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.

Empowering HR

TekTonic Awards

The 2018 TekTonic Award finalists help solve many of HR’s toughest challenges.

By The Editors

HR technology is often tasked with helping organizations overcome some of their most daunting workplace issues—and this year’s TekTonic Award finalists do just that. From finding and training the best talent, to maintaining legal compliance and offering competitive compensation, these solutions are empowering HR for the future of work.

Click here to view this year’s TekTonic Award finalists.

To Bot or Not to Bot?

Chatbots in Talent Acquisition

Artificial intelligence has the potential to improve speed to hire, quality of hire, and candidate experience.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Chatbot technology is not new. In 2001, more than 30 million people were chatting with SmarterChild on AOL Instant Messenger, and now, chatbots are everywhere. Want to order pizza, see next week’s weather forecast, or get some personal shopping recommendations? There’s a bot for that.

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Competing for the Best

APAC Talent Shortage

Organisations in Asia are adapting to stay competitive in a tough talent market.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The Asia-Pacific region is home to 4.5 billion people— nearly 60 per cent of the world’s population. Consisting of five countries that rank amongst the top 15 largest economies in the world—China, Japan, India, South Korea, and Australia—and featuring a robust annual GDP growth of 5.5 per cent in 2017, the region presents some of the best opportunities for business expansion and growth.

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Mobilising Talent

Mobile Technology

Today’s mobile applications are helping organisations maintain immigration compliance.

By Jennifer Baillie-Stewart

In this globally connected age, executives from practically every industry are searching both domestically and abroad to source the best talent they can find. In fact, sourcing talent from another country has become imperative: According to a 2017 study from the Council of Global Immigration, 74 per cent of CEOs feel that obtaining work visas in a timely, predictable, and flexible manner is critical to their business objectives.

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Quantity and Quality

RPO

How today’s technology helps tackle the challenges of high-volume hiring.

By Debbie Bolla

Hiring 25,000 people for a short period of time, in a short period time is no easy feat, but it’s a reality for many organizations. Industries including retail, hospitality, outdoor services, and security are innately prone to high-volume hiring periods in which organizations need to ramp up staff quickly and efficiently. Faced with a large hiring volume, these organizations are seeking both quantity and quality.

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Spearheading Hiring

HRO Today

gategroup’s Director of Talent Michael Spear drives game-changing results with his workforce planning tool.

By Debbie Bolla

When Michael Spear, director of talent acquisition and development for gategroup, accepted his award for Talent Acquisition Leader of the Year for Innovation at the 2017 HRO Today Forum in Chicago, he said:

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2018 Baker’s Dozen Ranking: Talent Management Technology

HRO Today Baker's Dozen

We rank the top providers based on customer satisfaction surveys.

By The Editors

HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings are based solely on feedback from buyers of the rated services; the ratings are not based on the opinion of the HRO Today staff. We collect feedback annually through an online survey, which we distribute both directly to buyers through our own mailing lists and indirectly by sending service providers the link to send to their clients.

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Transformative Technology

Talent Management Technology

Today’s AI-enabled talent management platforms deliver a quality user experience and best-fit candidates to boot.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Every business leader knows one thing to be true: Customer experience is essential to good business. And in today’s socially connected world, the consequences of delivering a bad customer experience can be costly.

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CEO’s Letter: HR Technology Buying (or Welcome to the Jungle)

HRO Today

By Elliot H. Clark

The song, Welcome to the Jungle by Guns ‘N Roses, opens with big energy, but also a sense of confusion and messiness. This makes it the perfect anthem for the HR tech market today. A plethora of new, best-of-breed point solutions arrive almost daily. HR’s Twitter feeds and LinkedIn channels are being overloaded with the announcement of the next big thing. And voicemails are jammed with messages promising amazing outcomes.

Some of the new technologies are in fact very good and represent innovation. That being said, there are also numerous products that represent long-existing technologies and are just new choices in already crowded markets. The influx of venture capital and private equity (PE) into the human capital solutions market is great, but not many of these PE folks have experience in the HR suite and most do not understand a day in the life of HR. They actually like new iterations of proven technologies because they think if they can just pick up a few points of market share, their investment will be bought by a larger established player. Of course, the investment people don’t care about the state of HR’s voicemail box.

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AI as an Enabler

HR Outsourcing

New tech tools can help HR improve hiring processes.

By Michael Switow

Before he joined Allegis Global Solutions, Paul Martin applied for a job at an Australian bank. He thought he was more than qualified for the role, but months went by without any word from the company. After four months, Martin received an automated email stating that he did not get the role. As an HR professional, he understood the requisition was closed and that companies use automated technologies to reply to applicants. But the fact that a formatted letter was the only communication he received left a bitter aftertaste.

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