Talent management systems
- 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
- June 12, 2019
The Virginia Beach shooting that killed 12 may help motivate employers to deploy mass notification systems as well as programs to identify problem employees. HR plays a role in both.
- June 05, 2019
Low unemployment levels today won't stop the arrival of robotics and automation. Michael Lotito, a labor law attorney, is heading a new group that wants to address the problem.
- May 24, 2019
Improving employee experience, productivity and overall employee well-being are top priorities for HR managers, but they are difficult to achieve, according to the 2019 Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends report.
- 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 18, 2019
Demand for virtual and augmented reality tools is soaring, and the need to capture expertise from retiring baby boomers may be why.
- 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.
- March 18, 2019
Two Qualtrics customers talk about how they've successfully measured employee experience, and how doing so has effectively changed how the business operates.
- March 06, 2019
Offshore outsourcing can be a traumatic event for employees -- both for those who lose their jobs and for those who survive. It's HR's job to figure out the real impact it's having on employees -- a task that may benefit from new technology.
- February 22, 2019
Antibias software is a rapidly growing HR market, according to a new report that offers what may be the first comprehensive look.
- 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 08, 2019
Ultimate Software's employees own stock that's now worth $331 a share, thanks to a private equity sale. Will this money prompt some to leave?
- 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 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.
- January 04, 2019
The free federal program E-Verify is inoperable, thanks to the government shutdown. HR departments that rely on the work eligibility service will have to revert to manual processes.
- 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.
- December 20, 2018
Software bots and chatbots may see a rapid uptake in adoption thanks to falling prices and improving tech. That's one of six trends HR pros should watch closely in 2019.
- December 14, 2018
Boomerang employees, workers who leave a company and later return, are leading HR departments to seek out offboarding tools that do more than automate manual processes.
- December 10, 2018
HR tech vendors make tools designed to improve a company's employee experience. So, it makes sense that a handful should appear on Glassdoor's Best Places to Work list, right?
- November 30, 2018
The U.S. government's annual engagement survey of 1.5 million employees reported an increase in the overall engagement measure, but a sharp decline in survey participation. Here's why HR pros should care.
- 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 17, 2018
Virtual reality may be on the cusp of mainstream adoption for HR. It provides an engaging learning experience for employees, according to one early adopter: Walmart.
- 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.
- 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.
- August 03, 2018
HR departments that adopt best practices in technology and management will spend less than their peers, according to The Hackett Group, a management consulting firm.
- May 15, 2018
Technology is driving major changes to the recruiting online market. Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com have deployed new job search technologies to improve job seeker experience.
- May 04, 2018
BetterWorks Systems has a new CEO and has put a sexual harassment lawsuit in its rearview mirror. The startup has $60 million in funding from some top Silicon Valley VC firms.
- April 13, 2018
HR management strategies are being tested by the increasing use of contingent workers. Managing them as vendors no longer works, but software is emerging to address the need.
- 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.
- October 16, 2017
HR tech expert Josh Bersin talks in a podcast from the HR Technology 2017 conference about the top disruptions -- including productivity, design and intelligence -- he sees for 2018.
- January 25, 2017
HR can use IBM Watson for recruitment, career coaching, exploring workforce data, recommending learning for employees, and answering questions about benefits and services.
- November 23, 2016
Microsoft chooses SAP SuccessFactors for core HR and talent management, and SAP selects Microsoft Azure as a preferred public cloud-based service for SuccessFactors products.
- September 09, 2016
Amid rapid growth, cloud-based infrastructure company DigitalOcean improves employee performance management with Reflektive software and measures engagement with Culture Amp.
- 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.
- December 14, 2015
ADP Marketplace, Korn Ferry's Executive Assessment and SAP Intelligent Services among products recognized at the 2015 HR Tech conference in Las Vegas.
- September 22, 2015
Gartner Magic Quadrant for talent management suites singles out Cornerstone OnDemand, Oracle and SAP -- and calls nine others niche players or visionaries.
- June 22, 2015
The Detroit airport authority implemented Cornerstone integrated talent management but said it was critical to first revamp HR processes.
- June 09, 2015
Deloitte VP Katherine Jones says too many organizations struggle with succession management, but software can help in important ways.
- May 04, 2015
Nutrition company finds reference checking software saves time for recruiters, provides new insights on applicants and employees and anonymity for references.
- March 23, 2015
Spending in human resources technology is not resulting in improved outcomes, warns a new Deloitte report.
- January 26, 2015
Saba is evaluating acquisition proposals, and Yooz and Nvoicepay automate AP in the cloud.
- September 30, 2014
To simplify an upgrade to Oracle's PeopleSoft 9.2 financial applications, Nationwide Insurance first merged its two separate PeopleSoft instances into a single, consistent environment.
- September 30, 2014
Previewing his 2014 HR Technology Conference presentation, analyst Josh Bersin explains how analytics and social media can support a holistic talent management strategy.
- September 24, 2013
Lisa Rowan says HR leaders should gather talent departments together and collect feedback before consolidating on a single talent management system.
- September 23, 2013
IDC says that while integration between modules in talent management systems is improving, list price is also climbing to foot the bill.
- November 12, 2012
First comparison of HCM systems by Nucleus Research names SAP SuccessFactors, Oracle Taleo to top spots, with Infor, ADP, PeopleFluent, SumTotal close behind.
- October 02, 2012
Experts say Oracle's plan to acquire social recruitment software company SelectMinds will improve and extend its human capital management platform.
- August 30, 2012
With a planned $1.3 billion acquisition, IBM cannonballs into a growing SaaS HR segment already roiled by SAP and Oracle moves.
- August 16, 2012
Non-profit says employee turnover plummeted during its 11 years as a trial site for talent management tool that uses neural nets to pick candidates.