Josh Bersin Articles

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Learning Experience Platform (LXP) Market Grows Up: Now Too Big To Ignore

The learning experience platform (LXP) market is growing up fast.  Only a few years ago startup companies like Pathgather, Degreed, and EdCast pioneered the idea of a platform to make corporate learning content easy to find. These next-generation portals took off and now thousands of companies are looking to put their Learning Management System ... Read more»

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Microsoft Teams, Slack, Facebook Workplace Are Taking Over: And We Better Take Notice

Let’s face it, the paradigm of email is broken. Research shows that employees spend over 20% of their time on messages unrelated to their jobs, and in most companies, the email system has become real-time. The research I recently published shows that the highest performing employees respond to emails the fastest, which of ... Read more»

The Employee Experience Platform: A New Category Arrives

One of the biggest trends in employment is finding ways to make work easier. In this hot job market employees are quitting their jobs in record numbers, and studies show that the voluntary turnover rate is now over 15%. (This means almost one in six people are leaving their jobs voluntarily to look for another ... Read more»

EdCast Acquires Leapest. Changing The LXP Game with Content, Marketplace, and LMS Features

EdCast, one of the leading providers of Learning Experience Platforms, just announced the acquisition of Leapest, a fast-growing provider of learning marketplace content and technology with 1,600 enterprise customers and over 5,000 courses. This has the potential to change the game in the LXP market.

Learning Experience Platforms have become one of the hottest ... Read more»

Culture Amp Acquires Zugata: Employee Feedback Market Gets Hotter

Today Culture Amp, one of the leading providers of employee engagement tools, announced the acquisition of Zugata, an innovative AI-based peer-to-peer development platform.

What does this really mean? 

Well as I’ve written about in my latest research, there is a fast-growing reinvention of the HR software market taking place, largely driven by innovative ... Read more»

VR Enters Corporate Learning With A Vengeance: And The Results Are Amazing

As an experienced technology and HR analyst, I’m always a little skeptical about new tools. In the case of Virtual Reality (VR), I played around with the cardboard VR from the New York Times, but never really thought it was ready for prime time. 

Wow, was I wrong.

About a year ago I went ... Read more»

Want To Prepare For Jobs Of The Future? Join The Hybrid Revolution.

We all know how automation, AI, and digital tools have changed our jobs. We spend more than a quarter of our time on e-mail, we have to juggle dozens of passwords, and we spend more than four hours a day on our phones. But how has all this technology impacted our jobs and ... Read more»

Health Tech Meets HR Tech: Making Lives, Work, and Businesses Better

Today the annual spending on healthcare in the US has surpassed $3.5 Trillion and is growing at 5.5 percent per year. In fact, healthcare now represents 17% of our economy and amounts to over $10,200 per citizen per year.  And we are heavily outspending our peers: comparable countries to the US allocate only 11% ... Read more»

The Economy and Wages In 2019: What HR Can Do To Help

In all my years as an analyst and consultant in the world of HR, there’s one thing I’ve learned: the economy impacts workforce strategies more than almost anything else. And this year, in 2019, the economy is more important than ever. Let me give you some things to think about.

First, while the GDP is ... Read more»

Guess Who’s Looking At The HR Tech Market? Microsoft.

Over the last few months, I’ve been spending time with Microsoft, and the company is doing some interesting things in the HR Tech space. In this article I’d like to give you some background, and share why I believe Microsoft is going to have a big impact on the market.

First point:  Microsoft is on ... Read more»