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HR Transformation In The Experience Age

HR TransformationHR Transformation is a big topic.

The human resources function starts small, and as the organization grows, the HR team becomes complex. We need recruiters, business partners, specialists, designers, technologists, and a variety of other specialists in diversity, culture, learning, and more.

It’s a perfect market for consultants. Most HR departments grow organically (and through ... Read more»

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The War Of The Skills Clouds

I’ve been writing about the explosion of Skills Ontologies from Workday, Degreed, EdCast, Gloat, Fuel 50, and others.  Well today Cornerstone, the largest provider of Learning Management Systems, just entered the war through the acquisition of Clustree.

What’s really going on?

It’s pretty simple. In today’s world of work, jobs are changing so ... Read more»

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Create A Meaningful Employee Experience: Workday’s Global Impact & Employee Life Team

Employee Experience (now called EX) has become one of the biggest priorities in business. Faced with skills and people shortages in every industry, companies are bending over backward to make employees’ lives better. And this has set off an enormous industry of consultants, tools, and books focused on the topic.

Let me give you a ... Read more»

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Workday Skills Cloud: A Big Idea With Much More To Come

In the Fall of 2018 Workday introduced the Skills Cloud, a new offering designed to help companies create a “skills ontology” that discovers the skills (and skill gaps) in your workforce. While it sounded like a fascinating concept, we hadn’t heard much about it until Workday Rising this Fall.

Well, I just spent a ... Read more»

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The War for Corporate Learning Platforms Gets Hotter

The market for corporate training and education (including onboarding, leadership development, and compliance) is well over $240 billion around the world, and as much as 14% of this goes into technology. A variety of small and large companies are chasing this $20+ billion market and the war is hotter than ever.

At the core of ... Read more»

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HR Technology Market 2020: Report Now Available

HR Technology 2020Every year I talk with hundreds of HR technology companies, visit hundreds of clients, and embark on many case studies about new ideas and solutions. And one thing is crystal clear: it is impossible to run a great HR function without a heavy focus on technology.

And to meet all this demand, the marketplace has ... Read more»

Performance and Rewards In The Future of Work

There’s no question we’re going to spend a lot of time in 2020 talking about the Future of Work, I’m getting asked about it constantly. 

As I get ready to publish our prescriptions for the year ahead, let me mention the important topic of performance and rewards, because they are essential to the way people ... Read more»

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Degreed Acquires Adepto: The LXP Showdown Begins

Today Degreed, one of the leading providers of Learning Experience Platforms, announced its acquisition of Adepto, a London-based provider of contract and gig work systems. The company positions itself as providing a “total talent” platform, because they help companies manage the ongoing shift from “jobs to work” and what I often call the new “Pixelated ... Read more»

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Microsoft Formally Enters the HR Tech Space: And The Strategy Is Compelling

As many of you know, the HR Tech space got pretty hot and exciting this year.  Workday and ServiceNow each grew at over 30%, SAP acquired Qualtrics for $8 billion, ADP launched its NextGen HCM, and private equity players invested billions of dollars (Kronos, Ultimate Software, Infor, Saba, and others). 

Why all this investment? It’s ... Read more»