January 19, 2022
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Innovation in HR Technology
HR IT specialists can help companies better retain and develop employees by increasing the focus on employee experience, whether it's mapping "moments that matter" in employees' careers, working with IT or enhancing the skill sets of HRIT staffers, says Dion Love of Gartner. By contrast, many HRIT departments are "communicating primarily about system updates, such as new requirements for a payroll system," Love says.
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Mobile apps for recruitment, training, employee engagement and routine matters could play a bigger role in HR operations over the next five years. "[Apps are] meant to automate things that can be automated so that we can focus on the stuff that makes an even bigger impact on your day to day," says Kim Rohrer, interim head of people at Oyster.
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Social Recruiting
SeekOut, a startup artificial intelligence-based recruiting platform, raised $115 million in a Series C funding round that gave it a valuation topping $1.2 billion. The company will use the capital to develop new software products.
Full Story: VentureBeat (1/12),  GeekWire (1/12) 
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Engagement Technology
McDonald's has emphasized better communication and the front-line employee experience in its technology investments during the pandemic, says Dave Burchfield, director of people strategy. "We recently partnered with Amazon Alexa where people can actually do voice commands to apply for a job in McDonald's," Burchfield says.
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Compt is a platform that enables companies to offer stipends for a variety of perks across categories including learning and development, health and fitness, family and remote work. "Offering this diversity of benefits can help a company better align its mission, vision, values and goals," says CEO Amy Spurling.
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HR Learning Technology
Digital learning at work is becoming synonymous with employee education, allowing for continual reskilling, says Skillsoft Chief People Officer Kristi Hummel. Skillsoft's digital learning platform, Percipio, is under regular development and is available to employees' families, Hummel says.
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Digital learning management systems can be used with hybrid and remote workers to prevent silos, reduce the number of workplace apps being used and to provide connection and growth opportunities, writes Ramesh Ramani, CEO of LMS provider ExpertusONE. "For companies with large workforces and multiple people within a given department, an LMS platform is the perfect place to house vital information so that employees can access it on their own time," Ramani writes.
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