I was reading blog posts yesterday when it occurred to me how many recruiting-related blogs there are out there compared to other talent management areas. There are a good number of learning-related blogs too, but where are the blogs on employee performance management, compensation management, and succession management? It seems to me that there are a lot of good ideas out there that are not being shared as widely as they could be. If you know of some good blogs on these areas, please feel free to comment or send me an e-mail.
The Magic Quadrant for E-Recruitment Software is in editing (still). It is pretty long so it takes some time. I have been getting some questions so I know it is in progress. It should publish any day now. I have also kicked off the update to the MarketScope for Employee Performance Management Software. We have expanded the scope to include Compensation Management and Succession Management. The initial contact list included 42 providers. If you are a provider and did not get the initial e-mail, please let me know.
Once we complete the EPM MarketScope update, we will have a good set of vendor research across all of talent management. We will continue to update this research in 2007, but we will also start to focus more on the user side.
The two main themes I will be stressing in 2007 are Integrated Talent Management and Workforce Analytics. I will be updating some of our 2005 research on these topics as well as publishing several case studies. For Integrated Talent Management, I am interesting in companies that have a vision and strategy that cuts across all of the talent management domains. These companies do not have to have had implemented technology across all of these areas, but should have started to implement technology in several talent management areas. I am very interested in the business case/cost justification done for these initiatives as well as how these organizations have linked their integrated talent management initiatives into business priorities.
I published a case study on Workforce Analytics at Sun Microsystems a few weeks ago. I want to do similar case studies next year that focus on workforce analytics help organizations make decisions about human capital management that lead to specific business outcomes.
If you know of companies that would be good candidates for these types of case studies, please contact me.