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HR Technology Conference showcased analytics, cloud HCM


The 2015 installment of the HR Technology Conference and Exposition, held again at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, was the largest in the conference's 18 years, according to the organizers.

HR analytics, cloud human capital management (HCM), social and mobile performance management, and new tools for talent management continued their strong showings in user events, keynotes and on the exhibit floor. SearchFinancialApplications' editors were there to cover it all.

1Tech trends and new products-

Conference news

For the second year in a row, HR analytics was arguably the story of the HR Technology Conference, as more vendors demonstrated predictive analytics that they said can spot talent needs and predict when an employee might leave. But cloud HCM suites continued to grow, with new product announcements and numerous examples of companies migrating to the cloud from legacy human resource information systems.


ADP, SAP, Workday among vendors recognized for 'hot' products

Talent management, machine learning and analytics took center stage, as conference organizers held out six products for leading the way in HR technology. Continue Reading


Bersin calls 'appification,' mobile performance tools disruptive technologies

In a podcast, Bersin by Deloitte's Josh Bersin outlined the 10 HR technologies named by his firm in a new report. Continue Reading


Japanese HCM software vendor enters crowded U.S. market

Works Applications -- which claims $500 million in annual sales, mostly in Japan -- said it would begin offering cloud HCM software early in 2016. Continue Reading

2Attendees shared their stories-

Real-world case studies

The cloud HCM and analytics themes were well-supported by user panels and case studies that demonstrated the technologies have become a commonplace reality after years of hype.


Business needs come first in HR analytics

The key is building solid relationships between data scientists and business managers, according to senior leaders from Chevron, Morgan Stanley and Wal-Mart. Continue Reading


Finding the ROI in analytics

In part one of the analytics panel reports, HR analytics managers from the three major companies shared tips on spotting meaningful trends in employee data, and shared inside details on how their HR analytics departments are structured. Continue Reading


Globoforce helps Cisco build stronger ties to employees

The networking giant said the software boosted participation in an employee-recognition program that gave out awards to nearly three quarters of the workforce of 72,000. Managers aren't the only users: Employees can give awards to their peers. Continue Reading


Global companies need HR that can span the globe

Panelists from Delta, Macy's and United Technologies described the challenges of implementing HCM software from vendors such as Oracle, SAP and Workday, and shared their change-management tips. Continue Reading


Knowledge sharing another networking opportunity for Cisco

In a video interview recorded at the conference, Cisco's Kathy Bries explained how Cisco Collaborative Knowledge and Career Connection helped retrain thousands of service employees. Continue Reading

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