Team for talent: SuccessFactors and IBM to deliver people/performance management to global enterprises
A new parternship underscores how performance and talent management market is thriving as global companies are looking for new and better ways to engage and develop their global workforces, aligning them closer to high-level business objectives.
The performance and talent management market is thriving as global companies are looking for new and better ways to engage and develop their global workforces, aligning them closer to high-level business objectives. SuccessFactors , a provider of on-demand performance and talent management solutions, is teaming up with IBM to address the unique human capital management requirements of very large enterprises.
The IBM Global Business Services, Human Capital Management consulting team, led by Tim Ringo, is engaging with executives of large companies looking to align their employees' performance with overall company goals, under the belief that those companies that have made investments in people performance solutions are seeing immediate value and increased productivity and stronger revenue growth.
Typically, larger companies are comprised of multiple divisions, multiple lines of businesses, and new business units from mergers and acquisitions, and have thousands of employees around the globe with multiple languages and cultures—all of which can contribute to decreased productivity and inefficiency that hampers growth. The SuccessFactors on-demand performance and talent management suite has capabilities for recruiting management, goal management, succession planning, learning and development, compensation planning, analytics and reporting applications to help enterprises revolutionize their workforces.
"SuccessFactors and IBM share a vision for driving productivity by aligning performance with strategic goals, so we're pleased that IBM decided to resell our products," says Lars Dalgaard, CEO, SuccessFactors. "We look forward to delivering the industry's best suite of people performance solutions to a global audience. We believe IBM's relationships, reach, and experience with large companies will make this combination successful."
Annual Salary Survey
After almost a decade of uncertainty, the confidence of plant floor managers is soaring. Even with a number of challenges and while implementing new technologies, there is a renewed sense of optimism among plant managers about their business and their future.
The respondents to the 2014 Plant Engineering Salary Survey come from throughout the U.S. and serve a variety of industries, but they are uniform in their optimism about manufacturing. This year’s survey found 79% consider manufacturing a secure career. That’s up from 75% in 2013 and significantly higher than the 63% figure when Plant Engineering first started asking that question a decade ago.