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.

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...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. More companies are expanding severance packages and offering job placement assistance to separated employees, according to RiseSmart’s 2019 Guide to Severance & Workforce Transition survey. The reason: They believe such benefits will...
Organizations must put L&D technology to full use if they want to develop a strong learning culture, HR professionals say. Most companies have much work to do, and the deployment of mobile learning solutions has been surprisingly slow. While the great majority of HR...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. SMBs are making more use of recruiting software, according to a survey from JazzHR and Verified First. However, vendors have a ways to go if they want to satisfy the market. While 60 percent of SMBs...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. First Advantage announced a partnership with Jobvite to streamline screening and monitoring services for the recruiting platform’s customers. The company said the agreement will broaden its reach and improve the hiring process for end users.
Developers of gig platforms are pursuing strategies that combine the finding and hiring of talent with solutions tailored to specific industries or business needs. Sometimes working with established HR tech businesses, these companies have either trained their sights on narrow verticals, such as media and healthcare,...
Paradox, developers of the HR-centric AI assistant Olivia, received $40 million in Series B funding in an effort led by Brighton Park Capital. The company plans to use the funding to “expedite its vision,” which we believes means to continue development and sales efforts.
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...