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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.

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...
SHRM’s annual conference is something that has to be experienced to be appreciated. This year, 15,415 HR professionals attended 226 presentations and walked more than 200,000 square feet of exhibit space showing off the products of 648 vendors. What couldn’t be estimated was how many attendees appreciated the irony...
Less than half of CEOs recognize HR for its capability and competence, and less than 40 percent of HR executives believe they have the right mix of HCM technology applications “to effectively execute against business goals.” That's one of the findings of Mercer's 2017 HR Transformation Study–How HR Needs to...
Two-thirds of chief executives surveyed by IBM say cognitive computing will "drive significant value" in Human Resources. On the surface, that implies they're more bullish on the technology than HR leaders. The company's report says only 50 percent of those believe cognitive systems could potentially "transform key dimensions" of...
Just after last October's HR Technology 2016 conference, Steve Goldberg made the astute observation that "the little guy has arrived." In a post on Horses for Sources, he noted that it was "just as easy to see meaningful HR Tech innovations in the booths of 'little guys' and emerging...

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