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.

Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. Qualtrics and Mercer announced a partnership to help brands better understand employee attitudes and preferences, so they can develop improved employee experience and benefits programs. The new partnership allows companies to combine...
Qualtrics is rolling out EX25, a new framework designed to help employers monitor employee sentiment. With its 25 drivers that impact every employees' workplace experience. Built into Qualtrics EmployeeXM, EX25 helps employers keep up with their employees’ needs and take action to improve engagement and retention. Covid-19 has completely changed...
Performance management platform 15Five launched a leadership training and coaching product to help managers drive both employee engagement and business results. Called Transform, the newest addition to 15Five’s lineup combines customized coaching and online educational material designed to develop the leadership potential of all managers, the company said. It described...
Visier launched a new collection of purpose-built solutions, designed to address “today's urgent workforce challenges.” The Visier NOW solutions include analytics and planning tools; pre-built questions, analytics models and best practices targeted to a specific issue; and implementation and support services. Two ready-to-deploy solutions – Retention Focus and Guided Diversity...
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...