October 2022 Blog Posts (127)

Benefits of Customer Communications Management Software

Whenever talking to customers is involved, there is customer service.

Many see customer service as a means for resolving issues. In fact, this task goes hand in hand with product recommendations, guiding users through the assortment of products or features and meeting their expectations. 

Customer service isn’t limited to a customer support team. The customer-centric approach proves effective in all spheres of a company’s life, be it sales or employee…

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Workday Acquires VNDLY, a Workforce Management Startup, for Approx. $510m

Workday has acquired VNDLY, an external workforce management startup, for approximately $510 million, primarily made up of cash, subject to change.

Workday is one of the leading vendors in the market for companies to manage their finance,…

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What Do a Police Force and an HR Team Have in Common?

Last weekend, as I was scrolling through Twitter, I stumbled upon a post about the Peelian principles by Sir Robert Peel. For the uninitiated, these principles summarize the ideas that define an ethical police force and are commonly known as policing by consent in countries like the UK, Canada, New Zealand, and Australia. 

As I was reading through the…

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Advantage Club Raises $5m to Expand and Evolve into a Single Global Platform for Employee Engagement and Financial Wellness

Advantage Club, an Indian HR Tech startup specializing in employee engagement and financial wellness, has raised nearly $5M in Pre-Series A funding from Y Combinator, Jetty Ventures, Earlsfield Capital, SMC Advisors, Kunal Shah, and others.

The Gurugram-based startup plans to use this money to expand its operations globally and further invest in AI and machine learning to develop its product…

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COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates: Updates from an Expert

As the world is starting to get a grip on COVID-19, companies are already making efforts towards a form of normalcy. However, moving forward in today’s global climate means having to consider implementing vaccine mandates. Employment attorney …

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What Is Human Resource Development?

Human resource development is a methodology of enhancing the skills, knowledge, experience, and talents of employees in a company or organization. Human resource development is a broad term that involves several activities, such as proper training, performance improvement, talent/career development, coaching, mentoring, and succession planning.

In any professional or personal setting, there are periods of stagnancy that need to be addressed. When it comes to a professional…

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How to Be Great at Leveraging People Analytics?

Royal Dutch Shell, also commonly known as Shell, is an Anglo-Dutch multinational oil and gas company headquartered in The Hague in the Netherlands. In 2019, the organization decided to analyze their database of ideas that were generated by its 14,000 employees over the course of several years. 

The employees were then asked to play a few video games (yes, you read that right). However, these weren't your…

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HR Tech Startup Sense Raises $50m at a Valuation of $500m from Softbank Vision Fund 2 to Expand Internationally

HR Tech startup Sense, which helps some of the biggest recruiting agencies find and hire talent, raises $50 million in Series D funding at a valuation of $500 million from SoftBank's Vision Fund 2 to build new products and continue expanding internationally. 

The startup is rapidly growing and has added to the Series C funding it raised just six months ago. So…

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HR Tech Startups: Angel Investing 101

Investing in startups has been thelatest craze – with good reason. These are risky investments that can turn someone into a billionaire overnight. However, as more eyes are looking to invest in tech startups, many are hesitant to make a move. This can be due to fear or simply the lack of knowledge on where to start. Fortunately,…

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Temporary Staffing Startup Jobandtalent Raises $500m at a Valuation of $2.35 Billion to Develop and Expand Operations

Madrid-based temporary staffing startup Jobandtalent raised $500 million at a valuation of $2.35 billion in Series E funding led by Swedish investor Kinnevik AB. This round of funding is the largest ever for an HR Tech company in Europe, according to PitchBook.

The startup will use this new injection of funding to develop and expand its…

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Trusted Raises $149m from Greenspring Associates, Others, to Develop a New Workforce Management Tool

Trusted Inc., a startup focused on connecting nurses and other healthcare professionals with potential employers, raised $149 million in funding that will help the company to develop a new workforce management platform called “Works.”

The funding was led by a $94 million Series C investment from Greenspring Associates, the venture firm which was recently acquired by…

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RFP Playbook for Buying an ATS

Not that long ago, when the price of applicant tracking systems was tens or even hundreds of thousands of dollars, few human resources departments would decide what to buy without an RFP.

The RFP, or request for proposal, detailed the features, functionality and other requirements of the applicant tracking system the company wanted. Sent to the vendors being considered, the respondents described how their systems matched up with the RFP, enabling buyers to make apples-to-apples…

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What Is an Applicant Tracking System (ATS)?

The human resource world seems to be chock full of three-lettered acronyms: OKRs, KPIs, CRMs, CEMs, etc. (Check out our informative article on the difference between OKRs and KPIs by the way)

Yet another three-lettered acronym is the Applicant Tracking System (ATS). It’s one that has made such an impact on how we conduct our hiring practices…

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Starting Small with HR Tools

The best way to get good at something is to do it.  Sales people do mock calls dozens of times before they talk to a customer.  Navy SEALs "train like they fight" so they are prepared for the worst.



It might not be nearly as grave as going to war, but buying HR Tech can be quite daunting and full of as many pitfalls.



The HR professionals who are lucky enough to have been through a few HR Tech buying cycles have the scar tissue and learnings to be effective purchasers of…

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The 6 Best HR Books Every HR Professional Should Read

Anyone searching for the best HR books faces a mountain of “best of” lists. The challenge is knowing which really are the best human resources reads and which are simply lists of books about HR.

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Deel vs. Remote — Which Global Payroll and Compliance Solution Should You Choose?

Hiring talent from across the globe is complicated due to a number of reasons. It requires you to establish local entities in these countries to stay compliant with their local laws and recruiting legislation. Both Deel and …

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How to Find ‘The One’ in HR Tech

The famous quote "There are plenty of fish in the sea" isn't just applicable to dating apps — it holds just as true when buying HR Technology! 

Today, choosing the right HR tool is becoming increasingly challenging, with newer solutions hitting the market every other day. Organizations that pick wisely continue to scale their business and excel at…

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What Is Recruitment Operations?

There are many different understandings of recruitment operations, depending on each companies’ practices and their conceptions of what recruitment operations should cover. However, the one constant, broad definition of recruitment operations entails the processes, tools, and strategies to ensure recruitment departments are running as efficiently and effectively as possible, maximizing time, money, and talent to satisfy the needs of an organization. 

As a function, human resources…

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Employee Onboarding Checklist: The Ultimate 7-Step Guide – 2021

Finding the right candidate for your company can be a difficult task. So it only makes sense that you do your best to retain such an employee. According to research, up to 20% of new hires leave their jobs within the first 45 days of their employment. The reasons? Feelings of alienation, lack of clarity about the new role, no indication…

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How AI Is Changing HR

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are transforming human resources management in subtle and sometimes dramatic ways. With increasing speed, artificial intelligence is becoming a part of HR technology.

The largest employers are leading the way, investing in HR technology and tools to automate time-consuming HR functions, but small organizations are leveraging the power of artificial intelligence in ways they may not even realize.…

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