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.

Dreamforce 2011, Workday Tech Summit, and the Post-PC World

Workday

This year''s Dreamforce, held the last week of August, was no exception: 45,000 people registered to attend and some great product announcements came out of the event. It was a personally exciting time for me, as we announced a major partnership with salesforce.com, and earlier that week hosted our second Workday Tech Summit For those of us that live in the SaaS or cloud world, Dreamforce is the main event of the year.

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Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: July/August 2011

Future of Work

This is the July/August 2011 issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. We begin with an excerpt from one of the more provocative and energetic LinkedIn discussions I’ve seen in some time. Anyway, with Tim’s permission we’re reprinting some excerpts of his opening rant and subsequent comments (repackaged as “ It’s Time to Rethink How and Why We Do What We Do “). Please send your thoughts to us at any time.

Why I’m attending #HREvolution

Strategic HCM

I’m off to Atlanta on Friday to attend the US HR community’s HRevolution unconference. Though I’m not a fan of the royal family, I’m definitely up for more bank holidays – the opportunity to get to Atlanta and back to the UK without missing any work days is too good an opportunity to miss (presumably part of the draw behind the strong showing from the UK this year, with Mervyn Dinnen, Gareth Jones and Neil Morrison also flying out to attend).

Sign up for Career Clarity Camp--If You're Ready to Get Clear

The Bamboo Project Blog

I'm excited to announce that I'll be running a month-long Online Career Clarity Camp from October 10--November 7, 2011. . Depending on the number of people who sign up and their locations, I may do a few sessions scheduled at different times of the day. You'll also be able to watch the archived sessions if you were unable to attend that week's event. . hours per week of your time for the activities and the weekly live events. .

The Power of Positive Priming

The Bamboo Project Blog

From an article in Time Magazine on the optimism bias : Cognitive neuroscientist Sara Bengtsson devised an experiment in which she manipulated positive and negative expectations of students while their brains were scanned and tested their performance on cognitive tasks. These brains will fail to learn from their mistakes and are less likely to improve over time. They feel defeated before they even attend the session.

Guidelines for Leveraging Collective Knowledge and Insight

Conversation Matters

Knowledge workers attending a meeting or conference need to get connected to each other before they try to construct new ideas together ( Peter Block ). When a group has come together many times, the period of connecting can be brief, but not neglected altogether. Just as two friends typically engage in “small talk” for a few minutes each time they meet, any group that comes together regularly also needs a brief period of re-connecting before turning to content.

Future Proofing Your Career

The Bamboo Project Blog

The recession only accelerated this process as companies and individuals looked to reduce travel costs by using video chats, instant messaging and other social media tools to fuel collaborative work across space and time. If you're still interested in attending, fill out this form and I will add you to the list. You can also complete the form if you are interested in attending, but can't make these particular dates/times.

Positive Questions for Professional Development: Setting the Stage

The Bamboo Project Blog

Maybe our boss told us we needed to attend a training. Think about the BEST learning experience you've ever had--a time when you felt like you were in a great learning environment that supported your growth and development. This week I'm exploring how positive questions might transform our approaches to professional development.

How Do You Know When You're Stuck?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Who has TIME for positive professional development when you're just trying to keep your head above water? . I've shared in the past the times when I've felt stuck, as in in this post. And if you can't attend, go ahead and fill out the form anyway, just to let me know you're interested so I can see about scheduling additional sessions. .

Hard times and poor responses in Recruiting

Strategic HCM

I’ve already noted that I’ve not been attending the CIPD’s co-located recruiting or HR software conferences this year. Meanwhile, the proportion of companies that expect to add new jobs has increased to 28% in 2011, up from 20% in 2010 and only 8% in 2009. Talent shortage jumps from fifth to the first position in 2011. Changes in resourcing and talent practices in 2011 compared with 2010 reflect a stronger focus on costs and reductions in budgets.

Constructing Leadership Experiments

The Bamboo Project Blog

Planning and Organizing --"Taking new actions designed to better use time and pepare and plan for the future." This can include experimenting with new technology tools or time management systems such as GTD. . Rejuvenatin g and Restoring -"Attending to body, mind and spirit so that the tasks of living and working are undertaken with renewed power, focus and commitment." . Sign up for my online Career Clarity Camp, which runs from October 10-November 7, 2011.

Does College Make Sense Anymore?

