The Innovation Gap Survey

Tech providers think they give practitioners what they want. They’re wrong.   By Brent Skinner   Earlier this year The HRO Today Innovation Gap Survey set out to identify disconnects between vendors’ and users’ perceptions of human resources technologies. But the survey’s title, however provocative and promising, falls short of doing the survey’s results justice. […]

The Innovation Gap

New research indicates that HR service partners and practitioners have different viewpoints about HR technology.

By Larry Basinait

Innovations in artificial intelligence (AI) and analytics, along with developments in cloud, social, and mobile technologies, are making HR systems more intelligent and more engaging. In fact, HRO Today research shows that in just the first three quarters of 2018, there have been over 125 significant product announcements worldwide in the industry.

Survey Says…

Culling data from employee engagement surveys can drive strategic business decisions.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Employee engagement is a key competitive differentiator in today’s business climate. According to DecisionWise’s 2018 State of Employee Engagement Report, engagement is a top priority for 51 percent of executive teams, and 56 percent of organizations have a formal program in place to measure and enhance it. For most, this program consists of employee feedback systems (60 percent), company events (52 percent), recognition programs (45 percent), and more.

Minding the Gap

By Nathalie Bression, Tony DiRomualdo, and Harry Osle Transformation remains a main initiative for HR organizations in 2016, finds the 2016 HR Key Issues study from The Hackett Group. Many companies are planning to overhaul key components of their service delivery models in order to meet business and HR performance goals. The bottom-line findings of […]

Survey Says

The cloud, long-term value, an employee-owned devices are challenging HR executives.   By Chris Ford and Alistair Maughan     As with last year, Morrison & Foerster’s global sourcing group lawyers in Asia, Europe, and the United States have been surveyed to create a snapshot of the current state of the global outsourcing market and […]

The Post-Recession Leader Gap

A new poll by Aon Hewitt reveals significant disconnects in the workplace.   By The Editors     The 2011 Talent Survey released in May by Aon Hewitt, the global human resource consulting and outsourcing solutions business of Aon Corporation, finds a significant capability gap in leaders, as most organizations focus on growth in today’s […]

Talent Management Programs Catch Up Through Tech Innovation

With suites of offerings in the marketplace, HR organizations may find the task of managing talent easier and more valuable than ever. by Andy Teng No HR responsibility is undergoing more transformative change than talent management, and no resource has been more empowering than the technology tools that are the foundation on which employers are […]

The Transformer

For Michael Sherdian, change is constant.   By Katie Kuehner-Hebert     Perhaps the most important lesson that Michael Sheridan has learned in his roles as customer, adviser, and consultant, is that changes in human resource practices—even sweeping transformations—should be considered business as usual.     “Treat change as just ‘this is the way it […]

Darwinian Devolution

Admit it, you know Charles Darwin would have liked resumes. I also think he would have had strong opinions on HR technology and innovation, had he engaged that discipline with the patient, empirical observations that led to his other ground-breaking insights.   So let’s talk evolution adaptation, survival or, in modern kitschy business parlance, “innovation.” […]

A New HR Paradigm

Innovations in data science are enabling the transformation of HR.

By Jeff Mike, James Guszcza, and Kathi Enderes

Underneath buzzwords like “disruption” and “digital transformation” lie some important truths for HR leadership. There is no denying that powerful technologies aimed at individual consumers have changed the game. The best of these technologies deliver compelling, personalized experiences to customers through digital platforms, smartphones, and increasingly, augmented and virtual reality. As a result, they have created a demand for similar personalization of work experiences and workplace applications.