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Oakland, CA – November 30, 2011 – Bersin & Associates, the premier research
and consulting firm empowering Human Resource (HR) organizations to drive
bottom-line impact, today announced that it predicts leading-edge HR teams will
drive competitive advantage for their organizations by building a borderless,
agile workplace with new and changed talent and learning strategies in 2012. These new strategies include the heavy adoption
of social networking for recruiting, employment branding, learning, and collaboration;
a focus on diversity and “GirlPower” to build leadership competencies for the
future; and continual coaching and goal review to drive agile performance
Bersin & Associates delivers the predictions in its Strategic Human
Resources and Talent Management: Predictions for 2012 – Driving Organizational Performance amidst an Imbalanced Global Workforce.This new report provides an annual
review of the key business, training and talent management trends to consider
in strategic planning and budgeting for the year ahead. It points out that not
only has the global recession continued in 2011, but the disparity between the
fast-growing emerging economies and the slower-growing U.S. and European
economies grew in size. This confluence of events has forced organizations to
tap talent markets globally.
“Our research shows that nearly every major business is
trying to globalize is operations, move talent and business towards areas of
growth, and at the same time improve the engagement, retention and performance
of the workforce everywhere else,” said Josh Bersin, chief executive officer
and president, Bersin & Associates. “There has been a paradoxical imbalance
in talent markets. Despite high levels of unemployment, employers are having a
hard time finding the right skills. This imbalance is producing an incomparable
talent scarcity that threatens economic growth around the world and has fundamentally
changed the way we approach workforce management.”
While this economic dislocation has been taking place,
technology has advanced at one of the most rapid rates in decades. The global
workplace suddenly became small with the rapid of adoption of mobile phones, tablet
computers and high-bandwidth Internet access enabling communication all the
time. In 2011, more than $3 billion of talent management software was
purchased, a figure Bersin & Associates expects to increase to almost $3.5
billion in 2012. Such changes in part have driven the adoption of leading-edge
HR, learning and talent practices, including social recruiting, mobile learning,
and agile performance and leadership management practices.
The 14 predictions included in the 2012 report highlight the
radical changes underway in the economy and the workplace as they relate to
social networking for talent acquisition, informal and on-demand learning,
performance management, employee engagement, talent development and mobility, and
career development. Additional changes highlighted in the report include new
models and modalities for leadership development, changes in the talent
management software market, and all things social – including recruiting,
learning, rewards, performance management, and career management. Among the
To download a complimentary copy of the report, go to Strategic Human
Resources and Talent Management: Predictions for 2012 –Driving Organizational Performance amidst an Imbalanced Global Workforce.
Register to join Josh Bersin as
he shares his Strategic HR and Talent outlook for 2012 through a Webinar at 2 p.m. Eastern on January 12 “Predictions 2012:
Your Crystal Ball for Building the Agile and Borderless Workplace.”
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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.