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Happy Diwali 2009

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Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Happy Diwali 2009 It’s that time of the year when our hearts are filled with love and warmth – I wish all readers of this blog, a “VERY HAPPY DIWALI”. Photo Courtesy: mar00ned’s Flickr stream Tags: Diwali , Diwali 2009 , Happy Diwali Improvement & Development | Tanmay October 17, 2009 10 Comments By tnvora (Tanmay Vora) , October 17, 2009 @ 4:23 pm Twitter Comment What does Indian festival of DIWALI represent? Time to Celebrate By Tanmay , October 20, 2009 @ 1:29 pm Thanks for stopping by and commenting Becky!

Modern Corporate Training: The Enterprise Learning Framework

Josh Bersin

Over the last year or so we have talked with hundreds of companies about their desire to transform their corporate training programs to take advantage of social networking, knowledge management, Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Learning Culture Learning On-Demand Learning Programs enterprise learning framework

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Being a Hiring Manager Doesn't Give.

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Friday, July 10, 2009 Being a Hiring Manager Doesnt Give You the Right To Be a Jackass I write a lot about how to pen a great resume, what to wear to an interview and how to give terrific answers to tough questions from hiring managers. Be honest.

Dealing With Co-Workers Who Won't Pull Their Weight at Work

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It's late. Most of the offices are dark, and the only sound if the "squeak, squeak, squeak" of the cleaning guy's cart as he slowly wheels it down a nearby hallway. At your desk, you try again to focus on the work in front of you. You've been working for 14 hours straight, and only grabbed some potato chips and a soda from the vending machine for dinner. You figure you now smell as bad as you feel.

Seth Godin's “What Matters Now” and a Few More Gems

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read on ) Nicholas Bate honored me by including me in his list of Bloggers of The Year 2009 – what an incredible way to encourage others! » « Chat Catcher — December 19, 2009 @ 5:48 am Bret L Simmons (drbret) « QAspire Blog - Quality, Management, Leadership & Life! » « Chat Catcher — December 19, 2009 @ 6:31 am Tanmay Vora (tnvora) « QAspire Blog - Quality, Management, Leadership & Life! » « Chat Catcher — December 19, 2009 @ 6:32 am Mary Jo Asmus (mjasmus) « QAspire Blog - Quality, Management, Leadership & Life!

Full of Life 35

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Posted using Chat Catcher By LeaderTalk (Becky Robinson) , November 20, 2009 @ 9:30 pm Twitter Comment RT @tnvora: QAspire Blog: “Full of Life 35″ [link to post] - How can you say if someone is “full of life&# ? Joy By Devdeep, November 21, 2009 @ 12:22 pm Its always a pleasure and delight to have a kid around us, it gives an insight of our own childhood. Thanks for the article Sir, its always a pleasure reading them… Devdeep By tnvora (Tanmay Vora) , November 22, 2009 @ 6:27 am Twitter Comment Thank you! When do you say that someone is full of life?

Top 10 Project Management Mistakes You Should Avoid

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Thanks By Tanmay Vora , December 22, 2009 @ 4:31 pm Avani, Thanks for stopping by. Jim Steffen) , December 23, 2009 @ 9:13 am Twitter Comment RT @/pawarm Not saying “No” when required is another big (project) management mistake - [link to post] (v. Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Top 10 Project Management Mistakes You Should Avoid I was recently studying the anatomy of failed/troubled projects and following came out as a learning. Starting project without 102% clarity (100% clarity on scope/technology and 2% knowledge of how you can add value). Don’t Kill It!

Article Series on Quality – A Round-Up

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Tags: Activegarage , improvement , organizational change management , productivity , Quality , Quality Assurance , quality centric culture , software quality Leadership , Managing People , Process Improvement , Quality , Round Ups | admin November 18, 2009 3 Comments Other Links to this Post QAspire Blog - Quality, Management, Leadership & Life!

What's in it for me?

