Five Ways to Do an HCM User Conference Right

Posted by: Lance Haun Date: Jun 10, 2015 2:39:00 PM

In past years, Globoforce ran a user conference that looked typical to other companies their size. Their best customers would attend, share best practices, get some product previews, and have some fun. It would hopefully involve a nice location, too. After all, for the hardcore administrators and users of the product, it might be the only conference they attend for the year.

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Thinking Out Loud About the SAP and IBM/Kenexa Partnership

Posted by: George LaRocque Date: Jun 7, 2015 10:37:42 PM

Topics: SuccessFactors, #HRtech, IBM/Kenexa

I’m fresh off of the June 5 joint-briefing from SAP/SuccessFactors’ Mike Ettling and IBM Smarter Workforce/Kenexa GM Debbie Landers. Almost one month ago to the day the two vendors announced cloud-to-cloud integrations of their HCM offerings with the stated goal in the title of their PR to “transform talent management.” The actual release read to be more of a standard integration announcement — linking IBM BrassRing Talent Acquisition directly to SAP SuccessFactors Employee Central, and linking SAP Success Factors Learning Management System (LMS) directly to IBM Kenexa’s Learning Content Management System (LCMS).

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4 reasons for HR tech mega rounds and 5 categories to watch

Posted by: Steve Smith Date: Jun 4, 2015 5:35:00 PM

Topics: #HRtech, bubble

There’s a ton of money flowing into HR technology companies this year. Of course, there was the half-billion that Zenefits picked up. But there was also $92 million for Virgin Pulse, $70 million for Glassdoor, $65 million for Udemy, and $45 million for HireVue. We hear talk of even more transactions on this scale in the coming days and weeks.

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