Building engaging onboarding experiences in the context of virtual work

Posted by Denise MoultonMackenzie Wilson, Matt Deruntz on June 5, 2020.

Facing significant workplace disruption, today’s organizations have had to quickly rethink their talent processes and practices. Top of mind for many of these organizations is how best to support remote work. One critical aspect of talent work is the design of virtual onboarding experiences. High-performing organizations1 understand the importance of addressing onboarding as a companywide, integrated initiative that promotes belonging and enables productivity.2 How can organizations use the “new normal” to reconceptualize the traditional onboarding experience to help individuals onboard virtually?

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Adapting Your Cybersecurity Organization for the Future: Insights for the Modern CISO

Posted by Elaine Loo and John Gelinne on May 6, 2020.

computerAs the world becomes increasingly interconnected, cyber is getting bigger, and it’s moving in multiple dimensions across multiple disciplines—beyond an organization’s walls and IT environments and into the products it creates, the factories where it makes them, the spaces where its employees conceive them, and where its customers use them. Cyber is at the center of digital transformation.

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How can leadership development solutions help leaders thrive in uncertain times?

Posted by Bill Latshaw, Matthew Shannon on April 30, 2020.

During times of crisis, long-term planning for future leadership development may seem like a distant thought; however, developing a leadership strategy is still crucial, even while prioritizing immediate needs for business survival. As organizations move through the three stages of crisis management1 —respond, recover, thrive—some will seek out HR technology solutions to help embed and distribute leadership development opportunities into their workers’ milieus. These organizations will find that a wide distribution of leadership growth and continuous learning are twice as effective at anticipating future change and responding to it efficiently.2

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HR Technology’s Role in Activating a Diversity & Inclusion Strategy

Posted by Kathi Enderes, Matthew Shannon on March 6, 2020.

With multiple generations working together and virtual connectivity to talent across the globe, today’s workforce is more diverse than ever. Organizations have much to gain from tapping into this diversity of experience and perspectives. However, 9 out of 10 organizations we surveyed struggle to create an inclusive culture that leverages the power of that diversity to benefit the organization, the workforce, and customers.1

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Two Lessons from Day One at HR Tech


Posted by Matthew Shannon on September 12, 2018.

The end of summer marks the beginning of fall conference season for HR professionals. This week brings one of the largest annual gatherings of HR professionals and solution providers: the HR Technology Conference1 in Las Vegas (HR Tech, as it is commonly known). This year’s event takes place in a conference center the size of seven football fields! With that amount of experience and exciting new technology in one place, there is certainly a lot to learn over the course of the week. As such, the Bersin team is on hand to gather and share insights with those in attendance and those still at home. Below are two lessons about the evolving vendor landscape I took away from day one at HR Tech.

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Prediction 2: Accelerating digital transformation will force new leadership models


Posted by Josh Bersin on January 16, 2018.

According to Deloitte’s latest research with MIT, more than 70 percent of companies today are transforming their products and services into “digital businesses.”1 This doesn’t mean they are just building apps and installing new systems. They are realizing they must transform their products and services to become more digital in nature, which in turn creates a need to be more service-centric, agile, experimental, and data-driven. Additionally, a digital transformation demands new technical skills, skills in DevOps, and skills in user design, experience design, mobile applications, and other forms of web security and infrastructure.

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