LMS 2009 Research Released

Josh Bersin

Today, at our IMPACT 2009 Research Conference, we released our 2009 Learning Management Systems research which details the pivotal changes taking place in the market for corporate learning platforms. Tags: Enterprise Learning LMS, LCMS Learning On-Demand learning management systems lms 2009

Thoughts from the 2009 HR Technology Conference

Josh Bersin

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. This year’s conference was as exciting. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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Seeing the Constellations: Thoughts from IMPACT 2009

Josh Bersin

We just completed our IMPACT® 2009 Research Conference in Florida, which brought together over 300 top HR and L&D leaders from around the world. One of the things I talked about in my keynote is. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Why Salary.com Won the 2009 HR Technology Shootout

Josh Bersin

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. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Your HR and L&D Career in 2009: The Career Factbook

Josh Bersin

How has the Human Resources and Training and Development profession changed in the last few years? What are the real motivations and career paths for people in our profession? How do people move. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Predicting 2009

Workday

As I sat down to think about the year to come, what’s interesting is that in spite of all the talk of global uncertainty there are some things about 2009 that seem pretty crystal clear. Cliche, perhaps, but please indulge me as we start the year. Let me know if you agree

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Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: December 2009

Future of Work

This is the December 2009 issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. 2009 has been tough year for just about everyone we know. We welcome comments on any of these articles. You can also access the newsletter directly on our website, at this link. The holidays are upon us – and we’re ringing out the old year, looking forward to the new one. We—all of us together—have had to face a multitude of tough challenges and even tougher decisions.

Happy Diwali 2009

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Happy Diwali 2009 It’s that time of the year when our hearts are filled with love and warmth – I wish all readers of this blog, a “VERY HAPPY DIWALI”. Photo Courtesy: mar00ned’s Flickr stream Tags: Diwali , Diwali 2009 , Happy Diwali Improvement & Development | Tanmay October 17, 2009 10 Comments By tnvora (Tanmay Vora) , October 17, 2009 @ 4:23 pm Twitter Comment What does Indian festival of DIWALI represent?

QAspire Blog 2009 – Essential Posts Redux

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer QAspire Blog 2009 – Essential Posts Redux When the year ends, we tend to retrospect. February 2009: Experiences and Learning on Respecting people This essential post touched upon the issue of respecting people at workplace. March 2009: Personal Leadership - It shines in difficult times We are all leaders - but our education, upbringing and organization structures suppresses our leadership traits.

People not just Megawatts: The Vestas Story

Josh Bersin

Tags: Leadership Development vestas Learning Programs impact 2009 Talent Management Performance Management Enterprise Learning onboarding

Work Design Collaborative and Realcomm Team Up for Realcomm Summit 2009

Future of Work

Prescott, Arizona – April 21, 2009 – Work Design Collaborative, LLC, is pleased to announce that we are partnering with Realcomm Conference Group, LLC , a global leader in providing education, information and networking opportunities for the commercial real estate industry, to present a work design summit at Realcomm 2009. The Future of Work | Mobile Workforce Summit” will be held Monday, June 22, 2009, from 1:00 to 5:00pm at the Chicago Hyatt Regency. “We

From E-Learning to We-Learning

Josh Bersin

The corporate training industry is undergoing some major changes. Over last few months we have been involved in many discussions with organizations about the tremendous needs to build, manage, and. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Learning Culture Learning On-Demand Learning Programs cisco citrix e-learning facebook linkedin microsoft Plateau Saba sun taleo we-learning webex

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Modern Corporate Training: The Enterprise Learning Framework

Josh Bersin

Over the last year or so we have talked with hundreds of companies about their desire to transform their corporate training programs to take advantage of social networking, knowledge management, Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Learning Culture Learning On-Demand Learning Programs enterprise learning framework

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

Josh Bersin

I 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. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Informal Learning becomes Formal

Josh Bersin

It’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, Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. bt peter butler accenture Learning Culture Saba josh bersin department of defense informal learning CornerstoneOnDemand network appliance british telecom Learning 2.0

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Talent Management Software Market shows Signs of Life

Josh Bersin

Billion by the end of 2009. Even in this year’s terrible economy, the Talent Management Software market continues to show signs of life. We estimate this important market will reach around $2.4 Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

SuccessFactors vs. Taleo – The Gorillas for 2010

Josh Bersin

As we recap 2009 and look ahead to 2010 in the market for talent management software, two gorillas have emerged: Taleo and SuccessFactors. While together these companies make up less than 20% of. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

The Coaching & Development Model of Management Proves Itself Again

Josh Bersin

From the 2009 Talent Management Factbook®, n=780 organizations). The top issue on the minds of HR leaders today is the need to “rebuild a culture of performance&# in their organizations. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Forget the Kids--It's the Adults Online Who Need Critical Thinking Skills

The Bamboo Project Blog

Stephen Downes points to a column by Larry Magid on the need for today's young people to develop critical thinking skills that will help them better evaluate what they read online. In it, Magid talks about the fact that in the old days" of mass media we had "trusted" news sources that we could generally rely on for the "truth." With the proliferation of media in the Internet age, this has changed.

