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Unplug from the past: The Chief Human Resources Officer perspective
Updated June 25, 2018
Access data and interviews from more than 2,100 CHROs to explore how HR leaders are responding to crucial changes in the business landscape. Learn more and download the C-suite report.
Addressing the skills challenge with P-TECH schools
Updated 20 Feb 2018
Innovative public education programs like P-TECH can help bridge the skills gap and fill new collar, 21st century jobs.
Reskilling China: Three steps to navigate the global skills storm
Updated 15 Feb 2018
As workplace skills become a key business differentiator, Chinese leaders have an opportunity to redefine business and industry.
The rise of the digital learning ecosystem: How the platform model is reinventing talent development
Updated 30 Jan 2018
There is a clear imperative to improve scale, experience and speed in learning delivery – yet many organizations are unsure how to forge a new path.
Chatbots worth talking to: How cognitive solutions can accelerate human resources reinvention
Updated 08 Nov 2017
In the workplace, enterprise chatbots can provide a one-on-one, personalized employee experience.
Three keys to securing your future technical workforce
Updated 07 Jun 2017
Learn how organizations can bridge the technical talent gap.
It’s not where you start – it’s how you finish: Addressing the cybersecurity skills gap with a new collar approach
Updated 09 May 2017
Many cybersecurity jobs can be filled through a new collar approach, with less emphasis on degrees earned and more on skills developed.
Mastering the art of change in the digital domain
Updated 03 Mar 2017
Transformation now requires a new change management approach enabled by digital tools that can accelerate adoption in real time.
Upskilling India: Building India’s talent base to compete in the global economy
Updated 16 Feb 2017
India's higher education system plays a key role in helping to close the country's growing cross-industry skills gap.
Enterprise innovation in the cognitive era: Igniting cultural transformation for the future of work
Updated 10 Jan 2017
How does a company become a cognitive business that can think collectively and respond in novel ways to the marketplace?
Extending expertise: How cognitive computing is transforming HR and the employee experience
Updated 08 Dec 2016
Cognitive computing has the power to spark an HR transformation, driving new value for employees and the overall organization.
Facing the storm: Navigating the global skills crisis
Updated 07 Dec 2016
Read how business, education and government leaders must work together to deepen the workforce talent pool and solve the global skills crisis.
Designing employee experience: How a unifying approach can enhance engagement and productivity
Updated 22 Feb 2016
Learn how organizations are addressing the impact of the employee experience on productivity and engagement.
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Amplifying employee voice: How organizations can better connect to the pulse of the workforce
Updated 02 Oct 2015
Active employee listening offers insights into an increasingly vocal and mobile workforce, then organizations act for positive change.
Pursuit of relevance: How higher education remains viable in today’s dynamic world
Updated 23 Jun 2015
Read about the challenges confronting higher education today and the strategies necessary to repair an imperfect but crucial system.
Myths, exaggerations and uncomfortable truths: The real story behind Millennials in the workplace
Updated 28 Jan 2015
This study addresses the impact of Millennials in today’s workplace and the need for organizations to create multigenerational work environments.
Unlock the people equation: Using workforce analytics to drive business results
Updated 01 Dec 2014
Workforce analytics can challenge conventional wisdom, influence behavior, and enable HR and business leaders to make smarter decisions that impact business outcomes.
The business of social business - What works and how it's done
Updated 08 Nov 2012
A new IBM Institute for Business Value study reveals how organizations can use social approaches to create meaningful business value.
Updated 6 Jan 2012
Can an organization, operating in today’s increasingly networked world, choose to ignore the insights of employees, customers, business partners and expect to thrive?
Cultivating organizational creativity in an age of complexity: A companion study to the IBM 2010 Global Chief Human Resource Officer Study
Updated 29 Jul 2011
Managing the increasing complexity inherent in today's environment requires leaders who will work to unlock, uncover and unleash the collective creative capabilities of their organizations.
Working beyond Borders: Insights from the 2010 Global CHRO Study
Updated 30 Oct 2010
Unleashing creativity, flexibility and speed.
Focal Jobs: Viewing talent through a different lens
Updated 26 Jan 2010
By using a different "lens" to examine talent management issues, companies have the opportunity to more effectively use their limited investment funds to achieve greater organizational effectiveness and strategic alignment.
