Differing Views on Innovation
By Mark McGraw
Recent research shows a gap between leaders' view of their work in leading innovation and how employees view leadership's efforts in this area. Experts urge HR professionals to help managers break out of "decision-making mode," and coach them on encouraging original, innovative ideas from employees.
HR's Social Networking Troubles
By Kecia Bal
Though a new survey shows HR executives fear social media's impact on productivity, some consultants say embracing the online platform can build trust among employees and improve collaboration.
Sky's The Limit
By Kristen B. Frasch, Andrew R. McIlvaine and David Shadovitz
Software delivered via the cloud took center stage at the 15th Annual HR Technology® Conference in Chicago, as a record-breaking number of attendees mingled with their HR colleagues and industry thought leaders.
The Race for the Cloud
By Andrew R. McIlvaine
With a successful IPO under its belt, cloud HCM vendor Workday appears to be in a better position to challenge large rivals like SAP and Oracle, even though it's still far from profitable.
Playing Games at Work
By Carol Harnett/Benefits Columnist
I love to play games -- something that started as a kid and continues to surprise my mom. She thought I outgrew this fascination.
IBM-Kenexa Deal's Impact
By Mark McGraw
In a move that ups the ante in an increasingly crowded HR software market, IBM's recent acquisition of Kenexa brings Big Blue into a talent-management-software market that already includes Oracle and SAP, with those companies having acquired Taleo and SuccessFactors, respectively, earlier this year.
IBM has acquired Wayne, Pa.-based HR, talent acquisition and talent-management-software provider Kenexa Inc. for $1.3 billion. The acquisition gives IBM access to Kenexa's range of technology offerings that include recruitment, onboarding and employee assessment. IBM will integrate Kenexa's approximately 2,800 employees and operations from 21 countries into its software and services groups.
By Harvey Meyer
Microvolunteerism, designed to let employees help out a little here and a little there via phone or computer, appears to be a win-win for all involved -- so long as it's managed properly.
Change is Coming
By Andrew R. McIlvaine
Although the organizations most likely to use shared services have traditionally been large, Fortune
500 companies, that's beginning to change, experts say. Here's what HR needs to know in order to keep up.
HCM War in Silicon Valley!
By Bill Kutik/Technology Columnist
What are the three biggest players in HR technology up to these days? Surprise, surprise: They're trying to outdo one another.
Workforce Strategy Lacking Among Most Employers
By Katie Kuehner-Hebert
A new survey finds many organizations either lacking -- or struggling to implement -- a workforce strategy. Experts say HR professionals must be willing to expand their thinking about what it takes to develop their talent pipeline.
Coming to Terms
By David Shadovitz
Gartner's Thomas Otter will explain to those attending this year's HR Technology® Conference why they shouldn't "go it alone" in negotiating a SaaS HCM contract, whatever its scope.
Timco Services Inc., of Lafayette, La., has selected Weston, Fla.-based Ultimate Software's UltiPro Workplace human capital management software for HR, payroll and talent management.
The Talent Storm
Surviving in the global marketplace will mean embracing where technology has taken us and shattering the myths that HR and talent-management experts have relied on up until now.
Emerging Issues in Talent Management
Talent management will continue to be a major theme at the 15th Annual HR Technology® Conference & Exposition.