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May 16, 2018
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Bechtel deploys robots in HR
Bechtel is using a process called robotic process automation to increase HR productivity. "Bechtel is using RPA within the human resources function to reduce overhead cost, enhance employee experience, and improve compliance with corporate and statutory regulations," says Thomas Novosad, Bechtel manager of business services.
HR Daily Wire (5/9) 
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Technology shifts HR's work to focusing on people
The use of technology has created opportunities for HR to focus on people, with paperwork pushed to digital systems that rely on employee self-service. Bigge Crane and Rigging has advertised for an "HR concierge" position that focuses on employee onboarding and better training, says HR director Bill Maley.
Workforce online (5/9) 
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How Technology Supports Employee Engagement
Many organizations aren't sure how to leverage technology to optimize engagement and performance. In this on-demand webinar, learn about software tools that can be utilized to improve employee engagement, increase retention and drive better business performance. Learn More.
Social Recruiting
Blockchain could change hiring
Blockchain is poised to become the next buzzword for HR as companies look to it for improving the hiring process. "Blockchain decentralizes the internet, enables peer-to-peer business relationships without middlemen or commissions, and gives users ownership of their data," says Talao CEO Nicolas Muller.
HRM Asia (Singapore) (5/15) 
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Engagement Technology
For better retention, look to HR mobile apps
To reduce turnover and better engage workers who don't have a desk job, companies are turning to mobile HR apps for support. However, employees are not necessarily using all the functions provided by such apps, cautions Amy Gurchensky, a senior research analyst at NelsonHall.
TechTarget (free registration) (5/14) 
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How technology can improve employee onboarding
The most effective onboarding of new employees is personalized, some human resources experts say, but technology such as artificial intelligence and virtual reality can still play a role. Employers should choose the best technology based on their goals and implement a plan to measure outcomes, they advise.
HR Dive (5/14) 
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Workforce Data
Analytics programs need direction, clarity
Analytics programs often suffer from a lack of executive vision and strategy, as well as unclear roles and someone who can communicate the needs of the business to the analytics experts, write Oliver Fleming, Tim Fountaine, Nicolaus Henke and Tamim Saleh of McKinsey.
McKinsey (5/2018) 
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How Nestle keeps its people data consistent across geographies
Nestle global analytics chief Jordan Pettman helps the company track employee data consistently regardless of role or geography. "So for us, it's really about identifying the right data elements to measure; in order to to be an enabler for all the rest of what we do, to support the business as they make future-focused people decisions," he says.
HRM Asia (Singapore) (5/9) 
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HR Learning Technology
CLO: What learning programs need to offer
To meet the needs of the modern workforce, there are three characteristics that are critical to any learning program, writes Michael Martin, chief learning officer for Litmos by CallidusCloud. They should be ongoing, content-focused and available on demand.
Association for Talent Development (5/3) 
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IHRIM 2018 Talent Event: The Talent Management Revolution: Technology's Role in Organizational Success | July 9 and 10 | Cleveland
The two-day IHRIM 2018 Talent Event in July will introduce you to and answer your questions from technology's role in talent management to the future workforce and all the way through aligning your organization. This event focuses on the learning, workshops and communication surrounding the talent management revolution. Learn more and register now.
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IHRIM's HR Technology Selection Webinar Series: The New Rules for Selecting HR Technology | April 10 to June 26
This webinar series takes a deep dive into the new rules for selecting HR technology. This series will be held Tuesdays during April, May and June from noon to 1 p.m. Eastern and is free for both IHRIM members and nonmembers. Some of the series sessions include: "HR Technology Strategy," "Improving your HR Technology Market IQ for Selection and Evaluation" and the "5 Things You Shouldn't Overlook During Vendor Selection." Learn more and register today.
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