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Although most American workers have returned to the office, about half say they don’t want to go back. In addition, a majority of those currently working from home expect their employers to require proof of vaccination and implement a mandatory mask policy when they return to the office. A Harris...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. A partnership between Eightfold AI and IT services company Tata Consultancy will have TCS offer services for Eightfold's Talent Intelligence Platform. The companies will also develop joint solutions enabling enterprises to transform...
We talk with Trakstar CEO Julie Rieken. Mark: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. My guest today is Julie Rieken, the CEO of Trakstar. Their platform helps companies deliver a strong employee experience by providing HR departments with workflows and data insights. We'll talk...
Though they weren't thrilled with their situation, a number of employees stayed in their jobs throughout 2020, with 6 million fewer departing than did in 2019. But in 2021, things have changed: Between March and July alone, 19 million workers quit their jobs, 7 million more than did...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. L:L Listen to a podcast of our roundup. BetterUp closed a $300 million Series E fundraising round, bringing the company’s valuation to $4.7 billion and total funding to $600 million. The round makes BetterUp the largest mental health and coaching...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. Google is implementing additional Workday products to support its global workforce, including Workday Adaptive Planning, Prism Analytics and Strategic Sourcing. The internet giant will also expand its current use of Workday HCM...
Mark Feffer: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. The HR experience score, it's a metric developed by ADP Research Institute. It measures the quality of HR services, HRs impact, and other attributes that correlate to a strong, talent brand seen through the lens...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. The PE firm HighBar Partners acquired SilkRoad. In combination with the deal, HighBar Partners will provide additional growth equity financing to further develop SilkRoad’s SaaS capabilities, elevate its technology stack and deliver...
Transcript Mark Feffer: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. My guest today is Michelle Jukoski. She's Senior Vice President and National HR Technology Practice Leader for HUB International. They're the fifth largest broker in the world and serve all lines of insurance, as...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. Background check company @Checkr raised $250 million in a Series E round that valued the company at $4.6 billion. The round was led by Durable Capital, alongside new investors Fidelity Management &...