Human Capital Management

Our Expertise

In order for an organization to achieve its maximum potential and growth objectives, it needs a fully engaged and productive workforce. A new generation of human capital management systems and enabling technologies are allowing businesses to be more agile while continuously facilitating employee engagement and productivity. Digital and decision-support advances in compensation, learning, payroll and workforce management applications are allowing HR to improve responsiveness to business needs and stay in compliance with more complex regulations. And with organizations competing for a shrinking pool of available top talent at the same time baby boomers are exiting the workforce, new AI and machine learning capabilities can improve employer brand value by providing a personalized, relevant and rich experience to both candidates and employees.

Ventana Research offers research-based guidance on utilizing human capital management applications and information to ensure the maximum return on workforce investments and programs. Our insights will guide your organization to improved HR business processes, more actionable insights and an understanding of when to take advantage of emerging digital innovations across the HCM systems landscape.

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By 2024, comprehensive approaches to both employee well-being and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) will be integral to HR and HCM systems strategic plans in one-half of all organizations.

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Effective Compensation Strategies for Talent Management

Talent management processes have been steadily advancing over the last five years, along with organizations’ ability to efficiently manage hiring, performance reviews and compensation plans to achieve expected outcomes. But many organizations’ talent

Dynamic Insights
Employee Experience

Ventana Research believes all employees should have the sense that they are doing meaningful, productive work that is valued, have a clear understanding of their career trajectory and the employer’s support for it, and have a good work experience sup

Value Index
Workforce Management 2019

As modern workforce management (WFM) takes hold, employees are seeing changes in how they account for their time and how they access information on payroll, benefits, time off, company policies and improving their knowledge and skills. Over time they

Research Perspective
Delivering a Superior Employee Experience

Employee engagement is a work behavior characterized by high levels of commitment, enthusiasm and purposeful involvement in one’s work and the organization. Engaged employees perform better and stay in the organization longer, and increased engagemen

Dynamic Insights
Candidate Engagement

Engaging the best talent and enticing them to join your workforce is a critical endeavor; unfortunately, it isn’t always done well. Recruiting and retaining top candidates is always a challenge. To do it properly, organizations need to take a strateg

Viewpoint
Personalized Compensation for the Employee Experience

This viewpoint explores the importance of personalizing employee rewards to stay talent-competitive and offer a superior employee experience, thus yielding better retention, engagement and productivity, as well as and some of the ways organizations a

Research Perspective
The Employee Experience Train Keeps Rolling

The Employee Experience Train Keeps Rolling

Viewpoint
Personalizing Compensation in Smaller Organizations

Personalizing compensation is a strategy that is garnering increasing attention in very large organizations such as multinationals and is now an option for companies with fewer than 1,000 employees as well.

Research Perspective
The New Imperative for Employment Verification

Automated tools for employment verification can improve the quality of hire, thus reducing expenses associated with churn and improving overall productivity. Confirming a candidate’s work history continues to be an inconsistent manual process, which

Research Perspective
Next-Generation Workforce Planning

Workforce planning is integrated and cross-functional people planning that moves beyond traditional workforce planning. This process is integrated with financial planning, incorporates a wider range of inputs and relies on analytics capabilities enab

Viewpoint
The Evolving Role of the LMS in High-Growth Organizations

A rapidly growing organization must ensure its learning management system (LMS) can both support and facilitate its growth trajectory. Traditionally, the role of the LMS has often been limited to deploying training modules related to compliance and o

Research Perspective
The Employee Experience Lens in HR Technology Selection

Focusing on the employee experience is the next important strategic objective in HR. Organizations must adopt an experience-centric mindset regarding their employees and that mindset should be reflected in the selection and deployment of HR Technolog

Analyst Perspective
A Superior Employee Experience

The employee experience is about more than just the technology an organization uses.

