INFOGRAPHIC: Employee Engagement Is Being Disrupted

In 2012 we all noticed that employee engagement was ripe for disruption. Global employee engagement had been stagnant for years (and still is!). At the time the large enterprise was stuck with annual surveys and disparate solutions, normally involving large amounts of consulting dollars. The SMB? They were left to fend for themselves. Now here we […]

#hrwins Trend Report: The Candidate Experience Spin

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Candidate experience is paramount for employers. I’m glad everyone is talking about it. I’m especially glad that employers are starting to come around to this. Hat tip to The Talent Board and their Candidate Experience Awards for getting the industry to focus on this. I’m also glad that talent acquisition technology vendors are starting to align […]

#hrwins: Update – Salesforce invests in SmartRecruiters

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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 […]