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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 […]

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HCM Tech Roundup: Video Interview Platforms Consolidate

Consolidation’s afoot in the market for video interviewing as the number of companies that use the technology stagnates, reports TLNT. Greg Rokos, who founded GreenJobInterview and recently sold it to Montage, said the increasing availability of free two-way video services may be impacting the use of the specially designed platforms like Montage. SAP plans to […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Willis Towers Watson Wades Into SMB HR With ‘HR Trove’

Willis Towers Watson is quietly extending its reach into the market for small- and medium-sized HR services with the introduction of The HR Trove, an online store offering turn-key products to organizations with fewer employees than its traditional customers. To our knowledge, the site’s unveiling has not been previously reported. The site, which soft launched on […]

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Hiring Managers Want More Data-Driven Recruiting

Despite their companies spending more money on recruiting, 52 percent of hiring managers say they can’t predict how well new employees will perform over the long term, according to a study published by workforce intelligence provider Visier. Besides that, the Vancouver-based company said 71 percent want HR to improve its recruiting process. Among other things, […]

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