Category: Corporate Culture

High-Impact Learning Culture in Europe

High-Impact Learning Culture in Europe

I spent this week in Europe (nice Siberian snowstorm here), attending a client meeting in the UK and the Online Educa Berlin (OEB), the largest e-learning conference in the world.

This conference, which has more than 1,000 attendees, brings together learning and academic professionals from businesses, educational institutions, and governments throughout Europe.  The event is ... Read more»

Where have the jobs gone?  Are good times ahead?

Where have the jobs gone? Are good times ahead?

 

This week we learned that the economy only added 83,000 jobs and more than 2 million people left the labor force in the last year. While there is some job growth, it is so slow that one analyst mentioned that at this rate it would take ten years to recover to 2008 levels.

We ... Read more»

How to Build a High-Impact Learning Culture

How to Build a High-Impact Learning Culture

Over the last ten years we have studied many elements of Human Resources and corporate training with a goal of identifying which practices, processes, structures, and systems drive the greatest business impact.

This week we are launching one of the most significant research reports we have published to date:   High Impact Learning Culture®:  40 Practices ... Read more»

The Coming Talent War:  Young, Global, Diverse

The Coming Talent War: Young, Global, Diverse

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published its Occupational Outlook for 2018 (the next 10 years) and it is well worth reading.  This data, coupled with a number of meetings I”ve had recently with HR and L&D executives, clearly tells me that we are about to re-enter a new “war for talent.”

This phrase has ... Read more»

Learning from the Toyota Debacle:  The Need for Transparency

Learning from the Toyota Debacle: The Need for Transparency

Toyota, one of the most revered brands in the world, has crashed to earth in the last few weeks due to its slow and weak response to a variety of gas pedal and braking system product defects. Most news sources state that the company has already spent $2 Billion to respond and the company’s sales ... Read more»

Learning and Talent Management in Europe

Learning and Talent Management in Europe

This week I had the opportunity to keynote the largest learning conference in the UK, the UK Learning Technologies Conference (developed and run by Donald H. Taylor, one of the most knowledgeable professionals in our industry). The title of my presentation was “Informal Learning: What, Why, and How – and what it means to ... Read more»

An Economic Tipping Point in Corporate Talent Strategies

An Economic Tipping Point in Corporate Talent Strategies

Each quarter for the last several years we have published TalentWatch®, a comprehensive look at talent trends in organizations around the world. Bersin & Associates TalentWatch This report, which is only available to research members, looks at several key topics:

  • Business performance against plan
  • Expectations for future growth
  • Job openings and expected growth
  • Talent readiness by job role
  • Leadership
... Read more»
The Woman-Powered Economy

The Woman-Powered Economy

There are many demographic changes taking place in the US workforce today.  Perhaps one of the most profound and personal is the rapid growth of women in the working population.  This month “The Shriver Report” is being released – a comprehensive look at the growing role of women in the world of work.   ... Read more»

You Cut Costs:  Now Build a Long Term Roadmap

You Cut Costs: Now Build a Long Term Roadmap

This week we met with the head of L&D from a large financial services institution. This company, like many others, has just completed a wrenching reorganization and redesign of its global learning organization to save money. In this particular case the company is also integrating the L&D teams from several acquired companies.

(I know this ... Read more»

Oracle Acquires Sun:  A Lesson in Corporate Culture

Oracle Acquires Sun: A Lesson in Corporate Culture

For those of us who have been in the software industry for a while, Oracle’s acquisition of Sun represents a bigOracle-Sunmilestone in the evolution of the the computing industry.    Why did the IBM-Sun merger fail?  Why was Oracle willing to pay so much more for the company than IBM?

While there are many business ... Read more»

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