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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.

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...
New hires, promotions and other people moves throughout the HCM technology community of customers, vendors and analysts. SmashFly appointed Russ Mikowski to the newly created role of chief revenue officer. Previously he’s worked as head of sales for iCIMs and the Ladders. He also founded MeterX, an early-stage startup focused...
Ceridian is adding two features to its flagship Dayforce product, including pay-on-demand functionality and succession-planning package. Dayforce On-Demand Pay allows employees to request payouts based on their earnings at any time through the Dayforce mobile app, and the payout is funneled into a digital wallet. Ceridian said it’s the first...
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for LinkedIn. On October 8, the Microsoft unit acquired the engagement platform Glint, saying “Both companies are focused on helping make people more successful at work, and building winning teams.” A few days later, at its annual Talent Connect conference, LinkedIn showed off...
A roundup of deals, product announcements and other news from the HCM technology community. Korn Ferry released two new talent acquisition products that its said augment key elements of the recruiting process, including best-in-class job profiles, one-click candidate sourcing, insights into talent supply, demand and compensation data, plus predictive candidate...
San Francisco-based Lattice, a three-year-old provider of continuous performance management software, has launched its second product, called Engagement. With it, the company said it’s become the first HCM technology vendor to combine performance management and engagement into a single system. Connecting Engagement’s survey functionality to Lattice’s performance management suite provides...
In mid-July, Ultimate Software acquired the Paris-based HR service delivery provider PeopleDoc for about $300 million in cash and stock. Ultimate said the combination would “improve the employee experience by offering new, person-centric features, such as an online employee help center, HR case management, and employee file management.” In terms...
  As businesses of all sizes begin to take advantage of technology solutions covering everything from finance to operations, marketing and, of course, the workforce, vendors with strong HCM components may find themselves in an increasingly advantageous market position. The reason’s simple: Alone among organizational functions, HR touches every corner of...
SAP Fieldglass has added four new services to its Digital Partner Network: Toptal, Trusted Health, First Advantage and TalentWave. With them, Fieldglass customers gain the ability to conduct searches for more specialized workers, background checks, verify certifications and improve payment processes. Expanding the network is intended to give Fieldglass users...
A roundup of deals, product announcements and other news from the HCM technology community. O.C. Tanner unveiled Align, a tool that helps develop leadership through one-on-ones, goals and integrated recognition, and Culture Cloud, an evolution of the company’s culture-building platform. Vice President of Product Steve Fairbanks said Align was designed...

News & Analysis for the HCM Technology Community.