Archive | Guest Columns

Our guest columns feature the insights and observations of leading members of the HCM technology community, who write about everything from product design and implementation to using tech solutions to their fullest extent.

Recruitment Marketplace

Past Performance is Predictive of Recruiter’s Future Success

In this guest column, Ken Lazarus, chief executive at Scout Exchange, argues that leveraging external recruiter performance data can provide an accurate predictor of success for quickly landing qualified candidates. For years, the magical “resume-to-job-matching” algorithm has represented the Holy Grail of recruiting for corporate talent acquisition leaders. Unfortunately, despite dozens of much-hyped resume matching […]

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Predictive Analytics Screen

People Power Through Predictive Analytics

In this guest column, Cecile Alper-Leroux, vice president of HCM Innovation at Ultimate Software, discusses how by working together, HR and IT can use predictive analytics to create a new workplace paradigm that recognizes people as a company’s most important asset. By suggesting a probable future for your employees, predictive analytics gives senior executives greater confidence […]

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NLP Will Help Humans, Machines Have More Empathy

In this guest column, Armen Berjikly, senior director of strategy at Ultimate software, discusses how natural language processing allows technology to tap into human feelings, and explores the impact that will have on solutions design. With the current breakneck pace of innovation, it may seem like technology is on an aggressive mission to solve all […]

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Jigsaw Team

3 Ways Top Tech Firms Build Winning Teams

In this guest column, Adam Rogers, chief technology officer of Ultimate Software, looks at how technology products result from the work of strong teams–not the other way around. In a world where processes are increasingly automated and machines are learning to think for themselves, it’s important to remember that people drive this constant innovation. Developing a solid […]

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#MeToo

Using HR Tech to Combat Workplace Sexual Harassment

In this guest column, Saba Software’s Chief People Officer Debbie Shotwell shows how fighting sexual harassment is less about compliance and more about human health, safety and dignity. Without a doubt, recent conversations with fellow HR leaders on the important and welcome focus on sexual harassment in the workplace have been frank and sobering. There’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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Feedback App

Making the Most of the Employee Feedback Loop

In this guest column, David Mizne of 15Five explores how feedback loops can boost engagement–when they’re properly developed. Engagement is one of the key factors influencing employee retention, and providing job satisfaction doesn’t just save you money in recruiting, hiring and onboarding. Studies have also shown that companies with high levels of job satisfaction are […]

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Mobile at Work

Integrating HR Practices in a Mobile Environment

In this guest column, Jimmy Franzone, vice president of corporate development for TriNet in San Leandro, Calif., describes the growing importance of mobile HR technology to employers of all sizes. There’s no doubt we live in a mobile world. A report by ComScore finds that mobile business users make up 65 percent of all digital media […]

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In this guest column, Bob Smith, director of HR Technology for Acme Metrics in Ashland, New York, describes his approach to balancing desktop and mobile self-service investments. Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Aliquam finibus tortor quis ex ornare varius. Pellentesque faucibus dignissim varius. Integer pulvinar, risus nec volutpat efficitur, erat lacus blandit […]

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