A Look Through Our Periscope: HR Tech 2017 Predictions

2016 was a big year for HR tech. At TSC, we’ll remember it as:

  • The year the nature of solutions changed to focus on the experience of being an employee — and irreversibly away from simple process automation
  • The first year cloud HCM systems beat on-premise deployment
  • A year of huge investments in HR tech;in fact, total VC investment in the last two years has surpassed the last 20, and this trend doesn’t look like it’s slowing down anytime soon

Zenefits Update: Is Z2 the Silver Bullet or the Last Nail in the Coffin?

The first employee to take the stage for Zenefits was sending a message to the almost-1,000 people in the audience at the company’s first user conference at San Francisco’s Palace Hotel. Bud Bowlin, a Zenefits senior benefits advisor and “older millennial” (he’s easily north of 50), sent the message that there’s clear benefits experience at the company. One of the first things he said was also a clear message: “We have a CEO who believes that doing the right thing is the only way to do business.”

3 Things You Need to Know About Microsoft’s Acquisition of LinkedIn

Microsoft announcing its $26.2 billion acquisition of LinkedIn on Monday made for great headlines. Unfortunately, those headlines were mostly focused on the wrong things.