• Josh Bersin
    Is DEI Going to Die in 2024? Josh Bersin 的文章讨论了 2024 年多元化、公平与包容(DEI)项目所面临的重大挑战和批评,特别强调了 "反觉醒 "评论家的攻击和克劳迪娜-盖伊(Claudine Gay)从哈佛辞职的事件。报告探讨了多元包容计划在当前的文化战争中扮演的角色、人们对它的看法以及法律挑战对多元包容计划招聘和投资的影响。尽管存在这些挑战,贝尔辛还是强调了发展型企业的实际商业利益,展示了成功的战略以及将发展型企业融入业务而不仅仅是人力资源的重要性。他认为,应将重点转向在所有业务部门嵌入包容、公平薪酬和开放讨论的原则,并指出,未来的企业发展指数至关重要,但需要适应和领导层的承诺才能茁壮成长。 Is DEI Going to Die in 2024? By Josh Bersin For anyone working in Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI), it is safe to say that it has been a tough start to 2024. For a while now, there has been a concerted attack on DEI programs, with ‘anti-woke’ commentators and public figures querying their value, worth, and even existence. Those attacks increased enormously in 2024 with the resignation of Claudine Gay from Harvard. While the call to resign was supposedly related to plagiarism, one can’t help but feel that her position as a leading DEI advocate also fuelled the demand. It means that DEI has come under increased and sustained fire, and despite the many benefits provided by a good DEO program – to both employer and employee – there is a feeling that 2024 could be the year that DEI fades away. How likely is this to happen, and what would the impact be if it did? DEI and the culture wars Anyone living and working in the US (or most other countries worldwide) over the past few years will have likely heard of the culture wars. Brought on by declining trust in institutions, growing inequalities, and the proliferation of technology, the culture wars involve opposing social groups seeking to impose their ideologies. All manner of things has been caught up in this, from what’s on the curriculum at schools to taking a knee at sporting events and from definitions of what constitutes a woman to allegations of tokenism in the workplace. DEI has played an unwitting but central part in the culture wars. There’s a perception that DEI programs are ‘woke’ and prioritize ethnicity and gender over achievement and ability. In August of 2023, an attorney filed (and won) a lawsuit against a VC firm that gives grants to black entrepreneurs. Similar suits have been filed against firms with diversity hiring programs, scholarships, and internships. The resignation of Claudine Gay has reinvigorated the commentary around DEI programs. Josh Hammer, a conservative talk show host and writer, wrote on the social media platform X that taking down Dr. Gay was a “huge scalp” in the “fight for civilizational sanity. ” It was described as “a crushing loss to DEI, wokeism, antisemitism & university elitism,” by conservative commentator Liz Wheeler, and the “beginning of the end for DEI in America’s institutions,” by the conservative activist Christopher Rufo, who had helped publicize the plagiarism allegations against Claudine Gay. When something is as consistently criticized and devalued as DEI programs have been, a toll is inevitably taken. That is certainly indicated by the latest hiring data for DEI professionals. According to data from labor market analytics company Lightcast, hiring for DEI positions in the US is down by 48% year over year, in the middle of an economic boom. Clearly, DEI investments are under attack. And when you look at companies doing layoffs, DEI jobs are frequently high on the list of jobs to cut. I even heard a recent podcast with four well-known venture capitalists – three agreed that “doing away with DEI programs” was top on their list. The value of DEI Given this criticism of DEI programs, one could be forgiven for thinking such programs carry no value to HR and the wider business. Yet many companies invest in DEI programs, and the value is high in almost every case I come across. Our Elevating Equity research in 2022 and 2023 found companies focus on diversity and inclusion for very pragmatic reasons, including: An inclusive hiring strategy broadens and deepens the recruiting pool. An inclusive leadership strategy drives a deeper leadership pipeline. An inclusive management approach helps attract diverse customers and markets. An inclusive board drives growth and market leadership. (proven statistically) An inclusive supply chain program improves sustainability of the supply chain. An inclusive culture creates growth, retention, and engagement in the employee base. Organizations are not prioritizing DEI programs because they are woken or as a box-ticking exercise. They do so because DEI provides real and tangible business benefits. Workday, one of the most admired HR technology companies in the market, has pioneered DEI internally and through its products, and the company has outgrown and outperformed its competitors for years. Their product VIBE, an analytics system designed for this purpose, shows intersectionality, and helps companies set targets and find inequities in leadership, hiring, pay, and career development. But some law firms have posited that these types of programs are illegal – is there a case to answer? DEI legality In response, it’s important to consider the massive and complex pay equity problem. Until the last few years, most companies had no problem paying people in very idiosyncratic ways. The Josh Bersin Company looked at leadership, succession, and pay programs worldwide last year and found that there are massive variations in pay with no clear statistical correlation in most larger companies. This problem is called “pay equity,” and when you look at pay vs. gender, age, race, nationality, and other non-performance factors, most companies find problems. Is this a “DEI” program? When we looked at pay equity in detail last year, we found that only 5% of companies have embarked on a strategic equity analysis. While most companies do their best to keep pay consistent with performance, these studies always find problems. Would it be considered illegal to analyze pay by race or nationality and then fix the disparities? The future of DEI DEI is undoubtedly a complex issue, and many organizations will be uncertain about the best course of action. Despite the current wave of criticism, there has been vast investment in DEI strategy over recent years, and business leaders are highly unlikely to let that fade away. Despite the anti-woke movement, political debates, and the inability of Harvard, Penn, and other universities to speak clearly on these topics, businesses will not stop. Affirmative Action was not created to discriminate; it was designed to reduce discrimination. At the University of California, where Affirmative Action was halted in 1995, studies found that earnings among African American STEM graduates decreased significantly. So, one could argue that they were making a real difference. DEI will not die – it is far too important for that to happen. However, it’s time to do away with the “DEI police” in HR and focus on embedding the principles of inclusion, fair pay, and open-minded discussions across all business units. Senior leaders must take ownership of this issue. In the early 2000s, companies hired Chief Digital Officers to drive digital technology implementation, ideas, and strategies. As digital tools became commonplace, the role went away. We may be entering a period where the Chief Diversity Officer has a new role: putting the company on a track to embrace inclusion and diversity in every business area and spending less time pushing the agenda from a central group. In every interview we conduct on this topic, we see overwhelming positive stories from various DEI strategies. Each successful company frames DEI as a business rather than an HR strategy. While HR-centric DEI investments are shrinking, it’s more like them migrating into the business where they belong. 中文翻译如下,仅供参考: 2024年,多样性、公平与包容(DEI)将走向消亡吗?作者:Josh Bersin 对于那些致力于多样性、公平与包容(DEI)领域的人士来说,2024年的开端无疑充满挑战。近期,DEI项目遭到了前所未有的集中攻击,包括一些“反觉醒”评论员和公众人物对其价值、意义乃至存在的质疑。 特别是随着Claudine Gay从哈佛大学的辞职,这种攻击愈发激烈。尽管她的辞职表面上与剽窃事件有关,但不难察觉,她作为DEI领域的领军人物,这一身份似乎也是辞职呼声高涨的一个重要因素。 这意味着,DEI正面临着前所未有的挑战。尽管高效的DEI项目能够为雇主和雇员带来众多益处,但人们仍担忧2024年可能成为DEI逐渐淡出视野的一年。这种情况发生的可能性有多大?如果真的发生,又会产生何种影响? DEI与文化战争 近年来,无论是在美国还是全球其他大多数国家,你可能都会听说过“文化战争”。这场战争源于对机构的信任下降、不平等现象的加剧以及技术的广泛传播,涉及到试图强加自己意识形态的社会对立群体。 从学校课程内容、体育赛事中的下跪行为,到对“女性”定义的争议、以及工作场所中的代表性指控等,无一不被卷入这场文化战争。而DEI,在这场战争中虽不愿意却占据了核心位置。 人们普遍认为DEI项目倾向于“觉醒”,过分强调种族和性别因素,而忽视了成就和能力。2023年8月,一位律师成功对一家支持黑人创业者的风险投资公司提起诉讼。类似的诉讼也针对那些实施多样性招聘、奖学金和实习计划的公司提起。 Claudine Gay的辞职再次引发了对DEI项目的广泛讨论。保守派脱口秀主持人和作家Josh Hammer在社交媒体平台X上表示,击败Gay博士是“为文明理智而战的一大胜利”。保守派评论员Liz Wheeler称之为“对DEI、觉醒主义、反犹太主义及大学精英主义的沉重打击”,而保守派活动家Christopher Rufo则称这是“DEI在美国机构中走向终结的开始”。 如此一致的批评和贬低无疑对DEI项目造成了重创。根据劳动力市场分析公司Lightcast的数据显示,尽管经济蓬勃发展,但美国DEI相关职位的招聘量同比下降了48%。显然,DEI正面临严峻挑战。 当提到公司裁员时,DEI相关职位往往是裁减名单上的重点。我最近听到一个播客,四位知名风险投资家中有三位认为“取消DEI项目”是他们的首要任务。 DEI的价值 面对如此批评,人们或许会误以为DEI项目对人力资源和更广泛的商业活动没有任何价值。然而,实际上,许多公司对DEI项目的投资极具价值,几乎每个案例都能证明这一点。 我们在2022年和2023年的《提升公平研究》中发现,公司出于实际原因关注多样性和包容性,这包括: 包容性招聘策略扩大了招聘范围。 包容性领导力策略深化了领导力储备。 包容性管理方式吸引了多元化的客户和市场。 包容性董事会推动了市场增长和领导地位(这一点已通过统计数据得到证明)。 包容性供应链项目提升了供应链的可持续性。 包容性文化促进了员工的增长、留存和参与。 组织之所以优先考虑DEI项目,并非仅仅因为“觉醒”,或者作为勾选式行动。他们这样做是因为DEI确实带来了实际和有形的商业利益。例如,Workday这样的HR技术公司在市场上备受尊敬,它不仅在内部推广DEI,在其产品中也体现了这一点,多年来一直超越竞争对手的增长和表现。它们的产品VIBE,一个专门设计的分析系统,展示了交叉性,帮助公司设定目标,找出领导力、招聘、薪酬和职业发展中的不平等。 然而,一些律所提出这类计划可能违法——这是否成立呢? DEI的合法性 面对这一问题,我们不得不考虑到复杂且广泛的薪酬公平问题。直到最近几年,大多数公司在个性化支付薪酬方面并未遇到太大问题。Josh Bersin Company去年对全球的领导力、继承计划和薪酬计划进行了研究,发现在许多大公司中,薪酬存在巨大差异,且大多没有明显的统计相关性。 这个问题被称作“薪酬公平”。当涉及到性别、年龄、种族、国籍等非绩效因素时,大多数公司都存在问题。那么,分析基于种族或国籍的薪酬差异并加以解决,这会被认为是非法的吗? DEI的未来 DEI无疑是一个复杂的议题,许多组织对于采取何种措施感到不确定。尽管面临当前的批评浪潮,但近年来对DEI策略的巨大投资表明,商业领袖们不太可能让这一切付诸东流。 尽管存在反觉醒运动、政治辩论,以及哈佛、宾夕法尼亚大学等教育机构在这些议题上的模糊立场,但商界不会因此而停滞不前。平权行动的初衷不是为了歧视,而是为了减少歧视。例如,在加州大学,自从1995年停止实施平权行动以来,研究发现非洲裔美国人STEM专业毕业生的收入显著下降。因此,可以说这些措施确实产生了积极的影响。 DEI不会消亡——它对此太重要了。然而,现在是时候取消人力资源部门中的“DEI警察”,转而专注于在所有业务单元中嵌入包容性、公平薪酬和开放性讨论的原则。高级领导层必须对这一议题负起责任来。 回顾21世纪初,许多公司聘请首席数字官来推动数字技术的实施、创意和战略。随着数字工具成为常态,这一角色逐渐消失。我们可能正处于一个新的时期,首席多样性官的角色也在发生变化:不再是从中心团队推动议程,而是引导公司在每一个业务领域都拥抱包容性和多样性。 通过我们在这个话题上的每次采访,我们都能看到各种DEI策略的积极故事。每个成功的公司都将DEI视为一项业务策略,而非仅仅是人力资源策略。虽然以HR为中心的DEI投资正在减少,但这更像是它们向业务领域的转移,这正是它们应有的归属。  
    Josh Bersin
    2024年02月23日
  • Josh Bersin
    Autonomous Corporate Learning Platforms: Arriving Now, Powered by AI Josh Bersin 的文章通过人工智能驱动的自主平台介绍了企业学习的变革浪潮,标志着从传统学习系统到动态、个性化学习体验的重大转变。他重点介绍了 Sana、Docebo、Uplimit 和 Arist 等供应商的出现,它们利用人工智能动态生成和个性化内容,满足了企业培训不断变化的需求。Bersin 讨论了跟上多样化学习需求所面临的挑战,以及人工智能解决方案如何提供可扩展的高效方法来管理知识和提高学习效果,并预测了人工智能将从根本上改变教学设计和内容交付的未来。推荐给大家:   Thanks to Generative AI, we’re about to see the biggest revolution in corporate learning since the invention of the internet. And this new world, which will bring together personalization, knowledge management, and a delightful user experience, is long overdue. I’ve been working in the corporate learning market since 1998, when the term “e-learning” was invented. And every innovation since that time has been an attempt to make training easier to build, easier to consume, and more personalized. Many of the innovations were well intentioned, but often they didn’t work as planned. First came role based learning, then competency-driven training and career-driven programs. These worked great, but they couldn’t adapt fast enough. So people resorted to short video, YouTube-style platforms, and then user-authored content. We then added mobile tools, highly collaborative systems, MOOCs, and more recently Learning Experience Platforms. Now everyone is focused on skills-based training, and we’re trying to take all our content and organize it around a skills taxonomy. Well I’m here to tell you all this is about to change. While none of these important innovations will go away, a new breed of AI-powered dynamic content systems is going to change everything. And as a long student of this space, I’d like to explain why. And in this conversation I will discuss four new vendors, each of which prove my point (Sana, Docebo, Uplimit, and Arist). The Dynamic Content Problem: Instructional Design By Machine Let’s start with the problem. Companies have thousands of topics, professional skills, technical skills, and business strategies to teach. Employees need to learn about tools, business strategies, how to do their job, and how to manage others. And every company’s corpus of knowledge is different. Rolls