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SuccessFactors Offers Good Human Resources Management, But It’s Not A Complete Solution

Claire Schooley May 18, 2010

Yesterday I attended the first day of SuccessFactors’ California customer conference at the Palace Hotel in San Francisco. Efficiency, speed, and good orchestration were evident throughout the day. The CEO, Lars Dalgaard, is a high-energy person who exudes confidence in the growth of his company. He is a real showman, and rather than giving a […]

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Brain Fitness Joins Physical Fitness As Part Of A Workout Strategy

Claire Schooley March 31, 2010

I had an interesting discussion today with a new company called Cogniciti that is developing a platform for helping adults “extend their memory and cognitive abilities longer in the lifespan.” Based on research from Baycrest, a health services center focusing on aging and affiliated with the University of Toronto, the company’s work is grounded in […]

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Podcast: Succession Planning, What It Is And Why It's Important

Claire Schooley March 3, 2010

Our latest featured podcast is Claire Schooley's "Succession Planning, What It Is And Why It's Important". In this podcast, BP&A Senior Analyst Claire Schooley discusses the flow of activities that need to surround effective succession planning. She also talks about the key benefits of having a sound succession strategy. The podcast finishes with 5 key […]

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Succession Planning, What It Is and Why It's Important

Claire Schooley February 24, 2010

In this podcast, Claire discusses the flow of activities that need to surround effective succession planning. She also talks about the key benefits of having a sound succession strategy. The podcast finishes with 5 key recommendations. http://www.forrester.com/role_based/images/author/imported/forresterDotCom/Podcasts/BPA/Claire%20Schooley_Succession%20Planning_022410.mp3

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HCM Acquisitions — Authoria and Peopleclick & SuccessFactors and Inform

Claire Schooley February 18, 2010

In the last month the Human Capital Management market has consolidated with Authoria picking up Peopleclick and SuccessFactors acquiring Inform. Both acquisitions add product functionality with little or no product overlap. But this doesn’t mean integration will be easy. There are plenty of challenges ahead. Let’s start with Authoria and Peopleclick. Authoria was taken over […]

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Key Learning Trends for 2010: Are You Onboard?

Claire Schooley December 29, 2009

Even with year 2009's challenging economic environment, learning has not taken the drastic hit some pundits feared. In fact, in the past year I have heard more executives talk about the importance of keeping employees well-skilled and knowledgeable than ever before. Knowledgeable employees equate to greater business success. I've also seen CLOs and VPs for […]

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Telepresence Jumpstarts Video Collaboration

Claire Schooley October 23, 2009

By Claire Schooley Telepresence is the life-size, true color, no latency video meeting technology that creates a “wow” reaction from participants, especially those who have experienced some traditional videoconferencing that gave poor picture quality, out-of synch audio/video, and added no sense of presence to a meeting.  Here are some factors that make telepresence different: Video […]

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Telepresence Jumpstarts Video Collaboration

Claire Schooley October 23, 2009

By Claire Schooley Telepresence is the life-size, true color, no latency video meeting technology that creates a “wow” reaction from participants, especially those who have experienced some traditional videoconferencing that gave poor picture quality, out-of synch audio/video, and added no sense of presence to a meeting.  Here are some factors that make telepresence different: • Video […]

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Videoconferencing Heats Up

Claire Schooley October 16, 2009

by Claire Schooley and Ted Schadler This podcast cover's Cisco's recent acquisition of Tandberg and what it means for Cisco moving forward. The podcast also covers different forms of Web conferencing from Telepresence to single computer HD conferencing. The podcast concludes with expectations for the market and advice for companies who are considering video conferencing. http://a964.g.akamaitech.net/f/964/714/1h/www.forrester.com/role_based/images/author/imported/forresterDotCom/Podcasts/IKM/Claire%20Schooley_Ted%20Schadler_Videoconferencing_Heats_Up.mp3

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US Government Expects Large Number of Baby Boomers To Leave the Workforce

