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 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...
Deb Muller founded HR Acuity after a 20-year career in HR. Based in Florham Park, N.J, the company’s platform helps employers manage their employee relations and investigations using a framework of proprietary tools and processes. We spoke with Deb about the company’s history and why she believes a disciplined approach to...
Here’s a thought for anyone interested in the employee experience: Kittens are cute and cute boosts productivity. Researchers at the University of Tulsa are delving into whether surfing kitty and puppy pictures on the web can boost an employee’s performance, according to The Wall...
Qualtrics, the SAP-owned experience management solutions provider, launched a flavor of EmployeeXM that targets IT executives who want to measure their employees’ technology experiences, then use the data to close gaps and understand where to invest in the future. Qualtrics said it stress-tested the product, called EmployeeXM...
Culture Amp began globally distributing a Diversity & Inclusion Starter Kit. Available at no charge, the kit's designed to help employers develop an inclusive workplace and had been announced earlier this year. The company describes the kit as a collection of tools that...
Workforce communications platform SocialChorus launched Analyze, a new tool designed to measure the effectiveness of employee communications and improve alignment within enterprise organizations. Employers have lacked an effective way to quantitatively measure the impact of communications and alignment, SocialChorus believes. So, they're forced to rely on...
Phenom People announced enhancements to its Internal Mobility and Employee Referrals modules. Called Phenom Career Pathing and Phenom Diversity & Inclusion, the features are designed to surface future roles and upskilling opportunities, and also help employees develop their internal networks. The company said it’s trying to ease the...
SAP SuccessFactors is going all-in on the notion that “experience” is foundational to successful HR and recruiting strategies. Delivering his opening keynote at the company’s SuccessConnect 2019, CEO Greg Tomb said that going forward, SuccessFactors will treat the idea of “Human Capital Management”...