Author: joshbersin

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The Secret To Wellbeing At Work Is…. Leadership

We spent the last 15 months talking with hundreds of HR leaders about their well-being programs and the focus is massive. Companies are hiring Chief Health Officers, Head of Safety and Well-being, and Directors of Well-being like never before. In fact, there are 55,000 jobs now open for Directors of Wellbeing, VP’s of Wellbeing, or ... Read more»

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In A Bold And Aggressive Move, LinkedIn Unleashes Its LXP And More

Most people think of LinkedIn as a company that offers job search, recruiting, professional networking, and marketing tools for business. Well, based on today’s announcement, the company is now much more. LinkedIn is seriously in the HR technology business and well beyond ‘just recruiting’, unleashing its Learning Experience Platform (Learning Hub), skills taxonomy, and ... Read more»

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Learning Tech Pioneer Degreed Gets New CEO, Now Valued At $1.4 Billion

Degreed, the pioneering learning tech company that leads the Learning Experience Platform market, just received $153 Million in additional funding and is now valued at $1.4 Billion. With a compound growth rate of over 70%, more than 350 customers, and 7 million users, this is a reasonable valuation and shows how big this market ... Read more»

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Understanding The Exciting, New, Disrupted Labor Market

The Labor Market is changing fast. New jobs are being created at a record rate, remote work has now become standard fare, and the demand for service jobs is explosive. According to EMSI, there are 24% more jobs in the US than there were a year ago.

What are all these jobs? They’re in healthcare, ... Read more»

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Overwork Is Not A Strategy For Response To The Pandemic

This week someone leaked a survey by Goldman Sachs which shows that new analysts often work more than 95 hours per week and sleep only 5 hours each night. The survey then points out that these employees’ mental and physical health has plummeted, with 100% stating that the workload has negatively impacted family relationships and ... Read more»

Not To Be Outdone, ServiceNow Ups The Ante in Employee Experience

Over the last few weeks, everyone has been excited about Microsoft Viva. Microsoft’s intense focus on the need to simplify and improve employee’s work lives has been wildly exciting and both buyers and vendors have been lining up.

But Microsoft isn’t the only vendor interested in this and Microsoft can’t do everything. So ServiceNow, ... Read more»

What To Expect In A Red Hot Job Market? Five Things To Consider.

There’s no question in my mind, we are entering one of the hottest job markets in a decade.

Not only will the $1.9 Trillion American Rescue Plan boost the economy, we are already operating with 13% more open jobs than we had a year ago. And my own estimates (and Goldman Sachs) expect the ... Read more»

Instructure Sells Bridge (LMS) For $50M to Learning Technologies Group

I don’t often write about M&A transactions unless they’re strategic but this one points out an important topic. In the complex, competitive market for HR and learning solutions (it is the reddest of “red oceans” out there), companies have to focus on sales, marketing, and positioning to succeed.

Here’s the back story. Instructure... Read more»

What’s Going On At BetterUp? Now Valued At $1.7 Billion.

BetterUp, a company known for its coaching network and AI assessment and development tools, just raised an additional $125 Million and is now valued at $1.73 Billion. This makes the company roughly two-thirds the valuation of CornerstoneOnDemand, a business with nearly a billion dollars in recurring revenue.

What’s up here?

Well BetterUp is a ... Read more»

Feeling Burned Out? We All Are. Why This Is A New (And Old) Problem

Burnout is one of the biggest topics in the new world of work. In fact, it’s almost a fad to talk about it. People are tired, we have “zoom fatigue,” and last year the World Health Organization actually classified burnout as a disease.

What is burnout?  According to the WHO it includes ... Read more»

Elevating Equity and Diversity: The Challenge Of The Decade

This week we launch a year-long study of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) programs in business and the results are disappointing. After billions of dollars invested in DEI training, tools, tech, and HR strategies, we haven’t moved the needle very far. In some respects, we’ve come a long way, but as our research discovered, only ... Read more»

The Massive Market Impact of Microsoft Viva

Today Microsoft introduced an offering that is likely to transform the market for enterprise software: Microsoft Viva, a digital platform built on Microsoft 365 designed for the Employee Experience. Developed over several years and integrated with Microsoft Teams, Viva is an Employee Experience Platform carefully architected to leverage a company’s investment in existing ... Read more»