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.

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. Ask yourself if you really need any more data before you engage. 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.

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12 Daily Employee Engagement Prescriptions for 2012

David Zinger

Here are 12 prescriptions for Employee Engagement in 2012. Ask yourself if you really need any more data before you engage. 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. Strive for everyday simple, small, and significant actions.

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. From someone who has typed a blog post on a mobile phone (yes, a 650 word post on a touchscreen phone), you do not want to be inputting data.

The Future of. (February 2012)

Future of Work

And while I don’t have cost data, I have to believe they were less expensive to construct and operate than you might think. Pushing the Limits on Workplace Design. Jay Momet of Leapfrog recently sent me a couple of links to some very “far out” workplaces. The first, Davison International in Pittsburgh, is a series of “fantasy” environments that seem perfect workplaces for product designers (and that's the company's business). One area, called “Inventalot” is a medieval castle.

What’s Happened/Happening (March 2012)

Future of Work

OJL is a global learning and development organization serving real estate and facilities management (FM) “end users” with whom OJL engages and cross-shares data, knowledge, experience, and case studies with other occupiers in a confidential environment. And FM-GRID has just announced its first 2012 research project, “ Raising the Bar: Enhancing the Strategic Role of Facilities Management.” What issues and challenges are FM managers facing in 2012? Facilities Fusion 2012.

Workday Rising 2012: Workday Announces Big Data Analytics and Recruiting


During his opening session, Aneel announced two new offerings, "New Workday Recruiting Application To Transform Talent Acquisition" and "Workday Unveils Big Data Analytics For HR and Finance Workday Rising opened in Las Vegas on Tuesday morning with a keynote address from Workday Chairman, Co-Founder, and Co-CEO Aneel Bhusri, and Co-Founder and Co-CEO Dave Duffield.

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. Stop believing you need more data to begin. 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. Stop thinking of employee engagement as an extra.

The Top 35 Online MBA Programs


The 2011 GMAC Application Trends Survey reports overall MBA applications are still on the decline, a trend that began in 2009. Over half of participating full time programs received fewer applications than the previous year. Such declines in full and part-time study are expected throughout a recession, but one interesting finding from the report is […].

Corporate Executive Board acquires SHL: Heating Up the Market for HR Services and Data

Bersin with Deloitte

The post Corporate Executive Board acquires SHL: Heating Up the Market for HR Services and Data appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte. Today Corporate Executive Board (EXBD) announced the acquisition of SHL, the world's largest provider of talent assessment solutions. The stated purpose of this acquisition is to create "the world's foremost source of insight on the measurement and management of talent." " There are many interesting dimensions to this acquisition.

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No “case of the Mondays” for engaged employees!


These findings are based on data from the latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being Index and include Gallup Daily tracking data on American workers’ engagement levels. Have you ever had a “Case of the Mondays?” It’s the unpleasant mood and dread you might feel at work on Monday after coming back from the weekend. Typically, this mood affects your positivity and productivity at work. Did you know that engaged employees are less likely to experience this problem?

Six strategic-thinking secrets to make you a better leader


The most effective interpretation involves questioning assumptions and seeking patterns in multiple sources of data. Don’t just settle on the quick fix – back up your arguments with sound interpretation of real data. Are great leaders born or made? While there is sufficient evidence for both sides of this debate, the key take-away is for leaders to constantly focus on improvements and raise the bar.

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5 dos and don’ts to create and maintain relationships at work


Provide practical support by sharing knowledge and data. We spend so much of our time at work, some of the best friendships are created in the workplace. The most successful corporate cultures are comprised of individuals with similar goals, professional interests, and ambitions in life – so the manifestation of friendships in the workplace is inevitable.

Do You Fear the Data?


Hey Mike , I loved your last #NoFearHR post about the critical role data plays in any social media strategy ( or any meaningful strategy for that matter.) I''m back from a fantastic week away and realized that one of my downfalls about the use of data played out every day last week.I I think many of our colleagues take this same approach when they consider using data in their professional lives, particularly when it comes to something so new, and constantly evolving as social media.

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Performance reviews are like bad high school movies


Then every child is tested and evaluated daily with all the data plugged into a software algorithm that evaluates and recommends course corrections (because software can do that these days). Guest post written by: Kevin W. Grossman. It’s like a bad high school movie — where one clique picks on another less popular clique. But in this movie, it’s not the popular kids who taunt the geeky ones.

