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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 […]

It’s Time To Talk About Candidate Engagement

  I’m bullish on recruitment marketing. I called the category last year. The 2013 #HRWINS and 2014 #HRWINS were chock full of recruitment marketing vendors. I believe that recruiting, sourcing, talent attraction, and talent acquisition are all analogous in deep ways to B2C and B2B marketing concepts. The current crop of recruitment marketing vendors have […]

HR Tech Trend Brief: Recruitment Marketing Becomes A Category

The “recruiting is marketing and recruiting is sales” analogy has been made for decades.  While this has always been true from a process perspective enterprise level recruiting teams have been slow to adopt technology to support the marketing aspect in comparison to B2B marketing. The focus in recruiting and talent acquisition has been more on […]

HR Tech Vendor Execs Did An Amazing Thing Last Year, and I’d Like To Thank Them

In 2013, InfluenceHR, the first and only marketing symposium focused on HR Technology and Service Providers was created.  We packed it full of actionable insight and marketing secrets to help you find and engage the HR buyer.  Then you, the top executives and marketing leaders within those providers did an incredible thing.  You gave it momentum. […]

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: 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 […]

Content Selling Arrives in B2B HR Technology

I’ve been involved in some very successful Marketing and Sales efforts (read Revenue) for B2B HR Technology in both the SMB and Enterprise segments.  In every one of those successes we believed that marketing and sales needed to be looked at as one thing.  More like a continuum and less like two processes.  In today’s […]

Lead and Demand Generation For HR Technology

It’s the time of year where the rubber hits the road when it comes to your business plan.  Budget and planning time.  Marketing and Sales planning isn’t just about an expense budget.  It’s about planning what it will take to hit your revenue goals.  At some point the conversation inevitably leads to lead/demand generation. Demand […]