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New Bersin &
Associates Research Shows Leadership Development as the Top HR and Talent
Priority; Details Unveiled at IMPACT 2011
Associates Analysts to Provide Sneak Peeks into New Study Findings in Leadership
Development, Talent Acquisition, HR, Learning and HR Technology at Sold-out
Oakland, CA – April 18, 2011 -- Bersin
& Associates, the premier research and consulting firm empowering HR
organizations to drive bottom-line impact, today announced new research that
shows that high-impact organizations are now increasing investment in
leadership development at all levels, and particularly in emerging and
mid-level leaders. Senior Analyst Barb Arth will unveil preliminary findings
regarding this new leadership development research as part of her presentation,
“Leadership Development Essentials for the Next Decade,” at IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent®.
Themed “Building the Borderless Workplace,” the research
firm’s fourth annual conference takes place April 27-28 at the Vinoy® Renaissance® Resort & Golf Club in
St. Petersburg, FL. Online audiences may see a schedule of select sessions that
will be streamed live from the sold-out, fourth annual conference by going to http://www.bersin.com/impact2011streaming/
“We have entered what we call ‘the borderless workplace,’ an
environment in which age, country, gender and organizational boundaries are
going away,” said Josh Bersin, chief executive officer and president, Bersin
& Associates. “Our research shows that this new work environment has
fundamentally changed the role of leadership.
Today’s high-performance leaders must focus on empowering employees at
all levels, creating programs and incentives for knowledge sharing and
innovation, and investing in globalized leadership development programs that
reach professionals at all levels. The
borderless workplace has also transformed the role of recruiting and talent
management: HR and business leaders must
now focus on building a global employment brand, cultivating new candidates
through social networks, and driving employee engagement through career
development and a focus on transparency at all levels.”
Conference attendees will get a preview of findings from
several other recent and soon-to-be-published studies, including:
The High-Impact Learning Organization of
2021: Principal Analyst David Mallon and Senior Analyst Janet Clarey
will use preliminary findings from their upcoming research study identifying
top learning strategies and organizational characteristics that support
consistent, positive business impact to take an exciting look into the future
of learning & development and to provide research-based predictions for
success in the coming decade.
For the first time, online audiences will be able to attend
select keynote and research sessions that will be streamed live from the IMPACT
2011 conference. For more details, go to http://www.bersin.com/impact2011streaming/
An on-site Demo Center will feature
nearly 30 providers with solutions spanning a variety of areas, including
leadership development, talent management, assessment, and recruiting
Full details, including the conference agenda, session
descriptions, speakers and information about the workshops are available at http://impact.bersin.com/Agenda.aspx
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