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HR Latte: AI-driven Talent Analytics from “Talentegy” for Recruiting & Talent Management

HR Latte, episode #122 [36 minutes]

Rayanne welcomes Dwaine Maltais, Co-founder & CEO at Talentegy

AI-Driven Talent AnalyticsA little more about Dwaine Maltais:

– HR/Recruiting Tech Entrepreneur
– Creator of SmartPost
– Launched Hodes iQ and other digital offerings for Bernard Hodes Group
– Driven to share his understanding of tech and to use it for the betterment of talent acquisition & talent management

Rayanne & Dwaine discuss these points:

  • The power and innovation of HR Tech
  • What is Talentegy?
  • HR departments are running too many systems / types of tech
  • Bottomline impacts of Poor experiences of Employees or Job Seekers
  • Can you automate the identification of underlying HR / Recruiting issues?
  • Dwaine’s Female Co-Founders: Shawna Berthold & Stephanie Ralston
  • The endless talk about improving Candidate Experience
  • Finally recognizing the mobile job seeker
  • Former drivers: automation & efficiency, managing people like a supply chain
  • Current driver that has been a missing piece – having the proper measures in place to support the need for change
  • The Shift of Job Search Control to job seekers, applicants, & candidates
  • Talentegy helps companies by giving them visibility of what their systems are doing, achieving, missing
  • How to gain a clear understanding of the necessary changes to HR and their processes
  • How to build a business case for purchasing a new system like Talentegy
  • What are the risks of not addressing “poor experiences” and their impact on business
  • Understanding the content that candidates are interested in and engaged with
  • Catching issues that cause application drop-off & thus, know how to improve
  • Real-time Feedback – does it have to be incentivized?
  • The impact of employer brand on consumer brand

Talentegy is a sophisticated technology, based on three simple principles: measure, alert, and plan.

You can reach Dwaine at dwaine.maltais@talentegy.com or connect on LinkedIn
You can also catch Talentegy team at HR Tech in Las Vegas, Sept 11-14 – catch them in the “Pitch Fest”

Today’s HR Latte is made possible by:

Talentegy: an AI-enhanced Talent Analytics Platform that optimizes Recruiting and Talent Management. We help companies continuously monitor Candidate and Employee experience.


HR Latte: UNLEASH with China Gorman

HR Latte welcomes China Gorman
Managing Director of UNLEASH America,  Speaker, Advisor, & Author.

UNLEASH 18A little more about China Gorman:
-Serves on a number of boards of directors (profit & non-profit)
-Affiliated as a Leader with the Future Talent Council
-UNLEASHGroup.io: 1st LIVE U.S. Event, May 15-16 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas
-Former COO at SHRM
-Former CEO at Great Places to Work

China joins Rayanne to discuss these points:

  • UNLEASH America: 2 Full-Days, 7 different stages – the Future of Conferences
  • The Rebrand of HR Tech World to UNLEASH
  • Curated Attendees to this new conference: what does that mean?
  • Speakers for UNLEASH America
  • Expectations for Content that will be developed
  • UNLEASH Expo Hall
  • Start-Up Echo System
  • The Biggest Difference between THIS Conference and other HR Tech Conferences
  • WHY did China join UNLEASH

You can reach China Gorman at china@unleashgroup.io or connect with here on LinkedIn.

On Twitter

@China Gorman
and @HRLatte

Today’s HR Latte is made possible by:

UNLEASHUNLEASH Group (HR Tech World) is more than just business events; we’re here to change the world for the greater good of business. One mission: Unleash Your People!

Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers help desk SaaS to enable reduction of administrative & support costs and diagnose & resolve complex HR problems to increase efficiency while improving support.


HR Latte: Stacey Harris and the 21st Annual Sierra-Cedar HR Systems Survey

Stacey Harris Stops Back by HR Latte

Stacey Harris, VP of Research & Analytics at Sierra Cedar shares the news and expectations  for the latest HR Systems Survey – closes June 8!

Check out the Sierra-Cedar 2018–2019 HR Systems Survey, 21st Annual Edition.
Sierra-Cedar SurveyPlease support this research effort. All responses are anonymous and kept strictly confidential. All collected responses and information are used in the aggregate – privacy is strictly maintained.
“The skillsets of those who take this survey is changing.” – Stacey Harris

Stacey joins Rayanne to discuss these points:

  • This Survey has been around for awhile – 21 years strong!
  • Most interesting finding from last year’s results: Social Responsibility
  • Expectations for this Survey: Still talking about CLOUD Solutions.
  • What to listen for: What stays the same, what changes
  • Emerging Tech: What tools are you using to gather data?
  • Is HR Tech getting easier to use?
  • Benefits those who take the survey and vendors can receive

    Take the survey here.

    “There is still progress in the cloud, particularly internationally.” – Stacey Harris

    To learn more about Sierra-Cedar and their offerings, visit their website and follow their social channels.

    You can connect with Stacey Harris here on LinkedIn.