Analyst Perspective
Ultimate Software Finishes Strong in Validation for Compensation

Here are some insights on Ultimate Software drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well total compensation management vendors’ offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
SAP SuccessFactors is a Product Leader in Total Compensation Management Value Index

Here are some insights on SAP SuccessFactors drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well total compensation management vendors’ offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
ADP Provides a Reliable Total Compensation Management Offering

Here are some insights on ADP drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well total compensation management vendors’ offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
beqom Offers Strong Total Compensation Management Product

Here are some insights on beqom drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well total compensation management vendors’ offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
PeopleFluent Is a Value Index Leader in Total Compensation Management

Here are some insights on PeopleFluent drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well total compensation management vendors’ offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Workday Excels in Total Compensation Management Value Index

Here are some insights on Workday drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well total compensation management vendors’ offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Oracle Leads Total Compensation Management Value Index

Here are some insights on Oracle drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well total compensation vendors’ offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Identifying the Leaders in Total Compensation Management

I am happy to share some insights from our latest Value Index research, which rates how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ performance requirements in seven categories, five relevant to the product (adaptability, capability, manageability, reliabil

Analyst Perspective
The Evolution in Total Compensation Management

Compensation management is a critical part of human capital and talent management processes.

Analyst Perspective
Payroll Software Value Index: Paychex Appears Poised for Growth

Here are some insights on Paychex drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well payroll software vendor offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Workday is Reliable and Adaptable to Payroll Needs

Here are some insights on Workday drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well payroll software vendor offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Kronos a Leader in Customer Assurance in Payroll Software Value Index

Here are some insights on Kronos drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well payroll software vendor offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
SAP SuccessFactors is a Payroll Value Index Leader in Manageability and Usability

Here are some insights on SAP SuccessFactors drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well payroll software vendor offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Ultimate Software is a Value Index Leader in Payroll Software

Here are some insights on Ultimate Software drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well payroll software vendor offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Oracle’s Payroll Software is a Ventana Research Value Index Leader

Here are some insights on Oracle drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well payroll software vendor offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Ceridian’s Dayforce is a Product Leader in Payroll Software Value Index

Here are some insights on Ceridian drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic assessment of how well payroll software vendor offerings address buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
ADP is a Leader in Ventana Research Payroll Software Value Index

ADP, a longtime leader in the payroll software market, ranks first overall in this Value Index evaluation.

Analyst Perspective
Ventana Research Unveils the Leaders in Payroll Software

I am happy to share some insights from our latest Value Index research, which rates how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ performance requirements in seven categories, five relevant to the product (adaptability, capability, manageability, reliabil

Analyst Perspective
The Employee Life Cycle is Dead, or It Should Be

Many decision-makers in HR believe the main function of an HCM system is to track and report on the sequence of events that form an employee life cycle.

Analyst Perspective
The State of the Payroll Software Market

The payroll preparation process has long been a labor-intensive set of administrative tasks designed to ensure that everyone is paid correctly and on time.

Analyst Perspective
Cornerstone OnDemand Acquires Saba

On February 24th Cornerstone OnDemand announced their plan to acquire rival Saba Software for approximately $1.4 billion in cash and stock.

Analyst Perspective
Kronos and Ultimate Software Announce Merger

On February 20th Kronos Incorporated and Ultimate Software announced their agreement to merge in an all-stock deal. The companies’ boards have approved the deal, which is expected to close in late March.

Analyst Perspective
Human Capital Management in 2020: Ventana Research Agenda

Ventana Research recently announced its 2020 research agenda for human capital management, continuing the guidance we’ve offered for nearly two decades to help organizations derive optimal value from business technology and improve outcomes.

Analyst Perspective
Harnessing Cognitive Assets: A Hallmark of Agile Organizations

Organizations universally desire the business outcome of improved organizational agility — in other words, the ability to quickly and effectively identify and respond to business risks and opportunities, typically through workforce-related actions.

Analyst Perspective
The Business Continuity Imperative: The Work Experience and Workforce Engagement Agenda

The workforce is the center of any organization, no matter if the workforce consists of employees, contractors or what we call gig workers. It stands to reason that a black-swan event has an immediate impact on a workforce and thus an organization’s

Analyst Perspective
NOVATime Technology Has Opportunity for Growth in Workforce Management

I am happy to share some insights on NOVAtime Technology drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Reflexis Workforce Management Excels in Retail Store Operations

I am happy to share some insights on Reflexis drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Investments in AI Pay Off for Infor’s WFM

I am happy to share some insights on Infor drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Workday Offers Manageable and Adaptable Workforce Management

I am happy to share some insights on Workday drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Candidate Engagement “Best Practices” Aren’t Always Best

Human resources and recruiting departments, and most job candidates, are well aware that we are firmly in a seller’s market when it comes to finding and hiring high-quality talent.

