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.

Corporate executives claim to understand the critical role performance management and workforce development play in improving their company’s retention efforts. However, middle and front-line managers say their leaders aren’t backing up those words with real action, and are generally out of touch with what’s going on in their employees’ real world.
HR leaders say technology is allowing them to contribute more to their organization’s success, and a full 100 percent of them report using data to support their recommendations. At the same time, however, they’re losing ground when it comes to engaging the workforce. In its Pulse of...
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...

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