Category: Business Trends

Leadership and Talent Challenges in Asia.  It’s Different.

Leadership and Talent Challenges in Asia. It’s Different.

I recently completed a tour of Asia (Singapore, Hong Kong, Tokyo) and met with dozens of Human Resources and business leaders. It was a fascinating trip and I want to share a few thoughts.

1. Leadership Gaps Abound, and yes, Asian Leaders Behave Differently.

It’s easy to generalize about Asia (economies are growing rapidly, nationalities ... Read more»

The Year of the Employee: Human Resources, Leadership and HR Technology Predictions for 2014

Bersin Predictions for 2014In 2014 the world of Talent, Leadership and HR will undergo dramatic change.   (Download our 66 page Predictions Report here.)

The economy will accelerate its growth.  Global growth will create a new level of competition for people. People will look to change jobs and seek better opportunities. HR organizations will shift their focus ... Read more»

The Craft of Human Resources

I’ve had the opportunity to study talent management, training, and human resources for more than fifteen years now.  And after talking with literally hundreds of companies, leaders, and specialists, I’ve come to a simple conclusion.

HR is not really a profession, HR is a “craft.”

It is something we do carefully by hand, ... Read more»

Bersin & Associates becomes Bersin by Deloitte

Bersin & Associates becomes Bersin by Deloitte

Bersin by DeloitteI’m excited to announce that Bersin & Associates has become Bersin by Deloitte.

Our business is now a growing enterprise within Deloitte, a global professional services firm.

As part of Deloitte Consulting LLP, we will be able to enhance our growth, expand our global reach, and deepen our relationships with clients. This acquisition gives ... Read more»

What the Splunk IPO Says about BigData in HR

What the Splunk IPO Says about BigData in HR

BigData is Big News.

Splunk, a company that uses BigData technology to analyze huge amounts of customer and transaction data, just went public with a valuation at 28X revenue ($3.2 billion).  This valuation trumps the hot companies in social networking: Jive trades at 20X revenue, Google trades at 5X revenue, and Facebook, ... Read more»

Why you should love your Virtual Workforce

Why you should love your Virtual Workforce

Today’s workforce has changed tremendously.  It’s younger, more specialized, looking for better work… and it’s virtual.

By the year 2014, 47% of US workers will be under the age of 35.  And these younger workers are just as smart and hard-working as we baby-boomers are.

Yet today entry level positions are very hard to find.  ... Read more»

Have traditional Human Resources Practices Become Out of date?

Have traditional Human Resources Practices Become Out of date?

In preparation for our IMPACT Annual Research Conference in April, I have been actively studying our research over the last year. What we have discovered (and I will be discussing this in detail in my keynote), is that today’s business environment requires a complete rethink of many of the traditional practices of HR.

Let me ... Read more»

The LMS Market Remains Hot with PeopleFluent Deal (but not as hot as Facebook)

The LMS Market Remains Hot with PeopleFluent Deal (but not as hot as Facebook)

The LMS market remains very hot, and so does Facebook (below). Comments on both.

This week Peoplefluent (a $100M+ talent management software company, built from the combination of Authoria and Peopleclick) announced the acquisition of Strategia, a small but very successful enterprise learning management systems company. Strategia was a Canadian enterprise LMS company with ... Read more»

The Business Case for Talent Management:  Steve Ballmer Agrees

The Business Case for Talent Management: Steve Ballmer Agrees

Talent management makes money.

If you are trying to build a business case for a corporate talent management program, here is some astounding data:

Of the 700+ organizations we studied in 2010 and 2011, only 7% told us that they have a “strategic talent management” program. We defined talent management in four levels of ... Read more»