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IDC Presents on Aligning HR Practices Across the Business at PeopleFluent Global User Conference WISDOM 2016

Research Vice President Lisa Rowan Led Breakout Session Exploring Research Illustrating Differing Viewpoints Between HR and Line of Business Managers

Waltham, Mass. – April 19, 2016PeopleFluent®, a leading human capital management technology company, today announced discussion highlights from the Company’s global user conference WISDOM 2016 breakout session “Aligning HR Practices Across the Business”, featuring Research Vice President Lisa Rowan at IDC. Rowan presented recent survey findings that examined differing viewpoints between 501 HR managers and Line of Business (LOB) managers and which department should own responsibility for various talent management and workforce-related functions.

Rowan revealed survey findings that overall HR executives have a more positive view of their HR and talent processes and practices, believing their effectiveness to exceed industry standards. LOB managers generally held a more conservative view, believing their HR team to only be in line with industry peers. This difference in opinion highlighted a disconnect between the two divisions that needs to be bridged in order to achieve success. 

An additional key takeaway from the session, Rowan also presented on “survivors vs thrivers” in today’s economy. Rowan presented the five keys that will help firms outpace their peers include: more modern HR technologies, more competitive pay and benefits, more competitive workforce policies, more importance placed on the workforce by executives, and more collaborative environments. 

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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