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Are ‘Gig’ Platforms Important to Contingent Work Momentum?

While employers give increased attention to attracting and managing part-time employees, a report from the Conference Board suggests that the growth of “non-traditional” workers, such as contingent and gig workers has, in fact, barely grown since the mid-1990s. That’s particularly striking here in the HR technology world, since the impact of online labor platforms seems […]

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What to Do as Social, Political Dynamics Impact the Workplace

Employers should consider the fact that people in general are becoming more socially active and one way or another, their activism is likely to bleed into their workplace. But as importantly, heightened social awareness is now leading workers to want more from their companies. A report from Globoforce’s WorkHuman Analytics & Research Institute found that […]

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Remote Work Shows Slow Short-Term Growth, But Don’t Be Fooled

Despite a plethora of offerings intended to foster collaboration among scattered workers, the growth remote employees is merely inching along. According to Owl Labs’ 2018 Global State of Remote Work Report, 56 percent of employers now offer remote work opportunities of some kind. That’s down from 85 percent last year. Meanwhile, 44 percent of companies […]

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HR Opens Doors for Enterprise Solutions Vendors

As businesses of all sizes begin to take advantage of technology solutions covering everything from finance to operations, marketing and, of course, the workforce, vendors with strong HCM components may find themselves in an increasingly advantageous market position. The reason’s simple: Alone among organizational functions, HR touches every corner of the company. While a number […]

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Job Boards Move to an Era of ‘Matching’ and Education

Conversations with several job board leaders and a look at a number of new tools indicate that services such as Dice, Indeed and ZipRecruiter are adjusting their strategies to focus more on matchmaking, education and candidate loyalty than simple job-posting and database building. For example, ZipRecruiter is “really focused right now on continuing to improve […]

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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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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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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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Recruiters, Hiring Managers Agree TA Tech Needs Improvement

While recruiters and hiring managers disagree when it comes to performance perceptions and onboarding needs, they agree that talent acquisition technology could use an upgrade. According to a report released by RPO provider Orion Novotus and HRO Today, recruiters expressed low levels of satisfaction with five aspects of the tools and technology they use: offer […]

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Embracing Advanced HR Tech Has Real Financial Impact, Study Shows

HR organizations who successfully transition to a digital work environment spend 26 percent less on HR than their peers and operate with 32 percent less staff, according to benchmark-data analysis by The Hackett Group. At the same time, these HR departments operate at “dramatically higher levels of effectiveness,” the consulting firm said.   By investing in cloud-based […]

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