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The latest tools and apps for employee communication, video messaging, employee engagement, recruiting, onboarding, retention, and more.


Whether it’s used for recruiting, training or productivity, an element of fun helps get the job done, as these brief case studies illustrate. Mary Poppins would heartily approve.

The Man Who Made the Computer Age Possible

Intel’s Andy Grove pioneered high-stakes, high-speed, high-tech manufacturing — and breathed life into Moore’s Law.

Why have wealth management firms struggled to simplify the advisor and investor experience?

Machine learning algorithms are used to cater to learners and achieve better learning outcomes. But with this new technology comes a responsibility for learning leaders to actively engage in the decision-making process and safeguard the practice.

Most hiring managers and recruiters want accurate, online methods for assessing talent that are as short as possible. But is that always a good thing?

The Underlying Secret of How to Help People ‘Get Digital’

Laurence Smith, global head of digital transformation at SmartUp.io, argues that digital cannot be ‘taught’, it has to be ‘experienced’. Here’s what you can do.

As a small business owner, you have plenty of tasks on your to-do list. Going to the post office to mail packages is not one you should add to that list.

Is HR Obsolete?

It’s been more than two years since Japan’s SoftBank announced it would staff one of its mobile phone stores entirely by Pepper, a humanoid robot taking over pretty much all customer care functions. If humans are no longer needed to manage something like this, what role will human resources have in this new future and will it even be necessary?

The Truth About Digital Distraction in the Workplace

Workplace productivity has been a top issue for human resources professionals since the inception of work. Every organization strives to maximize the return on labor and minimize wasted hours. Technological advances have aided that pursuit in many ways, but they have also complicated an age-old problem.

If you’re tapped out of ideas, find fresh, relevant topics by diving into Google Trends, Feedly, Quora, and Answer the Public.

Google is slowly but surely tying together its vast and somewhat complicated web of mobile communication apps with an integration between its Google Assistant software and its Duo video calling app. As reported by Android Police today, you can now ask Google Assistant to initiate a video call for you with someone in your contact list, and it will do so by automatically kicking you over to Duo. If you don’t have Duo installed, Android Police notes that Assistant will use Hangouts instead.

The Five Biggest Headaches of Open Enrollment Communications

Some years are easier than others when it comes to updating the employee benefits your company offers but creating an effective open enrollment communications strategy is never easy. You need to weigh employee engagement and the impact that has on enrollment in the different plans, which impact costs to the company in myriad ways, and the snowball just keeps rolling and building until it bowls you over. So which headaches are the biggest?

3 Ways for Small Businesses to Track Employee Hours

As back-office functions go, tracking employee hours can sometimes get overlooked. This is especially true for many new businesses with small teams. But the issue of time theft, no matter how big your business, is anything but small.

HR leaders are often perceived by line managers and senior executives to deliver the most value when they are firefighting (a.k.a. dowsing “talent fires”).

Canadian businesses as a whole are thriving. But even though your organization may be doing well, you'll still need to adhere to the compensation management policies you've established. In the modern age, compensation management systems allow you to distribute and keep track of wages, benefits, overtime pay, bonuses, and more given to employees while allowing your business to continue to grow.

The HR Daily Advisor recently sat down with Erick Mott, Head of Communications of Reflektive at #Shrm2018 in Chicago. We discussed the future of the performance review in light of new research done at the behest of Reflektive.

5 Tried and Tested Tips to Keep Your Remote Team Engaged

The huge advantage of traditional in-office work is that employees are engaged. How do you promote shared interest and motivation when people are thousands of miles away from each other? There are five actionable tips on how to increase employee engagement that you can adopt starting today.

In this free downloadable guide, you’ll learn practical and affordable ways to use artificial intelligence to deliver messages and more to boost your own productivity and efficiency.

Mediacorp today (23 May) launched Young Creators Project, a talent development initiative to nurture and grow Singapore’s creative talent pool.

Whether you are examining your sales pipeline, the success of a marketing campaign, or employee retention, data and analytics are essential for business decision-making. Despite this, many companies still overlook people analytics when it comes to solving complex business problems.

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