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Kyle Lagunas

Research Manager

Kyle Lagunas is research manager for IDC's Emerging Trends in Talent Acquisition and Staffing research practice. In this role, Kyle leads IDC's research on the dynamic world of talent acquisition and engagement. His work focuses on technologies and services – how they are evolving, what they are addressing, and how organizations are successfully leveraging them to navigate the complexities involved in attracting, hiring, and engaging talent in a digital world. 


Prior to joining IDC, Kyle founded Lighthouse Research & Advisory where he conducted independent research in talent trends and technologies as Principal Analyst. Before setting out on his own, he launched the talent acquisition practice at Brandon Hall Group and led major research projects on the state of talent acquisition, high-performance recruitment marketing, and onboarding as a driver of employee engagement. As the HR Analyst at Software Advice — a Gartner company — he supported the newly-created lead generation practice for HR technology vendors through a successful brand and content marketing strategy.


  • Kyle is a frequent speaker and keynote presenter, and has shared insights with audiences from Mumbai, India to Budapest, Hungary to London, UK – and in the US with several appearances on the HR Technology Conference agenda and various industry events.
  • He is an avid writer and his work has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Business Insider, InformationWeek, and HRO Today.
With 2,100 clients and $2 billion in annual revenue, Workday continues to show strong sales momentum, as it expands from its traditional talent management/HR roots to financial and other essential software. Workday's "Power of One" message ...
Oracle HCM Cloud: Making Work More Human

Mar 2018 - IDC Link - Doc # lcUS43701918

by: Kyle LagunasLisa Rowan

Oracle maintains strong momentum in HCM through global expansion, product innovation, and a new, integrated marketing strategy. Its 2018 HCM World conference drew 3,600 clients, a mix of HR professionals and their colleagues in IT and even ...
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This IDC study examines the human capital management (HCM) and payroll applications market for the 2015–2017 period. Revenue and market share of the leading vendors are provided for 2017. Included is a full list of tracked vendors for total...
This IDC Survey evaluates shifts in tools and channels utilized for advertising jobs and careers — through both traditional methods and more proactive strategies. Talent attraction and pipelining is foundational to an effective talent acqui...
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