Analyst Perspective
SumTotal Systems Provides Strong Usability and Adaptability for Workforce Management

I am happy to share some insights on SumTotal Systems drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
JDA in Workforce Management: Solid Marks All Around

I am happy to share some insights on JDA drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Ultimate Software a Leader in Customer Assurance for Workforce Management

I am happy to share some insights on Ultimate Software drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
SAP SuccessFactors Offers Adaptable and Robust WFM

I am happy to share some insights on SAP SuccessFactors drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
ADP in Workforce Management: A Standout in Customer Assurance and Product Reliability

I am happy to share some insights on ADP drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Oracle HCM Cloud Earns Solid Marks in Workforce Management

I am happy to share some insights on Oracle drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Ceridian’s Dayforce Excels in Usability and Manageability

I am happy to share some insights on Ceridian drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Workforce Software Delivers a Solid Workforce Management Offering

I am happy to share some insights on WorkForce Software drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Kronos Tops Leaderboard in Workforce Management Value Index

I am happy to share some insights on Kronos drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides an analytic representation of our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Workforce Management Value Index Reveals Strong, Competitive Field

I am happy to share some insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, which provides our assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Digital Innovations in Workforce Management

As modern workforce management (WFM) takes hold, employees are seeing changes in how they account for their time and how they access information on payroll, benefits, time off, company policies and improving their knowledge and skills.

Analyst Perspective
Technology to Improve the Engagement and Experience of Employees

It’s no secret that employees are overwhelmed. They’re having to use an array of systems and enterprise tools in the flow of work and deal with an explosion of email messages and other communications requiring some response or action and mountains of

Analyst Perspective
SAP SuccessFactors Now Offering Kronos Workforce Dimensions

In January 2019 SAP SuccessFactors and Kronos announced a global reseller agreement under which SAP SuccessFactors will sell Kronos Workforce Dimensions under the name SAP Time Management by Kronos.

Analyst Perspective
Change Management Tips for Your Digital HCM Journey

Roughly half of my more than 30-year career in human capital management was spent as a line manager responsible for HR technology strategy, selection and deployment.

Analyst Perspective
IBM Blockchain Earns Our Innovation Award

Ventana Research has awarded IBM its 2019 Digital Innovation Award. This award recognizes the vendor’s support for identity management using blockchain technology through IBM Verify Credentials.

Analyst Perspective
The Promise and Perils of a Platform Strategy

“Platform,” as used in the world of technology, originally referred to an operating system on which one could construct software applications.

Analyst Perspective
The New World of Engaging Candidates

In this video I discuss strategies for effectively engaging candidates to win the war for talent, particularly “passive talent,” or those who are not seeking a new opportunity because they are likely well cared for where they are.

White Paper
One HCM System for One Workforce

There are many strategic and operational advantages to combining U.S. and Canadian employees into a single database and these benefits apply to all sizes of organizations.

Analyst Perspective
The Business Continuity Imperative: The Workforce Experience and Human Capital Management in 2020 and Beyond

The workforce is an essential part of an organization’s overall business potential because it ensures continuous operations, even in black-swan events.

Q&A
People Analytics for Competitive Advantage

What is the purpose of people analytics within an organization, and what are the typical challenges to deploying and maximizing the value of people analytics?

Analyst Perspective
The Steady Pace of Digital Innovation in Learning Management Systems

Over the last two decades, the learning management system (LMS) technology market has evolved more dramatically than any other HR or HCM technology area, and for good reason.

