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INFOGRAPHIC: Can Startups Compete At HR Tech?

In two months the big show for HR technology practitioners and vendors takes place in Las Vegas. The annual HR Technology Conference and Exposition™. It’s the big show. The industry’s main event. For a few days, the global HR technology community converges in one city. As an HR tech vendor, it’s the place not to […]

#hrwins: Update – Salesforce invests in SmartRecruiters

  Smartrecruiters announced today that Salesforce, through its Salesforce Ventures fund, has invested an undisclosed amount.  The announcement was 2 paragraphs deep in a new customer announcement. An undisclosed amount and less than top billing suggest it wasn’t a large amount. Especially when you consider that both Smartrecruiters and Salesforce haven’t been shy in releasing […]

When HR Technology Loses Focus

Developing a successful technology product is hard. One of the most difficult things along the way is balancing the pull from new, and possibly bigger customers, to extend your product in ways that distract you from your original brand promise to early customers. I see it again and again. Talent acquisition offers a good example – […]

#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 […]

Platform or Point Solution?

Platform or point solution? It’s a dilemma shared by both those using HR technology and those creating it. For HR technology customers, the wrong decision can mean a terrible user experience, limited adoption, and myriad of issues related to that downstream in the business. For an HR technology vendor, the decision can make or break […]

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 […]