O.C. Tanner Acquires India-based Employee Recognition Company Kwench

The acquisition will allow O.C. Tanner to deepen its presence in India and enhance value to clients around the globe

SALT LAKE CITY – April 15, 2019O.C. Tanner, the global leader in employee recognition and workplace culture, announced today it has acquired the recognition and rewards technology and business of Kwench, an India-based company that delivers cutting-edge, easy-to-use corporate recognition solutions.

The agreement will combine the global footprint of O.C.

The future of work is set to land at HR Festival Asia

The region’s largest workforce and technology event promises only the latest and most forward-thinking thought leadership in the space of HR and technology

HR technology is a multi-billion dollar market that’s only set to grow, and it is past time to redefine HR thought leadership for the new world of work.

HR Festival Asia, a partnership between HR Technology Conference & Exposition (US) and HR Summit (Asia), will be focusing on the new paradigm that has arisen from the growing intersection between HR and technology.

Predictions on Learning Management Trends in 2019

What’s the future of LMS with the rise of employee engagement and learning experience platforms?

Here are 5 key trends that we are seeing from Silicon Valley to Singapore as we meet with global Chief Learning Officers (CLOs), HR Managers and organizations.


1. Mobile-first, not mobile-responsive

Learning is no longer about being mobile-accessible or just mobile-responsive.

Companies, and most importantly, employees know the difference between something designed for learning on-the-go and something that was adapted to mobile usage from a primarily web-based design.

Designing for work 2030: What should HR prioritize

At People Matters TechHR Singapore 2019, a panel of HR and business leaders discuss a few HR practices that need to change as businesses tread towards work 2030.

Digitization and smart automation will rule the workplace trends in 2030.

Combinations of machine learning, robotics, artificial intelligence, and other technologies are already transforming the workplace at an unprecedented pace.

While the role of the HR will shift from transactional to a more strategic role, they also have the responsibility to help organizations and the talent navigate through the changing workplace dynamics.

Fetcher Raises $5.4MM From Slow Ventures and Accomplice

Hires Top Industry Execs To Scale Their Outbound Recruiting Platform

March 21, 2019 — New York, NY — Fetcher, an outbound recruiting platform that combines AI with human expertise to recruit top talent for high-growth companies, is excited to announce its latest round of funding as well as several key executive hires.

In late 2018, Fetcher raised $5.4MM in an oversubscribed seed round led by Accomplice and Slow Ventures, with full participation by existing investors, Picus and Revel Partners, as well as angel investors which include Paul English (founder of Kayak), Amol Sarva (founder of Knotel) and James Joaquin (co-founder of Obvious Ventures).

hrtech.sg Marketplace

The go-to site for your HR Tech listing

As some of you may have noticed, my latest HR Tech Market Map is done in collaboration with hrtech.sg

A bit about the people behind it.

The site is started by Sriram Iyer, a former HR leader who ply his craft in the likes of Cognizant and NCS.

From Talent Acquisition to Resource Management, his decade-plus of experience stoke an interest to start his own HRTech Advisory firm.

Leading Women in Singapore’s HR Tech Scene

Meet the Captain Marvel & Wonder Women

Recently, we have seen HR tech evolving very quickly and with nimble startups innovating, they have pushed larger enterprises to adopt innovative HR technologies.

Companies have been leveraging on and even acquiring HR tech vendors that are driving positive change in the world of work.

We’ve had the honour of speaking with three leading women in Singapore’s HR tech scene to access their insights and experiences.

Interview with Lynn Tan, Co-Founder of Blonk Group

In a tight labour market like Singapore, recruiting is a massive pain point for employers.

Unlike a country like India where a single job posting will garner you hundreds (if not thousands) of applicants, Singapore employers would be happy if they have candidates in their funnel, to begin with.

The traditional way of the job application is still dominating and so is the friction that comes with it.

Predictions on Performance Management Trends in 2019

Performance management has been changing over these years from traditional annual reviews to periodic and continuous feedback.

We, being a software tool provider, are able to experience the changes in customer (managers, HR and employees) expectations on their performance management software.

Initially, it was mere, year-end review automation to categorize the employees into various ratings; then organizations started moving away from bell curves, ratings and showing interest on goals and achievement.