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February 26, 2020
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Innovation in HR Technology
A PwC survey says 74% of surveyed employers will spend more on HR technology in 2020. Acquiring and keeping talent is the top driver of technology decisions, the survey says.
Full Story: HCM Technology Report (2/25),  Human Resource Executive (2/20) 
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Payroll automation creates paychecks automatically, immediately transfers money to the payroll account and calculates each employee's taxes, writes Kiran Bajpai from SoftwareSuggest. "High-performing payroll software helps you maintain consistency in different departments, thus, keeping everyone on the same page," Bajpai writes.
Full Story: Employee Benefit News (free registration) (2/24) 
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Social Recruiting
Recruitment marketing videos can describe jobs by telling a story and be integrated with virtual reality, writes Chiradeep BasuMallick. "You can use several tools to create recruitment marketing videos, making it possible to get started even if you do not have video marketing skill sets within your organization," he writes.
Full Story: HR Technologist (2/21) 
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Engagement Technology
Use videoconferencing, email and other technology to onboard, train and engage remote workers, writes Exela Smart Office President Mark Fairchild. "As physical location becomes less relevant to business operations, digital communication and collaboration solutions will continue to grow more vital," he writes.
Full Story: Chief Executive online (2/20) 
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Workforce Data
Effective use of analytical data requires a layered approach that seeks to answer a specific question, a team that can interpret the data and the ability to formalize the process so everyone can understand it, writes Kevin Troyanos of Publicis Health. "In my view, this complexity is a large part of the reason so many organizations struggle to translate data-driven insight into business outcomes," he writes.
Full Story: Harvard Business Review online (tiered subscription model) (2/24) 
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Real-time analytics not only provides immediate insight on recruitment campaigns and human capital management, but also can recommend the next steps, HR technology leaders say. That said, analytics cannot substitute for strategy, and too complicated a process will also reduce engagement.
Full Story: TechTarget (free registration) (2/21) 
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Chief HR officers are becoming more confident in using analytics to predict which employees have leadership potential, writes Craig Wallace, management department head at Clemson University's College of Business. "True predictive analytics, like decision-tree modeling, can provide precise fit more than 90 percent of the time, while older methods might describe 15 percent of performance (that leaves a lot of room for guesswork)," he writes.
Full Story: HR People + Strategy Blog (2/18) 
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HR Learning Technology
Make online learning more engaging by providing short videos suitable for mobile devices and basing content on the audience, writes Jen Jackson, CEO of Everyday Massive. "It should allow people to learn, then implement that knowledge immediately," Jackson writes.
Full Story: Inside HR (Australia) (2/18) 
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This 5-part webinar series will look at an introduction to HR Technology, based on Sierra-Cedar's Annual HR Systems Survey Key Findings. Learn more and register.
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