Archive | Employee Engagement

Over on the #hrwins: Employee Engagement is Being Disrupted

Forget about your old school definitions of employee engagement. HR innovators are looking at engagement through a new lens. By putting the employee first they enable engagement within the company. Forget about your old school HR technology stack. HR tech is being redefined around engagement to support the shift. The disruption is at its peak, […]

#hrwins: Salesforce Just Made Things Really Interesting In The HCM Game has been toying with the HR technology market for four years via acquisitions, partnerships, and substantial investments (the most recent being the HUGE round for FinancialForce in April 2015). In 2011 I called Salesforce the possible dark horse for HCM.  Along the way I’ve chronicled Salesforce’s moves in HCM here. Now they’re here. In our […]

#hrwins Trend Update: Small and Medium Businesses Are Driving HR Technology Innovation

  I’ve been watching HR technology innovation get taken over by the requirements of the SMB since 2012. I was interviewed by Namely, an emerging HCM technology player, about why the SMB loves HR technology so much. You can read the article here. You’ll see that I talk about a perfect storm of macro tech […]

Going Beyond the Employee Engagement Survey

  Traditional employee engagement measurement is broken. Measuring employee engagement via an annual survey is teeming with inefficiency. After understanding that your workforce is not engaged and identifying the issues that drove the low scores, most go on to work on the disparate HR processes to fix them in silos with any combination of people, process, and technology. Only to wrap […]

What is Engagement?

  The word engagement brings more questions to mind than answers. Especially to anyone that has technology as a foundational aspect of their position. We throw the word around in the market as though there’s a uniform definition. There isn’t. Is it: Engagement marketing? Content engagement? Social engagement? Sales engagement? Candidate engagement? Customer engagement? Product […]

2014 #hrwins HR Companies To Watch

The results of the 2014 #hrwins program are in.   The next installment of the first ever complete look at truly innovative HR Technology products across all categories. The 2014 program spanned more than 12 months, and consisted of comprehensive HR Technology research and briefings where more than 150 vendors were evaluated on their solution’s […]

#hrwins Trend Report: Redefining Engagement, Starting With Business Outcomes and HR Analytics That Really Matter

Employee Engagement is a lightning rod for debate in HR and HR Technology circles.  It’s no wonder.  For decades firms have been measuring workforce engagement.  They’ve spent billions of dollars on myriad of products, consulting services and technologies that span the range of career path-ing, incentives, wellness, performance, learning, training, HR/People Practices, surveys and assessments, […]

#hrwins Trend Report: HR Technology, It’s Not Just for HR Any More

A few of the trends we recently looked at in the #hrwins should start you wondering who the buyer of HR Technology will be in the not-too-distant future. HR Tech’s continued growth in the SMB.   Until recently, other than payroll, we just haven’t seen the traction in the heart of SMB segment that we’ve seen […]

#hrwins Trend Report: Kelly Services and oDesk Partnership A Sign of Things To Come?

  Last week, I looked at the Fortune 100 workforce growing from 30% to 50% contingent as an #hrwins Trend that could shake up #hr and #hrtech more than just a little. This week Kelly Services and oDesk have announced a partnership where Kelly will make oDesk freelancers available to their  Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) […]