4 ways to use your corporate social responsibility days


You know that satisfying feeling you get when you donate to charity? Or the pride you feel after donating your time volunteering for a non-profit? We all feel great when we give back to the community, and just as we commit to being socially responsible individuals, we also expect our employers to be social responsible companies.

IMPACT 2012 Quick Wrapup

Josh Bersin

IMPACT 2012 was amazing this week. Enterprise Learning Human Resources Talent Management Uncategorized bersininsights impact 2012 nbc research exchangeFor those of you who couldn’t make it, let me give you a few highlights: The conference theme was “Building Business Agility” – and. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.


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2012 HR predictions


Want to know what venture capitalists think is looming large in 2012? Or how about 5 big tech predictions for 2012? In the human capital management world, Josh Bersin has given us the best list of predictions for 2012, found here. I especially appreciate Josh’s take on 2012. My concern is that they won’t see this coming – in 2012 or ever. The post 2012 HR predictions appeared first on [engage]- The Employee Success and Engagement Blog by Achievers.

Number 1 – 12 Daily Employee Engagement Prescriptions for 2012 (Five Zingers From 2012)

David Zinger

The top blog post for 2012 from David Zinger – Happy New Year and all the Best in 2013. Here are 12 prescriptions for Employee Engagement in 2012. Prescription : Repeat daily for the remainder of 2012. David Zinger practiced most of these in 2012 and he will develop new prescriptions for early in 2013. Strive for everyday simple, small, and significant actions. Lighten up your perspective, workload, and intensity.

Continuous Improvement - Flipping the Script on Your Coaching Culture

Speaker: Jordan George, Director, Leadership & Talent Development

In 2012 – 15 years later – another SHRM survey found 45% of HR leaders thought reviews were a poor gauge of a worker’s performance. Folding a fitted sheet. A slow internet connection. Tangled earphones. Stepping in chewing gum…while wearing a brand new pair of shoes.

12 Daily Employee Engagement Prescriptions for 2012

David Zinger

Here are 12 prescriptions for Employee Engagement in 2012. Prescription : Repeat daily for the remainder of 2012. David Zinger looks forward to an engaging and productive 2012 as he follows his own prescription and also focuses on his 2012 three-word work theme: Stop – Focus – Finish. Extra Strength Prescription to help you lighten up: Achieve Results Build Relationships Employee Engagement 2012 management significant simple small

Recognition CONNECTS: ACE 2012 week kick-off


The A chievers Customer Experience event ( A CE 2012) is only three days away, and we can’t wait to educate, engage and entertain our guests on all the ways recognition connects your workplace. You can look forward to a full week of A CE 2012 posts; that way you are up-to-date on the keynotes, breakout sessions, HR best practices, and most importantly, our social media buzz. Check out our #AACE12 hashcaster site to get social with the A CE 2012 conversation and @ A chievers.

A Knowledge Management Strategy for Non-Profits Working in Developing Countries

Conversation Matters

I recently conducted a study of eleven non-profits to find out how knowledge management (KM) was being implemented in developing countries. In this article I have 1) outlined the findings from that study, and 2) developed a knowledge management strategy based on the findings.

IMPACT 2012 Quick Wrapup

Bersin with Deloitte

IMPACT 2012 was amazing this week. The post IMPACT 2012 Quick Wrapup appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte. For those of you who couldn't make it, let me give you a few highlights: The conference theme was "Building Business Agility" – and throughout the conference more than 450 HR and L&D executives attended sessions on how to build global programs, drive employee engagement, create continuous learning programs, […].

Top 5 HR trends for 2012


With high unemployment & debt levels, a renewed appreciation of family & friends and emphasis on health issues in North America, it wasn’t surprising the top resolutions for 2012 are weight loss, getting more sleep, reading more books, making better money decision and journaling “awesome moments in life.”. So what should we expect to see in 2012? I may be a bit biased here, but 2012 will be the year that the 40 minute application process goes out the window.

ACE 2012 week: Spotlight on valuable best practices


Welcome to day two of A CE 2012 Week! A chievers is buzzing with anticipation as we prepare to execute our annual A chievers Customer Experience ( A CE 2012) event this Thursday and Friday at the Westin Harbour Castle in Toronto, Ontario. What makes A CE 2012 so A mazing? Showcasing proven best practices is just one of many reasons why people love A CE 2012; every attendee is given the opportunity to learn something valuable.

