Over the last two weeks I”ve talked with more than a dozen HR Tech companies that decided to lay off a large percentage of their workforce, and a new article in the WSJ lists dozens of Silicon Valley tech companies letting thousands of people go.
Category: HR Technology
If you’re buying HR technology right now, I’m sure your budget is unclear, and many companies will slow down or postpone purchases. What this usually means is that the “incumbent” or bigger vendors win out, since you already have their product. Which leads us to SAP and SuccessFactors.
I’ve been working with SuccessFactors for two ... Read more»
There is so much going on I’m barely keeping up. I’ve already talked with more than 20 companies this week and we’re doing a major webinar next Tuesday The World Changed Overnight: HR and Leadership in a Time of Crisis with five CHROs talking about their strategies.
But there’s one more thing going on. HR ... Read more»
We just completed a two-day strategy meeting with Reliance Industries, one of the largest and most profitable companies in India.
The company runs the world’s largest oil refinery, operates the fastest-growing retail network (groceries, clothing, and electronics), and has launched the world’s biggest 4G VoLTE network Jio.
It’s a fascinating company that innovates, executes, ... Read more»
2020 will be a year of reinvention. As we enter the thirteenth year since the global economic meltdown, businesses are seeing slowing but continued growth, uncertainty about politics and global migration, and tremendous stresses in the workforce.
Not only is unemployment historically low, the birth rate has declined, creating a world where companies need to ... Read more»
Mark your calendar for June 8-10 in sunny Los Angeles on the USC campus as we debut our first professional development conference, JBA Live!
Why another HR conference? Well, this will be the first global industry conference dedicated to the professional development of HR. Our senior faculty and many senior HR leaders around ... Read more»
The human resources function starts small, and as the organization grows, the HR team becomes complex. We need recruiters, business partners, specialists, designers, technologists, and a variety of other specialists in diversity, culture, learning, and more.
It’s a perfect market for consultants. Most HR departments grow organically (and through ... Read more»
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»
Every 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»
Today Degreed, one of the leading providers of Learning Experience Platforms, announced its acquisition of Adepto, a London-based provider of contract and gig work systems. The company positions itself as providing a “total talent” platform, because they help companies manage the ongoing shift from “jobs to work” and what I often call the new “Pixelated ... Read more»
I’ve spent the last few weeks flying around the world talking with HR organizations about their various HR tech strategies and there’s a lot going on. Almost every major company I talk with is in the middle of an implementation of a major new cloud platform, while they are rationalizing, fixing, and improving a variety ... Read more»
This week I’m in Paris at the Unleash HR Tech conference and I was having dinner with a large room of HR executives, hosted by ServiceNow and Deloitte. The person next to me handed me his phone and I saw the news: Bill McDermott, the former CEO of SAP, just took over as CEO of ... Read more»
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»
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»
It’s Fall again and I’m finishing up my biggest-ever report on HR Technology: The HR Tech 2020 Disruptions Study.
This 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