#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 figures […]

Salesforce Just Made Things Really Interesting In The HCM Game

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Salesforce.com 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

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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 and […]

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

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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 […]

#hrwins Trend Report: Recruiter Of The Future?

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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: 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) […]