Category: AI

AI (artificial intelligence) is the domain of “intelligent data-driven systems” that use algorithms to predict, rate, rank, and assist employees and managers at work. Unlike analytics itself, AI systems learn from the data and continuously improve if they are developed well. Issues like ethics and “explainable AI” are important in this topic.

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Workday Skills Cloud: A Big Idea With Much More To Come

In the Fall of 2018 Workday introduced the Skills Cloud, a new offering designed to help companies create a “skills ontology” that discovers the skills (and skill gaps) in your workforce. While it sounded like a fascinating concept, we hadn’t heard much about it until Workday Rising this Fall.

Well, I just spent a ... Read more»

HR Technology 2020

HR Technology Market 2020: Report Now Available

HR Technology 2020Every year I talk with hundreds of HR technology companies, visit hundreds of clients, and embark on many case studies about new ideas and solutions. And one thing is crystal clear: it is impossible to run a great HR function without a heavy focus on technology.

And to meet all this demand, the marketplace has ... Read more»

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Workday Fires A Cannon Into The HR Technology Market

This week was Workday Rising, the annual confab of 14,000+ Workday customers, partners, and fans. And as always, it met expectations. Not only did Jerry Seinfeld remind us that “we’ve lost interest in life, now we’re only interested in battery life,” but Workday unleashed a torrent of new talent applications, many of which are going ... Read more»

Why ADP’s Next-Gen HCM Is A Disruptive Force In HR Technology

A year ago I wrote a controversial article about ADP’s new core HCM system, code-named Lifion. Well here it is a year later, and it looks like ADP has done it. The company’s next-generation HCM and payroll system is now available, and could become one of the more disruptive systems on the market. While ... Read more»

HR Technology 2020: Disruption Ahead

It’s Fall again and I’m finishing up my biggest-ever report on HR Technology:  The HR Tech 2020 Disruptions Study.

hr technology disruptions bersinThis comprehensive study is done in partnership with LRP, the producers of the HR Technology Conference, so you can get your hands on it in one of two ways. 

  • First, you can sign up
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HR In The Age Of AI: Lots Of Change Ahead

Over the last few months, I’ve talked with dozens of HR leaders about their talent challenges and the need to transform HR. Companies are redesigning roles and reskilling teams, working to improve engagement and wellbeing, creating new programs for feedback, and rethinking the role of leadership.

But none of these challenges is ... Read more»

People Analytics and AI in the Workplace: Four Dimensions of Trust

AI and People Analytics have taken off. As I’ve written about in the past, the workplace has become a highly instrumented place. Companies use surveys and feedback tools to get our opinions, new tools monitor emails and our network of communications (ONA), we capture data on travel, location, and mobility, and organizations now have ... Read more»

From Talent Management To Talent Experience. Why The HR Tech Market Is In Disruption

Have you noticed how many interesting new HR software companies we have?  There’s a reason. The craze for “integrated talent management systems” is ending, now replaced by a market for “talent experience” solutions.

In this article I’m going to discuss the history of “integrated talent management” and explain why it feels so dated. Then I ... Read more»

Learning Experience Platform (LXP) Market Grows Up: Now Too Big To Ignore

The learning experience platform (LXP) market is growing up fast.  Only a few years ago startup companies like Pathgather, Degreed, and EdCast pioneered the idea of a platform to make corporate learning content easy to find. These next-generation portals took off and now thousands of companies are looking to put their Learning Management System ... Read more»

The Employee Experience Platform: A New Category Arrives

One of the biggest trends in employment is finding ways to make work easier. In this hot job market employees are quitting their jobs in record numbers, and studies show that the voluntary turnover rate is now over 15%. (This means almost one in six people are leaving their jobs voluntarily to look for another ... Read more»