Amazon will spend more than $700 million to upskill a third of its American workforce. The company said its goal is to help employees move into new jobs—both technical and non-technical—across nearly all of its operations. The “Upskilling 2025” effort will create programs for employees of...
Corporate executives claim to understand the critical role performance management and workforce development play in improving their company’s retention efforts. However, middle and front-line managers say their leaders aren’t backing up those words with real action, and are generally out of touch with what’s going on in their employees’ real world.
Workday gave partners a “sneak peek” of a new blockchain-powered credentialing platform at Workday Altitude, its partners and services conference. The company has also begun alpha testing the service. In a blog post, Senior Vice President Jon Ruggiero said the effort, which he didn’t name, has...
Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news Despite all the talk about improved performance management systems, just 2 percent of HR leaders world-wide say their existing systems deliver exceptional value, according to Mercer’s 2019 Global Performance Management Study. That’s...
Visier added “what if” capabilities to its Visier People solution. The features are designed to help front-line managers prepare for future recruiting and retention needs. The what if models are meant to “take the uncertainty out of the future,” said Ian Cook, the company’s...
HR technology vendors have launched a number of products to streamline the hiring workflow or improve candidate selection by leveraging various types of data. They may also want to consider developing more educational solutions for hiring managers, while employers examine whether they’re providing managers with the training they need to make talent...
Social learning platform Degreed closed a $40 million debt facility with AllianceBernstein and raised $35 million in equity funding from existing investors Owl Ventures, Jump Capital, Signal Peak Ventures and GSV Accelerate. The company said it will use the financing to continue product development, fund international expansion...
In this Point of View, Adam Rogers, co-CEO and chief technology officer at Ultimate Software, shows us how organizations can use lessons learned by others to put technology to its best use. In today’s world, every successful company is a tech company. It’s become impossible to separate...
HR leaders say technology is allowing them to contribute more to their organization’s success, and a full 100 percent of them report using data to support their recommendations. At the same time, however, they’re losing ground when it comes to engaging the workforce. In its Pulse of...
Many an HCM technology vendor planned to launch new products and services this week while nearly 20,000 attendees roamed the exhibit floor at SHRM’s 2019 Annual Conference and Exposition. Among them: Namely, My Ally and TrenData. Namely showed off updates designed to simplify benefits administration and...

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