As we enter 2021 and look at all radical changes in work, technology, and HR, it’s time to reflect on where we are. The world is responding to the Pandemic, technology is advancing at an incredible rate, and we are literally reinventing the workplace in real-time.
Oracle has been in the HR software business a long time. The company had its original Oracle e-Business suite for years, then acquired both Taleo (recruiting) and PeopleSoft, and now has thousands of customers running it’s core HR and payroll software. When Workday and SuccessFactors launched their cloud strategies in the late 2000s, Oracle pivoted ... Read more»
Over my years as an analyst I run across a lot of HR technology companies. Some start life with a killer application, others start with a vision of creating a network or library of content, and others want to build a platform. Workday, for example, was a platform company from the start – they didn’t ... Read more»
The $240 billion corporate learning market is one of the most complex and fast-changing worlds in HR. There are dozens of platform providers, hundreds of content companies, and an army of new ideas and innovations every day.
And innovation is fast and furious. Whenever a new technology is invented, learning technologists quickly try to use ... Read more»
For all the challenges we face in the pandemic, the most damaging of all is the impact on our feelings of unity. Driven by the Black Injustices taking place in the United States, companies are heavily investing in programs and strategies to drive diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging.
While there are many amazing things going ... Read more»
One of the most urgent things employees need right now is information. What are my policies for work at home? What is our sick-leave policy? When do I have to come back to work and where? How am I going to get paid this year?
Among all the issues we face in the COVID Pandemic, ... Read more»
The enterprise software world has been attacked by the Coronavirus. Most of the big, complicated, multi-year ERP implementations have taken a pause and companies decided “we have to get something out immediately.” So they lashed together the tools they had to build communications programs, testing and feedback apps, training programs, and all sorts of programs ... Read more»
I’ve been writing about the explosion of Skills Ontologies from Workday, Degreed, EdCast, Gloat, Fuel 50, and others. Well today Cornerstone, the largest provider of Learning Management Systems, just entered the war through the acquisition of Clustree.
What’s really going on?
It’s pretty simple. In today’s world of work, jobs are changing so ... Read more»
Employee Experience (now called EX) has become one of the biggest priorities in business. Faced with skills and people shortages in every industry, companies are bending over backward to make employees’ lives better. And this has set off an enormous industry of consultants, tools, and books focused on the topic.
Let me give you a ... Read more»
Today Degreed, one of the leading providers of Learning Experience Platforms, announced its acquisition of Adepto, a London-based provider of contract and gig work systems. The company positions itself as providing a “total talent” platform, because they help companies manage the ongoing shift from “jobs to work” and what I often call the new “Pixelated ... Read more»
As many of you know, the HR Tech space got pretty hot and exciting this year. Workday and ServiceNow each grew at over 30%, SAP acquired Qualtrics for $8 billion, ADP launched its NextGen HCM, and private equity players invested billions of dollars (Kronos, Ultimate Software, Infor, Saba, and others).
Why all this investment? It’s ... Read more»
I’ve spent the last few weeks flying around the world talking with HR organizations about their various HR tech strategies and there’s a lot going on. Almost every major company I talk with is in the middle of an implementation of a major new cloud platform, while they are rationalizing, fixing, and improving a variety ... Read more»
This week I’m in Paris at the Unleash HR Tech conference and I was having dinner with a large room of HR executives, hosted by ServiceNow and Deloitte. The person next to me handed me his phone and I saw the news: Bill McDermott, the former CEO of SAP, just took over as CEO of ... Read more»
This week was Workday Rising, the annual confab of 14,000+ Workday customers, partners, and fans. And as always, it met expectations. Not only did Jerry Seinfeld remind us that “we’ve lost interest in life, now we’re only interested in battery life,” but Workday unleashed a torrent of new talent applications, many of which are going ... Read more»
A year ago I wrote a controversial article about ADP’s new core HCM system, code-named Lifion. Well here it is a year later, and it looks like ADP has done it. The company’s next-generation HCM and payroll system is now available, and could become one of the more disruptive systems on the market. While ... Read more»