    On Twitter

    and @HRLatte

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    HRLatte is made possible by:

    Dovetail Software logoDovetail Software delivers web-based solutions & help desk programs that enable organizations to reduce administrative & support costs, diagnose & resolve complex business problems, and increase efficiency, while improving support.

    Rayanne loves hosting talk radio and continues to hone this craft in every way possible by creating and hosting several educational and promotional radio shows, hosting & moderating webinars and podcasts, as well as a featured host on intrepid.media.

    For more information about how you can use online radio or podcasting to educate your target audience or customer, compliment your marketing efforts, and grow your brand recognition, feel free to message Rayanne on Twitter, LinkedIn, or via email at rayanne@intrepid.media.


Stephen Lynn: The Heart of HR Technology is Still the People

CEO Stephen Lynn, “We think about data security all day long.”

Stephen Lynn, Chief Executive Officer – Dovetail Software

Stephen Lynn
“We (at Dovetail) have people who live and breathe thinking about security. What we do at the core is storing, transmitting customer / employee data. So that is what we have to live and breathe and think about.” – Stephen Lynn

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Stephen’s mind:

On Employee Happiness: “What drives development of HR software. The heart of it is still people. Most CEOs will tell you that their biggest assets are their people. But do they walk the talk – do their actions follow their words? You will find lots of companies, CEOs, and senior management who will talk about the wellness or the importance of their people or the happiness of their people. But how many actually concentrate or focus on that – and what is the impact of that? .” – Stephen Lynn

**For more interviews from our live #HRTechConf coverage, click here. Our goal is to bring you the brightest and most talented individuals in HR and those who develop, market & sell  technologies which benefit and support HR processes & practices.


Dwane Lay, “There’s Nobody Busier than the HR Practitioner”

Dwane Lay, “Customer Experience means the Whole Life Cycle of the Customer”

Dwane Lay, VP – Customer Experience – Dovetail Software

“I think that really everything after the sales process, you are building the relationship upfront, but it’s the management piece after that doesn’t always get the attention it deserves. We hear a lot of people talk about their relationship with the vendors never gets better than right before they sign the contract. The whole, You’ll do anything to get me as a customer, why won’t you do anything to keep me as a customer? We try to make sure we do everything to make our customers happy.” – Dwane Lay

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Dwane’s mind:

  • Customer Experience is a Partnership with the Client
  • Having HR Experience Makes a Difference in how you serve an HR Department
  • How being a Lean Six Sigma Black Belt and Process Designer assists in his role
  • The Biggest Problem with HR Technology
  • HR Experience + Great Developers = Great HR Tech Product
  • Lean HR, eliminating waste to do your job better
  • Retooling HR by John Boudreau
  • Dwane writes about Planning for Long-Term HR System Success.
  • On Twitter: @DwaneLay

On Lean HR: “Lean Tools, generally speaking, they look at our business processes and how do eliminate waste, how do we get better at what we do, how do we get faster, how do we take care of our business operations with fewer resources applied to it – usually it’s just clearing out the nonsense. With Lean HR, it really started as a passion project for me to look at these tools that are available – that quite frankly, are not that complex, but you have to have someone teach you how to use them. We don’t do a good job in HR of teaching people Root Cause Analysis tools, Decision-Making Tools – we don’t tend to include that in the curriculum.” – Dwane Lay

**For more interviews from our live #HRTechConf coverage, click here. Our goal is to bring you the brightest and most talented individuals in HR and those who develop, market & sell  technologies which benefit and support HR processes & practices.


Kane Frisby, “By HR, For HR”

Kane Frisby, “Using HR Data to Serve the Whole Organization”

Kane Frisby, Chief Strategy Officer – Dovetail Software

“The majority of HR teams are probably running unhealthy and getting fit takes a bit of effort. We like to help HR departments run themselves and we keep our product up-to-date.” – Kane Frisby

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Kane’s mind:

On Getting HR Fit: “If you are running on-premise software or are still using post-it notes and spread sheets, there are products out there for you, like Dovetail to help you get HR fit. You are probably running unfit software, take a good look out there.” – Kane Frisby

**For more interviews from our live #HRTechConf coverage, click here. Our goal is to bring you the brightest and most talented individuals in HR and those who develop, market & sell  technologies which benefit and support HR processes & practices.


Matt Yunker: Sales Ethics and Integrity

Matt Yunker, “Showing Efficiency and Savings”

Matt Yunker, Director of Sales with a Focus in Healthcare

“One of the reasons I came to Dovetail was the integrity of the organization. Ethics is a big deal to me. You just can’t lie to a customer. I see it over and over. And I  think ‘Lies by Omission’ is a big issue in sales, where you just don’ tell them and you let it go and you deal with it later. If I were the customer, how would like to be I like to be sold to? What would I like to know up front? I need to know so that I can make an educated decision.” – Matt Yunker

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Matt’s mind:

  • Dovetail Employee Engagement Suite
  • Healthcare Focus
  • By HR, for HR
  • A Product that gives HR a voice at the table
  • Organizational Wellness
  • Sales Ethics and Integrity
  • Acting with Integrity can determine Organizational Wellness
  • Efficiency and Savings
  • Why Conference Attendance is important
  • Matt Writes about Sales Ethics

On Integrity: “Those that are operating at an unethical manner or with a lack of integrity? I think it comes from the top down – they are driven by the bottom line and it comes from senior leadership that says, ‘This is what I want to see and I don’t care how you get there.’  And, fortunately, our organization isn’t like that — one of the reasons why I came to Dovetail was I felt our senior leadership had integrity.” – Matt Yunker

**For more interviews from our live #HRTechConf coverage, click here. Our goal is to bring you the brightest and most talented individuals in HR and those who develop, market & sell  technologies which benefit and support HR processes & practices.


