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#HRTechChat Explores isolved’s Acquisition of AAP

This past summer, isolved acquired AAP, an administrative services organization (ASO) and significant member of isolved’s large network of similar companies using isolved’s software-as-a-service solution for human capital management to carry out part or all of HR for their clients. Demonstrating why AAP is an especially good match for the vendor, this in-network acquisition underscores several of isolved’s strengths. Joining me on the video podcast to explain were Andy Osborne, who was CEO of AAP for 20 years, and Lina Tonk, who has been with isolved for many years herself, becoming the organization’s chief marketing officer shortly after her previous appearance on #HRTechChat. This acquisition of AAP reflects an important element of isolved’s growth strategy. Bringing members of this network fully under the isolved brand […]


#HRTechChat: Talent Management — It Will Blend

It’s been about a month since my colleague Jen Dole and I dropped our very first mutual episode of the #HRTechChat podcast. Today’s is the second installment in this new internal series wherein we will discuss various issues facing professionals whose day-to-day lives intersect with human resources and human capital management and how and why technology fits into the equation. Jen is now well past her 90-day mark here at 3Sixty Insights. When she joined us, we seriously considered whether to label her practice area something other than talent management. It has become a traditional term, after all, and part of us wanted to be forward-thinking and novel. Ultimately, we landed on the side of tradition, but we continue to wonder when exactly it makes […]

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betterworks Blog: #HRTechChat: It’s Time for Performance Enablement

If you haven’t given the 3Sixty Insight’s #HRTechChat podcast a listen yet, now is the time to start. The #HRTechChat podcast features visionary leaders that explore strategic HR processes, problem-solving, and share tips with listeners about how to maximize the value of their technology investments. Therefore it’s no surprise that the podcast recently featured Betterworks CEO, Doug Dennerline. Doug joined the podcast for a special episode focused on the future of performance management. We’ll give you a hint: performance enablement is the name of the game. “The annual performance review process is pretty broken,” said Doug. “It was created seventy years ago for hierarchical organizations.” Meaning that in today’s work landscape the static annual performance review does not align with current manager-employee work dynamics. Continue reading here: #HRTechChat: It’s […]

#HRTechChat: Mike Ettling, Chief Executive Officer at Unit4

#HRTechChat: Mike Ettling, Chief Executive Officer at Unit4

I’m going to date myself here. My first encounter with Mike Ettling, CEO of Unit4, was over 10 years ago. Technology editor for HRO Today at the time, I was relatively wet behind the ears, as the saying goes, when it comes to human capital management and the technology for it. I attended a briefing for analysts and the industry press with Mike, CEO at the time of what was then NorthgateArinso. The gathering was in real life, a.k.a. IRL (a term that had not even emerged yet). “Well, Brent, that goes back some time,” Mike said when I brought it up to open the discussion on this episode of the #HRTechChat video podcast. Much has happened since 2011. NGA became NGA Human Resources and, […]

#HRTechChat: Robyn Torgius, Global Head of Payroll at IFS

#HRTechChat: Robyn Torgius, Global Head of Payroll at IFS

“I wish we could just push a button and have payroll process without a hitch, like everyone thinks we do,” joked Robyn Torgius, guest on this episode of #HRTechChat. Instead of just falling into the work, as most have in the past, people are increasingly choosing payroll as a career path. This is a good thing. As global head of payroll at IFS and member of 3Sixty Insights’ Global Executive Advisory Council, Robyn shared her considerable insight into how payroll can be elevated into a profession — and why it should be. Our #HRTechChat Series is also available as a podcast on the following platforms: Apple iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/3sixty-insights/id1555291436?itsct=podcast_box&itscg=30200 Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/0eZJI1FqM3joDA8uLc05zz Stitcher: https://www.stitcher.com/show/3sixty-insights SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/user-965220588 YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6aDtrRPYoCIrnkeOYZRpAQ/ iHeartRadio: https://www.iheart.com/podcast/269-3sixty-insights-78293678/ Google Podcast: https://podcasts.google.com/feed/aHR0cHM6Ly9mZWVkcy5zb3VuZGNsb3VkLmNvbS91c2Vycy9zb3VuZGNsb3VkOnVzZXJzOjkyNDY0ODI1OS9zb3VuZHMucnNz Amazon Music & Audible: https://music.amazon.com/podcasts/7e7d809b-cb6c-4160-bacf-d0bb90e22f7c PlayerFM: https://player.fm/series/3sixty-insights […]

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#HRTechChat: How Maji Tharpe is challenging the status quo

March 8th marks International Women’s Day and a special opportunity for organizations to celebrate the contributions of their female employees. This is an especially important day to me because it is about empowering women in the workplace. So this year on International Women’s Day, let’s take some time to recognize our hardworking women and find new ways to challenge the status quo. Celebrating with me today is Maji Tharpe from University of Illinois’ Discovery Partners Institute, and she is doing everything she can to diversify the tech ecosystem in the state of Illinois by disrupting the internship model.  We met at the virtual HR Tech Conference, and instantly hit it off!  We both operate in the cross section of HR Tech, succession planning, upskilling and […]

#HRTechChat: Steve Goldberg, HR Industry Analyst, Advisor & Thought Leader

#HRTechChat: Steve Goldberg, HR Industry Analyst, Advisor & Thought Leader

My guest for this episode of #HRTechChat was Steve Goldberg, well-known HR industry analyst, advisor and thought leader. Steve and I were having so many interesting conversations of late, that we decided we’d better lay one of these tracks down on vinyl, so to speak. Steve shared a few ideas around the theme of “opportunities where HR technology can make a difference today and over the next several years,” and here we are…. True to form, Steve got me to thinking about something in a way I’d never considered. It’s loosely related to a concept I encountered many years ago. The idea “is really the byproduct of mashing together the vendor perspective and the customer perspective,” Steve said. From vendors, there’s a standardization of functionality […]