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“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.

Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Employee communications specialists take note: According to PeopleDoc, 60.8 percent of employees ignore emails they receive at work, and 40 percent ignore HR messages specifically. Also worth noting: forty-seven percent say their...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. The HR analytics market will grow to $3.6 billion by 2024, a CAGR of 13.7 percent, according to researcher MarketsandMarkets. Its report said increasing demand to automate HR processes, scale  HR personnel...
More providers of recruiting and talent acquisition solutions are zeroing in on workflows in their product design and messaging. Specifically, they’re highlighting the efficiencies and productivity increases users gain by taking advantage of their products’ improved processes. Among the latest is talent platform-provider Sense,...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. The global market for HR professional services will be worth $7.5 billion by 2025, representing a 12.4 percent CAGR, reports a study by Grand View Research. Driving the demand are the increasing needs for HR processes...
Industry magazine Human Resources Director will host discussions on HCM technologies, business tools and strategies at its HR Tech Summit on June 18 and 19. Keynoting the Toronto event will be consultant, speaker and strategist Josh Bersin, who’ll use his time to explore technology and the future of work.
Employees continue to prioritize flexible work arrangements and expect the movement toward more flexibility to last, according to new research from Paychex. Flexibility is “the common denominator” in how employees want to work now, Paychex said. It’s also something they expect from employers in the future. Younger...
We won’t go so far as to call 2019 the “Year of Learning,” but the way things are shaping up, the increasing need to upskill and/or cross-train workers may force employers to pay dramatically more attention to corporate learning, and soon. The big question, of course, is whether that...
Small and mid-sized business throughout the Americas are moving more of their activities to the cloud, indicating that business for cloud-based HCM solutions providers will expand rapidly in emerging markets like Central and South America. Consultants who can help companies move to the cloud also are in a position to...
Determined to increase employee productivity, business leaders are giving a higher priority to using advanced HR technology, increasing pressure on CHROs to put digitalization ahead of other efforts such as improving performance reviews and leveraging workforce analytics. According to Brian Kropp, group vice president of Gartner’s HR practice, CEOs are...
As HR technology professionals look toward 2019—and wade through the predictions about the coming year’s Next Big Thing—we think it’s worth considering the developments we’ve seen take place over the last 12 months. From our point of view, these are the five top stories of 2018. AI Jumps Shark; HR...

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