Brian Westfall



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Brian Westfall is a Senior Content Analyst with Software Advice. He covers the HR and LMS software markets, focusing primarily on recruiting, performance management and payroll. He holds a B.S. in Marketing and Economics from Trinity University. His research has been cited in various publications such as TIME, AdWeek and Entrepreneur.

Brian worked in journalism and online marketing before joining Software Advice in August 2014. When he's not researching the latest in human resources technology, Brian can most likely be found playing with his dog or traveling the world.


Recent Content

Top 10 Technology Disruptors for SMBs

Discover the top 10 technology disruptions poised to change small businesses over the coming years, and learn what steps you can take to prepare for them


The Best Tools for Sourcing Through Social Media

Forever hunting for those elusive "diamond in the rough" candidates? Start improving your sourcing through social media with these 5 easy-to-use tools.


3 Self-Service Benefits of Portal Software

Software Advice research highlights 3 major self-service benefits that small businesses can experience through the implementation of portal software.


4 Top-Rated Extended Enterprise LMS Platforms for SMBs

Customers and channel partners need training too. Here are 4 top-rated extended enterprise LMS platforms to handle your external training needs.


Software Needs Cycle for HR: Determining HRIS Needs by Business Size

Use this cycle to determine when you should implement different types of HR software as your business grows in complexity.


Job Candidate Preferences for Recruiter Text Messaging

This study shows candidates’ preferences for recruiter text messaging and how recruiters can use this medium to communicate with them.


How Fortune 500 Companies Engage Talent on Twitter

We examine how recruiters can learn best practices to refine their strategies to better engage talent on Twitter and make better hires.


How to Structure Your HR Department As Your Company Grows

This guide helps managers for growing companies with tips on how structure their HR department.


Learning Management System User Report – 2016

Our findings can help potential buyers learn more about these systems and see trends in the LMS market.


10 Onboarding Best Practices to Turn New Hires into Lasting Employees

To ensure new hires stay and succeed in your company, we’ve highlighted 10 best onboarding practices.