Tag: Microsoft

Development & Evaluation, Engagement

Tech Layoffs May Offer Opportunities for Other Employers

February 23, 2024

Via: HR Hero

In recent months, the tech industry has faced a significant upheaval, marked by a series of high-profile layoffs from leading companies such as Microsoft, Salesforce, and Amazon. These layoffs, affecting thousands of skilled professionals, have not only unsettled the tech […]


Microsoft, AFL-CIO partner on workplace AI

December 11, 2023

Via: HR Dive

With its billion-dollar investment in OpenAI, developer of generative AI platform ChatGPT, Microsoft could be viewed as a natural partner for labor organizations like AFL-CIO looking to help workers adjust to the changes wrought by AI. But the announcement also […]

Diversity & Inclusion

Faces of HR: Cori Davis on Honesty, Inclusion, and Investing in People

November 30, 2023

Via: HR Hero

Meet Cori Davis, Chief People Officer at Genentech, a leading biotechnology company and member of the Roche Group. Davis not only brings more than 25 years of HR experience as an innovative leader to her role, but also a commonsense […]


Virtual Reality is the Future of Employee Training

October 24, 2023

Via: HR Hero

From operating an oil rig in the middle of the ocean to active shooter drills, much of the cost, complexity, and danger in training can be reduced or eliminated by incorporating VR technology. Traditional training methods require classrooms with paid […]


7 Important Stats on the Future of Remote Work

October 31, 2022

Via: HR Exchange Network

Remote work is a popular subject with Human Resources leaders gathering around the virtual water cooler. Most people in business have discussed the future of remote work ad nauseum. However, recently, headlines have focused on what’s going to happen to […]


Microsoft to Nearly Double Salary Budgets, Expand Stock Compensation

May 19, 2022


Microsoft Corp. said it plans to “nearly double” its budget for employee salary increases and boost the amount of stock compensation it gives some workers by at least 25 percent, in an effort to retain staff and help people cope […]


Microsoft acquired Activision Blizzard. How will it deal with a tarnished HR reputation?

January 31, 2022

Via: HR Dive

For $68.7 billion, technology giant Microsoft plans to purchase one of the biggest names in video game publishing — host to an embattled HR department that, by some accounts, has lost employees’ trust. In its Jan. 18 announcement of the […]


Return to Office: When and How?

September 30, 2021

Via: Natalie Dunn

The COVID-19 pandemic has prompted many companies around the world to send their employees home and implement new ways of working remotely. More than a year and a half has passed since the start of the crisis, and, with vaccines […]

Research, Software

Microsoft’s Viva Platform Shakes Up HR Technology Market

February 25, 2021


Microsoft’s new Viva employee experience platform—an app in Microsoft Teams that functions as a one-stop-shop employee portal—has arrived. HR technology vendors now need to determine how they’ll co-exist with or compete against a major new player in the market. Satya […]


Are We Missing Out Without Our Commutes?

January 7, 2021

Via: HR Hero

The shift to remote work in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has meant that more people than ever before are working from home offices. Depending on whom you ask, this is a blessing, a curse, or some mixture of […]

News, Research, Software

Did Microsoft HR Ignore Sexual Harassment and Discrimination Complaints?

April 9, 2019

Via: Evil HR Lady

Microsoft has over 130,000 employees, so it’s not at all surprising that there are bad employees in that bunch. Most companies have them. But, Quartz says they have an email chain from “dozens of women” detailing incidents where they felt […]

Development & Evaluation, Employee development

New Trend: Reverse Mentoring by Millennials

March 15, 2019

Via: HR Hero

What do companies like Microsoft, UnitedHealth, and Target have in common? They are all on board with a formal reverse mentoring program by Millennials. Power Home Remodeling of Chester, Pennsylvania, which Fortune recently named the nation’s number one workplace for […]

Research, Software

7 HR tech trends that defined 2017

December 22, 2017

Via: HR Dive

In today’s tough talent market, employers are going back to basics — and looking to tech to not only improve on those basics, but futureproof the company against the incoming automation flux. From legacy platforms to microchip technology, the HR […]


ReFounding LinkedIn

June 14, 2016

Via: HR Examiner

LinkedIn is a 21st Century job board. Although the recruiting vanguard dismisses it for problems with data quality and price to value ratio, the service facilitates individual network development and productivity. Most of the individual users I know rely on LinkedIn […]