Category: Leadership Development

Research Shows that Retention and Engagement Now Top Challenges Around The World

We just published the major study Deloitte Global Human Capital Trends 2015, and the results are striking.

Today, driven by shifts in both work ethos and the transparency of the job market, employee retention and engagement are now the #1 problems companies face.  (3,200 respondents from over 100 countries)

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This is the third year ... Read more»

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»

Yes, It’s Perfectly Ok Not To Be A Manager

Yes, It’s Perfectly Ok Not To Be A Manager

penguins-702729A very interesting Careerbuilder survey just found that the majority of employees do not want to be managers. This research, which surveyed over 3,600 employees, found that only 40% of men and 29% of women aspire to a leadership role (34% overall).

When asked why these people did not aspire to leadership, the #1 ... Read more»

How Do You Attract, Engage, and Manage a Technical Team?

How Do You Attract, Engage, and Manage a Technical Team?

techI just completed a fascinating radio interview with two IT leaders discussing how to retain and manage a highly technical workforce.

How do you, as a leader, develop a highly engaged technical team? We all have technical teams, whether they are engineers, scientists, researchers, designers, artists, writers, or even customer service agents.

Well these folks ... Read more»

Why you should come to IMPACT on April 10-13…

Why you should come to IMPACT on April 10-13…

We are all getting excited about our upcoming research conference IMPACT 2012:  The Business of Talent®.

There are seats left, but the conference will likely sell out (as it has in prior years), so let me give a few big reasons to take a few days of your valuable time and come to the ... Read more»

We are Greater than Me: Building an Agile Organization

We are Greater than Me: Building an Agile Organization

Late last year I attended two major talent and leadership conferences in Stockholm. At these events I had the opportunity to meet with various HR leaders at Electrolux, Ericsson, Logica, BT, Maersk, Grundfos, Unicredit, Bertelsman, and others. What I learned is something important that we are building into a broad research framework I plan to ... Read more»

BersinBasics Pioneers a New Way to Learn the Fundamentals of Talent Management

BersinBasics Pioneers a New Way to Learn the Fundamentals of Talent Management

We all know that talent management is a hot topic in business today.  SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion demonstrates how important this market is to businesses around the world.

But ultimately it isn’t software that drives business results: it’s the practices of talent management that matters.  Our research shows that companies which ... Read more»

Succession Management at IBM, Contrasted with Apple and HP

Succession Management at IBM, Contrasted with Apple and HP

Today Ginni Rometty was announced as the new CEO of IBM, marking a significant transition at IBM and celebrating the company’s first female top executive.   This transition shows an example of world-class succession management.  It was predictable (IBM CEO’s leave their jobs at the age of 60) and shows the results of years of development ... Read more»

SuccessFactors Q2 2011 Financials – Plateau Moves to SaaS Focus

SuccessFactors Q2 2011 Financials – Plateau Moves to SaaS Focus

SuccessFactors just announced another stellar quarter (48% YTY growth in revenues, 42% YTY growth in billings), and the CEO Lars Dalgaard talked extensively about the company’s progress with the acquisitions of Infohrm, Cubetree, Jambok, and Plateau.

First, from a financial standpoint SuccessFactors continues to grow at an amazing rate.  The talent management software market is ... Read more»

Yes, HR Really Does Make a Difference – HR Factbook Research Proves Business Value

Yes, HR Really Does Make a Difference – HR Factbook Research Proves Business Value

This week we published the first ever HR Factbook®, a comprehensive benchmarking study which summarizes almost two years of research into the spending, resource allocation, and staffing levels of corporate Human Resources.  I am particularly proud of this research, because not only does it provide valuable benchmarking information for any HR manager, it also ... Read more»