Category: Succession Management

The Alternative Workforce: It Isn’t So Alternative Any More

Over the last few years we’ve talked extensively about the alternative workforce; contract, contingent, gig, and crowd-sourced workers. Well, we now know that this workforce is bigger than you think.

First, only 42% of companies tell us they use primarily full-time employees. The others have a wide range of contractors, part-time employees, and gig ... Read more»

YouEarnedIt Acquires HighGround: Performance Management Market Heats Up

As I described in an article a few weeks ago, innovation in performance management reigns. The annual appraisal is going the way of the dinosaur and almost every company I talk with is focusing on continuous conversations, agile and transparent goals, and new culture-based models for coaching, career development, and skills improvement. The big ... Read more»

Becoming Simply Irresistible Part 2: Supportive Management

As our Simply Irresistible model shows below, there are five essential elements of employee success: meaningful work, supportive management, a humane work environment, growth opportunities, and trust in leadership. In this article (the second of five, you can read the first here), I’ll discuss the issue of management.

Fig 1: Bersin by Deloitte ... Read more»

Why you should come to IMPACT on April 10-13…

Why you should come to IMPACT on April 10-13…

We are all getting excited about our upcoming research conference IMPACT 2012:  The Business of Talent®.

There are seats left, but the conference will likely sell out (as it has in prior years), so let me give a few big reasons to take a few days of your valuable time and come to the ... Read more»

We are Greater than Me: Building an Agile Organization

We are Greater than Me: Building an Agile Organization

Late last year I attended two major talent and leadership conferences in Stockholm. At these events I had the opportunity to meet with various HR leaders at Electrolux, Ericsson, Logica, BT, Maersk, Grundfos, Unicredit, Bertelsman, and others. What I learned is something important that we are building into a broad research framework I plan to ... Read more»

BersinBasics Pioneers a New Way to Learn the Fundamentals of Talent Management

BersinBasics Pioneers a New Way to Learn the Fundamentals of Talent Management

We all know that talent management is a hot topic in business today.  SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion demonstrates how important this market is to businesses around the world.

But ultimately it isn’t software that drives business results: it’s the practices of talent management that matters.  Our research shows that companies which ... Read more»

Succession Management at IBM, Contrasted with Apple and HP

Succession Management at IBM, Contrasted with Apple and HP

Today Ginni Rometty was announced as the new CEO of IBM, marking a significant transition at IBM and celebrating the company’s first female top executive.   This transition shows an example of world-class succession management.  It was predictable (IBM CEO’s leave their jobs at the age of 60) and shows the results of years of development ... Read more»

The Real Succession Plan for Steve Jobs:  Apple Thinks Different with Apple University

The Real Succession Plan for Steve Jobs: Apple Thinks Different with Apple University

This week’s announcement of Steve Jobs’ succession to Chairman puts the topic of success management back on the front page.  When such a strong leader steps aside, how does Apple maintain its admired culture of innovation, execution, and business growth?  There is more here than turning over the reigns to Tim Cook:  Apple has a ... Read more»

IMPACT 2011:  Live Streaming – Mark your Calendar

IMPACT 2011: Live Streaming – Mark your Calendar

Next week we launch IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent®, our fourth annual research conference.

For those of you who follow our blogs and our research, the conference is sold out. But if you would like the excitement of attending the conference virtually, our marketing team has put together a wonderful opportunity for you ... Read more»

Why I Hope to See You at IMPACT 2011, our Fourth Annual Research Conference

Why I Hope to See You at IMPACT 2011, our Fourth Annual Research Conference

On April 26-28, in beautiful St. Petersburg Florida, we will be holding our fourth annual research conference, IMPACT 2011:  The Business of Talent. I would really encourage you to join us.

Here is why.

1.  This is the only conference in the talent management, training, and systems marketplace which is 100% focused on providing you ... Read more»

A New Talent Management Framework

A New Talent Management Framework

The concept of  “Integrated Talent Management” became popular around five years ago – and since then organizations have used this phrase to describe an integrated approach to recruiting, development, performance management, compensation, development planning, and learning.   The goal here is not only to make the Human Resources function operate more efficiently, but more importantly to ... Read more»

Why Talent Mobility Matters

Why Talent Mobility Matters

One of the most daunting talent management challenges in organizations is something we call “talent mobility” – the ability of an organization to enable and direct the movement of people from role to role.   In today’s business environment this includes lateral movement, upward movement within a role, movement into leadership, movement into international or global ... Read more»

Why Salary.com Won the 2009 HR Technology Shootout

Why Salary.com Won the 2009 HR Technology Shootout

For the last two Octobers we have travelled to the HR Technology Conference to see four HR software providers show off their software in the Talent Management Shootout. While the Shootout is a relatively short event at 75 minutes (each vendor gets about a total of 10-15 minutes of demonstration time), there are often as ... Read more»

Employers Capitulate on Business Slowdown – The Turnaround is Coming

Employers Capitulate on Business Slowdown – The Turnaround is Coming

In our Q2 TalentWatch® Dow Jones - July 2007-July 2009research report (TalentWatch is Bersin & Associates business research on employment, hiring, talent readiness, and investment trends, available to research members) we see definite signs that business leaders in most industries have now lowered their expectations and essentially “capitulated” on the 2009 recession.  This means that companies have stopped looking ... Read more»

Talent Mobility:  What it is and why organizations need it

Talent Mobility: What it is and why organizations need it

Talent MobilityOne of the themes of our exciting new Succession Management research is what we call “transparent talent mobility.”  It’s an important new concept in talent management, and one which came to us after more than a year of research into various succession management programs.

Let me start with the underlying issue: today, and on into ... Read more»