Category: Measurement and Analytics

Learning measurement is the discipline of measuring alignment, adoption, and effectiveness of corporate training. It is a complex topic which often baffles HR and L&D professionals, because it’s so hard to truly measure the impact of any training program.

employee experience

The Employee Experience: It’s Trickier (and more important) Than You Thought

I just finished a week of meetings discussing HR Technology and the Employee Experience and I want to give you some thoughts. This topic is enormously important, and it’s actually harder than it looks.

Why This Topic Has Become So Big

First, the phrase “Employee Experience” has become a giant vortex for everything in HR. ... Read more»

People Analytics Market Growth: Ten Things You Need to Know

I’ve been studying the use of analytics in HR and L&D for almost 20 years, and it has been a fun but frustrating space. While many have believed in data as a critical part of HR and L&D, most of the conferences I attended were filled with analysts, statisticians, and passionate professionals who struggled for ... Read more»

The New Best-Practices of a High-Impact Learning Organization

The New Best-Practices of a High-Impact Learning Organization

We just completed the brand new version of our enduring research, The High-Impact Learning Organization (HILO). This research, which involves several years of effort, uncovered some groundbreaking new findings and rich new set of tools and assessments to help organizations improve.

In this blog post I’ll highlight our new HILO Maturity Model, our new Enterprise ... Read more»

New Research:  BigData in HR as Huge Opportunity.

New Research: BigData in HR as Huge Opportunity.

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.

In this article ... Read more»

BersinBasics Pioneers a New Way to Learn the Fundamentals of Talent Management

BersinBasics Pioneers a New Way to Learn the Fundamentals of Talent Management

We all know that talent management is a hot topic in business today.  SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion demonstrates how important this market is to businesses around the world.

But ultimately it isn’t software that drives business results: it’s the practices of talent management that matters.  Our research shows that companies which ... Read more»

Moneyball comes to Human Resources:  Data Science Matters

Moneyball comes to Human Resources: Data Science Matters

While you may not be a baseball fan, you have to admit that this movie (and book) is really all about Human Resources. Billy Beane learned that by using data shrewdly he could build a high-performing team at a fraction the cost of his competitors. Isn’t this what strategic HR is all about?

I’ve had ... Read more»

IMPACT 2011:  Live Streaming – Mark your Calendar

IMPACT 2011: Live Streaming – Mark your Calendar

Next week we launch IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent®, our fourth annual research conference.

For those of you who follow our blogs and our research, the conference is sold out. But if you would like the excitement of attending the conference virtually, our marketing team has put together a wonderful opportunity for you ... Read more»

Why I Hope to See You at IMPACT 2011, our Fourth Annual Research Conference

Why I Hope to See You at IMPACT 2011, our Fourth Annual Research Conference

On April 26-28, in beautiful St. Petersburg Florida, we will be holding our fourth annual research conference, IMPACT 2011:  The Business of Talent. I would really encourage you to join us.

Here is why.

1.  This is the only conference in the talent management, training, and systems marketplace which is 100% focused on providing you ... Read more»

The Turnaround in L&D Spending:  A Renaissance in Corporate Training

The Turnaround in L&D Spending: A Renaissance in Corporate Training

This week we introduced our 2011 Corporate Learning Factbook (a “must-read” for any HR or training leader).

This report, which we labor over each year, details spending on corporate training in the US and around the world. For the first time in nearly two years, corporate spend on training is growing – demonstrating business confidence ... Read more»

SHL and Previsor Merge:  New Global Leader in the Assessment Market

SHL and Previsor Merge: New Global Leader in the Assessment Market

One of the most complex and fragmented parts of the talent management market is the world of employee assessments. Today two of the industry’s largest companies in this space, Previsor and SHL Group, announced a merger, creating the largest global player in this very large, very fragmented market.

Background:

There are many types of ... Read more»

Taleo Acquires Learn.com:  A Shoe Drops in the LMS Market

Taleo Acquires Learn.com: A Shoe Drops in the LMS Market

Today a shoe dropped in the Learning Management Systems Market:  Taleo announced plans to acquire Learn.com.

Let me discuss this announcement from three perspectives: first, the impact on the market; second, the impact on Taleo and Learn.com customers; and third, the impact on you as a prospective LMS buyer.

(ps.  Kenexa also announced the ... Read more»

SuccessFactors Lays down the Analytics Gauntlet:  Acquires Inform (InfoHRM)

SuccessFactors Lays down the Analytics Gauntlet: Acquires Inform (InfoHRM)

Today SuccessFactors announced plans to acquire InfoHRM (renamed Inform Business Impact) – a small but very well established leader in the area of HR and Talent Analytics and Workforce Planning.  We believe this acquisition is very significant for the talent and HR systems marketplace: it now establishes SuccessFactors as the emerging leader in the ... Read more»

The State of Learning and Talent Measurement:  A Work in Process

The State of Learning and Talent Measurement: A Work in Process

In April we published our bi-annual State of Learning and Talent Measurement research and again the news is mixed.  (Report available here at no charge.)  A few tidbits for you to think about:

  • Only 16% of the 400+ responding organizations have a strong learning and talent measurement program in place, and almost half (49%) have
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Doing Less with Less

Doing Less with Less

In preparation for our upcoming research conference IMPACT 2009: The Business of Talent®, I just finished a conference call with six executives from well known HR and corporate training outsourcing companies:  Accenture, Convergys, General Physics, Intrepid Learning Solutions, NIIT, and RWD.  Together, these six companies represent more than a billion ... Read more»

How to reduce costs?  Better measure training to help cut expenses.

How to reduce costs? Better measure training to help cut expenses.

Ok we know times are tough.  Our just-released TalentWatch® research (Winter 2009) found that 61% of all organizations now rate “financial pressure to cut costs” as one of their top two business challenges, up from 36% only 3 months ago.

So how well are HR and L&D organizations doing at reducing expenses and rationalizing costs?  ... Read more»