Small Business

HCM technology solutions for micro and small business are advancing at an increasing clip. That’s no surprise given that ADP says about 70 million U.S. small businesses had assigned HR responsibilities to employees who had other “primary” responsibilities. As the workforce and tech become more sophisticated and solutions become cheaper, that’s a trend whose momentum is only going to grow.

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...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news. SMBs are making more use of recruiting software, according to a survey from JazzHR and Verified First. However, vendors have a ways to go if they want to satisfy the market. While 60 percent of SMBs...
The HCM Technology Report will not be updated during the week of September 9, 2019, while our editorial staff sails aboard the Maine windjammer HERITAGE in order to learn more about the HR technology used by the captains and crews of Penobscot Bay schooners.
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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...
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...
Small-business payroll and benefits platform Gusto raised $200 million Series D funding. Fidelity Management & Research Company and Generation Investment Management joined previous investors Dragoneer Investment Group, General Catalyst and investors advised by T. Rowe Price. CEO Josh Reeves said the company as been “intentional” in working...
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....
ADP announced a new component in its cross-platform relationship with QuickBooks developer Intuit. As of today, QuickBooks Online users can connect their accounting data, in real time, with ADP’s RUN small business payroll software. 
Cornerstone OnDemand is offering small businesses a free 14-day trial of its learning management system, PiiQ. The trial provides access to a library of some 1,500 courses covering subjects from compliance to technical and soft skills, the company said. Cloud-based PiiQ is designed to...