Ventana Research Analyst Perspectives

The Innovation Gap in HR Technology

Posted by Ventana Research on Jun 3, 2011 10:09:55 AM

Gadgets be gone: That was one of my lighter tweetable sentiments from last week’s HRO Today Forum analyst summit, and you’ll see why below. At this gathering we industry analysts discussed the difference in perspectives on innovation, or the lack thereof, held by HR technology suppliers and the HR practitioners who buy and use their products, many of whom attended the HRO Today Forum.

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Topics: Performance Management, Human Capital Management, human resources, business innovation, Operational Performance, workforce mobility, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Mobility, Business Performance, Cloud Computing, Workforce Performance, productivity, talent acquisition, Talent Management, Workforce Planning, HR technology

Mercer Promotes Possibility of the New Empowered Workforce

Posted by Ventana Research on May 21, 2011 12:18:21 AM

Less than a week after attending ADP’s industry analyst day, I flew to Washington, D.C., to attend Mercer’s analyst forum, which gave me a chance to compare another human resources juggernaut. While ADP is known primarily for payroll and business process outsourcing, Mercer is known for HR consulting and benefits outsourcing. Mercer is not as big as ADP, with $3.5 billion in annual revenue and over 27,000 customers, most of which are large multinational and midmarket companies, servicing over 4.2 million employees. But it is just as influential because of the global benchmark research and market data it provides to clients.

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Topics: Performance Management, Human Capital Management, human resources, Metrics, performance indicators, Operational Performance, workforce mobility, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Performance, Financial Performance, Governance, Risk & Compliance (GRC), Workforce Performance, Compensation, data mart, productivity, talent acquisition, Talent Management, talent management metrics, Workforce Analytics, Workforce Planning

Workforce Planning Is Part of the Next Generation of Human Capital Management

Posted by Ventana Research on May 20, 2011 11:57:49 PM

Workforce planning is a business process that done right ensures an organization of suitable access to talent to ensure future business success. At a Mercer analyst summit I attended recently, which I wrote about in “Mercer Promotes Possibility of the New Empowered Workforce,” one of the sponsor execs kept challenging the HR industry analyst community to do more research on workforce planning, since her company and its customers are spending more time and money on just that. 

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Topics: Performance Management, Sales Performance, Supply Chain Performance, Human Capital Management, human resources, Metrics, performance indicators, Operational Performance, workforce mobility, Business Analytics, Business Collaboration, Business Intelligence, Business Performance, Customer & Contact Center, Financial Performance, Information Applications, Information Management, Workforce Performance, Compensation, data mart, productivity, talent acquisition, Talent Management, talent management metrics, Workforce Analytics, Workforce Planning