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.

Microsoft has unveiled Workplace Analytics, an add-on to Office 365 Enterprise plans that gathers aggregate metadata from Office 365 users and puts it to work generating information that's largely about productivity. As an example, it can crunch email and calendar data to calculate how many meetings workers attend each...
SHRM’s annual conference is something that has to be experienced to be appreciated. This year, 15,415 HR professionals attended 226 presentations and walked more than 200,000 square feet of exhibit space showing off the products of 648 vendors. What couldn’t be estimated was how many attendees appreciated the irony...
Less than half of CEOs recognize HR for its capability and competence, and less than 40 percent of HR executives believe they have the right mix of HCM technology applications “to effectively execute against business goals.” That's one of the findings of Mercer's 2017 HR Transformation Study–How HR Needs to...
With the unemployment rate below 5 percent and employers continually bemoaning a talent shortage that is, in the words of ADP Vice President of Strategic Advisory Services Susan Hanold, "lasting longer than anyone expected," HR departments are feeling the pressure to increase both hiring and retention rates. You'd think that...
Restless Bandit, a San Francisco-based firm begun in October 2016, focuses on what it calls talent rediscovery: the idea that employers should spend more time searching for candidates whose profiles are already in their database. These are people, CEO Steve Goodman observes, who your recruiting and HR teams have already...
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...
HR departments are increasingly taking the lead in identifying and evaluating HCM technology solutions. Meanwhile, IT has assumed a more consultative role, vetting a solution’s security, data-handling and other technical strengths and, of course, handling any necessary integration. The result is a technology-acquisition process that stays true to HR’s...
Just after last October's HR Technology 2016 conference, Steve Goldberg made the astute observation that "the little guy has arrived." In a post on Horses for Sources, he noted that it was "just as easy to see meaningful HR Tech innovations in the booths of 'little guys' and emerging...
The speed with which technology is reaching into every aspect of Human Resources is astounding. Once the province of enterprise-level organizations, HR tools are becoming more accessible to companies of all sizes and, just as interestingly, growing narrower in what issues they're meant to address. Startups are creating products to...
For years, software has been called the future of talent assessment, and there’s no argument that technology is playing a greater role in both screening candidates and matching the right workers with the most appropriate jobs. With that in mind, we asked Tiffany Green Shortridge, the North American talent assessment...

News & Analysis for the HCM Technology Community.