Digital HRHR TechnologyHRD Tech Roundup – April 5th 2019

HRD Tech Roundup - April 5th 2019

Ceridian transform payroll in Australia, Workday go big in South Africa, and a new California-based startup promises to gamify hiring, training and retaining talent.

Welcome to the HRD Tech Roundup – your one-stop update of everything happening in the world of HR Technology.

It’s all about HR Tech around the world this week, as Ceridian transform payroll in Australia, Workday go big in South Africa, and a new California-based startup promises to gamify hiring, training and retaining talent.

So what’s been happening?

Key Players Announcements:

  • Ceridian are set to transform HR down under with the launch of Dayforce Payroll in Australia. The HCM provider will allow Australian companies to better engage their workforce while driving efficiency, productivity and accuracy with the full Dayforce platform. Commenting on the launch, Ceridian’s CEO, David Gossip, said, “We see significant opportunity in the Australian market, and this launch represents a milestone in our global expansion strategy” (via Business Wire).
  • Following Workday South Africa’s country manager Zuko Mdwaba’s claim that the company is “going big in Africa” last year, the cloud-based enterprise software company has announced that Absa went live with Workday’s HCM deployment this week. Absa are Workday’s second customer to go live in South Africa since opening their office there in 2018 (via IT Web).
  • Edenred has rolled out a new suite of digital platforms to deliver rewards, recognition and employee benefits. The UK-based company’s new digital suite keeps the user at the core and will give HR, marketing, customer service and sales teams the tools to enable consistent improvements in employee engagement, sales performance, customer acquisition and loyalty (via HR Technologist).

More HR Tech News:

  • BenefitFocus is planning to expand its platform with new AI capabilities and productivity features. The expansion includes a fully-deployed, all-new advanced AI engine, BenefitSAIGE, which will support world-class data interchange and automation enhancements, and powers deeper platform insights and communications (via HR Technologist).
  • Alight has announced completion of its acquisition of Wipro‘s Workday and Cornerstone OnDemand. Chris Michalak, CEO of Alight Solutions, commented that the acquisition “positions Alight to take advantage of the growing market for these services” (via PR Newswire).
  • Glassdoor has announced that it will open a new software operation centre in Chicago. The new office will be home to Glassdoor’s first teams outside of San Francisco, and will focus on recruiting innovation, including building Glassdoor recruiting products (via HR Technologist).

New HR Tech Spotlight:

  • ImmersionOne has announced plans to launch a new startup that will focus on helping companies struggling with recruiting and retaining talent. The California-based startup will initially launch an AI gamification platform to help organizations hire, train and retain talent. The game interface will be based on algorithms and principles that screen employees to find the best fit for the job, and is intended to make the recruitment process more enjoyable and informative (via HR Technologist).

Tech Founder Interview:

Talent is increasingly becoming the major competitive advantage in the marketplace and a driver of bottom-line success. If HR is the business of attracting and retaining top-notch talent, having a highly-competent suite of HR technologies is key to scaling those capabilities.”

HRD Connect sat down for a conversation with Erik Van Der Vlist, Co-Founder of Speakap, about how tech is transforming the future of talent. Read the full interview here.

HR Tech Influencer Spotlight:

Who’s been causing a stir in HR Tech this week?

Influencer of the week

Tom Haak has been sharing an array of excellent insights this week, both inspirational and practical, on everything from upcoming HR trends to the future of workforce analytics.

Tweet of the week

People Analytics is the No.1 HR skill of the future, according to fantastic insight shared by Soumyasanto Sen:

Quote of the week

A digital leader does two things: they focus on the experience of the employee, and they bring their organization along with them in terms of skills, capabilities and engagement. Leaders need to evolve themselves and create a purpose for their organization.”

Addie van Rooij, Vice President People Operations, L&D Services, M&A Services and Labour Relations, Hewlett Packard Enterprises, speaking to HRD Connect about the future of digital HR ahead of his appearance at the HRD Summit EU at the RAI Amsterdam, June 19th-20th.

That’s all for this week. Join the conversation below.

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