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Apr 2015 - IDC MarketScape - Doc # 255616

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Social Technologies in Integrated Talent Management 2015 Vendor Assessment

Author: Lisa Rowan Research Vice President, HR, Talent, and Learning Strategies

This IDC study represents a vendor assessment of the social technologies in integrated talent management market through the IDC MarketScape model. This assessment discusses both quantitative and qualitative characteristics that explain a vendor's success in this market. This IDC MarketScape covers a variety of vendors participating in the social technologies in integrated talent management market. The evaluation is based on a comprehensive and rigorous framework that assesses vendors relative to the criteria and one another and highlights the factors expected to be the most influential for success in the market, both short- and long term.

"Results of IDC HR buyer research over the past three years show that the importance of social technology is on a steady rise in the minds of HR buyers," says Lisa Rowan, research vice president, HR, Talent, and Learning Strategies for IDC. "However, mobile, cloud, and analytics are still seen as more important than social technology by HR executives. As a result, uptake of social technology in talent is slow, with an aggregate average penetration rate of just 15–20%."

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