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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.

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.

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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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100 Pipeline Plays: The Modern Sales Playbook

For the first time, we’re sharing the winning plays that took us from scrappy startup to a publicly traded company. Use our proven data-driven plays to grow your pipeline and crush your revenue targets.

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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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.

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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Swiping Right on HR Tech: How Tinder and Southern Cross Automate Their Hiring & Onboarding Process

Speaker: Nora Diaz de Leon and Nicole Moore

Paperwork, endless email threads, and other manual tasks have kept HR from focusing on what they do best. sound familiar? Sign up for this webinar from Tinder and Southern Cross, to learn how they use the latest in HR tech to streamline their hiring and onboarding experience.

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.

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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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.

What Hourly Workers Want More than Money

Big companies are driving up wages, but there are other ways to compete for talent. Attract talented, ambitious people by giving them more control over their lives. Hourly workers want to make their daily lives and financial lives more predictable. Employers can assist by offering early access to pay, flexible scheduling, healthcare assistance, benefits where possible, and paid leave options.

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.

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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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.

The Guide to Finding Global Talent

Remote work has opened the doors to hiring the best talent anywhere. Discover how building a talent hub in a specific geographic region can help grow your company. Learn key factors to consider when creating a hub and suggested locations.

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.

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.

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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Witness the HR Digital Transformation Journey of Coca-Cola

A case study on how Coca-Cola transformed employee experience, addressed remote working challenges and streamlined routine workflows using AI

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.

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 the Candidate Experience Is Your Competitive Advantage

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

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

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.

Key Takeaways from Saba Insight 2018 (#sabainsight18)

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2018 is the year that learning and performance are finally intersecting. I’m talking with a variety of vendors that are tackling this, and one of them that is poised to do it well is Saba. The company is on positive track more than a year after its latest acquisition, and the roadmap shared at the event promises continued development around mobile capabilities, user experience, and more.

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4 Fundamental Qualities that Separate Humans and #AI

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Note: one of the research efforts we have undertaken here at Lighthouse is the We’re Only Human podcast. This show is now two years old and features interviews with HR and talent executives, business leaders, vendors, and more to help you stay on top of the interesting trends and insights you need to perform at your best. Today’s post is based on a recent interview, but you can subscribe to the podcast feed so you never miss a single episode.

Saba Buys Lumesse: Fills Critical Gaps for Technology and Customer Acquisition

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Things are moving quickly in the HCM technology industry. Last week I reported in from Saba Insight, the company’s annual user conference. This week news popped that Saba has entered talks to acquire Lumesse, a European talent management provider. Here’s the snippet from the news. In the News. Saba, a portfolio company of Vector Capital, to acquire Lumesse, extending Saba’s global leadership position in HCM.

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Your Guide to Using Conversational Marketing to Drive Demand Generation

What is conversational marketing really about? This guide will examine the market forces at play, shifting buyer trends, how to leverage conversation marketing, and the tactics involved in adopting it for a B2B demand generation strategy.