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Coverage of developments in artificial intelligence, the possibilities for technology to help address issues  from diversity to effective performance management, and developments impacting HCM system implementations and support.

Missed Target

We Should Talk More About HCM Technology Results, Not Systems

HR analysts and commentators might help practitioners and CHROs more if they spent less time talking inside baseball and more time thinking about what employers actually need to get done. Over on the HR Tech Blog, Sarah Brennan argues that too much discussion about HCM strategy and technology is driven by buzzword-driven conferences and consultant research papers. […]

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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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SHRM 17 Recap: The Coming Mobile Divide, New Opportunities in Data

SHRM’s annual conference is something that has to be experienced to be appreciated. This year, 15,415 HR professionals attended 226 presentations and walked more than 200,000 square feet of exhibit space showing off the products of 648 vendors. What couldn’t be estimated was how many attendees appreciated the irony of eating box lunches in New […]

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IBM Report Lays Out a Case for Cognitive HCM Technology

Two-thirds of chief executives surveyed by IBM say cognitive computing will “drive significant value” in Human Resources. On the surface, that implies they’re more bullish on the technology than HR leaders. The company’s report says only 50 percent of those believe cognitive systems could potentially “transform key dimensions” of their departments. The report, by IBM’s […]

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‘User Experience’ is as Much HR’s Concern as IT’s

HR departments are increasingly taking the lead in identifying and evaluating HCM technology solutions. Meanwhile, IT has assumed a more consultative role, vetting a solution’s security, data-handling and other technical strengths and, of course, handling any necessary integration. The result is a technology-acquisition process that stays true to HR’s vision but gives IT a veto […]

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Q&A: Integrating Assessment Tools, ATS Allows For Faster, Better Hiring

For years, software has been called the future of talent assessment, and there’s no argument that technology is playing a greater role in both screening candidates and matching the right workers with the most appropriate jobs. With that in mind, we asked Tiffany Green Shortridge, the North American talent assessment leader for Willis Towers Watson’s […]

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The Best HCM Technology Serves Two Masters

What are the most important things for executives to keep in mind when they’re deciding which HCM technology to invest in? On the website of the Australian HR Institute, Marc Havercroft, SAP Vice President of HCM Cloud & Digital Strategy and Transformation, argues that executives should keep three fundamentals at the top of their minds: Ask […]

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