This Time of Night

True Faith HR

On the heels of attending HREvolution, I will be heading to Arlington, VA next week to attend the SHRM National Leadership Conference for the 10 th consecutive year. How many of the 10% of top HR leaders and differentiators will be in attendance and making their voice heard?

Back to School Concerns for Employers

HR Counselor's Corner

Now that schools are back in session around the nation, parents and legal guardians may be requesting time off to attend school functions and teacher conferences. To be eligible, the employee must have been employed at least six (6) months and have been employed at least half-time.

Another Workplace Futures Conference You Should Attend

Future of Work

I’d like to encourage you to consider attending the Worktech(tm)09 Conference in New York City on May 20. It’s being held at the Time and Life Building at 1271 Avenue of the Americas. Unfortunately New York is too far away from the west coast for me to get there, but I’d love to hear about the program from any of you who do attend. Our across-the-pond colleague and fellow futurist/author Phillip Ross , CEO of Cordless Group in the U.K.,

If the Army Can Put Its Doctrine Up On a Wiki, You've Got No Excuse

Conversation Matters

One of the open questions is whether Soldiers will take the time to go to the wiki to enter a new tactic or procedure they have found helpful. They’ll think of something that ought to be changed while writing up their AARs or attending training between deployments, or even when they look something up and see that what they read doesn’t match their experience.

Where Knowledge Management Has Been and Where It Is Going- Part Three

Conversation Matters

There are three factors that are creating the need to add a focus on collective knowledge to the existing types of knowledge organizations already attend to: • Dealing with increasingly complex issues. In 2009, 500 people working with social media in the U.S.

Potentiation: Neurology and Knowledge Management

Conversation Matters

Now it turns out that each time the neurotransmitter excites its neighboring neuron that pathway becomes stronger and can be more easily excited the next time. Each time the pathway is excited it becomes more potentiated, that is, more accessible the next time.

Sooner Than You Think

True Faith HR

Not surprisingly, attendance tends to be a bit problematic. As I don''t want to take time to sort out what qualifies as an excused absence, I simply treat them any absence the same. I often find that once students reach 4 absences (we meet 4 times a week), grades tend to drop precipitously for each additional absence (even absent the 10 point penalty), and so I wanted to make the penalty punitive enough to prevent significant absences.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Is the Best Predictor of Future Failure Your Past Success?

The Bamboo Project Blog

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Implementing Social Media in Your Organization: A Twitter Unpanel

The Bamboo Project Blog

I'm not going to be able to attend this (prior commitments, not Twitter Hating ), but thought it was definitely worth passing on, via the Fistful of Talent blog. You've probably attended a conference before. If you attend, let me know how it goes.

10 gifts to give your career

45 Things

That means being better prepared for downturns in the economy or your industry, and keeping an active network so that when bad times do hit, you’re ready to get the help you need. Invest time in reading the latest industry news. Attend one professional event a year.

Could telecommuting be a career mistake?

45 Things

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.

Feelings mixed about recent college hires

45 Things

I’ve been hearing these same complaints for the last 15 years,” says Steven Rothberg, founder of CollegeRecruiter.com , a job board for students seeking full-time work or internships. September 9, 2009 4:43 PM Anita said. September 9, 2009 4:53 PM Ask a Manager said.

In A Lonely Place

True Faith HR

When I attended the 2008 SHRM Annual Conference in Chicago, I had the opportunity to see Steve Gilliland. I decided to see him again at the 2009 SHRM Annual Conference in New Orleans (and I needed something to counteract the negative experience watching Dave Ramsey). They should be spending less time on the computer and reading more novels. Very entertaining speaker with a lot of humorous, applicable anecdotes for the workplace.

Doubts Even Here

True Faith HR

While I haven''t done what appears to be the obligatory 2009 SHRM Conference wrap-up (plenty of options can be found here , here , here , and here ), one of the main things that made this conference different for me (compared to the previous eight I''ve attended) was the availability of Twitter. Many of the sessions and events were made much more compelling by having "real-time" conversations with others in attendance.

Reflections on an Open Space Conference

The Bamboo Project Blog

We violated one of the tenets of Open Space by identifying the topics/issues to be discussed ahead of time. Next time we may go totally Open Space. . Several of the individuals attending the conference--and a few of our facilitators--have disabilities, including visual impairments and brain injury. Apparently this was a massive relief to people who are sick of attending "death by PowerPoint" conferences.

Will This Tough Job Market Change Generation Y?

45 Things

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? December 1, 2009 11:21 AM Bret Simmons said.

The Four Room Apartment: Where the Energy is for Change

Conversation Matters

But of course, over time Renewal subsides. Residing in any room is not a characteristic of a person’s personality; it is rather where they are at this time and in regard to this particular change. In time they will move because we all live in all four rooms. But to mobilize change people in the Contentment or Denial rooms are not an effective place to spend a lot of energy or time.

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

45 Things

As employment rises to more than 10 percent, Haynes says that job seekers need to quit wasting time on strategies that won’t help them find a job. This time period is not going to reflect negatively on you in your resume,” he says. November 17, 2009 3:36 PM Anita said.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: How to Overcome Obstacles in Your Career

45 Things

Dont give up the first time the going gets hard. Read inspirational books about how others facing adversity overcame it, or attend events that foster well-being and confidence. Thanks again, Anita, for taking the time to do the guest post. May 29, 2009 9:41 AM Anita said.

