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Coverage of developments in artificial intelligence, products that address issues from diversity to effective performance management, and developments impacting HCM system implementation and support. Also news and information on the growing market for HR technology solutions that address the needs of small and medium-sized businesses.

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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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Sprint’s New IoT Platform Has Possibilities for Workforce Data

Sprint unveiled an IoT platform it calls Curiosity, which allows enterprises to manage IoT devices and connectivity across SIM profiles and quickly generate information from device data collected through the system’s core. While the platform wasn’t created with HR issues in mind, it could be a foundation for improved employee tracking and other types of […]

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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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Brazen Launches New Features as Chatbot Market Keeps Growing

Brazen Technologies launched new features intended to leverage its chatbot technology to better engage candidates “conversationally.” Based on Brazen’s “conversational recruiting” model, the new live chat and text messaging chatbot features work with the company’s chat-event and scheduled-chat modules. The company says the features will help reduce job-application abandonment rates spurred by poor mobile experience […]

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Leading2Lean CloudDISPATCH

Q&A: How Lean Methodologies Impact HR

Leading2Lean is known primarily for technology solutions that apply Lean principles to manufacturing. But the Sparks, Nev., company got our attention with its CloudDISPATCH platform, which aims to help manufacturers create a culture of continuous improvement. Lean focuses on eliminating waste from the manufacturing process by, among other things, considering the impact of heavy workloads […]

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ADP Mobile App Now Offers Workforce Analytics

ADP has added an “Insights” feature to its Mobile Solutions app, allowing managers and business leaders to receive real-time workforce analytics while away from their desks. Using—what else—AI and machine learning, the feature continually tracks wage, time, location, industry, and other types of data to uncover trends and other insights that can be incorporated into […]

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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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Siloed Tools Cost Organizations Time and Money, Survey Says

Knowledge workers say their teams lose as many as 20 hours a month when they rely on tools that aren’t integrated or centralized across the organization. According to a survey by the resource management firm Planview, relying on multiple solutions is more likely to endanger the outcome of projects undertaken by cross-functional and distributed working […]

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Employee Demand May Soon Give More Weight to Mobility, Less to AI

In case there’s any doubt left about the urgent need for mobile and remote HR solutions, Zurich-based International Workplace Group reports that more than 70 percent of employees work outside of their office at least one day a week. Fifty-three percent work remotely for at least half the week, and 11 percent work outside the […]

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