As many of you know, I came back from leave about six months ago. Upon returning, numerous people asked me if anything had really changed in my absence—one even went so far as to say, “Does everything just feel like Groundhog Day to you?” The answer is a resounding no. There is so much new […]
I’m so excited about a report we published today: Calculating the True Cost of Voluntary Turnover: The Surprising ROI of Retention. I’ve been wanting to write this report since I joined Bersin in 2013, but my study of retention began many years before then. In February of 2002, in the middle of the recession that […]
Most organizations have a limited view of their workforces in terms of both headcount numbers and costs. While HR typically reports headcount figures, the task of calculating the cost of the workforce is often left to Finance. Unfortunately, many HR groups don’t have the expertise or credibility to report costs and therefore defer to their […]
This year our Predictions for 2015 has some hard-hitting new ideas to consider – in this article I will give you some highlights, and you can download the report here. Top Line: Enormous Changes are Ahead
You know you will need to hire new employees in the new year—but are you ready? Will your competition out-engage you in your marketplace? And what will you do if you cannot find the talent you need when you need it?
Workday Rising, the annual Workday conference for its customers and prospects was held in early November in San Francisco. Attendees heard from Workday executives on upcoming products, from current customers on their deployments and ensuing outcomes, and from vendors and systems integrators on the fit of their solutions with their Workday customers’ technology and implementation […]
Do you have a family member or friend who has been unemployed for six months or longer? Or perhaps underemployed for the last few years? It’s no secret that U.S. workers were hit hard by the Great Recession. One feature that has distinguished this recession from many past ones has been the persistence of long-term […]
Gallup's research shows that only 13% of workers around the world are highly engaged with their work. And it's even lower in the fast growing Asian economies (China is at 6%!). Yet the economy is growing and businesses seem to be hiring almost everywhere. What's going on?
2014 will be an exciting and challenging year for HR, learning, and talent professionals. (Download our 66 page Predictions Report here.) Global economic growth will create a new level of competition for people. HR organizations will shift their focus from cost reduction to retention and engagement. Technology will continue to make the world a smaller […]
I've spent the last several weeks meeting with clients and many have asked me to talk about "the future of HR." In this post I'd like to share some of our findings and give you some perspective for things to think about in 2014. 1. Talent Management Now Defines HR. Over the last ten years […]