2008 Financial Crisis for Dummies: The Causes and the Consequences

Take It Personel-ly

If you experienced the Great Recession of 2008, you know how it felt. Living through history makes it hard to understand the causes and effects. Figuring out what caused it is a different story. Are you wondering what happened 12 years ago to cause such a devastating economic downturn?

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Best Leadership Blogs of 2008

Transparent Office

I'm very excited to share the 10 nominees for the 2008 Best Leadership Blog contest with you. The contest is again hosted by Kevin Eikenberry , and this year I was part of the panel this year that narrowed down the field to 10 best. One randomly drawn voter will be given a three month membership in the Remarkable Leadership Learning System. Here are the 10 (in no particular order): Management Craft : Lisa Haneberg. Leading Blog : Michael McKinney. All Things Workplace : Steve Roesler.

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Irish Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008

Rezoomo

Alan McQuaid, chief economist with Merrion, pointed out that the jobless rate in October was the lowest since February 2008. The post Irish Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008 appeared first on Rezoomo Blog. The seasonally adjusted unemployment rate fell marginally to 5.3% in October. It stood at 5.4% in September. It compares to an unemployment rate of 6.6% in October of last year.

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How losing what I thought was everything in 2008 reminded me I will get through 2020.

Thrive Global

I’m going to start by saying this—You Are Enough. In the middle of April, I started a community initiative ‘ find your power in the middle of chaos ‘ as news of a pandemic wreaked havoc onto the lives of many. It wasn’t my intention to start a movement of any kind, all I knew at that time as I still do now, was that I needed to do my part.

Leading the VUCA World with Empathy, Humility & Inclusivity

The world is in crisis. The United States is in crisis. Amid the coronavi­rus pandemic, we have wit­nessed racial violence, racist threats, and hate crimes toward black people and other minority communities in America. The global public health pandemic, coupled with social in­justice, has swept the world, making an unprecedented impact on every aspect of human life. This crisis is just the latest example of the VUCA (volatility, uncertainty, complexity, ambiguity) world we are living in—a world that has presented us with the 911 terrorist attacks, the 2008 eco­nomic crisis, the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic, and ongoing systemic injustice. Are we prepared to live and cope with this unparalleled turmoil over the long run? How can we lead the VUCA world in the 21st century?

NY-Toronto Law Firm KM Summit 2008 in Boston

Knowledge Musings

Doug Cornelius asked me to participate in the NY-Toronto Law Firm KM Summit 2008, which for some reason was held in Boston this year. This is a group of lawyers (primarily) who are very interested in knowledge management in the legal profession. There are a number of my friends from KM circles associated with this group, and it was great to reconnect once again. Unfortunately, I could only stay for the morning. Does Enterprise 2.0 = Knowledge Management 2.0?

Talent management and ISO 9001:2008 Clause 8

Saba

Do you think HR has nothing to do with ISO 9001:2008? Using a talent management system can help you meet the requirements and certifications set out in ISO 9001:2008, improve your company’s operations, align individual and organizational goals, and boost customer satisfaction So wrong!

Softscape Settles SuccessFactors Lawsuit

Josh Bersin

Today Softscape settled the lawsuit filed by SuccessFactors in March of 2008. This lawsuit, which we wrote about in a prior blog post, revolved around a contentious sales presentation which was. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Softscape Settles SuccessFactors Lawsuit

Josh Bersin

Today Softscape settled the lawsuit filed by SuccessFactors in March of 2008. This lawsuit, which we wrote about in a prior blog post , revolved around a contentious sales presentation which was developed by Softscape and leaked into the public domain. In the final settlement Softscape agreed that the presentation in question had some errors. Read more» The post Softscape Settles SuccessFactors Lawsuit appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

Performance Management Creates Agility in Copper Mining

Josh Bersin

Last week I spoke with some of the business and HR leaders at Freeport McMoRan, one of the nation’s largest producers of copper, gold, and molybdinum. This company, which recently acquired Phelps Dodge, produces over 4 billion lbs.

