KellyOCG | September 20, 2023
KellyOCG, the consulting and outsourcing arm of Kelly, has unveiled the latest iteration of the Kelly Helix technology platform. This unveiling marks the debut of two groundbreaking solutions: Kelly Helix Analytics and an upgraded Human Cloud solution, both designed to elevate user experiences and deliver enhanced value to clients.
Kelly Helix Analytics represents a significant step forward in their Talent Analytics portal's evolution. It leverages cutting-edge technical architecture to deliver real-time, customized data to clients, thereby enhancing the effective management of their external workforce.
This innovative solution introduces unparalleled transparency, providing businesses with a comprehensive view of their external workforce, encompassing global rates, performance metrics, and supply chain efficiency. The newfound clarity enables organizations to develop more agile and effective workforce strategies.
Kelly Helix Analytics offers the ability to tailor dashboards to specific user groups. This customization ensures the delivery of real-time, relevant, and actionable information to hiring managers and stakeholders. These insights enable better decision-making and increased productivity. Accessing KellyOCG's enhanced Human Cloud solution through Kelly Helix UX streamlines the process of acquiring and managing freelance talent for businesses. This simplified access empowers businesses with the confidence to identify the right individuals for their specific tasks.
Streamlining engagement, KellyOCG provides an intuitive platform for businesses to independently search for and engage with freelancers. This simplifies the talent acquisition process, making it more efficient.
Tammy Browning, President of KellyOCG, expressed her enthusiasm about the platform's evolution, stating,
I am delighted to announce the strategic progression of the Kelly Helix technology platform. When we introduced Kelly Helix UX in 2021, our objective was clear: to enhance our clients' experience and simplify their journey.
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The tool empowers hiring committees to actively participate in talent acquisition by directly searching for and selecting freelancers aligned with their specific needs and criteria. Furthermore, the solution offers enhanced visibility into the freelance workforce, providing businesses with valuable insights. These insights empower decision-makers and optimize resource allocation.
As industry leaders in talent management, KellyOCG ensures that clients remain at the forefront of the Human Cloud revolution. This allows organizations to confidently access the global pool of freelancers, supported by our trusted expertise.
KellyOCG connects companies with the talented people they need to fuel and grow their business through a global talent supply chain and workforce solutions, including Managed Service Provider and Recruitment Process Outsourcing. With decades of industry experience and a commitment to technology-driven solutions, KellyOCG serves a global client portfolio across various industries in North America, APAC, and EMEA.
Business Wire | October 27, 2023
Businesses and technology workers should acquire and implement new skills, including generative AI capabilities, “cautiously but continuously” as talent acquisition power swings back to the employer, says an expert with Information Services Group (ISG) leading global technology research and advisory firm.
Speaking during the annual All Day DevOps virtual event today, Ola Chowning, partner and Digital lead for ISG North Europe, said the rise of new AI technologies and increased globalization are changing the balance of power in the global market for IT talent. Software developers and IT operations professionals, she said, are being forced to skill up or be left behind.
2023 has been the year of widespread worry about the ‘AI-apocalypse. The potential implications of generative AI, the growing maturity of the DevOps skills market and the willingness of employers to source cost-effective digital talent from new geographies like Spain, Portugal, Mexico and Vietnam, have put additional strain on an already nervous talent market.
Chowning’s comments came during her 30-minute online presentation, “DevOps Talent & Skills - 2023 Update,” today at 1 p.m., U.S. Eastern Time. This is Chowning’s sixth consecutive appearance at All Day DevOps, the largest event of its kind in the industry.
In her presentation, Chowning explored how organizations and DevOps experts are coping with a changing global market for IT talent that is being impacted by technology that can deliver dramatic increases in productivity, and at the same time, also increase employee concerns over job stability.
Chowning said organizations and DevOps practitioners need to lean into AI’s abilities to generate original ideas, designs and solutions, simulate outcomes of creative strategies, allow team members to collaborate with less friction and deliver greater insight and efficiency with cautious optimism rather than fear, uncertainty or doubt.
