Talent Management

New Research: BigData in HR as Huge Opportunity.

Posted on April 27th, 2012.

The topics of BigData in HR is white hot.  This week we launched our BigData in HR research study, which describes precisely how world-class organizations build high performing talent analytics functions.  This research represents the culmination of many years of work, talking with hundreds of companies and many vendors in the market.

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What the Splunk IPO Says about BigData in HR

Posted on April 21st, 2012.

BigData is Big News.

Splunk, a company that uses BigData technology to analyze huge amounts of customer and transaction data, just went public with a valuation at 28X revenue ($3.2 billion).  This valuation trumps the hot companies in social networking: Jive trades at 20X revenue, Google trades at 5X revenue, and Facebook, … Read more»

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Why you should love your Virtual Workforce

Posted on April 15th, 2012.

Today’s workforce has changed tremendously.  It’s younger, more specialized, looking for better work… and it’s virtual.

By the year 2014, 47% of US workers will be under the age of 35.  And these younger workers are just as smart and hard-working as we baby-boomers are.

Yet today entry level positions are very hard to find.  … Read more»

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IMPACT 2012 Quick Wrapup

Posted on April 14th, 2012.

IMPACT 2012 was amazing this week.  For those of you who couldn’t make it, let me give you a few highlights:

The conference theme was “Building Business Agility” – and throughout the conference more than 450 HR and L&D executives attended sessions on how to build global programs, drive employee engagement, create continuous learning programs, … Read more»

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Video of Speakers at IMPACT 2012: Only Ten Days Away

Posted on March 27th, 2012.

IMPACT 2012 is only ten days away. If you want to get excited, take a look at these five videos of some of our upcoming presenters.  Only a few seats left, sign up now!

David Kuhl
Senior Vice President, Global Talent Management and Chief Learning Officer
First Data Corporation

Terry Hauer
Senior Manager, Global … Read more»

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Saba Announces PeopleCloud and Acquisition of Human Concepts

Posted on March 20th, 2012.

This week Saba made two major announcements.

First, the company introduced a bold new product offering, Saba PeopleCloud, an integrated new “work environment” which pulls together corporate social networking, knowledge sharing, real-time collaboration, web conferencing, and all of Saba’s formal learning technology in a brand new platform.

Saba essentially invented the market for corporate learning … Read more»

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Why you should come to IMPACT on April 10-13…

Posted on March 15th, 2012.

We are all getting excited about our upcoming research conference IMPACT 2012:  The Business of Talent®.

There are seats left, but the conference will likely sell out (as it has in prior years), so let me give a few big reasons to take a few days of your valuable time and come to the … Read more»

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Cornerstone Acquires Sonar6: Talent Management for SMB

Posted on March 9th, 2012.

Today CornerstoneOnDemand announced the acquisition of Sonar6, an innovative small provider of highly graphical performance review and succession management tools for small businesses.

An SMB Play

As Cornerstone described the acquisition to us today, this is all about SMB (Small and Mid-sized Business). Cornerstone defines the SMB market as companies with less than 500 … Read more»

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SAP’s Bold Move with SuccessFactors: Lots of Work to Do

Posted on February 24th, 2012.

This week SuccessFactors and SAP announced their integration plans. Simply stated, the combined companies plan to move all their strategic talent management investments from SAP HCM and Business ByDesign into SuccessFactors, and build Employee Central (SuccessFactors’ central directory product) into its core cloud-based HRMS offering.

This is a bold and somewhat risky strategy. Let … Read more»

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The Integration of Talent Management Systems Comes to Forefront

Posted on February 22nd, 2012.

The talent management systems market has been under quite a bit of stress lately.

In the last 90 days we have seen SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors, followed by Oracle’s acquisition of Taleo, and then the smaller Kenexa acquisition of Outstart and PeopleFluent acquisition of Strategia.

And while all this is going on, CornerstoneOnDemandRead more»

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