45 Things

But as more young people graduate with degrees from four-year higher education institutions and can't find jobs, it may be a good time to rethink the idea that college is the only way to be happy and succeed, a former college professor says. But young people often don't think to pursue trade or vocational schools, and parents may remain stubbornly affixed to the notion that a child must attend college for a professional degree to get a good job.

If a document falls in Sharepoint.

Transparent Office

I've had this conversation several times now, almost verbatim. That party would quickly face an attendance problem, just as Sharepoint has an adoption problem. You can do all the change management and attend all the conference break-out sessions you want, but you won't get adoption until you deliver transparency. If a document falls in Sharepoint, and nobody hears it.does it make a sound?

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Time Tracking Technology Offers Assistance to Business Owners

Insperity

If Fred Flintstone’s method of punching his time card with a dinosaur’s teeth is your first thought when someone mentions employee time management, it’s time to refresh your perspective. For example, law firms and health care companies can use a log in system to indicate which client should be billed for each segment of time. Time sheets should be seen as the “front end” of the payroll process, Gonzalez says.

Carnival of HR: Food Edition

Evil HR Lady

It's a good thing it isn't performance appraisal time because none of you sent me brownies. FMLA: Kristen Frasch at the HR Leader Board writes Your Attendance Policies Could Buy You a Lawsuit. I'm not quite sure I'm ready for Feb 21, 2011, there Anders. Welcome to the Carnival of Human Resources. Or any food, for that matter. But, the truly high achievers managed to incorporate food into this carnival, which makes me happy and hungry.

How Fraudulent Time Management Practices are Costing You

Insperity

Whether it’s pushing 45 minutes to an hour or adding hours outright, time management fraud by employers and contractors is costly. Managing human capital is likely one of the most time-consuming tasks you face as a business owner. asks Insperity Time and Attendance sales director Carlos Gonzalez. There are several measures that can help business owners decrease or eliminate fraudulent time management practices. Don’t get complacent with time management.

How to Search for Another Job Without Your Boss Finding Out

45 Things

Savvy employers may even use Foursquare to track your movements and see that you've been visiting competitors or spending a lot of time in FedEx Kinko's, where they might surmise you're making copies of your resume. I think there are a lot of people looking for other jobs these days because they've been working really hard and holding onto jobs for a long time that they don't love," says Hannah Morgan, a career and job-search consultant who writes the Career Sherpa blog.

How Job Seekers Can Project a More Confident Image

45 Things

Here's a story I did for Gannett/USAToday.com: If you’ve been out of work for a long time, self-doubt can begin to set in. The doubts linger as you attend another networking event. But you square your shoulders, and decide now is the time to impress the heck out of everyone. At the same time, it’s important to give yourself little pep talks so that when you do interact with others, you project more confidence, she says.

A Manager’s Guide to Employee Engagement and the Virtual Team

David Zinger

And trust develops over time. (p. Join Yael Zofi for a free webinar conversation on How to Manage and Engage Virtual Teams on Monday November 14 from 11:00 AM to 11:40 am EST. If you cannot attend the webinar will be recorded and put up in the video section of the Employee Engagement Network later that day. Employee engagement guidance for managers of virtual teams. Informative Webinar with Yael Zofi Monday November 14. . The managers guide.

How to Beat the Sunday Night Blues

45 Things

There's just something about the thought of getting up early on Monday, facing traffic, dealing with a blizzard of e-mails and attending yet another meeting that can turn even the best weekend a little blue. But I happened upon something I think can help, and all it takes is two minutes of your time on Sunday night. Just write something like: "Thank you for the time you spent last week explaining how to run the new copier.

#HREvolution - Its about the People

True Faith HR

In the months and years since the 1st HREvolution, the dividends I''ve earned from attending would make an Apple investor green with envy. The cost of registration was (and is) small and I would gladly pay three times its listed cost as the results have been priceless. If the above hasn''t convinced you to attend, please note the special deal that is being offered in conjunction with the HR Technology Conference.

5 Compelling Invitations to Achieve Employee Engagement in Environment, Health, Safety and Sustainability

David Zinger

But here’s the best part for tight times: engagement and behavior changes are close to free. I attended and presented at NAEM’s Forum on Environmental, Health, Safety, and Sustainability Success in the New Economic Era and was made fully aware of the importance of engagement in these key concerns. At times I fear that these areas of concern are perceived by many in our workplaces as an extra, not a central issue.

Are Young Job Seekers About To Take a Hard Fall?

