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.

One of the most promising tools for truly measuring engagement is growing its presence in Europe and now entering the U.S. KeenCorp, headquartered in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, integrates its software with company email systems to gauge how employees feel at any given moment. Unlike surveys, it requires no effort...
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 —...
We spoke with Eric Duffy, the founder and CEO of New York-based Pathgather, a learning-platform provider that sees organizations becoming "universities of the 21st century." To Duffy, learning departments face huge challenges when it comes to keeping up with content production, rapidly changing development needs and an ever-expanding list...
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...
By now, most everyone involved in HCM technology has been involved in some kind of discussion about “digital transformation” and “digital business,” not to mention the pressure from employees to have access to simpler, consumer-like self-service tools. However, according to the process-automation company Nintex, HR isn’t even among the...
Multinational employers would rather upskill their existing HR teams members to analyze workforce data and put it to use. That goal becomes increasingly realistic as more products become available to help make data and analytics accessible. According to Innovation Generation: the Big HR tech Disconnect, a report...
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...
Here’s a conundrum: One report says 67 percent of workers prefer to report inappropriate behavior to their manager rather than through any other channel. Meanwhile, another report says 64 percent trust robots more than they do their managers. The first study is the Employee Experience Survey from...
In this Point of View, Adam Rogers, co-CEO and chief technology officer at Ultimate Software, shows why unstructured data can drive game-changing use of advanced technologies. Decision makers love data. But until recently, organizations have primarily relied on structured data—highly organized data...
While HCM technology vendors trumpet their advancements in artificial intelligence and analytics, it appears their customers' executives are increasingly nervous about the possible repercussions of relying on flawed data or analytics. According to KPMG's "Guardians of Trust" report, just 35 percent of executives have "a high trust level" when it...