Business

As technology advances, so does the opportunity for vendors to serve business of all sizes. But HCM technology is constantly changing as new companies emerge, old vendors plan for market changes and new generations of employees demand more from their tools. Here’s our coverage.

Workers accept the idea of businesses taking pro-active steps to manage the spread of Covid-19 in the workplace. At the same time, they believe companies should share information when a co-worker tests positive. Specifically, some 86% of U.S. employees say their employer has an...
Listen to a podcast of this story. Pandemic or no, most HR departments expect their budgets to increase this year, with much of the money going toward technology rather than benefits, recruitment or engagement. Specifically, technology...
The push by HR technology vendors to help businesses bring employees back to work faces headwinds as the number of Covid-19 cases continues to rise and workers regard the idea of spending hours indoors with other people—distanced or not—as risky. In June, fewer than...
Talent acquisition platform Modern Hire said it acquired Sonru, a provider of automated video interviewing technology. Based in Dublin, Sonru has eight offices in Europe, Asia and North America, and global Fortune 500 customers in a variety of industries. Modern Hire said the acquisition...
Businesses will face a stunning challenge at the end of August, when their employees with children are, as they were in the spring, forced to juggle child care and education with their responsibilities on the job. That will significantly change the way work gets done, and HR...
LinkedIn will lay off some 960 employees, or about 6% of its workforce, because of faltering demand for its recruitment services. The job cuts will be made across the company’s global sales and talent acquisition teams, the company said. “LinkedIn is not immune to...
SocialChorus and Lattice, which stress the ideas of culture and communication in workforce management, though by addressing distinct areas of the equation, each closed a notable funding round. The developments indicate continued investor interest in HR tech, despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic and ongoing recession.
Jobvite acquired the AI and data science team of Predictive Partner, a business-focused data firm based in Indianapolis. Morgan Llewellyn, Predictive Partner’s CEO, will become Jobvite’s chief data scientist. Jobvite CEO Aman Brar said adding data-focused talent is all about increasing the sophistication of...
Investment activity in the HR technology space continued at a consistent pace during 2020’s second quarter, despite concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic would act as a brake. According to HRWins’ Q2 2020 HR Tech Global VC Update, venture capital investment in HR tech increased more than 14%...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to this week's news roundup podcast. ServiceNow and Deloitte extended their strategic alliance to help customers accelerate HR service delivery. The companies will...