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2010 Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction Released

2010 Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction Released

Talent Management Systems Satisfaction 2010After almost a year of effort we just released our first-ever Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction research. We will be publishing this annually, with next year’s results to coincide with the HR Technology Conference in Fall of 2010.

If you are a talent management systems owner, buyer, or vendor I recommend you read this – ... Read more»

Why Salary.com Won the 2009 HR Technology Shootout

Why Salary.com Won the 2009 HR Technology Shootout

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»

The LMS Market:  Hotter than Ever

The LMS Market: Hotter than Ever

In the last 60 days I’ve had the opportunity to attend five major industry events which cover corporate learning: user group meetings at Plateau, Saba, SumTotal and Taleo and the HR Technology Conference. While all this travel has taken a toll on my sleep, it did reinforce the tremendous importance of corporate learning technology.

In ... Read more»

Thoughts from the 2009 HR Technology Conference

Thoughts from the 2009 HR Technology Conference

Once each year we travel to Chicago to gather with Bill Kutik and dozens of HR vendors to see the latest and greatest technologies applied to human resources.

HR Technology ConferenceThis year’s conference was as exciting as ever, with many product announcements and exciting innovations to see.   Madeline Laurano, our principal analyst in talent acquisition, is ... Read more»

From E-Learning to We-Learning

From E-Learning to We-Learning

The corporate training industry is undergoing some major changes.  Over last few months we have been involved in many discussions with organizations about the tremendous needs to build, manage, and formalize their social and collaborative learning programs.   This is being driven by many factors:  the slowing economy, the “always-connected” nature of the workforce, and the ... Read more»

SuccessFactors Rebrands Itself Business Execution Software

SuccessFactors Rebrands Itself Business Execution Software

This week SuccessFactors Positioningtook 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»

Your “Incumbent” HR Systems Vendor – What to do?

Your “Incumbent” HR Systems Vendor – What to do?

I just completed a series of interviews with three organizations going through the important, challenging, and time consuming process of implementing a new performance management system.  In each case (a large healthcare provider, a global mining company, and a global call center operations company), the company is using the implementation of a performance management system ... Read more»

Talent Management Suites:  Research Launched

Talent Management Suites: Research Launched

We just released the largest-ever research study on the market for talent management suites.  This research took place over the last 18 months and is the result of an exhaustive analysis of 20 vendors, 800+ HR managers, and in-depth meetings with more than 50 organizations.  Leighanne Levensaler, our principal analyst in this area, is ... Read more»

Wow.   Performance Management Really Matters in Retail.

Wow. Performance Management Really Matters in Retail.

As we continue to study best-practices in talent management and talk with many organizations, we see more and more evidence that top-down goal alignment and transparency truly do drive business results. 

For example, we recently had an in-depth discussion with the Vice-President of HR at Bon-Ton Stores, a highly-successful mid-sized retailer which operates among the ... Read more»

Choosing an LMS: What to do?

Choosing an LMS: What to do?

The Quandry of Selecting Learning Management Systems 

After many years as an analyst in this market, learning management systems continue to amaze me.  They are like chameleons – continuously changing and morphing to survive as corporate learning and software markets evolve.  We have seen four big phases over the last 10 years:  first as back-office ... Read more»