Guest Columns

Our guest columns feature the insights and observations of leading members of the HCM technology community, who write about everything from product design and implementation to using tech solutions to their fullest extent.

In this guest column, Adam Rogers, Chief Technology Officer at Ultimate software, describes effective ways to use data in recognizing and retaining your best talent.  Finding, retaining and engaging top talent is one of the most difficult challenges organizations face. Developing high-potential employees is crucial for priming future leaders and improving...
  In this guest column, Armen Berjikly, senior director of strategy at Ultimate software, discusses why HR professionals should reskill themselves now for technologies just beginning to emerge.  Think back to how you felt when you accepted your first job in HR. What did you expect your day-to-day life to look...
In this guest column, Ultimate Software Vice President of Human Resources  Kathleen Pai explains why body language counts--even for remote workers and their managers. When we’re getting to know new team members, we might take note of how firm their handshakes are, whether they make eye contact, how they say hello...
In this guest column, Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate Software, argues that big budgets don’t build cultures. Real engagement with each employee does Every company wants to create a happy and healthy workplace for employees, but few organizations have endless resources and time. Fortunately, there are steps you...
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....
In this guest column, Ken Lazarus, chief executive at Scout Exchange, argues that leveraging external recruiter performance data can provide an accurate predictor of success for quickly landing qualified candidates. For years, the magical “resume-to-job-matching” algorithm has represented the Holy Grail of recruiting for corporate talent acquisition leaders. Unfortunately, despite...
In this guest column, Armen Berjikly, senior director of strategy at Ultimate software, discusses how natural language processing allows technology to tap into human feelings, and explores the impact that will have on solutions design. With the current breakneck pace of innovation, it may seem like technology is on an...
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...
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...
In this guest column, Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate Software, looks at the best ways to cultivate and engage a remote workforce. As the workplace has evolved over the last decade, there’s been a top trend shaping the way people work: They spend less time in traditional offices. Employees...

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