Category: Talent Strategy

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»

Discussions with our Research Members:  Five Topics to Watch for 2010

Discussions with our Research Members: Five Topics to Watch for 2010

FiveI just finished a research member roundtable with some of our major clients and want to share five big issues we see emerging for 2010:

1.  Diversity as a talent management strategy.

Nearly all of our clients mentioned that their talent management strategy now includes diversity.  The definition of diversity is broad:  it includes age, ... Read more»

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
... 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»

Taleo 10:  Taleo Becomes an End-to-End Talent Management Software Company

Taleo 10: Taleo Becomes an End-to-End Talent Management Software Company

TodayTaleo 10 Taleo announced Taleo 10, the company’s new product family name for Taleo Enterprise Recruiting, Taleo Performance, Taleo Compensation, and Taleo Development.  Yes, today Taleo formally announced that the company is in the end-to-end “Unified Talent Management” platform market. Did the company just roll a “strike?”

Let me give our readers a few key highlights, ... Read more»

SuccessFactors Rebrands Itself Business Execution Software

SuccessFactors Rebrands Itself Business Execution Software

This week SuccessFactors Positioningtook a somewhat bold move by relaunching itself as a “Business Execution” software company.  This idea, which is not new (The Balanced Scorecard Initiative® has been working on tools for this for many years), is to reposition the company’s performance and talent management software as a way to build strong alignment ... Read more»

Protected: Why Values and Philosophy Matter:  How An Auto Club Competes with Google

Protected: Why Values and Philosophy Matter: How An Auto Club Competes with Google

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Are Customers Satisfied with Talent Management Software?  Find out.

Are Customers Satisfied with Talent Management Software? Find out.

As theCustomer Satisfaction talent management software industry continues to grow and mature, it is time to ask some critical questions.

How well do these systems really work? How well do they drive value? Do they meet customer expectations? And what can vendors, customers, and consultants do to create higher levels of satisfaction and ROI?

We will ... 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»

The Amazing Business Impact of Superior Talent Management

The Amazing Business Impact of Superior Talent Management

For the last several years HR and Corporate Training managers have been desperately seeking ways toReturn on Investment cost-justify their increasing investments in talent management programs, processes, and systems. And many vendors have tried to develop cost-justification models and case studies which prove its business impact.

Today, with our launch of the 2009 Talent Management Factbook®, ... Read more»