Evil HR Lady

I work in a small creative firm and have an employee who is technically very good, but a few times now has expressed this "what's in it for me?" attitude when asked to consider contributing to something that is outside the realm of their regular job. And don't get me wrong, it's not like we regularly ask or expect people to put in overtime, or go above and beyond the call of duty, but from time to time every company needs its people to go that extra mile). By way of example, our company recently ran an internal contest to rewrite our phone system message to the outside world. Expect this.

The Importance of Individualizing a Cover Letter

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I don't hire people; haven't hired people in years. But, I can still tell you that it's important to make sure what you send to someone who does hire people is tailored to that particular job. I was reminded of this when I received an e-mail from a public relations person who wanted me to promote a book. I know that this person did not tailor his e-mail to me at all for the following reasons: 1. He just starts out with the text. No salutation including my name. Dear Evil HR Lady, or Evil HR Lady-- or even, Hi Evil! which always cracks me up. Otherwise, he's never actually read my blog.

Seeing the Constellations: Thoughts from IMPACT 2009

Josh Bersin

We just completed our IMPACT® 2009 Research Conference in Florida, which brought together over 300 top HR and L&D leaders from around the world. One of the things I talked about in my keynote is. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Counter Offers

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I work in California and have recently been offered a similar position with a new company. I turned in my resignation letter today and my boss asked me what it would take to make me stay. I told him that if they increase my salary to match the new offer I would stay. After he talks with his boss and HR, he tells me that they will match the offer but they want to see a hard copy first. I'm wondering if this is violating my privacy rights to salary information. I'm also hesitant to provide a copy of the new offer because I do not want to jeopardize this new position if the negotiations fall-out.

Counter Offers

Evil HR Lady

I work in California and have recently been offered a similar position with a new company. I turned in my resignation letter today and my boss asked me what it would take to make me stay. I told him that if they increase my salary to match the new offer I would stay. After he talks with his boss and HR, he tells me that they will match the offer but they want to see a hard copy first. I'm wondering if this is violating my privacy rights to salary information. I'm also hesitant to provide a copy of the new offer because I do not want to jeopardize this new position if the negotiations fall-out.

Fraternization Policy

Evil HR Lady

Do you have anything on the above, or work rules regarding supervisors and people that report to them having a friendship outside of work. It is becoming disruptive to the workplace. I think anti-fraternization policies are really difficult to write and police. How do you get people to stop being friends? And if you don't want supervisers to be friends with their underlings, then you can't promote from within, or you have to say, "If we promote you, you won't be able to socialize with the people you used to socialize with." Except you'd say it with better grammar. Me (outloud): "Great.

Thoughts from the 2009 HR Technology Conference

Josh Bersin

Once each year we travel to Chicago to gather with Bill Kutik and dozens of HR vendors to see the latest and greatest technologies applied to human resources. This year’s conference was as exciting. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Why Salary.com Won the 2009 HR Technology Shootout

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For the last two Octobers we have travelled to the HR Technology Conference to see four HR software providers show off their software in the Talent Management Shootout. While the Shootout is a. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Your HR and L&D Career in 2009: The Career Factbook

Josh Bersin

How has the Human Resources and Training and Development profession changed in the last few years? What are the real motivations and career paths for people in our profession? How do people move. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

8 Reasons Why Employees Seek Employment Elsewhere

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In July 2009, this ratio was a whopping 6.6 When the number of available jobs exceed job seekers, employees who aren’t happy look for employment elsewhere. The U.S. labor market is now the strongest it has been in decades, with the ratio of unemployed Americans to open jobs now at 1.4 to 1. As a result, HR leaders are reexamining their retention strategies.

People not just Megawatts: The Vestas Story

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Tags: Leadership Development vestas Learning Programs impact 2009 Talent Management Performance Management Enterprise Learning onboarding

5 tips for working at home with your significant other

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, November 9, 2009 5 tips for working at home with your significant other The tough times have brought about a lot of changes, both personally and professionally. Also.get a bigger liquor cabinet :) November 9, 2009 12:28 PM Anita said.

