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Oakland, CA – January 3, 2008 – Bersin & Associates, the only research and advisory firm solely focused on WhatWorks® in enterprise learning and talent management, today released its 2008 annual predictions for these markets. The 20-page document, available for download at www.bersin.com/2008, gives companies trends and planning guidance in areas such as HR and corporate training organizations to support workforce shifts new technology platforms, investment trends in training and talent management programs, and social networking and other new approaches for workforce management.
Highlights of observations, based on Bersin & Associates research conducted throughout 2007, include:
“We publish these predictions to distill more than 3,000 pages of research published in 2007 and offer to companies a short list of primary considerations that can guide planning for the year ahead,” said Josh Bersin, president. “All executives – and not just those in learning and HR – would do well to keep these trends in mind in months to come.”
Enterprise Learning and Talent Management 2008 is available for download at www.bersin.com/2008. The trends and research referenced in this report will be discussed in detail at Bersin & Associates’ upcoming conference, IMPACT 2008: The Business of Talent, April 22-24 in St. Petersburg, FL (www.bersin.com/impact) .
About Bersin & Associates
Bersin & Associates is the only research and advisory services firm focused solely on research in enterprise learning and talent management. Bersin & Associates’ WhatWorks® research and research-based services are designed to deliver actionable direction and to help improve operational effectiveness and business impact.
Bersin & Associates research members gain access to a comprehensive library of best practices, case studies, benchmarks, and in-depth market analyses designed to guide professionals in making fast and confident decisions. Research areas include planning and strategy, learning programs and delivery, talent management, technology and infrastructure, and measurement and analytics. Member benefits include in-depth advisory services, access to proprietary webcasts, on-site analyst visits, and strategic workshops. Bersin & Associates produces IMPACT 2008: The Business of Talent, the only research conference focused exclusively on trends, best practices, and benchmarks in corporate learning and talent management. For more information, go to www.bersin.com or call 561 455 0622.