Roundup: TriNet Adds HR Tools; Employers Still Lack Remote Work Plans

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TriNet launched new HR capabilities for SMBs, including an integration center, report scheduler and the incorporation of applications for performance and expense management. The company is also providing 24/7 chat support, and the ability for organizations to communicate and check-in with employees more easily through its mobile app. 

Despite their initial success, the majority of engineering-driven companies aren’t equipped for a long-term shift to remote work, according to a report from engineering talent platform Terminal. The company’s research found most leaders haven’t invested enough time or resources in building remote work processes, structures and cultures for the long-term. In fact, most executives said they spent more time planning their holiday party than they did planning for a remote work future.

In this week's #HRTech roundup: @TriNet adds tools for SMB HR, engineering firms aren't prepared for remote work, and more. #HR Share on X

Benefitfocus launched enhancements designed to improve communications and flexibility during the enrollment process. Improvements for consumers include a streamlined election process and better mobile functionality, while benefits administrators gain added transparency, messaging templates and added employee communications tools.

Cornerstone OnDemand will host Cornerstone Convergence, its annual industry conference, online on Sept. 16-17, 2020. The free virtual event will offer two half-days of keynotes and live and on-demand breakout sessions.

iCIMS will hold its virtual INSPIRE 2020 conference on Nov. 17 and 18. The event will emphasize digital transformation, diversity and inclusion, the strategic role of talent, and trends on how work is changing. 

Workforce Logiq hired Geoffrey Dubiski as executive vice president, global solutions. Most recently, he was a managing director in EY’s People Advisory Services business and leader at the firm’s Total Talent Workforce Management and Supply Chain practice.

Modern Hire appointed Karin Borchert as CEO. Previously, she led product information firm 1WorldSync, was executive vice president of client services for Sterling Talent Solutions, and held executive roles at Dow Jones.

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