Culture & Engagement

It seems ironic that so many companies seek to engage their employees through the use of technology platforms that may, for one reason or another, put more distance between organizations and employees. Technology doesn’t eliminate the need for thought, planning and leadership. The articles here result from our quest to find the right balance.

Fuel50 added two features to its talent experience platform: ones delivers virtual career support to employers who need to restructure their workforce due to the coronavirus, the others designed to support evolving approaches to work. The first product, called FuelFutures, is meant to help...
Glint and BetterUp each launched features that emphasize personalization as a way to provide employees with a more engaging development experience. For Glint, it’s about feedback. For BetterUp, it’s about coaching. Glint, owned by LinkedIn, announced Glint 360s. Designed to work with the company’s Engage and Perform...
Employee communications platform SocialChorus is launching new integrations with Microsoft Office 365, including capabilities for Microsoft Teams. The new tools allow users of SocialChorus Studio to distribute information across three Microsoft products—Outlook, Sharepoint and Teams. The product provides a central point of publishing that...
Performance management platform Betterworks acquired Hyphen, a San Francisco-based company that provides tools for employee listening and engagement. Terms weren’t disclosed. By combining its performance management solutions with Hyphen’s listening capabilities, Betterworks said it’s melding business and HR processes that have traditionally been separate. The result will be...
Reward Gateway launched an analytics engine as a part of its employee engagement platform. Called SmartInsights, the package provides HR departments with intelligence on overall employee engagement, recognition activity, benefit uptake and social responses.   The company said SmartInsights uses a highly visual set of dashboards to make...
Phenom People and learning platform Docebo will integrate their so that customers can better identify skills gaps using Phenom AI, then automate delivery of training content to employees. The companies said that although 70 percent of talent professionals say their company identifies or plans to identify...
Assessment platform OutMatch introduced several enhancements to tailor its experience according to the local language and cultural needs of its users. The company said the enhancements bring OutMatch into compliance with the latest WCAG requirements, keeps it abreast of GDPR needs and improve native-language detection. (WCAG, or Web...
Performance management solutions provider 15Five added an educational component to its lineup by rolling out the Best-Self Academy. The new platform is designed to help managers develop their skills to measure and improve performance, as well as communicate effectively. The academy provides training materials on what it...
Betterworks released Calibration and Feedback Summary, two new features for its continuous performance management software suite. The additions are meant to expand the capabilities of Betterworks’ solution by  performance management solution by increasing visibility into employee performance and potential while simplifying the process for preparing...
Qualtrics launched Frontline Feedback, a tool that enables customer-facing employees to share customer comments as well as their own observations about products and services. Although the feature’s part of the CustomerXM suite, Qualtrics touts its ability to engage employees by including them in discussions of customer experience. Qualtrics...