February 2018 – Aptitude Research Partners

Just Listen

We’ve been talking a lot about managers lately, and the important role they play in every aspect of human capital. Translating strategy into action, acting as the front line of compliance, and the filter through which performance feedback should be presented. Our data has shown time and […]

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February 28th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

New Research: Talent Acquisition Trends 2018

We launched our talent acquisition survey last week and we have been busy analyzing the results. Forty percent (40%) of companies are increasing their headcount this year and as a result, talent acquisition leaders are looking closely at what strategies and technology they have in place. Background […]

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February 27th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

HR Stuff You Should Know: Bonuses, Benefits and Bots

You know how you meet someone, or hear a song, and suddenly you’re seeing them, or hearing it everywhere? With so much of my focus this year on researching employee experience and the evolving employer/employee relationship, I see examples of how pay and benefits – what I […]

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February 23rd, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Winning is as Easy as A-B-C

The movie Glengarry Glen Ross turned 25 last year. I turned… older than 25. Although I often specialize in out-of-date pop culture references, I think the movie – and one scene in particular – still resonates (and is still full of offensive language – you’ve been alerted). […]

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February 22nd, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

We Are a Tech Company

This phrase seems to be the rally cry for many of today’s largest companies. Financial firms are now competing for tech talent against companies like Google and Facebook. According to CB Insights, Goldman Sachs is hiring more tech talent this year than financial talent with a third […]

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February 20th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Where Do You Work?

That four-word question used to be fodder for cocktail party chit chat. Now it’s one of the central questions of the future of work. Not only where you work in terms of who employs you, but where you work as a physical location. Personally, I work primarily […]

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February 15th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

It Is a Good Time to Be in HR Technology

Last week was a big week with some major announcements about investment in HCM. First, Workday announced a $250 million venture fund with investments to go into early and growth stage providers focused on topics such as AI, blockchain, and machine learning. This announcement not only demonstrates […]

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February 13th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Improving the Candidate Experience Through Better Communication

I have been thinking a lot about the candidate experience. For the past two years, companies we have surveyed cited improving the candidate experience as a top priority yet, only 40% of companies are actually successful at achieving this goal. If companies spend so much time and […]

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February 6th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments