Kyle Lagunas is research manager and principal analyst for IDC's Emerging Trends in Talent Acquisition and Staffing research practice. In this role, Kyle leads IDC's research on the most recent developments in recruiting and staffing software, services, and consulting. This research puts talent acquisition into the broader context of an integrated talent strategy.
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 writer and his work has been featured in Forbes, The New York Times, Business Insider, Information Weekly, and HRO Today.