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New product announcements, coverage of trends, strategies and customer demand and experiences from around the industry.

For obvious reasons, communicating with deskless employees is more difficult than reaching those who occupy the same seat every day. And despite the hype, mobile platforms won’t provide the complete solution. Communications is a big piece of the engagement puzzle. When you’re not in touch, warehouse workers, field technicians, drivers...
A study by LendEDU, which is in the business of refinancing student loans, found that despite Gen Y's and Gen Z's penchant for technology, they'd rather deal with a human beings than robo-advisors when it comes to getting financial advice. With the Blade Runner sequel now hitting old-fashioned theaters--you know, the...
Green Circle Health doesn't claim to be revolutionizing employers' approach to health and wellness benefits. Rather, it's increasing their impact by taking a pragmatic approach that's based on three foundation blocks: Widening the focus of health and wellness programs from the employee to their entire family. Providing each family...
New York-based Pymetrics is betting that it can minimize bias and improve the performance of candidate-screening by identifying the traits that contribute to a person’s success in a role and applying them to your incoming job applications. Everyone talks about bias in recruiting, and more HR experts are looking to technology...
Up to 70 percent of U.S. small businesses, or roughly 1.5 million companies, have assigned HR responsibilities to staff members who handle the tasks in addition to their primary role, according to a study by ADP. The company found that such ad-hoc HR managers spend an average of more than...
Consulting firm Mercer has introduced Mercer Digital, which it describes as an “innovative approach to empowering organizations for the workforce and workplace of the future.” According to its web site, Mercer Digital offers “solutions across the full value chain — from digital strategy to organization design and workforce change —...
Microsoft has unveiled Workplace Analytics, an add-on to Office 365 Enterprise plans that gathers aggregate metadata from Office 365 users and puts it to work generating information that's largely about productivity. As an example, it can crunch email and calendar data to calculate how many meetings workers attend each...
With the unemployment rate below 5 percent and employers continually bemoaning a talent shortage that is, in the words of ADP Vice President of Strategic Advisory Services Susan Hanold, "lasting longer than anyone expected," HR departments are feeling the pressure to increase both hiring and retention rates. You'd think that...
With all the talk that goes on in HR circles, you'd think email was dead and live chat—and soon live video chat—would be on its way toward becoming a foundation of internal communications. Yet despite the reports we read about reaching out to employees and candidates in the latest...
Willis Towers Watson is quietly extending its reach into the market for small- and medium-sized HR services with the introduction of The HR Trove, an online store offering turn-key products to organizations with fewer employees than its traditional customers. To our knowledge, the site's unveiling has not been previously reported. The...