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March 22, 2017
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Data analytics playing bigger role in benefits plans
More employers are using data analytics and application program interfaces to develop health and benefits plans, says Jamie Hawkins, president and CEO of Benefit Technology Resources. "We are seeing employers really trying to harness data that they've had and has been siloed in the past," says Hawkins. (3/17) 
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Never cut, paste, or inspect workbooks again!
"I had been looking for a product for years that could move our excel-based comp sheets online and my prayers were answered! CompXL has met all of our needs and quite frankly might be the most-exciting single product I use as an HR professional." Carrie Barth, HR Director, Hargray Communications. Schedule a Demo Today
Social Recruiting
Kimberly-Clark campaign engages young job candidates
Kimberly-Clark's Original Thinkers social media campaign is aimed at millennials and includes a quiz about candidates' thinking styles. The company is seeing a 24% conversion rate in terms of quiz-takers who then explore job opportunities.
MediaPost Communications (3/19) 
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How technology is transforming talent recruitment
Technology is sparking changes in how organizations recruit and hire talent, in part, by creating an international pool of talent along with flexible working arrangements, some human resources experts say. Technology also is helping to eliminate some of the unconscious bias present in most hiring decisions, they say. (3/15) 
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Data: Nearly a third of job offers get rejected
Data collected by recruiting software provider Lever show 32% of screened job candidates make it to the interview phase, while 31% reject offers. The study looked at more than 600 small and medium-sized businesses.
Workforce online (3/20) 
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Engagement Technology
Make life easier for employees
Employers can make the work experience easier for employees by ensuring HR information is readily accessible and allowing workers to interact with HR on mobile devices, writes Jen Stroud of ServiceNow. "Is it easy for employees to take care of their basic HR needs and be productive in their jobs?" she writes.
HR People + Strategy Blog (3/17) 
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Workforce Data
Why you should analyze retention, turnover rates
The key to understanding why employees stay or leave lies in your data, according to this analysis. "All else being equal, healthy internal promo rates, coupled with low turnover, basically tell you that the organization as a whole should be functioning smoothly and efficiently," HR expert Paul Falcone says.
SHRM Online (3/21) 
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HR Learning Technology
Experience API provides learning, performance insight
Experience API, or xAPI, which allows learning and performance data to be shared across platforms, gives HR a better idea of how training activities are supporting performance, say Megan Torrance and Rob Houck, authors of "Making Sense of xAPI."
Association for Talent Development (3/17) 
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I SPY GEN-Y: How to Leverage Technology to Attract & Retain Millennials!
More than 1 in 3 workers today are millennials (Generation Y), and last year they surpassed Generation X to become the largest share of the workforce. By 2020, millennials will form 50% of your workforce and 75% by 2025. Admad Noordin will educate you about what differentiates millennials from other generational workers and how you can leverage technology to not only attract and hire the best millennial workers but more importantly, how you can continue to keep them engaged and retained. Don't miss this 2017 IHRIM Conference session.
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Trust, predictive behavorial analytics and business transformations
Successful leaders strive to cultivate a sense of belonging, to foster camaraderie and collaboration, and to engage employees in a shared sense of mission. Stephen Scott discusses the history of trust as the central driver behind all cooperative efforts, and offers insights into what this says about building successful organizations. He will help you understand why trust dynamics are central to high performing workplaces and how "predictive behavioral analytics" offers a new means of generating critical insights into those dynamics, tying them to specific business interests and outcomes. Register for the 2017 IHRIM Conference today.
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