Irish Unemployment Rate Lowest Since 2008

Rezoomo

It stood at 5.4% 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. 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

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. My children like most everyone else’s were suddenly at home full-time. But as I looked at the peril of our world, I felt a similarity I hadn’t felt since I was a twenty-something-year-old young woman who had just lost at the time, what I thought was, everything. I’m going to start by saying this—You Are Enough.

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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. I'll be interested to see how this evolves at my company too. Funny: Bill joked at Mary's expense that "You can be a guy and talk about the 'people element' too." We should have had at least two hours, as the discussion throughout the room was great. I mentioned the MITRE discussion at KM Forum a few times.

Restructuring HR: Where are we going

Josh Bersin

There have been three major forces at play. 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. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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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. The interim update by Milliman compared changes in estimated funding levels at U.S. The aggregate funded percentage for all plans is estimated to have improved to 81% as of June 30 from 77% at the end of 2016, with a multiemployer plan system shortfall reduced by $21 billion.

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Work-in-Progress Culture

Transparent Office

is that more and more of those private "pre-publication" interactions are happening in public (or at least semi-public). 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,

1000 Posts at Slacker Manager

Transparent Office

With this post, Slacker Manager reached 1000 posts. Thanks to all of you who have been with us - from reading 1 post to reading 1000. We encourage you to stay with us for the next 1000! Please comment. Write your comment about our 1000 posts. Do you have a post that has stood out for you? What have you appreciated about Slacker Manager? What would you like to see in the next 1000 posts. Photo Credit: One thousand! by [link]. Share This

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Robertson: Ten tips for succeeding at collaboration

Knowledge Musings

James Robertson of StepTwo posted his slides for a recent presentation entitled, Ten tips for succeeding at collaboration (with audio). Ten tips for succeeding at collaboration [+ audio]. Along with the tips, he includes some background around the ideas he presents. view presentation (tags: blogs sharepoint wikis openpublish08 ). Here are the enumerated tips (in American English :-). And a few of my thoughts sprinkled through. Get ahead of the curve.

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Feeding America Holds Top Position at the Halfway Mark

Nobscot

It''s been very gratifying to receive so much positive feedback from clients regarding Nobscot''s Charity Holiday Gift. It appears that HR professionals are both incredibly generous and happy for a good excuse to avoid high caloric treats.After one full week and approximately 100 votes, Feeding America is holding strong in the top position. Habitat for Humanity made a big leap from eighth place

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Drinking at Lunch

Evil HR Lady

Your "inexperienced and unqualified" executive assistant apparently knows enough to know that drinking at lunch is inappropriate. Here is Evil HR Lady's rule of co-workers: When you are with people you work with you are AT WORK. This means that even though you weren't getting paid, you should consider a lunch out, at work. Alcohol at lunch is downright stupid. At least in my experience.

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Retire Now at any Age: Zingers Revisited #1

Transparent Office

It means you work at what interests you and what you care about. Retire now  means you can take full satisfaction in what you have done in your life, even at 22 years of age! Retire Now (Again). by David Zinger. I started to co-write Slacker Manager with Phil Gerbyshak in July 2007. I have written 3 post a week every week for a year. During the next month I will highlight a few of my favorite posts. Here is the first post I wrote for Slacker Manager. - - - - - - -.

Week 4 on RSS and Aggregators is Up at Work Literacy

Boxes and Arrows

We’re embarking on Week 4 of the Work Literacy learning project. This week it’s RSS and feed readers. Although the thrust of the module is primarily about how learning professionals can learn and manage information by subscribing to feeds, I find that I’m more interested in how we can use feeds as learning tools for the people with whom we’re working.

Deja Vu at Legal IT Leadership Summit '08

Transparent Office

I'm blogging belatedly about a conference I spoke at last week, the Legal IT Leadership Summit (LITLS), sponsored by Interwoven. The conference has a really nice atmosphere--serious yet lighthearted at the same time. This was my second time for this conference, and was a great chance to reconnect with old friends like Andy McAfee and Neil Araujo , and meet some new ones like Gordon Vala-Webb , Ben Kiker , and Doug Cornelius, whose KM Space blog I've added to my list of favorites.

Look At Yourself First When Employee Performance Falters

Reviewsnap

Looking at the list above, how many of the tasks do you consistently do well? Look first at yourself. Too many organizations force managers to try to do two jobs at once. They are expected, in essence, to do some form of front line or production work, but are expected to effectively manage their employees at the same time. When an employee''s performance falls below expectations, the natural reaction is to blame the employee first.

I Wonder Why The Other Mothers At The Park Are Avoiding Me

Evil HR Lady

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

Transparent Office

At most companies, managers review their people by focusing primarily on a person’s weaknesses or “opportunities,&# and development emphasizes addressing shortcomings. 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.

