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.

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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2020 Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Talent Management Technology

HRO Today Baker's Dozen

View the top-rated talent management technology providers in the industry.

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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The New Talent Experience

Tech strategies that create workforce efficiencies while engaging and exciting candidates and employees alike.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Today’s HR leaders face the challenge of becoming a top talent destination, building the workforce of the future, and providing critical insights to key decision-makers. They must manage enterprise-wide digital transformation efforts, introducing new capabilities to better attract, retain, and engage talent—all while improving operational efficiency and enabling a more agile way of working.

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The Start of Something New

Technological innovations and generational demands are poised to transform the way work is done in 2020 and beyond.

By Emily He

The future of work has been a hot topic in recent years, fueled by a barrage of technological advancements impacting nearly every industry and organization. Business leaders far and wide are being pushed to innovate or risk falling behind—and HR leaders are no exception. New developments in artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and chatbots are shaking up the landscape for HR, raising concerns around automation and job displacement while forcing teams to adapt to changing employee expectations and evolving workplace norms.

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Perfect Together

Integrating global payroll and HR systems can lead to greater accuracy, better security, and lower costs.

By Judith Lamb

Ask the world’s leading global companies about their greatest asset, and most will respond with “our people.” At the same time, attracting and retaining top talent remains a top concern among executives, according to The Conference Board’s C-Suite Challenge 2019 research. That is why HR departments across the world are trying to enhance the employee experience at every turn. But in doing so, these teams are so focused on serving the day-to-day needs of the workforce that they occasionally overlook otherwise obvious opportunities to improve the function overall. Case in point: payroll.

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CEO’s Letter: Why Goliath Lost

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By Elliot H. Clark

We all grew up listening to the story of David and Goliath. This is a tale of how a young shepherd boy volunteered to face the hulking giant champion of the Philistines one hot day in the Valley of Elah. The triumph of David has become part of cultural lore and religious canon, and has given rise to modern verbal clichés. The problem I usually have with this particular story is that even though David won that afternoon, the smart money in the Valley of Elah was still on the big guy.

That parable leads me to this year’s Baker’s Dozen for Talent Management Technology. This year’s ranking features several large companies, including Workday (a challenger brand 10 years ago, but a Goliath-type today), SAP SuccessFactors, and iCIMS. They are being stack ranked based on three indices: size of deal, breadth of features, and most importantly, quality of service. Smaller firms, including GR8 People, BrightMove, and Hireology, are also in the survey.

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