There are few people, even among those who count themselves expert, who are willing to make definitive predictions about when the global economy will take a significant turn for the better. Even when the recession has officially ended, it will have ushered in a new period of volatile global economics that are going to remain with us well into the next decade or beyond. This adjustment to a "new normal" will be difficult for many organizations, particularly in the area of talent management. Hiring cycles will be shorter, organizations will increasingly rely on narrowly-focused teams to bring products and projects to completion, rather than organizing those tasks into defined full-time roles.
Driving efficiency and effectiveness in people — one of the largest assets and expense in a business — is critically important to achieving competitive advantage and generating shareholder value. An integrated approach to workforce and talent management generates tangible results. Implemented effectively, an integrated workforce and talent strategy will result in an adaptable organization that is agile enough to address challenges and seize new opportunities. Recently, IBM Global Business Services has announced a unique partnership with SuccessFactors to deliver a globally integrated workforce and talent management solution. Please join us to hear the details including the experiences of early customers in implementing the program.