AI

Artificial intelligence is no longer the future – it’s creeping into HCM technology even as we speak. But it’s also in a hype phase, where to appear cutting-edge, vendors and customers must talk about things like “machine learning” and “recommendation engines” if they want to be taken seriously. Here’s where we try to sort it all out.

Recruiting Trends
Recruiters and recruiting solutions will continue trying to keep up with the ever-changing demands of younger workers who have integrated technology of all kinds into their lives. While Korn Ferry Futurestep CEO Byrne Mulrooney said the "break-neck speed of technology advancements" will allow recruiters to focus on their core...
Textio Hire
Another company has ratcheted up its approach to the market for tools that make the language used to woo candidates more attractive. Textio, the Seattle developer of "the world's first augmented writing platform," released Textio Hire, an extension of its original product for job posts. Textio Hire uses data...
ShiftPixy App
Gig-worker platform provider ShiftPixy has integrated IBM's Watson across its platform to improve its user experience. Specifically, the company said its current mobile gateway app uses Watson to power its entire employee enrollment process. With Watson's AI capabilities, Irvine, Calif.-based ShiftPixy said it can now guide new hires "by a...
Data Windows
The global market for AI-driven recommendation engines will grow from about $800 million in 2017 to $4.4 billion by 2022, a compound annual growth rate of 40.7 percent, according to a report from the research firm MarketsandMarkets. Driving the growth is an increasing focus on enhancing consumer experiences and the...
SHRM CEO Johnny C. Taylor, Jr.
An informal poll hints that practitioners and other end users of HCM technology like the idea of HR becoming bolder and striving to have more impact on their organizations' business strategy and results, themes emphasized in a speech given Monday by Johnny C. Taylor, Jr., the Society of Human...
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...
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...
People Visual Analytics
So far, 2017 seems to be the year of the HCM technology startup. Before the end of 2016, the sector had hit an annual all-time high in deal counts, according to CBInsights, with nearly $2 billion invested. From what we can see, the issues these new companies are trying...
Pymetrics Brain
New York-based Pymetrics is betting that it can minimize bias and improve the performance of candidate-screening by identifying the traits that contribute to a person’s success in a role and applying them to your incoming job applications. Everyone talks about bias in recruiting, and more HR experts are looking to technology...
Two-thirds of chief executives surveyed by IBM say cognitive computing will "drive significant value" in Human Resources. On the surface, that implies they're more bullish on the technology than HR leaders. The company's report says only 50 percent of those believe cognitive systems could potentially "transform key dimensions" of...

News & Analysis for the HCM Technology Community.