Digital HRHR TechnologyHRD Tech Roundup – May 20th 2019

HRD Tech Roundup - May 20th 2019

It's all about revitalising the employee experience this week, as Kronos HCM introduce a new suite to enhance and engage your workforce, Ceridian transform Christian Aid employees' working lives, and Visier make their diversity and inclusion efforts more transparent than ever before.

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

It’s all about revitalising the employee experience this week, as Kronos HCM introduce a new suite to enhance and engage your workforce, Ceridian transform Christian Aid employees’ working lives, and Visier make their diversity and inclusion efforts more transparent than ever before.

So what’s been happening?

Key Players Announcements:

  • SAP has unveiled three SAP Qualtrics solutions to enhance current HR platforms into enterprise-wide systems of action. The SAP Qualtrics Employee Engagement solution enables HR leaders and managers to drive effective measures in real time to attract, develop and retain talent. It analyses open text responses and predicts the nature of engagement and impact drivers within an organisation (via HR Technologist).
  • Kronos HCM has implemented a unified HCM suite to prioritize daily moments to enhance the work experience of employees. With the implementation of a unified HCM suite, Kronos customers can improve payroll accuracy, efficiency, and data visibility while moderating compliance risk and developing a highly engaged workforce (via Business Wire).
  • Ceridian has announced that Christian Aid will use its cloud-based platform Dayforce to integrate all aspects of their employee lifecycle around the globe. Dayforce will help Christian Aid employees to record their time without being physically present in one location, and enable managers to communicate with their colleagues in multiple languages through the message centre (via Financial Post).

More HRD Tech News:

  • Vancouver-headquartered workforce solutions provider Visier has initiated a new feature called Visier People that offers the latest visibility into the diversity and inclusion efforts of the company. It is an SaaS-based solution that recognises opportunities and risks to help HR and business leaders to form strategies that will help deliver organizational goals (via HCM Technology Report).
  • XcelHR has introduced a more powerful HRIS system, XcelHR Connect, to enable employers to manage payroll, onboarding, benefits enrolment and more. XcelHR Connect will help business owners to make more informed decisions with access to key metrics, avoid making errors and save time by capturing employee information rapidly (via HR Technologist).
  • California-based AI technology company AllyO has partnered with recruitment firm Strio Consulting to deliver a new bi-directional Workday integration. Using Workday Studio, AllyO and Strio Consulting collaborated to reduce implementation time and enhance recruiting efficiency (via AP News).

HR Tech Influencer Spotlight:

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

Influencer of the week

David Green is a continuous source of illumination on all aspects of HR technology, gathering insights from across the world via his Twitter. We were hooked this week!

Tweet of the week

There was plenty of fascinating insight into the impact of people analytics from Mariya Barnes of Relativity HQ this week.

Quote of the week

“I think technology is important, but as an enabler, not because it’s the solution. I don’t care if people in my organization actually write the feedback in the system, for me the most important part is that they actually have the conversation. You can have technology and a calendar with events triggered to remind people, and maybe even to force them to have that conversation, but if you’re forcing people to have feedback conversations, then you haven’t achieved the right relationship with your people yet.” 

Ahead of his appearance at the HRD Summit EU, RAI Amsterdam June 19th-20th, Tom Schotkamp, Global Head Performance Management, ING, spoke to HRD Connect about embedding performance management throughout our lives, and the importance of a proper understanding of technology’s value and limitations.

Read the full interview here. 

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

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