Roundup: Workday Focuses on ESG; Salesforce, Slack Launch Toolkit

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Workday announced expanded capabilities to help its customers meet the demands of evolving environmental, social and governance (ESG) regulations and corporate accountability. Two new solutions – social reporting for ESG and supplier risk and sustainability – will complement the company’s existing product portfolio, which already supports ESG goals with belonging & diversity solutions, sustainable sourcing, compliance training, pervasive audit and internal controls features. The company is also enabling customers, partners and developers to deploy and adopt new ESG capabilities by using open standards and technologies to build extended solutions on the Workday platform.

Salesforce and Slack introduced Salesforce Platform for Slack, a toolkit that helps developers build custom Slack apps that pull key functionalities – like actions, automations and business insights – directly from Salesforce into Slack. The platform’s toolkit enables developers to easily build Slack apps that connect people across the business.

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HiBob launched a one-on-one meeting feature that’s designed to allow mid-sized, multinational companies to consolidate manager-employee meetings into their Bob HR platform. The company said the platform will help companies to encourage more meaningful relationships. The feature contains five out-of-the box meeting templates for onboarding, goal setting, performance review, career growth and regular check-ins. Other templates can be created and customized or talking points can be added manually to a meeting.  

Salary.com introduced the Plunkett Pay Equity Framework, which prescribes a six-step methodology for attaining and sustaining pay equity. This holistic view of pay equity facilitates a shift from pure market pricing to a broader pay equity approach to compensation. It also emphasizes how to achieve the transparent communication necessary to integrate pay equity into the corporate culture.

Workforce platform Rippling announced a new partnership with Carta, a platform for equity management. Through the agreement, Rippling customers will be able to view real-time salary and equity compensation data in one place. They’ll also have access to benchmarking — powered by Carta Total Compensation — to view an employee’s total compensation relative to the market.

AI platform Moveworks introduced Moveworks for HR, an HR-centric AI solution. With it, the platform automatically resolves employees’ HR requests, including benefits inquiries, PTO applications and payroll questions.

Last Week’s Top Stories

Beamery Acquires Internal Mobility Solution Flux

Flux, a mobility platform that connects development and work opportunities with internal talent, has been acquired by Beamery, a talent management solutions provider. Beamery said the transaction will position it to offer the first unified platform for internal and external resources, and will allow employers to take advantage of their global talent pool. Read more.

Oracle Ups Its Game in Employee Experience with Oracle ME

Oracle launched Oracle ME, an employee experience platform designed to help organizations increase the engagement of their workforce. Read more.

Kazoo Acquires WorkTango to Expand Experience Capabilities

Employee experience firm Kazoo acquired WorkTango, a Toronto-based survey and people analytics firm. With the acquisition, Kazoo said, it becomes the first vendor to offer a full suite of employee listening, recognition and rewards, and performance management capabilities in one platform. Read more.

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