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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 the 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.
This IDC Tech Buyer Presentation presents key findings from Lisa Rowan and Kyle Lagunas' latest research to offer a straightforward approach to adopting and deploying analytics within the HR function and beyond. As the scope of human capita...
Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide Talent Acquisition, 2017

Oct 2017 - Market Analysis Perspective - Doc # US42813017

by: Kyle Lagunas

This IDC Market Analysis Perspective (MAP) delivers a concise current-state view of the worldwide talent acquisition market. The MAP provides insight into the impact of future trends in the talent acquisition applications market across this...
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