- April 09, 2021
The post-pandemic office is leaning strongly in the direction of hybrid workplaces. Job candidates view working from home as a key consideration when searching for a new position.
- April 02, 2021
President Biden's $2T infrastructure plan will likely result in training programs for rapid reskilling, especially in the manufacturing sector.
- March 30, 2021
Mandated COVID-19 vaccinations may be unpopular with many U.S. employers, including the federal government. A primary concern is the potential for liability.
- March 26, 2021
President Biden's plan to spend trillions on building the nation's infrastructure is likely to include funds for job reskilling and upskilling partnerships.
- March 25, 2021
It may take women nine years to achieve equal pay with men, but the momentum is happening slightly faster for younger women, according to a new study.
- March 23, 2021
A hybrid work environment is the future at Microsoft and for most companies. In a recent survey, the vendor found that employees want some in-person activities to return.
- March 18, 2021
In the face of the pandemic, The Kroger Co. sped up the rollout of an on-demand pay platform to 400,000-plus employees. These platforms saw sizable growth in 2020.
- March 18, 2021
Ford Motor Co. believes a hybrid workplace will improve productivity as well as employee retention and well-being. On Wednesday, it unveiled a plan to support a remote work model.
- March 17, 2021
Automation tools for tracking assets and people, as well as speeding up HR processes, such as onboarding, will be needed to manage the post-pandemic hybrid workplace.
- March 12, 2021
The number of computer science graduates in the U.S. is rising every year, as are starting salaries, signaling a strong demand for talent.
- March 05, 2021
The hybrid workplace model is being embraced by Schneider Electric, which is moving to coworking offices for its employees. The firm sees it as an adaptable, if challenging, option.
- March 04, 2021
Remote work opportunities may give rise to employee poaching, putting added pressure on HR departments. As geography starts to matter less, employee experience may matter more.
- March 02, 2021
Amazon is facing a lawsuit from a corporate employee who details inappropriate behavior of co-workers and broad allegations about the firm's treatment of Black employees.
- February 26, 2021
In the shift to remote work, wages could become a major point of contention for workers after COVID-19. A move to lower-cost regions could also mean lower pay.
- February 19, 2021
The Biden administration is seeking major changes in work visa programs, proposing an expansion of the cap for employment-based green cards, but not for H-1B work visas.
- February 18, 2021
In the post-pandemic workplace, businesses are likely to focus more on skills than job titles while also accelerating their adoption of automation and digital technologies.
- February 17, 2021
Employee burnout is one of the mental health issues that AI tools are helping HR to identify. The technology can analyze employee activities and communications for potential risk.
- February 12, 2021
Salesforce says its remote work hiring, or work-from-anywhere, model will improve its diversity and hiring goals. Hiring in inexpensive areas may be critical, according to experts.
- February 09, 2021
A rise in tech union organizing is linked to the rise in employee activism, according to experts. They also believe the climate for union activity is changing.
- January 29, 2021
Major IT vendors are rolling out products designed for the post-pandemic office environment, including systems for managing in-house vaccination clinics.
- January 28, 2021
Workday is acquiring employee feedback software vendor Peakon. Experts described the timing as a proverbial shot across SAP's bow.
- January 25, 2021
Research published in Nature finds strong evidence of hiring bias by recruiters and uncovers notable patterns of when biased decision making is more likely to occur.
- January 22, 2021
The diversity, equity and inclusion tools market is going mainstream, giving HR buyers more options than ever before. But due diligence is needed.
- January 21, 2021
President Joe Biden has revoked an executive order from former President Donald Trump that discouraged federal agencies and government contractors from conducting DEI training.
- January 19, 2021
CES usually has a firm grasp on future technology trends, but when it comes to remote work, the road ahead seems unclear.
- January 14, 2021
COVID-19 vaccine management is getting the attention of HR vendors. Workday announced its vaccine tool, which integrates with the platform's core HR data.
- January 14, 2021
Lawmakers in states and Congress are showing increasing interest in guarding against AI bias. Legislation in California and New York City seeks system audits.
- January 12, 2021
HR departments may want electronic proof of an employee's COVID-19 vaccination, but it's unclear when digital vaccine certificates will be ready.
- January 07, 2021
Employers interested in whether their employees took part in the U.S. Capitol insurrection and stormed the building may want to proceed with caution, legal and HR experts said.
- December 29, 2020
2020 was an eventful year for HR and may act as a trigger for some significant HR trends to play out in the new year, according to Gartner's Brian Kropp.
- December 23, 2020
The Pentagon may investigate blind recruiting-type technology to remove bias from the promotions process. It wants to improve the diversity in its officer ranks.
- December 21, 2020
Congress has not enacted a COVID-19 liability shield, leaving states to craft their own policies. But the risk to employers from these lawsuits is still muddy.
- December 17, 2020
COVID-19 has increased demand by employers for flextime management capabilities. That will be a significant feature in the new SAP SuccessFactors employee time management system.
- December 17, 2020
The pandemic didn't stop the evolution of HR tech. MGM launched new sites to help employees, and Southwest Airlines measured the effectiveness of its recruiting chatbots.
