Category Archives: Vendors

HR Mobility Round-up

As predicted, HR technology providers are releasing mobile applications in droves.  Within the last few months Lawson/Infor, Lumesse, Peoplefluent, SuccessFactors, and Workday have all had major announcements, with more to come. Some interesting trends: What about HTML5? Bullish statements from … Continue reading

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The Race to Platform Continues: SumTotal Buys Accero & CyberShift

The HR vendor landscape is changing rapidly as we have seen with recent consolidations by Infor (Lawson), Peoplefluent (Aquire), and SuccessFactors (Plateau) as well as SumTotal’s announcement today to buy Accero and CyberShift.  One way to look at this consolidation … Continue reading

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“Getting Best Work” at Enterprise 2.0 #e2conf

Getting best work from current staff is one of four key people-related business challenges business leaders face. To meet the goal of “get best work” – sometimes translated to “create a high performance culture” – organizations turn to performance management … Continue reading

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Does Facebook have a professional angle?

Since their inception in the mid-2000′s, Facebook and LinkedIn have had two separate and complementary identities.  Facebook is personal and LinkedIn is professional. Facebook is friend networking and LinkedIn is business networking. Will it stay this way? LinkedIn has over … Continue reading

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The Living Database: Predictions of the Future Recruiting Ecosystem

The paper resume has evolved into an online social profile.  At the same time, the resume “filing” system is undergoing substantial change. Applicant tracking systems (ATSs), which were initially invented to house digital resumes and track requisition pipelines, have not … Continue reading

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Northgate Arinso provides modern, SaaS option to SAP customers

Northgate Arinso (NGA) is fairly well-known as an HR outsourcer, particularly in Europe (and now in North America, with its acquisition of Convergys). What’s lesser known is that NGA also provides its own platform (euHReka) that cuts across payroll, HR … Continue reading

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Talent Review vs. Calibration tools – what’s the difference?

Several years ago, I wrote about the emerging best practice of conducting talent reviews. Leading HR organizations found that facilitating key talent conversations with senior leaders in the context of a business meeting was a transformative opportunity for the HR … Continue reading

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Lawson CUE 2011 Highlights

The Lawson CUE conference was perhaps a bit more subdued this year with the Infor acquisition offer on the table. That said, the company’s leadership, employees, and customers projected a sense of continued value and partnership, regardless of the ownership … Continue reading

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News Analysis: What you can expect from recent HCM Acquisitions

Today, two acquisitions were announced that impact the HCM product market: Apax Partners acquires Epicor.  Epicor, a midmarket ERP vendor, acquired SPECTRUM Human Resources in December, enabling an end-to-end solution for midmarket companies.  Now, Apax combines Epicor (and Spectrum) with … Continue reading

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Ultimate Connections strikes a nice balance between comfort & discomfort

The 3rd Annual Connections: The Ultimate Partner Forum was held last week in Las Vegas.  Ultimate Software hosted 1000 attendees, most of whom were HR VP’s and HRIS Managers reporting to HR VP’s at 500-1000 person companies. Ultimate has a … Continue reading

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