45 Things

I often say that one of the happiest times of my life was when I was a college senior. Because that's the last time in my life that I truly felt like I had the world by the tail. While some have visited their school's career center or filled out applications, few seem to have grasped how much harder they need to work to land a job, one long-time recruiter says. "I There wasn't anything I didn't know. Then, of course, I graduated, got a job.and realized I knew nothing.

The 10 keys to help your managers manage employee engagement

David Zinger

The Corporate Leadership Council conclude that: “emotional commitment drives effort, emotional commitment is four times as valuable as rational commitment in producing discretionary effort. How do managers leverage their limited time and energy to make the biggest difference in performance and results? I encourage you to attend. How are you managing employee engagement? The challenge.

What a Rapper Can Teach You About Finding a Job

45 Things

Because I'm a journalist, I've attended presidential inaugural balls, I've been with cops as they raid a drug den and I now have interviewed a rapper. Busy hiring managers don't have time to read — and don't care about — objective statements. any time you pick up the phone." There are some days when I think I possibly have the coolest job in the world.

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Could Changing Your Appearance Get You a Job or Promotion?

45 Things

I've had some strange experiences meeting people for the first time. I once attended a conference, and when I went to pick up my name tag, the person looked startled. For women, especially, it can be the topic of conversation for a long time." • Don't fight the inevitable. she said to me. You sounded blonde on the phone!" I'm not sure what that meant, and I know my response was along the line of, "No. I'm a brunette. Always have been."

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. If you read a leisure book, the powerful person may think you have too much free time on your hands and aren't busy enough," he says. Honestly, it may be best to take the seat the farthest away from this person because they're going to be all business, all the time." • Relax, but not too much.

The 71+ Biggest HR Tech Conferences to Attend in 2019

Digital HR Tech

So no pressure to attend every event during the three days. Founded by Sigmar Recruitment, this one day convention surely is a great option for Europe-based professionals who can’t afford spending too much money or time at an event. Just like the above one (happening at the same time), the event is located in the impressive venue of the Florida Hotel. If you don’t have the time or the budget to go to Miami to assist to this conference, consider the virtual pass option.

7 Cool Ways to Inspire Your Staff

Insperity

“Cool rewards and motivators can include an extra day to work remotely for the new mom, a nice lunch for an employee who rarely gets out, binoculars for the avid bird watcher, time to attend extra religious services for the devout and chocolate for the chocoholic,” says Zugec. When you are coming up with employee rewards and incentives, paying more does not necessarily mean that something will work more effectively.

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. I get to do a lot of traveling and attend a lot of conferences. John Jorgensen (Illinois) and Steve Browne (Ohio) have put together a really stellar program for each of these states.

Looking forward – Economist Talent Management Summit

Strategic HCM

Summit shortly afterwards, there are a few other conferences I’ve already committed to attending / speaking / blogging at next year. Business challenges for the next generation Leadership quality is critical in times of change, whether moving from zero-growth to high-growth markets or managing a major organisational restructure. A panel of experts will discuss which leadership behaviours have the best chance to move the business forward in times of change and into new markets.

10 Tips For Throwing A Successful Holiday Office Party

Insperity

The holidays are a fun time of year to show your employees that they’re appreciated and boost company morale. Marketing expert and blogger Shannon Mouton advises managers to make it easy for employees to attend by choosing a nearby venue. Attendance. Make it clear whether attendance is expected or is truly voluntary. This can help reduce anxiety among employees who cannot or do not wish to attend.

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

Working Girl

My work-life balance is heavily reliant on time management and support from my husband. When I return a call or set a meeting, I work to make that time valuable to the people I engage. When hanging with my kids I want that time valuable as well. Compartmentalizing tasks, whether it is employee reviews, changing stock on a website, designing donor recognition awards, writing a blog post or doing laundry, I try to carve the time and give my best.

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. 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. Make sure you document and have employees sign that they attended the meeting. “It should be enough time to improve performance, about 30 days.”

Trust and Business Success (and Hay Group International Conference)

Strategic HCM

This reduction of something this important is what I think has made organisations realise that they need to spend time thinking and talking about how trust can once more be raised. Technorati Tags: Hay Group , conference , business , success , trust , Vienna , May , 2011 , people , HR , talent , language. See below for information on www.thehaygroupconference,com.

Inclement Weather: Rights and Responsibilities of Employers

Insperity

Whether it’s raining cats and dogs or your city is covered in a record amount of snow, conducting business during times of inclement weather can be a challenge for employers. While an inclement weather policy can clarify your expectations for employee attendance during bad weather, the final decision of whether to advise employees to stay home, leave early or head to work is a call for managers.