Aptitude Research Releases Most In-Depth Look at Talent Acquisition Systems to Date 


The Aptitude Index Report: Talent Acquisition Systems (2021) is the most comprehensive report available  about the talent acquisition landscape, trends and technology. 

BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS – April 15, 2021: Aptitude Research, a leading human capital management  (HCM) research and advisory firm, today announced the release of its latest Aptitude Index Report:  Talent Acquisition Systems (2021). This flagship report takes a comprehensive look at talent acquisition  technology trends and solutions – enabling HR leaders to save time, money and ultimately improve the  recruiting, hiring and workforce management processes. The report is now available to download here. 

According to Aptitude Research, 44% of companies adopted new talent acquisition solutions in 2020,  and one in four companies are looking to replace their ATS system in 2021. Remote recruiting, economic  uncertainty, and the mounting pressure to “do more with less” have forced companies to closely  examine their talent acquisition technology solutions.  

“HR departments will be investing in talent acquisition and retention technology more this year than any  other,” said Madeline Laurano, founder and chief research analyst at Aptitude Research. “Our new Aptitude Index Report: Talent Acquisition Systems (2021) delivers a comprehensive and independent  look at current trends and technology. This report is a great resource to understand the TA technology  landscape and make informed technology decisions.”  

The Aptitude Index Report: Talent Acquisition Systems (2021) looks at key themes, discusses changes in  the market, predicts the top ten new trends, discusses top pain points, identifies key drivers and criteria,  and introduces a new framework for talent acquisition. The report also takes a close look at key players  in the market. It does not rate or rank providers, but offers a high-level overview of talent acquisition  technology providers to help companies determine what criteria to evaluate when selecting a solution  and which vendors might meet their needs. This year’s report profiles 13 vendors and in addition to  highlighting their key differentiators, their response to COVID-19 and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI)  efforts are also examined. Vendors profiled in The Aptitude Index Report: Talent Acquisition Systems  (2021) include (in alphabetical order): ADP, Avature, Cornerstone OnDemand, Greenhouse, IBM  (Kenexa), iCIMS, Jobvite, Lever, Oleeo, Oracle, SAP, SmartRecruiters, and Workday. Finally, The Aptitude  Index Report: Talent Acquisition Systems (2021) includes an ecosystem of over 100 providers that  integrate with talent acquisition systems. 

Research Process 

This study is the combination of three major research initiatives conducted by Aptitude Research in  2020 and 2021: 

  1. Quantitative Research: Through a 2021 research study of over 400 organizations across a wide range of industries and company sizes, Aptitude Research identified key trends and challenges that customers are facing when selecting and implementing a talent acquisition system.
    Qualitative Research: Aptitude Research conducted a series of customer interviews from August 2020 to March 2021 to learn more about what companies are looking for in a talent acquisition solution and what they would like to see in a technology partner.
    Solution Provider Analysis: Aptitude Research conducted in-depth briefings and demos with each of the providers included in this report. Company background, product background and a product demonstration were all carefully considered during these sessions. 

Useful Links: 

To download a complimentary copy of The Aptitude Index Report: Talent Acquisition Systems (2021), visit: https://www.aptituderesearch.com/research_report/2021-ats-index-report/ For more information on Aptitude Research or to schedule a briefing with Madeline Laurano, visit: https://www.aptituderesearch.com/
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About Aptitude Research 

Aptitude Research is a leading human capital management (HCM) research and advisory firm. Our in depth research and vendor assessments help HR leaders develop a deep understanding of the HCM  technology landscape, including talent acquisition and engagement, to ultimately make better purchase  decisions. 

Our flagship research, The Aptitude Index Report: Talent Acquisition Systems (2021), delivers a  comprehensive look at talent acquisition trends and technology. This knowledge, combined with our  consulting and advisory services, enables companies to save time, money and improve the recruiting,  hiring and workforce management experience.  

Founded by leading analyst Madeline Laurano and based in the Boston area, Aptitude Research provides  a wealth of HCM expertise to companies, vendors and investors. View our recent and upcoming research at www.AptitudeResearch.com or connect with us on Twitter or LinkedIn. 


Madeline Laurano, Founder & Chief Research Officer
Aptitude Research


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