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Best Practice for Whom?

I’ve long had a bone to pick with the concept of “best” anything. I’ve frequently said, there’s no such thing as first, best, or only. This might be a slight exaggeration, but in reality, these terms can be somewhat relative depending on how you evaluate the various […]

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January 4th, 2018|Core HR, Our Blog|0 Comments

It’s Not a Job If You Don’t Get Paid

I’ve been thinking and talking a lot about payroll lately. Not only because I’m a business owner, but because we are seeing payroll become a hot topic in the human capital space. When you really think about it, payroll is the foundational transaction between employer and employee […]

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September 1st, 2016|Core HR, Our Blog|0 Comments

On Our Best Days

I had the opportunity to have an intriguing conversation last week with Vinay Gidwaney, Chief Product Officer and Co-Founder at Maxwell Health. Maxwell Health is a player in the benefits space, hoping to disrupt the insurance industry by providing a better customer experience for benefits administration and […]

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June 27th, 2016|Core HR, Our Blog, Payroll and Benefits|0 Comments

Being Human – A Day with Randstad Sourceright

I had the opportunity to spend the day earlier this week with Randstad Sourceright, best known as the recruitment process outsourcing (RPO) and managed services program (MSP) arm of staffing firm Randstad. If you’re not familiar, RPO focuses on services that let organizations outsource all or part […]

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November 6th, 2015|Core HR, Our Blog|0 Comments

Our Time is Yours

I’m a data geek. I claim it proudly. I once described my job to a friend’s son as asking questions, using math to figure out what and how people do certain things, and writing about it. He thought being subjected to math and writing on a daily […]

A Closer Look at Aptitude Research Partners

We are very excited to launch Aptitude Research Partners and share with you some of our research ideas for the next year. Mollie and I have covered this industry for almost two decades and this year has left an impression. With the innovation, transparency, focus on experience, […]


Welcome to Aptitude Research Partners! I could not be more thrilled to be welcoming you to our new endeavor. Madeline Laurano and I have worked together for many years. We have seen and done some things that have worked, and some that haven’t. We have spent time […]