- 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
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 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 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.
- April 02, 2020
Sneek, a remote team platform, uses frequently updated photographs of remote workers to connect co-workers together.
- March 31, 2020
India's IT and business support services will be tested during that country's pandemic lockdown. Many workers are now operating out of their homes, but the government is still allowing some to work in offices.
- March 27, 2020
VR training has become a best practice at Farmers Insurance Exchange. Its claims adjusters are being exposed to more scenarios and learning how to do their jobs faster with the help of VR.
- March 25, 2020
In the face of a pandemic, many firms are trying to avoid layoffs and even hire. They are using virtual tools, including testing systems called virtual job tryouts, to select their potential new hires
- March 19, 2020
Workday is giving its employees a two-week bonus to help them deal with coronavirus-related costs. The move may result in improved retention and productivity.
- March 17, 2020
As the future of work changes by the minute, CHROs and their teams serve important roles in managing responses to the coronavirus pandemic. Here are five ways they can take charge of communication.
- March 16, 2020
As HR leaders are being tasked with difficult decisions amid the coronavirus pandemic, the employee experience depends on those decisions. Here's how to get them right.
- March 16, 2020
The HR tech market, which has some 3,000 VC-funded firms, may see big impacts from the new coronavirus. That will depend on how long the crisis lasts and if it triggers a downturn.
- March 12, 2020
The Trump administration's efforts to stop the use of H-1B workers by IT contractors suffered a major setback in court. This week, a federal judge ruled that the government exceeded the law.
- March 11, 2020
The Trump administration is trying to curtail federal telework. But the new coronavirus may change those plans, as some agencies are starting to shift to remote work.
- March 06, 2020
The rapid rise of remote work, thanks to the coronavirus, may spur interest in tools that can measure employee productivity, such as SaaS management platforms.
- March 05, 2020
The coronavirus could provide a major incentive to work remotely. The shift may have long-lasting impacts, as managers and employees get comfortable with virtual work.
- February 28, 2020
The coronavirus is having an impact on Workday, prompting cancellation of a sales meeting in Orlando and placing a greater reliance on its use of virtualization technology.
- February 27, 2020
Cornerstone's acquisition of Saba Software for $1.4 billion takes out a learning management competitor and gives it a boost of engineering talent to speed innovation, analysts say.
- February 24, 2020
President Donald Trump arrived in office promising to reform the H-1B visa program. But his actions have fallen short of what reformers wanted and went too far for IT services firms.
- February 20, 2020
Kronos Inc. and Ultimate Software are being merged by their private equity owner into a new, yet unnamed, entity. How this will affect employees and customers remains to be seen.
- February 12, 2020
In its budget proposal, the Trump administration complains that hiring rules hurt its ability to hire those just out of college and can include unnecessary stipulations. It wants that to change.
- February 07, 2020
If the coronavirus isn't contained, it may prove disruptive for a long period of time. Pandemic planning should be underway, business research groups say.
- February 04, 2020
The coronavirus is making pandemic planning a business issue, once again. The last time businesses had to consider this problem was in 2009, with the H1N1 virus.
- January 29, 2020
The way to keep millennials around is through better pay, according to a new LinkedIn study. And compensation remains a top attrition-reducing tool all around, but it's not necessarily the most important one.
- January 22, 2020
The impact of AI on jobs is a major issue for employers, who are struggling with how to address it. Robots, automation and AI have become political issues as well.
- January 15, 2020
Insider threat programs may backfire if employees feel they are intrusive and violate privacy, Forrester Research warns. Making sure these programs don't go too far should fall to HR.
- January 10, 2020
HR departments have a broad role to help protect their firms from Iranian cyberattacks. The security efforts include helping with continuous training and rethinking how to protect employee records.
- January 06, 2020
Training is a high priority for technical talent, but training budgets rise and fall with the labor market, according to data from the Society for Information Management.
- December 23, 2019
Analysts make note of some of the HR vendors to watch in 2020. Their recommendations cover a spectrum of HR needs and services. Many of the vendors are small and still niche.