What’s Happened/Happening? (February 2012)

Future of Work

At 11 AM Pacific Time on Friday, February 10 , Jim Ware will host a free one-hour “open mike” conversation with the first fifteen people who register to participate. It's a call for more aggressive action on the part of workplace professionals to lead the kind of organizational planning and change that is needed to enhance workforce productivity, engagement, and attraction/retention. Facilities Fusion 2012. Talking About Tomorrow.

Melcrum Summit: Re-engineering Internal Communication for Agility.

Strategic HCM

Wednesday, 8 August 2012. Melcrum Summit: Re-engineering Internal Communication for Agility, Productivity and Impact. ▼ 2012. London 2012 – taking a sickie / playing the game. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Bio-Contact. Consulting. Speaking. Writing.

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5 Tips for Creating an Airtight Time and Attendance Policy


It’s up to management to set clear attendance expectations and take action when employees are pushing the boundaries. Here are some ways you can clearly define the dos and don’ts of your attendance policy, so that everyone in the company is on the same page. However, if your staff needs to be in the office for a certain length of time each day, then you’ll need to set specific work hours and inform your entire workforce. Define paid vs. unpaid time off.

How to Choose Professional Organizations to Join

Effortless HR

In these challenging times when every dollar spent must be a wise investment, one of those decisions is where you should spend both time and money in terms of business development. Have a plan when you attend the various events on who you want to meet.

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

Conversation Matters

GM was brought down by a flawed strategy, but an organization’s strategy is clearly a product of the knowledge that exists within its walls. To date, Knowledge Management has primarily been in the service of cost cutting or its twin, time saving.

Career Development: Challenges and Opportunities for Talent.

Strategic HCM

Tuesday, 24 April 2012. And it’s no wonder that, if organisations are giving up on career development, that in their 2012 Management Agenda , Roffey find that 30% of employees (35% in the public sector) feel their careers are on hold. ▼ 2012.

Employee Engagement Dialogues: Happiness and Engagement

David Zinger

In his spare time Alexander reads. That’s when you’re more productive, and more creative, and so on. If we don’t attend to that currency, as you say at the end of that first page in the manifesto – because the future belongs to the happy – and you would also say the present does too. [14:29].

The George Foreman Grill of Scheduling: Humanity Melts Away the Excessive Time Spent Creating Schedules


After consistent use, we start to learn the limitations of great products. Excel is an amazing product for a great deal of things, but there is a better and still VERY cost-effective method for time and absence management. Restaurant owners are some of the busiest people I know and for those who are doubling as chefs, they simply do not have the time to handle these day-to-day employee management tasks. We can help you boost your productivity !

Fire Up Summertime Performance — Reinforce Development-driven Learning During the Lazy Days of Summer


The temperatures are soaring, the birds are singing, and your employees’ thoughts are drifting toward summer vacations and leisure time in the great outdoors. You’ve got a business to run and customers to wow, so how do you keep everyone happy this time of year? May 2012.

Why Spiked Eggnog May Be Just What Your Career Needs

45 Things

It’s not unusual for many of your thoughts this time of year to be about the holidays and the millions of things you have to do before Santa miraculously stuffs himself down the chimney. Go to a production of “The Nutcracker” instead of sending emails one night.

How DreamWorks Teaches All Employees to Flex Their Creativity Muscle

45 Things

Whether it's an idea for a new movie or a better plan for developing new products, DreamWorks believes that stirring the creative juices is critical for keeping the international company competitive, he says. I know an accountant who does not consider himself artistic or creative.

People Sourcing Certification Programme ~ HR to HR 2.0 and.

Strategic HCM

Friday, 14 December 2012. So, I’m currently setting out doing some initial self-study (I might post more about this in early January) and will be attending Irina’s People Sourcing Certification Program on, and following on from, 29 January. ▼ 2012.

1963 (Revisited): Vendors and #SHRM12

True Faith HR

With the SHRM Annual Conference less than 2 weeks away, and sparked by this tweet from Ben Eubanks, I thought the timing was perfect to revisit this post from last year about the requests of vendors to meet. There are only slight modifications to reflect that its 2012.