10 gifts to give your career

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, December 28, 2009 10 gifts to give your career As the gift-giving season draws to a close, it’s time to remember that you still have one more gift left to bestow: The gift of a better career. December 28, 2009 10:20 AM Anita said.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: My 5 New Rules for Cellphone Use

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, July 30, 2009 My 5 New Rules for Cellphone Use Congress is currently seeking a ban on texting while driving after studies have shown that the practice is as dangerous -- or more so -- than drunk driving. July 30, 2009 3:31 PM Anita said.

Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y?

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, December 1, 2009 Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y? Roberta Matuson www.yourhrexperts.com December 1, 2009 10:51 AM Anita said. December 1, 2009 11:21 AM Bret Simmons said. December 1, 2009 6:43 PM Anita said.

Is your employer clueless about your needs?

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, December 21, 2009 Is your employer clueless about your needs? December 21, 2009 3:53 PM Anita said. December 21, 2009 4:09 PM Rick Saia, CPRW said. December 22, 2009 2:40 PM Anita said. Our "generation"? Life stages.

4 ways to "manage up"

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, December 16, 2009 4 ways to "manage up" Many people feel "stuck" these days. December 16, 2009 3:46 PM Anita said. December 16, 2009 3:50 PM Kareem said. December 17, 2009 7:21 PM Anthony said. Baldoni says.

4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, October 21, 2009 4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt I hear from a lot of people who are out of work. October 21, 2009 8:05 PM Barbara Safani said. October 21, 2009 9:12 PM Anita said. I do get depressed.”

What to Do When You've Run Off Into a Career Ditch

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, September 17, 2009 What to Do When Youve Run Off Into a Career Ditch If I could leave you with one thought today, it would be this: You are a work in progress. link] September 20, 2009 8:52 AM Anita said. Look at your past.

8 tips to help you find your way in this tough job market

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, November 17, 2009 8 tips to help you find your way in this tough job market While I knew there was a good chance the unemployment rate would go up, when I heard the latest figures were 10.2 November 17, 2009 3:36 PM Anita said.

Do Bad Managers Make Us Perform Better?

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, July 2, 2009 Do Bad Managers Make Us Perform Better? July 2, 2009 1:44 PM Anita said. July 2, 2009 1:55 PM Jennifer said. July 6, 2009 1:17 PM Rick Saia said. July 6, 2009 2:05 PM Anita said. Does it?

Could telecommuting be a career mistake?

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Could telecommuting be a career mistake? October 14, 2009 7:23 PM Sylvia Dahlby said. October 15, 2009 6:49 PM Anita said. October 15, 2009 7:35 PM Zack Grossbart said. He kept his job. David W.

4 Strategies to Help You Get More Money This Year

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, September 22, 2009 4 Strategies to Help You Get More Money This Year Are you going to get a raise this year? September 22, 2009 12:08 PM Anita said. September 22, 2009 12:42 PM ION Consultants said. Im serious. percent to 2.50

Feelings mixed about recent college hires

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, September 9, 2009 Feelings mixed about recent college hires In the last year there has been a noticeable shift in the mood regarding recent college graduates. September 9, 2009 4:43 PM Anita said. Is it home? Is it school?

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: How to Survive Working for a Jerk

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So thanks. :) October 8, 2009 9:06 PM Anita said. October 9, 2009 9:41 AM Anonymous said. October 12, 2009 11:51 PM Anita said. October 13, 2009 2:25 PM Marcia Robinson said. October 26, 2009 10:03 PM Anonymous said. Heres the column: There is probably nothing that impacts the quality of a job like a boss. Get a good manager, and you like going to work every day.

Is Your Career in Jeopardy Because of Your Weight?

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Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, November 23, 2009 Is Your Career in Jeopardy Because of Your Weight? November 23, 2009 11:52 AM Paula Caligiuri said. December 3, 2009 1:51 PM Anita said. I think employers are doing what they feel they need to do. 46, 2, pp.