Royce, a company now starting to use Galileo, has 120 years of engineering, technology, and manufacturing expertise embedded in its products, documentation, support systems, and people. How can the company possibly impart this expertise into new engineers? It’s a daunting problem. Every company has this issue. When I worked at Exxon we had hundreds of manuals explaining how to design pumps, pressure vessels, and various refinery systems. Shell built a massive simulation to teach production engineers how to understand geology and drilling. Starbucks has to teach each barista how to make thousands of drinks. And even Uber drivers have to learn how to use their app, take care of customers, and stay safe. (They use Arist for this.) All these challenges are fun to think about. Instructional designers and training managers create fascinating training programs that range from in-class sessions to long courses, simulations, job aids, and podcasts. But as hard as they try and as creative as they are, the “content problem” keeps growing. Right now, for example, everyone is freaked out about AI skills, human-centered leadership, sustainability strategies, and cloud-based offerings. I’ve never seen a sales organization that does quite enough training, and you can multiply that by 100 when you think about customer service, repair operations, manufacturing, and internal operations. While I always loved working with instructional designers earlier in my career, their work takes time and effort. Every special course, video, assessment, and learning path takes time and money to build. And once it’s built we want it to be “adaptive” to the learner. Many tools have tried to build adaptive learning (from Axonify to Cisco’s “reusable learning objects“) but the scale and utility of these innovations is limited. What if we use AI and machine learning to simply build content on the fly? And let employees simply ask questions to find and create the learning experience they want? Well thanks to innovations from the vendors I mentioned above, this kind of personalized experience is available today.  (Listen to my conversation with Joel Hellermark from Sana to hear more.) What Is An Autonomous Learning Platform? The best analogy I’ve come up with is the “five levels of autonomous driving.” We’re going from “no automation” to “driver assist” to “conditional automation” to “fully automated.” Let me suggest this is precisely what’s happening in corporate training. If you look at the pace of AI announcements coming (custom GPTs, image and video generation, integrated search), you can see that this reality has now arrived. How Does This Really Work Now that I’ve had more than a year to tinker with AI and talk with dozens of vendors, the path is becoming clear. The new generation of learning platforms (and yes, this will eventually replace your LMS), can do many things we need: First, they can dynamically index and injest content into an LLM, creating an “expert” or “tutor” to answer questions. Galileo, for example, now speaks in my own personal voice and can answer almost any question in HR I typically get in person. And it gives references, examples, and suggests follow-up questions. Companies can take courses, documents, and work rules and simply add them to the corpus. Second, these systems can dynamically create courses, videos, quizzes, and simulations. Arist’s tool builds world-class instructional pathways from documents (try our free online course on Predictions 2024 for example) and probably eliminates 80% of the design time. Docebo Shape can take sales presentations and build an instructional simulation automatically, enabling sales people to practice and rehearse. Third, they can give employees interactive tutors and coaches to learn. Uplimit’s new system, which is designed for technical training, automatically gives you an LLM-powered coach to step you through exercises, and it learns who you are and what kind of questions you need help with. No need to “find the instructor” when you get stuck. Fourth, they can personalize content precisely for you. Sana’s platform, which Joel describes here, can not only dynamically generate content but by understanding your behavior, can actually give you a personalized version of any course you choose to take. These systems are truly spectacular. The first time you see one it’s kind of shocking, but once you understand how they work you see a whole new world ahead. Where Is This Going While the market is young, I see four huge opportunities ahead. First, companies can now take millions of hours of legacy content and “republish it” in a better form. All those old SCORM or video-based courses, exercises, and simulations can turn into intelligent tutors and knowledge management systems for employees. This won’t be a simple task but I guarantee it’s going to happen. Why would I want to ramble around in the LMS (or even LinkedIn Learning) to find the video, or information I need? I”d just like to ask a system like Galileo to answer a question, and let the platform answer the question and take me to the page or word in the video to watch. Second, we can liberate instructional design. While there will always be a need for great designers, we can now democratize this process, enabling sales operations people, and other “non-designers” to build content and courses faster. Projects like video authoring and video journalism (which we do a lot in our academy) can be greatly accelerated. And soon we’ll have “generated VR” as well. Third, we can finally integrate live learning with self-directed study. Every live event can be recorded and indexed in the LLM. A two hour webinar now becomes a discoverable learning object, and every minute of explanation can be found and used for learning. Our corpus, for example, includes hundreds of hours of in-depth interviews and case studies with HR leaders. All this information can be brought to life with a simple question. Fourth, we can really simplify compliance training, operations training, product usage, and customer support. How many training programs are designed to teach someone “what not to do” or “how to avoid breaking something” or “how to assemble or operate” some machine? I’d suggest its millions of hours – and all this can now be embedded in AI, offered via chat (or voice), and turned loose on employees to help them quickly learn how to do their jobs. Vendors Watch Out This shift is about as disruptive as Tesla has been to the big three automakers. Old LMS and LXP systems are going to look clunkier than ever. Mobile learning won’t be a specialized space like it has been. And most of the ERP-delivered training systems are going to have to change. Sana and Uplimit, for example, are both AI-architected systems. These platforms are not “LMSs with Gen AI added,” they are AI at the core. They’re likely to disrupt many traditional systems including Workday Learning, SuccessFactors, Cornerstone, and others. Consider the content providers. Large players like LinkedIn Learning, Skillsoft, Coursera, and Udemy have the opportunity to rethink their entire strategy, and either put Gen AI on top of their solution or possibly start with a fresh approach. Smaller providers like us (and thousands of others) can take their corpus of knowledge and quickly make it come to life. (There will be a massive market of AI tools to help with this.) I’m not saying this is easy. If you talk with vendors like Sana, Docebo, Arist, and Uplimit, you see that their AI platforms have to be highly tuned and optimized for the right user experience. This is not as simple as “dumping content into ChatGPT,” believe me. But the writing is on the wall, Autonomous Learning is coming fast. As someone who has lived in the L&D market for 25 years, I see this era as the most exciting, high-value time in two decades. I suggest you jump in and learn, we’ll be here to help you along the way. About These Vendors Sana (Sana Labs) is a Sweden-based AI company that focuses on transforming how organizations learn and access knowledge. The company provides an AI-based platform to help people manage information at work and use that data as a resource for e-learning within the organization. Sana Labs’ platform combines knowledge management, enterprise search, and e-learning to work together, allowing for the automatic organization of data across different apps used within an organization. Docebo is a software as a service company that specializes in learning management systems (LMS). It was founded in 2005 and is known for its Docebo Learn LMS and other tools, including Docebo Shape, its AI development system. The company has integrated learning-specific artificial intelligence algorithms into its platform, powered by a combination of machine learning, deep learning, and natural language processing. The company went public in 2019 and is listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Nasdaq Global Select Market. Uplimit is an online learning platform that offers live group courses taught by top experts in the fields of AI, data, engineering, product, and business. The platform is known for its AI-powered teaching assistant and personalized learning approach, which includes real-time feedback, tailored learning plans, and support for learners. Uplimit’s courses cover technical and leadership topics and are designed to help individuals and organizations acquire the skills needed for the future. Arist is a company that provides a text message learning platform, allowing Fortune 500 companies, governments, and nonprofits to rapidly teach and train employees entirely via text message. The platform is designed to deliver research-backed learning and nudges directly in messaging tools, making learning accessible and effective. Arist’s approach is inspired by Stanford research and aims to create hyper-engaging courses in minutes and enroll learners in seconds via SMS and WhatsApp, without the need for a laptop, LMS, or internet. The company has been recognized for its innovative and science-backed approach to microlearning and training delivery. 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    Josh Bersin
    2024年02月18日
  • Josh Bersin
    公司雇用大量员工,好>坏? 公司招聘人数越多公司发展越快?为什么不会集中团队的公司落后更快?在人工智能时代如何制造高集中团队,提高追求生产力的全球战略位置?这个新战略是什么样的?Josh Bersin提出了五大想法。本周,我们见证了多年来最令人惊叹的商业故事之一。Meta 宣布裁员22%,收入增长25%,净收入为140 亿美元,同比增长203%。这意味着 Meta 是一家价值160+ 亿美元的公司,税后产生35%净利润(高于谷歌、苹果和Microsoft)。 这真是太神奇了。该公司解雇了近四分之一的员工,财务业绩飙升(Meta 的市值周五上涨了17亿美元)。 我们在这里学到了什么? 很简单,公司无须雇用这么多人就可以以惊人的速度增长。 公司为什么过度招聘? 我们退一步想。为什么公司会过度招聘,我们该如何避免?未来几年,随着就业市场变得更加紧张,公司需要在没有员工线性增长的情况下实现增长。 我们正在进入一个“人员过多的公司”将表现不佳的时代,这改变了以往的思维。 顺便说一句,请注意,2024年普华永道CEO调查发现,高管认为他们公司40%的时间浪费在非必要事情上。十大问题中有三个与人力资源有关。同一项调查还显示,三分之二的CEO认为人工智能将把行政效率提高5%或更多,我同意这一点。这就是我在2024年预测报告中谈论“全球追求生产力”的原因。我们正在进入这样一个时代——人均收入较高的小公司将在执行,操纵和发展等方面超越多员工的竞争公司。由于招聘中太多的层次和挑战,那些没有学会如何集中团队(和员工人数)的公司将落后。 这个新战略是什么样的?这里有五大想法。 #1.不要再认为招聘是一种增长战略。 许多领导者仍然认为“雇用更多的人将使公司发展壮大”。换句话说,如果你想“快速做大”(硅谷的口头禅),你就尽可能快地招聘。更多的销售人员将产生更多的收入。更多的工程师将生产出更多的产品。更多的营销人员将产生更多的潜在客户。更多的服务人员将服务更多的客户。 这些都是有缺陷的假设。在每个职能领域,都有高绩效者(超能力工人)和低绩效者。当你匆忙招聘时,你迫使招聘人员大量招聘,而不是专注于适合。其结果就是我所说的“削弱每个员工的生产力”。您每雇用一个额外的人,就会减慢已经到位的其他人的速度。 是的,公司必须替代离职人员并增加员工。但是,当一家公司快速招聘时,入职和新员工的剪切量迫使经理放慢速度,员工放慢速度,许多现有流程也放慢速度。这意味着每增加一个“新员工”都会降低整体生产力。 我们最近采访了领先的电池制造商之一松下。高级人力资源主管发现(通过分析)直线经理过度招聘,他们的产出放缓,而员工预订了更多的加班时间。虽然经理们不同意(见#2),但当她分享数据时,他们突然意识到了问题所在。 数据显示,一旦一条生产线的调度和人员配备超过50人,生产力就会下降。这是由于收益曲线递减,即增加超过最佳点的工人会导致每个工人的产出减少。 这种人员过剩导致了成本的增加,也导致了更高的缺陷率和材料浪费,因为生产线上的人越多并不一定等同于更高的效率或更好的质量。而生产经理们在直接看到数据之前并不相信这一点。 医疗保健提供商是医疗领域最先进的提供商之一。鉴于护士和临床专业人员的巨大短缺(未来三年将有超过200万个工作岗位短缺),这些公司将行政工作自动化,将临床护理分解为亚专业,并培训护士在执照的顶端操作。 例如,普罗维登斯(Providence)和斯坦福医疗保健公司(Stanford Healthcare)精心设计了护理角色(通过减少管理任务和使用人工智能进行调度),以减少每位患者的人员配备,而不会降低患者的治疗效果。你怎么确定自己在这条曲线上的位置? 您可以查看每个员工的收入或产出。当这个指标开始下降时,你就是在曲线的右侧操作。在许多组织中,我们已经走上了下坡路。 我经常比较细分市场中同行公司的每位员工收入,而数字较低的公司几乎总是在其市场中落后。顺便说一句,这就是为什么私募股权公司几乎总是在收购公司后立即放人的原因。 #2.重新定义HR处理员工人数需求的方式。 我们面临的第二个问题是大多数公司的招聘方式。 据我所知,几乎每家公司都有一个年度或季度的员工分配流程。首席财务官知道经理对招聘的需求是无限的,因此根据业务部门的财务状况向业务部门“发布员工人数”。这些申请被分发给经理,人力资源团队开始工作。 然后,HR 像订单接受者一样运作,招聘组织开始处理申请。我们开发招聘信息、寻找候选人、购买广告和雇用招聘人员。我们开始筛选、面试和评估候选人。并且进行了大量的日程安排、讨论候选人和决策工作。 所有这些努力都需要宝贵的时间却不经过深思熟虑,而且被首席执行官评为#3“最官僚”的过程。 