At SAPPHIRE, the SAP company, SuccessFactors, announced a series of new upgrades as part of its human capital management (HCM) offering. Aiming at businesses that want to go beyond basic human resources (HR) functionality, SuccessFactors also enhanced its talent management tools. Read the rest of this entry »
Kronos Incorporated and SuccessFactors, an SAP company, have partnered to combine SuccessFactors’ cloud and talent management technologies with Kronos’ workforce management capabilities.
Together Kronos and SuccessFactors will be able to support labor rules and pay policies stemming from Kronos Workforce Central, which focuses on time and labor tracking, advanced scheduling, analytics, and complex absence management. Also, talent management will be ensured by SuccessFactors’ extended capabilities for compensation, learning, onboarding, and performance and goals. Read the rest of this entry »
In an effort to help organizations tackle the new requirements of the Affordable Care Act (ACA), ADP has launched a Health Care Reform section on ADP.com while Kronos has released an eBook, Navigating the Affordable Care Act: An Employer’s Guide to Managing Costs and Compliance in an ACA World.
New challenges presented by the ACA may affect the following: Read the rest of this entry »
E-learning vendor Relias Learning has announced the acquisition of Care2Learn from VectorLearning. Relias Learning specializes in developing e-learning solutions for the senior care industry in North America. Through the acquisition, Relias Learning is aiming to expand its Silverchair Learning Systems with Care2Learn’s capabilities to support learning needs for long-term and post-acute care providers and professionals.
Initiated by veteran caregivers, Care2Learn has been used by more than 500,000 healthcare professionals to develop their skills and renew their professional certifications. Read the rest of this entry »
Serendipity, in addition to actual qualifications and experience, plays a major role in a job search. Indeed, scoring an interview increases one’s chances of impressing (or not) a potential employer. But how do you win that face time? Candidates struggle to distinguish themselves, while recruiting managers wade through the hundreds of cut-and-dried resumes they receive each day.
In the interest of “giving serendipity a nudge,” JobProx is a novel smartphone app that connects recruiters and employers with job seekers when they are near each other physically—putting a face on the endless stream of digital resumes. Using the app’s proximity feature, job seekers and recruiters or hiring managers are alerted when they’re nearby one another. Read the rest of this entry »
I must admit that I was pleasantly surprised by the energy and mood permeating the Saba People 2013 event. I had expected a somber mood in light of the founder and chief executive officer (CEO) Bobby Yazdani’s ousting on Friday, on the very eve of the conference. Indeed, how often does a CEO (willingly or not) step down on the eve of an important annual user conference?
This issue was briefly addressed after the conference kickoff video featuring discussion clips by industry experts on the future of work (in tune with Saba’s white paper entitled “The New World of Work”). Namely, the diversity of today’s workforce—i.e., the different generations, ethnicities, geographies, motivations, expectations, and contributions—is changing the very fabric of organizations. At the same time, technological transformations—evident in the emergence of social, cloud, and mobile tools—are forging new relationships and creating business opportunities. Enterprises must adapt to these changing paradigms to be able to sustain and grow their business. Read the rest of this entry »
At its annual TotalConnections 2013 customer summit, SumTotal Systems LLC announced a new ambitious human capital management (HCM) platform called elixHR, a virtual single source of truth for an organization’s human resources (HR) data. With elixHR, companies will be able to extend and link disparate HR information and processes, as well as external enterprise systems and information, to access comprehensive employee data, processes, and analytics. Read the rest of this entry »
Often I get asked the question why people refer to an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system as a true “enterprise resource planning” solution if it doesn’t entail human resources management (HRM)—after all, every organization needs to manage its people, its products and services, and its finances. It seems that open source manufacturing and distribution ERP provider xTuple aims to offer true ERP, having recently announced a new technology integration partnership with a popular open source HRM software, OrangeHRM. Read the rest of this entry »
One of the lesser talked about business divisions of Kronos Inc. is Montreal, Canada–based AD OPT, a provider of crew planning optimization solutions for the airline industry, which Kronos acquired in 2004. The company has been in this space for more than 25 years and its core focus is to deliver customized solutions for the tricky task of flight crew planning and scheduling for airlines whose aim is to increase operational efficiency.
Most recently, transavia.com, a Netherlands-based airline with services to leisure destinations as an independent part of the Air France-KLM group, selected the Altitude Rostering Footprint Generator application from Kronos AD OPT. The solution is expected to more fairly distribute work based on pre-defined equalization criteria and creating optimal monthly schedules for cockpit crew members.
Per Intuit’s most recent Small Business Employment Index, the employment rate is gradually improving. Intuit and LinkedIn have agreed to host the first “Hire Smart” event for small businesses looking to hire their first employees. This free event at Intuit’s HQ in Mountain View, California, is slated for April 27, 2013.
The human capital management (HCM) space is apparently becoming attractive and important to even upper mid-market vendors that have traditionally focused on manufacturing and distribution, and have mainly partnered for HCM capabilities. After Infor’s recent acquisition of Certpoint Systems for learning management (to add to its HCM portfolio that came from the merger with Lawson Software), Epicor announced general availability of its latest Epicor HCM version 5.7.1.
Stemming from the 2010 acquisition of Spectrum Human Resource Systems Corporation, Epicor HCM is a human resource information system (HRIS) that automates HR processes and enables companies to track, manage, and analyze employee data throughout the entire employee lifecycle. Epicor HCM currently covers the realms of recruiting, onboarding, learning & development, goals & objectives, and performance management.
The IBM Connect 2013 Opening General Session peeked into what the future will bring for IBM’s clients and partners. The company will launch a new suite for human resources (HR), and new versions of the IBM Connections social business platform and the Customer Experience Suite.
A series of applications meant to create collaborative work environments (i.e., community builder, video conferencing, activity streams, document sharing, whiteboard collaboration, etc.), will be central to the HR software solution. Read the rest of this entry »
Human capital management (HCM) software is traditionally understood as addressing human resource (HR) plus talent management business requirements. While HR software is now quite affordable and adopted by many businesses, a comprehensive HCM suite that includes talent management modules is not equally accessible. Talent management products are relatively new on the market. Some of them, especially niche solutions, carry high integration costs, and others are expensive due to the novelty of the technology that they employ. However, talent management is attractive for almost all businesses regardless of their size, industry, or workforce particularities. Read the rest of this entry »
Today, Vana Workforce introduced Vana HCM Release Update 9, developed on the Force.com platform. Available stand-alone or through integration with salesforce.com, Version 9 includes new human resources and talent management features delivered in the cloud and accessible via mobile devices. Read the rest of this entry »
Human capital management (HCM) solutions are relatively recent in the software for business market. Lately, several HCM solutions have been consolidated through acquisitions and mergers. For example, in recent months:
Prior to the consolidation wave occurring during the last few years, most HCM vendors were more or less niche vendors. In fact, the novelty of HCM solutions still permits the emergence of new niche vendors, a phenomenon that does not occur in more mature markets like ERP, where the appearance of brand-new niche vendors is rare. Read the rest of this entry »