Category: Enterprise Learning

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»

Josh Bersin

Introducing Josh Bersin Academy Live!

Mark your calendar for June 8-10 in sunny Los Angeles on the USC campus as we debut our first professional development conference, JBA Live! 

Why another HR conference?  Well, this will be the first global industry conference dedicated to the professional development of HR.  Our senior faculty and many senior HR leaders around ... Read more»

The War Of The Skills Clouds

I’ve been writing about the explosion of Skills Ontologies from Workday, Degreed, EdCast, Gloat, Fuel 50, and others.  Well today Cornerstone, the largest provider of Learning Management Systems, just entered the war through the acquisition of Clustree.

What’s really going on?

It’s pretty simple. In today’s world of work, jobs are changing so ... Read more»

workday skills cloud

Workday Skills Cloud: A Big Idea With Much More To Come

In the Fall of 2018 Workday introduced the Skills Cloud, a new offering designed to help companies create a “skills ontology” that discovers the skills (and skill gaps) in your workforce. While it sounded like a fascinating concept, we hadn’t heard much about it until Workday Rising this Fall.

Well, I just spent a ... Read more»

learning skills

The War for Corporate Learning Platforms Gets Hotter

The market for corporate training and education (including onboarding, leadership development, and compliance) is well over $240 billion around the world, and as much as 14% of this goes into technology. A variety of small and large companies are chasing this $20+ billion market and the war is hotter than ever.

At the core of ... Read more»

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Degreed Acquires Adepto: The LXP Showdown Begins

Today Degreed, one of the leading providers of Learning Experience Platforms, announced its acquisition of Adepto, a London-based provider of contract and gig work systems. The company positions itself as providing a “total talent” platform, because they help companies manage the ongoing shift from “jobs to work” and what I often call the new “Pixelated ... Read more»

The Full-Stack HR Professional

In software development, there is a concept of the “full-stack engineer,” someone who knows hardware, operating system, database, applications, user interface, design, and mobile applications. These magic individuals are among the most valued in business: they can architect new systems, debug the most difficult problems, and serve as big thinkers for technologists everywhere. 

I ... Read more»

Let’s Stop Talking About Soft Skills: They’re PowerSkills

One of the hottest topics in business today is upskilling, reskilling, and redefining jobs for the future of work. It’s so rampant that 34% of CEOs now rate it one of their “top three threats to growth.”

It’s a big and complex topic, and one that I often feel is out of control. Companies ... Read more»

Build Vs. Buy: The Days Of Hiring Scarce Technical Skills Are Over

For years leaders have grown their companies by issuing the demand “go out and hire someone who knows how to do this!” This approach leads HR departments and hiring managers to retain expensive recruiting firms, spend millions of dollars on recruitment advertising, and often hire expensive sourcers to try to “steal” great talent from competitors.... Read more»

workday rising

Workday Fires A Cannon Into The HR Technology Market

This week was Workday Rising, the annual confab of 14,000+ Workday customers, partners, and fans. And as always, it met expectations. Not only did Jerry Seinfeld remind us that “we’ve lost interest in life, now we’re only interested in battery life,” but Workday unleashed a torrent of new talent applications, many of which are going ... Read more»

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The Capability Academy: Where Corporate Training Is Going

Corporate training and development has been through quite a journey. Twenty years ago companies built physical universities (GE’s Crotonville, Accenture St. Charles), hired faculty and college professors, and sent their employees to courses. During my time at IBM in the 1980s, I flew to education centers all over the country, sitting in front ... Read more»

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The Skills Of The Future Are Now Clear: And Despite What You Think, They’re Not Technical

This week IBM launched a significant study which looks at the real skills business leaders need over the next three years, and the results will surprise you.

The research, which included surveys across 50 countries (5800 executives), found that approximately 120 Million professionals need to be reskilled to deal with AI and new digital business ... Read more»

HR Technology 2020: Disruption Ahead

It’s Fall again and I’m finishing up my biggest-ever report on HR Technology:  The HR Tech 2020 Disruptions Study.

hr technology disruptions bersinThis comprehensive study is done in partnership with LRP, the producers of the HR Technology Conference, so you can get your hands on it in one of two ways. 

  • First, you can sign up
... Read more»
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The Business Roundtable Manifesto: What Should CEOs Do?

Last week there was a lot of press about the Business Roundtable’s new manifesto, proclaiming that business’s role is to help all of society, not just shareholders. While it reads well, it’s no different from the book Conscious Capitalism, Liberating The Heroic Spirit of Business, written in 2013.

But that aside, this is ... Read more»