HR Roles

Evil HR Lady

Now (for only the second time in my career) I work for a company that is large enough to actually have an HR department! Could you please give a quick summary of the various HR roles and the differences? Oh the desire for Snark is overwhelming me. HR Business Partner : Works closely with the business leaders to help develop strategy and give general guidance. They take the "business" POV in dealing with a conflict between management and an employee.

Accept only the best: Management by Quotation

Transparent Office

"It is a funny thing about life; if you refuse to accept anything but the best, you very often get it.” Somerset Maugham. Today as I reflect on the coming week, this quote popped onto my radar, and I thought of my team. And we have gone through some big challenges together the past 6 months: 2 people quit to take jobs at other firms. 1 person got promoted to fill a brand new, very unique role in the firm. If I accept, or worse yet expect, the worst, I'll get it.

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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.

HR Roles

Evil HR Lady

Now (for only the second time in my career) I work for a company that is large enough to actually have an HR department! Could you please give a quick summary of the various HR roles and the differences? Oh the desire for Snark is overwhelming me. HR Business Partner : Works closely with the business leaders to help develop strategy and give general guidance. They take the "business" POV in dealing with a conflict between management and an employee.

What is it Really Like to Be in HR?

Evil HR Lady

So, I thought I'd take the time today to answer that question. Arrive at the office. They just wanted to thank all of us for helping them out with the headcount they needed for the annual budget review." One message from an employee thanking you for the coaching you gave. "It Just some announcements from the company. Prepare for your first meeting of the day. Meet with the above employee's manager. I just want to do the right thing."

A Rescinded Offer

Evil HR Lady

I passed the tox screen test and the background check. They called me yesterday, the HR director and told me that the he would need to rescind the offer letter due to the position is going away. Now, after I gave my two week notice here, they have already filled my position and I am out on the street. The thing you have going against you is that you've pretty well demonstrated that you want to leave. Remember the "human" part of of HR?

Three Lessons Learned From 2008: A Recession Guide For Talent Acquisition Leaders

Forbes Human Resources Council

How do we switch our strategies for a recession and a potential upturn? Leadership /leadership Leadership /leadership Leadership Strategy /leadership-strategy leadership

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. Unfortunately, I could only stay for the morning. Carl Frappaolo and Dan Keldsen from AIIM kicked off the day, talking about the topic of how KM is growing and changing in response to Enterprise 2.0.

Softscape Settles SuccessFactors Lawsuit

Josh Bersin

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

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. Tags: turnaround Talent Strategy business agility ups caterpillar recession Enterprise Learning learning culture

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

Josh Bersin

Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Tags: Leadership Development Talent Management Enterprise Learning courage 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.

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. Tags: Saba Talent Management SumTotal recession HR Systems taleo successfactors Enterprise Learning

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. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. So why would I start our 2009 research with a discussion.

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.

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. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Tags: clorox restructuring HR cpg Talent Management organization and governance Performance Management HR Systems Enterprise Learning altria

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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! Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Yang replaced Terry Semel, who spent years trying to build Yahoo! Terry Semel

Training Won't Always Help

Reviewsnap

All the training in the world will probably not help enough to make him/her perform sufficiently. Training is an absolute necessity for people who are appropriately placed into jobs they can perform. The sad truth is that too many employees are hired into jobs they stand little or no chance of being successful in. With these employees, spending a lot of time and money on training is simply a futile effort.

Time to Reduce Costs in Corporate Learning & Development

Josh Bersin on Enterprise Learning

Our soon to be published research on corporate L&D spending in 2008 shows a definite slowdown in spending on corporate training. (An Read more» The post Time to Reduce Costs in Corporate Learning & Development appeared first on JOSH BERSIN. Enterprise Learning HR Systems cut layoffs recession reducing costs restructuring HR

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

The Bamboo Project Blog

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. We need more sustained discussions and reflection, the kind that's supported by blogging.

Some Video Advice from Two Companies On Using Online Communities of Practice

The Bamboo Project Blog

The first is from Dave Vance, former president of Caterpillar University, who shares some of Caterpillar's experiences in facilitating online communities of practice. It isn't about capturing the knowledge , although that can be a good side benefit. It's about facilitating the conversations between people. They provide people with the tools, the guidelines for using them and some idea of the potential and then they leave it up to employees to develop their communities.

Deconstructing the Work Literacy Learning Event

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Work Literacy online learning event is over and Harold Jarche has posted some of what he learned from our facilitation of the course. Using Ning for the Course Our first big decision was what platform to use. We ended up going with Ning because it integrated several different tools (blogs, forums, video and photo-sharing, social networking profiles, groups) at the right price (free). learning. Was the Course a Success?

