We provide long–term capital for profitable innovation to experienced and passionate managers in situations where there is an opportunity to significantly enhance a company’s value.
Human Capital Management
In the growing human capital management (HCM) segment, many companies are consolidating. Bedford Funding has completed four HCM acquisitions as it has built out the most comprehensive talent management suite in the industry under the Peoplefluent name. Peoplefluent's products include recruiting, succession planning, performance management, compensation management, contingent workforce management, workforce compliance and diversity, workforce analytics, learning, and enterprise social software. Clients of Peoplefluent include:
Jack Welch chats with Bedford Funding's Managing Partner, Charles Snowden Jones, during the Peoplefluent Customer Conference, October 2010, Charleston, SC. Click on image above to hear excerpts from Jack Welch.
Peoplefluent’s Strategy is to develop a Distinctive Competence, which harvests the strengths and harnesses the weaknesses of individuals comprising the organization. In a distinctively competent organization, the degree of individual capability is effectively applied to common tasks by superior competence and coordination, which is uniquely matched to market opportunity. We therefore start with the individuals.
Peoplefluent’s Strategy is to focus on what it can do Best in the World with passion and economic advantage. Best in the World is not necessarily its core competence. Achieving this aspect of the strategic framework is first recognizing what it can’t be best at, understanding that Best in the World is severely greater than core competence and the economic environment and realizing that defines the opportunity.
Bedford Funding has acquired Socialtext as its first step in building out an enterprise social platform, which allows employees throughout an organization to more effectively communicate with each other. Social software eliminates geographic and departmental barriers to facilitate collaboration and just-in-time decision making.