Category: Talent Management

Talent Management is the broad set of topics that include sourcing, recruiting, career progression, performance management, succession, and often includes pay, rewards, and leadership development.

Enterprise Talent Intelligence Arrives, Disrupting The HR Tech Market

Of all the AI innovations we’ve seen in the workforce, perhaps the most significant is Talent Intelligence. Talent Intelligence, as we define it, is the use of massive amounts of employee and workforce data to understand skills, job fit, performance, leadership potential, career pathways, pay equity, and organizational capability.

As we introduce new ... Read more»

A new era of recruiting

Research Shows It’s Time To Reinvent Talent Acquisition

This week we published a disappointing research study, Talent Acquisition at a Crossroads. The study, conducted in partnership with AMS, points out that talent acquisition leaders (this is a senior position) are largely left out of their company’s strategic planning process and many feel they operate as “order takers.”

In today’s world of ... Read more»

BetterUp

BetterUp Manage: Pioneering AI-Powered Platform For Leaders

This week I attended the BetterUp Uplift conference and I really was impressed. This is a company that exploded into the market with an innovative coaching and employee wellbeing network built around an assessment called the “whole person model.” Through a set of shrewd marketing and sales strategies BetterUp established a leadership position in this ... Read more»

Are Chatbots eating the world?

Will Chatbots Take Over HR Tech? Paradox Sets The Pace.

Chatbots used to be tinker-toys. You type, try to get help, but usually result in “please call support.” Well all this has changed.

Thanks to advanced NLP (natural language processing) and AI (retrieval-augmented generation) chatbots are entire applications. They can answer complex questions, search databases, and invoke transactions on your behalf.

Pretty soon we’ll be ... Read more»

the new labor market

The Labor Market Has Totally Changed: Are You Really Ready?

The labor market has changed before our eyes. Employers and HR teams better watch out.

Over the last five decades baby boomers defined the workforce. Today things could not be more different, and this change impacts all of us.

I was born in the 1950s, growing up in a world where the middle class experienced ... Read more»

Workday To Acquire HiredScore, A Potential Shakeup In HR Technology

This week Workday announced intent to acquire HiredScore, a leading provider of AI-based matching tools for recruiting (called “talent orchestration”). While it wasn’t discussed much in the earnings call, this deal is a big positive for Workday and could have many implications for the HR Tech market.

Let me explain. (I have not been ... Read more»

Leadership Development has fallen way behind

Companies Have Been Neglecting Their Leadership, And It Shows

This week we launched a two-year study of corporate leadership programs, and the results are staggering. Despite the pandemic, inflation, pressure for hybrid work, and a highly competitive labor market, companies have been neglecting their leadership development. And as our research points out, this can have a very negative impact on performance.

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LinkedIn Launches Exciting Gen AI Features in Recruiter and Learning

This week LinkedIn announced some massive Gen AI features in its two flagship products: LinkedIn Recruiter and LinkedIn Learning. Let me give you an overview.

Let me start with LinkedIn Learning.

As you know, learning is a complex process. Employees want to ask questions, jump around from topic to topic, and get advice on what ... Read more»

Labor shortages are here

Why We Are Entering A Secular Labor Shortage

There are lots of economists waiting for the labor market to “cool,” enabling unemployment to rise and inflation to slow. Yet despite these projections, unemployment remains at a 45 year low and it’s still hard to hire. Why the change? Our research clearly shows that we’ve entered a whole new economy, one that makes labor ... Read more»

Leadership Development Powered By AI:  BetterUp Connect

It was bound to happen: Leadership Development powered by AI. Here’s the latest…

As we’ve discovered in our Irresistible Leadership research, mid-level managers are struggling. Not only have managers had to deal with remote work, the pandemic, and many job changes and layoffs, they are burned out themselves. New research by Microsoft found that 53% ... Read more»

Why Do Corporate Pay Practices Feel Broken? Because They Are.

New research by ADP and also by LinkedIn shows that pay has become the #1 factor in employee satisfaction. And no wonder: inflation is raging, people are overworked, and CEOs keep asking employees to be “more productive” (read “work harder”).

And how do companies keep up? They’re talking about laying people off, getting rid of ... Read more»

New Regulations Will Force Companies To Address Pay Equity

On March 30, 2023, the European Parliament approved a groundbreaking law, the Pay Transparency Directive, that will change the way businesses operate by mandating pay equity compliance.

That same day Australia made broad changes to the Fair Work Act, restricting fixed-term contracts and pay secrecy clauses; strengthen provisions on gender pay equity, ... Read more»

SeekOut Brings GPT4 To Recruiters. Eightfold Launches Copilots For HR.

Two exciting AI announcements for HR today: SeekOut Assist and Eightfold Copilots for HR.

SeekOut Announcement: Giving Recruiters SuperPowers

SeekOut, a fast-growing recruiting and talent intelligence vendor, introduced one of the most exciting new applications of Generative AI today: Seekout Assist. This new product, which builds on the company’s powerful talent intelligence platform, ... Read more»