Deloitte Acquires Bersin & Associates, Leading Talent Management, Research and Advisory Services Company

Acquisition Enhances Capabilities of Deloitte's Top-Ranked Human Capital Consulting Practice

Jan 03, 2013, 09:01 ET from Deloitte

NEW YORK, Jan. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Deloitte has acquired substantially all of the assets of Oakland, Calif.-based Bersin & Associates, LLC, a leading provider of research-based membership programs and advisory services in the human resources (HR), talent and learning market.  Combined with Deloitte's leading human capital and talent capabilities, Deloitte and Bersin are poised to provide the talent marketplace with broad HR and talent management solutions ranging from data, research and analysis, strategic insights and technology selection through final implementation.

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"The rise of globalization, changes in the labor model, shifting workforce dynamics and significant cost pressures are elevating the strategic importance of the HR function among the C-suite," said Barbara Adachi, national managing director, Human Capital, Deloitte Consulting LLP.  "The acquisition provides our clients with an enhanced portfolio of HR and talent management research, benchmarking and advisory services to help them address these challenges – all from a single source.  Together we can help companies navigate the future direction of HR while adding strategic value to their bottom line."

"The talent management market is ripe for innovative and new approaches to help leading companies differentiate themselves in the war for top talent," said Andrew Vaz, principal and chief innovation officer, Deloitte Consulting LLP.  "Adding Bersin's unique portfolio of research-based offerings to Deloitte's leading Human Capital practice is a game-changing moment that will help our clients unlock the power of tools like analytics to help inform new strategies that will help set the bar for the industry."

The Bersin team will remain intact focused on delivering analytics, research, and tools that employers use as a foundation for day-to-day decision making and will operate under the name "Bersin by Deloitte."                           

"Through this acquisition, Bersin will gain dedicated resources to expand into new content areas, globalize our offering, enhance our information services platform, and provide Chief Human Resource Officer-level insights and services," said Josh Bersin, founder, CEO and president, Bersin & Associates.  "We are excited about the combination both firms will bring to help clients manage the spectrum of their talent management needs to serve the workforce of the future."

About Deloitte's Human Capital practice

Deloitte helps organizations effectively manage their human capital to drive business growth.  It does this in part by leveraging advanced analytics to develop talent management and business-driven HR strategies to help clients achieve results.  Deloitte is a leader in human capital consulting, bringing a combination of business, industry and HR knowledge, supported by the breadth of services and capabilities of a multidisciplinary professional services organization and being part of the global network of Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited member firms.  For more information, please visit

About Bersin by Deloitte

Bersin by Deloitte delivers research-based people strategies designed to help leaders and their organizations in their efforts to deliver exceptional business performance.  Our WhatWorks® membership gives Fortune 1000 and Global 2000 HR professionals the information and tools they need to design and implement leading practice solutions, benchmark against others, develop their staff, and select and implement systems. A piece of Bersin by Deloitte research is downloaded on average approximately 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. For more information, please visit or

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