Video of Speakers at IMPACT 2012: Only Ten Days Away

Josh Bersin

IMPACT 2012 is only ten days away. Enterprise Learning Talent Management impact 2012If you want to get excited, take a look at these five videos of some of our upcoming presenters. Only a few seats left, sign up now! David Kuhl Senior Vice. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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Is 2012 the Year of the Woman?


Maybe in 2012? The post Is 2012 the Year of the Woman? Guest post written by: Laurie Ruettimann. Twenty years ago, I graduated from high school. This makes me old enough to remember when 1992 was labeled “the year of the woman” in America. In what seemed like an amazing push for equal rights, there were five female senators in our upper house of Congress. Unfortunately, there are 100 seats in the Senate.

ACE 2012: Thursday keynote sessions and evening entertainment


It’s time for the A chievers Customer Experience ( A CE 2012) to begin; registration is already underway and we couldn’t be more excited to welcome our guests. It’s hard to pinpoint our favorite things about Thursday’s A CE 2012 agenda, but we wanted to showcase two aspects that highlight the ways we educate, engage, and entertain at our biggest event of the year: Keynote Speakers: We look forward to two Thursday keynotes from industry experts and thought leaders.

2012 real time: 2 tips for successful offline recognition


The post 2012 real time: 2 tips for successful offline recognition appeared first on [engage]- The Employee Success and Engagement Blog by Achievers. Dear A Advisor, I’m a Human Resources manager for a large-scale manufacturing company that employs both online, computer-based office staff, and offline factory and shipping staff (including some off-site).

Ensuring Suppliers Abide by Employment Laws


Monday, July 23, 2012 :00am. Ensuring Suppliers Abide by Employment Laws By Julia Mendez. As seen on The Staffing Stream : Ignorance is definitely not a defense. Employers are responsible for Equal Employment Opportunity compliance by the staffing agency. The organization cannot claim that it was unaware of the staffing agency violating any EEO laws as a defense for discriminatory behaviors as seen in a recent case.

What the class of 2012 can teach us about employee engagement


What’s the best way to attract top talent from the Class of 2012? recently polled over 8,000 students across the country to uncover the Class of 2012’s expectations about entering the workforce. Data collected from this Class of 2012 study provides an in-depth understanding about Millennials that can help employers gain a more accurate perspective of what motivates and drives their future employees.

Flashy HR Tech is in store for 2012 but will it be useful tech?


For folks who harken to the day when you had to go to a dedicated computer terminal to get HR information (or, dig through stacks of files and archive boxes), 2012 looks to be another brutal year of technological advancement in the HR software space. And 2012 will see more hit the market in the HR software space. There will be some useful apps coming out in 2012 but not every one of them is going to blow your socks off. Guest post written by: Lance Haun.

Employee Ombudsman - #HealthcareHR


This is another post in the occasional series on healthcare and human resources (#HealthcareHR.) Today''s post focuses on taking a bold step in order to create a pro-employee culture. I find it interesting that in one of the most stressful industries, if not the most stressful, the role of employee ombudsman is not widely used in healthcare settings. In my organization we''ve been effectively using this role for more than three years with tremendous results.

What is Co-Employment?


If you’re like most employers, you spend an inordinate amount of time on payroll, recruiting and other human resource (HR) tasks at the expense of what truly matters—growing your business. If HR duties are keeping you from being more competitive, a co-employment relationship with a professional employer organization (PEO) might be the best solution. What is Co-Employment?

HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update

Bersin with Deloitte

The post HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte. We just completed another HR TechnologyConference and the attendance set records. While I didn't have a chance to see everything, I had a chance to meet with quite a few vendors and see many products and tools in the market. Let me share just a few findings and some hot topics of interest. Mobile Technology […].

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Lateral Leadership


Stay focused. Don''t lose sight of your goals. Distractions will only slow you down. Worry about your own business, not someone else''s. These are great little sayings.if you''re not a leader. A Broader View The world has become very specialized. Academic programs, computer programs, physical training programs, and on and on.all target very specific skills or areas of interest. The same holds true in human resources.

HR Tech 2012: With a Peek at Payroll

Bersin with Deloitte

The post HR Tech 2012: With a Peek at Payroll appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte. The trade show floor here in Chicago at HR Tech is flooded with innovation: applications on tablets with mouse-free navigation, video in recruiting and learning, engagement tools for career “pathing,” analytic applications underlying all talent activities and “social” everywhere. But let’s not forget Core HR. While glitz sells (and yes, there is some here!), there is […].

What We Need The Most in 2012?


On that note, wish you an “excellent” 2012. Books/Reviews Random Musings 2012 change managing change sense of urgency urgencyBusiness ecosystem is rapidly changing – and as a student of personal and organizational change, I recently re-read Dr. John Kotter’s book (published in 2008) titled “A Sense of Urgency”. I have read it before and somehow felt the need to read it again.

