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New products and methodologies that help companies manage both full-time employees and independent contractors, and why they may need to meld the often-competing concerns of HR and Procurement as contingent workers take on a greater role in executing business strategy. Here’s where we also look at trends related to workforce dynamics and the products that address them.

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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Pennies

Employers’ Stinginess on Pay Opens Doors for HR Tech

Employers’ unwillingness to share the wealth of a strong economy and the windfall of tax breaks through worker compensation may offer opportunities for HCM technology vendors whose solutions enhance, measure and forecast other aspects of the employee experience. Despite the economy’s continued growth and frequent complaints about a talent shortage, businesses continue to hold down […]

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Company Culture

The 5 Cs Of Employee-Centric Company Cultures

In this guest column, Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate Software, details the impact of strong cultures, and discusses why they’re worth the investment in time and money. A strong company culture impacts everything from employee productivity and happiness to customer retention and market growth. Moreover, Deloitte recently found that 94 percent of executives and […]

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Jigsaw Team

3 Ways Top Tech Firms Build Winning Teams

In this guest column, Adam Rogers, chief technology officer of Ultimate Software, looks at how technology products result from the work of strong teams–not the other way around. In a world where processes are increasingly automated and machines are learning to think for themselves, it’s important to remember that people drive this constant innovation. Developing a solid […]

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YouEarnedIt Eyes Wider Engagement Tools With HighGround Buy

Backed by an investment from Vista Equity Partners, Austin, Texas-based YouEarnedIt acquired fledgling semi-competitor HighGround. In announcing the deal, the companies emphasized the addition of HighGround’s performance management focus to YouEarnedIt’s reputation in employee experience technology. Autumn Manning, YouEarnedIT’s co-founder and CEO, positioned the move is part of her company’s efforts to expand its platform […]

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#MeToo

Using HR Tech to Combat Workplace Sexual Harassment

In this guest column, Saba Software’s Chief People Officer Debbie Shotwell shows how fighting sexual harassment is less about compliance and more about human health, safety and dignity. Without a doubt, recent conversations with fellow HR leaders on the important and welcome focus on sexual harassment in the workplace have been frank and sobering. There’s […]

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HR Technology Dots

Vendors Must Push Buyer Executives to Understand HR Tech

HCM technology vendors should consider expanding the educational components of their sales process as more evidence surfaces that senior executives tend to be reactive rather than proactive when it comes to facing disruptive technology challenges. That often puts them at odds with current and prospective workers, who not only embrace technology in their personal lives […]

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Diversity Technology

SurveyMonkey, Paradigm Say New Template Helps Measure Inclusion

Consulting company Paradigm Strategy’s partnered with another brand name to advance further into the world of building inclusive workplaces. Working with the firm, SurveyMonkey released a new survey template for companies to take a data-driven approach to measuring inclusion. The new Belonging & Inclusion template is designed to help companies identify areas to focus on […]

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