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.

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...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. RPO Cielo acquired consulting firm Talent Function with an eye toward expanding its service offerings. Talent Function helps organizations develop talent strategies and technology solutions aimed at improving business performance. This acquisition...
UKG’s total revenue increased by 9% during fiscal 2020, hitting nearly $3 billion. Earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) rose 10%, to almost $770 million. The results were the first announced since Ultimate Software and Kronos merged to form UKG earlier this year. “The story of UKG has...
SAP is moving toward the planned release of Work Zone for HR, which offers access to business tools, information and communications through a single user experience. Announced in June, Work Zone for HR can be used throughout the organization to integrate the use of disparate systems. Rather than switch from...
OutMatch acquired the assessment company FurstPerson, which specializes in pre-hire simulations. The company said FurstPerson’s simulation tools complement its video interviewing capabilities, as well as OutMatch’s broader assessments, which measure communication skills, motivation and other traits. In addition, OutMatch said a new talent-decision management platform uses technology such as FurstPerson’s...
Workday opened up Workday Talent Marketplace, an employee mobility solution that helps workers uncover in-house opportunities when it’s time for a change. The company said the product will help organizations with their employee development and talent allocation efforts. Talent Marketplace was created to “help customers navigate this changing world of...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of this week's roundup. Cornerstone OnDemand announced a new integration with ServiceNow that offers platform interoperability to joint customers to “promote cultures of continuous learning.” Through the integration, employees can access, directly in ServiceNow, modules...
Oracle NetSuite announced a range of enhancements to its platform, including a new performance management application in SuitePeople.   Broadly speaking, the updates are meant to help small and mid-market companies improve management and operations across the organization. In SuitePeople, employee onboarding, payroll and performance management capabilities have been added. New...