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Lessons from the Best: 2012 Bersin & Associates Learning Leaders

Lessons from the Best: 2012 Bersin & Associates Learning Leaders

Back in 2006 we had a dream of building a new type of industry recognition program that would use the rigor of our research to recognize leading L&D, HR, and talent management programs around the world. This program, which we call the Bersin & Associates Learning Leaders®, is now in its sixth year and ... Read more»

LinkedIn IPO – A Radical Transformation in Corporate Recruiting Begins

LinkedIn IPO – A Radical Transformation in Corporate Recruiting Begins

Today LinkedIn announced its long-awaited IPO.  The numbers tell a story: this company is going to radically transform corporate recruiting.

Here are a few of the important statistics to consider.

What it is: LinkedIn positions itself as a social network for professionals (“professionals are defined as individuals with a career, built on distinctive qualifications”) – ... 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»

Thoughts from the 2009 HR Technology Conference

Thoughts from the 2009 HR Technology Conference

Once each year we travel to Chicago to gather with Bill Kutik and dozens of HR vendors to see the latest and greatest technologies applied to human resources.

HR Technology ConferenceThis year’s conference was as exciting as ever, with many product announcements and exciting innovations to see.   Madeline Laurano, our principal analyst in talent acquisition, is ... 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»

Doing Less with Less

Doing Less with Less

In preparation for our upcoming research conference IMPACT 2009: The Business of Talent®, I just finished a conference call with six executives from well known HR and corporate training outsourcing companies:  Accenture, Convergys, General Physics, Intrepid Learning Solutions, NIIT, and RWD.  Together, these six companies represent more than a billion ... Read more»

Informal Learning becomes Formal

Informal Learning becomes Formal

informallearningIt’s now official. After surveying our entire research membership and having more than 30 conversations with leading HR and learning leaders (including with Xerox, Accenture, British Telecom, Edward Jones, Department of Defense, and Network Appliance), I am now 100% convinced that “informal learning” has become “formal.”  That is, if you want to build a high-impact, ... Read more»

Learning Outsourcing Marches Ahead:  New Economics

Learning Outsourcing Marches Ahead: New Economics

We have always regarded the term “learning outsourcing” as a misnomer.  The very nature of a training function requires that many of the topics, programs, and solutions are outsourced – after all, training managers are expected to be able to train and support every function in the company.  How can they possibly do this without ... Read more»