Race to the cloud

Integrate talent, HR, and business technologies

Cloud-based HR technology promises to integrate people systems, enable learning and talent management, and reengineer recruiting. But massive adoption of new software is harder than it seems.

Companies are moving rapidly away from legacy systems to implement a new breed of highly integrated, cloud-based talent and HR systems. Companies that adopt cloud-based talent solutions ahead of their peers may gain an advantage in driving employee satisfaction, engagement, capability development, and performance — and generating data for the emerging wave of talent analytics.    

Still, 28% of our global survey respondents report no definitive plans for their HR systems, even though two-thirds of respondents report HR technologies are urgent and important. Despite easy implementation from cloud deployment, companies still struggle to develop the right talent strategy and find vendors that have a fully integrated solution. How can HR and IT team up to take advantage of new technology and ensure it lives up to its potential?

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