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.

Performance management platform Betterworks is branching out of the enterprise world with a new “Team Edition” designed for individual teams and, by the way, small and medium-sized businesses. The company describes the product as “an economical, self-service package of selected performance management tools.” Up to 100...
Dallas-based startup Kanarys launched a collaboration platform designed to facilitate discussions on diversity and inclusion between employers and employees. Kanarys’ technology gathers and analyzes cultural and demographic data, industry rankings, trends and anonymous employee reviews to provide information companies can use to build inclusive workplaces and...
Culture Amp and Symphony Talent launched new analytics tools, one to help predict an employee’s future, the other to improve the tracking of recruitment campaigns. At its annual Culture First global conference in San Francisco, Culture Amp announced a “prediction engine” designed to forecast employee performance...
Providers of performance management solutions are muddying their market’s waters by creating new terms for what they do, confusing customers as they develop new approaches and, at the same time, attempt to reposition PM’s role within the HCM world. As a result, says a...
In this guest column, APPrise Mobile CEO Jeff Corbin offers three questions that will ensure your employees receive the information they need. Employee communications and employee engagement are one and the same, right? Wrong. While there’s no...
Cornerstone OnDemand launched several products focused on internal communications and employee learning. They're all designed with an eye toward increasing engagement by helping companies develop learning-heavy cultures. Leading the list is Cornerstone Conversations, which will be added to Cornerstone Performance suite this fall. Conversations...
In this Point of View, Ultimate Software Chief Services Officer Julie Dodd explains why HR technologies play such a critical role in a company's retention efforts. Attracting and retaining the best talent is a top priority for all organizations, which is why the best...
Qualtrics' impact on SAP's roadmap was evident at this year's SapphireNow conference, as the company introduced 10 products based on its acquisition's approach to using data to measure experience. Three of these are “Employee Experience Management” solutions that can be built directly into existing HR systems such as,...
Brightfox, a new “talent experience platform,” launched with several customers already signed up. Brightfox said it’s designed to ease the frustration employees feel when using multiple systems. Its platform is designed to streamline business technology’s use by unifying solutions into an “intuitive talent experience.”...
Employee experience management firms Qualtrics launched “the Employee Benefits Optimizer,” a tool that leverages employee feedback and models trade-offs to help companies create compensation and benefits packages that align with their culture and budget. Qualtrics said the tool is the first of its kind. Built on the...

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