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About Mollie Lombardi

Mollie Lombardi is cofounder and CEO of Aptitude Research Partners, an independent, research-based analyst and advisory firm, focused on the new conversation required by changes in how technology is delivered and utilized by today’s organizations. Mollie has surveyed and interviewed thousands of organizations to understand how human capital management technology is enabling organizational success by improving efficiency, effectiveness and employee engagement. She has spoken around the globe to HR audiences on topics across the HCM spectrum, including learning and leadership development, employee engagement, assessments, workforce management, workforce planning and analytics, and the future of HR technology. She has authored over 100 research reports and papers, and her research has been featured in publications such as the Wall Street Journal, eLearning Magazine, CIO Magazine and other trade publications. Prior to Aptitude Research Partners Mollie was Vice President, Workforce Management at Brandon Hall Group and Vice President and Principle Analyst, Human Capital Management at Aberdeen Group.

World Mental Health Day

Today is World Mental Health Day. By some estimates, as many of half of us will deal with some level of mental illness in our lifetime. Depression, anxiety, mood disorders, addiction – all of these are forms of mental illness. For most of us the impact will […]

By | October 10th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

5 Reasons to be at The HR Technology Conference & Expo

There are hundreds of HR conferences every year – I get invited to at least that many. So how do you decide which ones are valuable? And once you decide to go, how do you make the most of it? No doubt these conferences can be helpful, […]

By | September 4th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

HR Stuff You Should Know – The Usual and Not so Usual Suspects

The Usual Suspects There has continued to be tremendous investment in the HR technology space over the summer. This is included some very large transactions, such as Workday’s $1.55 billion acquisition of Adaptive Insights, and ADP’s acquisition of Celergo for an undisclosed amount. Growth investments continued as […]

By | August 22nd, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Where I’m Going and Where I’ve Been

July and August have been flying by. Here’s my quick round up on what I’ve been doing, and where I’m going to be this fall. Stay tuned for the latest installment of HR Stuff You Should Know in the next few days as well. Investors have been […]

By | August 19th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments

Is Student Loan Repayment the Answer to Diversity?

The idea of student loan repayment as a work benefit has been growing in popularity in the past couple of years. It can seem like a nice-to-have offering targeting “those millennials” looking for help paying off debt and managing their budget. But when we look deeper at […]

HR Stuff You Should Know.  Putting Together All the Things.

I’m home from seven weeks on the road and boy, has it been a busy few days catching up. Lots of interesting pairings and partnerings crossing my desk recently, so let’s plow, shall we? (Name the movie and you will win my lifelong adulation.) June 4 – […]

Cornerstone Confidence

One of the good things about being in this business for a while is that you get to be a witness to change. Some of it good, some of it bad, but always providing of context. So, when I go to an event like Cornerstone Convergence for […]

HR Stuff You Should Know: Where in the World is Mollie Edition

We are in the thick of the spring conference season and I have been traveling, writing, collaborating, and hoping for empty middle seats on flights. Here’s a quick rundown, in no particular order, on where I’ve been, where I’m going, and what’s been happening. ADP makes another […]

Security, Privacy, and GDPR

HR and payroll systems contain an extensive amount of personal information, and safeguarding it is a chief concern of organizations and governments alike. For years now, payroll providers have invested heavily in security and privacy, including the ability to control access to data based on roles and […]

The 2018 Payroll Systems Index Report

I have been marinating in payroll technology. It has seeped into my pores and flavored my entire outlook. I think that’s a good thing. Payroll is complex, and I’ve learned a lot in the 10 months since our previous report. And hopefully that will make this year’s […]

By | April 27th, 2018|Our Blog|0 Comments