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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.

New Year’s is just seven weeks away, but already HR technology analysts, essayists and pundits are making predictions for 2021. Forecasting may be a particularly dicey proposition this year, given the uncertainty hovering over most every aspect of life, from public health to politics, the job market...
Candidates are asking more questions about mental-health benefits, accommodations for working parents and Covid-19 safety protocols, recruiters say. In addition, a third of recruiters report they’re receiving more questions about diversity and inclusion initiatives than they did last year. According to Jobvite’s 2020 Recruiter...
Covid-19’s disruption of business operations has also spurred innovation throughout the HR technology industry as vendors revised roadmaps to help employers cope with fundamental changes to how and where work gets done. At the root of the change was employers’ growing belief that HR...
Listen to a podcast of this episode. Global HR leaders expect managing the newly dispersed workforce will make it challenging to balance employee needs, the organization’s goals, policies and culture. And as they labor to develop strategies, many employers...
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...