While new approaches to gauging employee sentiment are making inroads, most companies will continue to use large-scale surveys, according to Gartner. That’s despite increasing talk that traditional approaches provide a less-than-accurate picture of employee engagement. The research firm expects nearly three-quarters of organizations, 74 percent, to use wide, formal surveys...
In this guest column, Armen Berjikly, senior director of strategy at Ultimate Software, explains why it's crucial for businesses to consider whether their benefits actually meet their employees’ needs, and deliver the impact intended.  Employee benefits are complex and expensive, typically one of the top three expenses for employers. Yet, companies often...
Welcome to 2019. Here's the year's first roundup of deals, product announcements and other news from the HCM technology community. Larger HR technology vendors increasingly see smaller talent-management companies as attractive takeover targets, said a report from Nucleus Research. The firm said its latest Technology Value Matrix for Talent Management...
Determined to increase employee productivity, business leaders are giving a higher priority to using advanced HR technology, increasing pressure on CHROs to put digitalization ahead of other efforts such as improving performance reviews and leveraging workforce analytics. According to Brian Kropp, group vice president of Gartner’s HR practice, CEOs are...
As HR technology professionals look toward 2019—and wade through the predictions about the coming year’s Next Big Thing—we think it’s worth considering the developments we’ve seen take place over the last 12 months. From our point of view, these are the five top stories of 2018. AI Jumps Shark; HR...
For years, businesses have known that poor customer service leads not only to unhappy customers but fewer brand advocates. Since we hear more leaders talk about their employees as “customers,” and more talent acquisition specialists thinking about “recruitment marketing” and encouraging workers to hype their employer over social media,...
While employers give increased attention to attracting and managing part-time employees, a report from the Conference Board suggests that the growth of “non-traditional” workers, such as contingent and gig workers has, in fact, barely grown since the mid-1990s. That’s particularly striking here in the HR technology world, since the impact...
As the workforce evolves to include fewer W-2 employees, more vendors are exploring systems that allow companies to manage their people in a unified way, regardless of whether they’re full-time or contingent. The challenge goes beyond technology: It involves culture, collaboration between HR and Procurement and a retuning of...
Executives responsible for selecting business-technology solutions believe their experience and priorities align with those of their workforce. A new report from PwC says they’re often wrong. That’s an important idea to bear in mind when it comes to HCM technology, since both customers and vendors generally agree that getting the...
ADP planted its feet a little deeper into the small-business market by enhancing its General Ledger Interface mapping with Intuit’s QuickBooks. Combined with enhancements to ADP’s Compensation Benchmarking, the integration through its Accountant Connect product helps CPAs to “better position” themselves by allowing them to provide more comprehensive services to...

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