What’s new in 2012? Two services that reveal growing trends

January 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm Leave a comment

I am constantly scouring the Web for HR news. This week, I came across two interesting vendor announcements. They focus on hot areas that are evolving with the changing business and political climate.

The first is a resume service called Resunate. It adds another layer of automation to the hiring process. More companies are using computer systems to screen candidates’ resumes. Now, candidates are integrating their resumes with job descriptions to ensure their personal style and their ability to fulfill the job requirements shine through to catch a hiring manager’s (or an electronic screening system’s) eyes. Resunate was developed by CPP Inc., publishers of the Myers-Briggs personality assessment.

Although not a new company, I was struck by a recent announcement from Virgin HealthMiles that said a majority of employees don’t understand their wellness programs. That statistic from Forrester Research is a stake in the heart of any employer looking to bring down healthcare costs. And Virgin HealthMiles, a member of Sir Richard Branson’s Virgin Group, is poised to pick up the slack. It’s the healthcare equivalent of the insurance industry’s good driver discount. The company’s website is full of testimonials and resources to ensure that employees fall in love with their wellness programs. It’s notable that a savvy business person like Branson is in the workplace wellness business. He obviously sees growth in the industry.

What are your favorite new products, services or gadgets for 2012? Post your top picks in our comments section.

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