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.

ServiceNow is acquiring Hitch Works in a deal that's expected to close in Q2 2022. Terms of the deal weren't disclosed. Hitch uses AI tools to map peoples’ skills to projects. With the acquisition, Hitch's features will be made available across the ServiceNow platform. These days, how companies treat their employees...
SmartRecruiters, a provider of enterprise recruitment software, launched SmartOnboard, a native solution it says will deliver “a seamless onboarding experience" for newly hired employees. The new product allows HR teams to cut the time necessary to provide new workers with a "simple, tailored" onboarding experience. SmartOnboard will also deliver a...
Transcript Mark: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Pfeffer. Bilal Aijazi is my guest today. He's the CEO and co-founder of Polly. They have an engagement app that was purpose built to work in the environments of solutions like Slack, Microsoft Teams, and Zoom....
Mark (00:00): Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. Today, I'm talking with Eric Sydell and Mike Hudy. They're the executive vice president and chief science officer for Modern Hire. We're going to talk about analytics and bias, AI, of course, and their new...
Transcript Mark: Welcome to PeopleTech. The podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. My guest today is Arvind Jain, the CEO of Glean. His product is designed to help users find information that's available, but often hidden throughout a company systems. The idea is that this data is...
WTW launched Engage, a platform that allows companies to better understand their employees' needs, enhance the employee experience, understand distinctions between workforce segments and, it's hoped, develop more useful HR programs and work experiences. “Companies are undergoing broad cultural changes, which have raised expectations for employers to understand and support...
Crosschq acquired TalentWall, the creators of a recruiting analytics platform that's designed to help talent acquisition teams  hire more efficiently and collaboratively through the use of data. TalentWall serves as a central source for analytics and insights. The acquisition expands Crosschq's set of solutions, helping recruiters and talent leaders to...
DEI platform Mathison closed a $25 million round of Series A funding, led by F-Prime Capital with involvement from Bain Capital Ventures, SemperVirens, ANIMO Ventures, GTM Fund, Gaingels and JP Morgan. This investment will be used to build out the company’s data and analytics capabilities, scale its go-to-market team...
People analytics company ChartHop announced ChartHop Basic, a free product that enhances how leaders and employees can help their organization be more informed and connected. Seventy-four percent of businesses use or plan to use a permanent hybrid work model in the near future, ChartHop said. That shift in the workplace...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. Qualtrics announced Employee Experience ID, which gives organizations a unified view of their employee experience over time, including work preferences, engagement, performance and feedback. Qualtrics said the new product brings data into...