Achievers Acquisition Analysis: What’s Ahead for Employee Engagement, Rewards, and Recognition?

Posted by: Steve Smith Date: Jun 11, 2015 10:21:15 PM

Topics: employee engagement, #HRtech, Reward and Recognition

In an early morning announcement today, Blackhawk Network, a prepaid and payments network, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Achievers. Terms were not disclosed, but Blackhawk expects the deal to close by June 30. Because Blackhawk is a publicly traded company, SEC filings will be available at that time.


Five Ways to Do an HCM User Conference Right

Posted by: Lance Haun Date: Jun 10, 2015 2:39:00 PM

In past years, Globoforce ran a user conference that looked typical to other companies their size. Their best customers would attend, share best practices, get some product previews, and have some fun. It would hopefully involve a nice location, too. After all, for the hardcore administrators and users of the product, it might be the only conference they attend for the year.


Thinking Out Loud About the SAP and IBM/Kenexa Partnership

Posted by: George LaRocque Date: Jun 7, 2015 10:37:42 PM

Topics: SuccessFactors, #HRtech, IBM/Kenexa

I’m fresh off of the June 5 joint-briefing from SAP/SuccessFactors’ Mike Ettling and IBM Smarter Workforce/Kenexa GM Debbie Landers. Almost one month ago to the day the two vendors announced cloud-to-cloud integrations of their HCM offerings with the stated goal in the title of their PR to “transform talent management.” The actual release read to be more of a standard integration announcement — linking IBM BrassRing Talent Acquisition directly to SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, and linking SAP Success Factors Learning Management System (LMS) directly to IBM Kenexa’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS).