Author: joshbersin

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»

My Day at Tesla: What I Learned

It isn’t every day that an industry analyst gets to go behind the scenes of an iconic and controversial company, but this week I had that chance. Invited by the HR and corporate learning team, I spent a day at Tesla.  I went for the plant tour, wandered around the corporate offices, and spent a ... Read more»

AI in HR: A Real Killer App

Hype and expectations for AI are now sky high.  We will soon be talking to our computers; drones will deliver our groceries; our cars will drive themselves; and most white collar workers will be monitoring machines. Is all this true and will this really happen?

As an industry analyst and engineer who has followed technology ... Read more»

The Learning Experience Market Explodes: Degreed Acquires Pathgather, Taking an Early Lead

Today Degreed, one of the pioneering vendors of Learning Experience Platforms (LXP), announced plans to acquire Pathgather, another innovator in this space. This acquisition gives Degreed clear market share leadership in this fast-growing new market, putting pressure on challengers like EdCast, CornerstoneOnDemand, Skillsoft, LinkedIn and others to move faster as ... Read more»

CornerstoneOnDemand: Momentum Rising

CornerstoneOnDemand is one of the most successful cloud vendors in the market for integrated talent and learning management software. The company was founded in 1999 and over the last 20 years has steadily built a global business providing end-to-end HR software to meet the needs of large and mid-sized companies.

The company competes with a ... Read more»

A New Paradigm For Corporate Training: Learning In The Flow of Work

The corporate training market is over $200 billion around the world[1] and it’s going through a revolution. While we often think of training as programs or courses, a new paradigm has arrived, one I call “Learning in the Flow of Work.” Let me explain.

How Corporate Training Evolved: From Classroom to PC to e-Learning ... Read more»