Tagged: learning

Kenexa Acquires Outstart: Getting Serious about the Corporate Learning Market

Kenexa Acquires Outstart: Getting Serious about the Corporate Learning Market

This week Kenexa, one of the largest and most successful HR and talent acquisition consulting companies, announced the acquisition of Outstart, a pioneering company in the market for e-learning tools, learning management, collaboration, and mobile learning solutions. This represents a major move for Kenexa, putting the company firmly into the market for training tools, ... Read more»

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning:  LMS Market Consolidation Continues

SumTotal Acquires GeoLearning: LMS Market Consolidation Continues

Today another major shift takes place in the talent management systems market: SumTotal Systems announced the acquisition of  GeoLearning.

Background:

SumTotal Systems is the largest provider of learning management systems today (and also a major provider of integrated talent management systems).  In our LMS 2011 research we show that before this acquisition SumTotal had ... Read more»

Talent Management in Financial Services – Impact of the Slowdown

Talent Management in Financial Services – Impact of the Slowdown

This week I had a call with five financial services clients to understand the impact of the economic slowdown on their learning, talent, and systems investments.  How are HR, talent strategies, and enterprise learning investments being affected by the credit crunch and slowdown in the US financial system? 

(The clients included companies in banking and ... Read more»

Starbucks Nationwide Training Day:  Did it work?

Starbucks Nationwide Training Day: Did it work?

On February 26, 2008 Starbucks embarked on an interesting experiment in enterprise learning:  the company shut down all its US stores for several hours to train 135,000 employees in a single shot.   The goal of this program was to “reenergize our focus on the things that have made us the leading roaster and retailer of ... Read more»

Aligning HR with the Business:  What to do

Aligning HR with the Business: What to do

We recently conducted focus groups with our research members and one of the topics which comes up frequently is the question:  how can we better align with our business leaders?    Let me discuss a few important comments here (we have much more coming on this topic), and give you a “short guide to becoming aligned ... Read more»

Story-Telling as Corporate Learning

Story-Telling as Corporate Learning

I recently had a conversation with Tamara Elkeles, the Chief Learning Officer for Qualcomm.  Qualcomm is a highly successful technology company which focuses on many technologies embedded in the cellular telephone industry.  The company is in the Intellectual Property business, primarily licensing technology to cellular providers, telecommunications companies, and manufacturers.

Tamara has a very successful ... Read more»