HR and payroll for hourly workers and the middle market is an increasingly crowded space with new vendors and startups. The latest entry being Spur. Just in time to be added to the HRWins HCM Landscape for the Middle Market, due in early May 2019.

From VentureBeat:

Spur raises $8 million to simplify human resource managementKYLE WIGGERS@KYLE_L_WIGGERS APRIL 16, 2019 4:00 AMImage Credit: SpurMOST READ San Francisco inches closer to banning facial recognition How Amazon, Apple, Google, Microsoft, and Samsung treat your voice data Jack Daniel’s AR app turns whiskey bottles into pop-out storybooks Facebook Messenger gets a dark mode EU countries give final approval to copyright reform aimed at Google and FacebookUPCOMING EVENTSBLUEPRINT: Mar. 26 – 28GamesBeat Summit: Apr. 23 – 24Transform: Jul. 10 – 11Don’t miss the AI event of the year: Transform 2019, July 10-11 in San Francisco. Early bird tickets only till April 30. Reserve now.Hourly workers fill about 60% of all jobs (or 78 million) in the U.S., and the average HR department devotes as much as 80% of their work schedule to engaging with and onboarding them. That’s a hefty chunk of time each week, but the alternative — dispensing with people management altogether — is far worse.

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