Bret Schoch Discusses the Ever-Evolving HCM Sector

With more than 2 decades of experience focusing on the HCM marketplace, Bret offers his insights and discusses market trends within the Talent Acquisition, Talent Management and Workforce Management subsectors, as well as sharing two recent client success stories.

Let’s set the stage:

Before we get to our Five Questions, let’s breakdown the industry – into talent acquisition, talent management and workforce management.

Where’s the puck going?

Within talent acquisition, talent management and workforce management, what are the subsector-specific trends that we’re watching.

What’s driving consolidation activity?

With M&A becoming a more widely accepted path to supplementing organic growth, where’s that effecting the HCM sector

What’s driving valuations?

As it is with many industries – the technology revolution within HCM is here to stay. How’s that impacting multiples.

What does success look like?

What are the key attributes of a successful transaction. For examples, see the Celergo and People 2.0 videos below.

What’s different about Baird’s Human Capital Management practice?

How being “an inch wide and mile deep” delivers better outcomes.


Five Questions for Baird's HCM Expert

Watch the full interview with Bret Schoch, Managing Director



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