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.

They say diversity & inclusion is good business. That’s increasingly true for HR tech companies that build tools to help companies reach their D&I goals. In a new report, RedThread Research and Mercer say that the market for D&I solutions is growing—it’s now worth about $100 million—but fragmented. Most of...
Google the term "executive buy in" and you'll get about 80,000 results, most of which--according to our unscientific review--relate to winning leadership support for one kind of corporate initiative or another. We weren't particularly surprised. Throughout the year, we've noticed an increasing penchant among vendors, HR leaders, bloggers and others...
Brightfox, a new “talent experience platform,” launched with several customers already signed up. Brightfox said it’s designed to ease the frustration employees feel when using multiple systems. Its platform is designed to streamline business technology’s use by unifying solutions into an “intuitive talent experience.”...
One of a trade show’s pleasures is you get to sit down and explore some of the more meaningful, but not often talked about areas of HR with someone who’s spent a lot of time thinking about them. That’s what happened at this year’s UNLEASH, when we met Eva...
Workforce communications platform SocialChorus launched Analyze, a new tool designed to measure the effectiveness of employee communications and improve alignment within enterprise organizations. Employers have lacked an effective way to quantitatively measure the impact of communications and alignment, SocialChorus believes. So, they're forced to rely on...
Marylene Delbourg-Delphis is a “serial tech CEO” who’s led multiple companies and advised numerous others as they climbed to the next level. In her book, Everybody Wants to Love their Job: Rebuilding Trust and Culture, she takes a hard look at how executives pursue—or don’t pursue—employee engagement.
We spoke with Eric Duffy, the founder and CEO of New York-based Pathgather, a learning-platform provider that sees organizations becoming "universities of the 21st century." To Duffy, learning departments face huge challenges when it comes to keeping up with content production, rapidly changing development needs and an ever-expanding list...
Qualtrics' impact on SAP's roadmap was evident at this year's SapphireNow conference, as the company introduced 10 products based on its acquisition's approach to using data to measure experience. Three of these are “Employee Experience Management” solutions that can be built directly into existing HR systems such as,...
Backed by an investment from Vista Equity Partners, Austin, Texas-based YouEarnedIt acquired fledgling semi-competitor HighGround. In announcing the deal, the companies emphasized the addition of HighGround’s performance management focus to YouEarnedIt’s reputation in employee experience technology. Autumn Manning, YouEarnedIT’s co-founder and CEO, positioned the move is part of her company’s...
Culture Amp began globally distributing a Diversity & Inclusion Starter Kit. Available at no charge, the kit's designed to help employers develop an inclusive workplace and had been announced earlier this year. The company describes the kit as a collection of tools that...