这个招聘应该由内部候选人填补吗?这份工作应该是全职的还是兼职的,可以作为共享工作吗?这项工作是否应该外包,因为它没有战略意义?这个团队的流动率高吗,那么我们是否应该讨论为什么这个职位空缺? 这些都是重要的战略对话,除非高级人力资源业务合作伙伴(或人才顾问)参与,否则它们不会真正发生。招聘经理是老板,他们可能不希望人力资源人员问他们关于他们如何管理团队的各种问题。 那么会发生什么呢?人才招聘团队急于填补职位空缺,几乎没有机会讨论内部发展、工作轮换、兼职或任何其他重要选项。没有真正的过程来思考我们如何“设计”这个团队以实现增长,然后团队会招聘更多的人。 正如我们在系统人力资源研究中所讨论的那样,如果我们采用 4R(人才招聘、人才保留、更新技能、重新设计)的招聘方法,这一切都可以避免。这就是为什么越来越多的招聘团队正在与L&D整合,公司正在购买人才市场平台,大多数首席人力资源官都在努力提高内部招聘比例并制定内部职业管理战略。 #3.为内部流动制定战略、文化和工具。 许多年前,我意识到你可以将公司分为两种类型:一种是相信“向上或向外”的工作模式(他们经常使用堆栈排名),另一种是相信“辅导和发展”工作模式。 第一种公司相信“竞争绩效”,总是通过绩效的视角来看待员工。将人员分组到绩效桶中,随着新机会的出现,专注于这些重要角色的“HiPO”。 第二种公司相信“持续学习”和成长心态,他们为每个人提供成长机会、发展任务和指导。从某种意义上说,这些公司只是本着“任何人都可以被培养来做更多事情”的理念运营,他们专注于永无止境的技能发展。 顺便说一句,今天,我们研究的公司中有三分之二以上属于第二类,但大多数公司都像第一类一样“思考和运营”。因此,我们正处于从“要么执行,要么被解雇”模式到“执行,我们将帮助您成长”的模式的全球过渡。 好吧,在劳动力短缺的情况下运营的唯一方法(现在平均需要 45 天才能招聘,某些职位需要 70 天或更长时间)是转向第二种模式。多亏了人工智能工具和人才智能,我们现在可以发现,拥有市场营销数学学位的营销经理可以在相当短的时间内成为一名数据科学家。 当然,不是每个人都想转行,我们大多数人都害怕做一些新的事情。但是,如果你想在不雇用和流失人员的情况下发展你的公司,并且你想将员工从表现不佳的产品领域转移到增长领域,你必须做到这一点。而强大的人才流动性的结果是什么?您不必按周期招聘(和解雇),您可以培养深厚而持久的技能,并且工作满意度和保留率可以飙升。 #4.重新定义管理者的角色。 从广义上讲,有两种管理模式:作为主管运作的管理者,以及作为“在职教练”运作的管理者。虽然这因工作和角色而异,但高效公司很少有领导者既不“指挥”又不“实践”。 正如WL Gore的人力资源主管多年前告诉我的那样(扁平化、高效管理的先驱),“经理管理项目,员工管理自己。换句话说,如果你想避免中层管理人员臃肿的官僚主义,你必须增加控制范围,并将“管理”定义为教练、项目领导、发展和调整。 当你这样做时,人们会站出来,在团队中担任领导职务。从某种意义上说,解放生产力的途径是“少管理,多领导”。 正如我们新的领导力研究发现的那样,伟大的领导者专注于愿景、灵感、专注和变革。这些是特殊人员的角色,他们可以设定方向并帮助其他人弄清楚如何到达那里。他们协调团队,帮助人们避免时间浪费,并明确分配责任。他们拥抱并鼓励变革,他们树立了榜样,永远帮助和指导他人。 虽然这些想法很好理解,但快速招聘往往让这变得不可能。当我在“快速招聘”(而不是“快速增长”)的公司工作时,我发现经理们对人事问题不知所措:入职、培训、辅导和解决问题。当你慢慢成长并保持广泛的控制范围时,你会发现同龄人会挺身而出,为这些任务负责。这有助于公司的发展。 再次回到医疗保健。有几十人向护士主管打报告并不罕见,因为这些员工训练有素,对自己的工作很清楚,而且积极性很高。这是一个高度可扩展的模型示例,我们都必须一直致力于这种转换。 #5.专注于你的核心。 避免“人员膨胀”的最后也是最重要的方法是集中精力。我的经验是,组织(团队或业务部门)一次只能专注于两到三件事。 但专注于什么?大多数大型公司在世界各地拥有数十个项目、数百个产品和业务部门。在我们的人力资源领域,这意味着做我经常称之为“清理厨房抽屉”的事情。今天,使用新的人工智能工具,我们可以将精力集中在少数重要的事情上。 上周,我们会见了几个人力资源领导团队,他们中的许多人有20个或更多的项目。虽然这听起来可能雄心勃勃,但实际上效率低下。你应该作为一个领导团队聚在一起,决定什么是必要的,什么不是。当 Meta 让22%的员工离开时,我猜许多项目都停止了。尽管这可能很痛苦(每个重大举措都有一个赞助商),但它可以促进增长、盈利和创新。 几年前,在 Sybase(最初是一家高性能数据库公司),我们进入了一个不专注的时期。该公司正在开发工具、中间件、行业解决方案和专业服务。高层领导认为,“成为一家更大的公司更好”。但唉,事实并非如此。 由于失去了对核心数据库的关注,Microsoft和Oracle迎头赶上。很快,“箭后面的木头”变得虚弱,我们的销售和营销分心,最终公司被卖掉了。 去年,我们采访了麦当劳的招聘团队,随着年轻人的职业生涯发展,麦当劳不断招聘新员工。通过“简化主义思维”的过程,在 Paradox 的帮助下,他们将商店职位的招聘时间从25天缩短到6天。这减少了75%的工作量。因此,麦当劳的招聘团队可以专注于招聘质量、目标定位、保留和店内职位管理。对于麦当劳来说,这家公司雇佣了一些世界上最难找到的职位,这是一个奇迹。 公司有数百个机会可以关注。与您的团队聚在一起,优先考虑真正重要的事情。当百事可乐询问他们的员工在大流行期间公司“最官僚、最浪费时间的流程”是什么时(使用他们称之为“流程粉碎机”的众包工具),绩效管理被评为最浪费时间的流程。每家公司都有阻碍的事情,今年是指出它们的原因。 最后:进行对话 底线是这样的。没有公司再一开始就确定什么最重要,哪个团队太大了等方面达成一致。但你必须进行对话。 在当今的经济中,招聘比以往任何时候都更难,人手过剩的公司只会表现不佳。请记住,“少即是多”,并帮助您的整个领导团队思考如何提高生产力、简化主义和专注,无论您走到哪里。 Source JOSH BERSIN
    Josh Bersin
    2024年02月04日
  • Josh Bersin
    HR Predictions for 2024: The Global Search For Productivity 2024年的HR预测强调了生产力和AI在商业和雇佣实践中的关键作用。这篇文章讨论了公司在动态的经济条件和不断变化的劳动力市场背景下,如何适应他们的人才管理和招聘策略。强调了员工赋权的增加,劳动力市场的变化,以及技能发展的重要性。文章还探讨了劳动力囤积、混合工作模式和员工激活等关键概念。此外,还涉及领导力挑战、薪酬公平、DEI计划,以及可能的四天工作周。 一起来看Josh Bersin 带来新得见解 For the last two decades I’ve written about HR predictions, but this year is different. I see a year of shattering paradigms, changing every role in business. Not only will AI change every company and every job, but companies will embark on a relentless search for productivity. Think about where we have been. Following the 2008 financial crisis the world embarked on a zero-interest rate period of accelerating growth. Companies grew revenues, hired people, and watched their stock prices go up. Hiring continued at a fevered pace, leading to a record-breaking low unemployment rate of 3.5% at the end of 2019. Along came the pandemic, and within six months everything ground to a halt. Unemployment shot up to 15% in April of 2020, companies sent people home, and we re-engineered our products, services, and economy to deal with remote work, hybrid work arrangements, and a focus on mental health. Once the economy started up again (thanks to fiscal stimulus in the US), companies went back to the old cycle of hiring. But as interest rates rose and demand fell short we saw layoffs repeat, and over the last 18 months we’ve seen hiring, layoffs, and then hiring again to recover. Why the seesaw effect? CEOs and CFOs are operating in what we call the “Industrial Age” – hire to grow, then lay people off when things slow down. Well today, as we enter 2024, all that is different. We have to “hoard our talent,” invest in productivity, and redevelop and redeploy people for growth. We live in a world of 3.8% unemployment rate, labor shortages in almost every role, an increasingly empowered workforce, and a steady drumbeat of employee demands: demands for pay raises, flexibility, autonomy, and benefits. More than 20% of all US employees change jobs each year (2.3% per month), and almost half these changes are into new industries. Why is this the “new normal?” There are several reasons. First, as we discuss in our Global Workforce Intelligence research, industries are overlapping. Every company is a digital company; every company wants to build recurring revenue streams; and soon every company will run on AI. Careers that used to stay within an industry are morphing into “skills-based careers,” enabling people to jump around more easily than ever before. Second, employees (particularly young ones) feel empowered to act as they wish. They may quietly quit, “work their wage,” or take time out to change careers. They see a long runway in their lives (people live much longer than they did in the 1970s and 1980s) so they don’t mind leaving your company to go elsewhere. Third, the fertility rate continues to drop and labor shortages will increase. Japan, China, Germany, and the UK all have shrinking workforce populations. And in the next decade or so, most other developed economies will as well. Fourth, labor unions are on the rise. Thanks to a new philosophy in Washington, we’ve seen labor activity at Google, Amazon, Starbucks, GM, Ford, Stellantis, Kaiser, Disney, Netflix, and others. While union participation is less than 11% of the US workforce, it’s much higher in Europe and this trend is up. What does all this mean? There are many implications. First, companies will be even more focused on building a high-retention model for work (some call it “labor hoarding.”) This means improving pay equity, continuing hybrid work models, investing in human-centered leadership, and giving people opportunities for new careers inside the company. This is why talent marketplaces, skills-based development, and learning in the flow of work are so important. Second, CEOs have to understand the needs, desires, and demands of workers. As the latest Edelman study shows, career growth now tops the list, along with the desire for empowerment, impact, and trust. A new theme we call “employee activation” is here: listening to the workforce and delegating decisions about their work to their managers, teams, and leaders. Third, the traditional “hire to grow” model will not always work. In this post-industrial age we have to operate systemically, looking at internal development, job redesign, experience, and hiring together. This brings together the silo’d domains of recruiting, rewards and pay, learning & development, and org design. (Read our Systemic HR research for more.) What does “business performance” really mean? If you’re a CEO you want revenue growth, market share, profitability, and sustainability. If you can’t grow by hiring (and employees keep “activating” in odd ways), what choice do you have? It’s pretty simple: you automate and focus on productivity. Why do I see this as the big topic in 2024? For three big reasons. First, CEOs care about it. The 2024 PwC CEO survey found that CEO’s believe 40% of the work in their company is wasted productivity. As shocking as that sounds, it rings true to me:  too many emails, too many meetings, messy hiring process, bureaucratic performance management, and more. (HR owns some of these problems.) Second, AI enables it. AI is designed to improve white-collar productivity. (Most automation in the past helped blue or gray collar workers.) Generative AI lets us find information more quickly, understand trends and outliers, train ourselves and learn, and clean up the mess of documents, workflows, portals, and back office compliance and administration systems we carry around like burdens. Third, we’re going to need it. How will you grow when it’s so hard to find people? Time to hire went up by almost 20% last year and the job market is getting even tougher. Can you compete with Google or OpenAI for tech skills? Internal development, retooling, and automation projects are the answer. And with Generative AI, the opportunities are everywhere. What does all this mean for HR? Well as I describe in the HR Predictions, we have a lot of issues to address. We have to accelerate our shift to a dynamic job and organization structure. We have to get focused and pragmatic about skills. We have to rethink “employee experience” and deal with what we call “employee activation.” And we are going to have to modernize our HR Tech, our recruiting, and our L&D systems to leverage AI and make these systems more useful. Our HR teams will be AI-powered too. As our Galileo™ customers already tell us, a well-architected “expert assistant” can revolutionize how HR people work. We can become “full-stack” HR professionals, find data about our teams in seconds instead of weeks, and share HR, leadership, and management practices with line leaders in seconds. (Galileo is being used as a management coach in some of the world’s largest companies.) There are some other changes as well. As the company gets focused on “growth through productivity,” we have to think about the 4-day week, how we institutionalize hybrid work, and how we connect and support remote workers in a far more effective way. We have to refocus on leadership development, spend more time and money on first line managers, and continue to invest in culture and inclusion. We have to simplify and rethink performance management, and we have to solve the vexing problem of pay-equity. And there’s more. DEI programs have to get embedded in the business (the days of the HR DEI Police are over). We have to clean up our employee data so our AI and talent intelligence systems are accurate and trustworthy. And we have to shift our thinking from “supporting the business” to “being a valued consultant” and productizing our HR offerings, as our Systemic HR research points out. All this is detailed in our new 40-page report “HR Predictions for 2024,” launching this week, including a series of Action Plans to help you think through all these issues. And let me remind you of a big idea. Productivity is why HR departments exist. Everything we do, from hiring to coaching to development to org design, is only successful if it helps the company grow. As experts in turnover, engagement, skills, and leadership, we in HR have make people and the organization productive every day. 2024 is a year to focus on this higher mission. One final thing: taking care of yourself. The report has 15 detailed predictions, each with a series of action steps to consider. The last one is really for you: focus on the skills and leadership of HR. We, as stewards of the people-processes, have to focus on our own capabilities. 2024 will be a year to grow, learn, and work as a team. If we deal with these 15 issues well, we’ll help our companies thrive in the year ahead. Details on the Josh Bersin Predictions The predictions study is our most widely-read report each year. It includes a detailed summary of all our research and discusses fifteen essential issues for CEOs, CHROs, and HR professionals. It will be available in the following forms: Webinar and launch on January 24: Register Here (replays will be available) Infographic with details: Available on January 24. Microlearning course on Predictions: Available on January 24. Detailed Report and Action Guide: Available to Corporate Members and Josh Bersin Academy Members (JBA).  (Note you can join the JBA for $495 per year and that includes our entire academy of tools, resources, certificate courses, and SuperClasses in HR.)
