Employee recruitment software
- 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 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.
- 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 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.
- 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.
- 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
- 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 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 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 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
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 21, 2019
AI is gaining ground in recruiting, hiring and now in contracting. A London-based firm provides some insight about what the future may hold in contracting for niche markets.
- June 14, 2019
Generation Z may demand more human-to-human contact with managers and co-workers. Surveys suggest that text messaging will also top the list.
- May 15, 2019
Gartner's talent market intelligence service found that 49% of all the job postings are for just 39 roles. Three of those roles are HR-related.
- April 29, 2019
Larger firms are more efficient at hiring than smaller firms, according to new data. But they also exceed other firms in the percentage of workers who are involuntarily separated.
- April 19, 2019
HR is turning to AI systems to help rank and sort job candidates. But the systems like these are mostly designed by men, who may unknowingly encode their own biases.
- April 08, 2019
Economic growth is encouraging employees to look for other jobs. The quit rate is the highest it's been in 15 years. HR is now trying to identify employee flight risks.
- February 13, 2019
LinkedIn's use of AI requires the sharing of data. It is one reason why the company is combining its talent tools into one system, called the Intelligent Hiring Experience.
- February 11, 2019
Flexible work options are desirable, but not advertised. Hired has acquired Py, a platform used by employers to assess a candidate's technical skill level in hiring. The HR outsourcing market is set to grow.
- February 06, 2019
President Trump, a critic of the H-1B visa program, has implemented a rule change that will reduce the visa filing cost for employers. But it may also make visa holders more expensive.
- January 29, 2019
Employers who offer flexible work policies are likely to increase their pool of candidates, according to a new survey by LinkedIn.
- January 28, 2019
Using LinkedIn social media connections to fill jobs may be harder than expected. A study that examined employee referral software found trouble with participation rates.
- January 11, 2019
The impact of the partial government shutdown on federal employees will unfold long after it ends, creating an HR nightmare. Experts say engagement levels, including employee dedication, may plummet and turnover may increase.
- December 27, 2018
Google argues for court documents in an age discrimination case to be sealed, claiming they contain sensitive information about its recruiting strategy and hiring practices.
- November 05, 2018
Find out how LinkedIn may use the engagement platform Glint; a fix is developed for the coding problems created by Google for Jobs; and the problems with AI in HR.
- October 17, 2018
Workday is creating a universal skills ontology, a feature made available in its most recent platform version update. Users opt in to share data for a 'skills cloud.'
- October 12, 2018
LinkedIn has developed an ATS platform and acquired employee engagement vendor, Glint. Its likely goal: Become a full-service talent management provider.
- September 14, 2018
Leaders from Johnson & Johnson, The Walt Disney Co. and other giants weighed in at HR Tech 2018 on top priorities, such as tech to improve candidate and employee experience.
- September 13, 2018
HR leaders at the 2018 HR Technology Conference & Expo advise listening to vendor pitches without falling prey to shiny-object syndrome. Here are the nuances of what that means.
- September 10, 2018
The growing use of AI-related technologies in HR may increase reliance on big tech vendors. But that isn't keeping the smaller vendors from developing their own tools.
- August 20, 2018
The best approach to fixing hiring bias is through an analysis of actual hiring data, a Gartner analyst advises. New technologies have clear limits and won't solve the problem.
- August 08, 2018
VC dollars continue to flow to recruiting platforms, all of which approach the hiring problem in different ways. Their methods illustrate the difficulty of finding candidates.
- July 23, 2018
Eric Owski, head of product for Talent Insights at LinkedIn, explains the difference between Talent Insights and LinkedIn Recruiter.
- June 25, 2018
LinkedIn is releasing an analytics platform at the end of the third quarter. The platform will allow users to quickly compare themselves to other firms.
- June 19, 2018
AI technology may help HR reduce workplace bias, according to Johnny Taylor, president and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management, an HR organization that has 300,000 members.
- May 31, 2018
In these news briefs, SAP tackles visa management, Microsoft is using a startup to manage its career site, and a startup has released a blockchain-based HR platform.
- May 24, 2018
The U.S. Dept. of Homeland Security wants to modernize recruitment and management of its cybersecurity workforce. It is asking vendors to explain how DHS can achieve its goals.
- May 15, 2018
Having a digital HR strategy that makes use of automation, embedded analytics and familiar consumer-like interfaces has made human resources more strategic.
- March 27, 2018
As retirements mount, competition for workers is getting intense. HR must act quickly on hiring and improving employee retention, which includes a smooth onboarding experience.
- March 05, 2018
Demand for HR applications is driving new offerings. Facebook is expanding its recruiting services, and a large Midwestern bank offers a full-service HR suite.
- February 21, 2018
The HR recruiting tools market shows no shortage of investor interest. In two months, three platforms have launched. Rising tech wages point to increasing competition for talent.
