By Jason M. Lemkin on April 29, 2015
One of the starkest differences I see between First Timers in SaaS and Second Timers is when they hire their VP of Marketing. At BoxDev the other week (our post here), the contrast was especially vivid. Second-timer Shan Sinha, now CEO of Highfive hired his first head of marketing a year before first revenue. A […]
By Naomi Bloom on December 2, 2014
There is a tremendous need for deep and robust integration between the traditional HRMS processes,
being built organically, on top of a common architecture and object model. The heyday for standalone talent management suites is over.
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By Dave Kellogg on October 3, 2014
I have to admit I’m not a fan of succession planning in general, at startups in particular, and especially when the successee is involved in the process. Why? Because the process quickly ends up presumptuous and political. In my experience, the successee is more concerned with being a “good guy” on the way out than […]
By Michael Krigsman on September 15, 2014
Innovation requires rethinking how we do business. Here is a proposed approach for HR to re-examine how it serves the needs of Millennial workers.
By Brian Sommer on May 8, 2014
Twice in my career, I’ve hired Connie Laughlin. She’s a great HR and Resource Management executive. Interestingly, her last employer has had to downsize and now she’s on the other side of the fence. Instead of hiring others, she’s the one looking for a job. And, she’s noticed something I’ve heard a lot about lately: […]
By Brian Sommer on February 27, 2014
Identified was bought by Workday and Monster acquired Gozaik and TalentBin. Smart market watchers should be asking “Why” these deals were done and what these deals could do to recruiting/HR vendors, competition and the companies that would benefit from re-imagined HR processes.
By Brian Sommer on January 31, 2014
HR Processes Are Stuck in First Gear – Still Most HR functions have been automated. Tedious, labor-intensive activities such as payroll calculations and benefits administration were automated years ago through combinations of tools such as ERP technology, IVR, standalone HR solutions, etc. For the most part, most HR solutions in use today are still at […]
By Brian Sommer on April 16, 2013
Preventing Recruiting Mistakes in the First Place PUREs (Previously Undetected Recruiting Errors) have bedeviled employers forever. I’ve hired some and yet I’m one of the most inquisitive and discerning employers you’d ever have the opportunity to meet. I really want to know a candidate, at a deep level, as I abhor negative surprises at a […]