Show me the money: Where the investment $’s go in HRTech

One of the more interesting sessions at HRTech was one of the last ones I went to: How the HR Technology Landscape Is Changing: The Silicon Valley VC View – Nick Sturiale A fascinating insight into how Silicon Valley view the HR tech market, the trends that will shape HR Tech over the next few years…

HRTech Analysts: ‘Bus Boys’ or Thought Leaders?

It’s HRTech month this month, with #HRTechConf just concluded in Chicago and now #HRTechCongress taking place in Paris. Amongst all the vendors, HR and Talent practitioners there will be a bunch of other folks mooching around who we can loosely categorise as “Analysts, bloggers, Influencers, Advisors”. There’s been a lot of talk recently about this group,…

AI is the new black: Reflections from #HRTech

After a full on week in Chicago for the annual HRTech conference, what better place than the west coast to reflect on what came out of Chicago for me. I’ve several inspirations for blogs which will come later in the week, but first up are my overall takeaways from what was a great event. It’s artificial and lacks…

Recruiters and Algorithms: Separating fact from fiction

The subject of “recruiters being replaced by algorithms” is a hot topic of debate, and hype, in our industry right now. Check out this article by Matt Jeffery from SAP on ERE. The comment stream alone shows you the level of passion on both sides of the debate. Those pro the technology suggest that the…

LinkedIn & Microsoft: Laggards or leaders…?

Scanning my facebook feed this morning, I came across this view of the LinkedIn and Microsoft wedding plans from John Sumser, in which provides an interesting perspective. John makes some great points, well worth a read. I think one of the challenges for LinkedIn has been that their original magnetic north was never in recruitment. They started as an…

Gamification or desperation?

I hate the phrase gamification. To me, its a term that serves little purpose than to give journalists and “pop up” guru’s a hook around which to generate hype and promote their personal agendas. Nope, not a fan. I am, however, a fan of game mechanics, a much better and more meaningful way to refer…