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.

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...
In this guest column, Armen Berjikly, senior director of strategy at Ultimate Software, explains why it's crucial for businesses to consider whether their benefits actually meet their employees’ needs, and deliver the impact intended.  Employee benefits are complex and expensive, typically one of the top three expenses for employers. Yet, companies often...
Assessment platform OutMatch introduced several enhancements to tailor its experience according to the local language and cultural needs of its users. The company said the enhancements bring OutMatch into compliance with the latest WCAG requirements, keeps it abreast of GDPR needs and improve native-language detection. (WCAG, or Web...
With the unemployment rate below 5 percent and employers continually bemoaning a talent shortage that is, in the words of ADP Vice President of Strategic Advisory Services Susan Hanold, "lasting longer than anyone expected," HR departments are feeling the pressure to increase both hiring and retention rates. You'd think that...
In this Point of View, Ultimate Software Vice President of Human Resources Kathleen Pai shows how culture and smart management help employers leverage remote workers--without sacrificing engagement. Shifts in workplace culture and connective technologies have created an influx of remote workers. In fact,...
While refining what seems to be an ever-evolving approach, designers of new performance management systems should personalize at least some aspects of their solution in a meaningful way, suggests new research from Columbia Business School. Customizing a performance app's home screen isn't enough. The product's actual evaluations must contain comparisons...
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”...
Employers should be aware that over half—53 percent—of their deskless workers are using their messaging apps and social networks to communicate about work-related matters, an indication that the notion of “Bring Your Own Device” has expanded to include “Bring Your Own Messaging.” Although that’s not surprising in this day and...
Phenom People and learning platform Docebo will integrate their so that customers can better identify skills gaps using Phenom AI, then automate delivery of training content to employees. The companies said that although 70 percent of talent professionals say their company identifies or plans to identify...
For obvious reasons, communicating with deskless employees is more difficult than reaching those who occupy the same seat every day. And despite the hype, mobile platforms won’t provide the complete solution. Communications is a big piece of the engagement puzzle. When you’re not in touch, warehouse workers, field technicians, drivers...