With Humanity’s Robust And Versatile Application Behind Him, The Wizard Showed Strength And Poise In His Weightlifting Event


As our application is easy-to-use has extremely robust functionality, and has reduced scheduling and time and attendance related work by up to 80% for a number of our users. Strengthen your business, increase productivity, automatically have greater business insight, AND save time, with our robust and powerful scheduling application. HR tips Human Resources Product News Schedule Time Clock

What should be the CIPD's new strategy? ~ HR to HR 2.0 and.

Strategic HCM

Wednesday, 4 July 2012. Well, since the CIPD took my advice last time (even if they paid Sam Allen Associates for it), I’m encouraged to provide a spot more input. And it’s time to highlight our increasingly strategic agenda. ▼ 2012.

Vanishing Point (revisited) - Rollerbags:Scourage of the #shrm12 Expo Hall

True Faith HR

I will be attending the SHRM Annual Conference for the tenth time in a few days. The roller bag is always underfoot - I can''t tell you how many times I have, or have seen others, nearly tripped over these menaces while navigating the conference.

Challenges & Opportunities for Talent Managers / 1: The Truth About.

Strategic HCM

Tuesday, 3 April 2012. I think I’m going to limit this to one event I attended last Wednesday, organised by Fairplace Cedar, and featuring Jeremy Kourdi, co-author of The Truth About Talent. So there’s a direct hit on productivity too. ▼ 2012.

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Inspire engagement: Tips to plan effective meetings


I recently heard a friend say, “I’d rather stab my eye with a pencil than attend this meeting.”. If employees spend their time dreading meetings and misunderstanding important objectives, then they are less likely to drive results that contribute to the organization’s success. Make them Better , Tom Searcy discusses 5 tips to improve meetings: Think Short: Focus on a tight agenda with clear outcomes to inspire engagement and productivity. Employee Engagement productivity

Why leaving work early is good for business


It is clear that employers find value in providing extra time off for employees. The answer is to build employee engagement and drive increased productivity. The article states, “companies cited employee engagement as the top reason for implementing summer hours, followed by increased productivity. Summer hours increase employee productivity because there’s more incentive for employees to stay focused and get things done throughout the work week.

Air Travel and Productivity

Asure Software

By: Tom Loveland, Global SVP of Product Strategy. And business travelers have discovered that their own productivity can skyrocket while flying to that next business meeting. If you plan ahead and organize your work before you leave for the airport, you can increase productivity.”.

The unanswered question regarding pay equity

True Faith HR

Attend any SHRM chapter meeting, and it is more than likely that there will be twice as many women in the audience than men. At the same time, efforts at the State level make this more difficult - in Wisconsin, for example, Governor Scott Walker repealed the 2009 Equal Pay Enforcement Act, arguing that lawyers were clogging up the legal system. Its no secret that HR is a female-dominated occupation.

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Disaster Recovery: 5 Ways You Can Help Employees Return to Work


They may not have phone service or may be attending to more urgent matters. Wait a reasonable amount of time before taking further action or contacting the authorities. Allowing employees flexible work hours to take care of personal issues can help reduce their stress, so they can be more focused and productive when they’re in the office. But to help employees through tough times, some employers will agree to pay non-exempt employees at least some of their wages.

3 Reasons Good Ideas Aren’t Good Enough

Inpower Coaching

They want to win every time. Once they make it over the coals a few times, they’ve earned the right to keep shepherding good ideas, many of which aren’t even their own. For people to allocate resources (their support, their dollars or their time), they have to believe in it. We tend to get attached to the ideas and innovations outside ourselves – the proposal, the product or the process – but in the vast scheme of things, those are a dime a dozen.

Product Update: Benefits, Time, and More


So much for summer being slow—with a series of product enhancements, this quarter has shaped up to be one of the biggest in Namely’s history. Our team delivered significant updates across every facet of the platform, from payroll to time management, all with a singular focus in mind: empowering HR teams to move their business and people forward. New Benefits Enrollment Wizard Open enrollment season is traditionally one of the most trying times for HR teams.

