Feb 16 2016

2016 HR Technology Trends Wrap Up

With fifteen years of the 21st century now in the past, HR is poised to benefit from emerging technologies more than ever before. Innovations in the field of HR technology are likely to spawn a steady uptake in adoption rates in 2016 and beyond. Here are some tech trends making splashes this year.

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Jan 06 2016

Your CEO Hasn't Decided to Use HR Software Yet. Now What?

You're an HR manager and you know that the right HR software can streamline your workload. This is important because it seems as if every year, new responsibilities are added onto the already full plate of the HR professional.

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Oct 27 2015

HR Cloud Launches New Engagement Platform at HR Tech

HR Cloud drew the attention of HR Tech attendees with the release of its new Engagement Platform. Hundreds of demos were conducted at the HR Cloud booth, and HR pros flocked to the Demo Hall to see HR Cloud’s presentation.

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Aug 11 2015

HR Cloud Featured on The Tim Sackett Project

Tim Sackett has nothing but good things to say in his review of HR Cloud in his blog series T3 – Talent Tech Tuesday.

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Aug 05 2015

HR Cloud Demos New HR Software at Giants Game

HR Cloud hosted a highly attended event for Bay Area tech companies on July 27, filling up an executive suite at the San Francisco Giants game. HR pros who attended got a look at HR Cloud’s new HR software, and as a bonus, celebrated the Giants’ 4-2 win over the Brewers.

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Jul 29 2015

3 Huge Benefits of Building Virtual “Water Coolers”

One of the aims of any well-planned onboarding program is ensuring that new hires forge connections with existing employees. This paves the way for effective working relationships. It also, in a very human way, reinforces the company culture, as current employees will demonstrate the values, beliefs, and behaviors embedded within the organization. Here’s how you can make sure employees develop lasting connections when they start their new job.

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Jul 14 2015

Can HR Software Really Change Company Culture?

HR software brings about change. It changes HR processes. It changes the way HR looks at data. And it changes procedures for employees. But can software impact culture? And can it change culture for the better?

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Jul 06 2015

HR Cloud Launches New HR Software at SHRM 15

SHRM 15 was one of the best conferences yet for HR Cloud. In general, attendees said the new HR software apps rocked. And reaction to the new booth design was stellar.

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Jun 23 2015

HR Cloud Set to Release New Apps at SHRM 15

Adding to its portfolio of HR software, HR Cloud is launching several awesome new apps at SHRM 15, including Directory, Social, Benefits, Assets, Time Off, and Offboard.

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Jun 10 2015

Your CEO Wants HR Software. Now What? Your Guide to Moving Forward.

Great news! As an HR pro you’ve presented your business case to company top dogs and got the go-ahead for a new HR technology solution. Or perhaps the CEO identified a business need and asked you to find an HR solution.

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May 19 2015

HR Software. Will Technology Swallow Up HR?

Is software about to eat HR? The question, raised in a LinkedIn forum, was in reference to to Marc Andreesen’s iconic comment, “Software is eating the world.”Andreessen said that not only are more and more businesses being run on software but entire industries are being disrupted by software. So what about human resources? Is software, and all the “disruption” it brings, about to swallow up HR?

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May 05 2015

How HR Can Be the Driver of the SaaS Mindset

Do you know why HR is moving to the cloud? Well, research is showing us that the reasons include the ability to “boost innovation, increase flexibility, and control costs.”

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Apr 21 2015

HR Cloud Launches Company Directory

HR Cloud announces the release of Company Directory, the latest addition to its suite of cloud apps. Company Directory, a true team-building app, gives employees a fun and easy way to store important information about colleagues, discover shared interests, and build relationships. Employees can display their profile picture, contact information, and share who they are. Team members can also use the employee search to easily find colleagues in the directory.

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Apr 14 2015

How to Build Culture in a Telecommuting Environment

Nearly 3% of the US workforce telecommutes. That might not sound like much but telework grew a whopping 80% from 2005 to 2012. Whoa! As the number of telecommuting employees grows, how has that that affected your company culture?

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Feb 03 2015

What is the HR Blogosphere Saying About 2015 HR Trends?

As 2015 kicked off we were advised, via multiple sources, which HR trends to pay attention to during the year. So what’s on the horizon you ask? What have the pundits and prognosticators highlighted as HR trends? If you’ve had the time over the past month perhaps you’ve read a number of these predictions. If, however, you’re looking for a quick recap from what’s on the web and in the HR blogosphere, here are three main trends that have been discussed in multiple corners.

