Category: Business Trends

Business trends discusses the implications of economics, employment, mergers, acquisitions, and regulatory changes on talent, leadership, recruitment, and human resources issues.

COVID_19 Pulse of HR 0

What Is HR Doing To Respond? Take The COVID-19 Pulse of HR Now.

The #1 question on everyone’s mind is “what’s happening now?” Today we are launching an important initiative with MIT and Sloan Management Review to give you real-time updates on “what companies are doing” to respond to COVID-19.

COVID-19 Pulse of HR

This fast, open-ended survey will let you desribe “what’s going on now” in your company, HR department, and ... Read more»

The Big Reset - Josh Bersin 0

The Big Reset: Making Sense Of The Coronavirus Crisis

How fast life can change. One day, it feels normal. The next day we’re “sheltering in place” in our homes…distancing ourselves from neighbors when we go for a walk.

It’s a paradoxical time. In the middle of fear, economic crisis, and social distancing there is a growing sense of closeness.  The virus doesn’t discriminate, it ... Read more»

leadership 0

Coronavirus Response: People First, Economics Second

As we’ve all been in shock at the last week of events (nearly every event, meeting, and conference is now canceled), I’m trying to make some sense of this.

The big message I think we’re learning is that whatever happens, the right response is People First, Business Second.

I’m not an alarmist, but we ... Read more»

F. Scott Fitzgerald 0

On The Spanish Influenza Outbreak, by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A LETTER FROM F. SCOTT FITZGERALD, QUARANTINED IN 1920 IN THE SOUTH OF FRANCE DURING THE SPANISH INFLUENZA OUTBREAK.

(from a good friend)

Dearest Rosemary,

It was a limpid dreary day, hung as in a basket from a single dull star. I thank you for your letter. Outside, I perceive what may be a collection ... Read more»

Mukesh Ambani Reliance

Reliance, One Of The Largest Companies In India, Takes HR Very Seriously

We just completed a two-day strategy meeting with Reliance Industries, one of the largest and most profitable companies in India.

The company runs the world’s largest oil refinery, operates the fastest-growing retail network (groceries, clothing, and electronics), and has launched the world’s biggest 4G VoLTE network Jio.

It’s a fascinating company that innovates, executes, ... Read more»

We’re Running Out Of Workers. Now What Do We Do?

In all my years as a working professional, I’ve never lived in an economy where “there are not enough workers.” But that’s where we are.

For the next ten years, the term “shortage of talent” is going to be one of the most important topics in business.

Consider a few striking statistics:

  • The fertility rate
... Read more»

2020 Predictions: Reinventing Work, Reinventing HR, Reinventing Ourselves

bersin predictions for 20202020 will be a year of reinvention. As we enter the thirteenth year since the global economic meltdown, businesses are seeing slowing but continued growth, uncertainty about politics and global migration, and tremendous stresses in the workforce.

Not only is unemployment historically low, the birth rate has declined, creating a world where companies need to ... Read more»