Analyst Perspective
The Vendor and Product Landscape for Learning Management Systems

I am happy to share some insights from our latest Value Index research, which rates how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ performance requirements in seven categories, five relevant to the product (adaptability, capability, manageability, reliabil

Analyst Perspective
Cornerstone OnDemand Takes Top Spot as LMS Value Index Leader

Here are some insights on Cornerstone OnDemand drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs

Analyst Perspective
Saba, Now Part of Cornerstone, Ranks as Learning Management Systems Value Index Leader

Here are some insights on Saba drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

Analyst Perspective
SAP SuccessFactors Is a Leader in Learning Management Systems

Here are some insights on SAP SuccessFactors drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

Analyst Perspective
Oracle Offers a Robust Learning Management System

Here are some insights on Oracle drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

Analyst Perspective
PeopleFluent’s Learning Management System Excels in TCO/ROI and Manageability

Here are some insights on PeopleFluent drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

Analyst Perspective
Docebo’s Learning Management System: A Leader in Customer Assurance

Here are some insights on Docebo drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

Analyst Perspective
Infor’s Learning Management System Advances Capabilities

Here are some insights on Infor drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

Analyst Perspective
Skillsoft’s Percipio: A Value Index Leader in Customer Assurance

Here are some insights on Skillsoft drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

Analyst Perspective
Workday is a Leader in Usability for Learning Management Systems

Here are some insights on Workday drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

Analyst Perspective
SumTotal Systems’ Learning Management Product Excels in TCO/ROI

Here are some insights on SumTotal Systems drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

Analyst Perspective
D2L’s Learning Management System: Good Investment and Satisfied Customers

Here are some insights on D2L drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

Analyst Perspective
Cegid Learning Management Provides Good Tools for Business Case

Here are some insights on Cegid drawn from our latest Value Index research, which provides a balanced perspective of Learning Management Systems (LMS) vendors and products that’s rooted in an understanding of business drivers and needs.

Self-Assessment
People Analytics for HCM

Organizations are embracing analytics about their workforce to transform their operations and develop lasting competitive advantages. With more and more data available, organizations have much greater insight into their people-related business proces

eBook
Achieving Success with People Analytics

An organization’s business objectives related to profitability, growth, continuity, risk and core values are all impacted by Human Capital Management (HCM) concerns and must be considered in the context of the people agenda. Improving performance aga

Analyst Perspective
Compensation Management in Today’s Operating Environment

This analyst perspective (presentation) covers how Compensation Management, related enabling technologies and data strategies continue to evolve, particularly in the context of prominent business issues facing all organizations today.

Viewpoint
The New Demands of Total Compensation Management

Key success drivers for organizations have changed in recent years. While workforce productivity, innovation, cost management and efficient processes will always be critical, business imperatives related to agility, enterprise-wide collaboration and

Viewpoint
Total Compensation Considerations in Financial Services

While it may be common knowledge that financial services organizations include annual cash components as the cornerstone of their compensation plans, effectively managing the more unique and complex aspects of these plans is essential.

Analyst Perspective
Creating Mutual and Lasting Value with Total Compensation Management

Determining and providing the appropriate compensation for each person — whether it involves base pay, variable pay such as commissions or bonuses or longer-term incentives in the form of cash or equity or other rewards — is critical to being able to

Analyst Perspective
People Analytics: A New Generation of Workforce Insights

People analytics is a specific focus in Human Capital Management (HCM) that enables organizations to have data-driven insights that optimize the impact and value of the workforce.

White Paper
Accessible Analytics Improve Operational Performance

For decades, organizations have been trying to make information and analysis available to the lines of business to improve their operations. Our research shows that analytics generate value for organizations in multiple ways, including by helping the

Viewpoint
The New Age of Employee Engagement Technology

Organizations must operate with agility to survive and thrive during periods of change and uncertainty. The modern business environment features fluid challenges and opportunities, particularly those related to the workforce and the organization’s st

eBook
Global Payroll as a Strategic Asset

The payroll function has traditionally focused on consistent execution of employee service and compliance assurance, with incremental improvements from process automation and other small efficiency gains made along the way. But the mandate, scope and

Viewpoint
Job Descriptions: A New Opportunity for HR Technology Innovation

Job descriptions have long served as a foundational element of an HR department’s daily operations. This is largely due to the organization needing a common lens and framework through which to hire, evaluate, develop and compensate employees.

