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2021 Was the Biggest Year Yet for HR Tech: See 30+ of the Top M&A Activities

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Last year one of our most popular posts on the blog was a recap of some of the 2020 M&A activities across the HR Tech landscape.

HR Tech Awards 2022: Winners Announced

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In our daily work with talent leaders and solution providers, we run into some incredible technology.

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3 Reasons Candidates Ghost Employers, Plus 4 Things They Desire [Infographic]

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When you are selling a house in a buyer’s market, you do all kinds of things to try to create the right atmosphere, conditions, and appeal so that you can stand out from the other sellers. Employers today need to have that same mindset when it comes to recruiting and hiring.

The Remote Work Gap: How to Add Flexibility in a Non-Flexible Industry or Job

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This is one of the hottest conversations in the workplace, today, and no, I’m not talking about the most challenging hiring environment we’ve ever seen before. I’m talking about remote work.

What You Really Need to Know to Build an Effective Global Hiring Strategy

Speaker: Carrie Corbin, Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Hope Leigh Marketing Group

Join Carrie Corbin, Global Workplace Executive, Strategist, and Consultant, for this discussion on some of the most common questions around building a global hiring and attraction strategy.

HR Tech Awards 2021: Winners Announced

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Last year, our inaugural HR Tech Awards program was a chance for technology providers to show how they serve their clients.

Skills Provide an Objective Data Foundation and a Common Business Language

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When it comes to discussions about skills in the workplace, it can feel very much like an all-or-nothing proposition. You either get it right and reap the rewards or you get it wrong and never have another opportunity to solve the skills puzzle.

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20+ High Impact HR Technology Acquisitions, Mergers, and More from 2020

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In 2020, in spite of the pandemic-related shutdowns and other business impacts, the HR technology industry was within a few M&A deals of the 2019 numbers we were tracking (approximately 50).

Report: We Asked 800+ Employers about Virtual Recruiting [New Research]

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This year our team is going deep on research. In a world like we’ve seen in the last 12+ months, it’s easy for all of us to feel a little bit adrift and out of touch with reality.

Personalization and Wellness: How AI Supports Wellbeing at Scale

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“You need to have a competitive pay and benefits offering. When you go to do that, the employer ends up paying for a lot of things that go unused just because there’s too much to communicate.

Beyond the Dollar: Why Fertility Benefits Are About More Than Financial Support

Speaker: Kirsten Ferro, Vice President of Employer Sales at Carrot Fertility

In this session, we’ll discuss the complexities of fertility health and all the pieces a fertility benefit should include in order to best support your employees on their journeys.

Can You Really Save 200,000 Minutes of Onboarding Time? [Webinar]

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What’s your take on onboarding? Back in the day, I really enjoyed the opportunity to help new hires set up benefits, meet our team, and get their gear. This really paved the way for a successful employment experience.

Mythbusting AI: A Year in the Making

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Last year I had an idea. I wanted to host a session and call it “mythbusting AI” after those awesome mythbuster guys on TV.

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New Data Show the (Surprising) Buyer Priorities for Compensation Management Systems [New Research]

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Companies often spend more time managing their petty cash drawer than they do thinking about the strategic importance of their compensation systems and structure. .

Data Preview: The Great Resignation? Nope, It’s The Great Reprioritization (New Research)

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The Great Resignation Reprioritization.

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Hire Global to Grow Global: A Conversation with A Global Recruiting & HR Expert

Speaker: Janice Stack, CEBS, Global Human Resources Executive

The digital age has given us access to a workforce beyond geopolitical boundaries. While this new access can increase productivity, it often comes with its own set of obstacles. Join Janice Stack, Global Human Resources Executive, for this insightful webinar on the ins-and-outs of expanding your team globally.

4 Powerful Differences in Data-Focused Talent Acquisition Teams

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If I asked you to predict how long it takes to brush your teeth, how accurate would your guess be? In a scenario like that with few variables and a long history of experience to draw from, it’s relatively easy to make an educated guess.

10 Reasons Humans are Terrible at Hiring (and How AI Can Help)

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Last year, Amazon shuttered an algorithm the team was developing because it realized it was biased. The algorithm was developed by the company’s engineers to look at high-performing employee profiles and then select the right candidates from the firm’s resume database. The problem? The algorithm favored men in its selection process. When this story hit the news, it became a rallying cry for those that do not believe in the value of AI for recruiting and hiring.

These are the Learning Technology and L&D Skill Gaps that Exist [New Research]

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When situations change and people can’t change fast enough, everyone turns to the learning team for answers. But what if they have questions of their own?

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Skills Power Every Talent Practice: Building Your Skills Business Case

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Like many parents in the last year, I’ve spent more time with my kids’ learning materials, re-familiarizing myself with the ins and outs of intermediate school math, social studies, and more.

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Fertility & Infertility 101: Why Fertility Benefits Are A Necessity and Not A Luxury

Speaker: Jackie Blanco, RN, BSN, Senior Manager of Medical Operations at Carrot Fertility & Nate Fournier, Enterprise Account Executive, Carrot Fertility

As an HR leader, the benefits you offer deeply impact employees' personal lives. In this webcast, we will provide you with an overview of fertility and infertility benefits, what different fertility journeys involve, and how you can best support your employees each step of the way.

HR Analyst Day: April 2021 Overview

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Last month our team tackled another HR Analyst Day initiative, talking with more than a dozen providers across learning, talent acquisition, HR, and more to understand the most compelling trends in HR technology.

