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 is moving toward the planned release of Work Zone for HR, which offers access to business tools, information and communications through a single user experience. Announced in June, Work Zone for HR can be used throughout the organization to integrate the use of disparate systems. Rather than switch from...
OutMatch acquired the assessment company FurstPerson, which specializes in pre-hire simulations. The company said FurstPerson’s simulation tools complement its video interviewing capabilities, as well as OutMatch’s broader assessments, which measure communication skills, motivation and other traits. In addition, OutMatch said a new talent-decision management platform uses technology such as FurstPerson’s...
Workday opened up Workday Talent Marketplace, an employee mobility solution that helps workers uncover in-house opportunities when it’s time for a change. The company said the product will help organizations with their employee development and talent allocation efforts. Talent Marketplace was created to “help customers navigate this changing world of...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of this week's roundup. Cornerstone OnDemand announced a new integration with ServiceNow that offers platform interoperability to joint customers to “promote cultures of continuous learning.” Through the integration, employees can access, directly in ServiceNow, modules...
Oracle NetSuite announced a range of enhancements to its platform, including a new performance management application in SuitePeople.   Broadly speaking, the updates are meant to help small and mid-market companies improve management and operations across the organization. In SuitePeople, employee onboarding, payroll and performance management capabilities have been added. New...
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....