Weekly Research Updates

How Top Performers Job Hunt plus Reinvention in the HR Software Market   8/10/2016


Summary One research organization analyzes how high performing employees find jobs. Another reviews past stages of HR technology and explains the next stage.


Description Two new surveys from The Hiring Lab (Indeed’s global research institute) of 1000 hiring managers and 4000 high performing job seekers reaffirms that very few workers any more approach their careers passively. Top performers, in particular, who in the past were often considered passive, are as active as any other group in seeking new opportunities.


Josh Bersin’s lengthy article in Forbes reviews the arc of technology innovation in HR in recent decades...

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Recruiting Best Practices   6/21/2016

Online recruiting avenuesSummary A statistical review of the current recruiting landscape, including data on strategy, sourcing channels, job postings, CPH, TTH, onboarding, turnover, and quality of hire.


Description Six times a year Business and Legal Resources (BLR) surveys their extensive database of HR managers to find out how how they are handling the challenges of their work. The result is a large library of reports covering recruiting innovations, technology, big data, employment branding, hi-po employees, outsourcing, talent management and engagement.

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2015-16 HR Systems Survey, 18th Edition   6/1/2016

Talent-driven organizationsSummary The 18th edition of the longest-running and most widely distributed research effort concerning HR-related technology applications, deployment options, vendor solutions, expenditures, and business value achieved. An essential reference for CHROs managing technological change in both large and small organizations.


Description This year’s survey report begins with a three-year summary of the HR technology categories where the 1,200 survey participants have have spent 25% or more of their time and money. As in prior years, business process improvement initiatives remain by far the most common category, with onboarding and recruiting the two most common projects within it.

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