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.

Bill Docherty is managing director and general manager of Deloitte’s ConnectMe, a cloud-based HR and engagement platform. We discussed the growing use of such technology as organizations seek to enhance the employee experience. What are “interactional platforms,” and how can they improve on today’s engagement and communications technology?
SocialChorus launched analytics features to help employers measure the business impact of their internal communications. Added to SocialChorus’s Analyze tool, the features include new analytics functionality and an executive summary designed to present a clear picture of the state of a company’s employee communications,...
Deloitte's 2018 Global Human Capital Trends report argues that businesses must take on a new leadership role in today's society, and hints that changes in workforce dynamics might put expanding engagement efforts at the center of their strategies. As the use of advanced technologies like artificial intelligence, automation and workforce...
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...
Ultimate Software and Kronos want to help employers actually use research that explores the development of truly diverse and inclusive workplaces. To that end, the companies are funding a new Equity at Work Council, comprised of business and academic practitioners focused on D&I and workforce issues.
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,...
Some industry observers have suggested that organizations might be less concerned with their employee experience now that layoffs are rife. But nearly two-thirds of HR leaders are making their workers’ experience a higher priority as they plan for re-opening their workplaces. According to Gartner,...