HR Technology Highlights – HR Tech Daily Round-Up For 18-May-2022

Welcome to the HR Tech Roundup. We have gathered the top HR trends for 2021 with different HR categories like Employee Engagement, e-Learning, Training and Development, Employee wellness, Career Development and Artificial Intelligence.

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Pantene and 2SLGBTQ+ Organizations Unite to Encourage Allyship and Inclusivity in the Canadian Workplace

As many Canadians head back to offices for the first time in two years, Pantene has partnered with 2SLGBTQ+ organizations, including Pride at Work Canada and Dresscode Project (DCP), to encourage support and allyship in the workplace for the third chapter of its #HairHasNoGender campaign.The latest #HairHasNoGender initiative, which highlights the role of hair in identity and expression, was inspired by research revealing 53% of 2SLGBTQ+ feel the need to hide their identities at work*, and that fewer than 0.3% of Fortune 500 board directors were openly 2SLGBTQ+ in 2020**.Pantene champions the 2SLGBTQ+ community through education, allyship and storytelling from members of the community. The past two #HairHasNoGender initiatives spotlighted more than 15 members of the 2SLGBTQ+ community sharing their individual stories to highlight the power hair has had on their own personal journeys and the importance of support from loved ones.

Isolved Debuts Conversational Virtual Assistant For HR Answers And Assistance Wherever And Whenever Employees Need Them

Conversational virtual assistants (VA) are becoming a standard means for how people now interact with technology, delivering much simpler, easier ways to access information and services. In a recent survey, 71 percent of full-time employees said they were willing to use a conversational VA to accomplish human resource (HR) tasks. As a key part of delivering the very best employee experience, isolved is announcing the next major addition to its intelligently connected human capital management (HCM) platform by launching an intuitive conversational artificial intelligence (AI) based chatbot initially for Microsoft Teams and planned for other collaboration and messaging apps where employees work together.Available as a part of isolved People Cloud employees can use the conversational VA to ask questions, get answers and complete everyday HR tasks without needing to wait on their HR help desk or even log in to their HCM platform. This high level of accessibility means employees can quickly get up-to-date information for such things as reviewing time-off balance or benefits – all without the employee leaving the work tech app they are already in.

Whil And Castlight Health Join Forces To Provide Leading Employers With Better Access To Wellbeing Support

Whil, A Rethink Division, a leader in employee wellbeing, announced today that it will be teaming up with Castlight Health, a leader in connected healthcare navigation.Whil, currently used by 30% of the Fortune 100 and millions of employees worldwide, is now the only holistic platform to support the “Whole Employee” with the world’s largest library of on-demand, evidenced-based content which is comprised of over 9,000 video and audio sessions, articles, and exercises for its members. Castlight is at the forefront of helping employees and their families navigate the complex healthcare system by providing a world-class digital platform and a team of clinical and benefits experts that help members connect with the right programs and care at the right time.Whil is integrating its behavioral health platform into Castlight’s Ecosystem of innovative digital health solutions, which will enable employers and employees alike to benefit from Whil’s extensive catalog of personal, professional, and parental wellbeing digital trainings and resources. This collaboration positions both Whil and Castlight to better meet the increasing demand from employers to support employee wellbeing from a more holistic perspective.

CENTEGIX Partners With Make Our Schools Safe To Drive Adoption Of Mobile Panic Buttons In Schools Nationwide

CENTEGIX, a company that creates safer spaces by innovating to empower and protect people, announces that it has partnered with Make Our Schools Safe (MOSS) to drive the adoption of mobile panic solutions in schools nationwide.MOSS was founded by Lori and Ilan Alhadeff, who lost their 14-year-old daughter, Alyssa, to the brutal shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, in 2018. “MOSS is dedicated to driving and guiding best practices in school safety. Our mission is to empower students and staff to help create and maintain a culture of safety and vigilance,” said Lori Alhadeff.Lori Alhadeff has also championed Alyssa’s Law, legislation requiring schools to have silent panic alarms directly linked to law enforcement. “The shooting at Parkland brought to light changes needed in school safety. In an emergency, time equals life, and mobile panic buttons empower staff to get help quickly with immediate notification to 911 for quicker response times,” said Alhadeff.

DevOps Institute Announces ‘Upskilling IT 2022’ Report

DevOps Institute, a global professional association for advancing the human elements of DevOps,  announced the release of the “Upskilling IT 2022” report. In its fourth year, Upskilling IT examines DevOps upskilling and recruiting trends at enterprise IT organizations of all sizes worldwide. Additionally, the report identifies must-have IT skill capabilities in the modern DevOps landscape.For the first time, the report now offers four versions, the Global Report, Americas Regional Report, EMEA Regional Report and APAC Regional Report. To generate the report, 2,476 survey respondents in 120 countries provided more than 58,000 data points. “Strong human skills like collaboration, communication, and social adeptness remain essential to the DevOps journey,” said Jayne Groll, CEO of DevOps Institute. “In 2022, upskilling is as much an individual endeavor as it is an organizational responsibility. IT professionals ultimately control and manage their own upskilling journeys – and recruiting trends show that building critical skill sets is a worthy personal investment. The Upskilling IT Report offers deep insights into which skill capabilities are the most important to pursue  – including essential human skills.”Research and data analysis for Upskilling IT 2022 was led by DevOps Institute’s Chief Research Officer, Eveline Oehrlich, with support from Platinum Sponsors GitLab and Prisma Cloud by Palo Alto Networks, Gold Sponsor Rancher, and supporters Cycloid, DDLS, The Linux Foundation, LLPA, LPI, Narada Code, NTUC Learning Hub, Service Desk Institute, and Taub Solutions.

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