Analyst Perspective
The Ventana Research 2021 Market Agenda: How Digital Effectiveness Impacts Organizational Agility

Ventana Research has announced its market agenda for 2021, continuing the tradition of transparency in our efforts to educate and guide the technology market but also our independence as we do not share our market agenda or analyst perspectives with

Analyst Perspective
The 2021 Human Capital Management Market Agenda: Enriching the Employee Experience

Ventana Research recently announced its 2021 research agenda for Human Capital Management, continuing the guidance we’ve offered for two decades to help organizations derive maximum value from workforce-related technology investments and initiatives.

Analyst Perspective
The One HCM System Imperative to Put People First

Even the most casual observer of HR Technology trends and associated vendor marketing themes will have noticed that the notion of “putting people first” has become ubiquitous as a way for vendors to distinguish themselves.

Analyst Perspective
HR Technology in M&As: The Tipping Point Has Arrived

Simply defined, an “HR-M&A lifecycle” is the sequence of critical workforce and HR-related activities and decisions that span due diligence through business integration after an M&A event is announced.

Analyst Perspective
The Benefits of AI in HCM: Practical Advice from a HR Veteran

Many of us who have operated within the human resources profession or been involved in strategic initiatives aimed at placing the workforce at the center of competitive advantage (aka human capital management endeavors), thought we were at least conv

Analyst Perspective
The New UKG: HCM for Every Class of Worker

The joining forces of two sizable companies, in this case totaling over 12,000 employees, can be expected to elevate both business risk and business opportunity. The risk side of the ledger typically impacts employees and customers. Employees become

Analyst Perspective
The Human Experience in HCM with SAP SuccessFactors

There is a sea change happening in the Human Capital Management systems market. Historically, the predominant orientation of human resources departments has been about mission and goals from an employer’s perspective, spanning areas such as regulator

Videocast
Employee Experience And The Healthcare Industry

The employee experience (EX) ultimately drives business performance and is an important part of attracting and retaining top talent in a low unemployment and skill-shortage environment. This VentanaCast video discusses how workforce management (WFM)

Videocast
Employee Experience And The Supply Chain

The employee experience (EX) ultimately drives business performance and is an important part of attracting and retaining top talent in a low unemployment and skill-shortage environment. This VentanaCast video discusses how workforce management (WFM)

Analyst Perspective
Selecting an HCM System? Evaluate the Tougher Use Cases

Many organizations are having a difficult time selecting what they believe to be the “best fit” HCM system for their particular strategic workforce goals and priorities.

Analyst Perspective
The Flavors of Global Payroll: Mission Dictates Model

Payroll management is one of the six major focus areas in the Human Capital Management research and advisory practice at Ventana Research.

Videocast
Employee Experience And The Public Sector

The employee experience (EX) ultimately drives business performance and is an important part of attracting and retaining top talent in a low unemployment and skill-shortage environment. This VentanaCast video discusses how workforce management (WFM)

Analyst Perspective
Why Adaptive HCM Should Be an Enterprise-Wide Priority

"Configurable" has historically been used to describe the degree to which enterprise software, such as HCM systems, can readily adapt to a customer’s business and process requirements, ideally with no (or only modest) involvement from software expert

Analyst Perspective
HR Technology Business Cases: Amplify the Dependencies

One of the many things I learned while I was accountable for multiple HCM systems and tools deployments in my pre-analyst and advisor days relates to crafting what I referred to as a “winning business case.”

Analyst Perspective
PandoLogic Earns the HCM Digital Innovation Award for 2021

The annual Ventana Research Digital Innovation Awards showcase advances in the productivity and potential of business applications, as well as technology that contributes significantly to the improved processes and performance of an organization.

Analyst Perspective
Workforce Planning: Seizing the Moment Strategically

It’s no secret that many large organizations operate in a somewhat insular and siloed manner. This dynamic applies to corporate functions where value-creation from taking advantage of operational synergies could otherwise be quite significant.

Viewpoint
Pivoting to New Candidate Sourcing Strategies

Recruiting and hiring are no different than most areas of a business in that objectives and plans can be quite fluid. Similarly, the intensity of candidate sourcing activity will fluctuate as well.

Analyst Perspective
Oracle Cloud HCM: Tackling the Tough Requirements Pays Off

In my recently published Analyst Perspective “Selecting an HCM System? Include the Tougher Use Cases in Evaluations,” I highlighted a few HCM systems use cases that have historically been under-supported across the vendor/product landscape.

