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25 04, 2017

Hello Again – On the Road with Skillsoft/SumTotal and SAP SuccessFactors

By | April 25th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

  I’ve been on the road the past two weeks, visiting with two – or is it four? – companies that have undergone significant change, including major acquisition, in recent years. And for both, it was an important chance to get to know these players all over [...]

24 04, 2017

How to Buy HR Technology: The First Step

By | April 24th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

Companies are changing the way they buy HR technology. Evaluating and selecting the right provider has become much less about product capabilities and much more about a true partnership.  And that’s a good thing. In fact, according to research we conducted last year, nearly 80% of companies [...]

3 04, 2017

Ultimate Software: Fulfilling a Promise of Putting People First

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

Last week, I attended Ultimate Software’s Connections Conference for the first time and to be honest, I wasn’t exactly sure what to expect. Mollie and I travel to about 25 conferences a year. These events keep us up-to-date on the HCM technology space and they tend to [...]

16 03, 2017

Why We Do Not Rank Vendors in Our Reports

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

When Mollie and I founded Aptitude Research Partners, we did so because of a massive need in the Human Capital Management market for a more productive conversation between HCM technology users and providers. Our goal from day one has been to move the dialogue beyond feature and function, [...]

9 03, 2017

New Research on Recruitment Marketing: The Aptitude Index Report

By | March 9th, 2017|Our Blog, Talent Acquisition|0 Comments

Last year we started our research and analysis of the recruitment marketing space. To be honest, I wasn’t sure what to expect. The market is fragmented. Buyers have misperceptions. And some providers are misrepresenting themselves. But over the past few months, I have learned a lot. I [...]

7 03, 2017

Top Trends from the Recruitment Marketing Index

By | March 7th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

Recruitment marketing is one of the most misunderstood markets in talent acquisition. Companies are increasing their investment in solutions that can help them engage and connect with individuals before they apply. But, too often, they don’t know what they are looking for in a provider. It doesn’t [...]

6 03, 2017

HR Stuff You Should Know – Read to the End for Puppies and Beer!

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

Spring seems to be rushing to arrive here in New England, and everything else seems to be in a rush as well. The work is flying in the door and we are running hard. So, this episode of HRSYSK is chock full! Enjoy! Saba acquires Halogen. The [...]

10 02, 2017

Stuff You Should Know Vol. 2 – War, Thievery, George Clooney, and the Power of We

By | February 10th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

A couple of weeks ago, I gave a glimpse into how my hyperactive mind works (you lucky souls) with the first edition of Stuff You Should Know. With many thanks to those of you who reached out with positive feedback, I figured we’d try it again. So, [...]

27 01, 2017

A Look Back and a Look Ahead

By | January 27th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

Paul Theroux said that winter is a time of recovery and preparation. Now at the end of January, these words feel particularly relevant as we reflect on what we have learned over the past year and plan for the future. And, no, this is not a political [...]

20 01, 2017

Thoughtful Analysis of Emerging HCM… Squirrel!

By | January 20th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

Life has been a little bit like that lately. Every time I try to sit down and blog, or do anything really, there’s some other thought that runs through my head and suddenly, like Doug the dog from Up, I’m all… SQUIRREL! The good news is, this [...]