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.

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...
InMoment, a Salt Lake City company known primarily for technology that tracks analyzes data about the customer experience, launched an “Experience Intelligence Platform” that includes an employee experience component. By creating a separate environment focused on employees, the company said it’s now providing HR with...
Mercer and online learning destination edX announced a strategic alliance designed to meld Mercer’s consulting services and edX’s MOOC platform to help organizations “build their workforce for the future.” The service will be added to Mercer Digital. The companies will curate catalogs of courses based on an employer’s specific objectives...
In this Point of View, Ultimate Software Chief Services Officer Julie Dodd explains why HR technologies play such a critical role in a company's retention efforts. Attracting and retaining the best talent is a top priority for all organizations, which is why the best...
Leading2Lean is known primarily for technology solutions that apply Lean principles to manufacturing. But the Sparks, Nev., company got our attention with its CloudDISPATCH platform, which aims to help manufacturers create a culture of continuous improvement. Lean focuses on eliminating waste from the manufacturing process by, among other things, considering...
Qualtrics, the SAP-owned experience management solutions provider, launched a flavor of EmployeeXM that targets IT executives who want to measure their employees’ technology experiences, then use the data to close gaps and understand where to invest in the future. Qualtrics said it stress-tested the product, called EmployeeXM...
Qualtrics had a busy week. At its X4 Experience Summit, the company unveiled new features and changed the name of its Employee Experience product to Qualtrics EmployeeXM. It also launched a developer platform and added Korn Ferry to its partner network. The company said EmployeeXM’s new capabilities...
One of the most promising tools for truly measuring engagement is growing its presence in Europe and now entering the U.S. KeenCorp, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, integrates its software with company email systems to gauge how employees feel at any given moment. Unlike surveys, it requires no effort...