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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

New Research on Recruitment Marketing: The Aptitude Index Report

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 [...]

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

Top Trends from the Recruitment Marketing Index

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 [...]

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

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

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 [...]

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

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

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, [...]

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

A Look Back and a Look Ahead

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 [...]

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

Thoughtful Analysis of Emerging HCM… Squirrel!

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 [...]

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

Into the Woods

I’m sitting in the scenic woods of Vermont, a few hours before the first team offsite for Aptitude Research Partners. We are a small team, but mighty. We’ve been told we “punch above our weight” which I take as a huge compliment. But like any team or [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments