Author: joshbersin

What To Do About Russia And Ukraine

Talk about surprises. We may have found the issue that brings people together in this country. Ukraine and Russia.

It’s not easy to watch the Russian Federation indiscriminately bomb cities and families, and CEOs are taking notice. As of March 10, more than 300 global corporations have chosen to discontinue business operations in Russia, and ... Read more»

Introducing The Global Workforce Intelligence Project

Today we’re introducing one of the most exciting projects I’ve worked on in my career: the Global Workforce Intelligence (GWI) Project. This is a massive initiative we started over the last year to understand the new jobs roles, skills, and career pathways in every major industry around the world.

It’s a big project, and ... Read more»

Irresistible. The Global Conference for HR Leaders and Their Teams

After two years of the pandemic, it’s time to come together again. In a spirit of celebration and joy, I want to announce our new conference Irresistible, The Global Conference for HR Leaders and Their Teams. And you are going to want to come!

When?  May 23-25, Los Angeles California. (press release ... Read more»

Demystifying The Learning Technology Market

One of the most exciting parts of business is corporate learning. This is a $360 billion market and it defines success or underperformance for virtually every company. Every time you hire someone, launch a new product, or change the way your company works there’s a massive training need to fill. And with SkillsTech and a ... Read more»

Microsoft Brings Glint Into Viva: A Shoe Drops In The Employee Experience Market

This week Microsoft made a significant move: moving Glint from LinkedIn into Microsoft Viva, building what Microsoft calls “Employee Feedback In The Flow Of Work.”

Glint is one of the leading providers of employee listening and action platforms, competing with the likes of Medallia, Qualtrics, Peakon (owned by Workday), CultureAmp, and Perceptyx. These companies ... Read more»

From The Great Resignation To The Great Inflation. It’s Time To Get Creative.

This month we learned that the US inflation rate is over 7.5%, the US economy is growing at over 5.5%, and more than 460,000 jobs were created in January alone. The global economy is growing at a record rate and companies are finding it harder and harder to hire.

We’ve gone from “The ... Read more»

Perceptyx Acquires Cultivate: A Clear Leader In Employee Listening

As I wrote back in 2015, Feedback is the Killer App. Companies that tap into the collective wisdom of their employees almost always outperform their peers.

Why? Because employees (not customers) know the most about what’s working and what’s not. Yes, we need to get feedback from customers, but employees know even more. ... Read more»

Building A Company Skills Strategy: Harder (and More Important) Than It Looks

Over the last few months, we’ve spent a lot of time helping companies build their end-to-end skills strategy. And it’s not as easy as it looks.

In this article, I’d like to share a few of the things we’ve discovered.

1/ Skills Strategy is Not A New Topic

Many companies think that building a “skills-based ... Read more»

Could Darwinbox Become The Next Workday?

This month Darwinbox, an HR Tech company you probably haven’t heard of,  received $72 Million in funding at a billion-dollar valuation. And while the company is still relatively new (founded in 2015), it may be the “next Workday” I’ve been searching for over the last few years.

First, a little history.

Workday, as many know, ... Read more»

Online Coaching Is So Hot It’s Now Disrupting Leadership Development

Online coaching has become a white-hot market and it’s totally disrupting leadership development. Vendors like BetterUp, Torch, CoachHub, Bravely, SoundingBoard, Pluma (owned by Skillsoft), and Ezra have now become some of the fastest-growing vendors in the training (and HR Tech) market.

BetterUp, the clear market leader, is now valued at ... Read more»

Why Gaming Is The New Killer App: Enter The Metaverse

Why did Microsoft spend $75 Billion to acquire Activision, the makers of Warcraft, Starcraft, Call of Duty, and other best-selling games? It’s not just because they want to be big in the Metaverse. It’s something bigger.

Gaming is now the killer app. (And now The New York Times bought Wordle!).

Think about where ... Read more»

What The Pandemic Taught Us About Change

Despite all its downsides, this pandemic has been somewhat miraculous for business. We can work productively from home, we can buy food and entertainment from our phones, nearly everything can be delivered quickly, and our consumer experiences are safe, fast, and digital.

In fact, just about every company, every product, and every service has been ... Read more»

What Should We Do About Inflation?

Everywhere you go people are talking about inflation. And for good reason: this month we saw an annual 7% inflation rate, the biggest gain in 39 years. And as I see it, this is likely to continue, so what are we going to do?

First, Why The Inflation?

While there are many contributing causes, ... Read more»

Welcome to 2022: Too Many Jobs, Not Enough People

Welcome to 2022. The job market is a bit crazy and we’re in for one of the most dynamic years in our lives. Let me try to explain what’s going on.

First, let’s discuss the Great Resignation (which I call The Great Migration). People are quitting their companies, changing careers, and upgrading their jobs ... Read more»