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

Why Salary.com Won the 2009 HR Technology Shootout

Josh Bersin

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» The post Why Salary.com Won the 2009 HR Technology Shootout appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

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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.

Are you still hiring like it's 2009?

BerniePortal

At that time, employers had far more leverage in the hiring process, which meant there was less incentive to develop optimized hiring processes that attracted a lot of quality applicants quickly. It may be because your hiring process is stuck in 2009. Check out this column in Recruiter : Many small and mid-sized businesses are struggling to stay fully staffed.

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. You can also access the newsletter directly on our website, at this link. 2009 has been tough year for just about everyone we know. Please send your thoughts to us at any time. We welcome comments on any of these articles. The holidays are upon us – and we’re ringing out the old year, looking forward to the new one.

2010 Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction Released

Josh Bersin

Core HR Systems applicant tracking ats authoria CornerstoneOnDemand Halogen Software iCIMS Oracle PeopleClick Plateau Saba salary.com successfactors SumTotal talent management software talent management suites taleo ultimate software

Aramark: Talent Management at its Finest

Josh Bersin

Aramark is one of the country’s most well-run, talent-driven companies - and they are proof that talent management, when done well, is one of the most important business strategies a company. 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

Most kids I know would check out that urban legend at Snopes before sending it on, while most adults don't even know what Snopes is. They relish disproving and questioning facts, like young people always have, but for once, they actually have tools at their finger tips that allow them to do it easily and at will. I think that before we start preaching to kids that they need to develop their critical thinking, we need to take a good hard look in the mirror at ourselves.

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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.

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.

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

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

Conversation Matters

One was that it was happening at all, because to the Army, doctrine is close to sacred. It is written by doctrine specialists and then verified and authenticated at many levels within the hierarchy. But let me begin at the beginning of the story. There were many “What Ifs” brought up: What if the ATTP says, “Be at least 15 feet away from where the grenade lands” and some Soldier decides to change it to 5 feet and then his comrades die because of his change?

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.

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

The Bamboo Project Blog

Have to say, there wasn't a great deal of nodding at this point! I then got them to imagine a really great learning experience that they'd had while they were at school or university and what made it great. People are quick to blame the tool, rather than looking first at their own behavior with it. I can blame PowerPoint or I can look at what Tom Kuhlmann and Cathy Moore do with it and rethink my strategies.

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10 Questions for Your Reflective Practice

The Bamboo Project Blog

What gets you up in the morning or keeps you awake at night? 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.

SuccessFactors Rebrands Itself Business Execution Software

Josh Bersin

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

An "Admirable Use" Policy

The Bamboo Project Blog

And I have to say that I'm consistently amazed at how imaginative people are in identifying potential problems. We know that creativity at work results from exploring a variety of questions and answers across disciplines and we support your ability to do this. 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.

We Learn (When We Listen) When We Talk

Conversation Matters

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? Johnson and Johnson, researchers at the University of Michigan, who have conducted studies of conversations, explain it this way. “In 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.

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. 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. Take a hard look at it: For starters look at the meaning of that ubiquitous phase, “Are their any questions?” But there is a much better way for audience members to talk at a presentation.

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

The Bamboo Project Blog

There are no long explanations on the theory or history of peeling bananas--just straight to the task at hand. It's teaching something useful--at least for banana eaters and lovers of efficiency. 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.

Are Knowledge Workers the New "Blue Collar" Workers?

The Bamboo Project Blog

At best, creativity for most knowledge workers occurs on the edges. This is to say that when we look at information, we tend to see existing patterns and try to force the information into those patterns, as opposed to looking at the information itself and finding the patterns. It's only a matter of time before they get better at these tasks. At worst, having them can signify a person who asks too many questions and has too many ideas.

Why Values and Philosophy Matter: How AAA Competes with Google

Josh Bersin

This week I had a series of conversations with some top talent acquisition leaders at several major companies about their programs and strategies over the last year. In each case they discussed the. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

October Jobs Report Reveals Highest Wage Growth Since 2009

Extensis

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

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Do We Really Need So Many Kinds of Social Media?

