HR technology

Zenefits Fined $7 Million By California Regulators

Zenefits, the freemium HR administration platform for small businesses, has been fined $7 million in a settlement reached with California’s insurance department. It’s the largest penalty so far assessed against the software startup, and one of the largest penalties ever levied by California insurance regulators. The state’s insurance department said half the penalty…

CompareMatch – HR Tech Discovery Made Simple.

“I am really excited to announce a formal partnership between ERE Media and CompareMatch. For the majority of us in the recruiting industry it has been a historically frustrating exercise to determine which piece of HR Technology is better than the next and can effectively solve our needs. Michael Marlatt, the brains behind…

CompareMatch – HR Tech Discovery Made Simple.

“I am really excited to announce a formal partnership between ERE Media and CompareMatch. For the majority of us in the recruiting industry it has been a historically frustrating exercise to determine which piece of HR Technology is better than the next and can effectively solve our needs. Michael Marlatt, the brains behind…

Turn to Your Employees For Your Talent Marketing Program

Big ideas like “crowdsourcing,” “analytics,” and “transparency” start out as exciting, but nebulous concepts. Wait a few years and they go from being exciting to being just the obvious way to get work done. Here’s one case that I think captures how the world has changed. NextWave Hire is an employment marketing technology…

Too Many Tools Are Killing Your Recruiting Effort

You’ve heard of this concept of the inverted-u curve, right? It’s fairly straightforward. In the beginning, you have nothing or very little. As you increase the resources you begin to become more effective. Eventually, as you add more resources you’ll actually reach maximum potential. In the attempt to go even higher, you keep…

An Emerging Trend For HR’s Data: Analytics-as-a-Service

The current trend is for companies to build in-house departments staffed with data scientists to do advanced analytics. However, this is probably only an option for large, sophisticated firms. It’s not news that companies might go to a consultant for help with analytics, what is really interesting is how technology vendors are being…

Technology Can Make Onboarding a Welcoming Experience

According to Aberdeen Group’s 2014 research, only 32% of companies have a formal onboarding process in place. With so much depending on the success of newcomers’ induction – work efficiency, job satisfaction, and ultimately, staff retention — why is the figure so low? Perhaps, the answer is in the organizational complexity of onboarding….

Zenefits Launches A New All-in-One Platform You Should See

Right about now in a San Francisco hotel, Zenefits is unveiling its reimagined, redesigned HR platform for the SMB market. From what I saw during the briefing the company conducted last week, the new version is a winner in every way. Z2, as the company calls it, is, to borrow a description from…

Customer Focus: Creating Memorable Moments for HCM Technology Clients

Many of us reading this attended the 2016 HR Technology Conference and Exposition, which was held in Chicago last week. There were hundreds of vendors showcasing their products and thousands of attendees walking the expo floor. Being a former analyst, I immediately noticed two things – two themes, in fact, that have been…

It’s Your Job to Keep Company Data Safe So Talk to IT

Terminating employees is never a fun task for HR, but it’s sometimes a necessary function that must be handled properly. Ensuring the organization’s sensitive information remains secure even as internal personnel are let go is a vital part of that function and one that puts HR on the front lines of data privacy…

Using References As a Screening Tool

The big challenge in recruiting is getting high quality information so that one can accurately match a candidate to a job. One potentially underutilized source of good information is references. Most companies use reference checking towards the end of the recruiting process and often it’s mainly to ensure there isn’t some derailer they’ve…

How to Ensure Your Shared Service Center Delivers On the Promise

It’s Sunday night in a dimly lit regional office. Major presentation is due Monday morning to senior management on the recent changes to corporate HR policies. The majority of the new initiatives are bound to create ripples among the local workforce, especially, in terms of shrinking career advancement opportunities on foreign postings and…

Get That Seat at the Table Using Metrics to Look Forward

Over the years, human resources has been bumped down lower and lower on the influencer list in organizations, and losing what seats professionals ever had at the executive table. This shift has been largely caused by HR’s increasing focus on operational tasks. Consequently, HR is seen as a support group rather than a…