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.


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).


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.