Every year for 18 years I’ve written an encyclopedic report on the HR Technology market. It takes thousands of hours and I talk with hundreds of vendors, buyers, and consultants. This year I feel like I went over the top – the report is 44,00 words (150+ pages) of detail on every part of the ... Read more»
Category: HR Technology
Oracle has been in the HR software business a long time. The company had its original Oracle e-Business suite for years, then acquired both Taleo (recruiting) and PeopleSoft, and now has thousands of customers running it’s core HR and payroll software. When Workday and SuccessFactors launched their cloud strategies in the late 2000s, Oracle pivoted ... Read more»
Over my years as an analyst I run across a lot of HR technology companies. Some start life with a killer application, others start with a vision of creating a network or library of content, and others want to build a platform. Workday, for example, was a platform company from the start – they didn’t ... Read more»
The $240 billion corporate learning market is one of the most complex and fast-changing worlds in HR. There are dozens of platform providers, hundreds of content companies, and an army of new ideas and innovations every day.
And innovation is fast and furious. Whenever a new technology is invented, learning technologists quickly try to use ... Read more»
As I finalize my HR Technology report for 2021 I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about HR Tech for the year ahead, and among the many things going on, the biggest of all is what I’d call “adaptable HR platforms.”
Think about it this way. In the traditional world of enterprise software, companies build ... Read more»
It’s Fall and it’s HR Technology time. Not only is the big HR Technology Conference coming up, but I’m starting to finish up my big report for 2021. In the meantime, I want to highlight just a few important innovations in this critically important space.
1/ Amplify: Conversational Microlearning by Culture Amp
The first announcement ... Read more»
Skillsoft is one of the most fascinating companies in the marketplace. As the pioneering company in online learning (founded in 1998, originally focused on soft skills), the founders aggressively defined the market for web-based corporate training and rapidly dominated the landscape. During my years as an analyst I watched the company go from ... Read more»
I recently read an article in the WSJ (a magazine I am trusting less every day) that claims employee surveys are dead. Well, I really have to disagree, so let me explain what’s going on.
First, in today’s Pandemic and wildly changing work environment, it is essential to understand what employees think.
Employees today are ... Read more»
One of the hottest tech companies in the world is ServiceNow. The company’s Q2 earnings were a barnbuster (30% YTY growth, 40 deals over $1M, and now running at a $4B annual subscription runrate – at a 97% renewal rate). The stock is now trading at 23 times sales (more than twice the multiple ... Read more»
First, under SAP’s ownership, Qualtrics has been growing like a rocket.
Today SAP sales teams all over the world sell and embed ... Read more»
Over the last five years companies have been working to improve internal talent mobility. Not only does it save money on recruiting, it enables companies to find internal expertise which is often hidden in the organization. And it creates a strong sense of engagement and belonging in the workforce.
Why is this such a big ... Read more»
One of the most urgent things employees need right now is information. What are my policies for work at home? What is our sick-leave policy? When do I have to come back to work and where? How am I going to get paid this year?
Among all the issues we face in the COVID Pandemic, ... Read more»
The enterprise software world has been attacked by the Coronavirus. Most of the big, complicated, multi-year ERP implementations have taken a pause and companies decided “we have to get something out immediately.” So they lashed together the tools they had to build communications programs, testing and feedback apps, training programs, and all sorts of programs ... Read more»
I’ve never been a big Facebook user – it always seemed like a poorly designed platform and I don’t like sharing my personal information all the time.
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.