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The Talent Acquisition Technology Market is Heating Up

According to CB Insights, HR Tech deals reached a record high in 2016 with $1.96B invested across 350 deals from January to October. And, no surprise, most of those deals were in talent acquisition technology. Compare that to 2012 (with only $400M of investment in HR technology) [...]

By | June 23rd, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

People Not Paper: Children’s Mercy Hospital Disrupts Talent Acquisition

Last week, I attended HireVue’s Digital Disruption event in Park City, Utah. This conference is one that stands out from the rest- not just because of the incredible venue but because of the content, partners, and customers. These attendees are not HR generalists or entry level recruiters. They are senior [...]

By | June 22nd, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

HR Stuff You Should Know – Clickbait Edition

Conference season is in full swing, the weather is warming, and the runway construction projects are booming. Which is my way of saying; I’ve been traveling a lot and sweating. But as always, I do it all for you! And this week you get to come along [...]

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

Mean People Suck

I have a confession to make. I travel all the time, and go to meetings, and conferences, and lunches and dinners. I meet all kinds of people. I’m lucky enough to invited into organizations and the analyst community. I’ve something of a platform to say things to [...]

By | June 9th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

New Research: The Future of Talent Acquisition

Talent acquisition leaders face new pressures, new responsibilities, and new technology options. The competition for talent is getting more intense and companies are struggling to plan for the future. We launched our latest research on talent acquisition last month to better understand these priorities, technology investments, and [...]

By | June 1st, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

Three Misperceptions About AI in Recruitment

Are you confused by AI or unsure if your role is in jeopardy? Well, you are not alone. We launched our latest talent acquisition survey last week and found that 60% of companies are uncertain about AI and its impact on talent acquisition. And…43% of talent acquisition [...]

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

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

  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 [...]

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

How to Buy HR Technology: The First Step

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 [...]

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

Ultimate Software: Fulfilling a Promise of Putting People First

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 [...]

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

Why We Do Not Rank Vendors in Our Reports

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, [...]

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