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HR Tech 2019: Averbook: ‘IT doesn’t own digital strategy. HR does’


“It’s time for employers to stop doing digital transitions and start thinking digital transformation. And HR needs to lead it. We can keep buying all the stuff … but it has to be tied into a vision.” Read Article

Leapgen Achieves 63% Year Over Year Growth Through Global Expansion, Key Customer Wins

JUly 2019

“The biggest shift in the past three decades,” explains Averbook, “is happening now in the HR technology space. We are not talking as much about WHAT the technology is but WHY we need to digitize the function and the sequencing necessary to do so instead of simply picking a vendor. HR technology supports workforce experience, and that’s all about design with people and purpose at the core. Over the past five decades, we’ve essentially been building technology for HR. Times have changed, and the audience has forever shifted; the new audience is the workforce and their experience.” Read Press Release

why purpose should be at the center of the people function

JUNE 2019

Employee experience must have purpose at the center. Purpose is what today’s workforce cares about when they choose where to work (and we are in a job market and economy where people are in a position to choose). Employees want to know and understand the mission of your organization, they want to feel personally connected to it, and it needs to align with their own values and guiding principles. Read Article

How to Give Employees the Experience They Want

may 2019

Today’s workforce sets the experience bar higher than ever before, but the workplace itself struggles to adapt. Organizations must provide a competitive, compelling and meaningful workforce experience in order to compete and thrive. But you can’t give employees what they want if you don’t listen to what they say. It seems there’s a massive experience gap to be addressed. Read Article

HR Happy Hour 376

may 2019

On the first of a special three show series recorded LIVE at the recent HR Tech China Conference, Steve Boese hosted Jason Averbook, our CEO & Co-Founder. On the show, Jason shared some of the key highlights and themes of his recent presentations in China as well as at the HR Festival in Singapore all about HR Transformation, Digital Transformation, and the way forward for HR and HR tech professionals. Watch Podcast

Jason Averbook: 3 things HR needs to do to prepare for the future of work

may 2019

The first most important thing HR can do to prepare for the future of work is to take more of a design-thinking approach to HR and the workforce,

HR has long had the same approach when it comes to the administrative process of managing people, policies, payroll and work, however, these processes have not necessarily been designed with people in mind, according to Jason Averbook of Leapgen. Read Article

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Our Top 10 Picks to Keep You On Top

april 2019

L&D is an ever-evolving world and staying on top of it all can be a monumental task. But don’t sweat it, because Degreed’s got your back. We went into our shed, grabbed the pickaxes and shovels, and dug deep to find the best L&D articles, podcasts, and videos out right now. This top-10 list is jam-packed with insight, tips, and info to expand your mind and keep you ready for whatever’s next. And the best part is, they’re all free. Let’s dive in. Read Article

Largest Regional Expo for HR and Digital Transformation in St. Paul, MN

MARCH 2019

Leapgen prepares for the 11th Annual HR Technology Expo on April 10 at The RiverCentre of St. Paul, Minnesota. The annual conference is the crowning annual event for FuelWork, the organization formerly known as LEHRN. LEHRN was acquired in 2018 by Leapgen, bringing to fruition an opportunity for the Twin Cities-based professional association for human resources and technology professionals to expand its offerings and to build an engagement and networking community for digital transformation professionals around the globe. Read Press Release

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Digital is not just about technology: Jason Averbook

march 2019

Creating an engaging and enlightening experience for the digital workforce of today is a major challenge faced by several HR leaders. Jason Averbook, of Leapgen, shared some tools and techniques that talent leaders across the globe can implement in their respective organizations, during an in-depth masterclass session at TechHR Conference in Singapore. Read Article

Be Careful: Gamification at Work Can Go Very Wrong


Gamification is becoming known as a valuable technique that can change behavior and incentivize higher productivity, but HR managers should know that gamifying the workplace only succeeds when the game is thoughtfully designed to create many winners.

Mike Brennan of Leapgen states “30 percent of his company's clients have adopted gamification to boost worker performance and learning capabilities. Different workers have different attributes, motivators, pay models and jobs that should be taken into account.” Read Article


Leapgen Hires Industry Evangelist in its Drive Toward Digital Transformation

January 2019

Leapgen a digital transformation company shaping the future of work, is proud to announce Jess Von Bank has joined its growing leadership team as Head of Marketing. Von Bank will focus on shaping thought leadership and fostering conversation designed to educate and empower today’s enterprises and solution providers who need to design and deliver a modern, compelling workforce experience. Read Press Release

