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New BersinTools Empower Human Resources, Learning, and Talent Management Professionals to Transform Bersin & Associates Research into Actionable Business Practices

First Tool Set Focuses on Building High-impact Learning Culture

Oakland, CA – November 15, 2011 - Bersin & Associates, the premier research and consulting firm empowering Human Resource (HR) organizations to drive bottom-line impact, today introduced BersinTools, a new product line made up of highly graphical, actionable tools to help HR, Learning & Development and Talent Management professionals apply the findings of Bersin & Associates research to their everyday business and talent challenges.

Composed of “Smart Chart” research summary infographics, Decision Charts, and Worksheets for organizational assessment - and augmenting existing RFP templates and vendor selection guides - these tools enable member companies to quickly understand, apply and communicate the value of Bersin & Associates’ world-class research.

The initial tool set helps members build a high-impact learning culture in their organizations. Bersin & Associates research shows that High-impact Learning Culture (HILC) organizations drive 37 percent higher employee productivity, are 34 percent more cost competitive, and have 30 percent higher customer satisfaction than their peers.

"We see a continual and growing need for tools that empower our members to quickly understand key concepts and findings, assess their organizations against best-practices, and implement action plans based on our world-class industry research,” said Josh Bersin, chief executive officer and president, Bersin & Associates. “To meet this need, we are aggressively expanding our performance support for members by adding 14 brand new, highly graphical, research-validated, easy-to-use tools. We will continue to expand these tools to cover all our major research programs.”

HILC tools include:

  • “Smart Chart” research overviews designed to help members understand the important principles and content in Bersin & Associates Research, using infographics and other easy to read graphical formats
  • Decision charts that provide guidelines, strategies and WhatWorks® examples that help members apply information in the research to workshops, coaching sessions, organizational assessments, vendor selections, and many other scenarios faced by HR and L&D professionals every day
  • Worksheets built to help members assess their organization against best practices, identify the highest-impact strategies, and communicate the core concepts of talent management throughout their organization

BersinTools are available exclusively to Bersin & Associates WhatWorks members.

Register to join Bersin & Associates Senior Analyst Janet Clarey for her online webinar at 2:00 p.m. ET / 19:00 GMT on January 24, 2012, Get Smart Fast: Tools to Build a High- Impact Learning Culture.

Those interested in learning more about Bersin & Associates and its WhatWorks membership may email info@bersin.com or call (510) 251-4400.

For media queries, email laura.evenson@bersin.com or call (510) 251-4406

About Bersin & Associates

Bersin & Associates empowers HR and learning organizations to drive bottom-line impact through world-class research and consulting. The company's WhatWorks® membership gives human resources, learning, and talent acquisition professionals the information and tools they need to drive change in their organizations as strategic business partners.

Bersin & Associates members use our insights and tools to benchmark themselves against best practices, design and implement programs across the HR and learning spectrum and select and implement systems. A piece of Bersin & Associates research is downloaded every other minute during the business day. More than 5,000 organizations worldwide, including more than 60 percent of the Fortune 100, use Bersin & Associates research and consulting to guide their learning, talent, and human resources strategies