Category: General

HCM Startups: Asking the Tough Questions

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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 million in 2012 to just under $2 billion… Read more »

New Research on the Employee Experience

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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 positive employee experience, most companies fall short. According… Read more »

New Research: Talent Acquisition Systems 2017

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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. It has been a busy time. The biggest… Read more »

Aptitude’s Advice for the HR Technology Conference: Take Time for You

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The tone for this year’s HR Technology Conference already feels different. It feels more thoughtful and more reflective. Priorities have shifted. Last week’s tragedy certainly contributes to this new sentiment, but overall, the industry has changed. This year, it really feels like a community. One that is coming together to support charities, promote sessions, and… Read more »

Four Trends Impacting Employee Recognition

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Employee recognition is something that feels right: motivating employees and encouraging positive behavior feels like something every organization should be doing. We know this. And for a long time, these “feelings” of corporate responsibility have driven the employee recognition market to reach $46 billion (as estimated by Josh Bersin in 2012). But, in 2017, is… Read more »

The Talent Acquisition Technology Market is Heating Up

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According to CB Insights, HR Tech deals reached a record high in 2016 with $1.96B invested across 350 deals from January to October. And, no surprise, most of those deals were in talent acquisition technology. Compare that to 2012 (with only $400M of investment in HR technology) and it becomes clear that this market is… Read more »