Negative Online Behavior is a Product of Culture, Not Your Social Media Tools: What I’m Learning from the Work Literacy Course

The Bamboo Project Blog

One of the questions I’m most frequently asked when talking to people about using social media for learning in organizations is how do you “manage&# comments and how do you deal with people “being negative.&# There’s a general fear that once you open the floodgates to participation, you’re going to be inundated with people acting inappropriately and unprofessionally. Seventeen videos/presentations and 34 photos have been added to the site.

More on Learning Through Blogging: What Readers Think

Boxes and Arrows

My post a few days ago arguing that the real value of blogging lies not just in reading blogs, but in commenting on blog posts and writing your own, generated a lot of comments and some great references to what others are thinking. Most people seemed to agree with my premise that while reading blog posts can be helpful to learning, commenting and being a blogger yourself adds even more value. Learning is an active process. If learners want to learn, they will learn.

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

The Bamboo Project Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog « Course Community Building with Ning | Main | Things Ive Been Doing Instead of Blogging » What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself? 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 tosuffer the most in response to the crisis.

Blogging for Learning: Blog Challenges

Boxes and Arrows

This week we’re exploring various strategies for using a blog to support personal and formal learning as part of the Work Literacy course’s focus on blogging. In a blog challenge, several bloggers work together on a group learning project over a period of time–a few days, a week, a month. Each day during the challenge, learning activities are posted for bloggers to engage in and then blog about. How did the experience change their practices?

Pixar University on Learning and Working in the Collaborative Age

The Bamboo Project Blog

How can I build on it to make the person who gave it to me look good?" It isn't about judging the work, it's about "plussing" it. The core skill of innovation is error recovery, not failure avoidance.". Looking for mastery in anything is a really good predictor of mastery in the the thing you want done.". Look for the "proof of a portfolio, rather than the promise of a resume.". You have to be able to translate into language the artist understands.

Develop A Training Plan Based On Skill Gaps

Reviewsnap

Since training is an expensive proposition, it is critical that training dollars be spent wisely. We find that far too many companies allow their employees to select the training they will participate in or they put everyone through the same training. It is a fact that very few employees are a perfect fit for the jobs they hold. This means that they will need to be coached and trained to help strengthen skills they might lack or be deficient in.

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

Transparent Office

The September Golden Slacker: Marcus Buckingham. Marcus Buckingham is our final inductee into the first year of the Order of the Golden Slacker that has included Tom Peters, David Allen, Lisa Haneberg, and Marshall Goldsmith. I am delighted to induct Mr. Marcus Buckingham as the September inductee in the Order of the Golden Slacker. It is an honor to induct Marcus Buckingham into the Order of the Golden Slacker. July 2008: Tim Wright.

ReviewSNAP™ Announces New Features

Reviewsnap

The Web-based performance management system, ReviewSNAP™, announces the addition of several new modules. One of the new modules is a comments suggestion tool designed to offer competency-specific suggestions to managers as they complete a review. David Arringdale, President of ReviewSNAP™ parent company Applied Training Systems says their research indicates that managers often get hung up on what to write in support of their ratings. “We

Learn the Management Power Hours with Lisa Haneberg

Transparent Office

I will be visiting the group for an hour or two as a guest provocateur! This is a two day workshop whereby the participants will create and share many (maybe dozens, depending on the group size) of Power Hours - ready to take back to their workplace and use to help develop great managers. All of the participants will get access to everything that’s generated during the two days - no licenses, no limitations. What are you doing December 9th and 10th?

The Triumph of Peer-to-Peer, Bottom-Up and Open Source

The Bamboo Project Blog

I have consistently been impressed by the Obama campaign's use of social media, particularly in the past 12 months. So what does this have to do with social media and learning? Over 63 million people voted for Obama--52% of the eligible voting population, most of whom are either working now or on their way to working. These people have experienced the power of social networks and social media tools and they liked the what they saw.

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

Transparent Office

The July Golden Slacker: Tim Wright. 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. He provides tips, examples, and how-to insights to grow the employee engagement culture you want for your company. A Quick Review/Reminder of the attributes of Slacker Managers:  . leverage learning for results.

Go Green With Online Performance Management System

Reviewsnap

ReviewSNAP Performance Management System can lead you down the right path of going paperless. According to ManageSmarter The U.S. That''s more than the distance from New York to Tokyo. The average U.S. Production of 1 ton of copy paper uses the same amount of energy an average household uses in 10 months (11,134 kWh ). ReviewSNAP won''t completely alleviate using paper, but it will point you in the right direction and help save trees, water and energy.

Enhancements Made to ReviewSNAP

Reviewsnap

Hello ReviewSNAP Friends, We are excited to announce two upcoming enhancements to the ReviewSNAP™ performance management system. The first is the addition of a summary statistics module that will allow you to view basic statistics about each employee’s performance review history, each department’s performance review history and your overall company’s performance review history. This module is expected to be released by early July 2008.

What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself?

The Bamboo Project Blog

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. L&D [learning & development] came out on top at 38%. You must take responsibility for your own learning. Are you building your learning network ?