Technology

Coverage of developments in artificial intelligence, products that address issues from diversity to effective performance management, and developments impacting HCM system implementation and support. Also news and information on the growing market for HR technology solutions that address the needs of small and medium-sized businesses.

IBM launched a new business to help employers leverage artificial intelligence and automation. The unit, IBM Talent & Transformation, provides skills training in AI and “helps companies drive the transformation necessary to use AI” to improve workflows, help tackle bias and in general integrate new technology into the workplace...
Time-management solution provider HMS Software released version 7.4.1 of its TimeControl time sheet system that targets medium to large companies with mobile workers. In its announcement, the company noted that nearly half of the global workforce is expected to be mobile by 2022. With that in mind, HMS integrated new...
The movement toward more flexible working practices continues to pose a security risk to small businesses, according to a report from digital security firm Avast. Among other reasons, the company found that just 18 percent of SMB employees consider security when they work remotely. That means SMBs "face the challenge...
The latest additions to Oracle HCM are designed to help customers compete more aggressively by providing HR with the tools it needs to make contributions to the business that go beyond the workforce. “We've done a lot of thinking and work around how we integrate HR with the rest of...
  AI and machine learning enthusiasts don’t like to talk about it much, but get a drink into them and sooner or later they’ll admit metrics have biases. Amazon’s just learned that lesson the hard way. About two weeks ago Amazon, which has pushed the use of AI into nearly every...
It’s been a busy couple of weeks for LinkedIn. On October 8, the Microsoft unit acquired the engagement platform Glint, saying “Both companies are focused on helping make people more successful at work, and building winning teams.” A few days later, at its annual Talent Connect conference, LinkedIn showed off...
As businesses of all sizes begin to take advantage of technology solutions covering everything from finance to operations, marketing and, of course, the workforce, vendors with strong HCM components may find themselves in an increasingly advantageous market position. The reason’s simple: Alone among organizational functions, HR touches every corner of...
Workday Analytics
Workday launched products this week designed to help employers make better use of a data by identifying connections and trends, then presenting results and scenarios in simple terms. The first product, Workday People Analytics, will give employers a look into critical workforce trends and help them understand their most likely...
In this guest column, Adam Rogers, chief technology officer of Ultimate Software, describes where he believes AI and machine learning will lead HCM technology. Despite the intrinsic contradiction, it’s clear that artificial intelligence and machine learning are primed to play a leading role in the future of human capital management....
LinkedIn officially launched Talent Insights this morning, making available its first self-service analytics product. The news comes a day after Microsoft announced further integrations of LinkedIn into MS Office. Talent Insights provides companies with access to LinkedIn’s global database of more than 575 million professionals, 20 million companies and 15...

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