We recently completed our annual research conference and I had a wonderful opportuinty to meet and talk with 15 different HR and L&D executives in a special roundtable. The theme of our research conference is The Business of Talent®, and as you will read, this theme comes through in almost every organization. Talent ... Read more»
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I recently spent a few days in Mexico City meeting with HR and L&D leaders from some of the largest companies in Mexico (Banamex, Pemex, Groupo Modelo, and others). The meetings reinforced a very important trend which is going on in corporate training today: the “recentralization of corporate training.”
Over the last five years there ... Read more»
As we continue to study best practices in the implementation of corporate learning and talent management, we find that high performing organizations fall into two categories: those who endure and prosper over long periods of time (decades), and those who rapidly rise to prominence, then falter during a major business challenge, and often become acquired ... Read more»
This week we talked with five top Chief Learning Officers representing training leadership at EMC, Extra Space Storage, MetLife, Textron, and Trinity Health. This group of learning leaders will be discussing their L&D strategies and solutions at our upcoming research conference.
One of the biggest topics we discussed was how to build a corporate ... Read more»
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»
On March 12, two of the leading talent management software vendors went to war. SuccessFactors, a leading provider of performance management software, filed a lawsuit against Softscape, a leading provider of integrated talent management software.
The lawsuit, and continuing press releases, claims that Softscape inappropriately logged into SuccessFactors’ internal systems, distributed false and misleading claims ... Read more»
As we read more and more about talent management suites and the rapid growth in the market for integrated HR software, what has happened to the market for learning management systems? I’d like to provide our readers a brief update, with more details available in our research library.
1. The LMS market continues to grow.... Read more»
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»
We recently completed a major research program which studies the elements of corporate learning which deliver the highest levels of business impact. Our findings were fascinating, providing valuable guidance for anyone in the corporate learning industry.
First, there are two types of solutions provided by corporate learning organizations. The first type, which we call “... Read more»
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»
As we look ahead to 2008, many pundits are trying to predict the direction of the US and world economy. Today we see that the US unemployment rate ticked up to 5% and the job creation rate (18,000 for December) was at its lowest level in four years. The unemployment rate is affected by many ... Read more»
An interesting trend is occurring in 2008. Over the last 7-8 years organizations have been working very hard to create a “federated” model for training, which centralizes certain core functions (e.g. LMS administration, leadership development, compliance, tuition reimbursement, catalog content) and decentralizes key training areas in sales, onboarding, customer service, and operations.
This organization model ... Read more»
(This post was recently updated after conversations with
SuccessFactors VP of Product Marketing.)
Recently SuccessFactors Inc. filed their “S-1” statement, a prospectus to file for public offering. SuccessFactors is one of the most interesting and fast-growing software companies in the talent management market. Looking at the S-1 filing helps us understand many things about this ... Read more»
The Top 22 Business Processes which Drive Business Impact
In 2007 we conducted one of the largest-ever studies of corporate talent management: we interviewed and surveyed more than 750 corporations to gain an understanding of their business problems, their talent challenges, and their levels of maturity and sophistication in 62 different talent management processes.
This ... Read more»
Talent Management” has become one of the most important buzzwords in Corporate HR and Training today. In this article we will explain the history, principles, and processes of talent management and help readers understand this important area.
From Personnel to Strategic HR to Talent Management
To understand why Talent Management has become so important, we ... Read more»