“We are not in an AI apocalypse,” she said. “Companies that can stay agile in the face of rapid change in technology, promote self-learning and empower talent will see a real boost in innovation, productivity and continuous transformation. The key for businesses and DevOps practitioners alike is to proceed cautiously but continuously.”
Leaders should establish an AI architecture and environment (including appropriate policies as necessary) and educate IT teams in how to recognize, access and use the right AI tools for the right job, ideally through an already established cognitive framework and environment for AI tools and capabilities, she said.
“Technology employees know that natural language processors and service provider talent and skill sets in traditional and emerging geographies are likely to be part of organizations’ labor strategies,” Chowning said. “Despite this shift in power, deep technology skills and expertise will never lose their value. Organizations should be transparent about their company and IT values to attract employees even in turbulent times.”
The eighth annual All Day DevOps 24-hour live stream event started at 3 a.m., U.S. Eastern Time, today. The conference features 180 practitioner-led sessions, across six tracks: CI/CD Continuous Everything; Modern Infrastructure; DevSecOps; Cultural Transformation, Site Reliability Engineering and the Software Supply Chain.
ISG (Information Services Group) is a leading global technology research and advisory firm. A trusted business partner to more than 900 clients, including more than 75 of the world’s top 100 enterprises, ISG is committed to helping corporations, public sector organizations, and service and technology providers achieve operational excellence and faster growth. The firm specializes in digital transformation services, including automation, cloud and data analytics; sourcing advisory; managed governance and risk services; network carrier services; strategy and operations design; change management; market intelligence and technology research and analysis. Founded in 2006, and based in Stamford, Conn., ISG employs more than 1,600 digital-ready professionals operating in more than 20 countries—a global team known for its innovative thinking, market influence, deep industry and technology expertise, and world-class research and analytical capabilities based on the industry’s most comprehensive marketplace data.
Eightfold AI | October 13, 2023
Eightfold AI, a market leader in AI-driven talent intelligence, has announced the availability of Eightfold Resource Management, a specialized solution designed to boost service revenue and enhance profit margins by emphasizing skills rather than just availability. Traditionally, consulting and service-oriented firms have excelled in fostering workforce flexibility and internal mobility. With this new offering, any organization can emulate its success, strategically deploying team members based on their skills to specific regions and projects. This approach accelerates the time-to-staff and enhances overall project quality, making it a game-changer for businesses seeking efficiency and excellence.
Numerous major organizations have transitioned to a project-oriented model, prompting Eightfold's Talent Intelligence Platform to evolve correspondingly. With Eightfold Resource Management, advanced deep-learning AI is harnessed to pinpoint available talent possessing the precise skills and experiences required for both internal and external projects. The outcome is a scalable, automated platform, enhancing organizational agility significantly. Industries like healthcare, manufacturing, and banking have acknowledged the importance of aligning their workforce based on specific skills, resulting in heightened profit margins and a more streamlined, efficient utilization of human resources across the organization.
CEO of Eightfold AI, Ashutosh Garg, mentioned,
In several ways, resource management solutions are an extreme version of internal mobility, which we were ahead of the curve on. Eightfold is excited to continue this natural expansion, as we’re uniquely positioned to resolve this issue. Using a unique examination of skills data, our clients can circumvent manual, laborious processes and create new levels of speed, scale, and efficiency.
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Garg mentioned that Eightfold AI utilizes talent intelligence to address generational challenges. He noted that for many organizations, consistently hiring and deploying the right talent is a crucial existential concern.
About Eightfold AI
Eightfold AI's Talent Intelligence Platform, a market leader, assists organizations in retaining top performers, upskilling and reskilling their workforce, recruiting talent efficiently, and achieving diversity goals. Their patented deep-learning artificial intelligence platform operates in over 155 countries and 24 languages, empowering enterprises to turn their talent into a competitive advantage.
