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#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 […]

#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 […]

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 […]

HR Tech Trend Brief: Big Implications For HR As HR Tech Better Serves the SMB

There is a place where HR feels more like the business of getting work done and less like the compliance police.  That place is in companies with between 100 and 5000 employees.  The larger shops in what we call the Small to Medium Size Business (SMB) segment.  In this part of the SMB, HR’s existence is […]

#hrwins Vendor Brief: Ceridian Reaps Benefits of Its Dayforce HCM Acquisition With A True HCM Platform In The Cloud

In late 2012, Ceridian made a bold move. The company announced that it would stop selling its existing HCM and payroll technology and moving 100 percent to the cloud via its newly acquired Dayforce HCM product. This is the kind of strategic move that is clearly the best thing for your customer and your business […]

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 […]

Just Because They Downloaded Your Infographic Doesn’t Mean They Want To Buy Your Product

Content Marketing Works. An effective Content Marketing Strategy, implemented well, delivers more quality leads, higher conversion rates, and better (lower) blended cost-per-lead than traditional means. I see the metrics with every customer I work with, every Marketing Exec that I talk to at InfluenceHR, and with every vendor that gives me a briefing. Before Marketing […]

#hrwins Trend Report: Recruiter Of The Future?

The Fortune 500 workforce is on track, by the year 2020, to be 50% contingent (temporary and contract workers, independent consultants, etc.).  The impact this shift will have in HR and management will be more than subtle in many environments.  One of the functions most obviously  impacted will be Recruiting. The stage is set:  HR […]

#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, […]