    Josh Bersin
    2024年01月19日
  • Josh Bersin
    Josh Bersin:2024: The Year That Changes Business Forever (Podcast) The podcast "2024: The Year That Changes Business Forever" by Josh Bersin explores anticipated transformations in business by 2024. It highlights the impact of AI, labor shortages, and evolving organizational structures. The podcast delves into the 2023 economic performance, changes in employee engagement, and the necessity for businesses to adapt strategically. It emphasizes a shift towards dynamic, flatter organizations and the critical role of systemic HR practices in shaping future business landscapes. Josh Bersin探讨了2024年企业预期的转型。这些转型由AI的应用、劳动力短缺和组织结构的变化驱动。播客讨论了2023年的经济表现、员工参与度的变化以及企业为应对未来挑战所需的适应策略。它强调了向动态、扁平化组织的转变和系统性人力资源实践在塑造未来商业环境中的重要作用。 In this podcast I recap 2023 and discuss the big stories for 2024, and to me this year is a tipping point that changes business forever. Why do I say this? Because we’re entering a world of labor shortages, redesign of our companies, and business transformation driven by AI. We’ll look back on 2024 and realize it was a very pivotal year. (Note: In mid-January we’re going to be publishing our detailed predictions report. This article is an edited transcript of this week’s podcast, so it reads like a conversation.) Podcast Begins: Interestingly, the entire year 2023 people were worried about a recession and it didn’t happen. In fact, economically and financially, we had a very strong year. Inflation in the United States and around the world went down. We did have to suffer rising interest rates, and that was a shock, but it was long overdue. I really think the problem we experienced is we had low interest rates for far too long, encouraging speculative investment. Now that the economy is more rational, consumer demand is high, the business environment is solid, and the stock market is performing well. The Nasdaq is almost at an all time high, the seven super stocks did extremely well: the big tech companies, the big retailers, the oil companies, many of the consumer luxury goods companies did extremely well. And the only companies that didn’t do well were the companies that couldn’t make it through the transformation that’s going on. On the cultural front we had the Supreme Court overturning affirmative action in education, which led to a political backlash on diversity and inclusion. The woke mind virus by Elon Musk and similar discussions further pushed back DEI programs, which has made chief diversity officers life difficult. We’re living through two wars, which have been very significant for many companies. I know a lot of you have closed down operations in Russia, and anybody doing business in Israel is having a tough time. And we’ve had this continuous period where every piece of data about employee engagement shows that employees are burned out, tired, stressed. They feel that they’re overworked. Despite this employee sentiment, wages went up by over 5% and people who changed jobs saw raise wages of 8% or more. The unemployment rate is very low so there are a lot of jobs. You could ask yourself, why are people stressed? I think it’s a continued overhang of the pandemic: the remote work challenges, the complexities and inconsistencies in hybrid work. And something else: the younger part of the workforce, those who are going to be living a lot longer than people who are baby boomers, are basically saying I don’t really want to kill myself just to get ahead. I want to have a life. I want to quietly quit. If my company don’t take care of me, I’m going to work my wage, meaning I’m going to work as hard as I’m paid, no more than that. And that mentality has created an environment for the four-day work week, which I think is coming quicker than you realize. And unions, which are politically in favor, are rising at an all time increase in about 25, 30 years. Inflation and the need to raise wages to attract talent leads to pay equity problems. This domain is more complex than you think. You can read about it in our research and in 2024 it belongs on your list. 2024 will also see enormous demand for career reinvention, career development, growth programs, coaching, mentorship, allyship and support amongst the younger part of the workforce. And that means that if you’re in retail, healthcare, hospitality, or one of the other industries that hires younger people you have to accommodate this tremendous demand for benefits. These are things that became very clear in 2023. But let’s talk about the elephant in the room:  the biggest thing that happened in 2023 was AI. AI has transformed the conversations we have about everything from media to publishing to HR technology to recruiting to employee development to employee experience. As you probably know, I’m very high on AI. I think it’s going to have a huge transformational effect on our companies, our jobs, our careers, and our personal lives. AI will improve our health, our ability to learn, the way we consume news (note that the NYT just sued OpenAI and Microsoft for copyright infringement). Almost every part of our life will be transformed by AI. I know from our conversations that most of you are trying to understand it and see where it fits. And many of you have been told by your CEO, “we need an AI strategy for the company as well as in HR.” And the AI strategy in HR is one thing, but the bigger topic is the rest of the company. So HR is going to have to be a part of this transformation: the new roles, jobs, rewards, and skills we need. This year I’m very excited that we introduced Galileo™, which about 500 or so of you have been using. We’re going to launch the corporate version for everybody in the corporate membership in February, so corporate members stay tuned (or join). Galileo brings AI to HR in an easy-to-use, safe, and high-value way, so it will help you get your strategy together. It’s basically ready to go. Then later in the year we’ll launch a version to the JBA community and more. AI, despite all the fear-mongering, is already a very positive technology. Where are we going next? Well as the title of this article states, I think this is the year that changes business forever. And I’m not trying to be hyperbolic, I really see a tipping point. Let me give you the story. For about a decade I’ve been writing about the flattening of organizations, breaking down of hierarchies, creating what I used to call the networked organization. And this is now mainstream and we’ve decided to call it the Dynamic Organization. And what we mean by this, as you read about in the Dynamic Organization research or in the Post-Industrial Age study, is that the functional hierarchies of jobs, careers, organizations and companies are being broken down for really good reasons. The reason we have functional hierarchies, job levels and siloed business functions is because they’re patterned after the industrial age when companies made money by selling products and services at scale. The automobile industry, the oil and gas industry, the manufacturing industries, the CPG industries, even the pharmaceutical companies are essentially building things, bringing them to market, launching them, selling them, and distributing them in a linear chain. And that “scalable industrial business model” is how we designed our organizations. So we built large organizations for R&D, large organizations for product management and product design and packaging, large organizations for marketing, large organizations for sales, large organizations for business development and distribution, supply chain, and so on (including Finance and HR). And all these ten or fifteen business functions had their own hierarchies. So you, as an employee, worked your way up those hierarchies. When I graduated from college in 1978 as an engineer, I went into one of those hierarchies. For each employee you were an engineer, a salesperson, a marketing manager, or whatever and you worked your way up the pyramid. And at some point in your career you crossed over and did other things, but that was fairly unusual. That wasn’t really the career path. You worked about 35-40 years in that profession and then you retired. And a lot of companies had another construct: management and labor. Management decided “what to do” and labor “did it.” And all of these designs helped us build most of the HR practices we use today, including hiring, pay, performance management, succession, career management, goal setting, leadership development, and on and on. Today, if you look at how the most valued companies in the world, they don’t operate this way any more. Why? Because it slows them down like molasses. If you have to traverse a functional hierarchy to come up with a new idea it takes months or years to create something new. Today value is created through innovation, time to market, closeness to customers, and unique and high-value offerings. The “hierarchy” wasn’t designed for this at all. Here are a few dogmas to consider. We used to think that all new ideas come out of R&D. That’s crazy. Of course R&D is important, but some of the most innovative companies in the world don’t even have R&D departments, they have product teams. The Research Department at Microsoft didn’t even invent AI, the company had to partner with OpenAI, a company that has less than a thousand employees. Here’s another one to consider. Deloitte consultants used to talk about “innovation at the edge,” otherwise known as “skunk works.” We used to advise clients to “separate the new ideas from the scale business” so they new ideas don’t get crushed or ignored. Well today all the new ideas come from the operating businesses, and we iterate in a real-time way. So there’s another industrial organization structure that just no longer applies. So what we’ve been going through in the dynamic organization, and we’ve studied this in detail, is that we’ve got to design our companies to be flatter. We’ve got to simplify the job titles and descriptions so people can move around. We have to organize people into cross functional teams, we have to motivate and train people to work across the functional  silos. We have to build agile working groups, we have to redo performance management around teams and projects, not around individual goals and cascading goals. We need to build pay equity into the system so you’re paid fairly regardless of where you started. Let’s talk about pay. One of the problems with the hierarchy is you get a raise every year based on your performance appraisal. And after a few years your pay may have been quite a bit different than somebody sitting next to you simply because of your appraisals. But you may not be delivering any more than them. That wasn’t fair. If you came into the company with a background in marketing, you made less money than somebody who came into the company with a background in engineering. But five years later you might be doing the same stuff but making different amounts of money. And then there’s gender bias, age bias, and other non-performance factors. In a “skills meritocracy,” as we call it, pay equity has to get fixed. We’ve got to have developmental careers and talent marketplaces and open job opportunities and mentoring for people. And these people practices are the facilitation of becoming more dynamic. And the problem of not being dynamic is what happened at Salesforce, Meta, and other tech companies last year. Salesforce hired thousands of salespeople during the last upcycle after the pandemic, and then a year later laid most of them off. Meta did the same thing. Google’s probably next. These companies, operating in the industrial mindset, thought that the only way to grow is to hire more salespeople, more engineers, or more marketing folks. But the quantity of people in one of these business functions doesn’t necessarily drive growth and profitability. What matters is how they work together and what they do, not how many of them there are. This old idea that we’re going to grow the company by hiring, hiring, hiring is gone. It doesn’t work anymore. It’s still a part of the growth part of the company, you’re always hiring to replace people, to bring new skills, et cetera, and to bring new perspectives. But in a dynamic organization, a lot of the growth comes from within. People grow too. Even the word growth mindset has become overused. We need to have an organizational growth mindset so that we can grow as an organization. A great example of this is Intel. Intel lost their way in the manufacturing of semiconductors and also in the R&D. Now they’re reinventing themselves internally and their stock is skyrocketing. They didn’t hire some guru to tell them what to do, they know what to do. They just need to get around to doing it. Google has more AI engineers than OpenAI, Anthropic, and all the other little guys put together, but they didn’t execute well. Now they’re executing better. They brought their AI teams together into cross-functional groups and they’re sharing IP from YouTube with other business areas. I bet they stomp many of the others in AI once they get it going. That’s part of being a dynamic organization. You as HR people know better than anybody how dysfunctional it is when there are multiple groups in the company doing competing things and they’re not working together because they don’t know about each other, or they don’t talk to each other. There’s no cross fertilization or they’re protecting their turf. All of these are the things that get in the way of being a dynamic organization. And the reason it’s relevant in the next year is this has taken hold. Things like talent marketplaces and career pathways and skills-based organizations, skills based hiring, skills based pay, skills based careers, skills based development, et cetera…  these are not just HR fads, they’re solutions to this big shift: making companies more dynamic. Despite their value in the past, hierarchical stove-piped companies don’t operate very well anymore. Now this isn’t an A-B switch type of thing. This is an evolution, but it’s taking place very quickly. And the reason we came up with this concept of Systemic HR is we in HR have to do the same thing. The HR function itself operates in silos. We’ve got the recruiting group, the DEI group, the Comp group, the L&D group, the business partners, the group that does compliance, the group that worries about wellbeing. We’ve got somebody over here is doing an EX project, somebody over there is doing a data management project, a people analytics group. Okay. Those are all great functional areas that belong in HR. But if they’re not working together on the problems that the company has, and I mean the big problems, growth, profitability, productivity, M&A, etc., then who cares? Then you’re at level one or level two in systemic HR. We built the Systemic HR initiative around business problems. And that’s how we came up with the new HR operating model (read more details here or view the video overview). I think Systemic HR will be a very big deal for 2024, and there are many reasons. Not only are we living in a labor shortage but there’s another accelerant, and that is AI. For those of you that have used Galileo, and I hope you all get a chance to use it this year, it’s absolutely unbelievable how AI can pull together information, data, text from many sources in the company and make sense of what your company is doing. You know as well as I do, if you’ve worked in sales, if you’ve worked in marketing, if you worked in finance, these are siloed groups. Few companies have a truly integrated data management system for all of their customer data match to their sales, data match to their revenue, data match to their marketing.  