When I first started studying the professions of HR and training, I kept hearing about the field of “Industrial and Organizational Psychology.” At first, coming from a business and technology background, I was skeptical about the field and its potential value. Now, after years of case studies with thousands of companies, I am convinced that ... Read more»
Category: Talent Strategy
The company’s just released Human Capital Connect is a truly integrated offering of services, technology, support, training, and benchmarking data – all built around the Peopleclick Authoria software platform.
There ... Read more»
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»
The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published its Occupational Outlook for 2018 (the next 10 years) and it is well worth reading. This data, coupled with a number of meetings I”ve had recently with HR and L&D executives, clearly tells me that we are about to re-enter a new “war for talent.”
This phrase has ... Read more»
Today SuccessFactors announced plans to acquire InfoHRM (renamed Inform Business Impact) – a small but very well established leader in the area of HR and Talent Analytics and Workforce Planning. We believe this acquisition is very significant for the talent and HR systems marketplace: it now establishes SuccessFactors as the emerging leader in the ... Read more»
One of the most daunting talent management challenges in organizations is something we call “talent mobility” – the ability of an organization to enable and direct the movement of people from role to role. In today’s business environment this includes lateral movement, upward movement within a role, movement into leadership, movement into international or global ... Read more»
I just finished a research member roundtable with some of our major clients and want to share five big issues we see emerging for 2010:
1. Diversity as a talent management strategy.
Nearly all of our clients mentioned that their talent management strategy now includes diversity. The definition of diversity is broad: it includes age, ... Read more»
Each quarter for the last several years we have published TalentWatch®, a comprehensive look at talent trends in organizations around the world. This report, which is only available to research members, looks at several key topics:
- Business performance against plan
- Expectations for future growth
- Job openings and expected growth
- Talent readiness by job role
For the last two Octobers we have travelled to the HR Technology Conference to see four HR software providers show off their software in the Talent Management Shootout. While the Shootout is a relatively short event at 75 minutes (each vendor gets about a total of 10-15 minutes of demonstration time), there are often as ... Read more»
Today Taleo announced Taleo 10, the company’s new product family name for Taleo Enterprise Recruiting, Taleo Performance, Taleo Compensation, and Taleo Development. Yes, today Taleo formally announced that the company is in the end-to-end “Unified Talent Management” platform market. Did the company just roll a “strike?”
Let me give our readers a few key highlights, ... Read more»
This week SuccessFactors took a somewhat bold move by relaunching itself as a “Business Execution” software company. This idea, which is not new (The Balanced Scorecard Initiative® has been working on tools for this for many years), is to reposition the company’s performance and talent management software as a way to build strong alignment ... Read more»
As the talent management software industry continues to grow and mature, it is time to ask some critical questions.
How well do these systems really work? How well do they drive value? Do they meet customer expectations? And what can vendors, customers, and consultants do to create higher levels of satisfaction and ROI?
We will ... Read more»
In our Q2 TalentWatch® research report (TalentWatch is Bersin & Associates business research on employment, hiring, talent readiness, and investment trends, available to research members) we see definite signs that business leaders in most industries have now lowered their expectations and essentially “capitulated” on the 2009 recession. This means that companies have stopped looking ... Read more»