Category: Measurement

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)

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»

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.

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»

The New Chief Learning Officer: 2008 and Beyond

The role of chief learning officer has been hard to define for years.  While it is becoming more prevalent (our research shows that approximately 30% of large organizations have a named CLO), the definition of what a CLO does is changing.
Typically the CLO is defined as the “business leader of corporate learning.”  At organizations ... Read more»

Management of Compliance Training

Compliance-related training is a very big business.   Bersin & Associates estimates that complying with regulatory guidelines accounts for as much as 30% of training-related technology expenditures.  Many technology expenditures (LMS systems in particular) have been justified simply on the basis of keeping more accurate and accessible compliance records. 

Our current research has revealed some interesting ... Read more»

Death of the Corporate University

In our High Impact Learning Organization® research and workshops we talk with training managers and directors about their challenges in organization, management and governance.  Nearly every organization tells us the same thing:  their current organization model for corporate training is undergoing a dramatic change.  This article summarizes these changes and what they mean for you.... Read more»

The Challenge of Training Measurement

More than 240 books on Amazon.com and 90 articles on the American Society of Training and Development (ASTD) website are devoted to the measurement and evaluation of training.   There are also more than 2,000 websites featuring consultants and tools to help the measurement process.  Yet, despite all these extensive resources, most training managers do not ... Read more»