HR Tech Trend Brief: HR Technology’s Push to SMB — a Trend with Big Implications

Posted by: George LaRocque Date: Oct 20, 2014 6:30:00 AM

Will HR Tech in the SMB Market Help HR Get Down to The Business Of Getting Work Done?

Every year, I receive between 100 and 200 briefings from HR technology vendors. The most concentrated dose takes place at the annual HR Technology® Conference & Exposition. The event brings me face to face with hundreds of HR tech vendors and a large number of their customers. Over the course of three-and-a-half days, I take dozens of formal briefings. There are even more serious conversations “around” the event as I network through the largest single annual gathering of HR technologists at one time.


Wrapup: 3 things left unsaid at HR Tech 2014

Posted by: Steve Smith Date: Oct 14, 2014 4:49:00 PM

Topics: #HRTechconf, InfluenceHR, #HRtech

[ Updated: Oct. 15, 2014 at 11:45 a.m. ]

In the aftermath of the 2014 HR Technology® Conference & Exposition, the industry has a lot to be excited about. Enterprise technology developers seem to be catching up after years of being beat up as laggards behind innovators in consumer technology. User interfaces are getting better. You’re seeing more technologies incorporate algorithms that connect people and information faster — whether you’re talking about predictive analytics or recommendation engines that function much like Amazon or Netflix. Also, the arrival of learning and development at the center of the talent stack is clear. Expect to see more L&D technologies at the show in future years.

There are plenty of breakdowns on the exciting new technology developments at this year’s show. However, three things went unsaid that I think are worth highlighting:


#InfluenceHR Insight: What Successful B2B Marketers Are Leading With

Posted by: George LaRocque Date: Oct 3, 2014 10:00:04 AM

Brent Adamson, managing director of executive advisory services at CEB and co-author of The Challenger Sale, has spent more than 30 years working with tens of thousands of B2B sales and marketing professionals all over the world to redefine what good looks like when it comes to commercial excellence. So when he says we have to engage customers differently in marketing and sales, we better listen.