Workforce Management

New products and methodologies that help companies manage both full-time employees and independent contractors, and why they may need to meld the often-competing concerns of HR and Procurement as contingent workers take on a greater role in executing business strategy. Here’s where we also look at trends related to workforce dynamics and the products that address them.

Capacity, previously known as Jane.ai, launched a knowledge-sharing platform that gathers, mines and connects information from throughout an organization. At the same time, it announcing raising $13.2 million in Series B funding. With (the platform) Capacity’s launch, the company rebranded from Jane.ai to emphasize its expansion...
Earlier this year, ADP TotalSource enhanced to help small businesses better navigate an employment world characterized by a tight labor market, more regulations and an increasing focus on workplace culture. We spoke with ADP TotalSource Senior Vice President Brian Michaud to learn about the thinking behind its...
Performance management platform Betterworks is branching out of the enterprise world with a new “Team Edition” designed for individual teams and, by the way, small and medium-sized businesses. The company describes the product as “an economical, self-service package of selected performance management tools.” Up to 100...
Qualtrics launched a Guided Action Planning feature and five experience-management solutions for its Qualtrics EmployeeXM product. The new tools are meant to strengthen XM’s ability to capture feedback quickly and help managers close feedback loops by taking action on issues that concern employees most. The customizable Guided Action...
BQE Software launched Core HR, a module of its BQE Core product that provides salary-history and benefits tracking, employees journal and incident tracking as well as certification, awards, paid time off and performance reviews. Core HR automates a number of the operational tasks that go along with...
SmartLinx Solutions added features to its SmartLinx Go mobile app to give healthcare workers the ability to check real-time schedules, attendance and pay resources. The company’s pitch is that such features will increase engagement by helping employees balance work and life. SmartLinx Go was originally launched...
ENGAGE Talent and PredictiveHR will jointly offer an AI-driven talent analytics platform that melds internal employee data with analytics on industries and competitors.  The companies say this is the first product to compile an organization’s internal talent data, AI-driven metrics on its talent data...
TriNet released Workforce Analytics, an HR reporting and analytics tool designed to provide SMBs with in-depth reporting and forecasting using data drawn from a single system. Dilshad Simons, TriNet’s senior vice president of products, said access to HR data is particularly important in a tight labor market....
Corporate executives claim to understand the critical role performance management and workforce development play in improving their company’s retention efforts. However, middle and front-line managers say their leaders aren’t backing up those words with real action, and are generally out of touch with what’s going on in their employees’ real world.
Many an HCM technology vendor planned to launch new products and services this week while nearly 20,000 attendees roamed the exhibit floor at SHRM’s 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition. Among them: Namely, My Ally and TrenData. Namely showed off updates designed to simplify benefits administration and...

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