- 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.
- 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 22, 2019
HR's focus on better securing employee data may be working. In its annual data breach investigations report, Verizon found a dramatic decrease in the number of W-2 scam reports.
- May 16, 2019
Field Nation One is a suite of programs aimed at simplifying the management of a blended workforce. There are platforms for recruitment, managing workflow and more.
- 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.
- May 10, 2019
The University of Alaska's approach to modernizing its HR department began with the elimination of nearly all of its HR positions. It's part of a move to shared services to make IT more efficient.
- May 08, 2019
The Trump administration has failed to block an Obama-era pay reporting rule. Employers of more than 100 workers will have to submit data to U.S. authorities by Sept. 30.
- 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 26, 2019
Salesforce is trying to gain HR's interest in the prediction services added to its Einstein platform. The vendor says it's not trying to become an AI systems provider, but it sees opportunity in HR.
- 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 12, 2019
HR departments are facing increased expectations on a flat budget. To advance, they need to reallocate HR budgets to support digital initiatives, The Hackett Group reported.
- 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.
- April 08, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren takes a swing at corporate negligence in new legislation that may create jail risk for the C-suite. The bill is unlikely to advance, however.
- March 27, 2019
HR departments continue to rely on hosted or on-premises platforms for management systems. It may not be by choice. Many want to move to HR SaaS, but doing so isn't easy.
- 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 07, 2019
Former President Barack Obama discusses his approach to problem analysis and forming a team at the Qualtrics X4 Summit.
- 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 31, 2019
Culture Amp, an employee engagement platform, has acquired Zugata, an individual development peer-to-peer platform. An initial benefit for customers may be deeper analytics.
- 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
Attacks on HR systems are a growing trend that HR managers need to confront. In this Q&A, a security expert provides advice on where they can get started.
- 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 22, 2019
NYU is launching a graduate degree program to produce HR quants. The program includes analytical skills, coupled with an understanding of HR tech and human behavior in the workplace.
- 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 09, 2019
SAP inks reseller agreement with Kronos, and now offers two third-party workforce management platforms. Analysts say that could be both good and bad for customers.
- 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 21, 2018
If our list of the top 10 most popular HR software stories of 2018 says anything, it's that employee engagement and retention were top of mind for HR leaders this year.
- 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.
- 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.
- October 10, 2018
Workday is developing algorithms to automate certain tasks, such as anomaly detection. This technology was previewed at Workday Rising, with the tech planned to arrive in 2019.
- October 03, 2018
The Adaptive Insights acquisition gives Workday the ability to combine HR and financial data into one model. The integration may require outside assistance now, but will improve in time.
- September 26, 2018
At Inforum 2018, the company announced new vertical products, while emphasizing the need to rethink HCM and talent analytics in today's tight labor market.
- September 21, 2018
HR leaders joined Deloitte consultants in describing a shift in responsibilities, ownership and technical challenges of SAP SuccessFactors and Ultimate Software deployments.
- 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 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
At the HR Technology Conference, Sierra-Cedar's survey investigated why tracking HR software adoption is important and how HRIS professionals play a role in ensuring data privacy.
- 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 12, 2018
Employee experience, AI and team productivity took the spotlight as blooming trends in HR, as outlined by analyst Josh Bersin to a packed house at the 2018 HR Technology Conference & Expo.
- 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.
- September 06, 2018
It's time to put the 'human' back in human resources, said Hollywood Casino's vice president of HR, Robin Schooling, who explains why employees without tech access need extra help.
- August 30, 2018
Software robots can deliver ROI by reducing head count. But they can also improve job satisfaction by taking over dull, tedious tasks. HR and finance are growing users.
- 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 09, 2018
A new tool from Espresa could help improve employee engagement. Reach remote workers with a new version of StaffConnect. And Fitbit looks at health coaching.
- 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.
- July 27, 2018
With an HR software rollout in mind, review the pros and cons of an organization using its own training documentation, a vendor's material or a combination of both approaches.
- July 26, 2018
ComplyRight, an HR and tax services firm, was hit with a data breach that affected 662,000 people. It has also prompted a lawsuit by a person whose data was breached.
- July 24, 2018
Burned out nurses don't make for healthy hospitals and medical practices. A targeted effort from the makers of the WorkJam app hopes to solve that problem.
- July 23, 2018
Eric Owski, head of product for Talent Insights at LinkedIn, explains the difference between Talent Insights and LinkedIn Recruiter.
- July 18, 2018
AI technology will improve the productivity of HR departments by eliminating many routine and transactional processes. But what will happen to the HR employees?
- June 28, 2018
This week's news roundup includes an HR tool designed just for hourly workers, a new offering from Limeade to help with talent retention and a new cloud-based benefits platform.