Bersin & Associates' New Personalized, Integrated Information Platform Reinvents the Way HR Executives and Professionals Drive Business Results

New BersinInsights™ Platform Delivers Continuously Updated Information, Tools and Proven People Strategies

Sep 19, 2012, 08:00 ET from Bersin & Associates

OAKLAND, Calif., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Bersin & Associates, the leading provider of membership programs that deliver research-based best practices in human resources (HR), talent and learning, today introduced BersinInsights™, the first personalized, integrated and scalable platform that re-invents the way HR, talent and learning executives and professionals work on a daily basis to drive business results through their people.

Bersin & Associates' vast store of research-based models, tools, information and proven people strategies are designed to be used together to help members benchmark themselves against high- performing organizations and develop and implement programs that achieve exceptional business outcomes. BersinInsights brings all these resources into one place where they are cross-referenced and linked, making it possible to quickly find answers, design solutions, benchmark programs, find vendor solutions, and continue learning more on a topic.  The groundbreaking new platform also lets Bersin & Associates members personalize their online experience so that relevant content – from research to upcoming events – can be pushed to them via email and is continuously updated on the site.

"BersinInsights revolutionizes the way HR executives and professionals work by giving their teams a new daily information platform that lets them rapidly improve their skills, knowledge and ability to drive their organizations forward," said Josh Bersin, chief executive officer and president, Bersin & Associates. "HR, learning and talent management teams struggle to keep current on new practices, systems and trends around the world. BersinInsights is the fastest and most scalable way for HR professionals to educate themselves, learn new solutions from other companies, benchmark their organizations' existing practices and programs, stay abreast of the vendor markets, and implement leadership, talent and learning programs that will deliver the most business impact."

Such sophisticated human resource practices pay off. "Our research shows that organizations with business-integrated HR teams have nearly 40 percent lower turnover and deliver more than twice the revenue per employee, as compared with compliance-driven HR organizations," said Bersin.

First Data, a global technology and payments processing leader, is among the many Fortune 500 companies that now rely on BersinInsights to power strategic HR and talent management strategies.

"Unless your company is equipped with the best integrated talent management tools and resources available, you will be disadvantaged in the new war for talent that is upon us," said David Kuhl, senior vice president, Global Talent Management & Chief Learning Officer at First Data. "After canvassing many HR and talent management tools, BersinInsights stands above the others with timely, relevant access to critical HR, learning and talent information, models and frameworks, saving us time and enabling us to craft a multi-year people strategy. This smart platform puts all of the critical strategic HR resources at our fingertips, making it easy to secure the information and tools that we need when we need them, and alerting us to relevant new insights and instruments as they become available."

High-impact human resources, talent and learning practices are rapidly changing due to new technologies, globalization, and shifting workforce demographics. BersinInsights enables HR executives and their teams to address these pressing challenges by enabling their entire HR and L&D organization to stay current, learn, and continuously improve their programs.

"BersinInsights is a groundbreaking, elegant new tool to help HR professionals make data- and research-based strategic decisions to improve organization performance at all levels," said China Gorman, former COO of the Society for Human Resource Management, the world's largest association devoted to human resource management. "Our profession badly needs access to timely best-practices and new insights into all aspects of people management in order to increase our business impact.  BersinInsights fills a huge gap by providing the resources our HR executives and professionals need to meet the global challenges ahead."

BersinInsights offers an entirely new way to solve problems by providing several advantages over existing HR, learning and talent information sources:   

  • Personalization. Members may personalize BersinInsights through an initial set-up and on the fly to access the right set of resources, at the right time, to address any specific business issue.
  • Integration. Members receive continuous updates as relevant materials dynamically appear from more than 40,000 pages of actionable research and tools, over 200 videos and recorded webinars, more than 1,300 expert questions and answers, a Lexicon of industry terms that is updated daily, expert blogs and a Solution Provider library that includes more than 350 potential providers.  
  • Scalability. BersinInsights was built to support Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 members with thousands of users across their organizations. Companies can easily add and onboard new users with our self-registration and both self-service and high-touch support models. The platform is so easy to use that professionals can become productive in minutes and take advantage of the system's personalization and recommendations immediately.
  • Credibility. Bersin & Associates research and tools are world-known as the most in-depth, up-to-date, and trusted source of practical information and best practices for HR and L&D professionals.

See BersinInsights™ in Action

Bersin & Associates will conduct public webcasts to demonstrate this groundbreaking new solution.  To see BersinInsights™ in action, register for one of the following webinars:

Those interested in learning more about BersinInsights and the Bersin & Associates WhatWorks® membership may email or call +1-510-251-4400.

About Bersin & Associates

Bersin & Associates is an award-winning provider of proven people strategies that leaders and their organizations need to deliver exceptional business performance. Our WhatWorks® research membership gives Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 HR professionals the research-based information and tools they need to drive bottom-line impact for their organizations.

Members use our insights and tools to design and implement best practice solutions, benchmark against others, and select and implement systems. A piece of Bersin & Associates research is downloaded every minute during the business day. More than 5,000 organizations worldwide use our research and consulting to guide their HR, talent and learning strategies.

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