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.

Making the Grade

If 2020 was a test, HR technology passed with flying colors.

By Stacey Cadigan

If there was ever an examination of the value of the HR function as a whole—and the value HR technology can add to an enterprise—it’s been the past 12 months. More than a year into the COVID-19 crisis, HR teams have had to contend with a host of people and policy issues in a workplace that has been radically changed by the pandemic. Cloud-based HR and other technologies have played an important role in helping enterprises survive. In fact, one could say HR technology finally came of age and made the grade in the midst of this crisis.

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正确实现数字化转型

处于科技驱动之旅的组织需要强有力的领导力来掌舵,才能转型成功。

撰稿人: Marta Chmielowicz

新冠肺炎的暴发极大地加速了工作场所的数字化转型,迫使员工和企业几乎全面使用虚拟工具。
虽然这使得员工在极端不确定的情况下保持联系,但一些组织正努力跟上技术突破的步伐。

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Getting Digital Transformation Right

Organisations on a tech-driven journey will need strong leadership at the helm to succeed.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly accelerated digital transformation in the workplace, forcing people and employers alike to embrace virtual tools in nearly every aspect of life. Whilst this has allowed employees to remain connected in a time of extreme uncertainty, some organisations are struggling to keep pace with the technology breakthroughs.

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Pushing the Right Buttons

In the new world of work, three drivers of employee engagement have emerged: connection, well-being, and feedback.

By Marta Chmielowicz

The obstacles of 2020 tested the business world in unimaginable ways, reshaping the way people live, work, and relate to each other—potentially for the better. According to Qualtrics’ 2021 Employee Experience Trends Report, employee engagement has actually increased since the pandemic began, from 53% in November 2019 to 66% in November 2020.

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Data-Driven Diversity

Organizations need to look at the numbers in order to turn D&I commitments into impactful change.

By E.J. Marin

According to a new report from McKinsey & Company, it may take 95 years for Black employees to reach parity in management positions if there is no change to the current promotion, attrition, and hiring rates in the U.S. In the past year, diversity, equity, and inclusion have become major topics of conversation as COVID-19’s disparate health impact on people of color, the pandemic’s outsized negative economic effects on women in the workforce, and the rise of Black Lives Matter protests made disparities glaringly clear.

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HR Tech Fares Well in 2020

The circumstances of COVID-19 are driving learning, virtual, and employee engagement technology investment.

By Larry Basinait

While the economy was slowed by COVID-19 in the fourth quarter of 2020, the development of new HR technologies continued at a rapid pace. In total, there were 127 major announcements—those with at least $1 million in funding—up substantially from the 77 announced in the third quarter of 2020. Private equity and venture capital firms continued to invest heavily in HR technology, totaling $1.02 billion in the quarter, down 13.3% from $1.18 billion in the third quarter. The average investment declined from $26.0 million to $16.5 million.

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Driving Up Data

Organizations are increasingly relying on data and analytics to inform critical talent decisions.

By Marta Chmielowicz

Necessity breeds innovation, and as the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the business world, companies responded with new ways of working. According to Mercer’s Global Talent Trends 2020-2021 report, executives met the challenges of 2020 by doubling down on strategic partnerships (40%), using more variable talent pools (39%), and investing in automation (34%).

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Tech for Today and Tomorrow

Recruitment and onboarding technologies are making headway in the post-COVID business world.

By Simon Kent

As time passes, it is becoming increasingly apparent which areas of HR will remain transformed by the technology that was introduced to cope with the challenges of the global pandemic. Whilst HR as a whole has been impacted by the experience, the front end of candidate recruitment and management is a prime area where new practices could stick.

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By the Numbers

Effective data collection, storage, and analysis is critical to future business success.

By Simon Kent

As the pandemic took hold of workplaces across EMEA, organisations found it necessary to shift every aspect of their business online. HR was among the departments where data had to be digitised, ensuring people information was accessible to all who needed it. The move to digital has emphasised two connected learning points for businesses:

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Becoming Future-Ready

Companies are adapting their learning and assessment strategies to meet the ever-changing needs of the post-pandemic workforce.

By Simon Kent

Identifying and developing high-potential employees is always a challenge. Doing it in a pandemic introduces another layer of difficulty since the usual process of bringing people together to assess existing skills and learn new ones has been impossible.

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