4 ways to use your corporate social responsibility days


At A chievers, each employee is granted four “ social responsibility ” days to give back to the community. Volunteer at a food bank – help serve or prepare meals for those in need. Volunteer at your local animal shelter – contact your local animal shelter and see if they accept volunteers. 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?

2012 HR predictions


I’m big on surveying the environment, looking at the data, and then figuring out what needs to be done and doing it. 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.


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ACE 2012 attendees: You’ve been recognized!


The A chievers Customer Experience event ( A CE 2012) is now behind us, and we couldn’t have made it happen without our guests. We’d like to recognize our customers, prospects, industry thought leaders and business community for connecting with us at A CE 2012. We hope A CE 2012 helped our attendees to build the framework to further connect employees with their workforce, and connect their workforce to the business. Thank you to everyone that attended A CE 2012.

Video of Speakers at IMPACT 2012: Only Ten Days Away

Josh Bersin

IMPACT 2012 is only ten days away. If you want to get excited, take a look at these five videos of some of our upcoming presenters. Enterprise Learning Talent Management impact 2012Only 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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A Knowledge Management Strategy for Non-Profits Working in Developing Countries

Conversation Matters

However, most of the non-profits interviewed are at the beginning of thinking about using knowledge management to leverage what they are learning. That attribute is the willingness on the part of aid workers, at all levels, to share what has been learned with anyone who asks or anyone whom they encounter in their daily work. Develop a Knowledge Plan - Meet with the project team (NGO level) at the beginning of a project to develop a knowledge plan for the project.

Top 5 HR trends for 2012


These resolutions are traditionally based on what is valued in someone’s society and community at that time. For sociologists, they can take a look at economic and social trends to make predictions for expectations that will be most popular each new year. So what should we expect to see in 2012? 1. HR takes a peak at consumer marketing techniques. I may be a bit biased here, but 2012 will be the year that the 40 minute application process goes out the window.

Is 2012 the Year of the Woman?


Senator Barbara Mikulski, a Democratic leader and one of the women in the Senate, scoffed at the label. 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.

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


I want to institute a recognition program for our offline staff but I’m hesitant: I’m not sure how employees would be able to effectively use a recognition platform when they don’t have access to a computer at work. Second, consider providing computer access for offline employees at work. The post 2012 real time: 2 tips for successful offline recognition appeared first on [engage]- The Employee Success and Engagement Blog by Achievers.

HR Tech 2012: With a Peek at Payroll

Bersin with 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. The post HR Tech 2012: With a Peek at Payroll appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte.

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. I look at three widely talked about (and flashy) technologies and rate their usefulness to HR folks. And 2012 will see more hit the market in the HR software space. Guest post written by: Lance Haun.

Lateral Leadership


Let''s take a look at a relevant HR example: An employee needs to be terminated, and even though the documentation is clear and the process has been followed, there might be other considerations. 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.

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. There is little, if any, disruption to existing employees when the relationship is established, and at no time is employee “leasing” involved in the agreement.

Switching Payroll Providers: How to Prepare


Of course, switching at the end of a quarter or the beginning of the year is best. Your needs will depend on your staffing concerns, says John Kennedy, president of payroll services at Insperity. “If 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?

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


Look at the bigger picture. But succession planning isn’t just disaster recovery aimed at the uppermost levels of an org chart. Succession planning is looking at filling a position with the best possible candidate, not basing it on personal opinions,” says Kilponen. An org chart is more than just a 2-D snapshot of a company’s hierarchy.

Top 3 Mistakes Fast Growing Businesses Make


Business owners invest so much of their time, money and energy into building their organization’s success,” says Jeff Sorrells, senior HR specialist at Insperity. Health care and retirement plans are now a common incentive and any growing business not offering these benefits are at a major disadvantage,” says Sorrells. This allows larger companies to offer their employees more robust benefits plans at lower out-of-pocket costs than most small businesses could ever hope to match.

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.”. Be the best you can at what you do and don’t be afraid to admit when you don’t know something.”. - – - – -. You can also subscribe to updates via email using the section at the bottom of the page.

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. At the start of the day I determine my 3 daily goals and put the task I will work on in at least 6 cells. The collected points at the end of specific period of time (often 2 or 3 months) is redeemed by me to make a charitable donation so that the game goes beyond myself and additional meaning is attached to the completion of each cell.

Recruitment Process Outsourcing: The Ultimate Guide


In the end, hiring employees who perform at a high level and retaining them will dramatically improve your company’s bottom line. Service structure: The recruiting industry is advancing at a rapid pace, and RPO providers differ greatly in the technologies, processes and staff they employ. 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.

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. I will look at all the information I encounter with much more discernment. To access his services and workshops email him at david@davidzinger.com. History of the 3-word theme. I first heard of the 3 word theme from Chris Brogan.

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 full report will be available for purchase later this year, but as noted above this Executive Summary is downloadable right now at no cost: [link]. The survey was conducted over the last several months; it reflects the work patterns and preferences of over 200 mobile professionals and managers.

HR Most Influentials 2012

Strategic HCM

stretch – well, I’m still slowly waking up after another great evening at Claridges organised by HR Magazine for the unveiling of this year’s list of Most Influentials. In some ways, I had even more fun than at last year’s event as I didn’t have the worry about whether I’d be included in the listings or not - HR Magazine have changed the criteria they’re using to choose their Most Influentials to limit this to university based academics.

