HR Technology Highlights – HR Tech Daily Round-Up For 11-June-2021

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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Siemens Launches “Where The Jobs Are” Series To Highlight Open Positions And Career Pathways For The Next Generation Of Skilled Workers

At the 8th annual SelectUSA Investment Summit, Siemens announced the launch of its Where the Jobs Are 2021 series to highlight the company’s training and career opportunities across the country. With more than 2,000 job openings in the U.S., Siemens is investing in advanced workforce development, training, and apprenticeship programs, as well as deepening its commitment to economic, social and racial justice in the United States.

Amazon And National Safety Council Create First-Of-Its-Kind Partnership To Solve The Most Common Workplace Injury In The U.S.

Amazon and National Safety Council (NSC) announced a five-year partnership to invent new ways to prevent the largest category of workplace injuries in the U.S., musculoskeletal disorders (MSDs). Amazon and NSC have been working together for months on this first-of-its-kind collaboration.

Workhuman Survey Links Social Recognition To Psychological Safety

Psychological safety describes the feeling of being one’s whole self at work, taking risks and being vulnerable, without fear of negative consequences. A recent Workhuman survey of more than 3,000 U.S. workers found that only 26% felt psychologically safe during the pandemic and experienced higher levels of burnout, stress, and greater feelings of being lonely. The survey further revealed men experienced higher psychological safety than women, white employees experienced higher psychological safety than other ethnic groups, and working parents had the lowest psychological safety in comparison to employees who are not parents. According to a Gallup report, organizations that move towards creating psychological safety for its employees see a 30% reduction in turnover, 40% reduction in safety incidents and a 12% increase in productivity.

Eightfold AI Raises $220 Million Series E Funding Round Led By SoftBank Vision Fund 2

Eightfold AI announced that it has raised a $220 Million Series E funding round. The funds will be used to continue the rapid growth and development of Eightfold’s AI-powered Talent Intelligence Platform and expand its growing partner ecosystem. Work is changing and the workforce is evolving, forcing organizations to become future-ready today. The need for personalized reskilling and upskilling programs has become one of the most critical issues facing the global workforce today, and Eightfold AI is uniquely capable of solving this issue at a global scale.

Coursera Global Skills Report 2021 Finds US Behind In Digital Skills, Ranked 29th Globally

The digital skills gap in the United States worsened during the pandemic, including disparities persisting by region and gender, according to Coursera’s latest Global Skills Report. The study draws on performance data since the pandemic’s onset from more than 77 million learners on the platform to benchmark skills proficiency across business, technology, and data science for over 100 countries. For the first time, the Global Skills Report also reveals the top skills needed for high-demand entry-level jobs, including the learning hours required to develop them.