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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.

Working From Home

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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Oracle HCM

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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Dominos Falling

Amazon Debacle Spotlights Machine Learning’s Achilles Heel

AI and machine learning enthusiasts don’t like to talk about it much, but get a drink into them and sooner or later they’ll admit metrics have biases. Amazon’s just learned that lesson the hard way. About two weeks ago Amazon, which has pushed the use of AI into nearly every corner of its operations, took […]

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LinkedIn + Glint

Why There’s More Than Just Glint in LinkedIn’s Eye

It’s been a busy couple of weeks for LinkedIn. On October 8, the Microsoft unit acquired the engagement platform Glint, saying “Both companies are focused on helping make people more successful at work, and building winning teams.” A few days later, at its annual Talent Connect conference, LinkedIn showed off features that give employers deeper […]

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Global Puzzle

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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Workday Analytics

New Workday Products Focus on Actually Using Data

Workday launched products this week designed to help employers make better use of a data by identifying connections and trends, then presenting results and scenarios in simple terms. The first product, Workday People Analytics, will give employers a look into critical workforce trends and help them understand their most likely drivers. The second is a […]

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AI Digits

Evolving AI Will Play Key Role In Tech Hiring And Firing

In this guest column, Adam Rogers, chief technology officer of Ultimate Software, describes where he believes AI and machine learning will lead HCM technology. Despite the intrinsic contradiction, it’s clear that artificial intelligence and machine learning are primed to play a leading role in the future of human capital management. As CTO of a software […]

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LinkedIn Talent Pool Report

LinkedIn Opens Up Talent Insights Tool

LinkedIn officially launched Talent Insights this morning, making available its first self-service analytics product. The news comes a day after Microsoft announced further integrations of LinkedIn into MS Office. Talent Insights provides companies with access to LinkedIn’s global database of more than 575 million professionals, 20 million companies and 15 million active job listings. The […]

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Nintex Top 3

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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Jumping Shark

AI Jumps Shark; HR Tech’s a Product Business

HCM technology customers are done with sales and marketing pitches that tout machine learning, artificial intelligence and the intricacies of other advanced technologies. Instead, they expect vendors to make the case for workable, reasonably priced solutions to the challenges they face in nearly every corner of HR. Conversations with HCM tech buyers, users and even […]

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