Talent and HR News Weekly Roundup: Technology Trends in HR

There are new technologies popping up every day in the HR space, it's hard to keep track of what's actually worthwhile. This week's talent and HR news weekly roundup features technology trends in HR from a variety of sources. Check them out and let us know what you're seeing out there too. 

1) The Hot HR Technology Trends Of 2014 from Forbes

"The Information Services Group III, a leading technology insights, market intelligence and advisory services company, recently conducted the ‘Industry Trends in Human Resources Technology and Service Delivery Survey’. Released in February 2014, the survey presents findings, which, while not surprising, should be top of mind for leaders and talent managers everywhere. The survey points to three benefits companies expect to realize from investments in HR tech (quoting from the report): an improved user and candidate experience, access to ongoing innovation and best practices to support the business, and speed of implementation to increase the value of technology to the organization."

2) Does Cloud-based HR Boost Performance? Three Companies Report Back from SAP

"It’s not big news that top performing human resources (HR) organizations are replacing spreadsheets and reams of paperwork with cloud-based software. But where’s the evidence that these new technologies are actually saving time or making people more productive? Three HR leaders from companies in different industries recently shared their experiences with cloud-based HR technology during a panel discussion at SAPPHIRE NOW, SAP’s annual customer event."

3) How Social Media Content Hurts Job Seekers from SHRM

"Looking for a job? You might want to rethink what you’re posting on social media and delete those photos of your arrest warrant, the Bigfoot snaps you took and your boasts of driving drunk without getting caught. The number of employers passing on job applicants because of the candidates’ social media content continues to rise, from 34 percent in 2012 to more than half of 2,138 employers surveyed in February and March 2014. Harris Poll conducted the national online survey for CareerBuilder."

4) HR technology: It isn’t like your college stereo anymore from Nashville Business Journal

"Remember what your stereo looked like from way back when? You had a Pioneer receiver, JVC cassette deck, Onkyo DVD player and Jenson speakers – or some variety thereof – all sitting on shag carpet, some construct of 2 by 12s or milk cartons. Now fast forward and look at the HR technology you have in place today. Does it look similar? This technology for that, that technology for this or just a lot of fragmented pieces serving various roles. Like our old stereos, there was a time when unbundling technology was okay. However, today is not that time. On the off-chance that you do not have HR technology, you definitely need to keep reading. Let’s be honest anyway. Don’t you wish you had that whiz-bang SaaS based HR system that is fully integrated, seamless, easy-to-use, solves your child’s Calculus problems and paints houses on the weekends to pay for itself? Well you can – at least some of it."

5) The Hot HR Technology Trends of 2014 from Blog Talk Radio

"Employee engagement and recognition, company culture, cloud computing, HR data management, talent analytics and integrated HR and talent acquisition and management systems continue to be hot trends in the HR tech space, not to mention social collaboration and video (from recruitment to onboarding to core talent management). And a better user experience to boot is what it’s all about today. There’s a renaissance of new edge applications improving recruiting, learning and talent engagement, and HR buyers are more sophisticated that ever before."

Lexi Gordon is a Lead Consultant for exaqueo, a workforce consultancy that helps startups and high-growth companies build their cultures, employer brands and talent strategies. Contact exaqueo to learn more about how we can help you build a workforce that’s aligned with your company culture and develop an employer brand that will allow your business to scale the right way. 

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