Rewiring Hiring: The AI, Tech Takeover of HR

by Ron Bonnstetter, Ph.D.

Hiring the right people is one of the most important decisions a business can make. Regardless of industry, most companies require the following attributes of future hires: necessary hard skills, soft skills and experience to fill a given position. Hard skills and experience are, for the most part, quantifiable. Soft skills are more difficult to… [More]

Local Motors’ Autonomous Shuttle

by Mike Hunter

Phoenix-based Local Motors — a ground mobility company that, in the decade since its founding in 2007 has debuted the world’s first 3-D-printed car, the world’s first co-created vehicle and the world’s first co-created self-driving, electric vehicle — is now close to deploying a fleet of autonomous shuttles in the Phoenix area as part of… [More]

Reimbursement Admin Automated

by Mike Hunter

Espresa, a pioneer in empowering companies to provide world-class programs that employees love and associate with the best places to work, has added a new reimbursement allowances feature to its employee programs automation platform. The new feature allows HR and benefits teams to more effectively manage reimbursement allowances, driving engagement across campuses and difficult-to-reach remote… [More]

Marketing Automation Built for SMBs

by Mike Hunter

Now available from Scottsdale-based Swiftpage, the provider of Act! CRM software — a leading cloud-enabled platform aimed at helping small and mid-sized businesses grow — is the next generation of Act!, marrying proven CRM with powerful marketing automation. Purpose-built for SMBs, the new Act! includes rich customer management, dynamic sales pipeline management, powerful marketing automation,… [More]

JDA’s Brave New World of Retail

by RaeAnne Marsh

JDA Software’s supply chain software is changing, if not the face of retail, then its behind-the-face. Seeing is believing, as the saying goes, and if a picture is worth a thousand words, how much more is a physical, in-person demonstration worth? JDA recently unveiled a world-class JDA Customer Experience Center, located at its global headquarters… [More]

Product Marketing Platform Disrupts

by Morten Hellesøe Poulsen

It’s estimated that 94 percent of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) have yet to adopt product information management systems. Product information management tools (PIMs) act as an umbrella, enabling businesses to manage information required to market and sell products through numerous distribution channels; a huge number of small retailers are still relying on Excel to… [More]

Personal Assistant App Launches in Phoenix

by Mike Hunter

On-demand personal assistant app ZINKN launched last August, providing Valley residents an easy-to-use tool to request on-demand or scheduled help with a wide range of personal services such as errands, household tasks, transportation and family care. The app also provides contract jobs for workers, called “People Share™ Providers,” looking to supplement their income. ZINKN founder… [More]

Transform Enterprise Collaboration

by Mike Hunter

POPin, a collaboration platform for leaders and executives designed to help drive organizational alignment through anonymous forums and conversation, has integrated its collaboration app with Microsoft Teams, the hub for teamwork in Microsoft Office 365. By leveraging POPin, business leaders will be able to solicit candid and anonymous feedback that builds trust, exposes confusion and… [More]

Team Work

by Michael Hollauf

MeisterTask is an agile task management tool for teams, enabling users to create an unlimited number of projects, assign tasks and track work to completion, via Kanban-style project boards. With workflow automations and the ability to collate all project resources and communication in one central place, teamwork is truly collaborative and productive.  Known for its… [More]

Disruptive Work Behavior?

by Mike Hunter

Believing that “a company can’t fix what it doesn’t know is broken,” Warble offers a lifeline that lets any U.S.-based employee with an active work email anonymously report nine different types of disruptive work behavior directly to the offender’s boss — because, after all, they are the ones who are both personally motivated and hold… [More]