- December 14, 2020
Pandemic effects on technology of importance to HR are still unfolding. It's not yet known how employers will learn the vaccine status of their workers.
- December 10, 2020
COVID-19 has all but ensured offices will never fully return to normal. Now that vaccinations are here, HR will have to decide who should return to the workplace -- and who shouldn't.
- December 07, 2020
The Dept. of Justice's H-1B lawsuit alleges Facebook didn't consider qualified U.S. workers for visa jobs and shines a light on employer job advertising requirements.
- December 03, 2020
Internal talent marketplace users at Gloat's virtual conference discussed their implementation strategies, as well as some of the issues they faced during deployment.
- November 25, 2020
In this sluggish economy, employers are turning to internal talent marketplaces to connect employees to short-term projects.
- November 24, 2020
Katherine Giscombe, organizational psychologist and management consultant, argues that firms need to address systemic inequity problems -- sooner rather than later.
- November 20, 2020
State of Washington tech firms have signed a 'pact' to align workforce diversity with the state's regional diversity. The effort may prompt firms to rely less on job referrals.
- November 17, 2020
There's no single ownership strategy for HRIS admin, but there may be some preferences. HR departments with on-premises systems are more likely to keep the tech management duties.
- November 13, 2020
Military training relies on repeatability and reinforcement to drive home training. That approach is being applied to a new DEI training app.
- November 12, 2020
Employee stress, thanks to the pandemic, the election and working from home, can hurt productivity and employee health. HR is finding ways to help.
- November 09, 2020
The Trump administration is eliminating the H-1B work visa lottery program. But a Biden administration may get some pushback if it tries to reverse Trump's wage-based distribution system.
- November 03, 2020
An executive order by the Trump administration may all but ban diversity, equity and inclusion training. But it's getting a fight in court and opposition from business groups.
- October 29, 2020
The pandemic has hurt HR technology budgets, but it is also accelerating other tech trends in HR, such as making HR services part of everyday productivity platforms.
- October 28, 2020
People analytics managers are seeking out and analyzing HR data that intersects with and impacts the employee work experience.
- October 26, 2020
Robotics, automation and the COVID-19 pandemic have governments and private businesses trying out new ways for rapidly upskilling and reskilling employees and, more broadly, the workforce.
- October 19, 2020
Politics at work may hurt productivity and office harmony. One strategy for defusing a charged atmosphere may be to get employees focused on shared goals.
- October 15, 2020
The use of contingent employees is increasing, Gartner said, and with it an interest from HR departments for better control over the contingent worker experience.
- October 13, 2020
The post-pandemic workplace will deliver roomier office spaces with better environmental conditions. They will be designed with sharing in mind for flexible scheduling.
- October 08, 2020
President Trump proposed raising H-1B wages in 2016 while on the campaign trail but delivered his proposal one month before the 2020 election.
- October 06, 2020
HireVue, a video interviewing vendor, has acquired AllyO, a startup that makes chatbot technology for use in high-volume hiring.
- October 02, 2020
Signs are emerging that a long-term shift to remote work post-pandemic is gaining traction far from the high-tech centers. They'll save on office space and please employees.
- September 29, 2020
Updates to the Oracle HCM Cloud platform include on-demand pay, internal talent marketplaces, more automation and an expansion of employee experience features.
- September 29, 2020
The impact of automation and AI on the U.S. workforce has been a longstanding issue in presidential politics. That may be true again at tonight's presidential debate.
- September 25, 2020
Corporate learning management systems can be popular with employees. But adoption requires planning and maybe a little schtick, learning development managers said.
- September 25, 2020
CHROs at Zoom, Box and Okta believe the rise in remote and flexible work arrangements is here to stay. They also believe location-based recruiting is a thing of the past.
- September 23, 2020
At last week's ERP conference Inforum 2020, managers talked about their pandemic strategies, lessons learned and how COVID-19 may change the way their firms operate going forward.
- September 16, 2020
Amazon's virtual career day put the best possible face on the firm in its push to fill 33,000 corporate and tech jobs as well as 100,000 operations jobs.
- September 14, 2020
The U.S. Air Force has agreements with multiple learning management vendors to upgrade its technical training. It wants its personnel to use the same tools as the private sector.
- September 03, 2020
The U.S. is nearing a final decision on a job matching platform to improve the odds that military veterans, who are leaving the service, will find the right civilian occupation.
- August 31, 2020
Being black, a woman and bisexual gives long-time diversity and inclusion consultant Risha Grant a clear perspective on issues many high-tech companies have in creating racial harmony.
- August 28, 2020
The newly merged Kronos and Ultimate Software will be called UKG or Ultimate Kronos Group. Its big competitor, Workday, had an announcement of its own this week, a co-CEO.
- August 28, 2020
The way President Donald Trump and Democratic challenger Joe Biden talk about H-1B work visas is strikingly different -- and so are the Silicon Valley donors supporting their candidacies.
- August 24, 2020
Aaron Au co-founded SuccessFactors, which helped bring about HR's shift to cloud-based platforms. Here's how Au, now chief strategy officer at Gloat, changed the face of HR software.