There Are Only Two Kinds of Companies: The Quick and the Dead

Future of Work

Pardon us, but maybe if we shout it out one more time someone will hear us. We recently attended a workshop filled with property developers and corporate facilities managers. As one broker put it, “This is a great time to buy property dirt cheap, or sign a very attractive long-term lease.&#. it created a workforce too often stuck in place, anchored by houses that cannot be profitably sold, at a time when flexibility and mobility are of great importance.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Do Online Classes Make Sense for.

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, July 20, 2009 Do Online Classes Make Sense for Your Career? July 20, 2009 12:32 PM Anita said. July 24, 2009 9:21 AM Anita said.

I.C.B.

True Faith HR

A cope of ethics should be adopted, and the e-board should meet at least four times a year Chapter leadership - this section details the list of officers, position descriptions, and succession planning Chapter Communications and web presence - pretty self-explanatory; does the student chapter produce a chapter newsletter, publicize its meetings, provide internship and job openings info, and maintain a web site?

Five Steps Every College Student Needs to Take Now to Get a Job Later

45 Things

In order to be successful, these incoming freshman are told, theyve got to devote regular time and effort to their classes. Whether youre attending a club event or a class, dont shuffle to the back and then prop your feet on the seat in front and fall asleep.

The Business of Learning: What Does the Future Hold?

The Bamboo Project Blog

For one thing, even though businesses say that learning is important, at the same time, they are investing less and less in their workers. A few years ago I attended a conference where the keynote speaker shared research indicating that businesses didn't invest in training their employees until they'd been there for three years.

Things I learned on vacation

Evil HR Lady

I have such low expectations of airlines that I about fell over when the flight attendant brought out little backpacks with coloring books and beach balls in them for my children. I, of course, didn't hear about this until the next morning when I turned on my computer for the first time in a week. Bill can be on time and still be a lousy employee. I just got home from a fabulous vacation in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt.

Medical Problems with no FMLA

Evil HR Lady

My mother is working part time for benefits until she retires. They have reprimanded employees hatefully in front of customers and refused employees time off for medical reasons. She made the managers aware at the time of scheduling the first surgery that she would need to have the other eye done in two weeks. They are refusing to give her the time off even though she is asking for 1 day and the next morning only.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 5 Tips for Women to Become Leaders

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, September 29, 2009 5 Tips for Women to Become Leaders What does it take for you to rise to the top of your career? The book comes at a time when the number of women in the upper ranks – and what gets them there – has generated a lot of discussion. We have our 1st Black president, times are changing.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 4 Ways to Make Meetings Better

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, September 14, 2009 4 Ways to Make Meetings Better If you look up the term "necessary evil," youll probably find a photograph of a bunch of people in a meeting. Recently I looked into the issue of meetings, some pet peeves of those attending and how the whole "necessary evil" could be made well, less evil.

Things I learned on vacation

Evil HR Lady

I have such low expectations of airlines that I about fell over when the flight attendant brought out little backpacks with coloring books and beach balls in them for my children. I, of course, didn't hear about this until the next morning when I turned on my computer for the first time in a week. Bill can be on time and still be a lousy employee. I just got home from a fabulous vacation in Sharm El Sheik, Egypt.

Medical Problems with no FMLA

Evil HR Lady

My mother is working part time for benefits until she retires. They have reprimanded employees hatefully in front of customers and refused employees time off for medical reasons. She made the managers aware at the time of scheduling the first surgery that she would need to have the other eye done in two weeks. They are refusing to give her the time off even though she is asking for 1 day and the next morning only.

8 Signs Your Company May Have Received Government Bailout Money

45 Things

Katie Holmes is a flight attendant. The stress has been brutal on families, the memo notes, and the execs need some "snuggle bunny" time. There have been many requests for a piece of the bailout pie from lots of companies, including Hustler magazine and the guy from "Girls Gone Wild." Exactly who is going to finally get some of the TARP (Trouble Asset Relief Program) money remains to be seen, but here are 8 signs your company may have received a bit of that bailout pie: 1.

How Teaching Can Make You Unforgettable

45 Things

What I also found interesting was that no one forgot the name of that great teacher, which is kind of amazing when you think how many people claim they are "bad with names" even if they've met someone in business many times. While using LinkedIn and Facebook and other online networking tools can be helpful, and attending business and industry functions can be beneficial to your career, don't forget that teaching may have one of the greatest positive impacts on your success.

Managers, Nurture Creativity. Don't Kill It!

QAspire

Jay, the team member, approach Bob with a suggestion - “Sir, for this particular requirement of the project, I have a suggestion that can save us a few lines of code, time and may also improve the performance”, there was a spark on Jay’s face as he put forward the suggestion. See, we are already running short of time. Had Bob accepted Jay’s suggestion, it would have actually saved some time and effort. He partially attended Jay’s suggestion and missed the details.

Why I’m attending #HREvolution

Strategic HCM

I’m off to Atlanta on Friday to attend the US HR community’s HRevolution unconference. I love and strongly believe in unconferencing – in all its forms – and very nearly attended the first HRevolution back in 2009.

FMLA: California Employer Put Up with Performance, Attendance Issues Long Enough

HR Daily Advisor

In addition to her attendance issues, she was frequently tardy and became a poor performer. AT&T warned her several times that she would be suspended if her attendance and performance didn’t improve. In June 2009, she was counseled for being excessively tardy to work.