Author: joshbersin

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Career Sleepwalking Can Be Bad For Your Health. What Should You Do?

This week LinkedIn released a fascinating study that shows how many of us tend to “sleepwalk” through our careers. As the research shows, almost one in four Americans are drifting along in their career, not sure what to do next. And this is happening while almost half of Millennials now want to find a new ... Read more»

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HR in India: A Fast-Growing Market Focused On People Development and Culture

India is an amazing country. I just spent a week there meeting with clients and talking at the PeopleMatters HR Tech 18 conference and came home excited and invigorated.

In this article let me briefly give you some things to think about.

1/ India is the Fastest Growing Economy in the World.  So Talent ... Read more»

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How LinkedIn Became A Powerhouse in Corporate Learning: And What Could Be Next

Since the acquisition of Lynda.com in 2015, LinkedIn has become a tidal wave in corporate learning. It feels like they’re going everywhere, and you don’t want to get in the way.

If you go back only a few years (June of 2016 when LinkedIn was acquired by Microsoft), LinkedIn was primarily a professional ... Read more»

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An Entirely New World of HR Technology: HR In The Flow of Work

This week I have the opportunity to speak at the PeopleMatters TechHR 2018 Conference in Delhi, and I’m going to introduce a topic I’ll be speaking about at other conferences this fall:  an entirely new world of HR technology taking place before our eyes…. one focused on HR In The Flow of Work™.

As ... Read more»

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YouEarnedIt Acquires HighGround: Performance Management Market Heats Up

As I described in an article a few weeks ago, innovation in performance management reigns. The annual appraisal is going the way of the dinosaur and almost every company I talk with is focusing on continuous conversations, agile and transparent goals, and new culture-based models for coaching, career development, and skills improvement. The big ... Read more»

Ultimate, Workday, and Slack Acquisitions Focus On Productivity And Employee Experience

It’s hard to keep up with all the AI acquisitions taking place these days, as over $10.8 billion was invested in AI startups in 2017 alone. Everywhere I look I find software companies developing tools that are smarter, more predictive, and intelligent.

In the last few weeks there have been three important deals I ... Read more»

Who Is Really The Best Employer? Making Sense Of ‘Best Place To Work’ Lists

There’s nothing that excites a CEO or CHRO more than being listed on a “Best Place to Work” list. These lists, which are being published by more companies every year, seem to have something for everyone. This week I noticed that Facebook was the #1 rated company by IndeedSalesforce was the #1 company ... Read more»

EdCast Expands The LXP Market With Focus On Global Upskilling

As I’ve described in several articles over the last few weeks, the Learning Experience Platform (LXP) market is growing rapidly.  This market is now over $200M in size, growing at over 100% per year, and vendors like Degreed, EdCast, Fuse, CornerstoneOnDemand, SkillSoft, Valamis, and others are jumping in.

In this article I’d like ... Read more»

The Ugly Side To Today’s Low Unemployment Rate

This economic cycle is really setting records. We’ve had almost ten years of US economic growth, the unemployment rate is at a 30 year low (it is expected to go lower), and every few days I hear someone in the administration bragging about how well the economy is performing. 

I’ve lived through five major economic ... Read more»

Continuous Performance Management: Innovation Reigns

One of the most fundamental and difficult parts of management (and HR) is how we do performance management. As I’ve written about for years, this is a highly strategic process in companies and it has gone through a huge transformation. What used to be an annual year-end appraisal has now become a whole plethora of ... Read more»