Russ Resslhuber: Change is a Constant in HR

Russ Resslhuber, “We can posit that change is constant!!”

Russ Resslhuber, Senior Sales Engineer with Dovetail Software

Russ, what is the best part of your job:

“It’s never the same — every prospect we meet with – though they may have the same fundamental needs, will have a different perspective on them, on what matters the most , on how they want to tackle solving them. And sometimes, you do encounter new problems you haven’t seen before, new questions that haven’t come up. And that is what keeps it interesting, it is never the same thing twice.  I’m also really pleased that the produce we have, Dovetail Employee Engagement Suite, designed as we like to point out ‘Designed HR, for HR‘ – really does address virtually all of the needs we encounter. We have very rarely come up with a situation where we not able to come up with a really good solution for a problem that was presented to us by a prospect.”

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Russ’s mind:

  • Dovetail Employee Engagement Suite
  • Common Issues and Challenges for HR departments today
  • Updates and Upgrades to software today that benefits HR
  • The Advances of SaaS and HR Tech today
  • Impacting Organization wellness
  • “We can posit that change is a constant”
  • Data – Is HR doing enough with the data they collect?
  • Automation: keeping current with changes
  • “Measuring what’s of interest today”
  • The importance of configureable technology to the HR departments of today

On HR Case Management: “Fundamentally – what HR Case Management is about, is understanding what’s going on. It’s developing data that is precise and detailed about what kind of issues employees are encountering, what kind of questions are they asking, how are we responding to them. It really is fundamental in being able to even answer the question, how are we doing? what are we doing right? what are we doing wrong? where can we get the biggest bang for our buck?”  – Russ Resslhuber

**For more interviews from our live #HRTechConf coverage, click here. Our goal is to bring you the brightest and most talented individuals in HR and those who develop, market & sell  technologies which benefit and support HR processes & practices.


Charlie Judy: Unleashing Human Potential

Charlie Judy on intrepidHR!

Charlie Judy, Founding Partner with Work XO, LLC, talks about the work he does at Work XO – a “culture shop” – at a genetic level providing data and intelligence to helping clients align culture with potential and growth.

Human doesn’t happen organically, it is a little ironic and – but it doesn’t happen when its enveloped in this institution we call work.” 

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Charlie’s mind:

  • Being Intentional about Your Culture
  • The Right Culture
  • The reinforcement and clarification of Culture
  • The Evolution of Culture
  • The Institution of Work
  • Remaining Relevant in the World of Work
  • Tuning Out the Noise
  • Unleashing Human Potential

On Culture: “You can’t look at your employee engagement score and say that ‘we have a strong culture’ or ‘we don’t’ – that is an indicator but you need to get deeper and understand which behaviors in your culture are actually driving your success.”  – Charlie Judy

**For more interviews from our live #HRTechConf coverage, click here. Our goal is to bring you the brightest and most talented individuals in HR and those who develop, market & sell  technologies which benefit and support HR processes & practices.


Mike Rude: The Future of HR

Mike Rude: SVP & CHRO at Option Care

Mike Rude, Senior Vice Vice President and Chief Human Resource Officer at Option Care, talks about his work, the work that Option Care does, and the future of HR.

“The future of HR and the role that technology, in particular business analytics, will likely play in the human resources space over the next few years…, There’s so much data out there – what is the most relevant information and what are the relevant metrics – what are things that really have meaning to business outcomes – not just ‘things that can be measured’.  I’m not sure anyone has the silver bullet on the ideal set of business analytics.” 

Check out this great interview and learn what’s on Mike’s mind:

  • The Futue of HR and the role of Tech in that Future
  • The Value Proposition to Your Customers
  • Measuring the Right Analytics
  • Revenue per Employee?
  • How is it different in Healthcare HR?
  • The constant changes in Healthcare, and the influences those changes have
  • Progress – will we see it?

“There are still the basics you need to deliver, these is still the transactional aspect of  employing people that you still have to deal with on a day in and day out basis. You still have to pay people, you still have to get that right…  I do think millennials will push the envelope and force companies to think very differently about you attract and keep people.” – Mike Rude

**For more interviews from our live #HRTechConf coverage, click here. Our goal is to bring you the brightest and most talented individuals in HR and those who develop, market & sell  technologies which benefit and support HR processes & practices.