Category: HR Technology

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»

Microsoft Teams, Slack, Facebook Workplace Are Taking Over: And We Better Take Notice

Let’s face it, the paradigm of email is broken. Research shows that employees spend over 20% of their time on messages unrelated to their jobs, and in most companies, the email system has become real-time. The research I recently published shows that the highest performing employees respond to emails the fastest, which of ... 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»

VR Enters Corporate Learning With A Vengeance: And The Results Are Amazing

As an experienced technology and HR analyst, I’m always a little skeptical about new tools. In the case of Virtual Reality (VR), I played around with the cardboard VR from the New York Times, but never really thought it was ready for prime time. 

Wow, was I wrong.

About a year ago I went ... Read more»

Guess Who’s Looking At The HR Tech Market? Microsoft.

Over the last few months, I’ve been spending time with Microsoft, and the company is doing some interesting things in the HR Tech space. In this article I’d like to give you some background, and share why I believe Microsoft is going to have a big impact on the market.

First point:  Microsoft is on ... Read more»

Why Did SAP Pay $8 Billion To Acquire Qualtrics?

This week was a big one in the world of enterprise software: SAP announced plans to acquire Qualtrics, a fast-growing scrappy provider of survey and feedback software, for $8 billion. And this was not a small deal: Qualtrics’ revenues as of Q3 were $372 Million, and the company is growing at 42% YTY. This ... Read more»

AI Comes To Recruiting: Will Interviews Go The Way Of The Dinosaur?

One of the most important things companies do is hire people, and it’s still a bit of a black art. Most companies look at candidates job history, they call references, they give them tests, and they bring them in for interviews. And despite all this effort, HR leaders tell me they still make mistakes as ... Read more»

What Emails Reveal About Your Performance At Work

We all spend an inordinate amount of time at work communicating with others. And we each have our little tricks. Some of us respond so fast it’s like a real-time system; others wait and do it when they have time. Some need “nudges” to respond, while others respond on their own.

What does all this ... Read more»

LinkedIn To Acquire Glint: Major Move in Employee Engagement Market

This week at the LinkedIn Talent Connect conference, LinkedIn announced a groundbreaking move: plans to acquire Glint, one of the market leaders in employee engagement solutions.

Glint, which is a company I’ve been talking with since its formation, provides one of the most scalable and AI-driven solutions for employee surveys and sensing, and the ... Read more»