How HR leaders can shape the future of work

january 2019

The workforce is changing, and we must change with it. In fact, HR is going through the same disruption as Marketing went through 10-15 years ago with the rise of technology. “HR departments that grasp the value of the ‘digital workforce experience’ and its role in keeping people happy, productive, and engaged will lead the charge into the future. Those who don’t will find themselves woefully behind.” View Podcast


Why Stodgy HR Practices Must ‘Go Digital’, and How to Get There


“I saw that all these digital natives had better technology in the palm of their hand … than what companies were giving employees to work with,” Jason Averbook CEO of Leapgen explains “... It’s 2018, but when you go into a business, they act like it’s 1998.” Read Full Article

Leapgen Announces the LEAP360 Coaching and Consulting-as-a-Service Platform

October 2018

Leapgen announced the launch of the LEAP360 Platform, a new coaching and consulting-as-a-service offering, available as an annual subscription to support HR and IT leaders at global enterprises across industries and solution providers within the rapidly evolving HR technology and workforce experience marketplace. a new coaching and consulting-as-a-service offering, available as an annual subscription to support HR and IT leaders at global enterprises across industries and solution providers within the rapidly evolving HR technology and workforce experience marketplace. Read Press Release

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Platform-as-a-Service Helps Solve Cloud Customization Challenges

JUly 2018

PAAS is an untapped resource that many HR functions either aren't aware of or haven't yet taken advantage gets HR back into a build-versus-buy mentality." Have you used platform-as-a-service? Jason Averbook, our Co-Founder and CEO explains how Leapgen has in this article. Read Article

'Employees don't want feedback, they want attention'

JUly 2018

Accelerating digital disruption is already bringing a plethora of challenges for HR professionals, not least the fact that many jobs will require new skills or be overtaken by entirely new roles. So what are the key challenges for HR that will only intensify as the pace of change quickens? Jason Averbook, our co-founder and CEO of Leapgen, discusses the importance of looking at what the value of what we are going to do from a workforce lens, not from an HR lens. Read Article



Jason Averbook’s Latest Book Emphasizes The Need For HR To Shape The Future Of Work With A Digital First Mindset

JUNE 2018

Jason Averbook, our CEO and Co-Founder, has launched his latest book: The Ultimate Guide to a Digital Workforce Experience ~ Leap for a Purpose. In this new book, Jason offers a compelling guide to what’s required for the future of HR and how leaders must maintain a new mindset along with a shared “purpose” to shape the future of work for all generations. View Press Release



Asia’s Largest HR Technology Conference People Matters TechHR Is Back

May 2018

People Matters is back with its largest conference, People Matters TechHR18. The three-day conference will witness the participation of 3000+ attendees, 200+ Tech partners, 150+ speakers, 50+ HR tech startups, investors and mentors. Together, they will raise the bar for talent transformation and HR technology as they propel discussions on Technology, Talent, and Transformation. Jason Averbook is mentioned as one of the top speakers to look out for at the conference. Read Article 

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HR futurist Jason Averbook's new vision for work

May 2018

When it comes to technology, consumers have always been faster to adopt new ideas than their workplaces. But HR futurist and founder of Leapgen, Jason Averbook says the gap is now growing at an alarming rate, and it is up to HR to bring their organisations into line with the expectations of their workforce. Read Article


Jason Averbook on the Workforce-Experience Mindset

May 2018

Looking for a formula for your HR strategy? “The right equation is made up of mindset, people, processing, technology,” Jason Averbook is recently quoted by Meghan M. Biro, Founder of Talent Culture. Once you understand all of the pieces of the puzzle, you can start to roll out a workforce-experience mindset. Read Article


AI! BOTS! - jason averbook on surviving the oncoming hr apocalypse

May 2018

Leapgen, the digital HR innovation partner to HR and IT leaders building digital workforce experiences, is proud to announce the addition of Jim Holincheck to its seasoned executive team. Jim brings over 25 years of experience with Workday, Gartner and Accenture as a consulting, analyst, advisory and software professional to Leapgen to help drive its strategic growth initiatives. Read Press Release

AI! BOTS! - jason averbook on surviving the oncoming hr apocalypse

April 2018

Jason Averbook is interviewed by Swati Gangawane Gujar of Pozitive on "How ongoing recognition creates more engaged employees." His thoughts include, "We need to be thinking about ongoing engagement, ongoing feedback, ongoing coaching, ongoing recognition, and just ongoing communication and sentiment analysis to say, how are these people feeling?" Read Article


40+ Top Global Influencers in HR Tech of 2018

APRIL 2018

Jason is an executive, consultant, author and thought leader with a broad understanding of how tech can be applied to common business problems and help organizations realize the benefits of such solutions. Jason drives the Future of Work in organizations all over the world and encourages HR leaders to build a better workforce experience based on empathy-driven design thinking principles. Read Article


