Yearly Archives: 2015


Should Auld Acquaintance be Forgot: Engagement is so Last Year

Could it be true? Could the era of employee engagement really be over? Of course not. I’ve been talking about engagement in its many forms since the beginning of my career, and I’m sure I will be talking about it at the end. But as technology matures, [...]

By | December 28th, 2015|Our Blog, Performance Management|0 Comments

Applicant Tracking Systems: You’ve Come a Long Way Baby

I started studying the Applicant Tracking Systems (ATS) market twelve years ago. At that time, there were only ten providers worth talking about and very few up-and-comers. Multilingual configuration, high-volume and onboarding were key differentiators and the user experience was pretty ugly (And…I’m being nice). Selecting a [...]

By | December 9th, 2015|Our Blog, Talent Acquisition|0 Comments

The Aptitude Index: Your Guide to Selecting the Right Talent Acquisition Provider

In August 2015, unemployment in the United States fell to 5.1% - the lowest rate in over seven years. Over 173,000 new jobs were added and many Americans who were left jobless a few years ago now have an opportunity to find work. While a strong job [...]

By | November 24th, 2015|Our Blog, Talent Acquisition|0 Comments

KronosWorks 2015: Enabling the Future of Work

Admittedly I’m a little bit of a geek about the impact of workforce management on workers and business performance. I believe that the data gathered and experience delivered through workforce management solutions like time and attendance, scheduling and absence management are bedrock for powerful analytics and business [...]

By | November 21st, 2015|Our Blog, Workforce Management|0 Comments

Being Human – A Day with Randstad Sourceright

I had the opportunity to spend the day earlier this week with Randstad Sourceright, best known as the recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed services program (MSP) arm of staffing firm Randstad. If you’re not familiar, RPO focuses on services that let organizations outsource all or part [...]

By | November 6th, 2015|Core HR, Our Blog|0 Comments

The HR Technology Conference 2015: Trailblazers Don’t Make the Best Settlers

I first heard this quote at last month’s GlassDoor Employer Branding Summit when Spencer Rascoff called Zillow (the real estate tech giant) a startup. Some companies, regardless of their size or growth potential, still operate best when they are pushing the envelope, running at warp speed or getting [...]

By | October 26th, 2015|Our Blog|0 Comments

It All Comes Together

The HR Technology Conference is always inspiring and exhausting, and this year was no exception. I had the chance to meet with some exciting new companies (more on that coming soon), get updates from companies I know well, and reconnect with colleagues and friends. But I also [...]

By | October 22nd, 2015|Our Blog|0 Comments

It’s Time to Get Real: Change Management and the HR Technology Conference

The HR Technology Conference is just a few short days away and we are very excited to meet with so many familiar faces and to connect with many of the start-ups attending this year. I am also thrilled to be presenting a session on change management with [...]

By | October 16th, 2015|Our Blog|0 Comments

Our Time is Yours

I’m a data geek. I claim it proudly. I once described my job to a friend's son as asking questions, using math to figure out what and how people do certain things, and writing about it. He thought being subjected to math and writing on a daily [...]

A Closer Look at Aptitude Research Partners

We are very excited to launch Aptitude Research Partners and share with you some of our research ideas for the next year. Mollie and I have covered this industry for almost two decades and this year has left an impression. With the innovation, transparency, focus on experience, [...]