Customer data platforms are a idea, but it doesn’t really happen very often, and it takes tens to hundreds of millions of dollars and many, many systems to do that. Well, AI does this almost automatically. So when you pull together a tool like Galileo, and you use our research as part of the corpus, and you add data about employee turnover, for example, in your company, or pay variations, you’ll see the relationship between pay and turnover just by asking a question. You don’t have to go spend months doing an analysis and trying to figure out if the analysis is any good. And that’s happening all over the company in sales and customer service and R&D and marketing – everywhere. So this more integrated, dynamic organization is happening before your eyes. In 2024, this is the context for almost everything we’re going to be working on now. The other context is the labor market, which is going to be very tough. You’ve read about from us and others about how tight the labor market is now. Unemployment in the United States is 3.8%, and it’s not going to get much better. Even if we do have a recession, which is questionable, there aren’t enough people to hire. The fertility rate is low, and even if every company gives employees fertility benefits and they all have babies, it will take twenty years for these people to go to work. So all of the developed countries: US, UK, Canada, Germany, Japan, the Nordics, China, Russia, the fertility rate has been low for a long time. The World Bank sees working population shrinking within ten years in almost every developed economy. Since hiring is going to get harder and we’ll see fewer and fewer working people, companies have to be much more integrated in hiring. And we all have to look the Four R’s: Recruit, Retain, Reskill, Redesign. This puts HR in the middle of a lot of job redesign, career reinvention, and a serious look at developing skills, not hiring skills, and using the tools we have as hr professionals to help the organization improve productivity without just hiring and hiring and hiring. I measure the success of companies by two things. One is their endurance: how well have they fared over ups and downs? The second is their revenue per employee. Companies with low revenues per employee tend to be poorly managed companies relative to their peers. Of course there’s a lot of industry differences. When we went through our GWI industry work: healthcare, consumer goods, pharma, banking, we could see the high performing companies were very efficient on a headcount basis. And we found out these companies are actually implementing Systemic HR practices. The other driver that we’re living in a service economy. Interestingly enough, in the United States, more than 70% of our GDP is now services. So the people you have, the humans in your company, are the product. And if you’re not getting good output per dollar of revenue per human, you’re not running the company very well. And this leads to many management topics. How are we going to build early and mid-level leaders? How can we rethink what employees really need? The topics of employee engagement and employee experience are really 25 to 30 years old. They need a massive update. How are we going to implement AI in L&D and replace a lot of these old systems that everybody kind of hates, but we’re stuck with? What’s going on with the ERP vendors and what role will they play as we replace our HR tech with AI powered systems? How will we implement scalable talent intelligence? In a world of labor shortages talent intelligence becomes even more important, whether you think of it for sourcing and recruiting or an internal mobility or just a strategic planning initiative. How do we all get comfortable with AI? And then there’s this issue of Systemic HR and developing your team, your function, your operating model to be more adaptive and more dynamic. So I look back on 2023 I feel it was one of the most fascinating and fun and enriching years that I’ve had. I am always amazed and impressed and energized by you, by you guys who were out there on the firing lines, dealing with these complex issues and companies with old technologies and all sorts of changes going on and how you’re adapting. I continue to be more impressed and more excited about the HR profession every year. I think a lot of people who aren’t in HR think we do a lot of compliance and administration stuff and we fire people. That is the tiniest part of what we do. 2024 is going to be an important year. You as an HR professional are going to have to learn a lot of things. You’re going to learn about Systemic HR issues, you’re going to learn about AI, and you’re going to learn to be a consultant. There’s no question in my mind that over the next decade or two dynamic organization management is going to become a bigger and bigger issue – how we manage people and companies. And I don’t mean manage like supervise, I mean develop, move, retain, pay, et cetera, culture, all of those things. I leave 2023 very energized about what’s to come with AI. And if you’re afraid of AI, just take a deep breath and relax. It’s not going to bite you. There’s nothing evil here. It’s a data driven system. If you don’t have your data act together, you’re not going to get a lot of good value out of AI. I talked to Donna Morris at Walmart last week; I talked to Nickle LaMoreaux at IBM; and I talked with the senior HR leaders at Microsoft. They’re all seeing huge returns on investment from the early implementations, and seeing hundreds of use cases. We’re going to have a lot of new tools and lots of vendor shakeout. (Check out what SAP is up to and where Workday is going.) Stay tuned for our big Predictions report coming out in mid January. That report is my chance to give you some deep perspectives on where I think things are going, recap things that have happened over the last couple of years, and give you some perspectives for the year ahead. As always we would be more than happy to walk through these things with your team. I hope you have a really nice holiday season and you take a deep breath. The world is never perfect. It’s never been perfect. It wasn’t perfect in the past. It won’t be perfect in the future. But the environment you live in and the environment that you create can be enriching, enjoyable, productive, and healthy, and fun if you decide. And I think we all have the opportunity to make those decisions. It has been a pleasure and an honor for me to serve and work with you this last year, and I’m really looking forward to an amazing 2024 together. –END OF PODCAST– Irresistible: The Seven Secrets of the World’s Most Enduring, Employee-Focused Organizations  
    Josh Bersin
    2023年12月30日
  • Josh Bersin
    Josh Bersin人工智能实施越来越像传统IT项目 Josh Bersin的文章《人工智能实施越来越像传统IT项目》提出了五个主要发现: 数据管理:强调数据质量、治理和架构在AI项目中的重要性,类似于IT项目。 安全和访问管理:突出AI实施中强大的安全措施和访问控制的重要性。 工程和监控:讨论了持续工程支持和监控的需求,类似于IT基础设施管理。 供应商管理:指出了AI项目中彻底的供应商评估和选择的重要性。 变更管理和培训:强调了有效变更管理和培训的必要性,这对AI和IT项目都至关重要。 原文如下,我们一起来看看: As we learn more and more about corporate implementations of AI, I’m struck by how they feel more like traditional IT projects every day. Yes, Generative AI systems have many special characteristics: they’re intelligent, we need to train them, and they have radical and transformational impact on users. And the back-end processing is expensive. But despite the talk about advanced models and life-like behavior, these projects have traditional aspects. I’ve talked with more than a dozen large companies about their various AI strategies and I want to encourage buyers to think about the basics. Finding 1: Corporate AI projects are all about the data. Unlike the implementation of a new ERP system, payroll system, recruiting, or learning platform, an AI platform is completely data dependent. Regardless of the product you’re buying (an intelligent agent like Galileo™, an intelligent recruiting system like Eightfold, or an AI-enabling platform to provide sales productivity), success depends on your data strategy. If your enterprise data is a mess, the AI won’t suddenly make sense of it. This week I read a story about Microsoft’s Copilot promoting election lies and conspiracy theories. While I can’t tell how widespread this may be, it simply points out that “you own the data quality, training, and data security” of your AI systems. Walmart’s My Assistant AI for employees already proved itself to be 2-3x more accurate at handling employee inquiries about benefits, for example. But in order to do this the company took advantage of an amazing IT architecture that brings all employee information into a single profile, a mobile experience with years of development, and a strong architecture for global security. One of our clients, a large defense contractor, is exploring the use of AI to revolutionize its massive knowledge management environment. While we know that Gen AI can add tremendous value here, the big question is “what data should we load” and how do we segment the data so the right people access the right information? They’re now working on that project. During our design of Galileo we spent almost a year combing through the information we’ve amassed for 25 years to build a corpus that delivers meaningful answers. Luckily we had been focused on data management from the beginning, but if we didn’t have a solid data architecture (with consistent metadata and information types), the project would have been difficult. So core to these projects is a data management team who understands data sources, metadata, and data integration tools. And once the new AI system is working, we have to train it, update it, and remove bias and errors on a regular basis. Finding 2: Corporate AI projects need heavy focus on security and access management. Let’s suppose you find a tool, platform, or application that delivers a groundbreaking solution to your employees. It could be a sales automation system, an AI-powered recruiting system, or an AI application to help call center agents handle problems. Who gets access to what? How do you “layer” the corpus to make sure the right people see what they need? This kind of exercise is the same thing we did at IBM in the 1980s, when we implemented this complex but critically important system called RACF. I hate to promote my age, but RACF designers thought through these issues of data security and access management many years ago. AI systems need a similar set of tools, and since the LLM has a tendency to “consolidate and aggregate” everything into the model, we may need multiple models for different users. In the case of HR, if build a talent intelligence database using Eightfold, Seekout, or Gloat which includes job titles, skills, levels, and details about credentials and job history, and then we decide to add “salary” …  oops.. well all of a sudden we have a data privacy problem. I just finished an in-depth discussion with SAP-SuccessFactors going through the AI architecture, and what you see is a set of “mini AI apps” developed to operate in Joule (SAP’s copilot) for various use cases. SAP has spent years building workflows, access patterns, and various levels of user security. They designed the system to handle confidential data securely. Remember also that tools like ChatGPT, which access the internet, can possibly import or leak data in a harmful way. And users may accidentally use the Gen AI tools to create unacceptable content, dangerous communications, and invoke other “jailbreak” behaviors. In your talent intelligence strategy, how will you manage payroll data and other private information? If the LLM uses this data for analysis we have to make sure that only appropriate users can see it. Finding 3: Corporate AI projects need focus on “prompt engineering” and system monitoring. In a typical IT project we spend a lot of time on the user experience. We design portals, screens, mobile apps, and experiences with the help of UI designers, artists, and craftsmen. But in Gen AI systems we want the user to “tell us what they’re looking for.” How do we train or support the user in prompting the system well? If you’ve ever tried to use a support chatbot from a company like Paypal you know how difficult this can be. I spent weeks trying to get Paypal’s bot to tell me how to shut down my account, but it never came close to giving me the right answer. (Eventually I figured it out, even though I still get invoices from a contractor who has since deceased!) We have to think about these issues. In our case, we’ve built a “prompt library” and series of workflows to help HR professionals get the most out of Galileo to make the system easy to use. And vendors like Paradox, Visier (Vee), and SAP are building sophisticated workflows that let users ask a simple question (“what candidates are at stage 3 of the pipeline”) and get a well formatted answer. If you ask a recruiting bot something like “who are the top candidates for this position” and plug it into the ATS, will it give you a good answer? I’m not sure, to be honest – so the vendors (or you) have to train it and build workflows to predict what users will ask. This means we’ll be monitoring these systems, looking at interactions that don’t work, and constantly tuning them to get better. A few years ago I interviewed the VP of Digital Transformation at DBS (Digital Bank of Singapore), one of the most sophisticated digital banks in the world. He told me they built an entire team to watch every click on the website so they could constantly move buttons, simplify interfaces, and make information easier to find. We’re going to need to do the same thing with AI, since we can’t really predict what questions people will ask. Finding 4: Vendors will need to be vetted. The next “traditional IT” topic is going to be the vetting of vendors. If I were a large bank or insurance company and I was looking at advanced AI systems, I would scrutinize the vendor’s reputation and experience in detail. Just because a firm like OpenAI has built a great LLM doesn’t mean that they, as a vendor, are capable of meeting your needs. Does the vendor have the resources, expertise, and enterprise feature set you require? I recently talked with a large enterprise in the middle east who has major facilities in Saudi Arabia, Dubai, and other countries in the region. They do not and will not let user information, queries, or generated data leave their jurisdiction. Does the vendor you select have the ability to handle this requirement? Small AI vendors will struggle with these issues, leading IT to do risk assessment in a new way. There are also consultants popping up who specialize in “bias detection” or testing of AI systems. Large companies can do this themselves, but I expect that over time there will be consulting firms who help you evaluate the accuracy and quality of these systems. If the system is trained on your data, how well have you tested it? In many cases the vendor-provided AI uses data from the outside world: what data is it using and how safe is it for your application? Finding 5: Change management, training, and organization design are critical. Finally, as with all technology projects, we have to think about change management and communication. What is this system designed to do? How will it impact your job? What should you do if the answers are not clear or correct? All these issues are important. There’s a need for user training. Our experience shows that users adopt these systems quickly, but they may not understand how to ask a question or how to interpret an answer. You may need to create prompt libraries (like Galileo), or interactive conversation journeys. And then offer support so users can resolve answers which are wrong, unclear, or inconsistent. And most importantly of all, there’s the issue of roles and org design. Suppose we offer an intelligent system to let sales people quickly find answers to product questions, pricing, and customer history. What is the new role of sales ops? Do we have staff to update and maintain the quality of the data? Should we reorganize our sales team as a result? We’ve already discovered that Galileo really breaks down barriers within HR, for example, showing business partners or HR leaders how to handle issues that may be in another person’s domain. These are wonderful outcomes which should encourage leaders to rethink how the roles are defined. In our company, as we use AI for our research, I see our research team operating at a higher level. People are sharing information, analyzing cross-domain information more quickly, and taking advantage of interviews and external data at high speed. They’re writing articles more quickly and can now translate material into multiple languages. Our member support and advisory team, who often rely on analysts for expertise, are quickly becoming consultants. And as we release Galileo to clients, the level of questions and inquiries will become more sophisticated. This process will happen in every sales organization, customer service organization, engineering team, finance, and HR team. Imagine the “new questions” people will ask. Bottom Line: Corporate AI Systems Become IT Projects At the end of the day the AI technology revolution will require lots of traditional IT practices. While AI applications are groundbreaking powerful, the implementation issues are more traditional than you think. I will never forget the failed implementation of Siebel during my days at Sybase. The company was enamored with the platform, bought, and forced us to use it. Yet the company never told us why they bought it, explained how to use it, or built workflows and job roles to embed it into the company. In only a year Sybase dumped the system after the sales organization simply rejected it. Nobody wants an outcome like that with something as important as AI. As you learn and become more enamored with the power of AI, I encourage you to think about the other tech projects you’ve worked on. It’s time to move beyond the hype and excitement and think about real-world success.
