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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.

Deloitte's 2018 Global Human Capital Trends report argues that businesses must take on a new leadership role in today's society, and hints that changes in workforce dynamics might put expanding engagement efforts at the center of their strategies. As the use of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, automation and workforce...
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The global market for AI-driven recommendation engines will grow from about $800 million in 2017 to $4.4 billion by 2022, a compound annual growth rate of 40.7 percent, according to a report from the research firm MarketsandMarkets. Driving the growth is an increasing focus on enhancing consumer experiences and the...
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,...
Employers, engagement specialists and HCM technology vendors don't expect to see dramatic shifts in their approach to addressing sexual harassment any time soon. Despite recent headlines of high-ranking men using their positions to pressure women into quid pro quo situations, vendors, client-side tech leaders and HR professionals aren’t positioning technology...
HR analysts and commentators might help practitioners and CHROs more if they spent less time talking inside baseball and more time thinking about what employers actually need to get done. Over on the HR Tech Blog, Sarah Brennan argues that too much discussion about HCM strategy and technology is driven by buzzword-driven...