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.

SAP SuccessFactors continues to hone its approach to “Human Experience Management,” the idea that experience is central to the implementation of successful HCM and recruiting strategies. When rolling out HXM at 2019’s SuccessConnect, the company said that the focus on employee experience was the most meaningful trend it saw in...
Oracle Cloud HCM added new products and features with an emphasis on personalized “journeys” for employees and enhanced data for use by HR teams. The updates came along with new capabilities added to a number of its cloud applications, including Enterprise Resource Planning, Enterprise Performance Management and Supply Chain Management. “After...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast version of our news roundup. Employers are bracing for a wave of mental health issues as workers struggle to face the pandemic, schooling their children, financial pressures and the pandemic. According to Unum, 85% of...
Workday announced new products to help employers develop and implement effective D&I initiatives. They’re built around the idea of “Value Inclusion, Belonging, and Equity,” or “VIBE,” which the company uses in its own approach to diversity and belonging. The first product, VIBE Central, offers content on best practices, as well...
Paylocity has become the latest HR technology vendor to expand its video capabilities in a bid to deepen connections and communication among dispersed workforces. Specifically, the company’s added new video messaging capabilities to its Community, Performance Journals, Surveys, Recruiting and Onboarding modules. However, the videos are pre-recorded for on-demand playback....
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Cornerstone OnDemand said it’s built a skills engine into its portfolio of products. The Cornerstone Skills Graph is meant to help organizations implement “strategic skilling,” Cornerstone’s description of matching skills and people, learning content and job roles. The...
Limeade launched enhancements to help employers improve listening, facilitate onboarding, connect workers with leadership and aid in their return-to-work. The features have been incorporated into the company’s Well-Being, Engagement and Inclusion solutions. Citing research by Deloitte, Limeade said that companies’ top employee priorities are well-being and belonging. However, only half...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of this roundup. Salesforce launched a suite of survey tools to help businesses collect real-time feedback data from employees and customers. Called Feedback Management, the tools are integrated into Salesforce and compiles information from multiple...
Paycor unveiled a new employee engagement product that uses natural language processing to convert written information into data around employee sentiment. The company said the product, Paycor Pulse will help executives identify issues leading to turnover, low morale and other challenges. Paycor believes the product’s timing is right because of the...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to our update via podcast. Betterworks announced an integration with Microsoft Teams. The company said the integration makes sense because “communication is key to achieving team alignment and enterprise success,” according to Betterworks CEO Doug Dennerline. DHI Group and...