HR Challenges 2011 – Survey Results

Strategic HCM

Here are the results: HR’s values and perspectives seem the most suited to dealing with its own and its businesses’ challenges – with a quarter of the sample rating its values as very well suited. As may know, I’ve been running a short survey over the last few months.

Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: November 2011

Future of Work

This is the November 2011 issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. The responses to the survey were more than a little surprising, and a bit discouraging as well. But the vast majority of business presentations and meetings seem to depend far more on words than on visual images. Please pass this newsletter on to other interested individuals and encourage them to subscribe as well.

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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. The session was focused on the changing role of the corporate real estate function, something I’ve written about very recently (“ From Workplace Services to Workforce Support ,&# April 2011). I also reconnected there with many other friends and colleagues and met several new ones as well. We welcome comments on any of these articles.

A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond


Home Go to Guest Posts Disclaimer A Worthy Goal for 2011 and Beyond New year brings with it new predictions, agendas, resolutions and trends. As we start a new year, let me share one of the best definitions of excellence I have come across in the last year: Excellence isn’t about meeting the spec, it’s about setting the spec. Have a quality wrapped 2011. Regards, Jay Chhaya By Ajay, January 3, 2011 @ 1:18 pm Keep up with all technology, do everything.

Meet 5 HR Pros Who Became CEOs

Cornerstone On Demand

She was vice president of global human resources from 2009 to 2011 and was named CEO in January 2014. I think if you spend as much time listening as talking, that's time well spent."

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.

Where are the Meaningful Conversations at Work?

The Bamboo Project Blog

This weekend, I went on a retreat with 10 other women to reflect on our experiences in 2011 and plan for what we wanted to do in 2012. Sure, we're talking all the time about transactions and meetings and getting work done.

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Improving Happiness at Work: Positive Practices and the Power of the Positive Question

The Bamboo Project Blog

A decade of research proves that happiness raises nearly every business and educational outcome: raising sales by 37%, productivity by 31%, and accuracy on tasks by 19%, as well as a myriad of health and quality of life improvements. . Getting staff meetings off to a good start.

5 Tips for Staying Healthy on the Job

45 Things

Another expert who takes her own advice is Melinda Hemmelgarn , a registered dietician known as the " Food Sleuth ," who advises it's critical that workers take their own health seriously if they want to stay functional at work and perform well. "I

The Science of Well-Being

Thrive Global

Since I am curious about this topic, I enrolled in a free course online called ‘The Science of Well-Being’. Studies have shown that once basic life needs are met, salaries greater than $75K, will not add to a person’s overall well-being. Phi Phi Islands, Thailand, 2011.

How to Impress a Powerful Person

45 Things

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. If you know you're going to meet key leaders, follow the company's dress code.

A Model Lessons Learned System – The US Army

Conversation Matters

Lessons Learned Integrators (L2INET) – Analysts are deployed with units, as well as being stationed at Schools, the National Training Center, TRADOC and Headquarters. Knowledge Transfer Processes : Active as well as passive processes for moving the knowledge to targeted areas.

Mining Your Hidden Treasure

The Bamboo Project Blog

This is what professional and personal growth is about--our willingness to meet and follow ourselves to some deeper places that we might like to ignore. Via Harold Jarche this morning comes this post from Ken Carroll on leadership as mining: .

Positive Professional Development Tool: The 30-Day Trial

The Bamboo Project Blog

A year later, I worked with bloggers I'd met through that experiment to run the 31-Day Comment Challenge , where we explored how to both invite more comments on our own blogs, as well as how to be better commenters on other blogs. .

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11 Best Employee Wellness Programs Examples

Digital HR Tech

You know it’s crucial to take care of your employees’ wellness. It’s easy to list the benefits of a wellness program , but when it comes to getting an effective employee wellness program off the ground there is a lot to think about. Tinder’s Wellness Program.

Building Expertise through Continuous Training

Bersin with Deloitte

This is generally good news for employees and employers, as effective development programs enable employees to enhance their skills and help their organizations meet their goals. For more examples of how companies are improving their L&D initiatives, as well as training benchmarking data, see our report, The Corporate Learning Factbook 2011. With slightly more L&D resources this year, organizations are increasing their training offerings.

