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Pricing, Intelligent Tools Drive U.S. ATS Market

Relatively low prices and the integration of increasingly sophisticated analytical tools will drive growth of the U.S. market for applicant tracking systems to a steady CAGR of 9 percent by 2021, according to a report by research firm Technavio. Vendors are offering low- and medium-priced systems that allow different types of users to deploy systems […]

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Nintex Top 3

Despite Challenges, HR’s a Lower Priority in Digital Transformation

By now, most everyone involved in HCM technology has been involved in some kind of discussion about “digital transformation” and “digital business,” not to mention the pressure from employees to have access to simpler, consumer-like self-service tools. However, according to the process-automation company Nintex, HR isn’t even among the top three areas of focus for […]

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HCM Technology Report News Roundup

Roundup: HR Tech; New Products from SAP, PandoLogic, Cornerstone

A roundup of deals, product announcements and other news from the HCM technology community. The 2018 HR Technology Conference & Exhibition wrapped up in Las Vegas Friday, after a week of product announcements, startup pitches and talks on everything from AI to women in HR tech and HR systems surveys. Many attendees said this year’s […]

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Jumping Shark

AI Jumps Shark; HR Tech’s a Product Business

HCM technology customers are done with sales and marketing pitches that tout machine learning, artificial intelligence and the intricacies of other advanced technologies. Instead, they expect vendors to make the case for workable, reasonably priced solutions to the challenges they face in nearly every corner of HR. Conversations with HCM tech buyers, users and even […]

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Network Core

Sprint’s New IoT Platform Has Possibilities for Workforce Data

Sprint unveiled an IoT platform it calls Curiosity, which allows enterprises to manage IoT devices and connectivity across SIM profiles and quickly generate information from device data collected through the system’s core. While the platform wasn’t created with HR issues in mind, it could be a foundation for improved employee tracking and other types of […]

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Company Culture

Onboarding Investment Lags Despite HR’s Emphasis

More business leaders see onboarding as a strategic activity, according to a report released by SilkRoad at the HR Technology Conference in Las Vegas. At the same time, they’re not so ready to put their money where their mouths are. Silkroad—which provides onboarding software and services—said corporate leaders increasingly see employee engagement as an important […]

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Chatbot Technology

Brazen Launches New Features as Chatbot Market Keeps Growing

Brazen Technologies launched new features intended to leverage its chatbot technology to better engage candidates “conversationally.” Based on Brazen’s “conversational recruiting” model, the new live chat and text messaging chatbot features work with the company’s chat-event and scheduled-chat modules. The company says the features will help reduce job-application abandonment rates spurred by poor mobile experience […]

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Leading2Lean CloudDISPATCH

Q&A: How Lean Methodologies Impact HR

Leading2Lean is known primarily for technology solutions that apply Lean principles to manufacturing. But the Sparks, Nev., company got our attention with its CloudDISPATCH platform, which aims to help manufacturers create a culture of continuous improvement. Lean focuses on eliminating waste from the manufacturing process by, among other things, considering the impact of heavy workloads […]

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ADP Mobile App Now Offers Workforce Analytics

ADP has added an “Insights” feature to its Mobile Solutions app, allowing managers and business leaders to receive real-time workforce analytics while away from their desks. Using—what else—AI and machine learning, the feature continually tracks wage, time, location, industry, and other types of data to uncover trends and other insights that can be incorporated into […]

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Missed Target

WTW Adds Predictive Analytics to Employee Surveys

Willis Towers Watson updated its flagship Pulse and Employee Engagement software products to add predictive analytics to their manager dashboards. The new versions are currently available for implementation. The company believes adding predictive analytics capabilities will enhance the dashboards’ usefulness by boosting an organization’s ability to improve its performance in specific business outcomes, such as […]

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