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Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: May/June 2011

Future of Work

This is the May/June 2011 issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. Much of our time did focus on history: the Churchill War Rooms, Windsor Castle, the Halls of Parliament, attending Evensong at Westminster Abbey (in the same space where a little wedding took place in late April), a walking tour of Oxford, and a Shakespeare play at the reconstructed Globe Theater—to say nothing of also visiting Edinburgh Castle and walking a bit of the Old Course at St.

Guidelines for Leveraging Collective Knowledge and Insight

Conversation Matters

Drawing out those insights requires bringing knowledge workers together in meetings that are expressly designed to take advantage of collective knowledge. Over the years, as I have designed such meetings, I have come to rely on seven principles that work together to make the most of collective knowledge in conference settings as well as in-house meetings. how others think about the issue of the meeting, and.

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How to Impress a Powerful Person

45 Things

Let me back up for a second and explain that election nights are notoriously one of the craziest times to work at a newspaper. Information is coming in fast and furious and editors are screaming at people to meet deadlines and the bad pizza they ordered is starting to ferment in your gut.

Meet the New Ceridian!

HRExecutive

Sure, Ceridian was “Minnesota Nice,” had a lineage stretching back to IBM in 1932 (17 years older than perennial rival ADP) and was well respected as a service company. Those problems began to subside when Ceridian met Canadian entrepreneur David Ossip in 2011. It just takes time.

The 71+ Biggest HR Tech Conferences to Attend in 2019

Digital HR Tech

Today’s HR tech conferences offer countless of interesting talks held by industry leaders as well as the opportunity to connect in real life with your peers, to exchange thoughts and ideas with them and perhaps even find a solution to some of your biggest HR challenges. The objective is to discover and discuss new ways to meet the new employees of the future. So no pressure to attend every event during the three days. It’s time to shape the future of the workplace.

Getting Away With It

True Faith HR

I would love to attend the 2011 Illinois HR Conference on August 22-24 and/or the 2011 Ohio SHRM State Conference on September 21-23. Check out the agenda for Illinois here Check out the agenda for Ohio here The quality of line-ups alone justifies attending.

If a document falls in Sharepoint.

Transparent Office

That play on the old tree/forest cliche popped into my head this week while some Socialtext colleagues and I were meeting with senior IT staff of a Fortune 100 manufacturing customer of ours. They're a big Sharepoint shop, and mid-way through the meeting we had a revealing exchange: IT Executive: We're a heavy Sharepoint shop Us: Cool. I've had this conversation several times now, almost verbatim. If a document falls in Sharepoint, and nobody hears it.does it make a sound?

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WorkTech11 West Coast: A Report from the Trenches

Future of Work

And it was a good day, time and money well spent. I don’t know the numbers, but I’d guess there were about 150 people in attendance, from all over the U.S. Kelly described the complex ecosystem of technology as a “Technium” that has its own “needs” and “wants” as it continues to evolve over time. Intriguingly, some technologies become obsolete, but not extinct; there are today more blacksmiths in the world than at any time in the past.

Best global HR conferences

Strategic HCM

Anyway, I thought I would share the list with you as well, and would be really interested in your other recommendations too: CIPD Annual Conference Still the main event in the UK, with increasing focus on social media, if not yet the social business.

#HRTechConf – minus three thumbs

Strategic HCM

And I did refer to some of these disagreements during my presentation (where they linked to my inputs), but ran out of time to do all. " Well, you sort of can, and I think you probably need to too. I mentioned in my opening to my session on HR 2.0

Dan Pink on Drive at the HCI Summit

Strategic HCM

Instead, we need to focus on meeting peoples’ needs for autonomy, mastery and purpose. (I’d None of the departments were able to change direction on a dot, but individual employees created 7 mobile apps in their 10% time before any formal projects even got started.

Employee Engagement: Are you ready for change?

David Zinger

Photo Credit: Flickr Creative Commons Commercial: Time for Change. How you react during small moments of motivation can either help others capitalize on them or overpower them with your own well-intended but overwhelming motivations.

