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IDC Breakout Session at WISDOM 2015

IDC Presented on the Future of Work at PeopleFluent Global User Conference WISDOM 2015

Research Vice President Lisa Rowan Led Breakout Discussion on How Technology
Will Impact Employee Efficiency

WALTHAM, Mass. – March 10, 2015PeopleFluent®, a leading human capital management technology company, today announced discussion highlights from the company’s global user conference WISDOM 2015 breakout session “The Future of Work and the HR Imperative,” featuring Research Vice President Lisa Rowan at IDC. Rowan spoke on the importance of thinking about the employee experience given the way technology has changed in today’s work environments and the reverberations that social, mobile, cloud and Internet of Things have had on employee engagement and productivity.

Rowan shared some of her completed research, which highlighted the importance of social and mobile in talent management disciplines to engage employees. In particular, she found that processes including recruiting, performance, and learning, among others, could benefit most from the social revolution. When speaking on the importance of mobile for HR executives, she illustrated that the best opportunity lies within the recruiting and learning disciplines. Rowan’s research also showed that pay for performance is on the rise as employers make strategic efforts to attract and retain key employees.

An additional key takeaway from the session was provided for anyone who may have doubted the importance of employee engagement. Rowan shared a story of a regional grocery chain that was named in the top 10 among the top 100 Best Places to Work and how they utilized technology to retain and inspire employees. This resulted in an engaged workforce, creating positive customer experiences and testimonials, such as, “The individuals that work there make it a wonderful experience to shop there.”

Lisa Rowan serves as IDC’s Research Vice President, HR and Talent Management Services research. In this role, Rowan provides expert analysis focused on both the business services and software used to address HR and talent-related processes. Her research encompasses human capital applications, human resource consulting, HR processing services and HR Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) services. Rowan’s influence and industry impact is widely recognized having previously received IHRIM’s Summit Award, the association’s highest honor. She was also named to HRO Today Magazine’s list of HRO Superstars for multiple concurrent years, was referenced in HR Examiner’s Top 100 Influencers, and was most recently named one of the Top 10 Most Powerful HR Technology Experts by HR Technology Magazine.

About PeopleFluent

PeopleFluent, the leading total workforce HCM technology company, redefines Talent Management with an innovative Talent Engagement Cloud that is built around people and not HR processes. By deeply integrating pervasive video, strategic analytics and collaborative social technologies into its complete suite of Talent Management applications, PeopleFluent redefines employee engagement to address productivity loss and diminished financial results due to an increasingly disengaged workforce.  With PeopleFluent, companies can change at the speed of business without costly IT interventions through intuitive, highly configurable software that is built upon the right data. Spanning across an organization’s entire global workforce with one talent cloud, PeopleFluent equips leaders with the meaningful talent data and strategic analytics necessary to make better business decisions.

PeopleFluent has worked with over 5,100 organizations in 214 countries and territories to engage employees to drive better business results. Today, 80 percent of the Fortune 100 relies on PeopleFluent as part of their talent management delivery strategy, helping them successfully achieve their talent aspirations.


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