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Innovative New HR Tech Vendors Emerge: CultureAmp, Valamis, Lattice, Hitch, Eskalera, and More

It’s Fall and it’s HR Technology time. Not only is the big HR Technology Conference coming up, but I’m starting to finish up my big report for 2021. In the meantime, I want to highlight just a few important innovations in this critically important space.

1/ Amplify: Conversational Microlearning by Culture Amp

The first announcement ... Read more»

Skillsoft Reinvented: In A Bold And Exciting Way

Skillsoft is one of the most fascinating companies in the marketplace. As the pioneering company in online learning (founded in 1998, originally focused on soft skills), the founders aggressively defined the market for web-based corporate training and rapidly dominated the landscape. During my years as an analyst I watched the company go from ... Read more»

Is The Employee Survey Dead? Nope. It’s Becoming Smarter By The Minute.

I recently read an article in the WSJ (a magazine I am trusting less every day) that claims employee surveys are dead. Well, I really have to disagree, so let me explain what’s going on.

First, in today’s Pandemic and wildly changing work environment, it is essential to understand what employees think.

Employees today are ... Read more»

Talent Marketplace Platforms Explode Into View

Over the last five years companies have been working to improve internal talent mobility. Not only does it save money on recruiting, it enables companies to find internal expertise which is often hidden in the organization. And it creates a strong sense of engagement and belonging in the workforce.

Why is this such a big ... Read more»

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Workday People Experience Arrives: The ERP Landscape Evolves

The enterprise software world has been attacked by the Coronavirus. Most of the big, complicated, multi-year ERP implementations have taken a pause and companies decided “we have to get something out immediately.” So they lashed together the tools they had to build communications programs, testing and feedback apps, training programs, and all sorts of programs ... Read more»

Guess Who’s Disrupting HR Tech Now? Facebook. Yes it’s Facebook.

I’ve never been a big Facebook user – it always seemed like a poorly designed platform and I don’t like sharing my personal information all the time. 

So when the company launched Workplace from Facebook I was not expecting much. The initial product, developed for internal collaboration inside the company, was just a “gray” version ... Read more»

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Can SuccessFactors Lead The HCM Market Again? It Could Be Coming.

If you’re buying HR technology right now, I’m sure your budget is unclear, and many companies will slow down or postpone purchases. What this usually means is that the “incumbent” or bigger vendors win out, since you already have their product. Which leads us to SAP and SuccessFactors.

I’ve been working with SuccessFactors for two ... Read more»

HR Tech Challenge COVID-19

Message To HR Tech Vendors: Focus On The Problem, Not Your Product (Updated weekly)

There is so much going on I’m barely keeping up. I’ve already talked with more than 20 companies this week and we’re doing a major webinar next Tuesday The World Changed Overnight: HR and Leadership in a Time of Crisis with five CHROs talking about their strategies.

But there’s one more thing going on. HR ... Read more»

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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»

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»

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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»

HR Transformation In The Experience Age

HR TransformationHR Transformation is a big topic.

The human resources function starts small, and as the organization grows, the HR team becomes complex. We need recruiters, business partners, specialists, designers, technologists, and a variety of other specialists in diversity, culture, learning, and more.

It’s a perfect market for consultants. Most HR departments grow organically (and through ... Read more»