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.

The sheer number of options available has made sourcing and purchasing HCM technology a more daunting challenge than buyers have ever faced. Some sources say the number of HR tech startups at work is around 135, though we’ve heard others put it closer to 400. VentureBeat reports the HR...
The market for applicant tracking systems will grow from about $1.1 billion to $1.8 billion between 2017 and 2023, a compound annual growth rate of 8.3 percent, according to researcher MarketsandMarkets. The key driver behind the growth is the increasing penetration of the Internet of Things and related technologies, such...
The demands of managing an increasingly far-flung workforce and the need to replace legacy systems with up-to-date HCM products will drive the market value for HR management solutions to an estimated $30 billion by 2025, new research says. According to Research and Markets, the proliferation of analytics,...
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....
  In this guest column, Armen Berjikly, senior director of strategy at Ultimate software, discusses why HR professionals should reskill themselves now for technologies just beginning to emerge.  Think back to how you felt when you accepted your first job in HR. What did you expect your day-to-day life to look...
In this Point of View, Adam Rogers, co-CEO and chief technology officer at Ultimate Software, shows us how organizations can use lessons learned by others to put technology to its best use. In today’s world, every successful company is a tech company. It’s become impossible to separate...
If November’s activity is any indication, UK-based Access Group has embarked on a serious growth campaign. In just the last three weeks, the company announced its first overseas acquisition, two more deals at home and topped out its new headquarters. First, Access Group acquired...
This week's roundup of deals, product announcements and other news from the HCM technology community. Kronos continued to expand Workforce Dimensions Technology Partner Network by introducing additional healthcare-focused software providers that use Workforce Dimensions and the Kronos D5 platform. The new partners and include ConnectRN, Healthcare IT Leaders, PayActiv and...
Just after last October's HR Technology 2016 conference, Steve Goldberg made the astute observation that "the little guy has arrived." In a post on Horses for Sources, he noted that it was "just as easy to see meaningful HR Tech innovations in the booths of 'little guys' and emerging...
While employers give increased attention to attracting and managing part-time employees, a report from the Conference Board suggests that the growth of “non-traditional” workers, such as contingent and gig workers has, in fact, barely grown since the mid-1990s. That’s particularly striking here in the HR technology world, since the impact...