January, 2007

President Bush wants pay for performance


Not for himself, of course, but rather for America’s corporate executives. In New York City today, Bush spoke on Wall Street about his belief that “the salaries and bonuses of CEOs should be based on their success at improving their companies and bringing value to their shareholders.” ” So often, pay for performance is a concept assumed […]. Talent Management Workforce Performance Management

Informal learning - the root of KM?


Been reading through Jay Cross's new book - "informal learning - rediscovering the natural pathways that inspire innovation and performance" during the holiday break. Way more learning happens in the coffee room than the classroom, but firms continue to spend way more on formal training than informal learning - there is a huge disconnect right there.

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The No A **e Rule


A note: if the title offends you, please excuse me. I think the content and concepts make it worthwhile. Also, it’s the title of a real book – and so that makes it okay (right?). I’m now kicking myself for being just completely remiss in not mentioning Bob Sutton on the blog. For one, he’s […]. Uncategorized Employee Engagement

Findings from our Research on the Impact of Competencies in Financial Performance


A guest post by Josh Bersin – CEO, Bersin & Associates Competencies are one of the most difficult and under-utilized part of performance management. Bersin & Associates research shows that only 36% of organizations with performance management process rate their use of competencies “excellent” or “good.” ” But we also found that effective use of competencies […]. SuccessFactors Research Talent Management performance management

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Want to succeed in High-Tech? Focus on your customers


A guest post by Erik Berggren – Director of Customer Results, SuccessFactors. You probably don’t need me to tell you that successful companies are ones who provide products people want. But what sometimes gets lost is that this is true not just for B2C firms, but for B2B firms as well. To get a sense […]. SuccessFactors Research HCM Talent in High Tech

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What’s so great about Fortune’s best companies to work for?


Fortune magazine just came out with their annual list of the 100 best companies to work for. In the interactive presentation you can sort by components of the evaluation like “best” benefits, pay, growth in the number of jobs, turnover, % minorities and % women. These are all important things to consider when choosing a job, but […]. Uncategorized Employee Engagement

Google: HR Innovator?


Not to keep flogging the Google horse or anything, but it appears the company is doing some innovative stuff beyond its products. The company has gained some HR-related attention before for using billboards featuring complex mathematical problems to recruit engineers. Now, they’ve turned their attention to candidate screening. According to this NYT article, the company is exploring new […]. Strategic HR Recruiting Talent in High Tech

Talent management most important in 2007


So what do you think the biggest issue for HR execs is in 2007 according to the ORC Worldwide HR Priorities survey. If you said talent management, you’d be right. Nice Job! Find out more

Six SaaS lessons


If you’re still debating the merits of Software as a Service there’s an article from The Economist you should read. It’s not about SuccessFactors (though it could be) it’s about Google. Why is an article about Google relevant to SuccessFactors? Well, because they provide their offerings as a service, and so do we. Thus, many of […]. Uncategorized SaaS Software as a Service

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.