Enabling Technology

It is unmistakable that the HR technology industry has been revolutionized. Cloud-based HR systems are now available from many of the largest vendors in the market. These systems integrate payroll, HRMS, talent management and analytics processing into a single cloud-based service. Many HR leaders are challenged with mobile tools and new social recruiting systems that are making many of the legacy HR systems obsolete.

Focus on Flex

Flexible Benefits

Customizable benefits are key to engaging, retaining, and motivating millennial employees.

By Bradd Chignoli

Millennials have become the largest generation in the labor force, making up more than one-third of the total workforce, according to a Pew Research Center analysis of U.S. Census Bureau data. As a result, organizations are striving to understand and meet the needs of this diverse demographic. And this is just one generation. Today’s workforce spans four—soon to be five—generations, and is comprised of various demographic and socio-economic backgrounds. So, it’s more important than ever that organizations’ benefit options are just as diverse and are designed to meet each employee’s individual goals and needs. How can this be accomplished?

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The Power of Integration

iTalent Competition

This year’s iTalent Competition winner is helping organizations reduce time to hire and maintain compliance to boot.

By Taylor Thompson

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, the average cost of a poor hiring decision can equal 30 percent of the first year’s potential earnings. Glassdoor and the Brandon Hall Group also report that 95 percent of employers admit to suffering from at least one bad hire every year. With increasing pressure to find the right hires and growing candidate expectations of a customer-like experience, HR needs a vetting process that can keep up with the rapidly-changing nature of the hiring process. Enter background screening platform Verified First.

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Better, Faster, Smarter

AI

How will AI impact HR? A new study provides some answers.

By Larry Basinait

Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to systems that can adapt their functionality without being programmed to do so, but rather based on the usage data they collect. As a tool used to guide and execute HR processes, AI has enormous implications. Intelligent technology can be leveraged to help HR leaders source candidates, forecast employee flight risk, identify high-potential employees, prevent bias in hiring, improve the candidate and employee experience, and implement corporate learning programs—and that’s just the beginning.

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2018 TekTonic Award Winners

2018 TekTonic Awards

Meet five game-changers that are staying ahead of the HR technology curve.

By Taylor Thompson

With the rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and robotic process automation, HR has faced a year of adaptation and innovation in their business practices in order to keep up with a rapidly changing field. Technology has not only become an integral part of everyday HR processes, but an expectation, especially in regards to organizations’ recruitment efforts. But what makes a company stand out among others in an ever-changing industry, especially considering all the newfound technology blazing the trail? Innovation. Disruption. And a solution that works to make life just a little easier for HR. These are just a few of the ways this year’s TekTonic Awards winners have continued to advance their efforts and drive the industry forward, and the reason they were recognized at this year’s HRO Today Forum in May. The 2018 TekTonic Awards winners have been recognized for their innovative contributions in workforce management, background screening, talent management, candidate experience, mobile capabilities, and learning.

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Blockchain in Beta

Blockchain Recruitment

The biggest challenge to blockchain adoption is finding highly skilled workers.

By Monique Black

Blockchain is radically changing the world as we know it. The technology, best known for its role in recording Bitcoin transactions, is an encrypted digital network of information that is organized into groups of data called “blocks” and easily accessed by everyone in a “chain.” Blockchain provides an efficient and secure way to store and share personal data, creating an infrastructure of trust that will impact personal lives, business, and government across the globe.

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Say Hello to Your Next Hire

Marta Chmielowicz

Special report: How AI is shaping the workplace.

By Marta Chmielowicz

It is the year 2035 and robots powered by artificial intelligence (AI) are part of everyday life. Working as servants in every household and programmed to follow three laws of robotics, they nevertheless band together in a plot to take over the world.

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Simplifying Self-Service

HR Technology

Five tools that empower employees with a consumer-like experience.

By Deepak Bharadwaj

If Siri and Alexa can order pizza and turn off kitchen lights, then why does it take three emails and a phone call to get something done at work? The stark difference between how personal and professional lives are conducted is becoming more evident by the day. While HR leaders work to give their departments the tools and training to provide high quality service in today’s modern workplace, the road to change is a long, uphill battle.

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The Age of AI

Automation

Three strategies that help achieve the biggest impact from artificial intelligence.

By Sudhir Jha

As the global economy enters the age of artificial intelligence (AI), the conversation about how AI will impact the workforce has reached new heights. Questions around the negative implications of AI—including potential job loss and ethical dilemmas—are forcing organizations to consider a future fueled by autonomy. As more and more organizations are getting their AI strategies in place, HR needs to ensure that their workforce is ready.

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Digital Disruption

HCM Platforms

Today’s HCM platforms are leveraging AI, analytics, and the cloud for better results.

By Pete Tiliakos

As digital disruption continues to create waves of change across all major industry sectors and companies pivot to remain competitive, HR leaders are tasked with supporting large-scale strategic shifts. Most CHROs are facing the significant task of aligning their human capital to support these critical initiatives—and they are doing so in an increasingly complex environment where the workforce is more diverse, globally dispersed, and operating in a rapidly changing digital economy.

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Increased Expectations

RPO Technology

The level of technology delivered by RPO partners is rising.

By Nikki Edwards

Recruitment tools and analytics platforms are now tablestake offerings from all leading recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) partners. Today’s RPO engagements typically include a range of tech platforms and tools to enhance the overall hiring process. The days of one-size-fits-all are long gone. In fact, HR practitioners should expect platforms and tools tailored to nuances such as industry sectors; geographic regions; and specific qualities of their target audiences, including stage of career, generation of workforce, business function, and skillset. Seamless integration by the RPO organization of all the various platforms and tools—including proprietary, third-party, new, or existing—is necessary to provide a great user experience.

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