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Jan 27 2015

HR Technology Trends: How to Evaluate Employee Experience

HR technology has improved significantly in the last several years, providing organizations with solutions that are designed to streamline HR processes and make teams more efficient by focusing on engagement and collaboration, all while improving the user experience. Think clean, simple, easy to use solutions that employees grade as an A+.

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Jan 20 2015

How Would You Define HR in 2015?

It seems that every other week we are bombarded by articles denouncing HR, predicting the demise of HR, or reminding us that HR is doomed. Sometimes the authors take that route because, let’s face it, it makes for an enticing headline and leads to lots of clicks. While I don’t believe that HR is heading towards full-out extinction, it IS time for a radical reimagining of what human resources stands for, which requires a transformation of the profession as well as the adoption of a new mindset by human resources practitioners.

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Dec 23 2014

Three Keys to Selecting a Solid HR Technology Solution

Research has shown that companies are planning to greatly increase their HR technology investment in the coming year. The focus is shifting away from reducing cost and moving towards increased efficiency to which technology is key. This is likely why the 2014 HR Technology conference saw more expo hall visitors this year, searching for answers and engaging in discussions around their specific goals.

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Dec 16 2014

How to Work With IT to Implement a Killer HR Tech Solution

I recently read an article defining the term “behavioral IT” as outlined by IT professional, Prem Kamble. He defines behavioral IT as the “behavioral aspects of IT driven transitions, particularly the stage of implementation when there is maximum people involvement and also maximum impact due to behavior, traits and fears of people.” And he further points out:

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Dec 14 2014

10 Ways The Cloud Improves HR Processes

The cloud is here and that is a good thing for HR professionals. The difficulty is that it forces HR to wade into a new technology—and that takes time. This white paper helps HR quickly get on track by exploring 10 reasons that are driving the decision to move HR processes onto the cloud.

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Oct 27 2014

Vote for HR Cloud's Onboard Video for "Video of the Day"

HR Cloud’s new video about the benefits of its Onboard software has been nominated as Video of the Day by VOTD. You can help make the video a VOTD winner by casting your vote!

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Sep 24 2014

The Neglected Child of HR Technology Evals: The User

Choosing a new HCM solution requires that an HR team go through several stages, including review of products, demos, sales and negotiations and, ultimately, once a solution is chosen, the implementation process. It’s critical; however, that HR professionals never lose sight of the needs, desires, and capabilities of the myriad end-users in their organization—the people who will be accessing the tech solution on a daily basis.

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Jul 29 2014
Jul 01 2014

HR Cloud Answers Your Technology Questions at SHRM14

Entering the SHRM14 expo hall last week was a bit overwhelming and exciting—so many HR vendors to visit and so little time. I spoke with many vendors, and was also interested in hearing the game plans of attendees and their goals for visiting the expo. Yes, the swag and giveaways are always fun, but many attendees were on a mission, as if they were at a pre-holiday sale looking for the best deals. Attendees planned ahead and mapped out booth visits. After all, understanding how to evaluate the best system for your organization is critical. We all know we need the technology, but where do we start?

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Apr 09 2014

Creating Value-added HR

With so many transactional activities to keep HR busy, it can be difficult to know if we are actually having an impact on the business. Transactional activities alone do not add value unless they are integrated into organizational goals. Whatever we as HR professionals spend time on, whether recruiting efforts, customer service, or product innovation, it must demonstrate value.

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Feb 28 2014

Moving HR from Transactional to Transformative

If the primary focus of your HR department is company resources, you’re missing out not only on opportunities to impact the people of your organization, but also the business.

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Feb 20 2014

Nailing the Video Interview

Can video interviewing get the job done? Is it a platform you can trust to provide you with the information you need to make the best hiring decision?

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Dec 10 2013

Got Your Measuring Stick? Use Data Wisely.

We live in a world where everything is rated and measured and often shared via social media. However, as this practice of data sharing increases how can HR ensure they don’t over measure?

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Oct 30 2013

3 Keys to Preventing Privacy Breaches

I’ve been working in HR for a long time now. Privacy is key to so many things we do. Not only in HR, but in our organizations. This has been drilled into my brain since my early years working in human resource information systems (HRIS). I was responsible for entering all salary increases, severance information, next review dates, performance review ratings, and the list goes on. I had to be on my toes and be aware of the data I entered, who I shared it with, and how I tracked the data. It was confidential. Period.

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