Points of View

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.

Transcript I’m Mark Feffer and this is PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. This edition is brought to you by our friends at Ultimate Software, a leading innovator in cloud-based HR technology. They’re dedicated to putting people first—with cloud-based solutions designed to engage, motivate, and empower your workforce. Learn...
In this guest column, SilkRoad Technology’s Senior Vice President Asif Malik looks at best practices for optimizing current HR technologies while preparing to leverage them for your company’s future business needs.   Businesses face unparalleled change and challenge stemming from an uncertain global marketplace, a tight and changing labor market and technological...
In this guest column, Amanda Wright of the web site Better Buys, details five tactics that, while simple, can go a long way toward establishing gender equality in your company. Today, many people believe the gender gap is shrinking due to the number of companies touting their progressive efforts toward diversity. But the...
In this Point of View, Adam Rogers, co-CEO and chief technology officer at Ultimate Software, shows why unstructured data can drive game-changing use of advanced technologies. Decision makers love data. But until recently, organizations have primarily relied on structured data—highly organized data sets that are easy to analyze. Unstructured data, like emails...
In this guest column, Tom English looks at five HCM technology implementation issues that often leave HR professionals, company executives and the workforce as a whole with a less-than-happy experience. Human Capital Management is, for many, what HR used to be. Think of it as Human Resources for the modern...
Building a workplace where people want to spend their entire careers takes commitment and a long-term investment, says Ultimate Software's Chief People Officer Vivian Maza. But the results will be well worth the time and effort. For many organizations, employee retention is an ongoing challenge. There are talent shortages...
In this Point of View, Adam Rogers, co-CEO and chief technology officer at Ultimate Software, shows us how organizations can use lessons learned by others to put technology to its best use. In today’s world, every successful company is a tech company. It’s become impossible to separate business strategy from technological innovation. That’s why everyone from retailers to...
In this Point of View, Ultimate Software's Co-CEO Adam Rogers looks at how emerging systems will revolutionize the way organizations make hiring, firing and compensation decisions. Despite the intrinsic contradiction, it’s clear that artificial intelligence and machine learning are primed to play a leading role in HCM's future. As...
In this guest column, APPrise Mobile CEO Jeff Corbin offers three questions that will ensure your employees receive the information they need. Employee communications and employee engagement are one and the same, right? Wrong. While there’s no doubt they both play an important role in the workplace,...
In this Point of View Vivian Maza, chief people officer at Ultimate Software, explains why effective benefits programs require constant care and feeding. Each company’s open enrollment is a major annual milestone. For employees, it’s the crucial time to choose the best benefits for themselves and their families. It’s also crucial for HR to...