Category: Technology

It’s hard to talk HR at all today without talking HR Technology. From your ATS to your HRIS we’ve got all of your tech acronyms covered in this category.

The Perils and Potential of Advanced Speech Technology

Advances in speech technology may provide a key tool in the training toolbox, particularly as applied to just-in-time training to quickly address emergent and growing skills gaps. The modern economy in the developed world is highly dynamic and extremely integrated—even after recent shocks to the globalization system like the COVID-19 pandemic and the Russian invasion […]

Does Your HR Department Have a Virus Toolkit?

The COVID-19 pandemic has taken companies on an extreme 2-year-long roller coaster ride that forced many HR departments to deal with a series of highly challenging events that were unprecedented in recent history. As 2022 has brought some normality back to operations, it is now an ideal time for HR to build on these experiences. […]

Steps to Take Before Installing Video Surveillance at Work

Question:         We plan to install security cameras in the production area of our nonunion food packaging facility because of an increase in damaged product and safety incidents. Can we post signs at all entrances stating surveillance cameras are in use, or do we need to have each employee sign a waiver? Answer:   Generally, you may monitor […]

4 Technologies to Ease the Work of L&D Pros in 2022

The demand for learning and development (L&D) specialists has almost doubled around the world during 2021, immensely increasing pressure and reducing time for personal learning to a minimum, says LinkedIn’s 2022 Workplace Learning report. L&D experts questioned for the report mentioned technology use as one of the key areas they need to improve to overcome […]

How VR Can Help Bridge the Experience Gap in Employee Training

There’s often a chicken-and-egg problem with employee recruitment and training. Employers almost always want to hire someone with experience, but while some candidates might have the experience from a previous role, others are actually hoping to gain that experience from the job they’re applying for, but they need the experience to get the job. Many […]

To Zoom, or Not to Zoom? That is the Question 

There is a hot debate raging in our business ethos. As the pandemic seemingly winds down (fingers crossed), many companies are flirting with the idea of returning to the office. This has proven controversial, and companies are tackling this in a variety of ways. The “work from home” camp fires off a proverbial volley of […]

Using Artificial Intelligence Hiring Tools May Lead to Disability Discrimination

Employers using artificial intelligence (AI) to evaluate job applicants and employees may run afoul of laws prohibiting discrimination against people with disabilities, the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently warned. If your business is relying on that increasingly common technology, be sure it isn’t having a disparate impact […]

Can the Metaverse Elevate Your Leadership? It’s Up to Your Voice

Some leaders who were adept at running in-office meetings pre-COVID have found holding effective videoconferences in the remote working world to be a whole different animal. There are new fundamentals to master. Communication approaches that worked in a formal physical setting, like a nicely appointed room with an oak table and a dry-erase board, haven’t […]

The Great Cybersecurity Resignation? Why Stressed-Out Cybersecurity Pros Are Considering Quitting

Nearly half (45%) of cybersecurity professionals have considered quitting the industry due to stress, with the primary issues being an unrelenting threat from ransomware and the expectations to always be on call or available, according to a new report. The Voice of SecOps Report, the third annual study from cybersecurity company, Deep Instinct, analyzed feedback […]

Work from Phone: An Office in the Palm of Our Hands

The ideal work environment is mobile—not just on-the-go, work-from-anywhere mobile but also via mobile devices. According to a recent survey of over 1,200 U.S. adults, more than 1 in 5 would like to perform all work from their phone in the future. In fact, 1 in 4 Americans never want to go back to an office again. This tracks […]