Category: Human Resources

The Art of Doing Less

“You can’t manufacture time.”

I recently had a half day meeting with several of the leading HR leaders in Silicon Valley and after many hours of discussion about the future of work, corporate culture, and the role of new HR technologies, the biggest conclusion of all was “we have to do less.”

“The most important ... Read more»

Making the Matrix Work

Over the last year we’ve been doing a lot of research on organizational design. Our newest research shows that 92% of companies are trying to redesign their teams to increase speed and agility, but only 14% seem to know how. Our conclusion, after many months of work, is that companies have to move away from ... Read more»

The Bold New World of Talent: Predictions for 2016

2016 will bring dramatic changes in the world of Human Resources, Learning, Talent Management, and HR technology. Our latest report, Bersin by Deloitte Predictions for 2016, discusses ten predictions for the year ahead.  In this article I will highlight the findings and encourage you to read the study and give us your thoughts.

As ... Read more»

The Use of MOOCs and Online Education is Exploding: Here’s Why

The folks at Class Central just released their data on the growth of online courses (MOOCs) in 2015 and the data is amazing. More than 35 million people enrolled in online courses this year, doubling the enrollments from 2014.  (That’s equal to one out of five working professionals in the US!)

Today there are more ... Read more»

A New Market is Born: Employee Engagement, Feedback, and Culture Apps

As the economy grows and the job market gets hotter, employee engagement and retention has become a top priority. As I discuss in Why Culture the Hottest Topic in Business Today, CEOs are bending over backwards to make their company a “great place to work.” Free food, unlimited vacation, yoga classes, and lavish educational ... Read more»

Feedback is the Killer App

All over the world companies are trying to find new ways to change their performance management practices to improve employee engagement, performance, and development.

Many are eliminating performance ratings, forcing managers to check-in with employees regularly, and rethinking their compensation strategies.  Some are doing pulse surveys, revamping their engagement models, and opening up their internal ... Read more»

Oracle Gains Momentum in the HR Software Market – A Story of Patience and Focus

For more than 35 years Oracle has been a player in the software market. Founded in 1977 as a database and technology company, Oracle is now one of the largest players in all areas of business software.

I recently spent a day with Oracle’s HR software product team and this article details Oracle’s history and ... Read more»

The Simplification of Work: What is HR’s Role?

In our research during the Human Capital trends 2015 project, we found that while more than 2/3 of the companies we talked with are dealing with “the overwhelmed employee,” a similar number told us that their work environment had become “highly complex” or “complex.”  When we asked companies what they were doing about this, we ... Read more»

The Four Keys to Bold HR: Lessons for the Year Ahead

We just finished our 8th annual IMPACT research conference in Florida, and our theme was Bold HR – pushing the envelope on talent and HR practices, reinventing what we do, and starting with a fresh sheet of paper.

Let me start by saying that theme turned out to be perfect. We had more than 500 ... Read more»