Finally get that promotion? Get exclusive content, tips and tools to help you excel.
Implicit bias occurs when individuals make judgments about people based on gender, race or other prohibited factors without even realizing they’re doing it.
Is your employee handbook keeping up with the changing world of work? With SHRM's Employee Handbook Builder get peace of mind that your handbook is up-to-date.
Build competencies, establish credibility and advance your career—while earning PDCs—at SHRM Seminars in 12 cities across the U.S. this spring.
#SHRM18 will expand your perspective – on your organization, on your career, and on the way you approach HR. Join us in Chicago June 17-20, 2018
Members may download one copy of our sample forms and templates for your personal use within your organization. Please note that all such forms and policies should be reviewed by your legal counsel for compliance with applicable law, and should be modified to suit your organization’s culture, industry, and practices. Neither members nor non-members may reproduce such samples in any other way (e.g., to republish in a book or use for a commercial purpose) without SHRM’s permission. To request permission for specific items, click on the “reuse permissions” button on the page where you find the item.
ATLANTA—The International Association for Human Resource Information Management (IHRIM) Conference opened Sept. 16, 2015, with its version of the television show “Shark Tank”—minus the snarky panel of judges.
“We created a new technologies committee [and] they vetted a lot of companies and decided whether or not they’d put them in front of attendees on the [stage] as well as the showroom floor,” said IHRIM Executive Director Todd S. Mann. The final five companies presented innovative technologies to assist employers with retention, training, talent acquisition, employee wellness and workplace productivity.
Each company had seven minutes to unveil its product. The finalists were:
“What we do is empower the employee to self-drive and build a long-term career in their organizations,” said co-founder and CEO Akash Savdharia. “Employees register in a few minutes and build a career plan, get recommendations, notifications, mentor advice,” to assist in their career development. “The whole point is to help them build a career within the company, as opposed to thinking about moving on to the next job.”
PlayerLync, a digital training and development platform, which “lets you automatically push and pull secure videos and documents to iPads, and enables your team to deliver and control and collaborate on content in amazing new ways,” said Ryan Dover, the company’s vice president of channel and business development.
Dover said that in the first year of using PlayerLync, Chipotle realized $2 million in savings because it eliminated the need for paper-based training material. The fast-food chain now uses PlayerLync to deliver training videos, recipes, operations manuals and corporate culture information to iPads, according to the company’s website.
“Time is an enterprise asset,” and it has been reported that 35 percent of that time is wasted on activities that are unrelated to work. “One in three employees are attributing stress to work,” he said. “Sapience helps reclaim 30 percent more core work time, thereby improving productivity and wellness.”
The software goes beyond simply matching keywords in a job description against a candidate’s resume, to “read and understand any resume and any job faster and much more accurately than keywords can, and even the human brain.” Individuals upload their resume or LinkedIn information onto the site and it presents applicants with “a work DNA” to point them toward the best job available on the site that matches their skills, he said.
The tool, according to its website, connects employers, employees, vetted health care providers and services, and disease management specialists to create a holistic health care value management system.
The website also states that the tool “facilitates the discovery of areas of concern, high-risk populations, early indication of chronic conditions such as the onset of diabetes, or cardiovascular diseases, and offers recommendations for interventions that address these areas of concern —and reduce costs over the long term.”
Aliah D. Wright is an online editor and manager for SHRM. You can see her tweets @1SHRMScribe. You can watch ZakiPoint discuss its platform on her Periscope channel
You have successfully saved this page as a bookmark.
Please confirm that you want to proceed with deleting bookmark.
You have successfully removed bookmark.
Please log in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Please sign in as a SHRM member before saving bookmarks.
Please purchase a SHRM membership before saving bookmarks.
An error has occurred
Recommended for you
Join SHRM's exclusive peer-to-peer social network
SHRM’s HR Vendor Directory contains over 10,000 companies