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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.

The great majority of HR leaders believe their jobs are transforming so dramatically, they’ll be unrecognizable in 10 years. But at the same time, a significant number doubt their organizations will be able to keep up with the change. Eighty-two percent of the HR executives predicted the...
Transcript I’m Mark Feffer and this is PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. This edition is brought to you by our friends at Ultimate Software, a leading innovator in cloud-based HR technology. They’re dedicated to...
For all the talk we hear about the importance of culture and balance, a new report’s found the majority of employees will remain in place under less-than-ideal circumstances. iHire’s 2019 Talent Retention Report says that while candidates and employees highly value culture and engagement, money carries...
Employers are putting their money where their mouths are when it comes to training workers to cope with automation and AI. A new report shows that nearly half of U.S. companies plan to raise their learning budgets to align worker skills with the way technology is changing...
Applying “smart automation” can reduce a typical HR organization’s costs and staff hours while improving its effectiveness and service delivery, according to a new report from the Hackett Group. Adopting technologies such as robotic process automation and smart data capture can cut costs by 17 percent...
Listen to a podcast of this story. While the remote workforce’s gender dynamics largely align with those of in-office workers, a survey by Ultimate Software found some surprising differences. For example, in both environments men were more...
The use of video interviewing platforms has been slowly but inevitably rising, with a number of reports showing that a majority of U.S. employers use their technology in one form or another. But at the same time, nearly two-thirds of U.S. workers say they’d prefer their job...
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,...
Multinational employers would rather upskill their existing HR teams members to analyze workforce data and put it to use. That goal becomes increasingly realistic as more products become available to help make data and analytics accessible. According to Innovation Generation: the Big HR tech Disconnect, a report...
While the momentum of workplace automation continues to gather speed, relatively few North American employers have developed a formal digital transformation strategy. And while one report indicates those that have are leaving HR out of the loop, another shows that companies that prioritize workforce issues turn in stronger financial performances.

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