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A New Strategy For Corporate Learning: Growth In The Flow Of Work

The corporate training industry is over $320 billion in size and growing in importance every day. Companies are struggling with employee retention, transformation, and challenges with hybrid work while technologies and industries change faster than ever. How can CEOs and CHROs keep up? The answer is very clear: build an enterprise capability in learning, capability ... Read more»

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Enter Microsoft Viva Engage. A Real Social Network For The Enterprise?

This week Microsoft slipped in a little product launch that is more significant than you think: a new application in the Microsoft Viva family called Viva Engage. And it has a lot of implications for HR and collaboration software.

What precisely is this? I think Yahoo News summarized it well: this is Facebook and ... Read more»

Workplace Mental Health Has Become A Strategy For Business Performance

Here’s a shocking statistic:  15.8% of Americans now take regular medication for depression or anxiety, and it reaches 25% for those under the age of 30. And as of May this year, 39% of Americans experienced some form of anxiety or depression in the last four weeks.

Stress, anxiety, and depression are becoming the biggest ... Read more»

New Research Shows That High Growth Large Companies Have Distinct HR Skills

We have been analyzing data in our Global HR Capability Project and the results are striking. Among the 7,300 HR professionals who have completed our assessment (available to all Josh Bersin Company corporate members), the highest growth companies have significantly deeper HR skills in very important areas.

Here’s the data. We assessed more than ... Read more»

It Doesn’t Look Like A Recession To Me

I’ve had many conversations with business and HR leaders about the economy in the last few weeks, and many are worried about a downturn. I just don’t see it happening.

Today’s job numbers were pretty impressive. The US unemployment rate remains at 3.6%, 372,000 jobs were created, and forward-looking segments like professional services, research, ... Read more»

Gloat Lands $90 Million Investment from Generation, Al Gore’s VC Firm

Today Gloat, one of the leading players in the Talent Marketplace space, announced a $90 Million investment from Generation Investment Management, the firm led by Al Gore.

This story has two parts: first the large investment in Gloat, and second the thinking beyond a Sustainability fund investing in HR Tech.

Why Gloat Is So Highly ... Read more»

Degreed Returns To Its Roots: Acquires LearnIn, Founder Returns As CEO

If anyone ever tells you it’s easy to build a startup software company, don’t listen to them. That’s the story of Degreed, one of the darlings of the corporate learning industry, now going through a rebirth as the market continues to change.

Let me tell you the story.

About a decade ago, three companies (Degreed, ... Read more»

A Front Row Seat At Workday DevCon

This week I spent a day at Workday’s DevCon, the company’s fast-growing application developer conference, and there is a lot to talk about.

Let me start with a simple reminder: for all its strategy, sales, and marketing, Workday is essentially a software company. The Workday platform is a marvel of technology, and over ... Read more»

Amazon Is Running Out Of Workers. You Can Avoid This Problem.

Despite the biting headlines about the stock market correction and possible economic slowdown, one thing is very clear. Jobs are being created.

This week’s BLS study shows that the US unemployment rate remains very low at 3.6% and is 2.2% lower than a year ago. In other words, companies are hiring.

EMSI believes there are ... Read more»

New Research: Cloud-Based HCM Can Redefine Employee Experience

We just completed two years of research on cloud-based HCM (human capital management) systems and the results are striking. Among the 35+ implementations we studied, the findings are now clear: these systems do much more than clean up IT systems: they transform the employee experience.

Just to be clear, the cloud as a computing ... Read more»

Cornerstone Acquires SumTotal For $200 Million

Today was a pretty iconic announcement:  after decades of investment, Skillsoft decided to give up on the LMS market and sell SumTotal Systems to Cornerstone for $200 Million.

While I don’t have any details on the deal yet, this pretty much ends the innovative phase of the Learning Management Systems market, clearly marking a ... Read more»

ServiceNow Acquires Hitch: Entering The Skills And HCM Market

Today was some big news. ServiceNow, the leader in enterprise workflow and employee experience platforms, announced the acquisition of Hitch, a small player in the massive market for skills technology and talent marketplace solutions. This puts ServiceNow in direct competition with Workday, Oracle, SAP, and a flurry of others, and opens up the big ... Read more»

Irresistible By Design: The Winning Strategy For The Future

Such a crazy, disruptive, surprising world. One day it’s a pandemic, then a war, then inflation, and now a mass shooting. As I watched George Carlin’s documentary this week I had to reflect: maybe he was right. Are we really a species that may not survive?

Well, let me make you feel a little better. ... Read more»