E4 P1 : Josh Bersin

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Kathleen welcomes  Josh Bersin to the podcast.   Josh is an acclaimed research analyst, speaker, and writer in the areas of human resources, technology, learning, and leadership. He’s also the founder of the Josh Bersin Academy, the first global development academy for HR professionals, and the CEO of the Josh Bersin Company, which provides a wide range of research and advisory services to help HR leaders. In part one, John shares how HR teams have transformed over the course of his 20+ year career, why companies must focus on the employee experience, and the importance of ‘creating candidates’.

About Josh Bersin: Josh founded Bersin & Associates in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. Over the following years, he grew the company and expanded coverage to encompass HR, talent management, talent acquisition, and leadership. His work and prolific writing brought him recognition as an expert in the talent market.

In 2012, Bersin sold the company to Deloitte, when it became known as Bersin by Deloitte. As a Deloitte partner, Bersin was involved in many HR and learning engagements and was a principal author of Deloitte’s annual Human Capital Trends Report. He retired from Deloitte in 2018.

In 2019, Bersin founded the Josh Bersin Academy, a professional development academy for HR and learning professionals. Currently, the Academy offers 18 cohort-based courses covering topics ranging from people analytics to HR technology to talent acquisition.

In 2020, he put together a team of analysts and advisors who are now working with him to support and guide HR organizations from around the world under the umbrella of The Josh Bersin Company. Recently published research covers topics such as hybrid work, HR technology market trends, employee experience, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

In addition to the company’s ongoing research, Bersin created the Big Reset, a series of collaborative sprints for HR executives, to tackle the workforce challenges of the pandemic. The Big Reset groups continue to meet to help participants brainstorm on ways to address hiring challenges, the need for new leadership practices, and diversity and equity. Big Reset work is summarized after each sprint in special reports.

Bersin is frequently featured in publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR Executive, The Wall Street Journal, and CLO Magazine. He is a prolific blogger and has more than 800,000 followers on LinkedIn.