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Ventana Research Breakout Session at WISDOM 2015

Ventana Research Presented on the Use of Analytics in Data-Driven Engagement at PeopleFluent Global User Conference WISDOM 2015

CEO and Chief Research Officer Mark Smith Led Breakout Discussion on the Role of Metrics in Creating a More Motivated Workforce

WALTHAM, Mass. – March 12, 2015 – PeopleFluent®, a leading human capital management technology company, today announced discussion highlights from the company’s global user conference WISDOM 2015 breakout session “The Role of Analytics in Driving Knowledge Innovations,” featuring CEO and Chief Research Officer Mark Smith at Ventana Research. Smith presented research on how companies can be more innovative in their approach to talent analytics, especially in an effort to encourage engagement and retention.

Smith’s research centered on engagement as a combination of collaboration, better insight, and good employee development, with data as an integral part of each facet. He kicked off the discussion by revealing Ventana’s research on the state of HR analytics: while 78 percent of professionals see actionable analytics as important, 51 percent are dissatisfied with their analytic processes and 63 percent state that the data they need is not available. Smith’s presentation then addressed the specific places that analytics can impact workforce engagement, especially where it contributes to learning, talent management, and collaboration.

Mark Smith, CEO and Chief Research Officer at Ventana Research, is an industry veteran with more than 22 years of experience. In his current role, he is responsible for the overall direction of Ventana Research and drives the global research agenda covering both business and technology areas. He defined the blueprint for Information Management and Performance Management as the linking together of people, processes, information and technology across organizations to drive effective results. Mark has held CMO, product development and research roles at companies such as SAP, META Group, Oracle and IRI Software and has experience across a vast array of industries.

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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