Lattice | September 22, 2023
Lattice, an innovator in people management software, has announced the introduction of Lattice HRIS, a cutting-edge human resources information system designed to oversee employee records seamlessly and integrate with Lattice's existing suite of talent products. This integration empowers customers to analyze vital metrics, unearth invaluable insights about their workforce, substantiate the success of their HR initiatives, and automate change management processes throughout their organization.
Lattice HRIS has been developed to assist growing enterprises in linking essential performance, engagement, compensation, and employee development initiatives with the data, policies, and procedures essential for their triumph. Companies can join an exclusive early access program waitlist today, affording them the opportunity to explore Lattice HRIS and provide input on the product prior to its public release next year.
Jack Altman, CEO and co-founder at Lattice, shared his perspective on this milestone, stating,
Lattice has spent eight years building products that assist HR leaders create enhanced employee experiences to build more meaningful careers, from performance management to employee engagement surveys to career development to compensation management — all based on the idea that people are the central asset for any company.
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He added that they had identified an opportunity to build upon the achievements of their talent suite and establish connections between high-impact talent programs and the necessary policies, documents, and reporting tools required by HR leaders to obtain a comprehensive insight into their employees. He noted that the initiative also aimed to streamline their HR technology stack.
A recent survey underscores the growing desire among CEOs for HR to assume a central role in their businesses, with 90% expressing this sentiment. However, only 45% reportedly believe that they are effectively nurturing conditions for HR's success. As a result, HR leaders are actively seeking innovative HR tools that will position their teams for success, elevate performance, and drive business outcomes while supporting the growth and engagement of employees, managers, and teams.
As the first HRIS in the market to operate alongside a top-rated, adaptable talent management suite, Lattice stands uniquely positioned to deliver an HR platform tailored to the needs of today's strategic HR leaders. Lattice HRIS empowers HR teams to enhance efficiency, effectiveness, and excellence across their organization through features that enable them to:
Facilitate seamless onboarding experiences that not only ensure the capture of accurate employee information but also empower employees to hit the ground running on their respective projects.
Analyze people metrics with precision, enabling HR leaders and executives to save, schedule, and share crucial people-related reports.
Enable teams to track and manage attendance, holiday calendars, and leave effectively, with intuitive visualizations of time off balances to proactively address burnout.
Visualize, compare, and unearth actionable people insights that inform strategic decision-making, enhancing employee engagement, reducing turnover, and advancing diversity initiatives.
Seamlessly integrate with globally renowned payroll, hiring, benefits, and identity management companies, guaranteeing a seamless HR experience that caters to the comprehensive needs of HR teams.
Construct workflows that automate employee communications and mitigate change fatigue by ensuring the right information reaches employees at the right time.
Sarah Walker, who serves as the Head of People at LTSE and has experience as a Lattice HRIS beta user, emphasized the significant potential for transformation offered by Lattice HRIS. She observed that integrating strategy and performance is the pivotal role HR can fulfill within a company. According to her, there is a need to establish greater efficiencies to support the efforts of their people leaders in this regard. Sarah Walker pointed out that Lattice HRIS provides a consolidated platform for their people leaders to address these requirements and facilitate the deeper integration of HR into the business. Mid-sized US-based entities can now enroll in the early access program.
Lattice's people management platform offers an interconnected and intuitive suite of HR tools designed to drive excellence and nurture people-centric cultures. Combining an HRIS with continuous performance management, employee engagement surveys, compensation management, and career development tools, Lattice's platform empowers HR teams to invest in their people and accelerate business outcomes. With a presence in North America, the UK, and Europe, Lattice serves over 5,000 customers worldwide, including Gusto, Slack, Ramp, Intercom, Tide, and many more. The company has earned a spot on the Inc. 5000 list of the fastest-growing private companies for four consecutive years and boasts a 99% Great Place to Work rating among its employees.