HR tech news this week: Aug. 23-27

3 reasons you’re not getting the HR tech investment you need: Companies must intentionally allocate resources–time, budget, leadership support–for research, contracts, deployment and support for HR tech projects to have a chance of generating positive return on investment. And even all of that does not guarantee project success, writes HR Tech Conference Chair Steve Boese. Read more.

Why this HR leader wants a comprehensive wellbeing tech tool: As vice president of people operations, Danny Speros helped Zenefits’ team of nearly 300 employees in the U.S., Canada and India work remotely over the last 17 months. Read more.

Steve Boese: My view on a recent HR Tech Conference decision: The desire to connect our HR tech community remains strong and requiring proof of COVID-19 vaccination as a compulsory element of professional conference attendance is, we think, the right decision for our community. And the feedback I have seen since this decision was announced has been 100% positive. Read more.

HR tech Number of the Day: More automation: According to a recent survey sponsored by enterprise automation firm Workato, recruitment saw the highest growth in automation adoption of any single business process. You won’t believe the number. Read more.

Number of the Day: Women’s Equality Day: Progress has been made when it comes to female representation on boards and in the C-suite; for instance, in the last quarter of 2020, women comprised 41% of assignments for new public board seats, and about one-third of them were women of color. But, HR needs to keep moving forward, notes Edie Fraser, CEO of Women Business Collaborative. Read more. 

Phil Albinus
Phil Albinus is the former HR Tech Editor for HRE. He has been covering personal and business technology for 25 years and has served as editor and executive editor for a number of financial services, trading technology and employee benefits titles. He is a graduate of SUNY New Paltz and lives in the Hudson Valley with his audiologist wife and three adult children.