August 2016 – Aptitude Research Partners

Top 7 Findings on Talent Acquisition in the SMB Market

Today is the end of SMB Week at Aptitude Research Partners. Small to mid-sized companies face a unique set of challenges with talent and workforce management and we are excited to share our latest research on this demographic. According to Aptitude Research Partners’ 2016 Hire, Engage and […]

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August 26th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

SMB Challenges WFM to Step Up

Small and medium businesses make up the vast majority of the marketplace. While definitions of the space vary, more than half of the workforce in the U.S. is employed by an organization with under 1000 people. These small(er) organizations are certainly large enough to have complex talent and […]

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August 24th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

Don’t Call It a Comeback: is Packing a Punch in Compensation

It is easy for traditional HCM solution providers to get stuck in a rut. Too often, they have a myopic view of the market and look only at themselves, their competitors, or last year’s trends. When the market changes, they struggle to keep up. So, imagine a situation […]

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August 19th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

Randstad Acquires Monster: The End of the Glory Days

Ten years ago, I was the Research Director at ERE Media. It was the heyday of recruitment and right before everything in our industry changed (mostly, for the better). Taleo was just plain old Taleo, the largest ATS provider. Jobster and Jason Goldberg were the most interesting […]

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August 11th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

Walmart Shifts Scheduling Power

As the world’s largest retailer, nothing Walmart does goes unnoticed. So a shift in scheduling processes for 650 of its small format Neighborhood Markets is likely to have many other organizations with an hourly workforce paying attention. The new program is called Customer First Scheduling, but it […]

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August 8th, 2016|Our Blog, Workforce Management|0 Comments

Dog Days of Summer: What’s Keeping Us Busy

It has been an exciting summer for us at Aptitude. After several months of hectic travel schedules, Mollie and I have decided to stay local in August. We are busy publishing new research, prepping for the fall conference season, and collecting and analyzing more data. The best thing […]

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August 5th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

Great Strides for Pay Equity – First in Massachusetts

I am a transplant to Massachusetts, but I’ve now lived here longer than anywhere else in my life. Despite not being a native, there is a lot I can be proud of as a resident of Massachusetts, including a lot of important firsts. The Boston Common was […]

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August 3rd, 2016|Our Blog, Workforce Management|0 Comments

Employee Communication: Lessons from The State of Colorado

Most companies understand the importance of employee communication but fail to have an effective strategy. Companies need to continuously practice and improve the way they communicate. They need to invest in the right strategies and tools to make communication consistent and engaging. And, for many companies, it […]

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August 1st, 2016|Employee Experience, Our Blog|0 Comments