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Security Efforts Don’t Keep Up With Workplace Mobility, Report Says

The movement toward more flexible working practices continues to pose a security risk to small businesses, according to a report from digital security firm Avast. Among other reasons, the company found that just 18 percent of SMB employees consider security when they work remotely. That means SMBs “face the challenge of keeping their business secure, […]

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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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HCM Technology Report News Roundup

Roundup: ADP, Ultimate Earnings; New Summit from Gartner

A roundup of deals, product announcements and other news from the HCM technology community. ADP’s first-quarter revenues grew percent to $3.3 billion while net rose 22 percent to $505 million. Earnings before income taxes increased 14% to $647 million. New business bookings at its Employer Services unit increase 8 percent compared to a year ago, […]

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Kronos Launches New Workforce Dimensions HCM

Kronos introduced an enhanced Workforce Dimensions HCM. The new package includes responsive design, embedded analytics, an AI engine and the extension of the D5 platform’s capabilities across the employee lifecycle. The launch was one of a flurry of announcements that came from this week’s KronosWorks conference in Las Vegas. Built on Kronos’s D5 platform, Workforce […]

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Q&A: HR & Procurement are Thinking More About ‘Total Workforce’

As the workforce evolves to include fewer W-2 employees, more vendors are exploring systems that allow companies to manage their people in a unified way, regardless of whether they’re full-time or contingent. The challenge goes beyond technology: It involves culture, collaboration between HR and Procurement and a retuning of management’s mindset. SAP, with its SuccessFactors […]

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Workforce Should Be Involved in Selecting HR Tech, Report Says

Executives responsible for selecting business-technology solutions believe their experience and priorities align with those of their workforce. A new report from PwC says they’re often wrong. That’s an important idea to bear in mind when it comes to HCM technology, since both customers and vendors generally agree that getting the workforce to actually use the […]

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ADP-QuickBooks Integration More Strategic Than You Think

ADP planted its feet a little deeper into the small-business market by enhancing its General Ledger Interface mapping with Intuit’s QuickBooks. Combined with enhancements to ADP’s Compensation Benchmarking, the integration through its Accountant Connect product helps CPAs to “better position” themselves by allowing them to provide more comprehensive services to their clients, the company said. […]

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Oracle HCM Focuses on Streamlined HR at OpenWorld

The latest additions to Oracle HCM are designed to help customers compete more aggressively by providing HR with the tools it needs to make contributions to the business that go beyond the workforce. “We’ve done a lot of thinking and work around how we integrate HR with the rest of the business suite so that […]

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HCM Technology Report News Roundup

Roundup: News from iCIMS, BambooHR, Symphony Talent & More

A roundup of deals, product announcements and other news from the HCM technology community. First Advantage and iCIMS announced the deployment of iCIMS’ next-generation integration product for background screening, Prime Connector. The product integrates First Advantage’s background screening solution into iCIMS’ recruiting platform with a one-click activation process, so employers can begin using it immediately. […]

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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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