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.

Most companies manage their external workers with procurement-focused systems that address tasks involved with contracts, purchase orders and payment but do little to help oversee their performance on the ground. That’s one of the conclusions of Services Procurement Insights 2019, a report from SAP Fieldglass and Oxford...
While it’s not unusual for vendors to publish some kind of vision statement this time of year, ADP’s concept of “smart and personalized” HCM technology hints that the 70-year-old behemoth may be more nimble than most think. In late November, ADP issued a release predicting that during...
A consortium of academic and professional organizations is developing a platform on IBM’s blockchain technology to house permanent, verifiable records of a candidate’s learning and skills, including certifications and qualifications. According to IBM, the platform—called the Learning Credential Network, according to Human Resource Executive—is still in the...
Jira Service Desk, a tool beloved by IT departments around the world, is adding templates and workflows designed to meet the needs of HR and other business functions. In a blog post, Jira’s developer, Atlassian, said it expanded the product’s capabilities after a number...
Kronos announced a basketful of enhancements to its HCM solutions suites, including enhanced people analytics features and a new take on the intelligent time clock. The products were unveiled at the company’s annual Kronos Works conference in Las Vegas. Among the new features: mobile-first...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. SilkRoad Technology announced CHRO Essentials, a consulting program to help HR leaders define their organization’s vision and build a transformative talent strategy and roadmap to achieve it. CHRO Essentials also baselines current HR domains, compares those...
PeopleFluent said it’s expanding its solutions to serve smaller companies, specifically those with between 1,000 and 5,000 employees. To date, PeopleFluent has targeted companies with more than 5,000 workers and large HR teams. Smaller customers—whom PeopleFluent refers to as “mid-market”—can have tools preconfigured in order to...
Ceridian launched several enhancements to its HCM package, including new analytics, a new earned-wages tool and a simplified approach to customizing Dayforce. The analytics feature, Dayforce Intelligence, provides companies with predictive analytics designed to identify key metrics for each HCM process. The company said the...
Workday introduced new applications at Workday Rising, including Workday People Experience, People Analytics and Credentials. Driven by customer demand, the company said it’s “made significant and unique investments” to build solutions for a work world that includes “a multi-faceted workforce, new ways of...
Betterworks, which provides continuous performance management solutions for enterprise companies, launched new features with an eye toward improving its usability and social tools. Betterworks CEO Doug Dennerline said the enhancements are intended to increase adoption by offering employees a more engaging experience. “The biggest deciding factor...