Irresistible: The Seven Secrets of the World's Most Enduring, Employee-Focused Organizations


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6.1 X 9.1 X 0.9 inches | 1.25 pounds

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About the Author

Josh Bersin is an analyst and thought leader focusing on the global talent market and trends impacting business workforces around the world. He is frequently featured in publications such as Forbes, Harvard Business Review, HR Executive, Fast Company, Wall Street Journal, Economic Times, Financial Times, and Washington Post. He has more than 850,000 followers on LinkedIn.

Josh Bersin founded Bersin & Associates in 2001 to provide research and advisory services focused on corporate learning. Over the following years, he grew the company and expanded coverage to encompass HR, talent management, talent acquisition, and leadership. His work and prolific writing brought him recognition as an expert in the talent market.In 2012, Bersin sold the company to Deloitte, when it became known as Bersin by Deloitte. As a Deloitte partner, Bersin was involved in many HR and learning engagements and was a principal author of Deloitte's annual Human Capital Trends Report. He retired from Deloitte in 2018. In 2019, Bersin founded the Josh Bersin Academy, a professional development academy for HR and learning professionals from more than 130 countries. The Academy offers more than 20 cohort-based courses covering topics such as people analytics, HR technology, talent acquisition, and human-centered leadership.
In 2020, he put together a team of analysts and advisors who are now working with him to support and guide HR organizations from around the world under the umbrella of The Josh Bersin Company. Recently published research covers topics such as hybrid work, HR technology market trends, employee experience, business resilience, talent acquisition, and diversity, equity, and inclusion.
In addition to the company's ongoing research, Bersin and his team created the Big Reset, a series of collaborative sprints for HR executives, to tackle the workforce challenges of the pandemic and beyond. The Big Reset groups continue to meet to help participants brainstorm on ways to address hiring challenges, the need for new leadership practices, and diversity and equity. Big Reset work is summarized after each sprint in special reports.


"This book is a road map for
creating more humane workplaces. Josh Bersin gives us unusually clear and
compelling directions to make people the heart and soul of organizations."

--ADAM GRANT, #1 New York
bestselling author of THINK AGAIN and host of the TED podcast WorkLife

"A must-read primer for business
leaders considering how and why to build a people-centered business. Irresistible
is an essential book and an opportunity to learn from one of the best."

and CEO, Thrive

"For too long, businesses have
been claiming that people are their most important resource. Irresistible
offers an array of smart insights and shrewd advice to--finally!--turn that idea
into action."

--DANIEL H. PINK, #1 New York
bestselling author of The Power of Regret, Drive, and To
Sell Is Human

"If you want the secrets of
maintaining a workforce of fulfilled, engaged, and loyal teams, read this

--KATHLEEN HOGAN, Chief People
Officer, Microsoft

"Josh, with his reporter's
background and analyst's instinct, is terrific at describing practices that
affect people. The seven themes offer an outstanding view of emerging practices
that will shape employee-focused organizations."

--DAVE ULRICH, Rensis Likert
Professor, Ross School of Business, University of Michigan Partner, The RBL

"I have been following Josh's work
for years and not long ago had the chance to teach executives alongside him. He
has always taught me a great deal. And now I see some of that so beautifully
encapsulated and extended in Irresistible. This is a book to absorb."

--RICH LYONS, Former Dean, Haas
School of Business, and Chief Innovation and Entrepreneurship Officer, UC

"As organizations struggle to
attract and retain talent, irresistible companies will be the only ones to
prevail--and creating an irresistible company starts with unlocking your
employees' full potential."

--JILL POPELKA, President, SAP

"This book is an illustration of
my strong belief that 'great people make great companies.' With his unique and
vast experience, Josh is helping all leaders and HR teams turn company culture,
management approaches, and work models into a competitive advantage."

--OLIVIER BLUM, Executive Vice
President, Energy Management Business, Schneider Electric