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

The Bamboo Project Blog

L&D [learning &development] came out on top at 38%. 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.

The Tyranny of Now

The Bamboo Project Blog

I have my Gmail account open at all times, so that I see every email as it slides into my inbox. My Netvibes winks growing numbers of unread posts at me in another Firefox tab, urging me to check my feeds before things get out of control. Lately, I've been ruled by "The Now"-- the insistent demands of the ringing phone, the urgent email, the client who needs me to do something IMMEDIATELY to solve her problem.

Change Doesn't Come with a Permission Slip

The Bamboo Project Blog

Change occurs at the edges, without permission." --Patti Digh, Life is Verb One thing I've noticed about organizational life is that job uncertainty tends to breed a culture where we seek permission for everything we do. The problem with this course of action, engaged in on a massive scale, is that we individually and collectively stop changing and adapting exactly at the time we need to do it the most.

What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself?

The Bamboo Project Blog

L&D [learning & development] came out on top at 38%. Harold Jarche points us to a recently released study on corporate responses to the recession/depression we're currently in: This morning the CLC (Corporate Leadership Council). released the results of a survey that asked CEOs which areas were to suffer the most in response to the crisis. So this means, globally, that a third of organisations surveyed will stop investing in development of employees.

What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself?

The Bamboo Project Blog

L&D [learning & development] came out on top at 38%. Harold Jarche points us to a recently released study on corporate responses to the recession/depression we're currently in: This morning the CLC (Corporate Leadership Council). released the results of a survey that asked CEOs which areas were to suffer the most in response to the crisis. So this means, globally, that a third of organisations surveyed will stop investing in development of employees.

Pixar University on Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age

The Bamboo Project Blog

Great video--some money thoughts: If you're looking for innovators, people who are going to create things that have never been created before or solve problems that haven't been solved, you can't look at their resumes and find evidence that they've accomplished what you want them to accomplish.

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Not at all Strange

Evil HR Lady

That's not what the study says at all. that men who want a wife that stays at home make more money then those with more "egalitarian views" do. He's most likely to marry a woman who will stay at home. Well, he's got to either share in all those responsibilities listed above, or he is a real jerk who lets his wife, who works as much as he does, take care of all that stuff plus his marriage is shakier because she's angry at him for not helping.

8 Steps to Charismatic Leadership

Transparent Office

You can follow him on Twitter at @hdbb_stephen. This record is something you can point to when a leadership opportunity comes your way, as well as something that you can look at to build or restore your own confidence in the tough times. Note: This is a guest post from @Stephen, editor of Business Development in Context and a co-founder of the work.life.creativity forum. Defining Leadership.

Transparent Office: Email overload: what went wrong?

Transparent Office

Main | McAfee on Widening the Flow » January 17, 2008 Email overload: what went wrong? Consider these stats and projections from the Radicati Group cited in a Wall Street Journal article of 11/27/07 Average number of corporate emails sent and received per person, per day: 2007: 142 2008: 156 2009: 177 2010: 199 2011: 228 Percent of work day spent managing email for the average corporate email user: 2003: 17% 2006: 26% 2009: 41% So what happened?

Spreading the Word: 300 Blogs I Encourage You to Read

Transparent Office

This Blog Sits at the. Visionary Blogging - A New Look at Blog Improvement. I admit it, I am addicted to good blogs. by David Zinger. We do not use an extensive blog-roll on Slacker Manager. I published the list of blogs I follow on my site: www.davidzinger.com. There was such a positive response with people finding new blogs or rediscovering old blogs that I decided there was good value to offer this list to you. Happy Reading! AAA Employee Engagement Network.

More on Learning Through Blogging: What Readers Think

Boxes and Arrows

And Brandon shared a great story of how Twittering at a conference (a form of live microblogging) improved his own learning experience. I attended Penn State's 2008 TLT (Teaching & Learning with Technology) Symposium in March 2008 as a requirement for a graduate class I was taking, entitled "Disruptive Technology in the Teaching & Learning Process." Cursed at first, but later this turned out to be a blessing.

5 Reasons Why Great Employees Leave

Transparent Office

The 35th edition of the World at Work's annual budget survey found that the 2008 actual average increase in salary budgets was 3.9%, and the survey projects a 3.9% Lack of communication from you about good (or bad) things - You might think ignoring your best employee sends the signal that "no news is good news” but most superstars think if you're not talking to them you're mad at them, or worse, that they're doing something wrong so they change from good behavior to bad.

