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Security Efforts Don’t Keep Up With Workplace Mobility, Report Says

The movement toward more flexible working practices continues to pose a security risk to small businesses, according to a report from digital security firm Avast. Among other reasons, the company found that just 18 percent of SMB employees consider security when they work remotely. That means SMBs “face the challenge of keeping their business secure, […]

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Mercer Launches Incubator for HR Tech Startups

Mercer and WeWork Labs are collaborating to create an incubator program focused HR technology. Mercer said its “HRTech Incubator Program” is the first of its kind. Noting that rapid developments in technology is quickly changing the nature of work, the effort is intended to “help incubate, support, and grow the next generation of workforce innovation […]

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Are ‘Gig’ Platforms Important to Contingent Work Momentum?

While employers give increased attention to attracting and managing part-time employees, a report from the Conference Board suggests that the growth of “non-traditional” workers, such as contingent and gig workers has, in fact, barely grown since the mid-1990s. That’s particularly striking here in the HR technology world, since the impact of online labor platforms seems […]

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Roundup: ADP, Ultimate Earnings; New Summit from Gartner

A roundup of deals, product announcements and other news from the HCM technology community. ADP’s first-quarter revenues grew percent to $3.3 billion while net rose 22 percent to $505 million. Earnings before income taxes increased 14% to $647 million. New business bookings at its Employer Services unit increase 8 percent compared to a year ago, […]

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Kronos Launches New Workforce Dimensions HCM

Kronos introduced an enhanced Workforce Dimensions HCM. The new package includes responsive design, embedded analytics, an AI engine and the extension of the D5 platform’s capabilities across the employee lifecycle. The launch was one of a flurry of announcements that came from this week’s KronosWorks conference in Las Vegas. Built on Kronos’s D5 platform, Workforce […]

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Q&A: HR & Procurement are Thinking More About ‘Total Workforce’

As the workforce evolves to include fewer W-2 employees, more vendors are exploring systems that allow companies to manage their people in a unified way, regardless of whether they’re full-time or contingent. The challenge goes beyond technology: It involves culture, collaboration between HR and Procurement and a retuning of management’s mindset. SAP, with its SuccessFactors […]

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Workforce Should Be Involved in Selecting HR Tech, Report Says

Executives responsible for selecting business-technology solutions believe their experience and priorities align with those of their workforce. A new report from PwC says they’re often wrong. That’s an important idea to bear in mind when it comes to HCM technology, since both customers and vendors generally agree that getting the workforce to actually use the […]

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HCM Technology People Moves

People: Executive Hires at CareerBuilder, Namely and More

New hires, promotions and other people moves throughout the HCM technology community of customers, vendors and analysts. CareerBuilder named Sasha Yablonovsky as executive vice president of customer experience. The company calls Yablonovsky, who joined CareerBuilder in September, “a seasoned customer experience executive.” She’s responsible for leading the global teams responsible for helping customers successfully use […]

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ADP-QuickBooks Integration More Strategic Than You Think

ADP planted its feet a little deeper into the small-business market by enhancing its General Ledger Interface mapping with Intuit’s QuickBooks. Combined with enhancements to ADP’s Compensation Benchmarking, the integration through its Accountant Connect product helps CPAs to “better position” themselves by allowing them to provide more comprehensive services to their clients, the company said. […]

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What to Do as Social, Political Dynamics Impact the Workplace

Employers should consider the fact that people in general are becoming more socially active and one way or another, their activism is likely to bleed into their workplace. But as importantly, heightened social awareness is now leading workers to want more from their companies. A report from Globoforce’s WorkHuman Analytics & Research Institute found that […]

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