IBM named a Leader in IDC MarketScape

By Rado Nikolov

IBM named a Leader in IDC MarketScape: “Worldwide and U.S. Modern Talent Acquisition Suites for Large Enterprise 2019 Vendor Assessment"

At IBM, our number one goal is always client success — all clients, all industries, all people.  Equally important is our unwavering dedication to helping talent acquisition leaders modernize their function. Our commitment to this transformational mission has been acknowledged, with IDC again recognizing IBM as a Leader in its respected IDC MarketScape report for modern talent acquisition solutions: IDC MarketScape: “Worldwide and U.S. Modern Talent Acquisition Suites for Large Enterprise 2019 Vendor Assessment.”

It can be tough for HR leaders to keep up in this market. This year the IDC MarketScape highlights and recognizes the very difficult challenges for companies trying to advance their talent capabilities: improve hiring, retain employees, reskill a workforce for the future, anticipate business direction, fend off competitive pressures, and stay ahead of the innovation curve. The IDC analysts accurately paint this picture in the report: “Technology alone will never solve some of the fundamental problems inherent in many recruiting organizations.”


SOURCE: IDC MarketScape: Worldwide and U.S. Modern Talent Acquisition Suites for Large Enterprise 2019 Vendor Assessment, April 2019, IDC #US45016419

IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. The Capabilities score measures vendor product, go-to-market and business execution in the short-term. The Strategy score measures alignment of vendor strategies with customer requirements in a 3-5-year timeframe. Vendor market share is represented by the size of the icons.

The IDC MarketScape astutely recognizes that if there is no culture change along with technology improvements, then chances of real progress won’t happen: “Modern talent acquisition capabilities such as CRM, continuous sourcing, programmatic advertisement, and new hire onboarding are cornerstones of modern talent acquisition. But as a whole, the recruiting industry needs upskilling (and reskilling), stronger business acumen, and significant culture change.”

This reality — that talent solutions should be an extension of good corporate culture — is the reason we are a leader in this area.  We continue to continue grow, learn, and transform the talent acquisition function in collaboration with our clients.  For a large organization with thousands of clients, that may sound difficult, but it’s in our DNA.  And according to the IDC MarketScape, “IBM's customer base is extremely diverse and highly demanding, which makes it all the more impressive that the company was rated so highly in the area of client satisfaction for the quality of its offerings and their delivery.”

When clients succeed, we get better. In this market, which is undergoing rapid change, we would be remiss not to keep our eyes and ears open. We also know that, according to the IDC MarketScape, “41% of large enterprises are planning to change solutions in the next 18 months.” We understand there is no one-size-fits-all solution, so we work closely with clients as trusted partners to exceed expectations.

If you’re evaluating a solution and want to go to the cloud or apply artificial intelligence, we can help. The IDC MarketScape noted, “IBM Kenexa's talent acquisition suite delivers both foundational capabilities needed to manage a modern recruiting operation and advanced functionality to optimize recruiting processes, reduce cycle time, and improve decision making.” If you’re simply wanting to reskill your employees, we can do that too. With our full suite of talent capabilities, you can tailor the right solution for your needs. In the words of the IDC MarketScape, you’re not alone with IBM: “Organizations vulnerable to digital disruption or those that simply want to fully optimize their talent acquisition strategy can find a true partner in IBM — and get a highly effective recruiting platform too.”

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