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Anatomy of a Decision: GBS Worldwide Elects to Expand Use of PandoLogic Following Early Success

What You Need to Know It’s a fact well-established that today’s job market looks very different from that of the pre-COVID-19 era. Naturally, talent acquisition practices have had to evolve just as dramatically. The teams responsible for finding and hiring qualified applicants to fill open roles have seen the challenges of their own jobs changing at a rapid pace, forcing innovation from the host of vendors vying for the opportunity to support them in their work. A large concentration of this has emerged in the realm of artificial intelligence. 3Sixty Insights has written previously about the ways in which sudden and widespread adoption of remote work practices has altered the workforce, breaking down geographical barriers and opening up the possibilities for both employers and employees […]

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Market Alert: Cornerstone’s Acquisition of EdCast Creates First Mature End-To-End Future-Of-Work Learning Suite From a Single Vendor

What Happened In mid-March 2022, corporate learning solutions vendor Cornerstone announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire EdCast, provider of a learning experience platform. Once the acquisition is complete, as a result, the industry’s first mature end-to-end learning suite will be available from a single vendor. Background Following a long stint as a publicly traded company, Cornerstone returned to private ownership in late 2021, this time under the auspices of the private equity firm Clearlake Capital Group L.P. With this development for Cornerstone comes the flexibility and agility to compete in a crowded market for corporate learning technology and products. The acquisition of EdCast is evidence.   Download the full 3Sixty Insights Market Alert:

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Market Alert: Visier Launches People Cloud to Deliver Actionable Workforce Insights to Frontline Managers

What Happened In early March 2022, Visier announced the launch of People Cloud. Powered by the vendor’s cloud-based, artificial intelligence–underpinned people analytics platform, Visier People Cloud is a hub that aggregates and combines people-related, work, and operational data from across an organization. Processing and analyzing this continuously updating dataset, Visier People Cloud pushes the results, as actionable insights, directly to managers and executives. Context Combined data from the far-flung, multiple corners of the enterprise presents much potential value to decision-makers. Unleash AI on it, and you have a recipe to mine deep insights into internal (and external) trends, helping leaders guide their companies in the right directions. From the perspective of HCM, analytics of these origins and of this caliber become far more dynamic, of […]

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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Michael Spataro, Chief Delivery Officer for Legion

For this, the latest episode of the 3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat video podcast, our guest was Michael Spataro, chief delivery officer for Legion, a provider of advanced technologies for workforce management (WFM). Michael and I enjoyed a wide-ranging, at once practical and philosophical discussion of organizations’ relationship with their hourly workforce in the retail and service industries. Legion’s software excels in helping employers in these industries support a strong, positive employee experience for their hourly staff. In the summer of 2020, Legion published a report sharing the findings of a survey the vendor conducted. Respondents comprised about 500 wage and hourly employees and approximately the same number of managers, all in retail and the service industries. An top-line breakdown of the many findings is available in […]

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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat: Informing Artificial Intelligence

For this episode of the #HRTechChat video podcast, AbilityMap CEO and Co-Founder Mike Erlin and Mike Bollinger, vice president of strategic initiatives at Cornerstone OnDemand, joined me to discuss a crucially important area of focus: at this still-early stage of its development, helping to ensure that we inform artificial intelligence with the best human-centric data possible. After all, most of us would like to think that the behavior of AI, as it grows eventually to an exceptionally high level of sophistication and begins to take over higher-level decision-making, will continue to reflect what we hold dear as “humanness.” Another way of putting this is to say human empathy is critical to the development of AI. And, in an irony that was lost on none of […]

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3Sixty Insights #HRTechChat with Caitlin MacGregor, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Plum.io

For this episode of #HRTechChat, our guest was Caitlin MacGregor, chief executive officer and co-founder of Plum.io. As readers of the 3Sixty Insights blog know, we are convinced that there is a critical link in human capital management between artificial intelligence and psychometrics, and this critical link needs a cacophony of advocacy. The idea is that fast-developing AI for the world of work runs a risk — a huge one, actually — of failing to account for the most important, necessary aspects of humanness. That is, unless we intercede immediately and in a big way. If we don’t, the prospects for humans in the future of work might not be too good. To be clear, I am hopeful. Caitlin and I went into some depth […]

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Market Alert: With Acquisition of TrenData HR, isolved Equips Users of People Cloud to Navigate Both the Near and Distant Future of Work

What Happened In mid-July 2021, isolved announced the acquisition of predictive people analytics platform TrenData HR. Applying predictive artificial intelligence (AI) models to produce visual insights pertaining to an organization’s workforce, the TrenData platform draws on external data sources and aggregates them with information from internal systems. The addition of TrenData to isolved People Cloud brings enterprise-grade analytics to the small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) that comprise a majority of isolved’s customers. Background Predictive people analytics have grown in sophistication for several years now. Meanwhile, their availability to SMBs in a practical, fully integrated sense has been slow to develop. It’s not that these capabilities have been outright unavailable. It’s just that the number of non-enterprise-grade full-suite HCM solutions that have included high-caliber, highly usable […]

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