Welcome to 2022. The job market is a bit crazy and we’re in for one of the most dynamic years in our lives. Let me try to explain what’s going on.
Category: Human Resources
Human Resources is the vast domain of management, development, alignment, rewards, incentives, and organization of people. It is one of the most important roles in business and critical to growth, success, and profitability.
Of all the surprises from the pandemic, one of the biggest is the explosive growth of online coaching. It’s as if the virus hit us hard, disrupted us in unpredictable ways, and we’ve now unleashed the internet to help support each other.
I know this sounds a little altruistic, but how else can I explain ... Read more»
Well, it’s time to talk about predictions for 2022, and the number one theme is change.
And in a sense, everything is about to change.
If you think back about where we are, it has been 14 years since the 2008 financial crisis, and we’ve been through digital transformation, economic hyper-growth, a stock market ... Read more»
Imagine a social network where you actually know everyone you interact with?
Imagine a social network where you trust all the people you talk with?
Imagine a social network where kindness is more important than anger?
Imagine a social network that’s local and not remote?
Imagine a social network that talks about dogs, and ... Read more»
This week we’re launching a year-long research effort we call The Healthy Organization, which brings together almost everything we’ve been talking about since the start of the pandemic. Let me explain what we’ve discovered, and in this “long read” column I’ll bring it all into perspective. (News release here.)
The Pandemic’s Impact ... Read more»
As we detailed in our research study Elevating Equity, driving diversity is a tough business. Not only do companies need to source, hire, and manage people in an inclusive way, they have to build a culture of fairness, train people on bias, and educate workers on day-to-day behaviors.
The typical approach to DEI starts ... Read more»
The employee survey, crowdsourcing, and listening market is massive: every company wants to listen to its employees. Well, it’s no longer a market for survey tools, it has now become a space for integrated listening, survey, and analytics platforms. Enter Perceptyx, one of the most trusted vendors in the market.
If you don’t know ... Read more»
This week BetterUp announced another $300M round of funding, valuing the company at $4.7 Billion. Recurring revenues are already over $100 Million this year more than doubling year over year. Vendors like SpringHealth (Unicorn on the therapy side of coaching), CoachHub (fast follower to BetterUp), Torch (coaching integrated into L&D), and others are now ... Read more»
As I talked about in Ten New Truths for HR Tech, Microsoft is upsetting the entire work-tech market. Not only is Viva on the agenda for every HR and IT department we talk with, Microsoft is doubling down. Today Microsoft announced plans to acquire Ally.io, a fast-growing OKR goal management platform with more ... Read more»
Today CultureAmp, one of the Unicorns in the employee experience space, acquired Disco, a fast-growing company that developed a culture recognition system in the flow of work.
CultureAmp is an interesting company. Founded by an entrepreneurial I/O psychologist and two engineers, the company has become the darling of fast-growing companies as they build “culture-first” ... Read more»
Next week is the big HR Technology Conference and as I prepare my keynote I’ve had to review my last year of research with hundreds of vendors around the world. And rather than “write the book” at this moment, I want to give you “Ten New Truths” to consider with more to discuss next week. ... Read more»
There seem to be endless studies about the impact of Hybrid Work. Microsoft’s most recent study, supported by academic studies, shows a significant decline in cross-functional communications when people work from home. And we have all read the studies about Zoom fatigue, the need to get fresh air, and the importance of ... Read more»
I know I’ve written a lot about ServiceNow lately, but there’s even more to talk about. The Rome release, just announced, has the potential to further upset the HR Technology product stack, so I want to give it some press.
First, as I’ll talk about in my HR Tech keynote this month, the entire ... Read more»
One of the most devilish problems in business is building and maintaining your job architecture. While it may sound geeky, it’s very important and it is much harder than you think.
Consider the enormous transformations taking place in the economy. Every job is being automated, enhanced, and changed by technology. Companies are moving into new ... Read more»
The job market is more dynamic than ever, and I think we can stop using the word “labor” to talk about what’s going on. Let me explain.
Government organizations like the Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, and even labor unions are named around the concept of people as workers. In the industrial age ... Read more»