Mind the Gap: HR Tech 2018

The HR tech market is almost as hot as Las Vegas in September. This year’s HR Tech conference was one of the biggest ever in regard to solution providers, corporate buyers, consultants, thought leaders and analysts—and even a fair amount of venture capitalists ready to place their bets. The venue, a large hotel and casino […]

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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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