Date published: 01/23/2017 - 13:06

Image is everything when it comes to companies attracting a Millennial crowd, and applications are no exception. With a younger generation of incoming employees, bars must be set to new heights. The Millennial employee is both concerned with the job we’re doing and who we’re doing it for. Millennials are interested in working for companies that pride themselves on image, aesthetic, and style. A company’s commitment to image reflects an outstanding investment, not only in the work being done... Read More

Date published: 01/03/2017 - 06:47

2017 is upon us. After we’ve recovered from any holiday stupor it’ll be time to return our focus to future business. But the ghosts of years passed threaten to haunt us. What can we do better in 2017?


User adoption is a shared responsibility. With HR already governing as many as a dozen separate logins for employees, can we really expect our workforces to proactively log into additional applications? Whether you’re an HR... Read More

Date published: 12/08/2016 - 12:40

For content marketers, it’s a rewarding feeling to realize you’ve hit a sweet spot, that the research you’re conducting and the informational material you’re producing is resonating with an audience. In some modest, small-step ways I feel this way about Lumesse’s organizational embracement of the philosophy of the self-developing organization within its culture and products and the subsequent reception this has recently received. As a result, we’re proud to once again welcome you to download... Read More

Date published: 12/06/2016 - 10:13

Employee disengagement is always a problem. The best way to combat it is to make performance and employee contribution fun. Give your employees a voice and control over their own development and destiny within the scheme of corporate objectives and culture.

It’s also essential you make adoption and use easy. Some of your people may like challenges but the adoption of corporate-issue software is likely not one of them.

A Needed Duality to Talent Management Systems... Read More

Date published: 11/17/2016 - 11:09

So it’s nearly December, your potential candidates are holiday planning, and the focus shifts from work to downtime and having a lot of time for reflection. That’s great, but it is also a dangerous time for those about to welcome new hires into the corporate fold. This time of year has greater significance for prospective employees who are about to transition into a new role within a new company. What do you think these people will start to do? They’ll get excited about the new opportunity... Read More

Date published: 11/15/2016 - 08:13

As the success and market valuation of digital network leaders such as Apple, Amazon, Google and Airbnb draw headlines, the lure of moving to a digital business model becomes increasingly compelling. But your leadership, remembering the Dot-Com bubble burst, might be hesitant to virtualize so much of your physical business.

Well, the infrastructure is there now, as is evidence of the efficiencies of employing best practices such as cloud computing to relieve physical server costs,... Read More

Date published: 10/18/2016 - 15:07

It’s costly to lose talent. Besides the backfill costs, there’s the lost productivity, confusion and disruption that can stymie the attainment of corporate goals. Most enterprises and their talent management systems fail to mitigate both qualitative and quantitative talent attrition because their career and succession planning efforts lack a framework for discussing important talent in a comprehensive, objective and transparent way.

When talent review sessions do occur, they’re... Read More

Date published: 10/17/2016 - 12:17

October 2016:

I booked late arrangements for HR Tech Chicago  at McCormick Place, where my Lumesse colleagues had a booth and additional presence across the immense, yet crowded four-day event. My mission: Focus on the sessions. Hear the key influencers and then offer takeaways to those unable to make the show. My strategy: Distill the most important trends and nuggets of wisdom, and then act as the middleware from technical marketers to business users like... Read More

Date published: 10/11/2016 - 08:43

Lumesse, a talent management software provider, recently hosted a Think Tank Dinner in London where the Lumesse Learning organization interviewed a panel of learning management and development experts to discuss how learner analytics are being used today. The first set of Lumesse published findings covered the various methods in which learning departments use learner analytics to inform decision making, while the second blog explored the opportunities and barriers associated with successful... Read More

Date published: 10/06/2016 - 14:50

“Yet we are the movers and shakers

Of the world for ever, it seems.”

I first encountered the term “movers and shakers” in 1994 while working as a journalist for The Westport News in Westport, Connecticut. My chief editor used it to describe the community’s ambitious individuals who didn’t need to be led but instead innovated and executed on leading-edge ideas to achieve success. The term’s roots actually go back much farther to the 1874 poem by Arthur O’... Read More