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June 21, 2017
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Innovation in HR Technology
Why HR technology should be user-friendly
HR should give employees reliable, easy-to-use HR technology that's accessible remotely, HR executives say. "I truly believe you can't provide a good customer experience if you can't provide good employee experience," said Yulia Chupina, deputy chairman of Sberbank's executive board.
Computer Weekly (U.K.) (6/14) 
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Benefits of talent management software
Talent management software can improve recruiting, training and employee retention, potentially paying for itself within a few years, writes Luke Marson. The systems offer cloud-based options, easy creation of reports and analytics, and a single source for obtaining information, he writes.
TechTarget (free registration) (6/15) 
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DISC Certification - SHRM & HRCI Accredited
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Social Recruiting
More companies using games for recruitment
Jaguar Land Rover is one of the latest employers to use digital games and puzzles to test job applicants' skills. The apps are "very attractive in attracting candidates and keeping the short attention span of millennials," said Barbara Marder, senior partner at Mercer.
The New York Times (free-article access for SmartBrief readers) (6/19) 
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Using AI to recruit and hire
Artificial intelligence has potential for the entire recruiting and hiring process, writes Laura Mather, whether in writing job descriptions, reviewing resumes or creating interview questions.
ERE Media (6/20) 
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The Ultimate Guide to Employee Recognition
Want to learn how to create a meaningful strategy that will yield higher levels of employee retention and engagement? Read "The Ultimate Guide to Employee Recognition" to learn about the case for employee recognition, how to secure management buy in, how to create a recognition program road map and implement a program.
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Engagement Technology
How to get more out of your people data
To make better use of HR analytics, use tools that turn the data into relevant information and encourage company leaders to act on the results, writes John Boudreau. "To put HR data, measures, and analytics to work more effectively requires a more 'user-focused' perspective," he writes.
Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (6/16) 
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Companies use technology to drive wellness initiatives
Global Intermix gave employees Fitbit trackers as a holiday gift and then created monthly competitions for increasing sleep and activity. Zeus Legal Funding offers employees the MoodGYM program to boost mental health, and Intuit combines technology-driven health data with wellness coaches who interpret it and help employees make choices to improve their well-being.
Entrepreneur online (6/15) 
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Best ways for HR to use AI
Use technology and data to find the best talent, screen candidates and combat bias, writes Kevin Parker, CEO of HireVue. "AI will be not an automation of a high-touch function or a replacement for stellar HR organizations, but a critical tool in the arsenal of excellence for HR teams from here on out," he writes.
HR People + Strategy Blog (6/13) 
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IHRIM News
IHRIM webinar July 12: Maneuvering Your Cloud Deployment
The C-suite approved the big bucks to deploy a new HR cloud solution. They were promised efficiency, transparency, and analytics. How do you guarantee you can deliver on those promises? From his new book, "Maneuvering Your Cloud Deployment," James Lehman will share lessons learned from multiple Workday deployments. He will talk about steps to take when planning a cloud deployment, strategies to apply to deliver results and how to achieve organizational transformation with your cloud deployment. Register today.
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IHRIM members webinar July 19: Exploring Top 5 Emerging Technologies for HR
Are you responsible for your organization's HR technology investments? Do you look at the future of HR technology and wonder where you should focus your attention? Join Stacey Harris, vice president of research and analytics, and Erin Spencer, research consultant, as they walk through the top five emerging technology trends for HR organizations. In this fourth installment of our Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey Quarterly Insights, we will discuss these emerging technology areas. Read more and register today.
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