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The Talent Management Software Slump

Josh Bersin

We have been carefully looking at the Talent Management Software market over the last few weeks, and the first quarter of 2009 was a bit of a disaster. The market for performance and succession. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Doing Less with Less

Josh Bersin

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. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Talent Strategies which make you “Ready for Change”

Josh Bersin

I am in the process of preparing my keynote speech for our upcoming research conference, IMPACT 2009: The Business of Talent®, and what I plan to discuss is how enduring organizations build talent. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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

Josh Bersin

Today 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. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

October Jobs Report Reveals Highest Wage Growth Since 2009

Extensis

The data from the October Jobs Report was highly anticipated, and the statistics are very encouraging as we move towards the end of 2018. Let’s take a closer look at the results

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If the Army Can Put Its Doctrine Up On a Wiki, You've Got No Excuse

Conversation Matters

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of watching an astounding event - a room full of Soldiers typing Army doctrine onto a wiki so that Soldiers in the field could make changes as they were discovering new and better tactics in the midst of fighting a war. There were a couple of amazing things about this event. One was that it was happening at all, because to the Army, doctrine is close to sacred.

Is your organization “architected for change?”

Josh Bersin

I am in the process of preparing my keynote speech for our upcoming research conference, IMPACT 2009: The Business of Talent®, and what I plan to discuss is how enduring organizations build talent. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

How to reduce costs? Better measure training to help cut expenses.

Josh Bersin

Our just-released TalentWatch® research (Winter 2009) found that 61% of all organizations now rate “financial pressure to cut costs&# as one of their top two. Ok we know times are tough. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Predictions for Corporate Learning and Talent Management in 2010

Josh Bersin

It’s here, our Corporate Learning and Talent Management Predictions for 2010. Each year for the last six years we have published an in-depth report on our predictions for the coming year. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

It's Not the Tool That's Boring. It's You.

The Bamboo Project Blog

Great post from Sarah Horrigan on a training she did with University staff on using virtual learning environments (VLE's). Apparently there were complaints prior to the session about VLEs being "boring," that Sarah decided to face head on, pointing out that it's not the VLE that's boring. It's what instructors do with it. I asked, 'How many of you put your lecture PowerPoints in the VLE?'. Lots of hands. How many of you provide anything more than your lecture notes?

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Deep vs. Wide: The New Career Strategy

Josh Bersin

Times are tough. Today we learn of another 590,000 jobs lost and US unemployment rises to 7.6%. We seem to be getting several emails each week from high powered HR or L&D professionals who have. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

A Rant on “Are There Any Questions?”

Conversation Matters

Every good speaker knows that at the end of a presentation, you have to leave time for questions. Hogwash! Leaving time for questions is the worse learning process we could have invented. We’ve all been brainwashed into the pseudo learning theory that asking for questions at the end of a presentation makes it a better learning experience for the audience. Wrong!

An Economic Tipping Point in Corporate Talent Strategies

Josh Bersin

Each quarter for the last several years we have published TalentWatch®, a comprehensive look at talent trends in organizations around the world. This report, which is only available to research. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

We Learn (When We Listen) When We Talk

Conversation Matters

The title is a bit of an exaggeration, but intended to make the point that contrary to common belief, our own articulation of an idea adds to our understanding of that idea. At face value that doesn’t make much sense, after all we must know what we think about an issue; how else are we able to talk about it? But the reality is that what we don’t necessarily know what we know.

10 Questions for Your Reflective Practice

The Bamboo Project Blog

Meredith Levinson has posted a series of 6 excellent questions to identify change agents and innovators during a job interview that she got from Amanda Hite, founder and president of recruiting and HR consulting firm Talent Revolution. It occurs to me that these six questions would also be great thought starters for both individual and organizational reflective practice. They are: What do you do to build, manage and maintain your network? If I Google you, what will I find?

The LMS Market: Hotter than Ever

Josh Bersin

In the last 60 days I’ve had the opportunity to attend five major industry events which cover corporate learning: user group meetings at Plateau, Saba, SumTotal and Taleo and the HR Technology. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

An "Admirable Use" Policy

The Bamboo Project Blog

Will Richardson has an excellent post, Don't, Don't, Don't vs. Do, Do, Do , in which he muses on "acceptable use" policies of social media in schools and how restrictive and anti-learning they can be. Having spent the past several months working with clients on integrating social media into their organizations, this post really resonated with me.

2010 Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction Released

Josh Bersin

After almost a year of effort we just released our first-ever Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction research. We will be publishing this annually, with next year’s results to. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

The Amazing Business Impact of Superior Talent Management

Josh Bersin

For the last several years HR and Corporate Training managers have been desperately seeking ways to cost-justify their increasing investments in talent management programs, processes, and systems. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

SuccessFactors Rebrands Itself Business Execution Software

Josh Bersin

This week SuccessFactors took a somewhat bold move by relaunching itself as a “Business Execution&# software company. This idea, which is not at all new (The Balanced Scorecard. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

"How to Open a Banana Like a Monkey": The Anatomy of a Good Training Video

The Bamboo Project Blog

Why this video works (in no particular order): It's short--less than a minute. It reminds us of how we usually peel a banana and the problems with it. There is a demonstration of the old, bad way to peel and then the new, wonderful way--both clearly depicted, accompanied by a verbal description using simple language. There are no long explanations on the theory or history of peeling bananas--just straight to the task at hand.

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