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.

While procurement groups are improving their approach to digital tools, their budgets are expected to remain virtually flat during 2018, according to a report from researcher the Hackett Group. "While procurement leaders acknowledge the importance of strategic enterprise objectives, including expanding procurement’s influence, elevating the role of procurement, and improving...
Deloitte's 2018 Global Human Capital Trends report argues that businesses must take on a new leadership role in today's society, and hints that changes in workforce dynamics might put expanding engagement efforts at the center of their strategies. As the use of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, automation and workforce...
The global market for AI-driven recommendation engines will grow from about $800 million in 2017 to $4.4 billion by 2022, a compound annual growth rate of 40.7 percent, according to a report from the research firm MarketsandMarkets. Driving the growth is an increasing focus on enhancing consumer experiences and the...
Large businesses are diving below the surface of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, the tax law passed in December 2017, to uncover benefits that may not be as sexy as how C corporations and some LLCs are now treated, but could impact HCM technology spending. The consulting firm Mercer...
HCM Technology vendors should begin to consider how they can help customers expand their HR activities in ways that go beyond the traditional. Over the last few years, we've seen more companies get serious about solving problems that either the market or government have failed to deliver on. It leads us to...
We talked job boards with Jeff Dickey-Chasins. It doesn't seem that long ago that the term "online recruiting" was easily defined: It was all about job boards. Today, however, it encompasses everything from social media to general marketplaces like Craig's List to niche sites like allcruisejobs.com and even sites like GitHub,...
HR analysts and commentators might help practitioners and CHROs more if they spent less time talking inside baseball and more time thinking about what employers actually need to get done. Over on the HR Tech Blog, Sarah Brennan argues that too much discussion about HCM strategy and technology is driven by buzzword-driven...
A study by LendEDU, which is in the business of refinancing student loans, found that despite Gen Y's and Gen Z's penchant for technology, they'd rather deal with a human beings than robo-advisors when it comes to getting financial advice. With the Blade Runner sequel now hitting old-fashioned theaters--you know, the...
Consolidation's afoot in the market for video interviewing as the number of companies that use the technology stagnates, reports TLNT. Greg Rokos, who founded GreenJobInterview and recently sold it to Montage, said the increasing availability of free two-way video services may be impacting the use of the specially designed...
The HCM technology landscape is changing rapidly to accommodate businesses with fewer and fewer employees. Although an increasing number of providers have been heading in that direction for several years, the industry is approaching the first of several tipping points that will result in tech solutions designed for companies...

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