Analyst Profile

Ron Hanscome

Ron Hanscome

VP Analyst

7 years at Gartner ,  34 years industry experience

Roles and Responsibilities

Ron Hanscome is a Research Vice President whose areas of coverage span the HCM application market, including core HR (HR data management, payroll and benefits administration), workforce management (time and attendance, labor scheduling, and absence management), talent management (recruiting, onboarding, employee performance, career development, succession planning, compensation, learning and workforce planning), workforce information management (reporting, analytics, and metrics dashboards), integrated HR service delivery (employee and manager content portals, case tracking tools, and supporting knowledgebases), HCM technology strategy, and HCM application evaluation and selection.

Areas of Coverage

  • Enterprise Business Applications & ERP


Previous Experience

Previous to joining Gartner, Mr. Hanscome worked with clients to develop three- to five-year road maps to guide their HCM applications investments, including timing and sequencing of application selection, implementation and deployment. He conducted evaluation and selection projects for core HRMS and talent management applications across a wide range of organization industries and sizes. He also conducted research and published extensively on HCM technology trends.

Professional Background

HRchitect, VP, HCM Systems Strategy Consulting, 6 years
Meta Group, Research Director, 2 years
Oracle, VP, HCM Applications Marketing, 2 years


B.A., Modern European History, magna cum laude, University of Minnesota



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