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.

Trakstar is consolidating its portfolio of tools and applications onto its flagship Trakstar Platform. The company said the move is in response to employers’ evolving talent needs. Trakstar Hire (formerly Recruiterbox), Trakstar Learn (formerly Mindflash) and Trakstar Perform (previously just Trakstar) have all been integrated onto a new Platform. By...
Transcript Mark Feffer: Welcome to People Tech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. My guest today is Cecile Alper-Leroux, vice president of products and innovation at UKG. She's going to talk with us about Life-Work Technology, a new basis, if you will, for HCM products. Essentially,...
Limeade acquired TINYpulse, a maker of employee listening software. TINYpulse was founded in 2012 with the mission to “make employees happier.” The company said it has more than 500 customers ranging from startups to Fortune 500 enterprises. Limeade believes the acquisition will give it direct access to mid-market customers looking...
BambooHR launched product features designed to help organizations better understand employee performance and sentiment. The new solutions give employees the option to offer additional sentiment context when providing employee net promoter score feedback, and provides managers with more control over when and how they request performance management assessments. Amy Frampton,...
Workforce management platform Lattice said it turned in “breakthrough growth” during 2021’s first half. Employers of all sizes are taking advantage of solutions as they attempt to improve their people practices and experience, the company said. Lattice said it achieved several milestones during the period.  They include In business performance: Lattice...
Transcript Mark Feffer: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I’m Mark Feffer. My guest today is Yvette Cameron, senior vice president of global HCM product strategy at Oracle. We’re going to talk about Oracle Dynamic Skills, a new solution that helps organizations understand, manage and grow their...
Slack introduced new features meant to help teams work together more dynamically and conveniently, focusing on mission and goals rather than technology and location. Media reports say the release is a sign of increased competition among the providers of tools that support the hybrid workforce. Microsoft, for example, recently introduced...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. Oracle HCM added a solution to help organizations understand, manage and grow their workforce’s skills. Oracle Dynamic Skills gives HR and business leaders a comprehensive view of the skills within their workforce...
Salesforce expanded the scope of its Work.com platform with well-being, learning and automation features. The products join Work.com’s existing workspace, help desk and IT service tools. According to ZDnet, Salesforce is now formally moving into the market for HR and experience solutions. With Work.com’s new features, Salesforce will more directly...
In April, ADP added new tools to its analytics solution, ADP DataCloud, to help businesses analyze their diversity and better allocate staff resources. Amin Venjara, DataCloud’s vice president of product management, said the company is pleased with customer reaction thus far. “As many organizations extend and expand their DEI programs,...