Conversation Matters

I recently spoke at the 2009 Army Knowledge Management Conference. In preparation for that event I had the opportunity to spend some time looking at the way the Army is using social media including: • How CompanyCommand is using milSpace. • The new process in place at the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) to disseminate lessons learned as well as new techniques for collecting and analyzing those lessons. •

The State of Learning and Talent Measurement: A Work in Process

Josh Bersin

Report available here at no charge.) In April we published our bi-annual State of Learning and Talent Measurement research and again the news is mixed. A few tidbits for you to think about: Only. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Your Guide to Job Search and Personal Branding on Twitter

The Bamboo Project Blog

Ignore this section at your own risk. at least it shows you're one of the cool kids. Twitter --the 140 character social networking site--is becoming increasingly useful for job seekers. It doesn't work for everyone, of course, but it can certainly turbo-charge your networking, a key strategy for successful job hunting. It can also be an effective part of your personal branding campaign.

Bringing the Flow of Knowledge to a Standstill by Speaking with Conviction

Conversation Matters

For example, he started the sentence with “Look” which we tend to use to express exasperation; his claim that, “I’ve spent years studying Iran” is a jab at the listener’s lesser experience; the term, “I know” signals that this topic is not up for question. If our speaker could agree, at least in principle, that “there is always a possibility” then he would be able to act his way into a change in thinking – to “act as if.”

Twitter Hating

The Bamboo Project Blog

At once. At 45, I have plenty of other things to worry about. But Twitter brings us within sight of an apotheosis of those aspects of American culture that have become all too familiar in recent years: look-at-me adolescent neediness, constant-contact media addiction, birdlike attention-span compression and vapidity to the point of depravity. I've tried to love Twitter. I really have. Everyone's Twittering and I keep thinking I'm missing out on something.

The Five Forces of Enterprise 2.0 Adoption

Transparent Office

As Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein argue brilliantly in Nudge , human beings aren't "Econs"--the idealized profit-maximizers at the center of the economic theory. Looking at personal motivation in the workplace, I see five fundamental forces that shape why we do what we do: Learning - Having new experiences, getting exposure to new situations, acquiring new skills. What makes individuals and organizations embrace Enterprise 2.0?

Quotes to Energize Your Monday!

QAspire

Once in a month, I spend some good time reading books at Crossword. The ambience at Crossword is so good for reading, I have to push myself out. Joy By Tanmay Vora , November 16, 2009 @ 7:59 am Hi Joy - thanks for stopping by. By Devdeep, November 16, 2009 @ 12:21 pm Hello Sir, Thanks for this article. Devdeep By Tanmay Vora , November 16, 2009 @ 2:33 pm Devdeep - for sure. Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Quotes to Energize Your Monday!

Do Employees Need Social Media Guidelines?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Long story short, a VP at a major marketing firm tweeted this message upon arriving in Memphis to meet with a major client--FedEx: True confession but i’m in one of those towns where I scratch my head and say “I would die if I had to live here!” We are confident however, it is enough to expect a greater level of respect and awareness from someone in your position as a vice president at a major global player in your industry.

Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

The Bamboo Project Blog

Mastery: The desire to get better at something that matters. As an instructional designer and facilitator, I find that I tend work on the kind of learning that is more likely to connect to these three dimensions--I have NO interest in doing compliance training and avoid it at all costs. An interesting post over on Presentation Zen about Dan Pink's TED Talk on motivation, that Garr summarizes nicely: We don't need sweeter carrots and sharper sticks, Dan says.

Borrowing from the Library to Support Workplace Learning

The Bamboo Project Blog

Joyce Valenza is a librarian rockstar who also happens to be the head librarian at my daughter's high school. A couple of that jumped out at me. A recent post she wrote for the School Library Journal on strategies for teaching and using social media showed up in my Twitter feed the other day. It turns out there are were some cool ideas in it that I think would translate well to workplace learning. Moving Beyond One Trick Single Search.

Autonomy, Mastery and Purpose

The Bamboo Project Blog

Mastery: The desire to get better at something that matters. As an instructional designer and facilitator, I find that I tend work on the kind of learning that is more likely to connect to these three dimensions--I have NO interest in doing compliance training and avoid it at all costs. An interesting post over on Presentation Zen about Dan Pink's TED Talk on motivation, that Garr summarizes nicely: We don't need sweeter carrots and sharper sticks, Dan says.

Enterprise 2.0: Skip the Pilot

Transparent Office

What that means is that a representative small-scale sample is an accurate predictor of adoption and value at full scale. The value delivered to each individual participant is exponentially smaller than it would be at full scale, and the ways that people will use the tool are different. But you can only do them if you're piloting the tools in a way that you'll really learn from: at enterprise scale Get out your pitchforks, I'm about to commit Enterprise 2.0 heresy.

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