    Josh Bersin
    2023年12月17日
  • Josh Bersin
    人工智能正在以比我预期更快的速度改变企业学习AI Is Transforming Corporate Learning Even Faster Than I Expected 在《AI正在比我预想的更快地改变企业学习AI Is Transforming Corporate Learning Even Faster Than I Expected》这一文中,Josh Bersin强调了AI对企业学习和发展(L&D)领域的革命性影响。L&D市场价值高达3400亿美元,涵盖了从员工入职到操作程序等一系列活动。传统模型正在随着像Galileo™这样的生成性AI技术的发展而演变,这改变了内容的创建、个性化和传递方式。本文探讨了AI在L&D中的主要用例,包括内容生成、个性化学习体验、技能发展,以及用AI驱动的知识工具替代传统培训。举例包括Arist的AI内容创作、Uplimit的个性化AI辅导,以及沃尔玛实施AI进行即时培训。这种转型是深刻的,呈现了一个AI不仅增强而且重新定义L&D策略的未来。 在受人工智能影响的所有领域中,最大的变革也许发生在企业学习中。经过一年的实验,现在很明显人工智能将彻底改变这个领域。 让我们讨论一下 L&D 到底是什么。企业培训无处不在,这就是为什么它是一个价值 3400 亿美元的市场。工作中发生的一切(从入职到填写费用账户再到复杂的操作程序)在某种程度上都需要培训。即使在经济衰退期间,企业在 L&D 上的支出仍稳定在人均 1200-1500 美元。 然而,正如研发专业人士所知,这个问题非常复杂。有数百种培训平台、工具、内容库和方法。我估计 L&D 技术空间的规模超过 140 亿美元,这甚至不包括搜索引擎、知识管理工具以及 Zoom、Teams 和 Webex 等平台等系统。多年来,我们经历了许多演变:电子学习、混合学习、微型学习,以及现在的工作流程中的学习。 生成式人工智能即将永远改变这一切。 考虑一下我们面临的问题。企业培训并不是真正的教学,而是创造一个学习的环境。传统的教学设计以教师为主导,以过程为中心,但在工作中常常表现不佳。人们通过多种方式学习,通常没有老师,他们寻找参考资料,复制别人正在做的事情,并依靠经理、同事和专家的帮助。因此,必须扩展传统的教学设计模型,以帮助人们学习他们需要的东西。 输入生成人工智能,这是一种旨在合成信息的技术。像Galileo™这样的生成式人工智能工具 可以以传统教学设计师无法做到的方式理解、整合、重组和传递来自大型语料库的信息。这种人工智能驱动的学习方法不仅效率更高,而且效果更好,能够在工作流程中进行学习。 早期,在工作流程中学习意味着搜索信息并希望找到相关的东西。这个过程非常耗时,而且常常没有结果。生成式人工智能通过其神经网络的魔力,现在已经准备好解决这些问题,就像 L&D 的瑞士军刀一样。 这是一个简单的例子。我问Galileo™(该公司经过 25 年的研究和案例研究提供支持):“我该如何应对总是迟到的员工?请给我一个叙述来帮助我?” 它没有带我去参加管理课程或给我看一堆视频,而是简单地回答了问题。这种类型的互动是企业学习的大部分内容。 让我总结一下人工智能在学习与发展中的四个主要用例: 生成内容:人工智能可以大大减少内容创建所涉及的时间和复杂性。例如,移动学习工具Arist拥有AI生成功能Sidekick,可以将综合的操作信息转化为一系列的教学活动。这个过程可能需要几周甚至几个月的时间,现在可以在几天甚至几小时内完成。 我们在Josh Bersin 学院使用 Arist ,我们的新移动课程现在几乎每月都会推出。Sana、Docebo Shape和以用户为中心的学习平台 360 Learning 等其他工具也同样令人兴奋。 个性化学习者体验:人工智能可以帮助根据个人需求定制学习路径,改进根据工作角色分配学习路径的传统模型。人工智能可以理解内容的细节,并使用该信息来个性化学习体验。这种方法比杂乱的学习体验平台(LXP)有效得多,因为LXP通常无法真正理解内容的细节。 Uplimit是一家致力于构建人工智能平台来帮助教授人工智能的初创公司,它正在使用其Cobot和其他工具为学习人工智能的技术专业人员提供个性化的指导和技巧。Cornerstone 的新 AI 结构按技能推荐课程,Sana 平台将 Galileo 等工具与学习连接起来,SuccessFactors 中的新 AI 功能还为用户提供了基于角色和活动的精选学习视图。 识别和发展技能:人工智能可以帮助识别内容中的技能并推断个人的技能。这有助于提供正确的培训并确定其有效性。虽然许多公司正在研究高级技能分类策略,但真正的价值在于可以通过人工智能识别和开发的细粒度、特定领域的技能。 人才情报领域的先驱者Eightfold、Gloat和SeekOut可以推断员工技能并立即推荐学习解决方案。实际上,我们正在使用这项技术来推出我们的人力资源职业导航器,该导航器将于明年初推出。 用知识工具取代培训:人工智能在学习与发展中最具颠覆性的用例也许是完全取代某些类型培训的潜力。人工智能可以创建提供信息和解决问题的智能代理或聊天机器人,从而可能消除对某些类型培训的需求。这种方法不仅效率更高,而且效果更好,因为它可以在个人需要时为他们提供所需的信息。 沃尔玛今天正在实施这一举措,我们的新平台 Galileo 正在帮助万事达卡和劳斯莱斯等公司在无需培训的情况下按需查找人力资源信息和政策信息。LinkedIn Learning 正在向 Gen AI 搜索开放其软技能内容,很快 Microsoft Copilot 将通过 Viva Learning 找到培训。 这里潜力巨大 在我作为分析师的这些年里,我从未见过一种技术具有如此大的潜力。人工智能将彻底改变 L&D 格局,重塑我们的工作方式,以便 L&D 专业人员可以花时间为企业提供咨询。 L&D 专业人员应该做什么?花一些时间来了解这项技术,或者参加Josh Bersin 学院的一些新的人工智能课程以了解更多信息。 随着我们继续推出像伽利略这样的工具,我知道你们每个人都会对未来的机会感到惊讶。L&D 的未来已经到来,而这一切都由人工智能驱动。
    Josh Bersin
    2023年12月13日
  • Josh Bersin
    2024年必关注的50位人力资源影响者 Top 50 HR Influencers to Follow in 2024-BY Peoplebox 在不断发展变化的人力资源领域,对于全球的HR专业人士来说,紧跟最新趋势和洞见至关重要。NACSHR很高兴与大家分享Peoplebox的年度文章——《2024年必关注的50位人力资源影响者》。这篇文章由Shaini Ekka撰写,突出了人力资源界的引领者。这些影响者正在用创新的想法和实践重新定义人力资源管理,这些想法和实践正在全球范围内塑造着未来的工作场所。让我们一起探索这些行业领袖的思想和方法论,他们在2024年产生了重大影响。   原文来自:https://www.peoplebox.ai/blog/top-50-hr-influencers-2024/   Top 50 HR Influencers to Follow in 2024 Step into the world of HR Influencers! Our blog introduces you to the leaders shaping the future of Human Resources. Discover the game-changers, their ideas, and the fresh perspectives shaping HR this year. Let’s explore together the top 50 minds redefining how we see and do HR in 2024. 1. Josh Bersin Josh Bersin, currently affiliated with Bersin by Deloitte, serves as a prominent keynote speaker, advisor, educator, and mentor to global HR and business leaders. His mission is to enhance work-life worldwide, and he achieves this by guiding HR professionals and organizations in various domains of corporate HR, including talent management, recruitment, training and development, and workplace automation. With his extensive expertise, Josh is dedicated to empowering HR professionals and companies to create more fulfilling and efficient work environments. Linkedin | Twitter 2. Dave Ulrich Dave Ulrich is a distinguished name in the field of Human Resources and leadership. Renowned as a thought leader and influential speaker, he has made significant contributions to the field of HR, particularly in HR competencies and HR transformation. With a strong background in academia, Dave has been a professor at the University of Michigan’s Ross School of Business and has authored numerous books and articles on HR and leadership. His work is instrumental in shaping the modern HR landscape, emphasizing the strategic role of HR in organizations and how HR can contribute to business success. Dave Ulrich’s insights and research have had a profound impact on HR professionals, making him a respected authority in the industry. Linkedin | Twitter 3. Meghan Biro Meghan is the founder and CEO of TalentCulture. She has experience working with hundreds of companies, including early start-ups to well-known brands such as Microsoft, IBM, and Google, to help recruit and empower excellent talent. Apart from this, Meghan has been a guest on numerous radio shows and online forums and has been a featured speaker at global conferences. She is also a regular contributor at Forbes, Huffington Post, and several other media outlets and has been nominated as one of the top 100 Social Media Power Influencers. Meghan is the high-tech recruiter who constantly writes about HR tech and Talent Management topics on Forbes.com. Her professional background has expanded in recruiting, tech, marketing, branding, and digital media. Linkedin | Twitter 4. David Green David is an Executive Director at Insight222 & myHRfuture.com, serving the companies with Fortune100 firms. He is a people analytics leader, writer, speaker, conference chair, and data-driven HR. Before launching his own business Zandel, which provides speaking, advisory, and consulting services on people analytics, data-driven HR, and the future of work, David was the Global Director of People Analytics Solutions at IBM Watson Talent. David has extensive experience helping organizations embark upon and accelerate their People Analytics journeys. He was the Main Stage MC at UNLEASH World in Amsterdam in 2018 – Europe’s largest and most popular show on the Future of Work and Workplace Technology. David is one of the HR influencers and a co-author of the book “Excellence in People Analytics”, which gives a unique perspective on People Analytics to provide HR practitioners with everything they require to know as to how to immerse the accurate infrastructure and technologies for data collection to build a culture of analytics in the HR team. Linkedin | Twitter 5. Liz Ryan Liz is the creator and leader of Human Workplace, a company that offers coaching, content, and consulting services. She’s a featured speaker and the author of several books, including “REINVENTION ROADMAP : Break the Rules to Get the Job You Want and Career You Deserve.” Liz discusses and presents on the modern workplace, provides expert opinions on employment-related issues, and guides CEOs and business owners on matters related to workforce strategy and HR. In her own words, Liz is on a mission to transform and improve work experiences for individuals. Linkedin | Twitter 6. Steve Boese Steve serves as a Co-Chair of the HR Technology conference in collaboration with H3 HR Advisors. He is a tech editor and writer for Human Resource Executive Magazine, and he co-hosts the HR Happy Hour podcast with Trish. His extensive expertise in Human Capital Management technologies comes from his past roles in product development and as a corporate HR leader, where he managed internal HR tech systems. Linkedin | Twitter 7. Tim Sackett With two decades of experience in the Talent Acquisition Industry, Tim has served as an Executive HR professional. His extensive career includes roles within Fortune 500 companies spanning diverse sectors such as healthcare, retail, dining, and technology. Notably, he holds the position of President at HRU Technical Resources. Tim’s leadership extends beyond his corporate roles. He also serves as the President of the Association of Talent Acquisition Professionals (ATAP), showcasing his commitment to advancing the field. Furthermore, he is a prolific author, best known for the widely acclaimed book “The Talent Fix: A Leader’s Guide to Recruiting Great Talent.” Recognized for his profound influence in the HR domain, Tim earned a place among the Top 10 Global HR Influencers by Workforce Magazine in 2018. Linkedin | Twitter 8. Johnny C. Taylor Jr Johnny C. Taylor Jr. is a distinguished figure in the world of Human Resources and employment advocacy. As the President and CEO of the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), he plays a pivotal role in shaping HR practices and policies in the United States and beyond. With a career marked by leadership in the HR field, he is a recognized authority on workforce issues, labor trends, and employment law. Under his leadership, SHRM has made significant strides in advancing HR practices, championing diversity and inclusion, and advocating for workplace policies that support both employees and organizations. He is not only a prominent advocate for HR professionals but also a vocal proponent of fostering work environments that are fair, inclusive, and responsive to the needs of the modern workforce. His extensive experience and passion for shaping the world of work make him a notable influencer and a leading voice in the ever-evolving landscape of human resources. Through his leadership and advocacy, he continues to leave a lasting impact on the HR profession and the broader realm of employment practices. Linkedin | Twitter 9. Greg Savage Greg is a mentor for business growth, a speaker, and the founder of two recruitment firms, each valued at $100 million. He also serves on 16 recruitment boards. He authored “The Savage Truth,” a popular book about recruitment that shares his wisdom on leadership, business, and life from his extensive four-decade career. Greg earned the title of the most influential recruiter in Australia in the past six decades and was recognized as the most influential Australian business figure on Twitter. Follow him to explore his valuable insights, guidance, and mentoring on building highly profitable recruitment companies with a global reach across various industries. Twitter 10. William Tincup William Tincup, President of RecruitingDaily, is a well-known figure in the HR industry. He’s recognized for his straightforward and no-nonsense approach to human resources. Tincup wears many hats—he’s a writer, speaker, consultant, and advisor. When it comes to topics like recruiting, leadership, talent management, and the future of work, he’s known for his candid and brutally honest opinions. He is actively involved in the HR technology startup scene, serving on the Board of Advisors or Directors for 15 such companies. He’s been sharing his insights on HR-related issues for over a decade, making him a respected and influential voice in the field. Linkedin | Twitter 11. Steve Browne With over three decades of experience as an accomplished speaker, writer, and thought leader in Human Resource Management, Steve Browne is committed to uniting the global HR community and facilitating its collective learning and growth. Throughout his career, Browne has successfully navigated HR roles across diverse industries, including manufacturing, consumer products, professional services, and the restaurant sector. His extensive background and expertise make him a valuable contributor to the field of HR and an influential voice in the industry. Linkedin | Twitter 12. Laurie Ruettimann As a Writer, Speaker, and Podcaster at Punk Rock HR, Ruettimann provides her LinkedIn and Twitter followers with a daily glimpse into the challenges, triumphs, and moments of enlightenment that accompany the journey of guiding organizations, HR teams, and individuals in confronting and embracing their failures more effectively. With 14 years of experience as an HR professional, Ruettimann transitioned into a highly sought-after consultant, speaker, and writer. Linkedin 13. Jeanne Meister Jeanne is a workplace advocate known for co-authoring the widely-read book “The Future Workplace Experience: 10 Rules For Mastering Disruption in Recruiting and Engaging Employees.” With her corporate learning background, she’s a top HR influencer. Jeanne initiated the Future Workplace Network to encourage discussions between CEOs and leaders, aiming to raise awareness about the future of work. An accomplished speaker and writer, she has contributed to respected publications like Forbes, the Financial Times, and Harvard Business Review. Linkedin | Twitter 14. Mary Jantsch Mary Jantsch used to lead Talent & Partner Success at Elpha, a startup that supports women in technology careers. Her work at Elpha focused on connecting companies with strategies to attract, hire, and retain more women in the workforce. Today, Mary operates as an independent People Ops Consultant, Pay Transparency Advisor, and writer. She is a firm believer in prioritizing culture, people, and processes right from the beginning of an organization’s journey. You can follow her social channels for honest insights and practical guidance on all things related to HR and People Ops. Linkedin | Twitter 15. Mark Stelzner Mark is a well-respected figure in the field of HR, bringing over 25 years of experience in HR change. He describes himself as someone who has built strong relationships through careful attention to detail, a natural sense of curiosity, and a good-natured sense of humor. For the past 17 years, Mark has served as the managing principal of IA, a consulting firm that focuses on senior executives and HR management Linkedin | Twitter 16. Madison Butler Madison Butler offers a fresh perspective in the field of HR and people operations. As the Chief People Officer at GRAV, a Texas-based smoking supplies retailer, she urges HR and people ops professionals to challenge the norm and tackle important issues like race and gender. Her passion lies in nurturing company culture, fostering talent development, retaining employees, and promoting inclusive workplaces. She hosts the “Bye Bye Binary” podcast and runs a career hub for the queer community. Linkedin 17. Lily Zheng Lily Zheng is a consultant, speaker, and author who helps organizations move beyond one-time diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) training. On LinkedIn, she initiates conversations on crucial workplace topics, offers valuable resources, and encourages a fresh perspective on DEI in the workplace. Their work as a DEI advocate has gained recognition in reputable publications like Forbes, CNBC, The New York Times, and Entrepreneur. She is also the author of “Gender Ambiguity in the Workplace: Transgender and Gender-Diverse Discrimination” and