May, 2008

Something That Made Me Laugh…

May 21, 2008 Posted by

…reading Jessica Marquez’s great cover story in this week’s Workforce Magazine print edition titled, “Where The Hell is HR?”.  In the article, Bruce Ellig, former Pfizer corporate vice president of employee resources, challenges executive compensation and HR’s role (or lack thereof).  What is particularly funny (at least to me), though, is the picture of Bruce […]

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Let the Talent Management Roll-up Begin

May 19, 2008 Posted by

Late last week, SilkRoad technology announced raising a whooping $54 million in equity financing.  SilkRoad is the combination of both organic and acquired products and is mostly recognized for its RedCarpet onboarding solution.  The company also provides talent acquisition, performance management, compensation management, and self-service solutions. So you may be asking yourself, “What the heck […]

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Assessing the Vurv Acquisition

May 12, 2008 Posted by

First, I would encourage everyone to read the great discussion happening on the Center of Excellence (free registration required to comment). I have commented earlier this week that the acquisition of Vurv by Taleo was “brilliant”.  I many have overstated this but my reasoning behind those comments are because… Overnight, they have eliminated their fiercest […]

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Debating the Taleo-Vurv Acquisition

May 6, 2008 Posted by

Let’s get the discussion started.  Go to the Knowledge Infusion Center of Excellence and get engaged in the discussion now… Is it good for customers? Does this change the market? Will consolidation accelerate among the vendors? How will the competitors like SuccessFactors, Kenexa, Authoria, Plateau, Cornerstone OnDemand, and others need to respond? Go to http://www.knowledgeinfusion.com/coe/thread/1422 […]

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Breaking News: Taleo Acquires Vurv

May 6, 2008 Posted by

As predicted last week, Taleo has announced this morning the definitive agreement to acquire Vurv.  I will write more about the acquisition later but this acquisition immediately changes the game and landscape in talent management.  The acquisition also changes the course of history for Taleo who has typically focused on the combination of organic development […]

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