That Dirty Four Letter Word – DATA!


Let’s take a look at data and the impacts a four letter word can have on your system(s). Data quality is affected by the way it is entered, stored and managed. Each vendor is slightly different, but you need at least one person on the client implementation side, preferably a SME — someone who is familiar with the legacy system, where and how the data is stored, updated and what are the expected end results. It all comes down to… Data, Data, Data.

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Blowout Quarter at LinkedIn: Now the Talent Acquisition Machine (+Slideshare)

Josh Bersin

Sourcing and Recruiting big data bigdata linkedin shl slideshareAnother amazing quarter from LinkedIn: revenues of $188.5 Million, up 101%, with the “hiring solutions” business now driving $106 Million or 54% of company revenue. LinkedIn’s. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

The Three Eras of Knowledge Management

Conversation Matters

When faced with complex issues our inclination is to collect more data, survey, or assign a task force to conduct interviews; when what is needed is a new way to frame the issue. It is also about management providing all the available information and data on an issue so that those convened have what they need to do the work of sensemaking.

Effective Recruitment Strategies, Part 2: Looking at the Data


Tuesday, December 4, 2012 :00am. Effective Recruitment Strategies, Part 2: Looking at the Data By Lisa Harpe. In the second of our three-part series, we explore ways to analyze your recruiting source data. The first part of this series covered the basics of collecting data to evaluate the effectiveness of your recruiting strategies.

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Pay Equity and Big Data: Workforce Analysis with HR Software


Thursday, April 19, 2012 :00am. Pay Equity and Big Data: Workforce Analysis with HR Software By Jim Bowley. On the occasion of Equal Pay Day 2012 (April 17), Nationalpartnership.org issued a release illustrating, on a state-by-state basis , the continuing (if narrowing) gender pay equity gap between men and women.

The 80% Blind Spot: Are You Ignoring Most of Your Organization’s Data?

Ultimate Software

Decision-makers love data. In fact, in the sixth annual “ Big Data Executive Survey ” representing senior executives from 57 large corporations, 99% of responders reported transitioning to a more data-driven culture and a full 97.2% had invested in Big Data and AI initiatives. Yet only one-third considered themselves successful in developing a data-driven organization, a disconnect that’s been apparent since the first survey in 2012.

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Why Knowledge Management Didn’t Save General Motors: Addressing Complex Issues By Convening Conversation

Conversation Matters

In a small group each participant can not only offer his or her own thinking, each can ask others to clarify their meaning, elaborate on what someone else has said, challenge an idea, and offer data to support his/her own position – in other words, a small group can have a conversation. Unless everyone who is jointly attempting to make sense of an adaptive challenge has access to all the available data, there is no way to successfully address the problem.

Forget Policies and Paperwork — the 5 Things Business Leaders Really Want From HR


Human Resources can deliver tremendous value by providing best practices in performance management , acting as the gatekeeper of cultural development trends, and providing relevant analytics and quantitative data to help managers gain efficiency and make better decisions. February 2012.

BigData in HR: Why it’s Here and What it Means

Bersin with Deloitte

As companies shift their core systems to the cloud, more and more people-related data becomes available. This, coupled with the tremendous focus on BigData in the technology sector, has created a huge focus on data driven decision-making. The talk about BigData is getting louder by the minute. Why Analytics is Coming to HR If you […]. The post BigData in HR: Why it’s Here and What it Means appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte.

FedEx delivers on employee recognition in a BIG way!


Instead, HR is tasked with constantly improving programs through surveys and intensive data analysis, training managers on how to spot positive behaviors, and ensuring that company-wide recognition programs continue to align with business initiatives. It can be said that recognition means most coming from the people who are impacted by the behavior, but more often than not, administering and maintaining a recognition program falls on the shoulders of HR and management.

What the Splunk IPO Says about BigData in HR

Josh Bersin

Splunk, a company that uses BigData technology to analyze huge amounts of customer and transaction data, just went public with a valuation at 28X revenue ($3.2 BigData is Big News. billion). Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends HR Systems Talent Strategy ADP bigdata mercer Oracle Saba SAP splunk successfactors SumTotal taleo towers watson workday

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Are On-line Discussion Forums Conversations?

Conversation Matters

For example some of the following actions would need to take place: • The question asker would reply to an answer that he or she receives by, o Asking for an example, o Asking for the data that supports the responder’s conclusion, o Inquiring why that member’s response is better than an earlier response, o Challenging the answer, o Or explaining why the answer made sense from the asker’s perspective. Conversation is a topic I often present about.

