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AI, Engagement, The SMB, and The Workforce Today

Bill Kutik fires off questions about HR and tech trends in rapid succession. That’s why his show is called “Firing Line.” Bill has been covering this market long enough to be called its grandfather.  So, when he invited me to stop by the Firing Line and answer a few questions about HR tech, I didn’t […]

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 […]

The Future of HR Technology Is Being Rewritten

In our latest #HRWINS research we surveyed 974 employers. We looked at what HR technology they’re using – what they’re replacing – and why. We looked at how they’re applying HR technology to impact their businesses – leveraging HR Data and understanding its impact on business outcomes in impressive ways. These innovative employers had one […]

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 […]

Talent Acquisition Is Being Disrupted

This batch of #hrwins Top HR Companies To Watch for Talent Acquistion was exciting to put together. I cut my teeth in this space as a recruiter and talent management professional over a period of 10 years. Then, I moved on to the tech side, launching some of the biggest brands in this segment to this […]

#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 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: The Next Enterprise HR Tech Success Story Could Emerge From The SMB

Last year we were pleasantly surprised at the growth HR Technology firms were experiencing in the Small to Medium Sized Business (SMB) segment.  (Read more here)  Over the last year that growth has continued.  We’re seeing SMB-focused HR Tech solutions across nearly all segments in the HR Tech maket   As we noted last year, […]