Employee Engagement and Market Share: The $74 Billion Question

 

After a couple of weeks in the wild, The Starr Conspiracy’s Employee Engagement Brandscape Report™ has prompted lots of questions. Probably the most frequently asked is this one: “Seventy-four billion dollars? Really? That number seems way too big and impossibly huge.”

5 Reasons Why Co-locating in the Bay Area Matters

These are dark days in Silicon Valley. A chill wind blows through the incubators of Palo Alto and in the canyons of SOMA in San Francisco. Just last Thursday, The Wall Street Journal told us that the sky is falling with startup investors hitting the brakes. This on the heels of the previous week’s CBInsights report, which said basically the same thing. And neither of those were the most terrifying story that I read recently. This was: The next hot job in Silicon Valley is for poets. Just think — someone will be really proud they earned their MFA from Middlebury when Howdy the Slackbot goes all T-800 on some office somewhere. Winter is coming.

7 HR Tech Trends to Watch for in 2016

Even though investment slowed down toward the end of the year, 2015 was a banner year for HR technology — the best since 2001 for U.S. startups and a year that included a billion-dollar quarter. Depending on whose numbers you look at, investment in HR and HCM startups was north of $2 billion for the year. What should industry watchers expect in 2016 as this capital begins working its way into the system?