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.

Tech At Its Best

Whilst digital technologies are greatly enabling recruitment in a time of pandemic, onboarding is also a critical piece of the puzzle.

By Simon Kent

It has been a long time since the recruitment process was done entirely in person. The emergence and abundance of online tools, from job sites to video interviews, means it is possible to get a clear understanding of a candidate’s potential and their successful employment without being in the same room as that individual. In the age of the pandemic, this ability is not only nice to have—it’s a must-have. In fact, a recent Gartner poll found that 86 per cent of organisations are incorporating new virtual technology to interview candidates.

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Hitting On All Cylinders

Our 2020 TekTonic Awards recognize some of the best HR tech platforms that empower both HR and the workforce alike.

By Marta Chmielowicz

As the business world continues to adjust to changes ushered in by globalization, generational shifts, and, most recently, the coronavirus pandemic, HR leaders everywhere are left pondering what the future holds for their organizations. One thing’s for certain: Embracing emerging technology to empower the workforce is more important now than ever. From remote learning platforms to mobile talent management apps, organizations that want to stay afloat in the new normal will need to invest in the tools that make work easier and more convenient for their workforce. HRO Today’s annual TekTonic Awards highlight some of these groundbreaking technologies.

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New Virtual Reality

Two organizations share insights into their successful tech-driven hiring processes that improve the candidate experience.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The outbreak of COVID-19 has forced much of the business world to make rapid changes to the way they operate, and organizations will to have continue to adapt as all industries enter a new normal post-pandemic. With the Federal Reserve anticipating an unemployment rate of 32 percent, continued restrictions around social distancing, and widespread economic instability, the hiring landscape for both businesses and job seekers will change dramatically.

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Easing the Transition

Creating a solid foundation now will lead to stronger remote work in the future.

By Jo Deal

The coronavirus pandemic has forced businesses to shift to remote operations as much as possible, with CNBC reporting that 42 percent of U.S. workers are telecommuting for the first time. The transition to digital has sent businesses and HR teams through a whirlwind of change and uncertainty.

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The New Frontier

Technology and analytics are among the main drivers shaping the future of HR.

By Karen Crone

What challenges do leaders face and what steps are they taking to best position their organizations for success? These are the questions a recent survey from Paycor was looking to answer when it asked leaders of U.S.-based small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), or those with less than 1,000 employees, to share their thoughts about the present and future of HR. While the feedback from the front lines confirmed and amplified the findings of other researchers, several new and telling details have emerged.

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Technology Disrupted 2020

The 2020 TekTonic Awards finalists are redesigning human capital management in every way possible.

By The Editors

For years, we have been recognizing the power of HR technology with our annual TekTonic awards. The industry is growing, with G2 Crowd reporting that there are more than 21 types of HR software, including platforms that help deliver employee wellness, employee benefits, and recruiting, among many others. This year’s finalists empower HR and the workforce alike by delivering insightful talent analytics, creating employee ambassadors that can drive referrals through the power of social media, and providing the knowledge and actions necessary for an inclusive culture.

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Delving Into Data

Three organizations share how they use people data and analytics to amplify business strategy.

By Marta Chmielowicz

“People analytics” has been a hot catchphrase in the business world for years, with data promising to revolutionize recruiting, talent management, and myriad other HR processes. But while organizations have embraced data collection and reporting, data analysis remains in its infancy for all but the most sophisticated companies.

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New School Approaches

The demands of work are putting pressure on HR teams to rethink training programs.

By Doug Stephen

“Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life.” This famous and often quoted statement from Confucius had the right sentiment, but some would argue that he forgot the finer points on just how to obtain and retain that dream job.

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Empowering Apps

On-the-go tech allows HR and employees alike to easily take care of daily tasks.

By Simon Kent

Artificial intelligence and automation are set to have a huge impact on business and the workplace. For HR, however, the tech in people’s pockets could be more game-changing. The oft-heard phrase, “There’s an app for that,” has permeated the function, leaving HR directors with the task of working out how these potentially useful solutions can benefit their business.

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