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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: Salesforce Just Made Things Really Interesting In The HCM Game

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

  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 […]

Platform or Point Solution?

Platform or point solution? It’s a dilemma shared by both those using HR technology and those creating it. For HR technology customers, the wrong decision can mean a terrible user experience, limited adoption, and myriad of issues related to that downstream in the business. For an HR technology vendor, the decision can make or break […]

Going Beyond the Employee Engagement Survey

  Traditional employee engagement measurement is broken. Measuring employee engagement via an annual survey is teeming with inefficiency. After understanding that your workforce is not engaged and identifying the issues that drove the low scores, most go on to work on the disparate HR processes to fix them in silos with any combination of people, process, and technology. Only to wrap […]