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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 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 […]

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 […]

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: 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, […]

#hrwins Trend Report: The Resume Continues To Evolve, But Doesn’t Seem To Be Dying

An increasing number of vendors are gunning for the “death of the resume”. This isn’t anything new.  When recruiting and HR moved to the web in the 90s many predicted the end of the resume as resume parsing services and technology started to turn the resume into fielded data in searchable databases.  As the web […]

#hrwins Trend Report: As The Workforce Shifts To Contingent, HR Tech Vendors May Lead The Way

There’s a shift happening in the workplace.  Recent reports from Staffing Industry Analysts (SIA) and MBA Partners predict that 50% of the Fortune 500 workforce will be contingent by 2020.  SIA further reports that today 30% of the Fortune 100, and 18% of the total workforce, is already contingent. We’re used to seasonal labor, shop […]

#hrwins Trend Report: Employee Engagement is Ripe for Innovation and New HR Tech Vendors Answer The Call

Employee Engagement is a lightning rod for debate in HR and HR Technology circles.  Engagement in the workplace has been studied for decades.   You’ve probably seen the most commonly quoted statistics: 70% of the US workforce doesn’t like their job 40% of the global workforce is disengaged Groups with high levels of engagement are reported […]

HRTech Is A Must Attend Event For Anyone In The HR Technology Marketplace

Don’t miss the 2013 HR Technology® Conference & Expo this October 7-9 at The Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.  If you’re in HR and use technology, or even if technology is your biggest HR headache, you need to be there.  If you’re an HR Technology vendor, I can’t imagine not being present. If you know about […]