their recently published book “DEI Deconstructed: Your Practical Guide to Effective DEI Work.” Linkedin 18. Lars Schmidt He’s the author of the bestseller “Redefining HR: Transforming People Teams to Drive Business Performance” and frequently contributes to Fast Company. With over 20 years of experience, he’s the founder of Amplify, which assists companies and HR leaders in navigating the evolving work environment through courses, podcasts, books, and more. Notably, Lars has been recognized as a top influencer by HR Examiner, HuffPost, and LinkedIn. Linkedin | Twitter 19. Katie Burke Katie Burke has served as HubSpot’s Chief People Officer since 2017. She has a strong passion for diversity, inclusion, and culture, as well as a love for Beyoncé. She firmly believes in blending culture, innovation, leadership, and inclusiveness to create an outstanding workplace experience. Under her guidance, HubSpot gained recognition for its unique workplace culture. Katie initiated the company’s diversity and inclusion efforts, which include annually sharing diversity data and implementing programs to enhance diversity in leadership. Linkedin | Twitter 20. Laszlo Bock Formerly a refugee who escaped from Communist Romania, Bock’s journey to becoming a high-ranking executive at tech giant Google is a captivating one. His experiences and insights are always worth paying attention to. During his time as the former Senior Vice President of People at Google, he played a pivotal role in helping the company secure numerous accolades, including the title of ‘Best Company to Work For’ on more than 30 occasions, and over 100 awards as a leading employer. Bock’s pioneering initiatives have set industry standards, making him a role model for organizations worldwide. Linkedin | Twitter 21. Kris Dunn Kris Dunn is the Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO) at Kinetix and a well-loved blogger known for HR Capitalist and Fistful of Talent. With extensive experience in leading HR for both large corporations and startups, Kris emphasizes the importance of hiring top talent and then creating an environment that maximizes their motivation, performance, and effectiveness. He is also a sought-after speaker and influencer who can be found on LinkedIn and Twitter, where he shares the latest insights from the HR and business world, including his own thoughts, and provides valuable tips on upcoming online events. Linkedin | Twitter 22. Sharlyn Lauby Sharlyn is part of the board at The Workforce Institute, where they research and educate about important workplace issues worldwide. She’s also a writer, speaker, trainer, and consultant in HR management. Sharlyn has written books about hiring, running effective meetings, building strong leaders, and boosting employee engagement. She shares HR and other insights on her blog, HR Bartender, which was recognized as one of the top 5 HR blogs by the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM). Linkedin | Twitter 23. Suzanne Lucas She’s a former HR expert who turned into a busy freelance writer and speaker. In her own words, she offers career guidance with a touch of humor to businesses, HR professionals, employees, and job seekers. Through her expert articles, blog posts, and valuable contributions to various well-known platforms, she has assisted countless individuals in advancing their careers and becoming more effective managers. Linkedin | Twitter 24. Ben Eubanks He’s an HR analyst, author, and podcaster, and he currently holds the role of Chief Research Officer at Lighthouse Research & Advisory, a company that specializes in human capital management analysis. With a broad range of experience in areas like recruiting, benefits, training, employee relations, and executive coaching, Ben has worked in different company settings, including non-profits and small organizations. Notably, he co-founded the industry event HRevolution, manages a blog and podcast, and is involved in HR certification development through his program HR Summer School. Linkedin | Twitter 25. Trish McFarlane She is the host of famous podcast HR Happy Hour. Apart from the podcast, Trish also shares her thoughts on topics like analytics, human capital management, talent, and recruiting on her Twitter. She’s the author of the HR Ringleader blog and holds the role of VP of HR Practice/ Principal Analyst at the Brandon Hall Group. With over 15 years of experience in various fields, including Big 4 public accounting, PR, healthcare, and IT, Trish brings a wealth of knowledge to leadership, performance management, training & development, change management, social media, and innovation. She engages her audience with real-life examples of how leadership shapes organizations. She is indeed a very known HR influencer in the business world. Linkedin | Twitter 26. Jon Ingham Jon Ingham is widely recognized as a leader in innovation, technology, and talent management in the human resources and business fields. He’s an accomplished writer, blogger, and contributor in the digital HR realm, sharing valuable tips, ideas, and advice on effective employee lifecycle management making him a notable influencer. With a wealth of expertise, Jon is a go-to source for insights and guidance in the HR and business space. Linkedin | Twitter 27. Kathryn Minshew Kathryn is the creator and leader of The Muse, an online platform for careers. She spends her time shaping the future of work, caring deeply about career growth, and helping businesses find and keep the best people. She also values building strong company cultures for long-lasting organizations. If you check out her social media profiles, you’ll see her discussing workplace topics and culture. Give her a follow for more insights! Linkedin | Twitter 28. Kathleen Hogan Kathleen Hogan holds the position of Chief People Officer and Executive Vice President of Human Resources at Microsoft. She began her journey with the company in 2003 as the Chief Operating Officer of Worldwide Sales, later taking on the role of Corporate Vice President of Worldwide Services in 2009, and assuming her current role as Chief People Officer in 2015. Kathleen’s primary goal is to empower Microsoft’s 217,000+ global employees to achieve their objectives within a culture that attracts and motivates exceptionally passionate talent. Linkedin 29. Joey V. Price Joey V. Price is the CEO of Jumpstart:HR, a company that helps startups and small businesses with HR outsourcing and consulting. He hosts two podcasts, “Business, Life, and Coffee” and “While We Were Working,” the latter being aimed at HR and people leaders, discussing current HR topics. With extensive HR experience, Joey emphasizes the importance of achieving high returns on investment by ensuring a content and engaged workforce. He also served as an adjunct professor at Stony Brook University in New York. Linkedin | Twitter 30. Jodi-Ann Burey Jodi-Ann Burey is a popular speaker, influencer and writer who shares insights on being true to yourself, the complexity of identity, and reshaping workplace environments with her 38,000+ LinkedIn followers. Her TEDx Talk, “The Myth of Bringing Your Full, Authentic Self to Work,” has reached 1.4 million viewers and encouraged both employers and employees to reconsider their approach to creating a welcoming workplace. Jodi-Ann’s contributions have been featured on well-known platforms like The Muse and HBR, and she has been a guest on Brené Brown’s podcast, “Dare To Lead.” Beyond her professional discussions, Jodi-Ann also addresses her journey with cancer on her podcast, “Black Cancer.” Linkedin | Twitter 31. Ester Martinez Ester Martinez serves as CEO & Editor-in-Chief at People Matters, guiding a thriving community for CHROs and business leaders. Together, they drive progress in talent and work practices, shaping sustainable business impact. She is an influencer and contributes valuable insights to the industry. She is also an active member of various HR and Business forums in India and internationally. Linkedin | Twitter 32. Jennifer Kim Jennifer Kim is an advisor for startups, a coach for leadership, and a strategist for diversity and inclusion. She is highly regarded for her work in helping startups embrace people operations as a crucial aspect of their business. Jennifer also manages the “Inclusion At Work” resource on Twitter and offers a course focused on talent acquisition in the startup ecosystem. Jennifer Kim is recognized as a “dot connector” who helps startups grow and thrive by fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment. Twitter   33. Jacob Morgan Jacob Morgan, a well-known speaker and writer, is the creator of Future of Work University. He specializes in leadership, employee experiences, and the future of work. Jacob is engaged in sharing his thoughts, offering advice, and penning best-sellers. Being a influencer, he shares valuable information and handpicked content on various social media  platforms. Linkedin | Twitter 34. Jackye Clayton Jackye holds the role of VP for Talent Acquisition and DEI (Diversity, Equity & Inclusion) at Textio. She is a strong supporter of DEI and has extensive experience in diverse industries. Jackye excels in discovering exceptional talent and championing her team. Additionally, she hosts the show “But First Coffee”. Linkedin | Twitter 35. David Hanrahan David Hanrahan, Eventbrite’s Chief Human Resources Officer, has spent over twenty years as an HR leader in various companies, including Zendesk, Twitter, Shell, and Electronic Arts. His diverse skill set encompasses managing substantial hiring in high-growth environments, crafting job frameworks, executing effective reward strategies, analyzing and improving employee engagement. Linkedin 36. Claude Silver Claude Silver is famous for her role as the Chief Heart Officer at VaynerMedia, a digital advertising agency. In this special job, she’s known for her dedication to creating a work environment that’s all about people and empathy. She highlights the value of emotional smarts and personal connections at work. Her efforts have earned her a strong reputation in HR and leadership. She keeps pushing for kinder and more heart-centered ways of managing and leading. Linkedin | Twitter 37. Adam Karpiak Adam Karpiak dedicated eight years to progressing from a recruiter to the Vice President of Recruiting. Afterward, he established his own company, which functions as a comprehensive recruiting agency. Additionally, Adam guides job seekers in distinguishing themselves during their job hunt and making informed decisions about their ideal work settings. Linkedin | Twitter 38. Jessica Miller-Merrell Jessica Miller-Merrell founded Workology and hosts its podcast. She’s known for her work on Generation Z’s influence in the workplace, as well as her discussions on upcoming HR technologies and promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Jessica is recognized as a Forbes Top 50 Social Media Power User and is a driving force for change in the workplace, with a strong emphasis on human resources and talent acquisition. Linkedin | Twitter 39. Jim Stroud Jim Stroud is a writer, blogger, and public speaker. His primary focus revolves around human resources, recruitment, and job search strategies. Hailing from Atlanta, Georgia, Jim has received recognition for his work, such as being featured in Monster.com‘s “Top Ten Employment Bloggers to Follow on Twitter” and securing the seventh spot on the “Top 25 HR Digital Influencers” list. Additionally, he’s the author of the book “The Number One Job Hunting Book in the World!” published in 2015. Linkedin | Twitter 40. Lou Adler Lou Adler is often referred to as the first headhunter. Through his company, The Adler Group, he has provided training to over 40,000 recruiters and hiring managers. He’s also an accomplished author, with some of his books ranking as bestsellers on Amazon. On his Twitter account, he shares valuable insights on making smarter hiring decisions and offers guidance for HR professionals looking to enhance their recruitment techniques. Linkedin | Twitter 41. Marc Coleman Marc is the creator and top boss at UNLEASH.ai, which is like a big online market for HR stuff. His goal is to get HR, learning, and hiring leaders from around the world excited about the future of work and new HR tech. He really loves bringing people together to think up and make the future of work happen. For years, he’s built strong HR brands and helped make trustworthy HR groups all over the world. Linkedin | Twitter 42. Cynthia Trivella Cynthia serves as the lead partner at TalentCulture, a thriving community of professionals keen on all aspects of the work world, where technology has a significant impact. With over two decades of experience, Cynthia is one of the most well-liked experts and trendsetters in HR technology. Her knowledge spans marketing communications, talent finding, and hiring, and she has a strong passion for finding and keeping talent, boosting the company’s reputation, and enhancing the employee journey. Linkedin | Twitter 43. Craig Fisher Craig is the creator, specialist in employer branding and marketing strategy at TalentNet Media. This company focuses on building employer brands and plans for hiring new talent. Craig also offers guidance to various businesses in HR technology and digital strategies. He’s collaborated with major companies like LinkedIn, Toyota, YUM! Brands, HootSuite, and many more. Craig’s achievements include founding the first LinkedIn-certified training company in North America and initiating the initial Twitter chat for recruiters. Linkedin | Twitter  44. Vernā Myers Vernā holds the position of VP of Inclusion Strategy at Netflix, where she focuses on promoting cultural diversity and inclusion. She’s an expert in the field of diversity and is known for her work as a cultural innovator and social commentator. Her role involves developing and executing strategies that infuse cultural diversity, equity, and inclusivity into every aspect of Netflix’s global operations. Linkedin | Twitter 45. Amy C. Waninger Amy is the CEO of Lead at Any Level, a company that partners with organizations to develop a diverse leadership talent pool, ensuring a lasting competitive edge. She’s a DEI influencer, making inclusion happen, as a speaker, trainer, and consultant. Her focus is on helping companies keep their top talent and foster inclusive environments. Amy is a specialist in leadership, diversity, inclusion, networking, and unconscious bias. She frequently talks about retaining employees, keeping them engaged, and reducing turnover on her social media platforms Linkedin | Twitter 46. Risha Grant Risha serves as the CEO of Risha Grant LLC, a company that offers a wide range of services related to diversity and inclusion communication and