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Artificial intelligence is no longer the future – it’s creeping into HCM technology even as we speak. But it’s also in a hype phase, where to appear cutting-edge, vendors and customers must talk about things like “machine learning” and “recommendation engines” if they want to be taken seriously. Here’s where we try to sort it all out.

Dominos Falling

Amazon Debacle Spotlights Machine Learning’s Achilles Heel

AI and machine learning enthusiasts don’t like to talk about it much, but get a drink into them and sooner or later they’ll admit metrics have biases. Amazon’s just learned that lesson the hard way. About two weeks ago Amazon, which has pushed the use of AI into nearly every corner of its operations, took […]

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LinkedIn + Glint

Why There’s More Than Just Glint in LinkedIn’s Eye

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for LinkedIn. On October 8, the Microsoft unit acquired the engagement platform Glint, saying “Both companies are focused on helping make people more successful at work, and building winning teams.” A few days later, at its annual Talent Connect conference, LinkedIn showed off features that give employers deeper […]

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Workday Analytics

New Workday Products Focus on Actually Using Data

Workday launched products this week designed to help employers make better use of a data by identifying connections and trends, then presenting results and scenarios in simple terms. The first product, Workday People Analytics, will give employers a look into critical workforce trends and help them understand their most likely drivers. The second is a […]

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AI Digits

Evolving AI Will Play Key Role In Tech Hiring And Firing

In this guest column, Adam Rogers, chief technology officer of Ultimate Software, describes where he believes AI and machine learning will lead HCM technology. Despite the intrinsic contradiction, it’s clear that artificial intelligence and machine learning are primed to play a leading role in the future of human capital management. As CTO of a software […]

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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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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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AI Experience

Candidates Factor AI Use Into Their View of Employers

All the work being done to incorporate AI solutions into recruiting technology isn’t impressing the people who matter most: candidates. That’s what Korn Ferry discovered when it surveyed 431 professionals across a range of industries last month. Essentially, the issues are trust and a desire for a human touch. While 72 percent of the survey’s […]

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Management Technology

How AI Is Making Managers More Human

In this guest column, Adam Rogers, chief technology officer of Ultimate Software, looks at how artificial intelligence is poised to dramatically transform the workplace for managers. Artificial intelligence technology has been around for decades, but its capabilities, funding and overall interest have skyrocketed in recent years. Machine learning functionalities are disrupting nearly every industry and […]

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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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Textio Hire

Textio Expands Tool to Root Out Unconscious Bias

Another company has ratcheted up its approach to the market for tools that make the language used to woo candidates more attractive. Textio, the Seattle developer of “the world’s first augmented writing platform,” released Textio Hire, an extension of its original product for job posts. Textio Hire uses data from actual hiring outcomes “to optimize […]

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