Category: Human Resources

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»

SAP To Spin-Off Qualtrics. Yes, The Experience Market Is That Hot

This week SAP, which is now worth nearly $200B, decided to spin off its $8 Billion acquisition of Qualtrics, which happened less than two years ago. Why? Here’s what’s going on.

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»

The Long Road Ahead: Thriving Through Fatigue

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»

Chief Diversity Officer: The Toughest Job in Business

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»

For Techies, Remote Work Is Great. And Benefits Even Better Than We Thought.

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»

Despite The Pandemic, Employee Engagement is Skyrocketing

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»

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Josh Bersin Academy Reaches 10,000 Users: The World’s Home For HR

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»

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Have We Failed Black America? Its Now A Time For Corporate Citizenship.

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»

Injustice and Demonstrations: Will The Pandemic Help Or Hurt?

As violent and asymmetric as the pandemic has been, we’ve had a lot of conversations about the positives. People are spending more time with their families, business leaders are more empathetic, and companies are trying harder than ever to create a safe and financially healthy workplace.

Well this week we take a step backwards, and ... Read more»

Thriving In The Pandemic: Lessons From The World Happiness Study

One of the biggest topics I talk with HR leaders about is the massive culture shift taking place in business. CEOs are becoming Chief Empathy Officers; companies are asking employees to take sick days and vacation; it’s now ok to work at home and spend time with your children; and wellbeing and health have ... Read more»

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Has Remote Work (WAH) Already Become A Fad?

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»

Glint And LinkedIn Learning Get Married: What A Great Couple

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.

Glint is a fast-growing company in the employee ... Read more»

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COVID-19 May Be The Best Thing That Ever Happened To Employee Engagement

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.

Consider a bizarre thought. In the middle of a pandemic, our research now shows that companies are treating their employees better than ever. And employee engagement, a ... Read more»