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Barely a month after it hit unicorn status, Beamery said it’s laying off “around 12%” of its workforce. According to Tech.EU, UK-based Beamery informed its staff about the cut backs during an all-hands call on Tuesday. The call was followed by a company-wide email that said it intended to let...
Workforce engagement company Playvox launched a global collaboration with Salesforce. The companies said the arrangement will help Salesforce Service Cloud customers better manage, among other things, forecasting, scheduling, adherence and capacity planning within Salesforce Contact Center. Users will also be able to make real-time changes based on Playvox's AI...
LinkedIn introduced new features to its platform, including updates to Job Search, as well as improved accessibility, post scheduling and content analytics. Most notable are changes to LinkedIn's job search function, said Search Engine Journal. Many workers are looking through job postings more casually, and on a more regular basis, LinkedIn...
Transcript Mark Feffer: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. My guest today is Nancy Miller, the director of Talent Technology Solution Design at the staffing firm, Atrium. We're going to talk about contingent workers, what they want and what employers should expect, and...
Employers' performance management and pay-for-performance programs are falling short, according to WTW's 2022 Performance Reset Survey. More than 90% of the survey's respondents said driving performance across the organization was one of their top objectives. However, less than half said their performance management program was helping them to meet that...
The global employee recognition system market is projected to reach $34.1 billion by 2030, according to Acumen Research and Consulting. That's up from the $11.1 billion in 2021, and represents a CAGR of 13.4%.  With recent changes in the labor market and evolving employee expectations, recognition programs, platforms and systems...
Transcript Mark: Welcome to PeopleTech, the podcast of the HCM Technology Report. I'm Mark Feffer. My guest today is Lauren Fitzpatrick Shanks, the founder and CEO of KeepWOL or Keep Wondering Out Loud. It's a learning and development platform that helps teams connect, become engaged and stay that way....
Despite the threat of economic downturn, many workers are considering their options in terms of what to do next with their career, according to Robert Half. The firm’s Job Optimism Survey found that 46% of workers are currently looking for, or plan to look for, a different job in the...
Some 60 million Americans performed freelance work at some point over the last 12 months, according to Upwork. That represents 39% of the total American workforce, the company said in its study of independent workers, Freelance Forward: 2022. “Freelancing continues to gain popularity among skilled professionals as more people evaluate...
TaskHuman unveiled a new mentorship platform that's meant to help employees build professional relationships and drive the progress of their careers. The platform is part of the company's leadership and sales coaching modules. The platform allows users to browse potential mentors and provides information on their skills and focus areas...