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Getting Ready For The Slowdown

Yes, it looks like we’re headed for a slowdown. Not only have high growth stocks and crypto been devastated, but companies are also starting to wonder about growth. While we’re certainly not in an economic slowdown yet, it’s pretty clear it’s coming, so it’s a good time to get ready.

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ChartHop Visual Analytics Will Blow Your Mind. And Visier Acquires Yva.ai.

The employee listening market and analytics market is getting hotter by the minute. Today I’d like to discuss two important new products in the market..

ChartHop Introduces Visual People Analytics

The first is the introduction of a company that I am excited about called ChartHop. Chart hop is a visual management tool that positions ... Read more»

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Employees Are Fed Up, And They’re Not Going To Take It Any More

We have entered a new phase in the economy: one where employees are simply fed-up. Union movements at Starbucks, Amazon, and Apple are just the tip of the iceberg: almost 81% of employees are “burned out.” In this podcast I describe what’s going on, and why you have to totally “rethink” the idea of Employee ... Read more»

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How The Creator Market Is Totally Disrupting Corporate Training

The Creator Market has been unleashed, eating everything in its path. TikTok’s revenue jumped to $34 Billion last year and this year (2022) it could be more than twice this number. And TikTok, as a company, doesn’t build any content at all.

This new industry, the Creator Market, is responsible for the fastest-growing companies in ... Read more»

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Beamery Acquires Flux: A New Type Of Talent Marketplace

The Talent Marketplace space is red hot. Driven by the hot job market, companies are snatching up tools to improve internal mobility and the Talent Marketplace segment has become essential.

This space, pioneered by vendors like Gloat and Fuel50, was designed to use AI and skills inference to help employees find internal jobs, roles, projects, ... Read more»

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Torch: A Fast-Growing New Player In Coaching And Development

The corporate coaching market is on fire. Today more than $360 Billion is spent on all forms of corporate training (average company spends around $1,400 per employee per year) and you can add an additional $300-500 per year on coaching.  The result is a massive market, one that might be over $450 Billion or ... Read more»

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The Search For Relevance In A Time Of Change

I just finished a series of meetings with CEOs and top HR leaders and it’s a puzzling time. Companies are growing and seeing tremendous demand, yet they’re finding it harder than ever to attract, hire, and retain people.

One of these companies is a highly respected company: Glassdoor ratings over 4.8, winner of every “best ... Read more»

Virtual Reality Has Now Gone Mainstream For Corporate Training

This week STRIVR Labs, a company I’ve been following for many years, received $35M of funding from Workday, Accenture, Bank of America, and others. While the total amount is not enormous, the message is now clear. The Virtual Reality wave (aka Metaverse) is real and investors don’t want to be left out.

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Recruiting Is Harder Than It Looks: 74% Of Companies Underperform

This week we launched our new global Talent Acquisition research (all about sourcing, recruiting, and attracting people) and the results are staggering. While nearly every company is trying to hire (the unemployment rate is below 3.6% and the economy is creating more than 400,000 new jobs each month), recruiting teams are not keeping up.... Read more»

Update From The Workday Innovation Summit: Lots Of Growth Ahead.

I just finished a day with the Workday executive team at their analyst Innovation Summit (entitled “The Power To Adapt”). Let me share my perspectives.

Workday’s Growth Will Continue

Despite the pandemic and lots of changes in the tech landscape, the company is doing very well. With a 22% subscription growth rate and nearly $5 ... Read more»

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Workday’s New Open Architecture: Lots Of Growth Ahead

Workday is one of the most iconic enterprise software companies, essentially inventing a new breed of enterprise cloud applications. In this podcast, I discuss the history of the company and the newest strategy to “open up” the architecture for growth, adaptability, and scale. It’s pretty important stuff and shows how the company is rapidly adapting ... Read more»

Lessons From The Amazon Labor Union. Are Workers Now In Charge?

What does the Amazon Labor Union win teach us about leadership, management, and HR? Of all the myriad challenges we’ve faced over the last few years, one trend is clear. Worker power is on the rise.

And I don’t just mean unions (like the Amazon Labor Union win in Staten Island) or the Starbucks ... Read more»