Well whether you like it or not, the COVID crisis continues. In May of this year, 88% of Americans thought they’d be back to work in December. Now, as the second wave sweeps across the United States, we realize we’re going to be fighting this virus for some time to come. And our job is ... Read more»
Category: Human Resources
Something amazing is happening in the Employee Experience (EX) market: it’s advancing faster than ever. This year, driven by the Pandemic, work at home, and dozens of new programs for wellbeing, diversity, family support, and communications about the Pandemic, companies have gotten much better at delivering a meaningful, productive, employee experience. And this means the ... Read more»
Today I want to bring up something important which has come up over the last few weeks: how to avoid what I call a “culture retreat” as your company goes back to the office.
Here’s the topic: many companies who are coming back to work have told me that their newly found culture of agility, ... Read more»
For all the challenges we face in the pandemic, the most damaging of all is the impact on our feelings of unity. Driven by the Black Injustices taking place in the United States, companies are heavily investing in programs and strategies to drive diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging.
While there are many amazing things going ... Read more»
From the very start of the pandemic, business leaders and HR teams have been in shock. Who is impacted? When do we bring people back to the workplace? What are our new work policies? And how do we quickly develop the new communications, work protocols, training, and wellbeing support to keep our people working and ... Read more»
As part of The Big Reset we have been having a series of deep, meaningful conversations with Diversity and Inclusion leaders. And among the many things we’re discovering, one of the most interesting is the enormous focus on Belonging. Diversity is a strategy; Inclusion is a goal; Belonging is a feeling. And a feeling ... Read more»
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»
First, under SAP’s ownership, Qualtrics has been growing like a rocket.
Today SAP sales teams all over the world sell and embed ... Read more»
One of the biggest problems we face is the challenge of Fatigue. And Fatigue has an impact on the Pandemic, our relationships, and our work.
The Pandemic has been going on for almost six months, many of our cities are slipping backward in infection, and the political system in most countries is dysfunctional. Here in ... Read more»
One of the toughest jobs in business is the Chief Diversity Officer.
Why? The Chief Diversity Officer (or Chief Advocacy Officer) is responsible for an enormous topic: the end-to-end diversity, inclusion, and fairness in the company. And this covers a wide set of issues: recruiting, promotion, pay, team behavior, senior leadership, and day to day ... Read more»
Yesterday I read a fascinating study by Dice, one of the leading tech recruitment firms. Amazingly, despite all the talk about Zoom Fatigue and all the challenges with children, dogs, and family distractions at home, people LOVE remote work.
Look at the data. First, almost 2/3 of tech workers would prefer to work at ... Read more»
It’s a strange time. A recent poll of 2,000 Americans found that only 5% believe things are “going well” and 40% believe they’re “going badly.” And new research by Towers Watson shows that employees are more stressed about health and financial security than ever.
But in the middle of all this, another trend has emerged: ... Read more»
One of the most urgent things employees need right now is information. What are my policies for work at home? What is our sick-leave policy? When do I have to come back to work and where? How am I going to get paid this year?
Among all the issues we face in the COVID Pandemic, ... Read more»
It has been quite an exciting year. We formally launched the Josh Bersin Academy in May of 2019, with the intention of being “The Professional Development Academy” for HR professionals around the world. Well, today we are announcing that we have reached more than 10,000 members from more than 90 countries, and the growth ... Read more»
For the last week, I’ve been overwhelmed with feelings about what’s going on. I grew up in a diverse community, went to a mostly-black high school, and live in a highly diverse city. I’ve felt anger, frustration, hopelessness, and sadness all at once.
And then today the New York Times wrote what I have been ... Read more»