It’s kind of funny. In the last 120 days companies have gone from “remote work is not encouraged” or “you can work remotely on Friday” to “You can work remotely forever (Twitter)” or “We are a remote-first company(Coinbase)” or “We don’t need you back for a year or so (Facebook, Microsoft, ... Read more»
Category: Human Resources
In November of 2018, LinkedIn acquired Glint, an emerging leader in employee engagement and survey technology. Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time, and now the romance has paid off. Glint and LinkedIn Learning have gotten married.
Let me try to explain.
While the economic numbers still look grim, there are amazing things going on in large companies. I’ve been on the phone with HR leaders from more than 50 large companies over the last six weeks and I see a clear trend: companies are starting to plan their recovery, and it’s happening in three stages.
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The Coronavirus is accelerating one of the biggest business transformations in decades. Yes, it’s a health crisis but for most companies, it’s also an incredible opportunity to transform.
Let’s face it, we’re in a new world. As I described in The Big Reset, remote work is now an integral part of life. Today more than half of Americans are working at home, and studies show that as many as 40 million people will make “work at home” a regular part of their ... Read more»
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 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»
In 2014 I wrote a speech titled “Simply Irresistible,” describing the need to rethink the concepts of employee engagement. That speech, which turned into a research model, described how meaningful work, sound management, an inclusive environment, growth, and leadership were all part of building an irresistible work experience.
Since then there have been ... Read more»
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 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»
Employee Experience (now called EX) has become one of the biggest priorities in business. Faced with skills and people shortages in every industry, companies are bending over backward to make employees’ lives better. And this has set off an enormous industry of consultants, tools, and books focused on the topic.
Let me give you a ... Read more»
As many of you know, the HR Tech space got pretty hot and exciting this year. Workday and ServiceNow each grew at over 30%, SAP acquired Qualtrics for $8 billion, ADP launched its NextGen HCM, and private equity players invested billions of dollars (Kronos, Ultimate Software, Infor, Saba, and others).
Why all this investment? It’s ... Read more»
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»
I’ve been hearing about “employee experience” everywhere. Almost every software vendor, HR consulting firm, and HR executive is trying to figure it out.
Why? Because the concept is very broad and vague, and in some sense it encompasses everything at work.
The term “employee experience” (EX) came out of AirBnB around 2017 when the company ... Read more»