7 Tips to Boost Your Memory

45 Things

If older job seekers and workers are going to go to the trouble to get highlights, then I figure they may need a little help with what is going on inside their heads, as well. Eat well.

Why a Missing Button Could Keep you From Getting Ahead

45 Things

They may miss important clues in a person's body language that will help them communicate better or give the wrong impression when meeting a hiring manager for the first time. Booher offers these tips: • Package yourself well.

Meet the New Ceridian!


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.

Jack Dee on HR (or, “the comedian and the HR practitioner walked into a bar and…”)

Strategic HCM

As well as me and Rob Jones (missing from the photo of our parties meeting outside the hotel) and (who else do I need to add?) And if you didn’t win (or even if you did), well perhaps you need to develop some even better HR practices next year!

Why You Should Have Food at Your Meetings (or Maybe Not)

Evil HR Lady

Your decisions are different depending on whether you're well fed or hungry. Why You Should Have Food at Your Meetings (or Maybe Not But, which decisions are better?

How to Get a Better Performance Review

45 Things

For many years I've written about performance reviews, the pro's and con's, and so I decided it was time to revisit the issue and give pointers about how to not only survive your performance evaluation, but make sure it goes well. I have mixed feelings about performance evaluations.

Social Training for Social Tools

Transparent Office

When these trainings go well, they're more like cocktail parties than training sessions. People meet new people, discuss interesting topics, and crack jokes all in the course of the hour. Socialtext product adoption is way, way--over 300% YTD.

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#CIPDSocial11 Bill Parsons (ARM): social media and why business needs to take notice

Strategic HCM

They therefore need everyone to behave selflessly – for the greater good of ARM - in external as well as internal networks. Compensation aligns with ARM’s social strategy as well. So you need to do face-to-face meetings to help people get to know each other.

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. John Jorgensen (Illinois) and Steve Browne (Ohio) have put together a really stellar program for each of these states.

Work / Life Balance, Graphic Design, Blogging and HR. Oh, My!

Working Girl

I have 3 kids, a husband/business partner, I participate in social media, volunteer for my kids school, volunteer for my local SHRM chapter and design awards for corporate recognition as well as manage, market and assist in operations for my small ecommerce / manufacturing business.

Project Social: I Storyvite You Again!

Working Girl

The thing that sets Storyvite apart from other online personal branding tools is the social way in which the founder, Satish Sallakonda , has reached out to the business community to design a tool that meets their needs.

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How to Know if You're a Micromanager

45 Things

Those may well be convenient excuses. If you find you need to micromanage because you believe your team isn't capable, then you need to develop your staff so that they can meet new challenges.

Modern Workforce: Managing Remote Workers

Working Girl

Weekly status report – Instead of status meetings we used a weekly status report to make it easy for anyone who actually cared (mostly me) to scan and identify overall status, current tasks, milestones, potential issues, to dos, etc.

Should You Hang Up When a Recruiter Calls?

45 Things

In addition to doing a Google search, meet with your potential boss and ask about his or her background and management philosophy. Are workers talking with one another, meeting in groups to collaborate? Many workers are open to other job offers now.

#CIPDSocial11 & Social Engagement – in the socialmedia garden

Strategic HCM

I’ve had a couple of conversations with Michael Silverman, Unilever’s ex-head of engagement research, since meeting him at a Symposium event earlier this year (eg at CHRU , and the Personnel Today awards , where Michael and Unilever won the award for the best use of HR technology).

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Why Your Behavior Matters Now More Than Ever

45 Things

That means doctors must learn to deliver compassionate bedside care, teachers need to create a sense of possibility in the classroom, and salespeople can't just meet their quotas but must also create trusting relationships, he says.

#CHRU3 #ConnectingHR Unconference: Human-Centric Recruiting

Strategic HCM

I skipped most of our unconference yesterday – partly because I had a couple of meetings and really wanted to attend the Workplace Trends conference too.

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. If you can't see what other people are doing, you can't very well collaborate with them.

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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. Vwork” captures three “V’s” about work in 2011: Virtual, Value, and advantage. And he other bank executives spend much of their time meeting with staff in the small café’s that are sprinkled around the building. WorkTech11 West Coast was the first event hosted by Unwired Ventures Ltd. in Silicon Valley. Great lineup of speakers, intriguing stories, and excellent opportunities for networking.