Industry News

Coverage of business deals, partnerships, new products, people moves, marketing strategies, regulatory issues and other developments that HCM solutions providers, HR leaders, financial executives and investors need to know.

Mercer and WeWork Labs are collaborating to create an incubator program focused HR technology. Mercer said its “HRTech Incubator Program” is the first of its kind. Noting that rapid developments in technology is quickly changing the nature of work, the effort is intended to “help incubate, support, and grow the...
Knowledge workers say their teams lose as many as 20 hours a month when they rely on tools that aren’t integrated or centralized across the organization. According to a survey by the resource management firm Planview, relying on multiple solutions is more likely to endanger the outcome of projects...
Employers, engagement specialists and HCM technology vendors don't expect to see dramatic shifts in their approach to addressing sexual harassment any time soon. Despite recent headlines of high-ranking men using their positions to pressure women into quid pro quo situations, vendors, client-side tech leaders and HR professionals aren’t positioning technology...
Less than half of CEOs recognize HR for its capability and competence, and less than 40 percent of HR executives believe they have the right mix of HCM technology applications “to effectively execute against business goals.” That's one of the findings of Mercer's 2017 HR Transformation Study–How HR Needs to...
Corporate executives claim to understand the critical role performance management and workforce development play in improving their company’s retention efforts. However, middle and front-line managers say their leaders aren’t backing up those words with real action, and are generally out of touch with what’s going on in their employees’ real world.
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Another indication that CEOs and CHROs are out of sync: A report by Gartner says sourcing and recruiting is the top talent concern of CEOs, but 62 percent of CHROs report their company’s...
Private equity firm Hellman & Friedman’s $11 billion buyout of Ultimate Software is just the most dramatic indication of rising momentum in the mergers and acquisitions of HCM technology companies. A report by UK-based advisory firm Hampleton Partners said the Ultimate transaction, the industry’s...
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...
In case there’s any doubt left about the urgent need for mobile and remote HR solutions, Zurich-based International Workplace Group reports that more than 70 percent of employees work outside of their office at least one day a week. Fifty-three percent work remotely for at least half the week,...
The International Organization for Standardization should be releasing its guidelines on human capital reporting any day. Meanwhile, workforce analytics software and services company HCMI is ready with a new, focused online community. According to CFO, the ISO was expected to issue its guidelines at some point over the last two...