Digital HRHR TechnologyHRD Tech Roundup – April 26th 2019

HRD Tech Roundup - April 26th 2019

It's all about change this week, as People First tackle workplace harassment with new software, LinkedIn retire their Job Search app, and Vaporware transform the hiring process.

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

It’s all about change this week, as People First tackle workplace harassment with new software, LinkedIn retire their Job Search app, and Vaporware transform the hiring process.

So what’s been happening?

Key Players Announcements:

  • Cornerstone OnDemand is offering a free trial of PiiQ Learning by Cornerstone to small businesses, to help them develop an engaged workforce to drive higher performance and productivity. The free trial provides access to a searchable course library with more than 1,500 courses on topics ranging from compliance to technical and soft skills training (via Business Wire).
  • LinkedIn are set to retire their standalone Job Search app in May. Instead, the California-based business and employment services operator will fold their Job Search function into their core app (via HCM Technology Report).
  • People First has launched new software that transforms the process of reporting workplace harassment. The software uses visible workflow, automatic escalation, and a high-level, anonymized summary of a company’s harassment statistics that are published to public websites to create accountability for better workplace culture (via HR Technologist).

More HRD Tech News:

  • Eskalera has launched a new human-focused, AI-powered human capital management platform. The HCM platform combines evidence-based findings on implicit bias, AI and machine learning to help companies forge inclusive culture as a source of competitive advantage (via Business Wire).
  • Vaporware has announced the release of Scoutr, a web app that ranks and presents best-matched candidates to hiring teams. Scoutr is designed to reduce time-to-hire and can offer same-day interviews (via TecHR Series).
  • Unify Square has launched a set of management tools to improve employee experience. The expanded version of PowerSuite will comprehensively address meetings, chats, videos and calls with a single cross-platform tool (via HR Technologist).

HR Tech Influencer Spotlight:

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

Influencer of the week

There was fascinating, forward-thinking and truly informative data and insight from Tom Haak this week.

Tweet of the week

A prescient look at the power of AI, and its impact on the future of work from Soumyasanto Sen.

Quote of the week

“All in all, the success of AI boils down to whether it is built to produce fair, objective results. In order for it to do so, recruiters need to periodically evaluate the data that’s being fed to AI along with the results it produces to ensure there’s no bias.” 

Kay Cooper, Managing Director, RPO, EMEA, Korn Ferry, discusses how we can make artificial intelligence more intelligent. Read more here.

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

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