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Top 5 Trends in HR Technology
Recession or not, innovation in HR technology continues to grow—altering the way people work. While there are many new solutions available, here are a few that

cool trends  While there are many cool new tools and solutions available on the market—as I discovered at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago—in this article, I aimed to cover just a few technologies that I believe we'll be seeing a lot more of in the years to come. While nothing is particularly new about these trends in and of themselves, they are nevertheless making their way into the HR arena. No matter what state the economy is in or what the current HR technology trends are, it's important that

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Software Functionality Revealed in Detail

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Business Intelligence (BI)

Business intelligence (BI) and performance management applications enable real-time, interactive access, analysis, and manipulation of mission-critical corporate information. These applications provide users with valuable insights into key operating information to quickly identify business problems and opportunities. Users are able to access and leverage vast amounts of information to analyze relationships and understand trends that ultimately support business decisions. These tools prevent the potential loss of knowledge within the enterprise that results from massive information accumulation that is not readily accessible or in a usable form. It is an umbrella term that ties together other closely related data disciplines including data mining, statistical analysis, forecasting, and decision support. 

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