Claire Schooley September 11, 2009

By Claire Schooley A government report published September 3, 2009 (and reviewed in a Washington Post article titled “Federal Government Needs Massive Hiring Binge”) reports on a detailed study of US Government positions that will become open requisitionss as Baby Boomers retire over the next four years. This concern about large numbers of government retirees […]

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Podcast: The Millennials, The Next Power Generation In The Workforce

Claire Schooley September 11, 2009

Our latest featured podcast is Claire Schooley's "The Millennials, The Next Power Generation In The Workforce".   In this podcast, BP&A Senior Analyst Claire Schooley discusses the rise of the millenial in the workforce — and strategies for most effectively using their skills.     We look forward to your questions and comments.   — […]

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The Generations React During Our Teleconference on “Gen Y and the Future of the Workplace”

Claire Schooley September 11, 2009

By Claire Schooley TJ Keitt, Heidi Lo and I presented a Forrester Teleconference about the Millennial or GenY on September 2, 2009. The multi-generational chat was by far the most active I’ve seen during a Teleconference with over 100 entries in an hour. TJ and I presented for a half hour and then opened the […]

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The Generations React During Our Teleconference On “Gen Y And The Future Of The Workplace”

Claire Schooley September 10, 2009

by Claire Schooley TJ Keitt, Heidi Lo and I presented a Forrester Teleconference about the Millennial or GenY on September 2, 2009. The multi-generational chat was by far the most active I’ve seen during a Teleconference with over 100 entries in an hour. TJ and I presented for a half hour and then opened the […]

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The Millennials, The Next Power Generation in the Workforce

Claire Schooley August 27, 2009

Claire, in her podcast, discusses the rise of the millenial in  the workforce – and strategies for most effectively using their skills. http://a964.g.akamaitech.net/f/964/714/1h/www.forrester.com/role_based/images/author/imported/forresterDotCom/Podcasts/BPA/ClaireSchooley_Millenials.mp3

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eLearning And Knowledge Acquisition Are Up In A Down Economy

Claire Schooley February 18, 2009

By Claire Schooley Daily, we hear about more layoffs and downsizing. Along with this comes scrutiny of all internal budgets including learning and development. Companies are not lopping off learning as drastically as in previous recessions. Companies know that skilled employees make their business successful. But, at the same time, some budget cuts are inevitable. […]

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Learning Simulations: Harvard Business Publishing Sets The Stage For Exploring Real Business Situations

Claire Schooley June 30, 2008

By Claire Schooley In the beginning of the year, Harvard Business Publishing launched a collection of online simulations as part of its curriculum that expose learners to real business situations and enforce essential corporate skills. Learning simulations are interactive models of real-life processes, events, or interactions that have distinctive learning outcomes. Users can manipulate variables […]

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Podcasts From Forrester

Claire Schooley April 9, 2008

By Claire Schooley We're doing podcasts at Forrester now, and I'm the internal resource for how to get them done. Here's what we've learned so far: Post new podcasts on a regular basis. Decide on a schedule — twice a week, every week, every two weeks and stick to it. Listeners look forward to new […]

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Travel Benefits Challenged By Environmental Damage

Claire Schooley January 27, 2008

By Claire Schooley An article in January 25, 2008 Chronicle of Higher Education really caused me to sit back and reflect. The author, a university professor, questions the contradiction of conference travel thousands of miles away to hear or give presentations in light of global warming, with air travel one of the greatest polluters. Academics […]

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The New Software Industry – Forces At Play, Business In Motion

Claire Schooley May 4, 2007

by Claire Schooley. I attended a conference sponsored by Carnegie Mellon West; The Fisher IT Center at the Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley; the Software Industry Center at Carnegie Mellon University; and Services: Science, Management, and Engineering Program at UC Berkeley. The one-day event was held at the Microsoft Campus at Moffitt Field in […]

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Organizations Need Two Dramatically Different Kinds Of Learning

Claire Schooley April 25, 2007

by Claire Schooley. Organization’s learning leaders hear the words “informal learning” or “eLearning 2.0” and think, “Oh my, now we have to change the way we provide training!” Yes, you may want to make some changes but, more importantly, you need to look at existing learning within your organization and determine what is training and […]

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