CornerstoneOnDemand Continues Growth: Update from 2012 User Conference

Bersin with Deloitte

The post CornerstoneOnDemand Continues Growth: Update from 2012 User Conference appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte. This week CornerstoneOnDemand held its annual user conference in sunny southern California.

Video Preview of IMPACT 2012 Speakers – Two Weeks Away!

Bersin with Deloitte

The post Video Preview of IMPACT 2012 Speakers – Two Weeks Away! [vimeo 38994666 w=500 h=281]> [vimeo 38933867 w=500 h=281]> [vimeo 38687882 w=500 h=281]> [vimeo 38687822 w=500 h=281]> [vimeo 38688474 w=500 h=281]. appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte. Continuous Learning HR Service Delivery Providers Leadership Strategy Learning Evaluation Learning Operating Model Succession Management

Switching Payroll Providers: How to Prepare


Not happy with your payroll provider? Maybe it’s time to switch. Before you do, though, make sure you are thoroughly prepared in order to make the transition as smooth as possible. The preliminaries – why are you leaving? First, examine why you’re considering a switch in the first place. List the reasons you don’t like your current provider to help you determine the questions you need to ask new payroll providers you are considering. Is your current provider inaccurate? Inattentive?

5 Ways Your Org Chart Can Kick-Start Your Succession Plan


An org chart is more than just a 2-D snapshot of a company’s hierarchy. When properly used as a workforce planning tool, it allows you to make staffing decisions that spur growth, including those involved with succession planning. Here are some ways an org chart can help you put together a strong succession plan, so you can quickly curb any disruption to your business when key employees leave. Look at the bigger picture.

Top 3 Mistakes Fast Growing Businesses Make


And how you can fix them. You’ve overshot your forecasts, revenues are up and so too are the demands on your time. Congratulations, you’re running a fast-growing business. Now, you have to prepare yourself to handle the growth. Increased demands on your time and resources can quickly spiral out of control. Without a growth plan in place, your fast and impressive progress can become a top-heavy burden to your businesses success.

Management Improvement Carnival: 2012 Edition


This time around, I will point you to 5 best posts and snippets written by Seth in 2012: Who Cares? : “ Caring, it turns out, is a competitive advantage , and one that takes effort, not money.”. This is the third consecutive year when I am hosting the Annual Management Improvement Carnival organized by John Hunter. Hosting this carnival is an opportunity for me to thank a few generous folks who extended significant learning and influenced me through their writing.

Number 3 – Gamification and Employee Engagement (Five Zingers From 2012)

David Zinger

Number 3 of the top 5 blog posts from David Zinger 2012. Buzz for the 2012 Experiment. Here is a screen shot of one slide from September 17, 2012 : David Zinger is a global employee engagement expert who applied principles of engagement and games to enhance his personal work and well-being. A personal quest to improve work and well-being through the principles of engagement and gamification. I have been playing with engagement, gamification, work, and well-being this year.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing: The Ultimate Guide


The recent downturn led many organizations to scale back their workforce, but as things turn around, now they are looking to hire. As a result, Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) is on the rise. The current economic climate calls for a new talent acquisition model; one that is scalable, flexible and more cost-effective than the internal recruiting departments of yore.

Lessons from the Best: 2012 Bersin & Associates Learning Leaders

Josh Bersin

Back in 2006 we had a dream of building a new type of industry recognition program that would use the rigor of our research to recognize leading L&D, HR, and talent management programs around the. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Learning Programs accenture at&t ca HP jiffy lube learning leaders

Number 2 – 3 Word Theme (Five Zingers From 2012)

David Zinger

The Three Word Theme: Number 2 of the top 5 blog post from David Zinger in 2012. In 2012 my theme was: stop, focus, and finish. These 3 words will govern my work from September 1, 2012 to August 31, 2013. History of the 3-word theme. I first heard of the 3 word theme from Chris Brogan. I have been using a 3-word theme for my work for four years and will be entering year five this month. Previous themes were: In 2009 my theme was: authentic, connect, engage.

Mobile Workforce Survey 2012

Future of Work

We are pleased to announce that the Executive Summary of our 2012 Mobile Workforce Survey is now available for free at this link: [link]. The survey was conducted over the last several months; it reflects the work patterns and preferences of over 200 mobile professionals and managers. Here are the basic headlines: Mobile work is the new normal. Work is collaborative. Email is the most commonly used communication method, followed by smart phone.