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.

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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.

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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).

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