Bringing together People, Processes, and Technology

March 2018

The way we work and live is changing, and those who contest this statement are wasting time not preparing for the future. Jason Averbook CEO of Leapgen in the last session for the People Matters Talent Tech Evolve Virtual Conference brought together insights on how people, process, and technology must come together for a better tomorrow, and how the HR community can start laying the groundwork for this synergy. Read Full Article

Leapgen Delivers Monumental First Year Results in 2017

March 2018

Leapgen, the trusted HR innovation partner to HR and IT leaders building digital workforce experiences, today announced monumental first year results in 2017. Since launching the company in January 2017, Leapgen delivered revenue 63 percent over forecast due to the significant demand from HR executives globally looking to partner to successfully develop and execute against a digital HR strategy. Read Full Press Release 

How ready is HR for AI? Here’s the bad news…


Jason Averbook argues that HR needs to put proper foundations in place first before jumping to AI. While AI is grabbing the headlines and beginning to change the workplace, Jason Averbook, co-founder and chief executive of consulting firm Leapgen, sounds a note of caution. Read Full Article

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HR plays to win with gamification for learninG


At some companies, corporate education has become a tool for engagement and employee experience. See how gamification is putting the 'fun' in learning fundamentals. Read Full Article

2018 Predictions, Pt. 2: Tele-Healthcare, Remote-Control Cars with Bedside Manners, and the Journey to Mars

December 2017

“In 2018, organizations will take a digital-first approach. We will stop rolling out capabilities of any type without thinking “digital first.,” said Jason Averbook, CEO of Leapgen, in interview with SAP’s Game-Changers Radio. View Podcast

The Future of Digital Transformation Adoption – with Jason Averbook

December 2017

“I recently surveyed 800 HR practitioners of which 60% had moved to the cloud, but 97% of those businesses said that the technology had failed to to meet their expectations.” Jason Averbook, CEO of Leapgen is quoted in Podcast hosted by Andrew Barlow of AppLearn. Listen to Podcast

How some companies reap rewards of people analytics tools

December 2017

Jason Averbook, CEO of Leapgen is quoted in article by TechTarget. "There are not many things that are competitive in HR, but when you're competing for talent, you bet companies aren't going to spill the beans about everything." Read Full Article

What it takes to deploy, exploit HR tech

December 2017

Employers digitally transforming their human resource departments have a number of key goals, such as reducing their HR administrative burden and making HR performance indicators more actionable so managers can better allocate staff. For insights on how this can be accomplished, Employee Benefit News recently spoke to our CEO of Leapgen Jason Averbook. Read Article

Employees Will Book Time Off Using Alexa-style Devices

October 2017

“So much of HR work is transactional, repeatable, auditable and documentable – that is what bots are great at,” said Jason Averbook, CEO of Leapgen, in interview with Bill Goodwin of Computer Weekly. Read Article

What's Coming Next in HR Tech

October 2017

Jason Averbook is quoted during HR Tech Conference on October 10-13 saying, "I guarantee in two or three years, we won't be talking about user interfaces or menus, but how we bring interaction to the worker." Must Read Article

It's taking longer than ever to get hired, Glassdoor survey shows

August 2017

Huge improvements in the recruiting and hiring process are needed now. The candidate experience must get better in order for organizations to reduce hiring cyle time. A Must Read Article.

Fine-tuning Employee Performance: Chatbots, Equity Plans and Emotional Intelligence in the Workplace

July 2017

Do chatbots have a place in the HR departments of the future? Jason Averbook, CEO and Founder of global human resources consultancy Leapgen, explains in this article.

"Most organizations fail to drive adoption because of their inability to design processes around employees."

October 2017

Ahead of HR Tech World Amsterdam, taking place on 24-25 October 2017, Jamie Lawrence spoke with Jason Averbook, CEO at Leapgen about how organisations can better drive adoption of HR technology and prepare for what the digital future holds. Read Article.

In the News: Jason Averbook, CEO/Co-founder of Leapgen

September 2017

Decoding workplace engagement, Jason Averbook is the 'go-to guy' for advice on optimizing the employee and manager experience for today’s world of work. Read Interview.

Viewpoint: Use Personas to Design Better Solutions for Your Workforce

July 2017

It's likely that you've either read about or discussed the concept of HR professionals thinking like marketers and treating the workforce like customers. These are valuable concepts, but where do you start? At the same place where the very best design teams in the world start: personas. Read entire article

How Will You Shape the Future? Featuring Jason Averbook

July 2017

Peter Clayton interviewed Jason Averbook after he delivered his thought-provoking closing keynote speech at the HR Tech World San Francisco conference in June 2017on how the employee experience must be ‘consumerized’ at every company. Listen to Podcast.