Category: Talent Strategy

How Employee Engagement Actually Drives Stock Price

How Employee Engagement Actually Drives Stock Price

One of the hottest issues in human resources is the need to develop high levels of employee engagement and satisfaction.  We all know that organizations with happy people have lower turnover, deliver better customer service, and tend to be more innovative and responsive.  But can we translate this into stock price or financial results?

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Selling Cosmetics:  The Amazing Power of IO Psychology

Selling Cosmetics: The Amazing Power of IO Psychology

When I first started studying the professions of HR and training, I kept hearing about the field of “Industrial and Organizational Psychology.”  At first, coming from a business and technology background, I was skeptical about the field and its potential value.  Now, after years of case studies with thousands of companies, I am convinced that ... Read more»

Mercer Enters the Talent Management Systems Market

Mercer Enters the Talent Management Systems Market

After almost a year of study, Mercer, the largest provider of HR and compensation consulting services, has now entered the market for Talent Management Systems.

The company’s just released Human Capital Connect is a truly integrated offering of services, technology, support, training, and benchmarking data – all built around the Peopleclick Authoria software platform.

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The Recovery Drives Bold New Priorities for HR

The Recovery Drives Bold New Priorities for HR

This week we published our TalentTrends® research for the first half of 2010 (report available to research members). In this research we ask more than 200 top HR and business leaders to tell us about their business outlook, hiring forecast, talent and leadership readiness, spending, and priorities.

What we see is a stark ... Read more»

A New Talent Management Framework

A New Talent Management Framework

The concept of  “Integrated Talent Management” became popular around five years ago – and since then organizations have used this phrase to describe an integrated approach to recruiting, development, performance management, compensation, development planning, and learning.   The goal here is not only to make the Human Resources function operate more efficiently, but more importantly to ... 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»

SuccessFactors Lays down the Analytics Gauntlet:  Acquires Inform (InfoHRM)

SuccessFactors Lays down the Analytics Gauntlet: Acquires Inform (InfoHRM)

Today SuccessFactors announced plans to acquire InfoHRM (renamed Inform Business Impact) – a small but very well established leader in the area of HR and Talent Analytics and Workforce Planning.  We believe this acquisition is very significant for the talent and HR systems marketplace: it now establishes SuccessFactors as the emerging leader in the ... Read more»

Why Talent Mobility Matters

Why Talent Mobility Matters

One of the most daunting talent management challenges in organizations is something we call “talent mobility” – the ability of an organization to enable and direct the movement of people from role to role.   In today’s business environment this includes lateral movement, upward movement within a role, movement into leadership, movement into international or global ... Read more»

Discussions with our Research Members:  Five Topics to Watch for 2010

Discussions with our Research Members: Five Topics to Watch for 2010

FiveI just finished a research member roundtable with some of our major clients and want to share five big issues we see emerging for 2010:

1.  Diversity as a talent management strategy.

Nearly all of our clients mentioned that their talent management strategy now includes diversity.  The definition of diversity is broad:  it includes age, ... 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
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