Trends

“Non-traditional work.” “The workplace of the future.” “The gig economy.” “Skills shortages.” “Employee experience.” These and dozens of others labels are applied to the dynamics of the employer-employee relationship. It’s a relationship that constantly evolves along with technology, consumer expectations, societal demands, political pressures and other innumerable factors. Some trends are only about buzzwords, but many reflect fundamental changes in the way organizations use technology to manage and strengthen their workforce.

Surveys by benefits providers have uncovered much nervousness about financial health on the part of employees, as well as a notable focus on making educating decisions about the options they select during this year’s open enrollment. Not surprisingly, the reason for all this is...
Six months into the pandemic, prognostication about the future of work has taken on an entirely new focus. Last year, the themes were employee experience, AI, culture and employer brand. Nowadays, it’s all about remote work, workplace safety and diversity. Or, at least, those are the lenses...
Most Americans believe the quality of their work has improved since the Covid-19 pandemic began, and more than two-thirds say their work-life balance is in a better place than it was before.    Specifically, 79% of employees say their quality of work is better...
Transcript Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I’m Mark Feffer. This edition of PeopleTech is brought to you by ADP. Its Next Gen HCM is designed for how teams work, and helps you...
Transcript Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I’m Mark Feffer. This edition of PeopleTech is brought to you by advos. Its web platform provides tools to elevate your company’s brand and amplify its...
Listen to a podcast of this story. Pandemic or no, most HR departments expect their budgets to increase this year, with much of the money going toward technology rather than benefits, recruitment or engagement. Specifically, technology...
Businesses will face a stunning challenge at the end of August, when their employees with children are, as they were in the spring, forced to juggle child care and education with their responsibilities on the job. That will significantly change the way work gets done, and HR...
Investment activity in the HR technology space continued at a consistent pace during 2020’s second quarter, despite concerns that the COVID-19 pandemic would act as a brake. According to HRWins’ Q2 2020 HR Tech Global VC Update, venture capital investment in HR tech increased more than 14%...
Equipping employers for the reopened workspace is becoming a specialty unto itself. Technology firms, including a number of HR solutions providers, as well as consultants and business-service firms are offering tools that do everything from track health status to plan for physical distancing. According...
The enterprise approach to employee relations is shifting as more organizations leverage technology to manage their efforts and more ER specialists emerge.   In its fourth annual benchmark study, employee relations platform provider HR Acuity said ER has become a “strategic force” as enterprises...