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.

HR professionals believe they’ve come a long way in their use of data, with more than half saying they’re comfortable using prescriptive and predictive analytics. Unfortunately, many corporate leaders and Finance professionals don’t believe them. That could make for trouble down the road, as more observers see a need for...
TriNet, a Dublin, Calif.-based provider of SMB HR solutions, released a new version of its mobile app. The update’s designed to improve access to HR information for both employers and workers. According to TriNet, the updated app helps SMBs streamline HR processes, improve employee engagement and offer real-time access to...
This week's roundup of deals, product announcements and other news from the HCM technology community. LinkedIn will relocate its office in Omaha, Neb., after construction of a 200,000 square-foot campus is finished in 2021. Home to more than 450 employees, today’s Omaha facility includes customer support teams, as well as...
Small and mid-sized business throughout the Americas are moving more of their activities to the cloud, indicating that business for cloud-based HCM solutions providers will expand rapidly in emerging markets like Central and South America. Consultants who can help companies move to the cloud also are in a position to...
Before he became managing partner and principal for EY’s Northeast Region tax practice, Martin Fiore was the firm’s Americas tax talent leader, overseeing the recruitment, development and retention of 13,000 tax professionals in 30 countries. We spoke with him about his experience using robotic process automation to recruit and...
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...

News & Analysis for the HCM Technology Community.