After Talent Management: Enter People Management

Josh Bersin

Business and HR leaders have been focused on integrated talent management for the last three years now, and it is clear that talent management concepts, strategy, and solutions have started to. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Five Reasons to Focus on Recruiting in 2009

Josh Bersin

Here we are entering the worst recession in more than 30 years, reading about layoffs, downsizing, and restructuring in almost every industry. So why would I start our 2009 research with a discussion. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Life or Death: Building a Corporate Learning Culture

Josh Bersin

Witness the number of companies undergoing a wrenching transformation (read “potential death&# ) in today’s economy: the US Auto industry (GM, Ford, Chrysler) , the US Newspaper. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Lessons from Yahoo: Enduring Organizations Manage Executive Succession

Josh Bersin

This week we witnessed another vivid lesson in the value of executive succession: Jerry Yang steps down as the CEO of Yahoo! Yang replaced Terry Semel, who spent years trying to build Yahoo! Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Terry Semel

Fear: Does your organization have the Courage to invest in tough times?

Josh Bersin

You can’t pick up a newspaper these days without reading about more business downturns, layoffs, and lowered expectations for retail sales, automobiles, consumer products, housing, and. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Where is the “Talent Management” Market going?

Josh Bersin

As the US economy lost 240,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate rises to 6.5%, one of the questions I know many people ask is the direction of the “talent management&#. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Restructuring HR: Where are we going

Josh Bersin

In the last year many of our research members and clients have come to us for help in restructuring their HR or Learning & Development organizations. There have been three major forces at play. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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Where is the Market for HR Software?

Josh Bersin

One of the things we regularly do as an analyst firm is estimate the size and growth rate of various corporate software markets. Without giving away our proprietary methodology, I’d like to point out something which should make software providers think twice about their business strategy. In the United States, only 38% of all employees. Read more» The post Where is the Market for HR Software? appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

SaaS will never Kill Licensed Software

Josh Bersin

I have to smile. Today I read an interview with Harry Debes, the CEO of Lawson Software, discussing why he thinks the SaaS (Software as a Service) model will fade and die. While I dont agree 100% with his discussion, I do agree with much of what he has to say. I also have lived. Read more» The post SaaS will never Kill Licensed Software appeared first on JOSH BERSIN. Core HR Systems lawson saas successfactors

Your “Incumbent” HR Systems Vendor – What to do?

Josh Bersin

I just completed a series of interviews with three organizations going through the important, challenging, and time consuming process of implementing a new performance management system. In each case (a large healthcare provider, a global mining company, and a global call center operations company), the company is using the implementation of a performance management system. Read more» The post Your “Incumbent” HR Systems Vendor – What to do? appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

Multiemployer Pension Plan Funding Nears Peak Since 2008 Crash, Study Says

HR Daily Advisor

Multiemployer retirement plans’ funding in the first half of 2017 neared its best position since the market collapse of 2008, according to a new study by the actuarial consulting firm Milliman. Milliman said the gap between the funded percentages of multiemployer plans in critical status versus plans not in critical condition has continued to widen considerably since the market crash in 2008.

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Perspectives on the SuccessFactors and Softscape Lawsuit

Josh Bersin

On March 12, two of the leading talent management software vendors went to war. SuccessFactors, a leading provider of performance management software, filed a lawsuit against Softscape, a leading provider of integrated talent management software. The lawsuit, and continuing press releases, claims that Softscape inappropriately logged into SuccessFactors’ internal systems, distributed false and misleading claims.

From 2008 to 2018: 8 Ways HR Has Evolved to Put People First

RiseSmart

From the 2008 recession to major technological advances, the events over the past decade shape how we work today. The world of work has changed drastically over the past 10 years—so it’s no surprise that the role of HR has evolved too. A few distinct global HR trends have fundamentally changed how HR practitioners approach strategic implementation of people processes

Talent Management Suites: Research Launched

Josh Bersin

We just released the largest-ever research study on the market for talent management suites. This research took place over the last 18 months and is the result of an exhaustive analysis of 20 vendors, 800+ HR managers, and in-depth meetings with more than 50 organizations. Leighanne Levensaler, our principal analyst in this area, is. Read more» The post Talent Management Suites: Research Launched appeared first on JOSH BERSIN. Core HR Systems Talent Management and SuccessFactors.

Work-in-Progress Culture

Transparent Office

Much has been made in the last 5 years about the democratization of publishing and how the line between publishers and consumers of content is getting blurred. It's an attractive way to describe the trend. Hey, who doesn't like more democracy?) But I think it misdescribes what's really happening. The real paradigm shift in Web 2.0, I believe, is the blurring the line between publication and collaboration. In the old days, people collaborated in private.

