Category: HR Technology

Ultimate, Workday, and Slack Acquisitions Focus On Productivity And Employee Experience

It’s hard to keep up with all the AI acquisitions taking place these days, as over $10.8 billion was invested in AI startups in 2017 alone. Everywhere I look I find software companies developing tools that are smarter, more predictive, and intelligent.

In the last few weeks there have been three important deals I ... Read more»

AI in HR: A Real Killer App

Hype and expectations for AI are now sky high.  We will soon be talking to our computers; drones will deliver our groceries; our cars will drive themselves; and most white collar workers will be monitoring machines. Is all this true and will this really happen?

As an industry analyst and engineer who has followed technology ... Read more»

The Learning Experience Market Explodes: Degreed Acquires Pathgather, Taking an Early Lead

Today Degreed, one of the pioneering vendors of Learning Experience Platforms (LXP), announced plans to acquire Pathgather, another innovator in this space. This acquisition gives Degreed clear market share leadership in this fast-growing new market, putting pressure on challengers like EdCast, CornerstoneOnDemand, Skillsoft, LinkedIn and others to move faster as ... Read more»

CornerstoneOnDemand: Momentum Rising

CornerstoneOnDemand is one of the most successful cloud vendors in the market for integrated talent and learning management software. The company was founded in 1999 and over the last 20 years has steadily built a global business providing end-to-end HR software to meet the needs of large and mid-sized companies.

The company competes with a ... Read more»

The Rise of the Social Enterprise: A New Paradigm for Business

After a year of research and another enormous survey of business and HR leaders around the world, we just released the Deloitte Human Capital Trends 2018, entitled “The Rise of the Social Enterprise.”

What we found, after detailed analysis of the data and many interviews with business leaders, is that business today is entering ... Read more»

HR Technology in 2018: Ten Disruptions Ahead

I’ve been an analyst following the HR Tech market for almost 20 years now, and this year things are changing faster than ever. In the report we just published, “HR Technology Disruptions for 2018,” I describe the details. In this article I’ll summarize the ten big changes going on.

1) A Massive shift ... Read more»

The New Disrupted World of Work: Seven Practices For High-Impact HR

The world of work has been disrupted in ways I’ve never seen. We’re working many more hours (we’ve lost an entire week of vacation time since 2000), we feel overwhelmed (40% of US workers believe their work is “highly stressful”), and more and more people are taking on gig-work and alternative ... Read more»

SuccessFactors: Growth And Innovation Continues

Harvard Business Review research shows that 70-90% of corporate acquisitions fail [1], often driven by an unclear strategy, lack of culture alignment, or poor execution on business integration. When SAP announced the acquisition of SuccessFactors in December of 2011, one could have expected a similarly disappointing result.

Well, over the last five and a half ... Read more»

A New Wave of HR Technology Consolidation Begins

As I describe in the article “The HR Software Market Reinvents Itself,” we have entered a new world in the $14 billion market for HR software and tools. While many large organizations have made the shift from licensed software to cloud-based HR systems (fueling growth by Oracle, SAP, Workday, ADP, Infor, Cornerstone and ... Read more»