October 2015 – Aptitude Research Partners

The HR Technology Conference 2015: Trailblazers Don’t Make the Best Settlers

I first heard this quote at last month’s GlassDoor Employer Branding Summit when Spencer Rascoff called Zillow (the real estate tech giant) a startup. Some companies, regardless of their size or growth potential, still operate best when they are pushing the envelope, running at warp speed or getting […]

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October 26th, 2015|Our Blog|0 Comments

It All Comes Together

The HR Technology Conference is always inspiring and exhausting, and this year was no exception. I had the chance to meet with some exciting new companies (more on that coming soon), get updates from companies I know well, and reconnect with colleagues and friends. But I also […]

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October 22nd, 2015|Our Blog|0 Comments

It’s Time to Get Real: Change Management and the HR Technology Conference

The HR Technology Conference is just a few short days away and we are very excited to meet with so many familiar faces and to connect with many of the start-ups attending this year. I am also thrilled to be presenting a session on change management with […]

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October 16th, 2015|Our Blog|0 Comments

Our Time is Yours

I’m a data geek. I claim it proudly. I once described my job to a friend’s son as asking questions, using math to figure out what and how people do certain things, and writing about it. He thought being subjected to math and writing on a daily […]

A Closer Look at Aptitude Research Partners

We are very excited to launch Aptitude Research Partners and share with you some of our research ideas for the next year. Mollie and I have covered this industry for almost two decades and this year has left an impression. With the innovation, transparency, focus on experience, […]


Welcome to Aptitude Research Partners! I could not be more thrilled to be welcoming you to our new endeavor. Madeline Laurano and I have worked together for many years. We have seen and done some things that have worked, and some that haven’t. We have spent time […]