- August 20, 2020
If U.S. Sen. Kamala Harris becomes vice president, she may use her new position to seek action over the use of AI in HR, especially around facial analysis technologies.
- August 18, 2020
Back-to-work planning is prompting deeper integration of data in HCM systems, something IBM and Workday are doing jointly. It's also prompting new uses for people counting systems.
- August 14, 2020
ServiceNow has added an Uber module to its 'Safe Workplace suite,' a pandemic planning tool set. The idea is to help employees return to the office.
- July 30, 2020
Remote work trends in the private sector are getting fresh attention from U.S. lawmakers. Two hearings last week looked at aspects of this shift to flexible and full-time remote work.
- July 29, 2020
In an earnings call, ADP CEO said the company will manage the COVID-19 pandemic just like it has previous crises. It will take the long view and maintain its HCM investment.
- July 27, 2020
After it acquired Qualtrics, SAP said the experience management software company would be core to its SuccessFactors HR strategy. Then SAP decided to spin it out in an IPO.
- July 27, 2020
The gender pay equity gap improved a little in the second quarter, but the results stem from recent layoffs, especially among women in hospitality and retail industries.
- July 24, 2020
COVID-19-related return-to-work apps are getting the attention of Microsoft, which has released the app built on its Power Platform to help manage people and facilities.
- July 21, 2020
SAP Fieldglass has created a marketplace for finding contingent employees. It was created in response to COVID-19, and will operate through the end of the year.
- July 20, 2020
A new Gartner survey projects that about half of all office workers will continue to work remotely full-time once the pandemic ends. Not everyone agrees with the forecast.
- July 16, 2020
HR vendors are paying attention to the Black Lives Matter protests roiling a nation. They are looking at their own demographics and reevaluating their internal practices.
- July 10, 2020
Large investors argue that HR data on diversity and even engagement is critical to understanding the risks that public firms face. They want the data standardized and published.
- July 01, 2020
President Trump has ordered federal agencies, which employ 2.2 million, to move to merit-based hiring by the end of the year. This may require an HR technology upgrade.
- June 30, 2020
Workday makes HR tools, including diversity software, for half of the Fortune 100. But Black employees make up less than 3% of its own workforce, an issue Workday vows to address.
- June 24, 2020
President Trump's six-month H-1B work visa ban arrives in response to the jobs impact of the pandemic. But it's unlikely to have much of an effect on jobs.
- June 22, 2020
As people return to work and campus, there's a growing demand for tools that can quickly find coronavirus risks.
- June 15, 2020
Implicit bias training has been around for years, but the Black Lives Matter movement and nationwide protests are giving it new attention.
- June 12, 2020
Sequoia Consulting Group's new Return to Work Center aims to help organizations plan for getting back into offices, with tools that enable policy and testing management.
- June 08, 2020
Social media is challenging the notion of employee privacy, but it's also providing HR departments with new tools to vet job applicants and employees.
- June 04, 2020
Remote work will deliver major changes to the workplace and to the economy, Upwork's chief economist Adam Ozimek says in an interview.
- May 21, 2020
After the pandemic, Facebook co-founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg believes his firm will have more employees who work remotely, with at least half of its employees doing it full-time. He sees some clear benefits in recruiting and retention.
- May 19, 2020
The owners of Compass Coffee believe that most HR functions can be automated and there's no need for an HR staff. It's now looking at bulk hiring to speed up its reopening.
- May 15, 2020
The newly released tool is designed to give HR managers more ability to run their own analytics and merge employee data with finance data in new ways.
- May 13, 2020
Following its acquisition of Saba Software, Cornerstone OnDemand is appointing Saba's CEO, Phil Saunders, as its new leader. Product integrations are planned.
- May 08, 2020
The hub uses a number of tools like response management, employee wellness assessment and shift management to help companies reopen and bring employees back to their offices.
- May 07, 2020
Citing Depression-level unemployment, Republicans want Trump to halt the H-1B visa program, or at least stop issuing new visas. They argue that guest workers undercut U.S. workers.
- May 01, 2020
Liveops Inc., a gig work pioneer, has been hired by the U.S. Small Business Administration to take calls from businesses seeking relief under the CARES Act.
- April 28, 2020
A return to work means managing COVID-19 infection risks. HR is getting tools to help accomplish this management, as well as an app to automate contact tracing.
- April 23, 2020
President Trump's immigration 'pause' is likely to face court action and ongoing criticism from people on both sides of the issue. The impact of his order is expected to be minor.
- April 20, 2020
In March, cable and broadband provider Spectrum moved to a fully virtual hiring process in one week. About 25% of its hiring was conducted virtually before the coronavirus pandemic.
- April 15, 2020
Telepresence robotics is still a niche technology and very much a work in progress. But it has potential, and users see clear benefits of these remote work systems.
- April 09, 2020
The food industry is hungry for employees. It has a shopping list of occupations it needs filled to keep essential food producers and grocers stocked with workers.
- April 06, 2020
The U.S. received a record 275,000 H-1B work visas for the 2021 fiscal year. But these visa petitions were prepared in better economic times, before the economy began shutting down.