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.

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”...
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...