Author Archive | Mark Feffer

Financial Advice Benefits

Robo-Advisors for Financial Benefits? Don’t Get Ahead of Your Workforce

A study by LendEDU, which is in the business of refinancing student loans, found that despite Gen Y’s and Gen Z’s penchant for technology, they’d rather deal with a human beings than robo-advisors when it comes to getting financial advice. With the Blade Runner sequel now hitting old-fashioned theaters–you know, the kind where you watch a movie […]

Continue Reading 0
HCM Technology Report News Roundup

HCM Tech Roundup: Google Advances Job Tools

Google unveiled a beta version of its API “Cloud Job Discovery,” which will “broaden the service’s reach beyond job boards and career site providers to staffing agencies and applicant tracking systems,” the company said. Google’s also introducing support for job searches in more than “100 language varieties.” ADP says the next version of its ADP […]

Continue Reading 0
HCM Technology Report News Roundup

Roundup: This Week’s Top Stories in HCM Technology

iCIMS announced a new investment in its technology department “to further enhance its product user interface, platform integration capabilities and the candidate experience.” The company plans to increase headcount in its Labs department by about 25 percent by 2018’s first quarter. Earlier this year, the company launched an in-house Design Lab focused on UI enhancements […]

Continue Reading 0
Pymetrics Brain

Pymetrics Links Neuro- and Data Science to Streamline Applicant Screening

New York-based Pymetrics is betting that it can minimize bias and improve the performance of candidate-screening by identifying the traits that contribute to a person’s success in a role and applying them to your incoming job applications. Everyone talks about bias in recruiting, and more HR experts are looking to technology to be at least part […]

Continue Reading 0
NYSE Display

Investors Want More Workforce Data from Public Companies

Human Resource’s efforts to integrate itself more fully into business operations and strategy got a shot in the arm last week when an international group of institutional investors petitioned the Securities and Exchange Commission to require publicly traded companies to disclose information on human capital management policies, practices and performance.  The group, the Human Capital Management Coalition, […]

Continue Reading 0
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 […]

Continue Reading 0
Microsoft Workplace Analytics

Microsoft’s New ‘Workplace Analytics’ Uses Office 365 Data to Measure Productivity

Microsoft has unveiled Workplace Analytics, an add-on to Office 365 Enterprise plans that gathers aggregate metadata from Office 365 users and puts it to work generating information that’s largely about productivity. As an example, it can crunch email and calendar data to calculate how many meetings workers attend each week, how much time they spend […]

Continue Reading 0
Microbusiness Partners

As HCM Vendors Look at SMBs, the ‘Microbusiness’ Market Remains Wide Open

The HCM technology landscape is changing rapidly to accommodate businesses with fewer and fewer employees. Although an increasing number of providers have been heading in that direction for several years, the industry is approaching the first of several tipping points that will result in tech solutions designed for companies of all sizes. We base this […]

Continue Reading 0