The 71+ Biggest HR Tech Conferences to Attend in 2019

Digital HR Tech

Today’s HR tech conferences offer countless of interesting talks held by industry leaders as well as the opportunity to connect in real life with your peers, to exchange thoughts and ideas with them and perhaps even find a solution to some of your biggest HR challenges. The objective is to discover and discuss new ways to meet the new employees of the future. So no pressure to attend every event during the three days. It’s time to shape the future of the workplace.

The Process for Performance-Based Termination

Insperity

Moreover, you want to give employees plenty of time to improve, and give them the tools needed to get there. Make sure the meeting is documented. It doesn’t hurt to send a follow-up e-mail on plans of action and have the employees sign a document saying they attended the meeting, even if they sign at the bottom that they don’t agree with the decision. Thirty days later, hold a follow-up meeting.

The Winning Entry: Christine Kelly / HR Challenges at Brady Corporation

Strategic HCM

They do this in different ways but I particularly liked the use of what are called skip level meetings. My third set of questions were around the preparedness of HR to deliver against these challenges, and it sounded as if Brady Corp’s HR teams are set up quite well for this.

Skullcrusher

True Faith HR

While there will likely to be about 74 of these, give or take in the next 48 hours, here are my quick impressions: The Conference Committee Rocked It Again - This was the 3rd time I had the opportunity to attend HREvolution, and it once again delivered in spades.

Get the Message

True Faith HR

This weekend, I am heading to San Antonio for the 2011 Academy of Management Meeting/Conference. Put together all those Ph.Ds, the Riverwalk, and 105 degree weather, and I know you are guaranteed a good time. I have, however, not attended in a number of years. When I was a young academician straight out of grad school and attending the meetings, it was not uncommon to see "colleagues" look in your eyes than down to your name badge.

Welcome Aboard.Sucker

NoExcusesHR

They dutifully attended your fabulous new employee orientation and met with their supervisor to get a sense of the "hot issues" that need to be reacted to over the first few months on the job. Sure, some leaders can start fast and make an impact early on, but the reality is they need time.

How HR Can Impact Business Outcomes 100% of the Time

HR Daily Advisor

Ensuring the employees who are hired are well suited for the work required of the role. Sharing information in a timely manner. Inviting more senior leaders to attend staff meetings and discuss employee concerns and feedback.

Getting Virtual Teams Right

Conversation Matters

Here are some examples of what we've learned: Have an initial face-to-face kick-off meeting. There is strong evidence* to show that a team that initially meets in-person functions more effectively. Build a rhythm of regular online meetings, rather than meeting ad hoc.

It’s Time to Tidy Up – Get Organized, Reflect & Restore this Fall

Newmeasures

While I never miss a spring-cleaning, during fall, I find it increasingly difficult to carve out time for cleaning, personal development, goal-setting, or creativity. At home, fall is a great time to clean out closets, donate unused items, and declutter spaces. 2011).

It’s Time to Tidy Up – Get Organized, Reflect & Restore this Fall

Newmeasures

While I never miss a spring-cleaning, during fall, I find it increasingly difficult to carve out time for cleaning, personal development, goal-setting, or creativity. At home, fall is a great time to clean out closets, donate unused items, and declutter spaces. By taking stock of what we need and what we don’t, it also prompts thinking about priorities, how we spend our time, and where our energy goes. Now is the time to check-in with yourself, your manager, and your teams.

SHRM13 Why Your Talent aren't Talent - Jon Ingham's Strategic HCM

Strategic HCM

23 HR Most Influential UK Thinker 2011. There were some great sessions going on, and it was wonderful to catch up with and meet lots of great HR people too, though I ended up working in my hotel room more than Id wanted. ► 2011. HR Challenges 2011 – Survey Results.

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The Pitfalls of Telecommuting

Workplace Psychology

I am reposting my response to her as well as add some additional information which, due to a tight schedule, I was not able to include in my original answers. I wrote about telecommuting (working from home or remotely for an employer) back in 2011 on my Workplace Psychology blog. 2011).

