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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.

A roundup of deals, product announcements and other news from the HCM technology community. Willis Towers Watson said an updated version of its compensation planning software is available for implementation. The new release includes a custom compensation field that expands their ability to configure complex expressions to satisfy different types...
New hires, promotions and other personnel moves throughout the HCM technology community. Mercer named Julie Humphries to be leader of Mercer Digital in the U.S. She'll lead Mercer’s business helping clients develop and implement digital strategies to engage their employees and streamline HR processes. She reports to Susan Haberman, senior partner and U.S....
Engagement and feedback platform provider CultureIQ will merge with CEB's Workforce Surveys & Analytics division. WS&A is to be divested from CEB's parent, Gartner. Exactly what this means isn't entirely clear, and the companies are keeping details under wraps until the deal closes sometime around April 30. However,in a press...
While procurement groups are improving their approach to digital tools, their budgets are expected to remain virtually flat during 2018, according to a report from researcher the Hackett Group. "While procurement leaders acknowledge the importance of strategic enterprise objectives, including expanding procurement’s influence, elevating the role of procurement, and improving...
An informal poll hints that practitioners and other end users of HCM technology like the idea of HR becoming bolder and striving to have more impact on their organizations' business strategy and results, themes emphasized in a speech given Monday by Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., the Society of Human...
Paychex has acquired the Danish payroll and HCM technology provider Lessor Group, which provides SaaS and on-premise solutions through its own platform and do-it-yourself cloud-based services under a variety of brand name in Denmark, Germany, Norway and Sweden. The acquisition supports Paychex's strategy in Europe by providing the company with...
Large businesses are diving below the surface of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the tax law passed in December 2017, to uncover benefits that may not be as sexy as how C corporations and some LLCs are now treated, but could impact HCM technology spending. The consulting firm Mercer...
Engagement overshadows nearly every conversation that takes place in the HCM technology world. Whether they’re building solutions for recruiting, learning or data, nearly every presentation by “disrupters” at HR.com’s LEAD 2018 conference somehow circled around to engagement. The presentations were made to an “Influencer” track was added this year to...
HCM Technology vendors should begin to consider how they can help customers expand their HR activities in ways that go beyond the traditional. Over the last few years, we've seen more companies get serious about solving problems that either the market or government have failed to deliver on. It leads us to...
We talked job boards with Jeff Dickey-Chasins. It doesn't seem that long ago that the term "online recruiting" was easily defined: It was all about job boards. Today, however, it encompasses everything from social media to general marketplaces like Craig's List to niche sites like allcruisejobs.com and even sites like GitHub,...

News & Analysis for the HCM Technology Community.