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The $5 Billion Funding Frenzy: There’s Never Been A Better Time To Rethink Your HCM Investments

Mark Brandau 6 days ago
Estimates of venture capital funding for HR technology point to record levels of more than $5 billion in 2019. Some of the recent activity in talent acquisition includes: Entelo acquired ConveyIQ along with new funding and management changes; HireVue received another round of funding via new majority investor The Carlyle Group; Jobvite received a $200M […]
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Security & Risk 2019: Cybersecurity’s Staffing Shortage Is Self-Inflicted

Joseph Blankenship August 6, 2019
Current projections show that we will have nearly two million job vacancies in the security sector by 2022. However, this is a problem of our own making. Fixing this will require changes to the way we hire, train, and retain security pros.
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Andrew Yang Pushes The Future Of Work Into The Political Dialogue

Craig Le Clair August 3, 2019
Andrew Yang is a long shot to make the next round of debates but deserves credit for bringing the conversation about automation and the future of work to the debate stage. To be fair, the impact of automation on work is a difficult conversation. Conservatives speak to the unemployed at factory gates, coal mines, and […]
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Sixty Days & Over 100 Inquiries And Briefings — Four Things You Should Know

Mark Brandau July 30, 2019
If you missed my intro blog, A New Rhythm in HCM, here’s the summary: I’m new to Forrester after more than 25 years working for software vendors including, most recently, SAP, where I was a part of the SAP SuccessFactors product leadership team. I’m very excited to be leading the reignition of Forrester’s human capital […]
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A Blueprint For Pragmatic Digital Transformation: The Home Depot Story

Mike Chirokas July 30, 2019
Traditional retailers have been impacted more than most when it comes to digital disruption. Even retailers and brands that have embraced the urgency to transform often struggle to prioritize investments and create the right culture. Fortunately, we can learn from organizations that are embracing a pragmatic approach to transformation. They often start with focused innovation […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini July 15, 2019
Strategic Use Of Sponsorships Earns Nike The Marketer’s Golden Boot Turns out Nike was not an official World Cup sponsor — could have fooled us. Nike dominated viewer attention just as the US women dominated the field. According to social listening platform Talkwalker, Nike owned >48% of sponsor social mentions during the tournament. The cleverness […]
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini July 8, 2019
Facebook Has Brought Us To A Tipping Point Facebook is appointing what its leader calls a “supreme court” for resolving issues in content censorship. This oversight board will be appointed by Facebook; therefore, it is fraught with conflict of interest from the get-go. Consider that Facebook already has a bigger daily impact on the lives […]
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A New Rhythm In HCM

Mark Brandau June 13, 2019
Maybe I’ve been in the software world for too long. Or maybe I’m a product of my earlier years. You might remember the old Russian proverb, “Doveryai, no proveryai,” which President Reagan made famous in the context of nuclear disarmament. Translated: “Trust, but verify.” Either way, I’m curious about a lot of things, question everything, […]
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CVS Agency Decision Signals A New Era In Partner Strategies: Values Vetting

Brigitte Majewski May 6, 2019
CVS Health announced that it would not work with agencies who have tobacco or e-cigarette clients. Read our analysis of the move and why agencies should expect more companies to make these kinds of moves in the future.
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Introducing Forrester’s Digital Competency Map

Alyson Clarke April 22, 2019
To help digital executives, we developed the Forrester Digital Competency Map which identifies the essential skills needed for digital transformation.
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FORRward: A Weekly Read For Tech And Marketing Execs

Matthew Guarini March 11, 2019
There Is A Tech Talent Gap . . . No Wait, There Isn’t  Tech talent continues to be one of the most common debates in the industry today. Conventional wisdom says that there is a critical imbalance in supply/demand, and data showing that there could be more than 1 million computer programming jobs unfilled by […]
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Shopping For AI Talent? Beware Of Unicorns

Michele Goetz February 22, 2019
At the dawn of big data, data scientists were the unicorn of the hour. Talk to any one of these rarities, and they would say there were only about 100 of them in the world. When executives woke up to the potential of big data, it was also at the same time we were dealing […]
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Predictions 2019: Employee Experience Moves To Center Stage

Samuel Stern November 5, 2018
Companies and executives are paying attention to employee experience as never before. There are good reasons for this attention. Chief among them is the historically low unemployment rate, which gives employees options that they are taking advantage of. Employees are quitting their jobs at the fastest rate since 2001.[i] What’s more, companies that care about […]
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Improve Your Insights Storytelling With Speedthrough Stories

Cinny Little March 22, 2018
Have you ever met an executive by chance in a hallway and they asked you about some data-to-insights work you’ve presented? And you were caught off guard and didn’t explain it well?   We’ve all been there. When we come up short like that, we’re leaving money – and time – on the table. We just […]
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Four Reasons Retailers Need to Invest In People

Ananda Chakravarty October 30, 2017
Four reasons to invest in store labor Labor was 43% of retail operating expenses based on our last US census data, but retailers haven’t been spending more on employee training [1].  A 2016 training industry report shows only 32% of those surveyed in retail are increasing their training budgets [2].  In addition, retail customers aren’t thrilled […]
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The Battle For Talent

Victor Milligan August 7, 2017
In last week’s episode of Forrester’s What It Means podcast, Marc Cecere and Jeffrey Hammond discuss today’s real and potentially dangerous gaps in talent — and how companies are making fundamental changes to strengthen their position in the market. Podcast Transcript Victor Milligan: Hi, I’m Victor Milligan. Jennifer Isabella: And I’m Jennifer Isabella. Victor Milligan: Your co-hosts for Forrester’s podcast What It […]
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Writing Code In Fly-over Country

Jeffrey Hammond August 3, 2017
As our clients know, I’ve been writing a lot about strategies for recruiting and retaining developers, and building shop cultures where they can thrive. In the U.S. we’re currently in a sellers market when it comes to development talent. According to the BLS, firms will need to find almost half a million developers between 2014 […]
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The Battle For Talent

What It Means August 3, 2017
Forrester Analysts Marc Cecere and Jeffrey Hammond talk through the battle for talent and how companies are making fundamental changes to ensure they can compete and win in the age of the customer.
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We Don’t Need Jedis

Chase Cunningham July 7, 2017
Like every other movie buff, geek, or nerd on the planet I am a Star Wars fan.  I think it’s a stellar series (minus the whole Jar Jar Binks thing, anything with that guy in it could be used as an alternative to waterboarding) that has spun a tale for the ages across the better […]
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Man And Machine: The Future Of Jobs

What It Means April 6, 2017
Forrester Vice President and Principal Analyst J.P. Gownder digs into how automation and robotics will affect employment and the very nature of jobs.
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