Author: joshbersin

HR Predictions for 2024: The Global Search For Productivity

For the last two decades I’ve written about HR predictions, but this year is different. I see a year of shattering paradigms, changing every role in business. Not only will AI change every company and every job, but companies will embark on a relentless search for productivity.

Think about where we have been. Following ... Read more»

are DEI programs going away?

Are Diversity And Inclusion Programs Going Away?

Is DEI about to DIE?

Of the many changes we experienced in 2023, one of the most iconic was the US Supreme Court’s decision to strike down affirmative action in college admissions. And now, the resignation of Claudine Gay from Harvard, people are piling on.

Justice Thomas stated last summer:

“Many universities have for ... Read more»

A Peek Under The Covers Of SAP SuccessFactors’ AI Strategy

This week I had an in-depth briefing with the SAP /SuccessFactors architecture team to dig into the company’s long term strategy for AI. I walked away very impressed, and starting to understand how AI does not “replace” an HCM platform, rather it “transforms it” in a very significant way. 

There are many “surfaces” for ... Read more»

AI Implementations Feel More Like Traditional IT Projects Every Day

As we learn more and more about corporate implementations of AI, I’m struck by how they feel more like traditional IT projects every day.

Yes, Generative AI systems have many special characteristics: they’re intelligent, we need to train them, and they have radical and transformational impact on users. And the back-end processing is expensive.

But ... Read more»

AI Is Transforming Corporate Learning Even Faster Than I Expected

Of all the domains to be impacted by AI, perhaps the biggest transformation is taking place in corporate learning. After a year of experimentation, it’s now clear that AI will revolutionize this space.

Let’s discuss what L&D is all about. Corporate training is everywhere, and that’s why it’s a $340 billion market. Everything that happens ... Read more»

Systemic HR from The Josh Bersin Company

Introducing The Systemic HR™ Initiative

This week we formally introduce the Systemic HR™ Initiative, our multi-year program to help HR professionals and their teams to transform, evolve, and redefine their roles in business.

This work is the culmination of 25 years of research and advisory consulting among tens of thousands of organizations, reflecting the need for HR organizations to ... Read more»

Four-day work week

The Four-Day Work Week: An Idea Whose Time Has Come

We just completed a large study of the 4-day work week and the results are clear. Under the right conditions it really works. And the results are very positive: improvements in employee health and wellbeing, increases in productivity, and overall improvement in revenue, profit, and customer service.

Wait a minute. Are you actually saying that ... Read more»

Introducing Galileo™, The World’s First AI-Powered Expert Assistant For HR

As many of you know, HR professionals play a vital, complex, and constantly changing role in business. These 30 million professionals hold more than 250 job roles and leverage over 400 skills to help companies with all aspects of management: recruiting, development, leadership, coaching, diversity, pay, benefits, hybrid work, and more. And they must also ... Read more»

Leadership Development has fallen way behind

Companies Have Been Neglecting Their Leadership, And It Shows

This week we launched a two-year study of corporate leadership programs, and the results are staggering. Despite the pandemic, inflation, pressure for hybrid work, and a highly competitive labor market, companies have been neglecting their leadership development. And as our research points out, this can have a very negative impact on performance.

Let me ... Read more»

Introducing The Learning & Development SuperClass

The corporate training industry is a $340 billion market, challenging every company to worry about onboarding, upskilling, management development, and training on hundreds of technologies and business processes. This has led to a marketplace filled with tools, platforms, courses, content, and consultants.

How do you, the HR and L&D leader, manage all this stuff? How ... Read more»

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Why Are Some Companies More Dynamic Than Others?

Every day we read about an iconic company that’s falling behind. This year it’s Disney, Nike, and Nokia, but over the years we’ve seen hundreds of innovators fail to adapt to change. I remember when Digital Equipment eclipsed IBM, only later to fall into disrepair and be acquired by Compaq, who was then acquired by ... Read more»

Avature Enters Training Market With Focus On Informal Learning

This week Avature, a highly successful talent management platform company, formally entered the corporate learning market. And while the space is crowded, I think they have a big opportunity.

First, let me tell you about Avature. This is a privately held, fast-growing platform company that has established one of the most loyal and committed ... Read more»

SAP Successfactors AI powered HCM platform

SuccessFactors Delivers on HXM and The Promise of AI

SAP SuccessFactors, the largest HCM vendor in the market, has now delivered on their long-range promise of rethinking the way HR systems work. It has been a long and winding journey, but this week the company arrived in a very special place.

A Short History

The history of SAP’s HR software is complex. The company ... Read more»

Microsoft Viva Skills

Why Microsoft Viva Skills Could Disrupt The HR Tech Market

This week Microsoft announced a major feature in Viva that is likely to disrupt the HR Technology market: skills. And the Skills in Viva system is not just a skills inference engine, it’s a skills-based learning system, a way to find mentors and experts, an employee development platform, and an internal mobility tool that ... Read more»