But ultimately it isn’t software that drives business results: it’s the practices of talent management that matters. Our research shows that companies which ... Read more»
Category: Leadership Development
Today Ginni Rometty was announced as the new CEO of IBM, marking a significant transition at IBM and celebrating the company’s first female top executive. This transition shows an example of world-class succession management. It was predictable (IBM CEO’s leave their jobs at the age of 60) and shows the results of years of development ... Read more»
SuccessFactors just announced another stellar quarter (48% YTY growth in revenues, 42% YTY growth in billings), and the CEO Lars Dalgaard talked extensively about the company’s progress with the acquisitions of Infohrm, Cubetree, Jambok, and Plateau.
First, from a financial standpoint SuccessFactors continues to grow at an amazing rate. The talent management software market is ... Read more»
This week we published the first ever HR Factbook®, a comprehensive benchmarking study which summarizes almost two years of research into the spending, resource allocation, and staffing levels of corporate Human Resources. I am particularly proud of this research, because not only does it provide valuable benchmarking information for any HR manager, it also ... Read more»
Next week we launch IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent®, our fourth annual research conference.
For those of you who follow our blogs and our research, the conference is sold out. But if you would like the excitement of attending the conference virtually, our marketing team has put together a wonderful opportunity for you ... Read more»
On April 26-28, in beautiful St. Petersburg Florida, we will be holding our fourth annual research conference, IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent. I would really encourage you to join us.
Here is why.
1. This is the only conference in the talent management, training, and systems marketplace which is 100% focused on providing you ... Read more»
An article in the New York Times today describes Google’s Project Oxygen, a statistics driven research project to study what makes good managers. Google’s People Analytics team apparently studied the attributes of high-performing teams and published the “Eight Habits of Highly Effective Google Managers.” Apparently Google believes that its management style is very unique, so ... Read more»
One of the biggest investment areas in Human Resources and Talent Management is Leadership Development. We like to think about it as one of the bedrock roles of the HR or L&D team, since in many ways “leadership” is one of the most strategic assets in any organization.
Over the last ten years, the leadership ... Read more»
I spent this week in Europe (nice Siberian snowstorm here), attending a client meeting in the UK and the Online Educa Berlin (OEB), the largest e-learning conference in the world.
This conference, which has more than 1,000 attendees, brings together learning and academic professionals from businesses, educational institutions, and governments throughout Europe. The event is ... Read more»
Over the last ten years we have studied many elements of Human Resources and corporate training with a goal of identifying which practices, processes, structures, and systems drive the greatest business impact.
This week we published our TalentTrends® research for the first half of 2010 (report available to research members). In this research we ask more than 200 top HR and business leaders to tell us about their business outlook, hiring forecast, talent and leadership readiness, spending, and priorities.
What we see is a stark ... Read more»
The concept of “Integrated Talent Management” became popular around five years ago – and since then organizations have used this phrase to describe an integrated approach to recruiting, development, performance management, compensation, development planning, and learning. The goal here is not only to make the Human Resources function operate more efficiently, but more importantly to ... Read more»
In today’s new green (and red ink) economy, businesses all over the world are working hard to reduce operational expenses, restructure their workforce, and transform themselves into sustainable business models. I think one of the most exciting examples of a company going through this transition is Vestas Wind Systems, the global leader in wind ... Read more»
Times are tough. Today we learned of another 590,000 jobs lost and that US unemployment rose to 7.6%. We seem to be getting several emails each week from high powered HR or L&D professionals who have lost their positions at their favorite employers.
I also speak regularly with top HR and L&D managers about their ... Read more»