January 13, 2021
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Innovation in HR Technology
A digital vaccine certificate can be an additional way for workers to verify their vaccination status, but such technology might not be available before most COVID-19 vaccinations take place, Patrick Thibodeau writes. One way of supporting such certificates could be through major HR and workplace technology platforms, such as Salesforce or SAP SuccessFactors.
Full Story: TechTarget (1/12) 
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Social Recruiting
Large corporations, universities and health care groups have embraced remote interviews and remote work during the pandemic, according to a survey, and expect further developments in areas such as chatbots, candidate screening and all-in-one platforms. Some resistance remains to remote work, with more than 35% of hiring managers desiring to hire local candidates.
Full Story: TechRepublic (1/7) 
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Engagement Technology
Chemical manufacturer Henkel and unnamed US manufacturers are among industrial companies using wrist-worn devices from Kinexon that help track worker movements and ensure social distancing. The wristbands emit ultra-broadband signals and issue a warning when wearers are within six feet of each other for more than five seconds.
Full Story: The New York Times (1/12) 
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Employers will need to invest in new technologies to ensure they're keeping employees engaged, studies suggest, but the personal touch will be imperative in virtual work environments. "Technology doesn't take the place of a supervisor or a manager reaching out via a phone call or sending even just a small thank-you note," says Julie Schweber of the Society for Human Resource Management.
Full Story: Society for Human Resource Management (tiered subscription model) (1/12) 
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Workforce Data
With global data expected to quadruple in the next five years, next-generation processes will be necessary to analyze it for actionable business uses, writes Lenovo executive Christopher Cooper. The answer, Cooper contends, is to marry big data with high-performance computing, which creates challenges.
Full Story: Gulf News (United Arab Emirates) (1/12) 
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Use people analytics to gain insight into employees' interactions and collaborations, write Workhuman CEO Eric Mosley and Senior Vice President Derek Irvine. "Typical administrative applications and HRIS systems may make old routines more efficient, but they don't change the way people interact, collaborate, innovate and create in this newly agile way of working," they write.
Full Story: SHRM's Executive Network Blog (1/7) 
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HR Learning Technology
Learning programs can be aligned with IT skill-building for better, quicker results, suggests IDC Vice President Cushing Anderson. "At Uber Freight, L&D works closely with leadership teams in IT, business operations, marketing and other business units to make sure that we are informed about upcoming changes," says learning and development leader Amy Contreras.
Full Story: Society for Human Resource Management (tiered subscription model) (1/12) 
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IHRIM News
Start the new year off right, looking ahead at emerging HR technology trends that will change how you think about 2021, with Stacey Harris and Susan Richards from Sapient Insights Group. Learn more and register.
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