One Client's Charity Gift Votes

Nobscot

she is currently a thriving Freshman at Smith College on a full scholarship package)2. I woke up to this great email from a Mentor Scout client this morning:My votes are in:1. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, because my niece was a beneficiary of a program like this and I believe it saved her life. Boys and Girls Clubs; supporting this program is an investment in our future - our

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KM program at Kent State

Knowledge Musings

Thanks to a note at the KM Forum blog I see that there is a virtual open house at Kent State's information architecture and knowledge management (IAKM) program. Online Open House Online KM Masters Degree and Certificate Program Wednesday, July 9, 2008 Beginning at 6:00pm. Any questions received during the presentation should be addressed at the end of the session.

A Unique Holiday Gift for Nobscot's Corporate Clients

Nobscot

For the holidays, we decided to do something a little different at Nobscot this year. As of today, when Nobscot clients login to their WebExit, Mentor Scout or FirstDays account, they see this:When they click on that link, it takes them to a holiday message explaining that rather than sending cookie baskets, we''re going to spend our holiday gift budget on helping the communities and the world

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The Company We Keep--and the Environment We Make

The Bamboo Project Blog

Gladwell points out, for example, that Bill Gates, Steve Jobs and several other high tech gurus happened to be born at a particular time (the mid 1950's) and in a particular place (Silicon Valley) that favored their specific talents. At the same time, it removes a level of guilt--if I'm unsuccessful, then maybe it wasn't my fault after all.

I'm Sorry, But This is Taking Twitter TOO Far!

The Bamboo Project Blog

I have a vibrating device in my pocket at all times," says Menscher. An NYU grad student has invented a device that his pregnant wife can wear to transmit each kick of their unborn child. For a class project, the second year grad student invented what he dubbed the Kickbee. T he wearable device made of a stretchable band with embedded electronics and sensors isn't exactly a model of comfort.

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What Happens When a Luddite Becomes a Tech Entrepreneur? Great Software.

Nobscot

I don''t like to talk to people on the phone when I''m not in work mode and when I am in work mode I like to be at my desk concentrating not at the grocery store.I I was wondering last night, as I began to "tweet" for the first time, how a semi-luddite like myself could successfully lead a technology company like Nobscot Corporation.I don''t use a cell phone.

4 Solution Areas

Transparent Office

It's a fundamental question, but I've been frustrated for a while at how long-winded and imprecise the answers are that people give to it. And in many cases, agents are so frustrated by their systems that they do not contribute at all. for agents to post questions, comments, tips, and tricks, the wiki dramatically accelerates the rate at which new knowledge is posted and disseminated. One of the questions I get a lot is "What do you use a wiki for?"

Brokerage and Closure

Transparent Office

At the time, I argued that "above-the-flow" use cases fail to generate adoption for the same reason that knowledge management failed in the 1990s: because it's really hard to motivate people to step outside their daily flow of work and do something extra. Nat pointed me to the distinction between brokerage and closure articulated by Ronald Burt , a business school professor at my alma matter, the University of Chicago.

Six Steps to Company-Wide Adoption

Transparent Office

That's the insight behind Socialtext 3.0 , and it's the level at which companies are implementing. As the market has shifted from individual technologies to integrated solutions, we're also seeing a dramatic shift in the level at which companies are implementing. Now it's time to answer the question at a strategic, company-wide level: How can forward-thinking managers use integrated social software suites like Socialtext 3.0

Transparent Office: A Moment of Clarity

Transparent Office

Transparent Office Michael Idinopuloss Blog on Social Software in the Enterprise Home Archives Subscribe « Supply and demand 2.0 | Main | McKinsey on Informal Networks » February 16, 2008 A Moment of Clarity I do my best thinking when Im talking. Please leave it at SPRIG, it is quite catchy, or at least catchy enough! Posted by: Jing-Jing | February 18, 2008 at 02:08 PM Here is my response.

What Are the Rules of Your New Ecosystem?

The Bamboo Project Blog

My approach now is simple: take a look at the rules of the new ecosystem. Seth Godin has an interesting post : Businesses live in ecosystems. A series of rules and assumptions that, taken together, make a thriving mechanism. We get stuck because we believe that the rules of our ecosystem are permanent and transferable. In fact, they are almost always temporary and rarely transferable. Do they make sense? Is it possible they'll come to pass? If they do, what happens to you?

What Are the Rules of Your New Ecosystem?

The Bamboo Project Blog

My approach now is simple: take a look at the rules of the new ecosystem. Seth Godin has an interesting post : Businesses live in ecosystems. A series of rules and assumptions that, taken together, make a thriving mechanism. We get stuck because we believe that the rules of our ecosystem are permanent and transferable. In fact, they are almost always temporary and rarely transferable. Do they make sense? Is it possible they'll come to pass? If they do, what happens to you?