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Zenefits Plays Catch-Up With Z2 Release

Zenefits recent call to celebrate the launch of Z2 felt like going right back to 2013 with them.  Big claims with more promise than product. Zenefits launched their new “Z2” platform today. Normally I review these announcements quietly taking notes. I seldom write about them, because most of what I hear there is marketing hyperbole. It isn’t […]

HR Market Watch Podcast: Meet The Next Great HR Technology

Meet The Next Great HR Technology Here is #HRWINS founder and Principal Analyst, George LaRocque, and the start of his contribution to the HR Happy Hour Podcast Newtwork: HR Market Watch. In this episode get George’s 5 top take-aways from the HR Technology Conference and Exhibition and meet Jamie True, CEO of Lifeworks. Lifeworks was […]

I Found The Next Great HR Technology

“Finding the Next Great HR Technology” session was an incredibly fun session to be a part of at the 19th HR Technology Conference . The session might have only been about 70 minutes, but the process started earlier this summer. As coaches we were tasked with pouring over the companies that submitted to be considered and […]

Your CFO Won’t Fund Employee Engagement

But, We Found Out What They Will Fund As part of the research for “Purpose Meets Performance”, the latest #HRWINS report, I surveyed 600 employers in the U.S.A.  A whopping 63% of respondents identified that measuring employee engagement is not a priority for their CFO. Furthermore, 58% of respondents stated that they had no strategy […]

What We Really Know About the Microsoft Acquisition of LinkedIn

Microsoft to acquire LinkedIn for $26.2 Billion. That’s all any of us really know. The rest of what you’ve read, beyond any pure financial analysis of the deal, is complete and utter projection. Even Microsoft and LinkedIn have nothing but possibilities to drop into a PowerPoint for us to gaze at. They’ll be figuring out […]

#hrwins Executive Brief: Where Purpose Meets Performance

  “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” Peter Drucker Drucker is credited with saying it best.  Any business leader you respect or emulate has found their own way to say it. Studies upon studies have proven it: Culture is the ultimate driver of business performance. It’s what attracts employees, it inspires and engages them, and gets them to […]

#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 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 […]