Author: joshbersin

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Workplace Public Health: A New Imperative For HR

Well whether you like it or not, the COVID crisis continues. In May of this year, 88% of Americans thought they’d be back to work in December. Now, as the second wave sweeps across the United States, we realize we’re going to be fighting this virus for some time to come. And our job is ... Read more»

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Employee Experience 4.0: Shortening The Distance From Signal To Action

Something amazing is happening in the Employee Experience (EX) market: it’s advancing faster than ever. This year, driven by the Pandemic, work at home, and dozens of new programs for wellbeing, diversity, family support, and communications about the Pandemic, companies have gotten much better at delivering a meaningful, productive, employee experience. And this means the ... Read more»

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What The Election Taught Us About Leadership: We Want Leaders Who Care

We’ve learned a lot of lessons this year. As I’ve been discussing in The Big Reset (detailed research here and here), this year is not just a year of Pandemic, it’s a year for global culture change. And the US election points this out more clearly than ever.

Consider where we’ve been since the ... Read more»

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A New Model For Corporate Training: The Adaptive Learning Organization

Among all that’s happened this year, one of the most important parts of business has been learning. More than 40% of Americans have changed jobs; reskillling and upskilling continues to be critical; and there’s even evidence that there are labor shortages in certain critical roles again. How have companies dealt with all this? Through a ... Read more»

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The Big Reset Revisited: Global Transformation Is Here To Stay

When I first wrote about The Big Reset in March, I discussed the transformational potential of the Coronavirus. Well now that we’re nine months into the pandemic, it’s clear that the transformation is real. So rather than talking about going “back to work” or “back to normal,” it’s time to accept the future, ... Read more»

The Ten Keys To Resilient Business Performance In The Pandemic

Businesses have been through insanity this year. Transportation and hospitality companies have seen plummeting demand; retailers and distributors have built all new delivery models; tech companies are seeing explosive growth; and banks and financial services companies are responding to huge economic changes.

Through all this change the #1 issue on the minds of CEOs is ... Read more»

The Congressional Report on Big Tech: Yes It’s Time To Do Something

The Congressional report on Big Tech is an important document. While I know many will see it as partisan, I found the research thorough and filled with important information. And my conclusion is yes, we do need to take some action.

How Important Tech Has Become

I’ve been a part of the tech industry since ... Read more»

Innovative New HR Tech Vendors Emerge: CultureAmp, Valamis, Lattice, Hitch, Eskalera, and More

It’s Fall and it’s HR Technology time. Not only is the big HR Technology Conference coming up, but I’m starting to finish up my big report for 2021. In the meantime, I want to highlight just a few important innovations in this critically important space.

1/ Amplify: Conversational Microlearning by Culture Amp

The first announcement ... Read more»

New Research Shows Dramatic Shift In Priorities Among Business Executives

This month Accenture introduced a two-year research project on the increasingly important role of HR, and it uncovered a dramatic shift in priorities among senior business executives..

The big finding? Business and HR leaders have dramatically changed their perspectives: employee wellbeing has replaced operating efficiency.

The research, which Accenture calls Net Better Off, involved ... Read more»