce benchmarking data to its Perception feature at the company’s Connections 2018 conference in Las Vegas. The benefits product, called Benefits Prime, is designed to simplify the process of selecting and managing health benefits. The module makes it easier for employees to […]

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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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