Category: HR Systems

Learning Technology Evolves: Integrated Platforms Are Arriving

The enormous market for training and learning tools is very fragmented. Today there are more than 200 LMS vendors, more than 30 LXP vendors, and thousands of vendors who build collaboration tools, mobile learning tools, content development tools, and analytics tools. (Roughly 12% of the $240 Billion corporate training market is spent on tools.)

While ... 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»

Culture Amp Acquires Zugata: Employee Feedback Market Gets Hotter

Today Culture Amp, one of the leading providers of employee engagement tools, announced the acquisition of Zugata, an innovative AI-based peer-to-peer development platform.

What does this really mean? 

Well as I’ve written about in my latest research, there is a fast-growing reinvention of the HR software market taking place, largely driven by innovative ... Read more»

The Bold New World of Talent: Predictions for 2016

2016 will bring dramatic changes in the world of Human Resources, Learning, Talent Management, and HR technology. Our latest report, Bersin by Deloitte Predictions for 2016, discusses ten predictions for the year ahead.  In this article I will highlight the findings and encourage you to read the study and give us your thoughts.

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A New Market is Born: Employee Engagement, Feedback, and Culture Apps

As the economy grows and the job market gets hotter, employee engagement and retention has become a top priority. As I discuss in Why Culture the Hottest Topic in Business Today, CEOs are bending over backwards to make their company a “great place to work.” Free food, unlimited vacation, yoga classes, and lavish educational ... Read more»

CornerstoneOnDemand Introduces New Analytics and Platform Offerings

In early May I attended the CornerstoneOnDemand (CSOD) customer conference and this year the company introduced several important new offerings.

As an introduction, CornerstoneOnDemand is one of the few independent, publicly traded talent management software companies in the marketplace.  The company competes with dozens of other talent software companies (Saba, Skillsoft, iCims, PeopleFluent, JobVite, Halogen ... Read more»

Update on Saba:  Turnaround In The Making?

Update on Saba: Turnaround In The Making?

sabaLast month Saba, a pioneer in the market for enterprise learning and talent management systems, held its annual customer conference (more than 700 learning and HR professionals attended).  I had a chance to meet with the management team, talk with many customers and employees, and talk with Saba’s new owners (Vector Capital).

My conclusion, ... Read more»

Is Corporate Talent Management Dead?  If So, What’s Next?

Is Corporate Talent Management Dead? If So, What’s Next?

The Epic Shift: Away from “Talent” and now focus on “People.” Talent scarcity is still a problem, but engagement, empowerment, and environment are now the real issues companies face.

For the last ten years businesses and human resources departments have been heavily focused on building talent management strategies. Originally conceived as programs to help manage ... Read more»

The Top 10 Disruptions In HR Technology: Ignore Them At Your Peril

The Top 10 Disruptions In HR Technology: Ignore Them At Your Peril

techThe HR technology landscape, which is now more than a $15 billion market in software, is exploding with growth and innovation.  We are tracking more than 100 new startups in social and referral recruiting, talent analytics, assessment science, online learning, and mid-market core HR systems. New tools to help manage employee communications, engagement, recognition, and ... Read more»