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.

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...
SAP unveiled a new solution to help organizations drive cultural change and digital transformation by combining RISE with SAP and the company’s Human Experience Management tools. Companies face an challenging change management scenarios as they try to simultaneously address the consequences of hybrid work, a simmering talent shortage and the...
Listen to a podcast of this story. Zoom fatigue has gotten the attention of Big Tech. Companies like Microsoft, Adobe and Google are tweaking their products in an effort to dilute the effects of too much digital time that’s being experienced by workers who’ve spent more than a year laboring...
SAP SuccessFactors launched new features to help employers return employees to the office after 12 months of remote work. In addition, its 2021 first half release included new tools to optimize workforce planning and improve the employee experience. The update’s primary feature is a free health and vaccination monitoring portlet,...
Oracle NetSuite added a number of features to its overall suite with an eye toward improving efficiency and insights capabilities. For HR, the platform’s SuitePeople module added eight interactive charts to provide HR with information on the performance of groups or individual employees. In addition, performance have been made more...
Oracle extended its approach to guided employee actions within Oracle Fusion Cloud HCM with the launch of Journeys, a platform HR can use to create and deliver customized workflows to address personal and workplace tasks. By using Oracle Journeys, HR teams can help employees access resources and tasks across the...
ServiceNow and Qualtrics teamed up to combine ServiceNow’s digital workflows with Qualtrics’ experience-management technology on a single platform. With the resulting solutions, customers will be able to bring sentiment data from Qualtrics into ServiceNow Customer and IT workflows. “Empathy at mass scale is the business differentiator of the 21st century,”...
Paycor today launched Paycor Career Management, a module HR and business leaders can use to design and implement succession plans. The announcement comes three weeks after Paycor introduced Talent Development to facilitate performance management and employee development. Career Management is meant to help employers create career strategies, facilitate internal movement and...