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.

ADP added a customized coaching tool to its StandOut engagement and performance platform. Called Standout coaching intelligence, the tool integrates customized insights into conversations between employees and managers, based on an individual’s strengths and what information they share with the platform during check-ins. The insights, which are provided as talking...
Eightfold AI added a new module, Career Hub, to its talent management platform. The product is designed to give both HR and employees more flexibility in their approach to development by providing intelligence and advice within a single platform. To accomplish this, the platform leverages AI, multiple data sources and...
Alight launched a digital platform designed to simulate the approach of benefit fairs and other events that employers usually stage internally. Called Virtual Employee Events, the platform takes an event-like approach but adds more personalization. Through “spaces” like lobbies and exhibit halls, the platform delivers tailored content and communications to...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. Paradox launched new video products to streamline virtual recruiting and create a more engaging multimedia experience. The features extend across the company’s products, allowing customers to apply them in a variety of...
Listen to a podcast of this story. Could the next battle in the employee experience wars pair off Microsoft Teams and Slack? With the introduction of Microsoft Viva, we’ve got to wonder. Viva is Microsoft’s newly announced employee experience platform, encompassing engagement, well-being, learning and knowledge. Through integration with Teams and...
What role does HCM technology play in helping employers develop a team culture? We asked several industry leaders who spend their time thinking about different aspects of company dynamics to join us in a discussion that, we hope, puts culture and technology in context. They are: Amy Ihlen, senior director,...
Listen to a podcast of this story. Workday signed an agreement to acquire Peakon ApS, a platform that gathers employee feedback and provides insights to management. The company said customers will be able to take advantage of a “continuous listening platform” that includes real-time data on employee experience, sentiment and...
Transcript Mark: Welcome to People Tech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. My guest today is Alexander Kvamme. He's the founder and CEO of Pathlight, a platform that helps manage team performance by combining metrics with coaching and communications tools. We'll talk about the product, who uses...
Industry talk has become almost obsessed with the idea that remote work is here to stay. Certainly all the months operating with a dispersed workforce has put to rest many of the doubts employers had about whether employees working off-site could keep the business running effectively. According to PwC’s...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. iCIMS acquired Altru Labs, a platform for employee-generated video. iCIMS says the deal bolsters its mission to deliver "people-driven transformation" by helping employers humanize their brand. It wasn’t even a month ago...