- 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.
- December 20, 2019
The Illinois lawmaker who authored the first AI hiring bill has another in the works. This time, he's focused on the use of AI to identify emotions, or affect recognition.
- December 13, 2019
The U.S. Army civilian HR operations is hoping for lower operational costs and improved services with a shift to the Microsoft Azure cloud.
- December 12, 2019
The U.S. is launching an H-1B electronic registration system in March. It should make the process of applying for a visa easier, users say. That is if it works.
- December 09, 2019
Job candidates will reject a job offer if the employer makes missteps in the recruiting process, a new HR survey reports.
- December 06, 2019
Technology deployments have been blamed for loss of productivity and even employee resignations. A new tool from Qualtrics could help IT get on top of bad tech experiences.
- December 03, 2019
Researchers at Cornell University want vendors to disclose how automated hiring systems are making hiring recommendations. They say it's the only way to know they're fair.
- November 19, 2019
The political polarization in the nation is also causing problems in the workplace. Political discussions are more common, and it may impact hiring choices.
- November 13, 2019
The newly launched time clock integrates with Workforce Dimensions, Kronos' workforce management suite, providing real-time updates to managers and employees.
- November 11, 2019
ADP DataCloud has an upgrade that includes what it calls 'mashup' capabilities. This will make it easier for customers to overlay business data and use third-party systems, such as Tableau.
- November 06, 2019
Recruiters are taking on more strategic roles, thanks in part to automation tools. But HR departments are facing another trend: declining budgets.
- November 01, 2019
Employee activism may be giving rise to 'green teams' or formal sustainability efforts. The development can be a positive opportunity for employees and provide payback in terms of employee engagement.
- October 25, 2019
Federal, state and local governments are turning its attention to the use of AI in all aspects of life. This includes how HR is using automated decision support systems.
- October 24, 2019
Southwest Airlines wants to improve its internal hiring. It is now applying external recruiting practices internally in the hopes of growing employee awareness of new jobs.
- October 17, 2019
Illinois may have adopted the nation's first automated hiring law, which will take effect Jan 1. The law is likely to become a template for other states interested in regulating the use of automated interviewing.
- October 10, 2019
The payback from virtual training may be improved retention and shorter training times. An hour-long training period can be reduced to 10 minutes, in some cases, says Walmart.
- October 04, 2019
Ford is asking for feedback from employees in an effort to develop its corporate culture. Doing so has led to new ways of measuring how employees feel about the firm.
- October 03, 2019
It's not just recruiting that's getting all the attention in HR. Attrition reduction strategies are gaining ground, as are efforts to improve health and wellness.
- October 02, 2019
AI-capable tools in recruiting are being adopted by large users, such as Hilton and Delta Air Lines. The tools can cut recruiting time and costs, but they also raise questions about how to vet them.
- September 24, 2019
The FBI arrested MyPayrollHR's Michael Mann this week, bringing relief but not answers to its customers. Some of the victims are still working on restoring lost funds.
- September 18, 2019
SuccessFactors is rethinking its HCM suite as it works to integrate Qualtrics into its applications. But HR managers are concerned about more than 'X' and 'O' data.
- September 13, 2019
A U.S. Court of Appeals ruled on the LinkedIn vs HiQ lawsuit, which could help shape how services gather information on social media about employees.
- September 06, 2019
Paychex is staying true to its SMB roots, even though it is adding features to its platform seen in enterprise HR and payroll systems. New features include E-Verify automation.
- September 04, 2019
HR managers are preparing for the possibility of an economic slowdown. Gartner said they are looking at hiring and reassessing tech contracts as two places to curb spending.
- August 30, 2019
HR departments are looking at student debt relief to improve recruitment and retention. One SaaS platform manages the payment side and gives HR flexibility to develop a program.
- August 28, 2019
Hire by Google was created two years ago and promoted by Google until it suddenly shelved this week. It will continue operation for another year.
- August 21, 2019
Top CEOs are promising to train their employees and make sure they are ready for an automating world. Whether the promise is real or marketing fluff remains to be seen.
- August 19, 2019
Gender bias in AI algorithms for recruiting and hiring is a big problem, according to the head of Job.com. With a new hire, the company is planning to change that.
- August 15, 2019
HR is urged to play a role in facilities management as research underscores the link between workplace conditions such as air quality and employee productivity.
- August 09, 2019
Discrimination lawsuits can seek broad changes to HR operations, as was the case for Google. That settlement could be a template for how federal courts respond going forward.
- August 06, 2019
The LinkedIn Recruiter tool improvements to matching engines and InMail have improved response rates, but some HR managers say recruiting challenges require more tools.
- July 30, 2019
Democrats are hoping to discourage firms from moving jobs overseas by reporting where employees are located. One lawmaker also wants clarity on how outsourced workers are trained.
- July 29, 2019
Kanarys uses company demographics, anonymous employee reviews and industry rankings in an effort to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.
- July 26, 2019
The new Core HR software is the latest module addition to the Core portfolio. Core HR was designed in an effort to reduce the time HR employees spend doing paperwork.
- July 26, 2019
The Trump administration wants to merge the Office of Personnel Management with the General Services Administration. Critics warn doing so would have serious consequences.
- July 19, 2019
Legislators plan to act on a bill that will remove per-country caps for immigrant workers, making it more difficult for companies to hire skilled employees from certain countries.
- July 18, 2019
For many jobs, it may be less costly to upskill workers than to fire them and hire people with new skills. Amazon's $700 million plan to upskill its workforce may save it money.
- July 16, 2019
ThinkHR and Mammoth HR, which sell HR technology, best practices and HR compliance services through channel partners, have merged. The two firms provide services to 350,000 employers.
- July 15, 2019
Amazon's plan to upskill its workforce cites high-growth occupations such as data scientist and what it calls data mapping specialist. But its claims about growth may be off.
- July 10, 2019
Employees aren't afraid to challenge their employers on workplace and social issues. That kind of employee activism may challenge HR to rethink its employee experience strategy.
- July 03, 2019
Adoption of universal healthcare, or Medicare-for-all-type plans, may make retaining employees and recruiting a lot harder, according to Dan Schawbel, research director at Future Workplace.
- June 26, 2019
Employee recognition software is having a moment at General Motors Co. The software helps with budgeting and engagement, and the automaker is deploying it to 160,000 employees globally.
- June 26, 2019
HR is preparing to embrace AI tools without knowing exactly what they will deliver or change. Attendees at the SHRM conference believe AI will, at least initially, take on routine jobs.
- June 25, 2019
The new SurveyMonkey SMS collector enables enterprise plan customers to send out web links to surveys via text message. The vendor claims this will elicit a higher response rate.
- June 25, 2019
The growth of the external workforce may be getting ahead of HR's ability to manage it. That raises security issues, including determining whether workers are who they say they are.
- June 24, 2019
There are some 22,000 people at the annual SHRM conference in Las Vegas. It's HR's biggest gathering, and it's becoming more of a technology conference, thanks to AI.