The Degreed Acquisition of Pathgather and What It Could Mean for the Learning Organization

Degreed has announced they are acquiring Pathgather,[1] creating the possibility for there to be a major leader in the learning experience platforms (LXP)[2] market. While LXPs are still evolving, these tools help simplify the means of curating and aggregating content, creating learning and career pathways, enabling networking, enhancing skill development, and tracking learning activities delivered […]

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Prediction 8: HR’s digitization focus will shift from automating processes to improving productivity.

It’s time for HR to refocus its digitalization efforts. The long-standing focus on automating functional processes needs to be redirected toward achieving business goals. The game-changing digitalization initiatives of tomorrow will enhance employee productivity and engagement and support the need for ever-higher levels of collaboration and innovation. Two imperatives lurk behind this radical shift in […]

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Potential Productivity Providers

Last month the New York Times wrote about some of the challenges economists are facing in explaining recent wage growth.[1] While traditionally tied to productivity, wage growth has outpaced productivity recently but is still relatively low by historical measures.[2] The writer concludes: “The real mystery isn’t why wage growth is so low, but why productivity […]

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A Look at Solution Providers & Technology 2016 / 2017: Powering Personal Productivity & Enabling Employee Experience

As Josh Bersin recently noted, the HR software market is reinventing itself. Mobile apps, analytics, video, and a focus on team-centric management are driving disruptive change throughout the industry.[1] This follows his observation that the way organizations manage, lead, and organize themselves is also undergoing radical change.[2] These transformations are altering the fundamental roles and […]

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A Look Ahead at People Analytics 2016 / 2017: Enabling Organizational & Financial Health

Results from Deloitte’s Global Human Capital Trends 2016 survey showed that 32 percent of the global organizations surveyed feel “ready” or “somewhat ready” for people analytics (+8 percentage year over year).[1] Among those same organizations, 77 percent think people analytics is “important” or “very important.” While the increase in the former case may look promising, […]

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