Yearly Archives: 2017

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HCM Startups: Asking the Tough Questions

It is a good time to be a startup in HCM technology. With new investment, new priorities, and a new focus on the experience, this market presents some exciting opportunities. In fact, according to CB Insights, the amount of investment in this industry has increased from $400 [...]

By | December 12th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

It’s Chaos, Be Kind

If you haven’t seen it yet, Patton Oswalt has a great new special on Netflix called Annihilation. He is wickedly funny and political, as one would expect. But the last third of the show delves into deeply personal territory when he talks about the sudden death of [...]

By | December 6th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

New Research on the Employee Experience

In this economy, the employee experience is everything. It is the experience that gives companies a competitive edge even when their products fall short. It creates loyalty and a powerful commitment to a certain company or brand. Yet, when it comes to creating, maintaining and measuring a [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

Codename FALCON – Kronos Rethinks the Delivery of Workforce Management Solutions

About three years ago, I remember sitting in Kronos CEO Aron Ain’s office when he mentioned a group of people they had hired to go think about how to disrupt the workforce management space. It was a good idea, and one that you would hear from CEOs [...]

By | November 13th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

The Convergence (Disruption?) of HCM Technology and Fintech

I’ve been spending a lot of time on payroll in the past year, and one of the things that has caught my attention is the potential for financial market disruption by the HR technology space. Companies like ADP, Ceridian, Ultimate Software, Paychex, and others move trillions of [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

HR Stuff You Should Know – Serious Stuff Edition

We all know that HR is more than birthday cake and office parties (but sometimes there is free stuff – see the last section). Some days it feels like a slog through some pretty messy stuff. There is a lot of angst around workplace issues – pay [...]

By | November 3rd, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

New Research: Talent Acquisition Systems 2017

It has been over a year since we published our first ATS Index report and what a year it has been. Over the past year, providers have enhanced interview management capabilities, dabbled with Artificial Intelligence (AI), provided more options for employee referrals, and improved analytics and dashboards. [...]

By | October 31st, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

HR Technology Conference 2017: The Beginning of a New Conversation

The HR Technology Conference is a time to reflect on the past while looking toward the future. More importantly, it gives us a pulse on what matters in the market.  And this year, ‘what matters’ feels different. It feels more thoughtful and more meaningful. What matters is [...]

By | October 18th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

HR Technology Conference 2017: A More Human HR Tech

For the past 10 years, the HR Technology Conference has played a huge role in my life. And it has played a huge role in many others for its full 20 years. It has been a place to meet new friends, check in with old ones, and [...]

By | October 16th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

Aptitude’s Advice for the HR Technology Conference: Take Time for You

The tone for this year’s HR Technology Conference already feels different. It feels more thoughtful and more reflective. Priorities have shifted. Last week’s tragedy certainly contributes to this new sentiment, but overall, the industry has changed. This year, it really feels like a community. One that is [...]

By | October 6th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments