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How to Buy HR Tech: Sales Leaders’ Advice

Buying new software for your HR tech stack is difficult. From discovering a need to vetting vendors to making a final decision, there are a lot of bumps in the road that can lead to costly mistakes. When buying new HR software, there is typically a sales person on the opposite side of the Zoom.  While these folks are incentivized to sell us, many of them are actually great resources on the industry and landscape of solutions.We realized that sales people have a bit of insider knowledge as they…See More
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Most Common HR Tech Vendor Lies

We all know the stereotype of the used car salesman who's willing to say whatever it takes to sell you a car. They're even willing to give you a special price, because they like you and you have nice smile. (Side note, if you haven't listened to the episode of This American Life about a car dealership on Long…See More
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Phil Strazzulla posted a blog post

An Iterative Approach to Implementing HR Tech

I find that many HR and recruiting teams allow perfect to be the enemy of good when it comes to rolling out new technology. And, I totally get it. We are asked to manage risk, and many times are dealing with sensitive data or processes that really need to be perfect, like payroll.That said, many tools now have quick time to value paths for implementation. This could be a free trial or free to use module for vendors pursuing a…See More
Nov 9, 2020
Phil Strazzulla posted a blog post

An Important Metric For Evaluating HR Software

While working in venture capital, my job was to try and find the next big software company. One of the key frameworks we used to understand the potential trajectory of a business was the level of engagement people had with that product.This same framework should be applied to HR tools/software both for practitioners looking to invest in a vendor, as well as the vendors…See More
Nov 4, 2020
Phil Strazzulla posted a blog post

Look Inwards: How to Build an Effective Internal Recruiting Strategy

A new position has opened up, and you have 2 options: either hire from the outside or look inside your organization for your next star player.The latter is a practice known as internal recruitment, and according to the Harvard Business Review, is only considered “an important source of people to fill vacancies” by 28% of talent acquisition leaders today — to the detriment of many organizations. …See More
Nov 2, 2020
Phil Strazzulla posted a blog post

25 Articles for HR Tech Nerds from September 2020

At SelectSoftware, we aim to stay on the forefront of HR Tech. Usually it’s by providing unbiased, researched-based guides on every tool from HR chatbots to applicant tracking systems. This time however, we’re shifting the focus to voices other than our own. The articles listed below are written by our favorite content creators, thought leaders and innovators in the HR blogosphere. In an industry that’s constantly moving forward, these “People people” keep readers headed in the right…See More
Oct 31, 2020
Ginni Agarwal commented on Phil Strazzulla's blog post 'Is HR Getting Back To Normal?'
"Yes, HR is getting back to normal after COVID has impacted the whole recruiting process. The jobs for sales and engineering is on the rise. Now, slowly and steadily every HR recruiter is scheduling interviews. "
Oct 30, 2020
Phil Strazzulla posted a blog post

Is HR Getting Back To Normal?

A lot of the conversations I have these days with HR leaders, VCs, and entrepreneurs are all about what the next six months is going to look like and if we are "getting back to normal."While it's impossible to predict the future, sometimes the trends in various datasets can shed insights, and lucky for us we have some data this week :)CloserIQ is an organizational strategy firm focused on building growth and engineering teams at innovative companies.…See More
Oct 28, 2020
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HR Tech in COVID's New Normal, Week of Sept 23rd

Each week we highlight a few of the most interesting HR Tech stories that our readers should be aware of.This week we're covering the continued release of HR tech solutions during the new normal, even amidst calls for the return to the office.From diversity and inclusion initiatives to employee engagement tools, the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t slowed the rapid pace of HR innovation as we inch nearer to Q4 of 2020.…See More
Oct 26, 2020
Phil Strazzulla posted a blog post

HR Tech in COVID's New Normal, Week of Sept 23rd

Each week we highlight a few of the most interesting HR Tech stories that our readers should be aware of.This week we're covering the continued release of HR tech solutions during the new normal, even amidst calls for the return to the office.From diversity and inclusion initiatives to employee engagement tools, the COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t slowed the rapid pace of HR innovation as we inch nearer to Q4 of 2020.…See More
Oct 26, 2020
Phil Strazzulla posted a blog post

The 5 Must Read HRTech Stories from This Week

Six Months of COVID-19 Later, Where Are We Now?HCM Technology Report looks back at where we started and where we are now as a workforce during a pandemic. Work days are an average of 48 minutes longer.Companies are claiming the same or higher levels of productivity…See More
Oct 23, 2020
Phil Strazzulla posted a blog post

A Clever Way to Save Money on HR Software

I had the pleasure of talking to Dan Cmejla the other day about his journey to purchase a new enterprise collaboration platform.  This was Dan’s first big business software purchase, and it was interesting to hear how he went about it.At the end of the conversation I’d learned a really valuable nugget that I wanted to share with our readership.  Specially, he’d managed to get nearly every single vendor to considerably decrease their…See More
Oct 21, 2020
Ginni Agarwal commented on Phil Strazzulla's blog post '8 Effective Employee Retention Strategies'
"Hi, a great article, and I am sure by applying all these strategies would help in improving employee engagement."
Oct 21, 2020
Phil Strazzulla posted a blog post

8 Effective Employee Retention Strategies

Hiring top talent is only the start to creating an outstanding workforce. The next step — and just as vital — is keeping them around. Let’s dive into employee retention: your company’s ability to maintain a work environment that supports staff in remaining with you.Employee turnover is often a symptom of deeper unresolved issues, such as low employee morale, unclear career development options, lack of recognition, or poor employee-manager relationships. In addition to lost productivity,…See More
Oct 19, 2020
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15 Must Read HRTech Stories From Summer 2020

The pandemic has led to an increasingly unique situation for the workforce. Unemployment rates remain high. Remote working is the new normal. The reliance on technology grows by the day.HR Tech companies have to be more creative than ever to mitigate these constantly shifting issues. In this roundup we highlight the Summer’s major news stories of innovation, automation and integration in the continued wake of COVID-19.What companies are partnering up to create better candidate experiences?…See More
Oct 15, 2020

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Phil Strazzulla's Blog

How to Buy HR Tech: Sales Leaders’ Advice

Buying new software for your HR tech stack is difficult. From discovering a need to vetting vendors to making a final decision, there are a lot of bumps in the road that can lead to costly mistakes. 

When buying new HR software, there is typically a sales person on the opposite side of the Zoom.  While these folks are incentivized to sell us, many of them are actually great resources on the industry and landscape of solutions.

We realized that sales people have a bit of insider…

Continue

Posted on January 15, 2021 at 10:30am

Most Common HR Tech Vendor Lies

We all know the stereotype of the used car salesman who's willing to say whatever it takes to sell you a car. They're even willing to give you a special price, because they like you and you have nice smile. (Side note, if you haven't listened to the …

Continue

Posted on January 13, 2021 at 10:30am

HR Tech Trends in 2021

2021 will be an interesting year that may just be as unpredictable as 2020.  However, using the search data from our site, we can be reasonably accurate with a few predictions that should come true in the coming year.

Plus, it’s always fun to make predictions :)



If you want, you can watch the video version of this here.

Virtual…

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Posted on January 11, 2021 at 1:30pm

An Iterative Approach to Implementing HR Tech

I find that many HR and recruiting teams allow perfect to be the enemy of good when it comes to rolling out new technology. And, I totally get it. We are asked to manage risk, and many times are dealing with sensitive data or processes that really need to be perfect, like payroll.

That said, many tools now have quick time to value paths for implementation. This could be a free trial or free to use module for vendors pursuing a…

Continue

Posted on November 9, 2020 at 9:30am

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