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.

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,...
Phenom launched a new module to connect employees with executives and other experienced leaders with an eye toward developing mentoring relationships. Called Phenom Mentoring, the module leverages automation and AI to match users based on skills, career path, location, goals and mentoring style. Phenom believes that human connection is becoming...
Employee communications and experience companies SocialChorus and Dynamic Signal have entered into a definitive merger agreement. The companies said their combination will accelerate the move away from destination site delivery models to a more orchestrated digital employee experience. “The digital employee experience of an organization is not a destination, it's...
Was the employee experience as good as it could be during the year of Covid-19? It depends on who you ask. A report by WorkForce Software found dramatically different perspectives between employers and their employees on the quality of employee experience during the pandemic. This was especially true for deskless...