LA Tech: Our Time to Shine

Cornerstone On Demand

In that time, a lot has changed in the technology ecosystem of LA and Southern California: big growth, new players, marquee exits, new investment dollars, stronger connections and a higher profile for the community as a whole. There was $700 million of capital in 2012, over $1.5

Screen Time Recommendations: How Much Screen Time Is Too Much?

EverFi - HR

Executive Summary: This article explores some of the consequences of excessive screen time (ie: sleep deprivation, depression, obesity, cognitive effects) and offers screen time recommendations for achieving an optimal balance of time spent online and offline. But it is important that people are also mindful of the possible drawbacks of online activity, including the effect excessive screen time can have on their physical and emotional wellness.

No ADA Violation for Ramping Up Productivity Demand for Traffic Camera Job

HR Daily Advisor

But what happens when the essential functions of a job change over time, turning a formerly qualified individual with a disability into an employee who is unable to perform the essential functions of her job? VPH in 2012. her violation of its attendance guidelines. by Jodi R.

Study: Skilled Social Media Users Are Six Times More Likely To Exceed Quota


However, one surprise remains – many sales executives don’t use social media themselves, and they dismiss it as a colossal waste of time. As someone who has spent a lot of time in social simply listening – I cannot argue this. That’s a 10% increase over 2012.

Connections 2018 Preview: Plethora of “New Perspectives”

Ultimate Software

This year promises to be one of our most engaging, productive, and exciting events yet, with a jam-packed agenda and more than 3,900 HR executives, administrators, practitioners, and industry influencers scheduled to attend. After months of anticipation, it’s finally here!

3 Ways Disengaged Employees Impact the Retail Industry


The retail industry saw 28% of global consumers switch due to poor customer service in 2013, compared to 22% in 2012. Timely recognition: Give your employees kudos on-the-spot when they provide excellent service.

How Four Companies Enable their HRBPs with People Analytics


Further, they provide ongoing workshops and tutorials, often attended by HR and the leadership team together. Stop trying to motivate users: People have a relatively high degree of self-motivation, but what holds them back is their lack of ability, lack of time, and lack of resources.

Just Take the Day Off, You’re Already Wasting It

HR Daily Advisor

But how is this trend affecting productivity? Would you like to wager a guess and see how much time employees are wasting doing personal activities on their cellphones, while they’re clocked in, supposedly working? Senior managers admit to wasting time too—but just not as much.

The 14 Silicon Valley HR Execs You Should Follow on Social Media


Thought-provoking, actionable insights await when you set aside time to read anything the 14 Silicon Valley CHROs below write. He built and led the HR division of Google for 10 years, during which time Google was named the best companies to work for more than 30 times and was recognized as an employer of choice more than 100 times. If you feel that women are better at childcare, spend some time with a stay-at-home dad to see how great they can be.


#LT13UK Gerd Leonhard on information, technology, learning and.

Strategic HCM

I’m still having a rubbish start to the year for blogging but with the start of the conference season I should be back to normal productivity again soon. Review of 2012 and into 2013 HR Carnival. ► 2012. skip to main | skip to sidebar. Bio-Contact. Consulting.

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How to Stay Focused While Creating a New Vision

Business2Community Leadership

If you’re a business owner or leader, there will be times when you feel completely overwhelmed and full of self-doubt. The process of creating and implementing a new vision is time-consuming. You’ll have to carve out time to focus on it while still dealing with urgent shorter-term issues. To develop proficiency in leadership, you’ve got to do more than just read books and attend training courses.

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Social Impact Heroes: How Beth Bell is leveraging the power of film and television to promote sustainable living

Thrive Global

tag the production, network, studio, and brand. This response helps the brands placing product and informs the content makers that the public wants to see more of this type of influential placement! My background is in film and TV production, along with theatre and event production.

How Can HR Combat Workplace Bullying?

HR Daily Advisor

Though fear and intimidation are counter-productive, some bullies rely on both to get the job done, whether that job is managing a department or running the company. Control of all resources (time, supplies, praise, approval, money, staffing, and help) is the most important aspect of work.