and Bersin & Associates Announce Strategic Partnership

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Partnership Expands HR.comÂ?s Coverage of Corporate Learning, the most comprehensive Web destination for HR professionals, and Bersin & Associates, the only research and advisory firm solely focused on What Works for enterprise learning, today announced that the two organizations have entered into a reseller agreement and strategic partnership created to respond to the increasingly overlapping corporate HR and learning markets.

Under the agreement, members can subscribe to the What Works Research Service, currently comprised of more than 100 reports, case studies, white papers, and selection guides by Bersin & Associates, as well as other materials such as tips and techniques, presentations, and articles. members can also purchase individual reports. The exclusive providers of learning-related research to, Bersin & Associates will also contribute regular articles to on topics of likely interest to HR and learning professionals.

"We have expanded (and continue to expand) our research offerings for our members and have brought on the expertise necessary to meet these goals. Our alliance with Bersin & Associates will allow us to offer research offerings in the learning field," says Debbie McGrath, CEO of

The partnership also paves the way for new joint projects encompassing research from Bersin & Associates on topics of interest to both learning and HR professionals.

" was among the first to develop the idea of a web destination specifically designed to address the needs and interests of HR professionals. Its expansion to encompass learning reflects the growing convergence of the learning and HR markets," said Josh Bersin, president and founder of Bersin & Associates.

The research service includes Bersin & Associates' What Works series, primary research that offers learning practitioners factual and practical insights that improve program effectiveness and results, reduce costs, and avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes. Each month, two to three case studies are added to the research center; Bersin & Associates also publishes several industry studies each quarter and continually writes on new topics and vendor offerings.

Subscriptions to the What Works Research Service start at $2,495. Prices for individual reports and studies vary. For more information, go to or call 877-472-6648.    


People are the key to a company’s success. Today’s executives know the true value of including their senior Human Resource (HR) professionals in the big boardrooms, as they offer viable and valuable solutions to issues like leadership, hiring practices, HR technology, benefit cost containment, performance management, and much more. And where does HR turn for the expertise they need? is the #1 resource for strategic HR professionals in the U.S., Canada and Europe. Its mandate is to educate and inform the HR community a host of different ways: an online magazine with over 10,000 articles (including regular columns with Thought Leaders, Industry Experts and Analysts), free educational online learning seminars, annual gala events (Power of People Series), in-depth research reports, a network of practitioners, and much more. Positive response in the marketplace has led to’s success and growth, and will continue to do so in the years ahead.

About Bersin & Associates

Bersin & Associates is the only research and advisory firm solely focused on enterprise learning with a comprehensive research program targeted to the needs of learning professionals and executives. In 2001, Bersin & Associates introduced the What Works series, primary research that offers learning practitioners factual and practical insight that can improve program effectiveness and results, reduce costs, and avoid time-consuming and costly mistakes. The company specializes in five research areas: blended learning, content development, LMS and infrastructure, measurement and analytics, and planning and strategy. The company develops industry-leading research studies and provides advisory services to corporations and e-learning vendors. For more information on Bersin & Associates, visit

What Works is a registered trademark of Bersin & Associates. All other trademarks are properties of their respective owners.


Debbie McGrath, CEO                                

1-877-472-6648, ext. 104            

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