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Oakland, CA – February 24, 2010 – Bersin & Associates, the only research and advisory firm focused solely on enterprise learning, talent management, and talent acquisition, today announced that it has been awarded a United States General Services Administration (GSA) Schedule contract, number GS02F0071W. The five-year contract enables Bersin & Associates to be listed on an approved GSA Schedule to provide Federal government customers with Bersin & Associates’ WhatWorks® research memberships, strategic consulting services, and a selection of research studies. "We are very pleased to make our research and advisory services available through the GSA," said Josh Bersin, president. “Government HR and learning organizations are faced with many challenges, such as delivering critical training efficiently, leveraging new technologies for integrated talent management, and recruiting and developing leaders. Our resources are designed as a decision-support resource and to increase the impact of learning- and talent-related organizations, programs, and processes.” Upcoming research includes a major study of learning in the federal market to be published in spring of 2010. This report, part of Bersin & Associates’ Factbook series, will provide detailed benchmarking data on training spending, staffing, and programs within federal agencies. The company’s 2010 research plan covers topics of particular importance to federal agencies, such as change management, improving pay for performance, leadership development, and succession management. Government agencies that are Bersin & Associates WhatWorks® members include the National Security Agency (NSA), U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Department of Energy, Office of Personnel Management, and Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
Federal agencies can obtain information about Bersin & Associates’ offerings on the GSA Advantage web site at: www.gsaadvantage.gov (search for Contract Number: GS02F0071W) or by contacting contact Mike Cooke at email@example.com or (561) 455-0622 x213.
About Bersin & AssociatesBersin & Associates is the only research and advisory firm focused solely on research in enterprise learning, talent management, and talent acquisition. The company’s WhatWorks® membership program offers actionable guidance, improves operational effectiveness, and delivers business impact to companies in all industry segments. Bersin & Associates research members gain access to a comprehensive library of best practices, case studies, benchmarks, and in-depth market analyses designed to assist professionals in making fast and confident decisions. Members also have direct access to analysts; a wide range of tested tools and models to address both strategic and day-to-day challenges; and supplemental advisory services for strategy and planning, technology selection and procurement, and benchmarking are available to members. More than 5,000 organizations worldwide have used Bersin & Associates’ research and advisory services to guide talent and corporate learning strategies. Research areas include planning and strategy, learning programs and delivery, talent management, leadership development and succession planning, talent acquisition, technology and infrastructure, informal learning, social networking, measurement and analytics. For more information, go to www.bersin.com or call 561 455 0622.