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.

A technology firm focused on well-being and a Midwestern health organization have launched a platform designed to help organizations address “social determinants of health,” the social and economic challenges that can be the root causes of employee health issues, lost productivity and reduced engagement. Called Resourceful, the solution is powered...
TalentGuard introduced the Intelligent Role Studio, a solution that combines subject matter expertise with algorithmic intelligence to help employers maintain job and skills data and use it to make workforce-related decisions. Previously, global organizations required between 9 and 18 months to update their job roles and competencies, TalentGuard said. The...
Transcript Mark Feffer: Welcome to People Tech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. My guest today is Jarik Conrad, vice president of human insights and HCM advisory at UKG, and executive director of The Equity at Work Council, a group of business and academic people focused on...
Despite increased awareness of gender diversity issues and the continued challenges facing women at work during the Covid-19 pandemic, 70% of global businesses don’t regard gender equity to be a top priority. Indeed, a study by IBM’s Institute for Business Value found that the leadership pipeline for women is shrinking,...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of this roundup. ServiceNow and Microsoft announced an integration to allow HR and IT agents to collaborate directly within Microsoft Teams. Features include Chat-to-Call, with which agents can invite employees to a Teams call directly...
Paycor launched a performance management module that emphasizes coaching conversations and continuous employee development. The company said the product, Paycor Talent Development, is designed to “create the right level of focus” among employees as a way to improve business outcomes and align the workforce with company priorities. Paycor believes the...
ADP added a customized coaching tool to its StandOut engagement and performance platform. Called Standout coaching intelligence, the tool integrates customized insights into conversations between employees and managers, based on an individual’s strengths and what information they share with the platform during check-ins. The insights, which are provided as talking...
Eightfold AI added a new module, Career Hub, to its talent management platform. The product is designed to give both HR and employees more flexibility in their approach to development by providing intelligence and advice within a single platform. To accomplish this, the platform leverages AI, multiple data sources and...
Alight launched a digital platform designed to simulate the approach of benefit fairs and other events that employers usually stage internally. Called Virtual Employee Events, the platform takes an event-like approach but adds more personalization. Through “spaces” like lobbies and exhibit halls, the platform delivers tailored content and communications to...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. Listen to a podcast of our roundup. Paradox launched new video products to streamline virtual recruiting and create a more engaging multimedia experience. The features extend across the company’s products, allowing customers to apply them in a variety of...