Category: Corporate Culture

An Economic Tipping Point in Corporate Talent Strategies

An Economic Tipping Point in Corporate Talent Strategies

Each quarter for the last several years we have published TalentWatch®, a comprehensive look at talent trends in organizations around the world. Bersin & Associates TalentWatch This report, which is only available to research members, looks at several key topics:

  • Business performance against plan
  • Expectations for future growth
  • Job openings and expected growth
  • Talent readiness by job role
  • Leadership
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The Woman-Powered Economy

The Woman-Powered Economy

There are many demographic changes taking place in the US workforce today.  Perhaps one of the most profound and personal is the rapid growth of women in the working population.  This month “The Shriver Report” is being released – a comprehensive look at the growing role of women in the world of work.   ... Read more»

You Cut Costs:  Now Build a Long Term Roadmap

You Cut Costs: Now Build a Long Term Roadmap

This week we met with the head of L&D from a large financial services institution. This company, like many others, has just completed a wrenching reorganization and redesign of its global learning organization to save money. In this particular case the company is also integrating the L&D teams from several acquired companies.

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Oracle Acquires Sun:  A Lesson in Corporate Culture

Oracle Acquires Sun: A Lesson in Corporate Culture

For those of us who have been in the software industry for a while, Oracle’s acquisition of Sun represents a bigOracle-Sunmilestone in the evolution of the the computing industry.    Why did the IBM-Sun merger fail?  Why was Oracle willing to pay so much more for the company than IBM?

While there are many business ... Read more»