Solving Pay Equity and Comp Challenges: Featuring Curo Compensation on HR Tech Talks

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More and more companies across the globe are attempting to tackle the pay equity issue, but it’s not always easy if you don’t have the right tools to support the process.

Embracing Flexibility in Your Talent System: PeopleFluent on HR Tech Talks

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When HR technology first became a “thing,” tools were rigid and structured. Today, some tools are still that way, but others have taken the opposite approach: they allow employers to customize and tailor the settings and capabilities around their unique and specific needs.

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Everything You Need to Know About Reskilling (Including Some Surprising Stats)

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When a firm has 250,000 global employees, it’s easy to become comfortable with how things operate. However, that’s when things usually end up going poorly.

Where is Everyone? Breaking Down the Talent Shortage Myth & the Great Resignation

Speaker: Ellie Dailey, Global Recruiting Expert and Team Lead for BetterUp Europe GTM Recruiting via Russell Tobin

Businesses everywhere appear to be experiencing a so-called talent shortage and repercussions to 2021’s “Great Resignation." To address what this is and how this is affecting recruiting, we need to consider issues such as the Employer Value Propositions –– Values, Mission, Vision –– and how to actually walk the walk.

Break the Ice: Join us for HR Tech Roundtable on Feb 25th

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Like many parts of the United States this week, we’re snowed and iced in here in Huntsville, Alabama. Stay safe and warm out there! Next week I’m excited to jump into the first virtual event for the year, HR Tech Roundtable, with our partners at HR Tech Connect.

Thinking of Changing Performance Reviews? Focus on These Core Components

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Performance reviews are dead, or so we have been told. The data shows a shrinking support for the traditional method: only 15% of companies have not adjusted their annual performance management process and do not plan to. But the data from our Performance Management, Culture, and Business Results study shed a different light on the subject as well.

Employers Turning to Technology to Solve Hiring Woes [New Report]

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In the last 24 months, hiring has gone from a “let’s wait and see” to a highly competitive experience that is leaving employers scratching their heads at what to do next.

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More Tech, More Headcount, More Budget: Early Findings from our New Talent Acquisition Research

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Hiring isn’t just about talent, jobs, and skills. It’s about finding the right person to solve a business need. And when enough of those jobs are difficult to fill or not filled at all, this conversation begins to rise to the highest levels of leadership.

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How AI Can Positively Influence Diversity and Inclusion

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Last month news broke that an AI-powered facial recognition technology used by law enforcement was actually biased against, well, pretty much everyone other than white men. This news hit the public like a slap in the face, but it’s something I’ve been seeing behind the scenes for some time now. Artificial intelligence as a technology isn’t good or bad – it just is. AI, at its core, is like a toddler.

New Research: Is AI Better Than Humans at Employee Surveys?

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In the past few years I have been digging very deep into AI and how it can help (and hurt) the employee experience. What I’ve been itching to do, however, is create an experiment that demonstrates just how powerful AI can be when paired with essential human skills in the workplace. An Experimental Approach. This year I had the opportunity to create an experiment to see how AI can help with employee survey, or voice of the employee, efforts.

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Why All the AI Research You’re Reading is Dead Wrong

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When I was writing my book, Artificial Intelligence for HR , I thought very hard about doing a study on AI adoption by HR professionals. I wanted to understand the degree of penetration into today’s workplace, and the book was my perfect “excuse” as a researcher to explore the topic. However, in my digging I ran across half a dozen studies that were asking similar questions, and all of them had wildly different results.

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Employee Retention: Tomorrow’s Recruiting Metric

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As HR is increasing its presence as a strategic part of the business, key performance indicators, or KPIs, are becoming a key part of the language for discussing how it is actually performing. Recruiting, in some ways, is actually easier to measure because it is very similar to sales: you either have results or you don’t.

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Hiring Assessments: Do Employers and Candidates See Eye to Eye? [Infographic]

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Hiring assessments have gone through many iterations and evolutions since the days I was using them to screen high potential hires during my recruiting days.

Using Technology to Level Up Recruiting

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My first love as an HR pro was recruiting. Within my first two or three weeks on the job my boss gave me my first recruiting assignment: find a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter instructor pilot that wants to travel 90% of the time to locations across the United States. Needless to say it was an incredible challenge, but I loved the chase. I loved the opportunity to try and find someone that others were trying to find first and get them on our team before the competition could.

New Research: 81% of Learning Pros Say Disruption Drives Upskilling and Reskilling Demand

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We keep hearing that artificial intelligence, bots, and other components of technology will force employers to rethink skills in the workplace. But what do the data say? In a new study, Disruption Drives Reskilling and Upskilling , our team found that 81 percent of learning professionals believe that the current pace of change, automation, and disruption will drive a need for reskilling and upskilling employees. Click here to download our latest research on.

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How High-Performing Companies Manage Employee Performance [New Research]

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Recently we wrapped up an amazing new project, the 2017 Lighthouse Research Performance Management, Engagement, and Business Results study. This provided some amazing insights and has given us a great picture of how employers can fight back in the ongoing battle to keep great talent while simultaneously keeping them highly engaged. See a Special Sneak Preview in an Upcoming Webinar.

Using the Candidate Experience to Gain a Competitive Advantage

Speaker: Kevin W. Grossman, TAS, HCS | Talent Board and the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards President

In this informative webinar, Kevin Grossman, President of Talent Board and the Candidate Experience (CandE) Awards, will share insights from their candidate experience benchmark research and teach you how the candidate experience is your competitive advantage.