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.

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...
Employers are embracing a variety of tools to facilitate remote work, some of them purpose-designed and others that were basically drafted as solutions. That’s been good news for companies that offer communications and collaboration tools, such as Google and Slack. According to Business Insider,...
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...
Paycor unveiled a new employee engagement product that uses natural language processing to convert written information into data around employee sentiment. The company said the product, Paycor Pulse will help executives identify issues leading to turnover, low morale and other challenges.
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...
Glint and BetterUp each launched features that emphasize personalization as a way to provide employees with a more engaging development experience. For Glint, it’s about feedback. For BetterUp, it’s about coaching. Glint, owned by LinkedIn, announced Glint 360s. Designed to work with the company’s Engage and Perform...
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...
In this guest column, APPrise Mobile CEO Jeff Corbin offers three questions that will ensure your employees receive the information they need. Employee communications and employee engagement are one and the same, right? Wrong. While there’s no...
Companies are looking for better tools to help track the movements and health status of their workforce as they reconfigure their facilities to hamper the spread of COVID-19. In particular, analysts and HR leaders expect the use of passive monitoring to increase. However, they...