Reflections on HR Tech 2018: The Evolving Learning Landscape


Posted by Julie Hiipakka on September 17, 2018.

The HR Technology Conference is more than a big—some might say the biggest—event for solution providers, tech buyers, bloggers, industry analysts, and HR consultants. The event has the spirit of a college reunion mixed with elements of speed networking: attendees need comfortable shoes, high energy, and the means to connect. If you don’t carry business cards, be prepared to tweet, email, or use other social media channels to remember everyone you meet.

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Strategic HR: Visa Empowers a Learning Culture in the Face of Disruption


Posted by Jeff Mike on August 30, 2018.

For years, HR has been struggling to gain a proverbial seat at the table in business strategy and organizational leadership. A convergence of factors, including technological disruption, demographic transitions, and a sustained effort by the HR community to demonstrate business impact through people, has now made that seat available. With innovation and talent at the center of many business strategies, HR finds itself not just at the table, but increasingly assuming roles of leadership.

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The Next Evolution in Career Management


Posted by Melissa Cavanaugh on August 27, 2018.

I recently had the opportunity to present Deloitte’s 2018 Global Human Capital Trends findings to a Bersin member’s global talent team. Each year, the Trends report reveals what ideas are top of mind for more than 11,000 respondents worldwide, and it’s always interesting to suss out a particular organization’s pain points—and perceived opportunities—according to which trends resonate most.

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The Degreed Acquisition of Pathgather and What It Could Mean for the Learning Organization


Posted by Julie Hiipakka on June 20, 2018.

Degreed has announced they are acquiring Pathgather,1 creating the possibility for there to be a major leader in the learning experience platforms (LXP)2 market. While LXPs are still evolving, these tools help simplify the means of curating and aggregating content, creating learning and career pathways, enabling networking, enhancing skill development, and tracking learning activities delivered via multiple channels and content partners.3 This merger may encourage more companies to add an LXP to their learning technology stack, or push traditional LMS systems to become more like an LXP. Either presents an opportunity for organizations and workers!

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