Our weekly roundup of deals, product announcements and other HR technology news.
Workday announced that VNDLY is now Workday VNDLY, following its acquisition of the vendor management system. According to the company, this will further its goal to help customers enable a unified approach to managing the extended workforce. The integration will help provide organizations with full visibility into their workforce — including total costs, planning and developing talent to meet labor needs and controlling compliance and security risks for contingent workers.
Harver implemented TruEra, a management solutions provider, to help with the performance of Harver’s behavioral assessment solutions and ensure compliance with New York City’s coming AI regulations for HR applications. Harver said it uses AI diagnostics, testing and monitoring to evaluate its behavioral assessment solutions on an ongoing basis, including the bias metrics specified by regulators.
Genesys released its employee experience solution, Genesys Cloud EX, to “engage, motivate and empower employees within the contact center and beyond.” The company said the product will help businesses increase engagement, performance and trust through capabilities including AI-powered workforce forecasting and scheduling, gamification and performance management, coaching and employee development.
Barriers to accessing data could be to blame for many organizations’ unsuccessful bids to address pay equity in the workplace, according to new research from XpertHR and Executive Networks. The survey found that more than a third (35%) of senior HR leaders do not have enough data on pay, half (50%) lack employee self-identification data and three in five (59%) are without data on employee demographics.
Engagedly launched its new career growth product, Growth Hub powered by Marissa AI, to help employees develop their skills through customized development plans based on their individual goals and the needs of the organization.
Qualifi received $4.5 million in funding to accelerate the company’s growth. The round was co-led by m]x[v Capital and Rally Ventures.
BambooHR appointed Ryan Packer as its chief technology officer. Prior to joining BambooHR, Ryan spent 12 years at Adobe leading various engineering organizations.
Paychex announced that Elizabeth Roaldsen has joined the company as senior vice president of operations and customer experience.
Last Week’s Top News
Twitter’s Acquisition of Laskie Isn’t About Jobs
Twitter’s parent company X Corp. has made its first acquisition since billionaire Elon Musk took over, a startup called Laskie, which develops job-matching technology. But looking at the conversation around the deal, it’s hard to shake the notion that it’s more about commerce than jobs. Read More.
SAP, Microsoft Join Up on Generative AI Capabilities
SAP and Microsoft are collaborating to bring more AI tools to enterprise talent acquisition teams. The companies said they’ll cooperate on integrating SAP SuccessFactors solutions with Microsoft 365 Copilot and Copilot in Viva Learning, as well as Microsoft’s Azure OpenAI Service. The integrations will allow for the development of “new experiences” designed to improve how organizations attract, retain and skill their workforce. Read More.
Americans Know All About AI. They Just Don’t Trust It
While most Americans are aware of artificial intelligence, their understanding of how it works varies depending on factors such as age and job position. And despite being open to AI handling specific tasks, Americans are reluctant to trust the technology with decisions that could significantly impact their own lives. Read More.
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