Systems of Engagement vs. Systems of Record – About HR software, design… and Workday

Bersin with Deloitte

They have to be "correct" and "integrated" so all data is consistent. There's an ongoing discussion in the enterprise software world about "systems of record" vs. "systems of engagement." " Which do you have? "Systems "Systems of Record" are the ERP-type systems we rely on to run our business (financials, manufacturing, CRM, HR). And they were traditionally […].

Melcrum Summit: Re-engineering Internal Communication for Agility.

Strategic HCM

Wednesday, 8 August 2012. Technorati Tags: Melcrum , internal communication , engagement , agility , collaboration , measurement , summit , 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. ▼ 2012. London 2012 – taking a sickie / playing the game. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Bio-Contact.

The Business Case for Talent Management: Steve Ballmer Agrees

Josh Bersin

If you are trying to build a business case for a corporate talent management program, here is some astounding data: Of the 700+ organizations we studied in 2010 and. Talent management makes money. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends Talent Management microsoft

Take the Drama Out of Compensation — Strategies for Honest Communication with Employees About Pay


Measure performance so you have data to support compensation decisions. Negotiation strategies indicate that when both sides work together to share information, both parties come out better. When you hide information or believe the other party is hiding something, both sides come out with worse deals than if they had been honest. Yet, it’s in our nature to think we’re leaving something on the table. Then again, just bothering to ask for a raise can get you nowhere (or a knee in the groin).

How to Disaster-Proof Your Electronic Data


Business owners usually think about mapping an exit route in case of fire or a having a contingency plan in the event of a tornado, but rarely consider what might happen to their electronic data in such dire circumstances. Legal documents, employment records and client data are all typically housed on a disc, hard drive or online environment. As such, it is imperative to ask yourself if your digital data could weather an unforeseen storm. “My biggest asset is my data.

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How Can I Manage Them if I Can’t See Them?

Future of Work

My experience, backed up by hard data, shows over and over again that remote employees are much more productive, and more engaged, than their peers who have to be in the office every day. Copyright 2012 by The Future of Work.unlimited. Jim Ware. I am frankly getting tired of hearing it: “How can I manage them if I can’t see them?”.

New research reveals the business case for employee recognition


The data comes from ” The State of Employee Recognition in 2012 ” report, revealing the secrets of employee recognition and the business results achieved from these programs. Do you understand the power and ROI of “thank you” in the workplace? The latest research from Bersin & Associates proves companies that say “thank you” to employees far outperform companies that do not.

Your Smart Goals Aren’t Smart Enough — 3 Ways Your Goals Can Be the SMART-EST


E stablish a baseline: For each goal, use objective data to establish a stake-in-the-ground metric to measure and compare performance over time. Maybe your company has identified and communicated the high-level strategic and operational targets that are critical to achieving its long-term performance goals.

Mirror, Mirror on the Wall — Reflections of Performance: Five tips for writing an effective self-assessment.


Use objective data for support, such as delivering early on completion dates, bringing costs in under budget or achieving high customer-satisfaction scores. There it is — the email invitation from your manager suggesting a date for your next performance appraisal. No sweat, you think. You’ve been killing deadlines and kicking the competition for the past six months. But what’s that last sentence? “A A self-assessment should be completed prior to the meeting.”

More Workers with Autism Entering Workplace

45 Things

Walgreens’ performance data finds that those with autism and other disabilities who work at company distribution centers performed as well as other workers, had lower turnover and required only minimal, inexpensive accommodations. While researchers have done many studies on children with autism, they have little data on autistic workers. Autism is a subject that often promotes a great deal of debate. The causes. The solutions.

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Harnessing the Power of Big Data to Improve Business Execution


By Paul Roberts, Country Manager, UK and Ireland From emails and videos to credit card transactions and CT scans, every day trillions of bytes of data are captured by everything from smartphones to sensors to satellites. Each year, the amount of data being captured increases by a staggering 40 percent. These huge data sets — […]. EMEA Workforce Analytics & Planning analytics big data

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Communicating Human Capital Value to Shareholders and Stakeholders


Thursday, December 20, 2012 :00am. Do you have a data-driven, consistent approach to communicating human capital value to shareholders and stakeholders? Communicating Human Capital Value to Shareholders and Stakeholders By Doug Ring. If you answered no, you’re not alone.

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