Studying Sleep at Goodyear

HRExecutive

At the time, the company has begun investing more in the health of its 69,000 employees around the world. When he took the job in 2011, he was charged with helping Goodyear to better define its overall healthy strategy.

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Challenges and Opportunities for Talent Managers / 2 - Strategic HCM

Strategic HCM

23 HR Most Influential UK Thinker 2011. A Chinese automaker attends job fairs in Germany, even though China produces large numbers of graduate engineers each year. Too many well-educated citizens of the Middle East and elsewhere are not in the workforce at all. ► 2011.

The One Employee Performance Review Template to Rule Them All

Digital HR Tech

In this article, we will provide you with an employee performance review template that you can use during your performance appraisal meetings. This is a one-on-one meeting with the employee and their supervisor. meets criteria for performance.

Four ways exercise benefits you at work

cipHR

The cost of employee ill health to UK organisations is both well-documented and growing. In a small-scale trial by the Body-Brain Performance Institute , carried out in Australia in 2011, researchers found that employees who walked 10,000 steps a day, and exercised in the gym three times a week, tended to be more productive than those who only walked 10,000 steps a day. Exercising regularly isn’t just good for your health – it could have great benefits for your career, too.

Are You ‘Networking’ for All the Wrong Reasons?

Thrive Global

I founded an organization in 2011 called Network Under 40 to help young professionals make friends and business contacts in a peer-to-peer environment. Want to meet wellness and fun-minded peers, but not over alcohol?

5 Best Practices To Ace Your Job Hunt

Thrive Global

So when it came time to give her some job hunting wisdom, I decided I’d go one step further and share my thoughts on this subject with all job seekers. Find time for coffees, lunches, and to send quick emails — even if it’s just to ask if they’ll be attending the same seminar as you.

SHRM Memories

Laurie Ruettimann

I have attended SHRM’s annual conference since 2008, but I’m sitting this year out. I applied for a press pass and was accepted as one of the first bloggers to attend SHRM. Those were weird times. I hung out with all the old school HR bloggers for the first time.

do I have to go to my boss’s son’s wedding, I manage a habitual phone checker, and more

Ask a Manager

This isn’t like attending one luncheon for someone — weddings often mean giving up an entire weekend day, or at least many hours. If you feel guilty about that, tell yourself that your boss’s son deserves to be surrounded by people who like him on his wedding day and who are genuinely happy to be there (rather than attending as a work obligation)! I was apparently staunchly opposed to this when I answered a letter about it in 2011 and again in 2014.

Social Impact Heroes: How Beth Bell is leveraging the power of film and television to promote sustainable living

Thrive Global

whilst at the same time making it easier for filmmakers, production designers, set decorators and prop people to find geographically correct, socially conscious, and green products for use in their films. We meet with a physical production executive at Amazon, a really nice guy.

What Is Spiritual Bypassing?

Thrive Global

Among other things, Welwood coined the term “spiritual bypassing,” and this might be a good time to honor him and his offerings. at a time when there seems to be a great deal of unrest and uncertainty in our internal and external worlds.

The Connected Customer

EmployeeConnect

Savvy marketers are well-aware that the connected customer is just a point on the marketing continuum. In effect, media invariably come pre-packaged with attendant messages concealed inside the box. In 2011, Google coined the term Zero Moment of Truth—ZMOT—to describe moments in the customer journey when first impressions about a brand are formed in the online decision-making process, such as visiting company websites or review sites. Customers Demand Real-Time Interactions.

The Keys to Effective Customer Service Training

Effortless HR

On the flip side, research in 2011 found that 78% of consumers have walked away from a purchase or not made an intended purchase because of a poor customer service experience. Quality customer service training should be based on the needs of your organization as well as the skill level of your employees. At the same time, it is also better because you know your customers. When an employee completes a training session, the attendance date is placed on the matrix.

Tips on Becoming a "Best Place to Work"

Bonusly

Put simply, emphasizing people over profits leads to success, and that goes for your employees as well as your customers. Not bad for a company founded in 2011. Even though you may be growing quickly, take the time to make the right decisions. Of workers who already telecommute, nearly half said they were more productive working at home than at the office full-time.