This has been a quite exciting year for our research. We have been active participants on the discussion and debates of talent management, HR outsourcing, workplace trends and, most importantly, what companies can do to extend and build a competitive advantage in human capital through technology and outsourcing. This past year we have published 11 research reports and notes on themes such as performance-driven compensation, recruitment process outsourcing, and the mobile workforce. We have also continued to define key trends and market dynamics shaping the HCM, talent management and HRO markets. This is, of course, in addition to the 200+ blog post here providing commentary on the respective markets. Lastly, I just published a research note analyzing the recent Workday launch (and their respective product and technology approach) and have a research note on the state of HRO planned for December.
Looking into 2007, my research agenda will continue to focus on many of these same themes and building more expertise and actionable research on RPO, HRO, HCM and talent management. We are looking to expand some of our coverage into areas such as workforce design, planning and analytics (although recent research suggests we have a long way to go here).
Over the past 3 months, we have completed in-depth interviews with over 50 CHROs, VPs of HR, Directors of HRIT and Directors of Talent Acquisition. The interviews have been enlightening, encouraging, scary in some instances, but more specifically, have given us a good view in terms of key issues, challenges, and priorities in the HR suite, and the decision-making process and focus for HR executives. Some of this primary research will be published but most of the output from the interviews will help shape our upcoming research. We have also started to work on some exciting "pet" projects including a study on what work will look like in 2020. Some of the initial findings suggest the "talent shortage" debate should be not be feared but embraced.
Thanks for your kind words and continued support. As always, I am always open to hear areas where we can expand and improve our research.