consulting. She is widely recognized for her expertise in this field and is an international speaker, author, consultant, and host of the KJRH-NBC Risha Talks series. Linkedin | Twitter 47. Jan Tegze Jan serves as the Technical Recruiting Director at Tricentis. He is a speaker, trainer, blogger, and a leader in talent acquisition. Jan is also the author of “Full Stack Recruiter: The Ultimate Edition,” a thorough guidebook essential for professionals in the field. His background includes effectively leading teams and implementing recruitment and sourcing procedures. At conferences and events, Jan discusses various topics, such as global recruitment, sourcing techniques, innovative recruitment tools, strategies for sourcing, analytics, and more. Linkedin | Twitter 48. Lynne Oldham Lynne holds the role of Chief People Officer at Glynn 100 and Stash. With more than two decades of experience in strategic HR leadership and talent acquisition across different sectors, she is dedicated to building vibrant, efficient, and financially successful companies. Lynne focuses on harnessing diversity and crafting strategies that inspire a sense of belonging and engagement among employees, ultimately leading to positive outcomes. Linkedin | Twitter 49. Dalila Wilson-Scott Dalila is the EVP and Chief Diversity Officer at Comcast Corporation and President of the Comcast NBCUniversal Foundation. She frequently speaks on philanthropy and equity-related topics at prominent events like the Aspen Ideas Festival, Social Innovation Summit, MIT Solve, USC Center on Philanthropy and Public Policy, and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute’s Annual Symposium. The DEI influencer is passionate about social impact, inclusion, and innovation, topics she frequently discusses on her social media profiles. Linkedin | Twitter 50. Lindsay-Rae McIntyre Lindsay-Rae is the Chief Diversity Officer at Microsoft, aiming to build a stronger future through inclusive culture and technology. With more than 20 years of experience in HR for the technology industry, she is passionate about using cutting-edge, inclusive people methods to drive corporate growth. With more than 18K followers on her LinkedIn profile, Lindsay shares her tips and knowledge on diversity, inclusion, and allyship matters. Linkedin | Twitter  
    Josh Bersin
    2023年12月04日
  • Josh Bersin
    Josh Bersin:Introducing Galileo™, The World’s First AI-Powered Expert Assistant For HR As many of you know, HR professionals play a vital, complex, and constantly changing role in business. These 30 million professionals hold more than 250 job roles and leverage over 400 skills to help companies with all aspects of management: recruiting, development, leadership, coaching, diversity, pay, benefits, hybrid work, and more. And they must also select and implement a wide array of technologies and tools to help their companies grow. The Josh Bersin Company, through 25 years of research and interviews with thousands of companies and vendors, has amassed the most trusted library of best-practices, vendor information, benchmarks, case studies, and professional development tools for HR. Last Spring we embarked on a project to build an “HR Copilot”, consolidating our content into a Generative AI platform. The results were amazing: using Gen AI we were able to build an amazing new experience: users can ask questions, compare vendors, dig into solutions, and generate implementation plans, RFP templates, and more. Today, in our ongoing effort to help HR professionals drive value for their companies, we’re ready to launch this offering. I’m excited to introduce Galileo™, the world’s first AI-powered expert assistant for HR. (Join the waitlist.) Every HR Question Answered Just as Galileo mapped the heavens to explain the universe, our Galileo™ gives HR teams the ability to understand, learn, and seek out best-practices in every area of HR. Powered by Sana’s AI platform, Galileo™ gives users complete access to all of The Josh Bersin Company’s comprehensive research, articles, and tools. And unlike internet-based AI tools, Galileo is free of promotional material, giving you trusted, detailed, verifiable accurate information. We designed Galileo™ to be the HR professional’s ‘always-on’ resource to learn, ask questions, and develop solutions. Galileo™ can answer questions on hundreds of topics, provide detailed information on vendors and HR technology, draft RFPs and implementation plans, and give users guidance, case studies, and benchmarks. All of the Josh Bersin Company research is instantly available, with access to in-depth reports, podcasts, articles, and courses. This includes access to our maturity models, frameworks, case studies, and our new definition of terms, The Josh Bersin Company Lexicon™. Galileo™ will revolutionize the way HR Professionals do their jobs. No longer will you have to guess how to develop a new program or understand a vendor – accurate information is available at your fingertips. Galileo Is A Learning, Design, And Problem Solving Assistant Many HR problems are complex. To make problem-solving easy, Galileo includes a library of more than 50 pre-defined “prompts” which help professionals with topics like hiring, onboarding, performance management, training, and multi-disciplinary topics like building a skills taxonomy, implementing pay equity, workforce planning, or designing a capability academy. We designed these prompts in chains, so as you ask a question, Galileo will take you down a path to learn, explore, and further assist you in your query. (The Galileo Getting Started Guide shows you some of the solutions available.) Enterprise Ready: Galileo Is Your Company’s Expert Assistant And there’s more. As you use Galileo, you will want to put your own HR policies and internal information into the system. Thanks to the architecture of Sana, Galileo lets users and teams add your information to the corpus, turning Galileo into your company’s in-house HR and employee assistant. In this private workspace your data and privacy are protected: Galileo is an enterprise grade, secure platform that isolates your data from others, pre-trained by The Josh Bersin Company research. And our partnership with Sana goes further. Not only does the Sana platform provide scale and speed, it lets us build multiple AI assistants. If you want an expert assistant tailored to specific HR disciplines, like Talent Acquisition, L&D, DEI, or line managers, we can create them without writing code. “This is just the beginning,” said Josh Bersin, CEO and Founder of The Josh Bersin Company. “This paradigm-shattering offering will change the way companies run their HR organizations and manage their people, enabling any professional to operate like a world-class expert in a short period of time. Galileo is a supportive, developmental assistant, ready to give users detailed answers, real-world examples, and guidance at any time.” Initially Galileo will be available to our corporate members and later next year we will roll out a version available to members of The Josh Bersin Academy. We want to thank Sana for their partnership and look forward to evolving Galileo rapidly in the coming months. Anyone interested in experiencing Galileo can sign up for the wait list. We expect general availability in early 2024.   Questions: What Topics Are Covered by Galileo? Galileo stores more than 50,000 pages of Josh Bersin Company research, including podcasts, articles, and comprehensive data and analysis on a wide variety of topics. These include talent acquisition, talent management, corporate training, diversity and inclusion, organization design, rewards and recognition, pay and pay equity, performance management, leadership development, global HR operations, hybrid work, culture, change management, and every major area of HR technology. More than 500 vendors are covered by Galileo and the database is growing and updated every week. Over time Galileo will also include real-time information on new vendor offerings, the labor market, skills and capabilities, and important regulatory changes in HR. To get just a glimpse of what Galileo can do, review the “Galileo Getting Started Guide.” Is Galileo Generative AI? Yes, Galileo is an advanced Generative AI solution that lets users ask questions and prompt the system to compare vendors, list best practices, and even create implementation plans, historical perspectives, and in-depth analysis. This means an HR professional can ask any simple question and Galileo will not only answer the question but give the user follow-on prompts to help them learn more, find examples, or download detailed reports, articles, podcasts, or tools. What Is The Research and Information Provided? Over the last three decades The Josh Bersin Company has studied nearly every domain of HR, developing in-depth maturity models, frameworks, benchmarks, and case studies. We have also added all of Josh’s blogs, podcasts, and videos – and we will be adding much more. While Galileo does not include legal and regulatory guidelines (these can be discovered in local jurisdictional systems), it covers every major domain of HR, empowering any HR leader or professional to quickly learn, find examples, and solve a problem. How Do We Know Galileo Information Is Accurate? Unlike public domain tools, Galileo is trained exclusively on The Josh Bersin Company’s large corpus of information and research. This means it does not suffer from the “AI drift” problem experienced by internet-sourced systems. In fact the opposite is true: as users query and use the system, it enables them to rate the generated answers and get smarter over time. How Do I Know That Galileo Is Secure? Galileo does not train any underlying language models on user input, thereby eliminating the risk of data leakage. Sana, which powers Galileo, is single tenant, ISO 27001 certified, and GDPR compliant. All data is encrypted at rest with AES 256 and in transit with TLS 1.2+. The platform follows data privacy regulations and guidelines to protect each individual user. Can I Use Galileo To Create My Own HR Assistant? Yes, Galileo is built on the highly configurable Sana platform, enabling users and teams to add their own content and create new  AI assistants. We will offer these private workspace features to corporate clients and then roll them out to individual JBA members later in 2024. How does Galileo Differ From Other AI Tools? Many companies are experimenting with Generative AI through public internet tools. Galileo differs from these existing AI tools for the following reasons: Enterprise Scale, Scope, and Security. Galileo is built on an enterprise scale AI platform capable of loading massive volumes of your own company information. This means you can build on the Josh Bersin Company corpus to safely add your own processes, training, compliance documents, and support material for HR professionals and other users throughout your company. Depth of expertise. The answers and support you receive from Galileo are based on an extensive library from The Josh Bersin Company, one of the world’s leading advisory companies for corporate learning, talent management, and HR. The Josh Bersin Company has customized Galileo to answer and behave as if it were an expert consultant from their organization. Source attribution. While other AI chat tools don’t consistently back up their answers, Galileo attributes sources to each answer with specific references and further learning content from The Josh Bersin Company library. And for corporate members, you can download and read the detailed sources. Privacy. While other assistants may get trained on your data and usage, risking data leakage, Galileo lets you upload your own content without training any underlying large language models on your data. Workflow support. Beyond answering questions and brainstorming ideas, Galileo helps you solve day-to-day tasks like drafting implementation plans because it can generate content based on both expert HR resources and your organization’s information. How Does Galileo Get Smarter Over Time? As we say, Galileo is smart and always getting smarter. It does this through many features. First, Galileo integrates, tags, transcribes, and indexes all of The Josh Bersin Company’s content on an ongoing basis, making sure the system is always trained on the latest research, findings, and vendor information. Every day we add new information. Second, answers to questions are generated with retrieval-augmented generation (RAG), identifying the semantically relevant videos, audio, and texts, ranking the sources, and attributing the generated answers to the underlying references. We monitor questions and continuously improve results to provide detail and actionable answers. Third, we take advantage of user-generated feedback. When users upvote or downvote answers the system learns to provide more accurate answers. The Bersin team works with Sana to improve the detailed answers in commonly asked questions. During the 9-month pilot we already optimized hundreds of questions. Finally, we have developed “prompt chains” of more than 100 known use-cases in HR and management. Galileo literally prompts you to dive into a problem to learn more, explore vendors, read case studies, and learn best-practices. We will accelerate these solutions over time. The Josh Bersin Company uses Sana AI’s assistant builder to tailor Galileo’s instructions, specifically adapted to various HR roles and tuned with hundreds of archetypical HR scenarios. Who Is Sana and What is Sana AI? Sana is an AI company transforming how organizations learn and access knowledge. Their end-to-end learning platform is trusted by hundreds and thousands of users at leading enterprises like Kry/Livi, Merck, and Svea Solar. Backed by top-tier investors, operators, and founders, they have raised over $80m to date. The company’s headquarters are in Stockholm, Sweden, with offices in London and New York. Galileo is powered by Sana AI, the company’s newest product. To learn more about Sana, go to https://www.sanalabs.com/galileo. How Is Galileo Sold and Offered? Initially Galileo is being offered to Josh Bersin Company Corporate Members, enabling these organizations to empower and support their HR teams in an exciting new way. These individuals can access all the information, download all materials, take courses, and share the tools and information with their teams. In the coming months there will be a version of Galileo for members of The Josh Bersin Academy. We encourage anyone interested to register on our waitlist so that we can provide updates on availability. How Do I Get Access To Galileo Now? Please join our wait list, we are now rolling out Galileo to corporate members and look forward to supporting you.
    Josh Bersin
    2023年11月17日