Research Tech Consortium Announcement

January 25th, 2023

Today, we’re thrilled to announce the launch of the new RedThread Tech Consortium.

The HR and Learning technology market is growing exponentially, with new ideas and innovations every day. 

That’s a very good thing for leaders and employees, but it can be confusing for anyone looking for independent, unbiased research into performance, people analytics, learning and development, and the other technologies that support the future of work. 

Let’s be real. There is a lot of fluff out there, with too many buzzwords and pseudo-research.

Vendors and their customers want to make decisions with the best possible information — but all too often, the research they see is created to support an agenda. Guided by sponsorships, consulting services, or pay-to-play, many researchers have priorities of their own that may not match those of practitioners. 

At RedThread, our research is always independent, so that our readers know they can have trust in the analysis. We made a commitment to an independent, “No Bullsh*t” approach that has guided our firm and everything we produce. No one has input into our output but us. 

In order to expand that research, we needed to create partnerships with industry leaders who understand and support that mission, and believe strongly in underwriting that kind of unbiased research.  

That’s why we created the RedThread Tech Consortium. And we’ve been delighted to see how many companies share our philosophy, and are stepping up as champions of good quality thought leadership. 

We are so grateful to those founding members — Augmentir, Axonify, Betterworks, Degreed, Eightfold, Perceptyx, Reejig, SeekOut, Skillable, SplashBI, TechWolf, Top Employers Insitute, Visier, and Workday — for their belief in quality research and in us.

As Stacia said in our press release: “We take a principled and meticulous approach to how we do research.  When you see RedThread’s name, we want you to immediately know it is going to be honest, unbiased research. This Consortium is a way that we can continue to deliver on that promise — and also invite our members to be part of our bigger commitment to high-quality analysis.” 

Of course, the RedThread Tech Consortium is more than simply a group of underwriters. It’s also a community. Our Consortium members get access to a virtual hub exclusively for members, where they can have discussions, ask questions and share news and ideas, and where they get early access to our research. 

Consortium members are also active resources for our team — sharing relevant business data with RedThread and working annually with their customers to provide important insights into the industry via questionnaires. 

Here’s what some of the Consortium members had to say:

“We’re excited to participate as a founding member of the RedThread Tech Consortium. RedThread’s research continues to set the bar when it comes to HR, performance management, and learning trends, and we are looking forward to providing continued guidance for customers looking to technology to shape the vision and direction of learning and development within their organizations.” – Chris Kuntz, VP of Strategic Operations, Augmentir

“I’m thrilled that Axonify is among RedThread Tech Consortium’s founding members, Their commitment to delivering thoughtful, industry-leading research on topics that are key to HR & LD professionals is aligned with our focus on enabling a greater sense of communication and community within the industries that we represent.” – Carol Leaman, Co-founder and CEO, Axonify 

"Degreed exists to challenge the status quo.RedThread Research and the community they’ve created shine a light on how the most innovative learning and talent teams are building what's next in HR. We're excited to support this work of capturing and sharing these stories, ideas, and lessons. We hope this Consortium will help inspire and guide others who want to follow." – Todd Tauber, SVP Strategy, Degreed

“The Talent and HR Tech landscape is complex and experiencing considerable disruption. RedThread Research has been at the forefront in providing the insights that corporations need to navigate these changes, especially around key concerns like DEIB, AI and skills technology, and learning and Talent mobility. Eightfold is proud to be supporting RedThread Research’s Tech Consortium which will help organizations become future-ready.” – Michael Dunne, Sr. Director of Product Marketing, Eightfold

“The RedThread team is laser-focused on the people analytics technology marketplace, and they’ve been providing invaluable insights and advice for vendors and their customers. As a vendor in this space, we’re excited to be part of this Consortium, and to be able to support  quality, non-biased research on the topics affecting enterprises and people analytics professionals most.” – Daniel Norwood, VP of Marketing, Perceptyx, Inc.

“The team at RedThread Research has built one of the most respected research organizations in the HR industry today, and we here at SeekOut are looking forward to working with them more closely as part of the Tech Consortium. Joining this group will not only benefit SeekOut by giving us advanced insights into the HR and people industries, but it will benefit our own customers through the development of new product features and offerings based on those unique insights.” –  Claire Fang, Chief Product Officer, SeekOut

“Vendors in the HR Tech market are (re-)shaping their vision and products at an incredible pace — which creates confusion. That’s a natural thing to happen in emerging technology markets. RedThread Research helps filter out the noise and lead customers to better buying decisions — with less fall-out and fewer failed projects. And that eventually creates more trust across the entire market.” – Andreas De Neve, CoFounder and CEO, TechWolf

“RedThread provides some of the most valuable insights into the HR market today. We're excited about the Tech Consortium and we're thrilled to be a founding member of this initiative." – Jake Sorofman, CMO, Visier 

Some of the RedThread Research projects the Consortium will support in 2023 include analyzing the tech marketplace Performance Management, People Analytics, DEIB,and Learning vendor solutions.

If you are interested in learning more about joining the RedThread Tech Consortium please reach out to [email protected].

Stacia Garr Redthread Research
Stacia Garr
Co-Founder & Principal Analyst
Dani Johnson Redthread Research
Dani Johnson
Co-Founder & Principal Analyst