Using HR Tech to Meet the Challenges of COVID-19

Apr 22, 2020 10:58:51 AM / by HR Tech posted in HR Technology, HR professionals, covid-19, coronavirus


As workforces around the world adjust to the changes being ushered in by the coronavirus pandemic, technology will likely be more important than ever.

At IBM, the company’s investments in online learning and collaboration tools are paying off, says CHRO Diane Gherson. Employees are using the tools to aid other employees in addition to getting their own work done. 

“Every minute, I’ve been getting messages about employees assisting each other on these platforms,” says Gherson, HRE’s 2018 HR Executive of the Year. IBMers have created pages of resources on topics ranging from technical advice to taking care of toddlers while working. “It’s been incredible, this rallying around. It’s led to a community that people can go to for help when they have specific questions.”

Even when the bulk of IBM’s workforce returns to the office (as at many organizations, a number of IBMers have continued their on-site work), health and safety will be paramount, says Gherson.

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Catching up with Pitchfest winner Ben Brooks of Pilot

Apr 14, 2020 9:30:00 AM / by HR Tech posted in HR Tech Talk, HR Technology, Pitchfest, startups, HR professionals, HR Tech StartUp, Ben Brooks


Six months ago, the HR technology community was preparing to make its annual pilgrimage to Las Vegas for the HR Technology Conference & Exposition®. And CEO and founder Ben Brooks of Pilot was polishing his pitch for PitchfestRead more.

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Averbook: Coronavirus is ‘biggest opportunity in our careers’

Mar 26, 2020 1:20:23 PM / by Select HR Tech posted in HR Tech Talk, HR Technology, HR professionals, Future of Work, Jason Averbook


Jason Averbook frequently asks HR leaders what year it feels like inside their companies — and most typically give a year sometime in the last two decades. That divide has become even more apparent with the coronavirus pandemic.

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Jason Averbook: Navigating the NOW of Work

Mar 23, 2020 2:00:00 PM / by Select HR Tech posted in HR Tech Talk, HR Technology, HR professionals, Future of Work, Jason Averbook


It seems silly now to talk about the “future of work.” There’s only one thing to talk about: the “now of work.”

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HR Tech 2020: Be More Successful with the HR Digital Transformation

Feb 20, 2020 10:51:47 AM / by HR Tech posted in hr tech, Steve Boese, HR professionals, hr technology experts, HR Tech Theme, HR Tech 2020, Digital Transformation


What defines HR tech success to you? Is it finally having the right software to screen applicants efficiently? Is it having your entire onboarding process automated? Is it having access to your workforce analytics to help you make better decisions? Or is it something greater than just one concept?

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HR Technology Q & A with Jonathan Kestenbaum of Talent Tech Labs

Sep 8, 2016 7:21:12 AM / by Mary Kaylor posted in technology, Employee Experience, artificial intelligence, customer attrition, HR, hr tech, HR Technology, recruitment, work-life-balance, HR professionals, HR Tech Conference


Executive Director of Talent Tech Labs Jonathan Kestenbaum shares his perspective on how technology is impacting the HR profession today — and his predictions for the future.

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