Yearly Archives: 2017


HR Stuff You Should Know – “of the Year” Edition

I love lists. I read them, I make them, I sometimes write them just to cross things off them. So, as I am wrapping up this year of HR Stuff You Should Know, I thought I would highlight some of the best “of the year” lists, and […]

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

525,600 Minutes. Five Predictions.

The year draws to a close, and we look to the next. If I’ve learned anything over the years, it’s that the biggest things – both good and bad – are the ones we least expect. But that doesn’t stop us from preparing as best we can […]

By | December 21st, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

Five Talent Acquisition Predictions for 2018

The past year in talent acquisition has been characterized by new trends, new providers, and new investments. While this is an exciting time to be in talent acquisition, all of this change can feel overwhelming. At Aptitude Research Partners, we are thinking a lot about the future […]

By | December 19th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

HCM Startups: Asking the Tough Questions

It is a good time to be a startup in HCM technology. With new investment, new priorities, and a new focus on the experience, this market presents some exciting opportunities. In fact, according to CB Insights, the amount of investment in this industry has increased from $400 […]

By | December 12th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

It’s Chaos, Be Kind

If you haven’t seen it yet, Patton Oswalt has a great new special on Netflix called Annihilation. He is wickedly funny and political, as one would expect. But the last third of the show delves into deeply personal territory when he talks about the sudden death of […]

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

New Research on the Employee Experience

In this economy, the employee experience is everything. It is the experience that gives companies a competitive edge even when their products fall short. It creates loyalty and a powerful commitment to a certain company or brand. Yet, when it comes to creating, maintaining and measuring a […]

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

Codename FALCON – Kronos Rethinks the Delivery of Workforce Management Solutions

About three years ago, I remember sitting in Kronos CEO Aron Ain’s office when he mentioned a group of people they had hired to go think about how to disrupt the workforce management space. It was a good idea, and one that you would hear from CEOs […]

By | November 13th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

The Convergence (Disruption?) of HCM Technology and Fintech

I’ve been spending a lot of time on payroll in the past year, and one of the things that has caught my attention is the potential for financial market disruption by the HR technology space. Companies like ADP, Ceridian, Ultimate Software, Paychex, and others move trillions of […]

By | November 8th, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments

HR Stuff You Should Know – Serious Stuff Edition

We all know that HR is more than birthday cake and office parties (but sometimes there is free stuff – see the last section). Some days it feels like a slog through some pretty messy stuff. There is a lot of angst around workplace issues – pay […]

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

New Research: Talent Acquisition Systems 2017

It has been over a year since we published our first ATS Index report and what a year it has been. Over the past year, providers have enhanced interview management capabilities, dabbled with Artificial Intelligence (AI), provided more options for employee referrals, and improved analytics and dashboards. […]

By | October 31st, 2017|Our Blog|0 Comments