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Tapping into Bot Technology

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Phenom People, a global talent-relationship-marketing company, released two new bots for real-time engagement with passive and active job seekers. Phenom Bot and Phenom Bot Plus use conversational artificial intelligence designed to get smarter with every interaction. The bot technology aims to help talent-acquisition teams increase personalization, while automating the qualification and scheduling processes.

According to the company, Phenom Bot greets candidates on the career site with automated messages, asks questions to learn more about their needs and personalizes the conversation based on the responses. Phenom Bot Plus does all of this, as well as screens candidates, schedules interviews and answers candidate FAQs.

Fitness in a Box

Espresa, an employee-programs-automation platform, now offers a new platform called Fitness in a Box, which the company says offers HR and benefits professionals a “turnkey,” automated, on-site wellness solution.

Features of Fitness in a Box include: a large pool of pre-vetted instructors, therapists, doctors and other vendors; in-platform scheduling and check-in functionality; in-platform promotional materials; and reports on employee-program ratings, participation and costs.

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Wellness in ONE Place

WebMD Health Services has announced the launch of its digital wellbeing platform, WebMD ONE. The solution was designed to give individuals the option to choose activities, goals and interactions that are most relevant to them. The platform includes other WedMD solutions, such as health assessments, telephonic and digital coaching, and the Digital Health Assistant.

WebMD ONE collects data based on user interactions and suggests recommended next steps. It also features a “What I’m Working On” section designed to keep employees focused on their wellbeing goals and pulse surveys that collect information about user needs, habits and satisfaction.

A Crystal Ball for Compensation

PayScale, a compensation-software company, now provides customers with access to company-sourced compensation data collected from more than 2 million employees at 1,143 companies. The data sets are updated every quarter, rather than annually. Clients have the opportunity to evaluate multiple compensation-data sources, which the company says can help them make smarter, more informed decisions about pay at their organizations.

Enhancing Employee Training

Borderless Learning, an online-education platform, recently announced the release of LearnPlan, a cloud-software tool that aims to help employers better communicate (and improve participation in) company learning and training. Employers can assign learning plans by role and customize plans for each individual.

LearnPlan also provides an At a Glance GAP Analysis that shows employers and employees their progress within the learning plan.

Employee Engagement, the Social Edition

Engagement- and loyalty-platform company Augeo now offers REACH, an employee-engagement solution with a social spin. REACH ties together four elements of the employee experience: rewards and recognition tools, an offer network, voluntary-benefits collection and SocialStack.

SocialStack was created to modernize reward and recognition programs by updating work-communication channels with short-form, direct dialogue among employees, teams and “shared-interest” communities. A news feed keeps employees updated on company happenings and provides activity logs for work groups to track projects.

Unsure About D&I? There’s an Assessment for That

Exude Inc., an insurance and human-capital consulting firm, has released a diversity and inclusion assessment. The assessment follows a three-step process involving intake, design and data analysis. It can be used to facilitate meetings with key stakeholders, build a customized assessment and recommend next steps in creating a D&I strategy.

Forge Your Own Upskilling Path

Salesforce recently announced the availability of its learning-experience platform, myTrailhead. This solution will allow employers to access and personalize Trailhead, Salesforce’s learning cloud. Companies can insert their own learning content, create custom content or access Trailhead’s existing, public learning materials, which include more than 500 modules, covering everything from the basics of blockchain to the development of soft skills.

The platform offers employers a Trail Tracker app, which assigns, tracks and reports on badges earned by a team with pre-built reports and dashboards.

Danielle King
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Danielle Westermann King is a former staff writer for HRE.