Digital HRHR TechnologyHRD Tech Roundup – April 12th 2019

HRD Tech Roundup - April 12th 2019

It's all about collaboration this week, as LinkedIn and Glint team up to create a competency marketplace for managers, Slack becomes much easier to use with Microsoft 365, and IBM adopt AI-backed software to predict when you're going to quit with startling accuracy.

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

It’s all about collaboration this week, as LinkedIn and Glint team up to create a competency marketplace for managers, Slack becomes much easier to use with Microsoft 365, and IBM adopt AI-backed software to predict when you’re going to quit with startling accuracy.

So what’s been happening?

Key Players Announcements:

  • Following LinkedIn‘s acquisition of Glint in 2018, the company is looking to build and establish a competency marketplace for managers that will empower employers to focus on manager development and enterprise advancement. The new marketplace will feature a GPS for managers to monitor and improve their own performance, specifically with regard to employee engagement (via Forbes).
  • Slack has announced its integration with Microsoft Office 365 services. The collaboration allows for deeper integration between the messaging service and Office apps and files, including the ability to preview office files directly in Slack, with further additions to follow (via The Verge).
  • Cornerstone OnDemand has set a date to announce its financial results for the first quarter of 2019. The cloud-based HCM software provider will release the information on Tuesday May 7 2019, shortly after the market closes, and will follow the announcement with a conference call on the same day (via BusinessWire).

More HRD Tech News:

  • IBM‘s AI-backed ‘predictive attrition’ software can now predict when employees will leave their job with 95% accuracy, according to a statement from IBM’s CEO, Ginni Rometty, at the Work Talent and Human Resources Summit in New York. Rometty also revealed that IBM has been able to preempt employees on the cusp of leaving their roles, bolstering their recruitment rates and saving them $300 million (via Mail Online).
  • UK-based employment background checks provider ESS has announced its integration with Workday. With this integration, human resource professionals will be able to drive efficiencies, customize specific background screening packages, and reduce the time involved in recruiting processes (via PR.com).
  • Cielo has been named as the Leader of Everest Group’s 2019 Global Recruitment Process Outsourcing PEAK MatrixTM report. This is the seventh consecutive time the company has been placed in the top quadrant of providers in the talent acquisition industry (via PR Newswire).

HRD Tech Influencer Spotlight:

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

Influencer of the week

Sarah Brennan has been inspiring us to think about how we engage with our employees this week:

Tweet of the week

Fascinating insight into the future of HR automation via Andrew Spence:

Quote of the week

“Increasingly, organisations are hiring young, digitally savvy workers who are comfortable doing things themselves and sharing information in a transparent way. As these digital-savvy employees move into a role, they expect their employer to provide the tools to help support this. If an employer fails to provide this, those digital natives will be on the lookout for an employer who can.” 

Tim Waterton, VP of UK Business, M-Files, taking an incisive look at how organizations will build the digital environment of the future.

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

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