QAspire Blog 2012: Essential Posts Redux


2012 was a fantastic year. 2012 also bought me the recognition amongst “ Top 20 Indian HR Influencers on Social Media (at #4) ” by Society of Human Resources Management, SHRM India. As I look back at 2012 in terms of blogging, here are some of my important lessons, one for each month along with a respective snippet. January 2012 : What We Need The Most in 2012? February 2012: In Praise of Comprehension and Meaning.

Food For Thought – April 2012


At least, not in most cases. From a number of GREAT bloggers and authors I read, here are a few snippets of thought provoking insights – straight from my feed reader. Note: Important take-aways marked in bold+ italics. Michael Wade on “ What Managers Can Learn from Novelists ”. Recognize that life is not a novel. The most powerful characters in life are the quiet heroes who support families, meet obligations, hone skills, and fulfill civic duties. The same is true in the workplace.

HR Performance 2012

Strategic HCM

Straight after that I’m following Dave Ulrich back to London for another session on HR supporting social media in the business at HR Performance in London. Technorati Tags: HR Performance , summit , conference , London , 2012 Consulting - Research - Speaking - Training - Writing Strategy - Talent - Engagement - Change and OD Contact me to create more value for your business jon [dot] ingham [at] strategic [dash] hcm [dot] com.

April 2012 Carnival of Leadership Development: Earth Day Edition


Welcome to the April 1st 2012 Carnival of Leadership Development. I’d like to dedicate this edition of Carnival to Earth Day 2012 , celebrated every year on 22nd April as a movement to protect the beautiful planet we all have inherited. Mary Jo Asmus tells us “ Don’t Leave Your Heart at Home ”. Many leaders feel they need to be serious and tough at work. David Burkus at LeaderLab presents “ How Good Leaders Become Bad Bosses ” outlining leadership burn out and entropy.

“Staffing Industry Analysts” Quotes Jim Ware

Future of Work

SI Review, January 2012. The full article is available online at this link: [link] Share It! " Short-Term Growth, Long-Term Hiccups ". Staffing Industry Analyst. by Leslie Stevens-Huffman.

June 2012 Newsletter

Future of Work

June 2012. And I urge you to take a few minutes (less than ten) to complete our revised and updated 2012 Workplace Mobility Survey ( read about it here ). I hope to see you at one of the upcoming events listed there. Announcing the 2012 Workforce Mobility Survey. Please send your thoughts to us at any time.

Credibility and the 2012 Election

True Faith HR

However, at the end of the year, not only were they wrong, the were widely off the mark. With that in mind, its been interesting to see the fallout from the 2012 election of a similar group of claim makers - the political pundit. They have the inside connections, the ear to the ground, the background that should be able to make more accurate predictions than simply throwing a dart at a dartboard.

Until the End of the Time

True Faith HR

Companies inundated with resumes have increasingly turned to applicant tracking systems (ATS) to deal with the sheer volume. However, as an article in yesterday''s Wall Street Journal indicates, not all is wine and roses with ATS: It may miss the most-qualified applicant if that person doesn''t game the system by larding his or her résumé with keywords from the job description, according to Mark Mehler, co-founder of consulting firm Career Xroads, which advises companies on staffing.

Number 4 – Ten Stops for Employee Engagement (Five Zingers From 2012)

David Zinger

Number 4 of the top 5 blog posts for 2012 from David Zinger. Email him today at david@davidzinger.com for speaking, education, or consulting services. Please come to a complete stop before proceeding… Stop waiting for a magic moment to engage. Stop mistaking engagement as someone else’s job or responsibility. Stop conceptualizing engagement as a problem to be solved. Stop searching for a stronger business case for engagement.

Bersin Impact 2012

Strategic HCM

First up will be Bersin’s Impact 2012 in St Petersburg, from 10 to 12 April. So for example, I recently met up with Josh at the Lumesse conference, and since them have attended one of their webinars (organised by Linkedin) on UK Recruiting (on their 2011 Talent Acquisition Factbook) too. I’ve got a couple of great conferences coming up over the next few months.

London 2012 and corporate sponsorship ~ HR to HR 2.0 and. - HCM

Strategic HCM

Contact me at. info [at] strategic [dash] hcm [dot] com. Buy my book at Amazon. Buy my book at Amazon UK. Tuesday, 31 July 2012. London 2012 and corporate sponsorship. Whoops - Ive just remembered were not supposed to use the words London 2012 except as an official sponsor of the games, which clearly Im not. It also seems particularly odd given the background of amateur involvement and spirit of competitiveness at the centre of the games.

July/August 2012 Newsletter

Future of Work

July/August 2012. I’m using this space to do some serious reflecting about the nature of work in 2012, and to look ahead at the same time. We highlight two important current events: the upcoming IFMA Workplace Research Summit (which you don’t want to miss), and the 2012 Workforce Mobility Survey, which is still available online. Please send your thoughts to us at any time.

Announcing the Dream It/Do It Weekend Retreat--November 9-11, 2012

The Bamboo Project Blog

With 10 of my friends, I looked at my life and the projects I wanted to work on this year and got great clarity and insight into where to go next. . So I'm excited to announce that I'll be running the Dream It/Do It Weekend Retreat on November 9-11, 2012. know a lot of you out there have big dreams--creative ideas for how you want to move ahead in your career or as an entrepreneur.