Analyst Perspective
AI/ML Super-Charges the Recruiting Technology Market

Many of us can recall the excitement generated by the first Applicant Tracking Systems or ATS’s hitting the market in the late 1990s and early 2000s. After all, activities related to sourcing, screening, selecting and offering jobs to candidates was

Self-Assessment
Employee Pay Innovation

Methods by which organizations pay their workforce have changed in recent years. Payroll cards (paycards) and the emerging trend known as “on-demand pay” provide employees with convenient access to earned wages as well as with greater ease and securi

Analyst Perspective
Ceridian Brings Value to HCM for ROI

The pandemic has had many profound impacts on organizations and their workforces, particularly the need to manage workers differently. Fewer face-to-face interactions make it difficult to “read” employee sentiments and reactions, even with the assist

Market Perspective
Salary.com Advances Compensation Effectiveness

Total Compensation Management (TCM) is a strategic HCM area focused on the processes, data, analytics and technology capabilities needed to achieve an integrated and holistic approach to rewarding employees for their value and contributions.

Analyst Perspective
High-Impact People Data: Many Opportunities Remain

Data from human capital management systems has delivered significant value to organizations for decades.

Viewpoint
Modern Workforce Scheduling: New Capabilities, New Mindset

Over the last decade, various aspects of scheduling deskless or hourly workers, and managing their efforts in general, have become increasingly more sophisticated. While this has largely been a result of organizations wanting and needing more precisi

Self-Assessment
Enhancing Collaboration Between HR and the Office of Finance

This self-assessment examines the degree to which your organization is already prepared to deal with these challenges and will help uncover areas where additional business benefit can be unlocked.

VentanaCast
Minimizing Candidate Opt-Outs

Watch and listen to Steve Goldberg talking about minimizing candidate opt outs and its direct relationship to the total cost of recruiting and hiring.

VentanaCast
Finding the Right Fit

Watch and listen to Steve Goldberg highlighting five key screening and matching considerations to minimize candidate opt-outs and increase the effectiveness of talent acquisition efforts.

VentanaCast
Effective Candidate Sourcing: The Job Matters

It’s no secret that talent acquisition has steadily moved away from a one-size-fits-all approach to accounting for a range of nuanced considerations. Candidate sourcing, for example, is now increasingly tailored by role, industry and size of organiza

Market Perspective
The Parking Spot Earns Digital Leadership Award in HCM with UKG for 2021

Share The annual Ventana Research Digital Leadership Awards recognize organizations and individuals that utilize technology to advance business and IT. The Digital Leadership Awards showcase the professional leadership and their use of business appli

Analyst Perspective
Digital Business Market Agenda for 2022: Resilience and Readiness

With the announcement of Ventana Research’s 2022 Market Agenda, our expertise in Digital Business continues to advance the market need for effective investments into technology, and I will outline here the key areas of focus to provide insights to or

Analyst Perspective
Inkling Advances Digital Learning for Operational Effectiveness

The necessity of learning is essential for every organization to realize the full potential of the workforce. But many organizations treat learning like training or academic instruction to ensure policy or compliance to a minimum level of work perfor

Analyst Perspective
Human Capital Management Market Agenda: Readiness and Resilience

Ventana Research recently announced its 2022 Market Agenda for Human Capital Management, continuing the guidance we’ve offered for two decades to help organizations derive maximum potential from workforce- and people-related technology investments an

Analyst Perspective
Workforce Management Software Brings Automation and Intelligence

Workforce management processes and activities, a major focus of investment and optimization efforts for decades, have undergone a huge transformation in recent years.

Analyst Perspective
The Workforce Management Value Index Assesses Technology Vendors

I am happy to share insights gleaned from our latest Value Index research, an assessment of how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements. The Ventana Research Value Index: Workforce Management 2022 is the distillation of a year of market and

Market Perspective
UKG is Exemplary in the Workforce Management Value Index

Ventana Research is sharing insights about UKG, drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Analyst Perspective
Quest for Skilled Talent is Achievable with TalentQuest

Talent management is a priority as organizations continue to face multiple disruptions because of the pandemic and business continuity issues related to the workforce.

