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.

HR leaders say their C suites aren’t providing the money and resources they need to keep up with the changing nature of their role. Yet at the same time, CEOs give HR more credit for moving forward than many CHROs do. According to a report, The...
This week, our Roundup looks back at the most important stories of 2019. Some are worth noting on their own, while others are indicative of trends that will continue into 2020. Either way, they’ve all helped set the stage for the coming year. SAP SuccessFactors went...
It’s pretty much a rule that come the turn of the year analysts, bloggers and journalists should look ahead and prognosticate about HCM Technology’s Next Big Thing. But, as I said last year, you can’t predict what’s coming up without considering today’s realities.
The staffing industry is jumping into the world of AI, with two-thirds of staffing firms overall planning to implement an artificial intelligence-driven ATS by the end of 2020. Of “enterprise” staffing firms, meaning those with more than 100 recruiters, an even greater proportion—79 percent—will adopt AI. “Now that...
Recruiters and recruiting technology vendors have committed themselves to incorporating advanced technology into their processes. But a sizable majority of candidates say they’d feel uncomfortable using an AI-based interview app during the screening process. A Harris Poll conducted on behalf of outsourcing firm Yoh...
Most companies manage their external workers with procurement-focused systems that address tasks involved with contracts, purchase orders and payment but do little to help oversee their performance on the ground. That’s one of the conclusions of Services Procurement Insights 2019, a report from SAP Fieldglass and Oxford...
Déjà vu all over again: Corporate leaders recognize that their workforces are changing dramatically, but they’re dithering when it comes to preparing for the future those changes will bring. According to Ceridian’s 2020 Future of Work Report, nearly 75 percent of decision-makers are worried about the...
While analysts, vendors and an increasing number of enterprise-level HR executives extol the impact technology-powered workforce management can have on business results, most corporate leaders don’t seem to be getting the message. One result: the transformation to “digital HR” isn’t proceeding as rapidly as many would...
Candidate resentment is steadily rising, showing an increase of 40 percent from 2016, according to the Talent Board. And this year candidates are less likely than they were in 2018 to apply to a company, or recommend it to others, if they’ve suffered negative experiences in the past.
Weeks after Uber focused a whiff of attention on gig technology by launching a pilot of its Uber Works platform in Chicago, the space continues to simmer with fresh funding and new entrants. We say a “whiff” of attention because the continued growth of gig technology...