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EdCast Launches Intelligent Career Mobility: Talent Management Has Radically Changed

This week EdCast joins the list of vendors who announced products for intelligent talent mobility, career pathing, skills matching, and talent marketplace. It’s a big move by Edcast (putting them directly in the mix with Workday, Gloat, Degreed, Fuel50, Eightfold.ai, and others), but it also points to something bigger: the market for talent management ... Read more»

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It’s August: Four Lessons From The Pandemic

It’s August, we’ve been dealing with the pandemic for almost six months, and a few things are becoming very clear. Let me share four lessons you may not have considered. And this week I put this into a podcast, which I hope you enjoy.

1. Tech has been the savior of this crisis.

In fact, ... Read more»

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Is The Employee Survey Dead? Nope. It’s Becoming Smarter By The Minute.

I recently read an article in the WSJ (a magazine I am trusting less every day) that claims employee surveys are dead. Well, I really have to disagree, so let me explain what’s going on.

First, in today’s Pandemic and wildly changing work environment, it is essential to understand what employees think.

Employees today are ... Read more»

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What Microsoft Could Do With TikTok!

I have been loving TikTok for quite a while. Not only is it entertaining, positive, and fun to use – it demonstrates a groundbreaking new design, one that clearly works well (800 million users!). And while you may think the company is a bunch of hackers, that’s not true. ByteDance is a sophisticated ... Read more»

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SAP To Spin-Off Qualtrics. Yes, The Experience Market Is That Hot

This week SAP, which is now worth nearly $200B, decided to spin off its $8 Billion acquisition of Qualtrics, which happened less than two years ago. Why? Here’s what’s going on.

First, under SAP’s ownership, Qualtrics has been growing like a rocket.

Today SAP sales teams all over the world sell and embed ... Read more»

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The Long Road Ahead: Thriving Through Fatigue

One of the biggest problems we face is the challenge of Fatigue. And Fatigue has an impact on the Pandemic, our relationships, and our work.

The Pandemic has been going on for almost six months, many of our cities are slipping backward in infection, and the political system in most countries is dysfunctional. Here in ... Read more»

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Degreed Enters The Talent Marketplace War

One of the more disruptive HR Tech vendors is Degreed. I met with the founders early on (David Blake and later Chris McCarthy) and they had a vision: reinvent the way people develop their careers (not exactly a new idea). Initially the company intended to build a B2C network of professionals learning from each other, ... Read more»

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Chief Diversity Officer: The Toughest Job in Business

One of the toughest jobs in business is the Chief Diversity Officer.

Why? The Chief Diversity Officer (or Chief Advocacy Officer) is responsible for an enormous topic: the end-to-end diversity, inclusion, and fairness in the company. And this covers a wide set of issues: recruiting, promotion, pay, team behavior, senior leadership, and day to day ... Read more»

For Techies, Remote Work Is Great. And Benefits Even Better Than We Thought.

Yesterday I read a fascinating study by Dice, one of the leading tech recruitment firms. Amazingly, despite all the talk about Zoom Fatigue and all the challenges with children, dogs, and family distractions at home, people LOVE remote work.

Look at the data. First, almost 2/3 of tech workers would prefer to work at ... Read more»

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Not Just Diversity, Unity

Diversity, inclusion, fairness, Black Injustice – all unsolved problems in society. As you think about the D&I agenda, consider a big topic: Unity. How do we bring the organization into a unified whole?... Read more»

Talent Marketplace Platforms Explode Into View

Over the last five years companies have been working to improve internal talent mobility. Not only does it save money on recruiting, it enables companies to find internal expertise which is often hidden in the organization. And it creates a strong sense of engagement and belonging in the workforce.

Why is this such a big ... Read more»