Yearly Archives: 2016


Top 10 Headlines of 2016

HCM technology is a dynamic market and this year did not disappoint. Providers announced new capabilities and products that covered everything from predictive analytics to data visualization to artificial intelligence. Partnerships were created, services were enhanced, and acquisitions were made. And after years of feeling left behind, [...]

By | December 30th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

Places to Go, People to Meet – The Aptitude Interview

One of the best things about my job is the places I get to go and the people I get to meet. And I don’t just mean the hotels and occasional celebrity keynote speaker. I mean the companies and organizations I get a chance to peek inside [...]

By | December 12th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

Employee Recognition: Thinking Beyond the Holidays

During the holiday season, most companies find some way to recognize their employees. This recognition may come from gift certificates, company parties, or extra vacation days. And while the intentions are genuine, showing appreciating only once a year does very little to boost morale, motivate employees, or [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

Getting the Full Benefit

I had a conversation recently about the way you view benefits, and how it changes as you age. When you first start out, usually it’s the big number at the end of the year that you are concerned about. Yeah, you know going to the doctor is [...]

By | December 5th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

The Aptitude Agenda

As we enter our second year here at Aptitude Research Partners, I’m so incredibly proud of the work we’ve done thus far. And I can’t wait to share what we have in store next. So, without further ado, here is our planned Agenda for 2017.   Surveys. [...]

By | November 10th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

A Picture is Worth a Thousand Words

Tomorrow the 2016 election season comes to an end. Regardless of who you vote for, regardless of who wins, at least it will be over. We hope. But one interesting thing that election season never fails to do is to get people talking about numbers. People are [...]

By | November 7th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

Assessments: A New Landscape

For whatever reason, the assessment market is hot again. It could be the fact that organizations need help making better hiring decisions. Or, the fact that old and new providers are going to market with more “selection science”, “predictive selection”, or just plain-old assessment solutions. In any [...]

By | November 1st, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

Culture Fit – No Place I’d Rather Be

This week, many of my colleagues are in lovely Paris at the HR Technology World Congress. If you’re joining them, be sure to check out these great sessions. Unfortunately, I’m not in Paris this year. But in consolation, instead I am in my happy place, wallowing in [...]

By | October 24th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

Lead and Listen: Lessons from HR Tech 2016

By my nearest reckoning, I met with 32 companies in Chicago last week over the course of three days. Plus several others over cocktails and lunch hours. I don’t know if the back-to-back meetings strategy is the best one, but it’s the one I’ve wound up employing [...]

By | October 13th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

The HR Technology Conference 2016: Slow Down to Speed Up

In HR technology, competitive advantage is too often confused with how fast a solution provider innovates and launches new capabilities. Categories are created and products are enhanced with very little consideration for what customers actually want or need. The pressure to “speed up” has created confusion in [...]

By | October 11th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments