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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.

Please Go Away. Often.

There is a travel agency near Harvard Square that for years had a sign out front that said “Please Go Away Often”. I always think about that sign whenever I am leaving for or returning from vacation. It’s important to go away, often. But it’s getting harder [...]

By | March 24th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

Engagement – Delivered Just-in-Time

I’ve never particularly liked defining engagement in terms of personal happiness or filling a gap in someone’s soul. Sometimes being in an engaging work environment helps fulfill those needs. But what engagement really means to me as a business person is, are individuals – including myself – [...]

By | March 17th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

The New Conversation

One of the founding principles here at Aptitude was the idea that there needed to be a new conversation around HCM technology. SaaS, mobile, social – all of these elements and more have not only changed how we deliver and consume technical functionality, but the role technology [...]

By | March 14th, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

Workforce Micromanagement – Don’t Be Creepy

I’m a fan of data. I proudly brand myself a data geek. And I love workforce management. I think tools that make us more efficient, while also helping us improve the experience of our staff and managers, that also help us gather data to improve business results, [...]

By | March 3rd, 2016|Our Blog, Workforce Management|0 Comments

Past, Present and Future – A Visit with Ceridian

I had the opportunity to attend Ceridian’s analyst day in Los Angeles last week. It was my first major analyst event of the calendar year, and it was good as always to catch up with old friends and colleagues, both in the analyst space and on the [...]

By | March 1st, 2016|Our Blog, Workforce Management|0 Comments

Absence Makes the Heart Grow Fonder – Unless It’s Your Workforce

In the afterglow of Valentine’s Day, this may seem like a sweet sentiment to those with absent loves. But when it comes to work, employers are anything but fond of absences. Estimates the cost of unplanned absence in the range of $80-$100 billion annually in the US. [...]

By | February 15th, 2016|Our Blog, Workforce Management|0 Comments

People Want to Work in an Office. Just Not Yours.

I was at a conference not long ago where a speaker was telling a story about staying in a trendy New York boutique hotel. He had gone down to the lobby to use the free Wi-Fi and started to realize that most of the people working there [...]

By | February 3rd, 2016|Employee Experience, Our Blog|0 Comments

Communicating More, Fattening Pigs, and Passing for 26 – Trends for 2016

A big focus of ARP’s research this year will be understanding what high-performing organizations are doing today, and even more importantly will be doing tomorrow, to achieve and maintain success. With that in mind, our first survey focuses on what organizations are going to start, stop, and [...]

By | January 21st, 2016|Our Blog|0 Comments

Let Me Google That for You…

If you type “innovation” in Google’s search engine, it would probably be a good many pages before time clocks entered the conversation. But at nearly 40, Kronos has made the shift from a company that started out selling time clocks with punch cards that bolted onto your wall [...]

By | January 19th, 2016|Our Blog, Workforce Management|0 Comments

EAP: Moving from Crisis Management to Decision-Support

This week is all about the holiday hangover – we spent too much, ate too much, expected too much – many are focused surviving the post-holiday blues. Which got me thinking about EAP, or employee assistance programs. EAP has gotten something of a bad rap. Most of [...]

By | January 5th, 2016|Our Blog, Workforce Management|0 Comments