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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.

3 Frontline Worker Trends: Salary, Shortage, and Support

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In today’s workplace with the economy shifting and employers looking to slow hiring, we’re seeing some confusing signals. With some firms laying off workers or freezing hiring, others are still going nearly as fast as they possibly can.

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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.

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.

10 Ways to Keep Your Hourly Employees

Getting and keeping hourly workers is no longer as simple as offering them more cash. Employees have options. But this guide from Paycor will help you put your best foot forward to recruit, retain, and develop hourly workers so you can remain competitive.

The State of Voice of the Employee and Enterprise Employee Feedback Survey Platforms

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In the last few years, the workplace has transitioned from a focus just on employee surveys to a more continuous listening approach.

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.

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.

How to Increase Employee Support by 6,000% [New Research]

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In the coming month or two we’ll be unveiling the findings of our new Frontline Worker study, but today I want to share a few statistics that are practical and targeted at a common problem every employer faces today.

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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).

How to Improve Team Effectiveness & Reduce Workplace Stressors Through Exceptional Culture

Speaker: Galen Emanuele - President, Shift Yes LLC

Having a great workplace culture increases engagement and performance, yet many leadership teams lack the tools they need to successfully develop one. In this webinar, you will receive guidance on how to adapt your workplace culture and improve your employee experience.

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.

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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Conversational Recruiting: Finding Value in Conversions, Consistency, and Cost Reduction

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Chatbots, also known as conversational recruiting tools, have become an essential component for the hiring technology stack at many organization.

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.

The Changing World of HR: Prepare Your HCM for the Future

Speaker: Mark Stelzner - Founder & Managing Principal at IA

Join Mark Stelzner of IA as he discusses how to optimize your current HCM system and the opportunities for new tech.

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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Employee Burnout and Belonging: Top Learning Trends for 2023

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Employee belonging, burnout/stress, and DEI are all tied together, and they all intersect learning as well. In our brand new research on learning and talent development, we looked at some of the key areas where employee demand is shifting and evolving.

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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. .

Reframing the Way We Work: How to Take Advantage of Disruptions

Speaker: Stela Lupushor, Founder, Reframe.Work Inc.

The work world is changing faster than ever before. How can we future-proof the organization we work for or with, our team’s impact, or our personal ability to continuously transform and upskill? In this exclusive webinar, Stela Lupushor will help you navigate this new reality.

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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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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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.

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.

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.

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.

The Empowered Workforce: A Human-Centric Approach to the Employee Experience & Retention

Speaker: Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, and Felix Eichler, co-founder and CTO of Userlane

As Yoda is known to say, "Do or do not, there is no try." Join Ben Eubanks, Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, and Felix Eichler, co-founder and CTO of Userlane, for this insightful discussion on meeting talent where they are and creating empowering experiences.

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.

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.

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.

7 Ways To Avoid Today's HR Compliance Risks

With remote work on the rise, salary history bans in effect, and Fair Workweek laws passed, HR compliance has become more challenging. Discover the 7 most prominent HR compliance hurdles of today, and learn how to avoid them detailed in Paycor’s recent guide!

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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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.

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.

Enhance Your Remote Culture: A Social Connection Strategy

Speaker: Kaleem Clarkson, COO of Blend Me, Inc

For some, a return to the office can cause remote employees to feel isolated and disconnected from their team. Join us to discuss leadership's role in developing a social connection strategy based on data and collaboration between team members.