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.
Sequoia | October 12, 2023
Sequoia, a leader in benefits and compensation, and Typeface, an emerging generative AI platform for enterprise content creation, announced the launch of powerful new features designed to help HR leaders adapt to the fast-changing and disruptive workforce landscape.
This collaboration allows Sequoia clients to integrate Typeface Generative AI technologies into their operational processes. This enhances key areas such as developing job descriptions for role clarity and unbiased hiring, as well as creating effective employee communications for distributed workforces and promoting program engagement.
The newly introduced features utilize Typeface's AI model, enriched by Sequoia's extensive experience with companies of varying sizes. Sequoia, having worked with over 2000 clients ranging from 20 to 200,000 employees, understands the guidance and support required by finance and HR professionals to implement strategic decisions concerning their total workforce expenditure. Collaborative efforts between Sequoia and Typeface will persist, introducing more AI-powered enhancements to the Sequoia People Platform later this year.
Greg Golub, Founder and CEO of Sequoia, stated,
Workplace and economic dynamics are putting huge pressure on HR to do more with less and despite being essential for establishing an engaged culture, timely, and effective communication with both recruits and employees is a time-consuming challenge for HR. We are excited to provide these integrated Generative-AI capabilities on our platform to empower HR to concentrate on their strategic influence and meaningfully boost the efficiency of their work.
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Sequoia, recognized as a leader in Total People Investment, assists companies in establishing a competitive edge by enhancing employee retention, attracting high-caliber talent, and optimizing people-spend ROI. Their expert advisory services encompass compensation and benefits, complemented by a robust platform. Sequoia seamlessly integrates employee total compensation programs with in-depth people analytics, enabling companies to manage their global workforce investments dynamically.
Typeface operates as an enterprise-grade generative AI application, revolutionizing personalized content creation for businesses. With a unique blend of content velocity, brand personalization, and control, Typeface enables enterprises to generate exceptional, on-brand content effortlessly and efficiently. Their pioneering self-serve solutions facilitate complete content development throughout its lifecycle, empowering every employee to produce compelling content seamlessly, swiftly, and in alignment with the brand's authenticity.
Beeline | September 15, 2023
Beeline, a leading technology solutions provider for overseeing the global extended workforce, has unveiled two new products designed to tackle workforce challenges that were previously unaddressed in the industry. These innovations, known as Beeline Professional and Global Workforce Intelligence, represent a significant step forward in the management of extended workforces.
With a wealth of experience spanning over twenty years, Beeline has played a notable role in shaping the evolution of the extended workforce industry. In recognizing two major shortcomings within the industry—vendor management systems (VMS) primarily catering to large enterprises and the untapped potential for talent visibility and compliance—Beeline has launched these additions to the Beeline Extended Workforce Platform.
Beeline Professional has been crafted to meet the specific needs of emerging and expanding extended workforce programs. It stands as the first VMS solution that can be effortlessly activated, featuring pre-configured templates, workflows, dashboards, and reports modeled after the best-in-class programs. Beeline Professional brings scalable extended workforce management, automation, and efficiency to companies with annual non-employee labor expenditures ranging from $1 million to $25 million.
Doug Leeby, Beeline's CEO, stated,
For far too long, extended workforce solutions have catered to enterprises and ignored the unique needs of mid-sized programs. Using insights from over the last 20+ years in the industry, Beeline Professional is uniquely tailored to meet the core needs of mid-sized programs without compromising quality and innovation.
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Up until now, achieving complete visibility across an organization's entire extended workforce has been a challenge for enterprises. Global Workforce Intelligence, however, offers a solution by aggregating data not only from the company's VMS but also from other systems housing external workers that are not captured in the VMS. This comprehensive workforce visibility enables thorough accounting, analysis, and proactive risk management across the entire extended workforce spectrum. Importantly, Global Workforce Intelligence is compatible with any VMS, not limited to Beeline's.
Extended workers play a crucial role in an organization's overall workforce and talent strategy. Beeline's mission is to empower companies to gain a competitive edge by optimizing their extended workforce. The introduction of these two innovative products marks another milestone in Beeline's journey toward fulfilling this mission.
For over two decades, Beeline has been a competitive force in empowering global businesses to gain an edge in the industry through effective management of their extended workforce. The Beeline Extended Workforce Platform equips companies with the essential visibility needed to proactively mitigate risks, achieve cost savings, and adapt to evolving business needs.
Beeline specializes in delivering tailored solutions that specifically address the intricate challenges posed by the extended workforce. Clients benefit from a diverse range of Beeline products, designed to cater to their unique requirements. Through seamless integration capabilities, Beeline's clients can effortlessly consolidate their extended workforce data from various technology platforms, including major procurement and HR systems, enabling a comprehensive approach to workforce management.
Paycor | September 18, 2023
LaborIQ, an emerging tech firm specializing in market compensation software, and Paycor, a prominent supplier of human capital management (HCM) software, have unveiled a referral partnership aimed at assisting HR leaders in talent recruitment, management, compensation, and professional development with market-competitive salary insights for all job roles across the US.
The strategic referral alliance is geared towards equipping Paycor clients with the most competitive salary recommendations tailored to today's job market demands. Additionally, it offers solutions for employee retention, fostering growth within their organizations. Claudine Zachara, President & COO of LaborIQ, expressed her delight in partnering with Paycor, acknowledging their dominant position in HCM solutions for HR teams.
LaborIQ’s compensation software, together with Paycor, creates an advantage for companies who need today’s answers for reducing pay gaps and hiring. Technology, methodology and speed have significantly evolved in the HR tech space.
Paycor clients will now enjoy exclusive advantages from LaborIQ's software. This collaboration offers unrestricted access to salary recommendations and pay benchmarks for a vast database of over 20,000 job positions.
LaborIQ is at the forefront of modernizing how US organizations access market-competitive compensation recommendations. The company believes that to compete for talent and achieve success, organizations must have access to unparalleled salary data quality, supported by rigorous labor market research, analysis, and validation. LaborIQ empowers HR teams to expedite hiring processes, reduce turnover, and ensure precise compensation decisions, earning the trust of thousands of users who rely on them for salary recommendations, pay gap closure, and streamlined pay transparency strategies.
With over three decades of experience, Paycor has established itself as a leader in human capital management. The entity’s HCM platform revolutionizes all facets of people management, encompassing recruitment, onboarding, payroll processing, career development, and talent retention. What truly distinguishes Paycor is its unwavering focus on leaders, stemming from more than 30 years of listening to and collaborating with leadership teams. This extensive experience has equipped Paycor to understand leaders' unique needs, resulting in a unified HR platform with seamless integration capabilities, robust analytics, talent development resources, and adaptable technology tailored to meet specific industry requirements. Trusted by a community of over 30,000 customers, Paycor is the preferred partner for addressing HR challenges and achieving organizational goals.