David Steps Up Its Game Against Goliath in Workforce Management
How would you like to compete against Kronos, the fourth largest HCM vendor right behind ADP, according to research firm IDC, and nearly as dominant in its field? Workforce Software (plus others) have successfully been doing it for years, and those two companies' recent back-to-back user conferences in Florida revealed a lot about the challenges each faces.
My Final HR Tech Conference
Finally, after reading and writing about it for 10 months, I've finished my 16 years as founding co-chair of the HR Technology® Conference. Now the truth can finally be told: I didn't do it all myself! And all the people who have made it such a runaway success will be working with my replacement Steve Boese.
Workday Rising: Higher and Higher!
Who was so clever years ago to name this annual user conference, "Workday Rising"? The meeting last week in San Francisco certainly showed the company rising in every respect, including a new User Interface, new applications and a bright future battling vendors 10 to 20 times its size for the hearts and minds of HR executives at companies large and small.
How New Recruiting Entrants Differ from the Older Guys
The applicant tracking system is the new HRMS -- necessary but largely administrative. Now value is in the recruiting "edge" applications and how companies are using them to find, build and maintain relationships with candidates. It involves more than social recruiting and candidate relationship management. It's a new war for recruiting-software leadership.
New War Gathering Over Recruiting Tech
Not the War for Talent. This new war is over whom will be the next generation's Taleo, BrassRing, Peopleclick, Virtual Edge and others: the new leaders in recruiting technology. Companies of all sizes are building brand new systems, and the battle will benefit smart end-users, turning others into collateral damage.
Mike Gioja's Second Act in HCM -- at Paychex
Mike Gioja has made a major impact in HCM. First at SAP and PeopleSoft and now, after a comparative lull at smaller companies, at our third big payroll provider, Paychex. Remarkable similarities in what he's done at each of the three, and now he's transforming Paychex (like ADP and Ceridian) into a technology company.
Is ADP's Transformation Really on Track?
The ADP I first got to know in 1990 has changed into something almost unrecognizable. The fifth in a series of annual Analyst Days in New York City revealed the state of its next generation integrated SaaS products, ADP's ambitious global plans, the state of its new talent-management suite and the most telling indication yet whether it's really becoming a software company.
NYT Catches Up on Recruiting Innovations
No one reading this needs to be told recruiting has been the greatest source of innovation in HR technology for almost two decades. Now "the newspaper of record," which still means something to me, at least, has published two long articles on successive Sundays catching the world up on the new technologies being applied to that wildly inefficient process.
Infor Debuts New HCM -- Will It Be Truly New?
Infor, once a classic aggregator, has been quietly changing its stripes for two years and now will noisily debut its new look on April 21. If you recognize its new Infor HCM 10x as Lawson, Workbrain and Enwisen, it may have failed. But how well the three work together is a lot more important than whether they're beautiful.
What Does SMB Really Mean?
It stands for "small and mid-sized business," but what it means depends on whom you ask. Whatever the range of employees defining an SMB, it is the hottest segment in HR technology first because of the huge number of companies that size. Established vendors have served it successfully for years, but endless start-ups want some of their fruit.
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