The personal side of business continuity: Addressing human capital management issues during crises
Updated 15 Jun 2009
Recent business disruptions have affected organizations worldwide, and while most businesses have continuity plans in place, many don't address a company's most precious assets: its employees.
Getting Smart About Your Workforce: Why Analytics Matter
Updated 22 May 2009
Along with the necessary resources to transform data into insights, workforce analytics is enabling HR professionals to be more engaged in the formulation of corporate strategy.
Unlocking the DNA of the Adaptable Workforce: The Global Human Capital Study 2008 Chemicals and Petroleum Edition
Updated 30 Apr 2009
To meet the responsibilities of guiding a global, well integrated C&P enterprise, executives need to rethink their workforce visions using strategies and tools that support collaboration, enable new opportunities, encourage learning, and help predict and attract expert skills.
Unlocking the DNA of the Adaptable Workforce: The Global Human Capital Study 2008/Metals and Mining Edition
Updated 30 Apr 2009
As the metals and mining industries change, they face growing workforce challenges that must be met through a combination of executive focus, transformed processes and technology enablers.
Leadership in a distributed world: Lessons from online gaming
Updated 19 Jan 2009
Though it may sound surprising, the world of online gaming can provide business leadership insights for the 21st century.
The new economic environment: A strategic workforce perspective
Updated 10 Dec 2008
Questions about composition and capabilities of the workforce are never more pertinent that in times of economic distress, when decisions must be made that affect productivity, morale, retention of corporate knowledge and competitive positioning.
Facing the global opportunity: Insights from the 2007 IBM Human Resources Summit
Updated 04 Dec 2008
As the war for talent plays out on a global scale, companies are now taking a harder look at how they are hiring, connecting and developing their employees on a worldwide basis.
Transforming the workforce: Seven keys to succeeding in a globally integrated world
Updated 04 Dec 2008
To become globally integrated enterprises, companies must adjust their approach to workforce management.
Innovation: Shifting the strategic focus of learning - Lessons from the 2007 Chief Learning Officer Roundtable
Updated 03 Dec 2008
Read about how to better manage human capital in order to eliminate roadblocks to innovation and growth.
People and innovation: Getting ideas on the table
Updated 28 Oct 2008
The IBM Institute for Business Value has followed the Global CEO Study 2006 with a detailed analysis to better understand how organizations can mobilize their most important assets - their people, customers and suppliers - to more effectively innovate in today's business environment.
The Enterprise of the Future: Implications for the workforce
Updated 08 Oct 2008
Based on interviews with more than 1,100 CEOs, the IBM Global CEO Study depicts a clear picture of the Enterprise of the Future. But to achieve these aspirations, organizations will need to address several human capital challenges.
Integrated talent management
Updated 04 Sep 2008
Most organizations recognize the importance of aligning talent management and organizational strategies, and many believe they are already making progress; however, execution and integration still challenge many who participated in our recent human capital management survey.
Podcast Interview: The Global Human Capital Study 2008
Updated 02 Feb 2008
IBM Institute for Business Value podcast on the Global Human Capital study.
The Global Human Capital Study 2008: Unlocking the DNA of the adaptable workforce
Updated 15 Oct 2007
From improving efficiency to aligning performance with strategic goals, our human capital consultants can help you shape company behaviors in ways that empoer employees to excel.
Winning in China's mass markets: New business models, new operations for profitable growth
Updated 07 Mar 2007
Gather ideas about the business changes foreign companies may need to make in order to tap China's rapidly growing mass market.
Podcast Interview: People and Innovation: Getting Ideas on the Table
Updated 23 Feb 2007
Podcast Interview: People and Innovation: Getting Ideas on the Table.
Closing the Generation Divide: Shifting Workforce Demographics and the Learning Function
Updated 04 Dec 2008
Closing the Generation Divide: Shifting Workforce Demographics and the Learning Function.
A new approach, a new capability: The strategic side of Human Resources
Updated 21 Jun 2006
A new approach, a new capability: The strategic side of Human Resources.
How Human Resources keeps its seat at the table: Insights from the 2006 IBM Human Resources Summit
Updated 17 May 2006
Having survived the hiring boom of the late 1990's, and the cost cutting and layoffs that followed, today's human resources (HR) organizations must now focus on two overarching objectives: delivering strategic insights to business units, as well as continuing to provide administrative services.