Market Perspective
Workforce Software is Exemplary: 2022 Workforce Management Value Index

Ventana Research is sharing insights about Workforce Software, drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Market Perspective
ADP is Innovative in the 2022 Workforce Management Value Index

Ventana Research is sharing insights about ADP, drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Market Perspective
SAP SuccessFactors is Exemplary: 2022 Workforce Management Value Index

Ventana Research is sharing insights about SAP SuccessFactors, drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Market Perspective
Ceridian is Exemplary in the 2022 Workforce Management Value Index

Ventana Research is sharing insights about Ceridian, drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Market Perspective
Oracle is Exemplary in the Workforce Management Value Index

We are happy to share some insights about Oracle, drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Market Perspective
Workday is Exemplary in the Workforce Management Value Index

Ventana Research is sharing insights about Workday, drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Market Perspective
Ascentis is a Workforce Management Value Index Vendor of Assurance

Ventana Research is sharing insights about Ascentis, drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Market Perspective
Paychex is a Vendor of Merit in the Workforce Management Value Index

Ventana Research is sharing insights about Paychex, drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

Market Perspective
Infor is a Vendor of Merit in the Workforce Management Value Index

Ventana Research is sharing insights about Infor, drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Zebra is a Vendor of Merit in the Workforce Management Value Index

Ventana Research is sharing insights about Zebra Reflexis, drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Paycom is a Vendor of Merit in Workforce Management Value Index

Ventana Research is sharing insights about Paycom, drawn from our latest Value Index research, which assesses how well vendors’ offerings meet buyers’ requirements.

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Docebo Raises the Bar for Digital Learning

Learning management systems have evolved dramatically since they were first developed, but more so since dedicated platforms for digital learning experiences were established. The recent pandemic has heightened the imperative for learning management

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Total Compensation Management: Market Insights from Benchmark Research

Ventana Research performed this research to determine attitudes toward, and utilization of, Total Compensation Management (TCM). This document is based on our research and analysis of information provided by participants at organizations that we deem

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Why I Joined Ventana Research for HCM

I am excited to announce that I have joined Ventana Research to lead our market coverage of our Human Capital Management expertise, including focus areas of Continuous Payroll, Employee Experience, Learning Management, Talent Management, Total Compen

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Employee Experience is Better with Workflows from ServiceNow

A productive and engaged workforce is fundamental to many successful enterprises/organizations. But the pandemic has created unique challenges to “business as usual” and has transformed the employee experience across nearly all aspects.

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Personalization is Key to Employee Experience and Retention

Personalization is everywhere, from clothes that are selected for us and delivered to our homes, to the ads we see, to the movies we stream. It’s no surprise that employees expect that same level of curated experience in the workplace. And yet, evide

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Intelligence in Human Capital Management

People are the center of every organization. And the experiences—positive or negative—of the workforce will affect the level of human engagement that can be achieved.

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Total Compensation Imperatives for Every Organization

Compensation management is a key talent management process involving all workers and managers within an organization.

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Ventana Research maintains a rigorous approach to its areas of research expertise through a methodology of processes and activities to ensure we provide the best possible insights on technology across business and IT. This is represented in our Market Agenda, which is a foundation for providing actionable information and guidance to help you identify opportunities for improved competitiveness and effectiveness. Other industry analyst firms lack methodology and a publicly available research agenda and are easily biased by clients and the industry. We take pride in our reputation for independence and provide our research calendar and agenda for visibility into the upcoming months of activity.

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Vendors Not Covered or Recommended

  • AllyO
  • BambooHR
  • Blackboard
  • Cegid
  • cloudMills
  • CloudPay
  • Criterion
  • Dovetail Software
  • Equifax
  • GuideSpark
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  • Gyrus Systems
  • Harvest HCM
  • Incentive Solutions
  • Infor
  • Insperity
  • Jobvite
  • Kira Talent
  • Mercer
  • Meridian Knowledge Solutions
  • Microsoft
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  • Namely
  • Parsable
  • Paycor
  • PayScale
  • PRO Unlimited
  • Ramco
  • Sitrion
  • Vibe HCM
  • Viventium
  • Willis Towers Watson
  • Wonolo
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