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Employers are increasingly gathering a wide range of data on employees, including their personal social media use as well as their workplace behavior. Employees aren’t happy. According to the HR Metrics & Analytics Summit, 80 percent of organizations use employee records and data to measure performance. “A fair number” use...
Cornerstone OnDemand is adding more learning options through several new partnerships and integrations. The result will be, in the company's words, a “Netflix-style" experience that leverages its learning system to provide more personalized training. According to a survey by the company, 89 percent of its customers say a culture of...
Microsoft's acquisition of GitHub shouldn't surprise anyone who's been watching the online-recruiting world over the last few years. On Monday the Redmond-based giant announced an agreement to acquire the 28 million-member software development community for $7.5 billion in stock. Microsoft said it expects the deal to close by the end...
Intuit’s QuickBooks will soon offer enhanced payroll services including direct deposit for contractors and same-day payroll deposits for employees. The additions, Intuit said, are designed to help small businesses cope with their workers’ demands for fast and flexible payment options, which are gaining importance in a continually tight labor market...
While refining what seems to be an ever-evolving approach, designers of new performance management systems should personalize at least some aspects of their solution in a meaningful way, suggests new research from Columbia Business School. Customizing a performance app's home screen isn't enough. The product's actual evaluations must contain comparisons...
While employers increase their use of technology to streamline benefits administration, HCM technology vendors—and benefits technology vendors in particular—have a growing opportunity to deepen their customer relationships by including educational and other benefits-related content in their offerings. That was one of the hidden takeaways we found in Guardian Life Insurance's...
Indeed launched an assessment tool designed to automate candidate screening and, it says, “democratize” talent acquisition by reviewing candidates based on their skills and potential to fit with open jobs. Like a number of companies before it, Indeed claims the approach will minimize recruiters' dependence on resumes, and thus...
Workforce-management platform provider Deputy released a new feature, Auto-Scheduling, that allows businesses to more easily create and maintain compliant schedules for hourly workers across industries such as restaurants, healthcare, staffing and franchises. Of course, the feature is AI-powered, Deputy said. It uses AI to build schedules based on analytics from...
Recruiters and recruiting solutions will continue trying to keep up with the ever-changing demands of younger workers who have integrated technology of all kinds into their lives. While Korn Ferry Futurestep CEO Byrne Mulrooney said the "break-neck speed of technology advancements" will allow recruiters to focus on their core...
Jeremy Hamel, CultureIQ's former head of product, and Savina Perez, the company's ex-vice president of marketing, have joined with fantasy-sports platform FanDuel's co-founder Tom Griffiths to launch Hone, a management training solution that combines live facilitators and artificial intelligence. In announcing the service, Griffiths said companies today are "struggling to...