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.

Technology Brain

Reskilling HR Pros for the Workplace of the Future

In this guest column, Armen Berjikly, senior director of strategy at Ultimate software, discusses why HR professionals should reskill themselves now for technologies just beginning to emerge.  Think back to how you felt when you accepted your first job in HR. What did you expect your day-to-day life to look like? Sure, you probably imagined […]

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5 Ways Leaders Can Improve Culture – Without Hurting The Bottom Line

In this guest column, Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate Software, argues that big budgets don’t build cultures. Real engagement with each employee does Every company wants to create a happy and healthy workplace for employees, but few organizations have endless resources and time. Fortunately, there are steps you can take to improve your […]

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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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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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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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