HR tech news this week: Sept. 6-10

From how 9/11 informed HR’s response to COVID-19 to AI's role in stopping the Great Resignation, here are this week's tech stories.  
By: | September 10, 2021

‘The ultimate HR act:’ These lessons from 9/11 remain relevant today: Two decades later, HR leaders are dealing with a different, more disruptive crisis but one that is also testing what it means to address employee needs. This time around, technology is playing an even greater role in the response. Read more

How this HR leader rolled out a new HCM tool amid a pandemic and a merger: In this HR Tech Q&A, Optimizely’s chief people officer, Laura Thiele, discusses what keeps her up at night, her HR tech wishlist and how to build corporate culture when workers are remote. Read more.

Can AI help reverse the Great Resignation?: HR leaders report mixed experiences using artificial intelligence to measure workplace sentiment and determine employee flight risk. While some companies are having success tapping AI to slow turnover, others say more advancements are needed. Read more.

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Steve Boese: The return of an HR Tech Conference favorite: After being sidelined by the pandemic last year, Pitchfest is back this year to crown the top HR tech start-up. Read more.

HR tech number of the day: Hiring bias: According to a recent report from Harvard Business School and Accenture, automation software might be deleting the resumes and job applications of decent candidates. What does this mean for HR leaders? Read more.

Phil Albinus is 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. He can be reached at palbinus@lrp.com and followed on Twitter @philalbinus.

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