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New AI tool from HR startup Glint alerts employers to waning worker engagement

Glint, a Silicon Valley startup that develops employee engagement software, announced its latest offering Tuesday: AI-for-HR, a proprietary machine learning technology that helps organizations detect on-the-job apathy among workers.

SAP updates SuccessFactors with continuous performance review features

SAP announced a set of new features for its SuccessFactors Performance and Goals solution that will allow users to better keep track of and plan for continuous performance management.

Companies turn to algorithms to steer employees away from pricey health insurance, Cadillac tax

It turns out that employees aren't doing themselves – or their employers – any favors by picking the priciest health plan their employer offers. A high monthly premium doesn't necessarily equate to better coverage, for one thing. For another, the Cadillac tax under the Affordable Care Act is looming, which targets such plans. In an effort to help employees make smarter health plan choices, many employers are using an algorithm to sort the plans.

Connectifier's tech for tapping into 'passive' job candidates gets $6M boost

With $6 million in new funding, Connectifier is the latest company to show that advances in technology around hiring are hot right now. 

Law firm launches big data analytics service to benchmark, analyze HR and litigation strategies

Littler – one of, if not the world's largest employment and labor law practice representing management – has hired its first national director of data analytics and launched its Littler Data Center. Both developments are part of its strategic initiative to provide clients with "big data strategies and analytics resources designed to benchmark and analyze HR and litigation strategies," Littler explained in a press release.

CareerBuilder, Broadbean unveil Big Data Analytics Suite for recruitment

CareerBuilder – after hearing hiring companies complain that recruitment data from multiple job candidate sources was too complex and an analysis sinkhole – decided to partner with Broadbean to create and launch the Big Data Analytics Suite to resolve HR's big data headache.

SuccessFactors hopes to drive more automation by better linking modules

SuccessFactors is linking together several of its products in a way that it says may help users predict future transactions and improve the self service HR experience for employees. It made the announcement during its SucccessConnect conference in Las Vegas.

Big data can tell you who to hire, fire and promote

Talent management software company Cornerstone OnDemand unveiled Tuesday its latest solution, Cornerstone Insights, for corporate employee management. The newest suite of predictive analytics dashboards will help business managers make sense of business data, according to the company's press release.

Visier's new release offers real-time workforce analytics

Visier's new release includes succession planning, employee recognition, talent flow analytics, automated personalized reporting, and even a one-of-a-kind interactive talent flow visualization that enables` real-time analysis of how people have developed in their careers and moved over time.

News Scan: Net neutrality critics fear new taxes; IT security experts weigh in on data breach lessons; more

The top news stories for Nov. 17, 2014.