- January 25, 2018
Onboarding software is a pillar of talent management systems, but many firms are neglecting the technology. First impressions count, and bad onboarding may drive a new hire away.
- January 15, 2018
The pace of HR's mobile app implementation is very slow. Upgrading HR's tech is not the biggest priority in the business. An alternative may be a recruiting site with ATS features.
- December 29, 2017
Applicant tracking systems may see double digit investment growth next year. VC investment in 2017 is less than half of the 2015 peak, but analysts see a healthy HR market dynamic.
- December 22, 2017
Stella.ai is launching a 'shared talent network' with about 100 employers, it's own take on a recruitment marketplace. Employers invite job applicants into the pool, who are then matched with jobs at participating employers.
- November 15, 2017
SAP SuccessFactors Recruiting Management's job analyzer seeks to identify gender bias in job ads. This means checking words in context. The goal is a higher-quality applicant pool.
- November 06, 2017
A civilian advisory board led by Google's Eric Schmidt has urged the DoD to create new career paths for its STEM talent to accelerate the military's innovation capability.
- August 14, 2017
With an uncertain H-1B program, a survey, by job marketplace vendor Hired, says employers and foreign workers are showing markedly less interest in tech jobs for skilled foreign workers.
- July 20, 2017
Google's introduction of Hire, a SaaS job recruiting tool that works with the G Suite of office applications, promises to have a big impact on the talent acquisition tech market.
- June 08, 2017
LinkedIn chief human resources officer talks in Q&A before HR Tech World 2017 San Francisco conference about diversity in HR and using tech and other means to achieve it.
- April 17, 2017
Ceridian unveils compensation management software as part of its Dayforce HCM system, ADP upgrades wage garnishment module and MetricStream offers new GRC platform.
- September 27, 2016
At its annual customer conference, Workday introduced details of tools for learning, planning, budgeting and forecasting, as well as an information system for students at universities.
- September 22, 2016
Technology companies can improve diversity among employees by using Door of Clubs to contact and engage with students or recent college graduates who are women or minorities.
- September 16, 2016
The HR Technology Conference and Exposition will attract more than 400 vendors and will feature advances in artificial intelligence, employee engagement tools and HR analytics.
- August 10, 2016
Randstad Holding bought Monster Worldwide to complement its staffing services, while Workday purchased Platfora to expand its capabilities for big data analytics.
- June 14, 2016
With its agreement to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 billion, Microsoft could become a new force in HR technology in the areas of training, employee data and performance.
- May 27, 2016
The Boston Red Sox ended chaotic annual recruiting events for game day staff at Fenway Park and now use on-demand video interviews and online surveys for hiring.
- February 08, 2016
Angie's List automated and improved the process of reference checking with SkillSurvey, and used the software to obtain anonymous evaluations of people seeking work.
- October 15, 2015
Stepping in to solve a problem for many employers, Simppler uses machine learning and data analytics to improve, speed and rate employee referrals for open job positions.
- July 24, 2015
Beyond and Snagajob also are expanding into HR SaaS to boost sales, but Indeed has no similar plans.
- July 02, 2015
Leaders of ESPN, Humana and Robert W. Baird describe how video interview software saves time for job candidates and enterprises.
- May 20, 2015
Chinese students used mobile phones to compete for L'Oreal jobs by answering questions that were analyzed by Seedlink software.
- May 04, 2015
Nutrition company finds reference checking software saves time for recruiters, provides new insights on applicants and employees and anonymity for references.
- April 28, 2015
Gild Source is easy to use, but sometimes recruiters at Red Hat don't access it as much as they could because it is a separate system.
- December 30, 2014
Chipotle implemented Jibe for job applicants after seeing an increasing number of candidates who expect to file with phones or tablets.
- October 27, 2014
IBM Kenexa Talent Insights with HR analytics from Watson cognitive computing leads a roundup of innovative software demonstrated at the 2014 HR Technology Conference & Exposition.
- May 06, 2014
While experts say Workday Recruiting will add value for current customers, they don't expect it will disrupt the larger talent management market.
- February 06, 2014
At the first-ever Oracle HCM World conference in Las Vegas, Mark Hurd made no bones about the vendor's intention to dominate the HCM software market.
- December 11, 2013
Learn how recruitment leaders at General Electric and CH2M Hill engage passive candidates through candidate relationship management technology.
- May 03, 2013
As organizations expand globally, HR expert Josh Bersin cautions that HR leaders need to 'glocalize,' or tailor their practices to fit local markets.
- April 04, 2013
Social media recruitment is rapidly growing, and to stay competitive, recruiters have to be social, engaging and attractive to potential candidates.
- October 04, 2011
SAP is moving in the right direction with its new mobile human resources apps, but it needs to do more to win customers, according to one consultant.