Josh Bersin Releases 2020 Prescriptions for HR and Business Leadership

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“The Year Ahead: Reinventing Work, Reinventing HR, and Reinventing Ourselves” outlines priorities and critical HR strategies for 2020 and beyond.

"The changes and challenges ahead have created a new operating model for HR, an enormous new set of HR tools and technologies, and an urgent need for trust, transparency, and ethics in the workplace,” said Bersin.

Global industry analyst Josh Bersin today announced the availability of his annual predictions report for the HR market. This year’s report, "The Year Ahead: Reinventing Work, Reinventing HR, and Reinventing Ourselves," is designed to help HR and business leaders prioritize 2020 programs, investments, and resources. The report is available for complimentary download here.

Bersin sets the stage with an overview of economic, workforce, and business trends that are shaping the people agenda in organizations around the world. The report then details specific solutions HR and business leaders can prioritize to address the changing economy, workforce, and workplace.

“The number one focus for 2020 is to create a productive, meaningful, and supportive employee experience at work,” said Bersin. “This new focus has created a new operating model for HR, an enormous new set of HR tools and technologies, and an urgent need for trust, transparency, and ethics in the workplace.”

The report concludes with ten prescriptions for action in 2020. These include:

  • Create a powerful employee experience program.
  • Adjust and simplify job design and career models.
  • Turn people analytics into a full-fledged center of excellence.
  • Refocus self-directed learning to capability academies.
  • Create an innovation team to take a hard look at current HR technology.

Bersin will be expanding on his predictions and prescriptions at the upcoming conference, Josh Bersin Academy Live!, hosted in partnership with USC Marshall School of Business Executive Education, June 8 – 10, in Los Angeles.

About Josh Bersin

Josh Bersin is an analyst and thought leader focusing on the talent technology
market and the challenges and trends impacting business workforces around the
world. Bersin founded Bersin & Associates in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. Over the next ten years, he expanded the company’s coverage to encompass HR, talent management, talent acquisition, and leadership and became a recognized expert in the talent market. He sold the company to Deloitte in 2012, when it became known as Bersin™ by Deloitte.

Bersin retired from Deloitte in 2018 and returned to his role as an industry analyst. He founded the Josh Bersin Academy in May 2019, with the mission of providing a development academy and global community for HR and talent professionals around the globe. Today, the Academy has thousands of members and is hosting its inaugural conference, Josh Bersin Academy Live! in Los Angeles from June 8 -10.

Bersin is frequently featured in publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR Executive, the Wall Street Journal, and CLO Magazine. He is a popular conference speaker and blogger and has more than 750,000 followers on LinkedIn.

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