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A Week in HR Tech – TecHR Round-up for 13th January 2020

A Week in HR Tech – TecHR Round-up for 6th January 2020

Last week, as companies started getting serious with their CCPA compliance, some major acquisitions and announcements were announced in HR Tech. This week’s news round-up brings to you snippets of some of the biggest stories from the week that went by, in addition to insights from renowned industry leaders. Have a look:



Workforce Management and HCM Solutions Provider Kronos Was Lauded by NelsonHall

With surging demand for both Kronos Workforce Ready and Workforce Dimensions HCM driven by exceptional user experience, industry-specific workforce management expertise, and a commitment to customer success, Kronos Incorporated was named a “Leader” and “Innovator” in the NelsonHall Next Generation Human Capital Management (HCM) Technology NEAT vendor evaluation.

Leading Collaboration Hub Slack Started Using Qualtrics CoreXM to Gain Deeper Business Insights

Qualtrics, a leader in customer experience and creator of the experience management category, announced that Slack Technologies, Inc., a leading global collaboration hub that makes people’s working lives simpler, has selected Qualtrics CoreXM™ to gain deeper insights into experiences that impact their business.

Payroll and HCM Solutions Provider Paylocity Unveiled W-4 Readiness Kit

Paylocity, a leading provider of cloud-based payroll and HCM software solutions, announced its W-4 Readiness Kit to help its clients ensure compliance with the Internal Revenue Service’s (IRS) new W-4, Employee’s Withholding Certificate.

HCM Software Provider Paycom Reflected on EY Findings, Announced Updated Data Entry and Task Figures

Professional services firm Ernst & Young (EY) found out that the average cost of a single manual data entry made by an HR professional increased from an average of $4.39 to $4.51. Paycom Software, Inc., a leading provider of comprehensive, cloud-based HCM software, announced updated data entry and task figures to its usage management analytics tool, Direct Data Exchange™ (DDX™), based on the latest findings by EY.

Randstad Sourceright Was Named No.1 Total Workforce Solutions Leader in HRO Today’s 2019 Baker’s Dozen Awards

Randstad Sourceright was ranked as the number one overall HR provider of total workforce solutions (TWS) by HRO Today’s Baker’s Dozen Customer Satisfaction Ratings: Total Workforce Solutions. Randstad Sourceright also placed first in the “Quality of Service Leaders” and “Breadth of Service Leaders” categories.

QnA with the Expert

How do you think HR executives and employers benefit from an automated approach to HSAs?

TecHR interview with Tom Torre - Bend Financial

“An automated approach to HSAs saves HR executives and employees considerable time and energy while boosting productivity significantly. It allows HR teams to spend more time with helping employees solve pressing problems because they are not inundated with HSA paperwork and processes. Furthermore, it helps employees better understand key issues critical to making an HSA plan successful, namely potential tax savings, eligible medical expenses, and other aspects to using the HSA account to its maximum benefit.”

Grab more excerpts from TecHR Interview with Tom Torre, CEO at Bend Financial


Research and Findings

94% of Working Parents Don’t Receive Child Care Benefits from Their Employers – Clutch Survey

The U.S. can be a notoriously difficult country to work in while raising children. The federal government mandates zero weeks of paid family leave, and a new survey found that 94% of working parents receive no child care benefits from their employer. As child care costs soar, what can businesses do to support their employees with children?

Private Sector Employment Increased by 202,000 Jobs in December – ADP Report

Private sector employment increased by 202,000 jobs from November to December according to the December ADP National Employment Report. The report, which is derived from ADP’s actual payroll data, measures the change in total nonfarm private employment each month on a seasonally-adjusted basis.

Top Job Search Trends For 2020 – Accountemps Survey

How can professionals stand out from the crowd and score a job this year? Accountemps found out that social networking and promoting an online portfolio or personal website are the top ways job seekers can get a leg up on the competition. Furthermore, more senior managers find cover letters very valuable.

From the team at TecHR Series

What Do You Think about These 3 HR and HR Tech Predictions for 2020?

Doug Dennerline, CEO of Betterworks and Tom Griffiths, CEO of Hone share their thoughts on what will shape HR and HR Tech in 2020.

AI Recruitment Start-up Talview Partnered With LinkedIn Talent Hub to Offer Video Interviewing Capabilities

Talview, an AI-powered video interviewing platform, announced its integration with LinkedIn’s Applicant Tracking System (ATS), Talent Hub. The latest addition to the platform provides companies with the option of conducting live interviews directly from Talent Hub.

On a lighter note…

Can't deny social media's role in recruitment!

Can’t deny social media’s role in recruitment!

Read More: A Week in HR Tech – TecHR Round-up for 6th January 2020

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Abhishek Upadhyay

Abhishek Upadhyay is a Content Marketer with an affinity and flair for writing. He has crafted blog articles and marketing collateral for both B2B and B2C campaigns in his career of over 7 years and served various industries covering IT, Mass Media, Manufacturing, e-Commerce, and Services. The world of HR Technology is of immense interest to him. A staunch supporter of the Harvard comma, Abhishek is often called a Grammar Nazi. Reach out to Abhishek for guest posts, interview opportunities, and sharing news pieces at
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