Salesforce Further Infiltrates HCM with Acquisition of Slack

Enter a highly infectious virus. To slow its spread, institute widespread lock-down orders. In tandem, order office employees to work from home and staff usually in the field to embrace unfamiliar, hybrid onsite-offsite schedules. Mix in a healthy dose of confusion to accompany this massive disruption to the heretofore expected way of doing things. Before 2020, collaboration tech was already the functionality all the cool companies had. It has suddenly become the must-have for just about any company as we approach 2021. Most nooks and crannies of the business could use effective applications for collaboration right now. Employees, customers, partners, prospects and other stakeholders need efficient, effective means, stat, to communicate, cooperate and coordinate. But end-to-end systems for the entire enterprise or silos of it are a pesky challenge when it comes to adding new functionality to them. So are long-in-the-tooth tech stacks. The more technically inclined might disagree here or, conversely, identify additional root causes impeding vendors’ agility in expanding their products’ capabilities organically — in this case, into collaboration functionality. Suffice it to say, however, that the sophisticated technology needed for the level of collaboration businesses now need isn’t exactly easy to develop. Easier is for vendors to […]

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HCM Technology Report – Roundup: Udacity Makes Money; SmartRecruiters Buys Jobpal

Limeade said Larry Colagiovanni became chief technology officer, responsible for evelopment and technical strategy. He joined Limeade as vice president of R&D in April. Before that, he was VP of marketing technology and general manager of eBay Seattle. High-volume video recruiting and branding platform Heroes Jobs said Daniel Sullivan will join the company as vice president of sales and client success. He’s held positions at Monster and Professional Diversity Network. Brent Skinner joined 3Sixty Insights as director and principal analyst of its HCM research practice. Most recently, he was a principal in Cornerstone OnDemand’s Global Thought Leadership & Advisory Services. Jill Jones joined CrossCountry Consulting to head the firm’s Workday practice. Most recently, she worked at KPMG as a managing director leading sales, alliance and project teams. Financial services firm Alera Group named Brian Parker as vice president of employee benefits technology & services. Previously, he was a strategic advisor at Businessolver. Continue Reading Here.

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HR.com – HCM is to RCM what HR is to accounting

HR.com guest article by 3Sixty Insights Director & Principal Analyst Brent Skinner: Anyone who went into HCM to empower people should welcome robots as competition for humans in the workplace. It’s the swift kick this profession needs, frankly, to leave the antiseptic idea of capital management behind and help humans develop themselves for the jobs robots won’t be able to do anytime soon, if ever: Continue Reading Here.

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