Aurico Earns ISO 9001:2008 Certification

Aurico

On May 31, 2013, Aurico earned the ISO 9001:2008 Certification through an ANAB accredited certification body, AudIT³, LLC. Hopkinson stated “I concluded that Aurico had established and maintained a management system in line with the requirements of ISO 9001:2008, and demonstrated to me that it had the ability to systematically achieve the requirements for the service it provides, in line with the scope of its activities and in accordance with its policy and objectives.

Creating Tribes

The Bamboo Project Blog

Seth Godin on Tribes View SlideShare presentation or Upload your own. tags: book tribes ). Yesterday I read Seth Godin's newest book, Tribes. It was a quick read--a few hours--but with a lot of food for thought, particularly for creating communities of practice. Some key points: A tribe is a self-selected group of people, often with a leader, usually with a purpose, always with a way of connecting and identifying with each other, a set of norms, insiders and outsiders.

What to Say the Next Time Someone Asks Why They Should Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog

Although WIRED is now claiming that blogs are dead , I'm not buying that. Maybe they're dead to a minuscule group of people who are easily bored and only talk in 140 character spurts, but if learning is reduced to tweets, I think we're in big trouble. It's that kind of short-term, surface discussion of issues that in my opinion has contributed to the current world-wide financial crisis we're in.

Vote for Your Favorite Edubloggers

The Bamboo Project Blog

It's time for the 2008 Edublog Awards ! Lots of categories with excellent blogs nominated in each. Check them out, add some new ones to your feed reader and be sure to Vote for your favorites

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Vote for Your Favorite Edubloggers

The Bamboo Project Blog

It's time for the 2008 Edublog Awards ! Lots of categories with excellent blogs nominated in each. Check them out, add some new ones to your feed reader and be sure to Vote for your favorites ! P.S. Thanks for those of you who nominated me--I'm incredibly flattered, especially to find myself in this category. I have to say that I nearly fell over when I saw it. It's an honor to be in such esteemed company

Vote for Your Favorite Edubloggers

The Bamboo Project Blog

It's time for the 2008 Edublog Awards ! Lots of categories with excellent blogs nominated in each. Check them out, add some new ones to your feed reader and be sure to Vote for your favorites ! P.S. Thanks for those of you who nominated me--I'm incredibly flattered, especially to find myself in this category. I have to say that I nearly fell over when I saw it. It's an honor to be in such esteemed company

Employee Retention Needs Similar Across the Globe

Nobscot

According to an article in MIT Sloan Management Review Fall 2008, some companies in India are experiencing turnover rates of young professionals of up to 50% per year. Employee Retention is not just a North American challenge. In some global markets, the rate of employee turnover is reaching close to unsustainable levels. Can you imagine 100% turnover every 24 months?India''s India''s initial approach to

Mr. Marcus Buckingham: September Inductee Into the Order of the Golden Slacker

Transparent Office

The Order of the Golden Slackers: September 2008: Marcus Buckingham. August 2008: David Allen. July 2008: Tim Wright. June 2008: Tom Peters. May 2008: Leo Baubuta. April 2008: Steve Roesler. March 2008: Rocky Noe. February 2008: Harvey Schachter. January 2008: Wayne Tunnel. The September Golden Slacker: Marcus Buckingham. Inducted by David Zinger.

Mr. Tim Wright: July’s Order of the Golden Slacker Inductee

Transparent Office

The Order of the Golden Slackers: July 2008: Tim Wright. June 2008: Tom Peters. May 2008: Leo Baubuta. April 2008: Steve Roesler. March 2008: Rocky Noe. February 2008: Harvey Schachter. January 2008: Wayne Tunnel. The July Golden Slacker: Tim Wright. Inducted by David Zinger. I am delighted to induct Mr. Tim Wright as the July inductee in the Order of the Golden Slacker. It is an honor to induct Tim Wright into the Order of the Golden Slacker.

The Bamboo Project Blog: What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Flickr photo via wonderwebby November 25, 2008 in career , Career Management 2.0 , empowerment , professional development | Permalink TrackBack TrackBack URL for this entry: [link] Listed below are links to weblogs that reference What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself? Posted by: Britt Watwood | November 25, 2008 at 09:42 AM Michelle, This is so timely and spot on for people in prevention and social change.