Category: Core HR Systems

Is Corporate Talent Management Dead? If So, What’s Next?

The Epic Shift: Away from “Talent” and now focus on “People.” Talent scarcity is still a problem, but engagement, empowerment, and environment are now the real issues companies face.

For the last ten years businesses and human resources departments have been heavily focused on building talent management strategies. Originally conceived as programs to help manage ... Read more»

The Top 10 Disruptions In HR Technology: Ignore Them At Your Peril

techtechThe HR technology landscape, which is now more than a $15 billion market in software, is exploding with growth and innovation.  We are tracking more than 100 new startups in social and referral recruiting, talent analytics, assessment science, online learning, and mid-market core HR systems. New tools to help manage employee communications, engagement, recognition, and ... Read more»

The Talent Management Software Market Grows and Evolves

The market for corporate talent management software continues to surge. CornerstoneOnDemand just announced 39% YTY growth in revenues, and our discussions with Saba, SumTotal Systems, SAP, Oracle, ADP, Jobvite, and others show growth rates all in the double digits..

Our latest research shows that this market grew by 17% last year and is now over ... Read more»

Social Tools Collide with Talent Management Software

Social networking tools have transformed our lives. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest (read my commentary about Pinterest here), Reddit, and many others have significantly changed the way we work. The concept of an “activity stream” is now commonplace and we can connect, share, and communicate with people like never before.

And these ... Read more»

ADP Rocks the Talent Management Market with New Integrated Solution

This week ADP, the largest HR company in the world, introduced its integrated talent management solution (and its own learning management system). This announcement has the potential to significantly impact the human capital and talent management software markets.

Background on ADP

You probably think ADP is a payroll company. Tt is much more.  In ... Read more»

Flying under the Radar SilkRoad raises $35M in Round C

Despite the recent acquisitions of Taleo by Oracle and SuccessFactors by SAP, the talent management software market is far from mature. Today SilkRoad, one of the more quiet (not for long) talent management software vendors, announced a $35 Million Series C round of funding.

The new investors include Keating Capital (Nasdaq: KIPO) and NTT ... Read more»

Saba Announces PeopleCloud and Acquisition of Human Concepts

This week Saba made two major announcements.

First, the company introduced a bold new product offering, Saba PeopleCloud, an integrated new “work environment” which pulls together corporate social networking, knowledge sharing, real-time collaboration, web conferencing, and all of Saba’s formal learning technology in a brand new platform.

Saba essentially invented the market for corporate learning ... Read more»

Why you should come to IMPACT on April 10-13…

We are all getting excited about our upcoming research conference IMPACT 2012:  The Business of Talent®.

There are seats left, but the conference will likely sell out (as it has in prior years), so let me give a few big reasons to take a few days of your valuable time and come to the ... Read more»

Cornerstone Acquires Sonar6: Talent Management for SMB

Today CornerstoneOnDemand announced the acquisition of Sonar6, an innovative small provider of highly graphical performance review and succession management tools for small businesses.

An SMB Play

As Cornerstone described the acquisition to us today, this is all about SMB (Small and Mid-sized Business). Cornerstone defines the SMB market as companies with less than 500 ... Read more»

SAP’s Bold Move with SuccessFactors: Lots of Work to Do

This week SuccessFactors and SAP announced their integration plans. Simply stated, the combined companies plan to move all their strategic talent management investments from SAP HCM and Business ByDesign into SuccessFactors, and build Employee Central (SuccessFactors’ central directory product) into its core cloud-based HRMS offering.

This is a bold and somewhat risky strategy. Let ... Read more»

The Integration of Talent Management Systems Comes to Forefront

The talent management systems market has been under quite a bit of stress lately.

In the last 90 days we have seen SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors, followed by Oracle’s acquisition of Taleo, and then the smaller Kenexa acquisition of Outstart and PeopleFluent acquisition of Strategia.

And while all this is going on, CornerstoneOnDemand... Read more»

Kenexa Acquires Outstart: Getting Serious about the Corporate Learning Market

This week Kenexa, one of the largest and most successful HR and talent acquisition consulting companies, announced the acquisition of Outstart, a pioneering company in the market for e-learning tools, learning management, collaboration, and mobile learning solutions. This represents a major move for Kenexa, putting the company firmly into the market for training tools, ... Read more»

The LMS Market Remains Hot with PeopleFluent Deal (but not as hot as Facebook)

The LMS market remains very hot, and so does Facebook (below). Comments on both.

This week Peoplefluent (a $100M+ talent management software company, built from the combination of Authoria and Peopleclick) announced the acquisition of Strategia, a small but very successful enterprise learning management systems company. Strategia was a Canadian enterprise LMS company with ... Read more»