AI recruiting

My robot said you’ve got great leadership credentials: recruiting in the age of AI

Recruiting is hard. Recruiting great leaders is even harder. Managers are arguably one of, if not the most integral function within an enterprise, and therefore investing the time and resources into finding the right talent is essential. According to a Deloitte survey, 81 percent of respondents named talent acquisition the most important challenge last year. […]

Workday business caddie

Workday TV spot turns Phil Mickelson into a caddie-cum-CEO whisperer

His nickname on the golf course may be “Lefty,” but in a TV commercial for cloud-based financial and HR application provider Workday, Phil Mickelson has been cast as a busy CEO’s right-hand man. ‘Business Caddie’ also includes Andy Buckley, known for his work on The Office and Jurassic World, in which the leader of a […]

Kudos peer recognition

Kudos uses social applications to extend mindfulness across employee peer groups

Employers may be encouraging staff to develop mindfulness on an individual level, but a startup called Kudos is offering a more communal approach with software to let peers recognize each other’s accomplishments and drive employee engagement. Kudos offers an application where employees, managers and business leaders can send thank-you notifications, celebrate notable events with awards, […]

Harmony@Work diversity inclusion

Harmony@Work wants to help companies pay better attention to (and change) the way they tackle diversity, equity and inclusion

B2B organizations are used to segmenting customers and personalizing their messaging, but a new organization called Harmony@Work is offering a way to ensure they are also recognizing differences in terms of diversity, equity and inclusion in how they communicate both internally and externally. A division of Toronto-based training provider Harmony Movement, Harmony@Work will offer workshops […]

Street Wisdom Curiosity Inc.

Curiosity Inc. helps companies move innovation forward by bringing Street Wisdom to North America

While the majority of organizations may pursue innovation by having teams brainstorm in windowless conference centers and boardrooms, Curiosity Inc. is bringing a form of facilitated workshops called Street Wisdom from its roots in the U.K. to organizations across North America. Curiosity Inc. will officially launch Street Wisdom through what it calls a “taster” session […]

human cloud

How the ‘human cloud’ is starting to change the way enterprise firms develop their contingent workforce

Consultants and contractors have been part of large organizations for years, but these will soon be joined by the “human cloud” of contingent workers sourced through a variety of online channels and marketplaces, according to Staffing Industry Analysts. Speaking at the HR Professional Industry Association (HRPA) conference in Toronto last week, Staffing Industry Analysts senior […]

WCT

Women in technology report shows major work needed around flexibility, resources and measurement

She was having a tough time at home. It had gotten so bad she hasn’t slept well in nearly a month. At work, though, no one noticed — or cared. While the headlines are filled with stories of sexual harassment and other inappropriate behavior, a new report from Women In Communications & Technology (WCT) suggests […]

Steelcase

Microsoft and Steelcase join forces to demonstrate the most creative workspaces imaginable

Start in the “Maker Commons,” where you can hang out on slim sofa-type benches and manipulate white board sketches on a large screen. Then, when it’s time to hunker down and work on your own, head for “the Brody” — a self-contained pod that looks similar to what you might get in first class on […]

Spotify

5 Spotify playlists to help sales and marketing teams create the perfect soundtrack for 2018

The day after New Year’s is typically when the music stops and the back-to-work monotony begins.  Hopefully you’re coming back to your desk feeling refreshed after at least a few days off from work, but even then, getting back into the groove, so to speak, can be difficult. That’s where Spotify’s playlists come in.  If you […]

employee productivity

7 Ways to Accurately Measure Employee Productivity

If you haven’t checked your employees’ productivity yet, you could be seriously damaging your business. Measuring employee productivity is just as important as measuring your finances. If you fail to keep track of your employees’ ability to meet goals and tasks, there’s a good chance your business can go downhill fast. Admit it. It’s the […]

toxic company culture

Without Definition, Toxic Company Cultures Flourish

Investopedia defines a corporate culture as its beliefs and behaviors that determine how a company’s employees and management interact and handle outside business transactions. They say it can develop organically over time from the cumulative traits of the people the company hires. Too often, however, a corporate culture becomes implied and not expressly defined, leading to interpretation and conflict. […]

artificial intelligence

Receptiviti.ai, Integrate.ai Want to Help Firms Study the Emotional Needs of Consumers and Staff

Artificial intelligence is being used by many companies to do a better job of marketing an selling products and services, but firms like Receptiviti.ai and Integrate.ai are suggesting the same technology could help firms better understand the emotional issues among their customers and even their own employees. Speaking in a panel discussion at the Elevate […]

onboarding in sharepoint

Recruitment and Onboarding in SharePoint: Do All Stakeholders Win?

Recruitment and onboarding often define how successful and productive the future relationship between employers and newcomers will be. SharePoint can help make both processes be successful by giving benefits to all the involved participants. Pivotal for the entire employee lifecycle in an organization, recruitment and onboarding bring a lot of challenges to HR departments. When […]

employee advocates

Survey: Only 27% Act as Employee Advocates on Social Media

Companies that want their employees to act as their advocates on social media need to have clear policies, a consistent approach and possibly even financial incentives, according to new research. The Marketing Advisory Network report, which was based on a survey of close to 500 professionals this past spring, showed that only 27 per cent […]