November, 2010

A Knowledge Management Conference that Actually Used KM Principles

Conversation Matters

Like many organizations, the US Army holds a Knowledge Management Conference each year. And like most conferences there are three kinds of activities, 1) keynote speakers, 2) practitioners telling about their KM successes, and 3) long breaks for people to network.

A 4-Step Process to Learning When Your Organization Isn't That Into It

The Bamboo Project Blog

I'm sorry to say that I've been spending a lot of time lately with staff working in organizations that aren't that into professional development.

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Today’s Chief Learning Officer: Tamar Elkeles – A CLO of the Decade

Josh Bersin

One of the privileges I have in my role is the opportunity to meet some of the great world leaders in corporate learning and development. In the interest of helping our industry understand the. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. career development chief change officer chief culture office chief performance officer chief talent officer cio clo high impact learning culture qualcomm southern california tamar elkeles

Why Employers May Not Be Hiring Veterans

45 Things

Do you know a veteran? Do you know a veteran who can't get a job? Then, this column I did for Gannett/USAToday may be a real eye-opener for you. If you're an employer, I hope it hits home for you and the next action you take is picking up the phone to find a vet to hire.

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.

Employee Engagement: 15 Advantages of Working From Home

David Zinger

Employee Engagement Homework. David Zinger, founder and host of the 3000 member Employee Engagement Network , has worked from his home for over 30 years. David recently completed his first book, ZENGAGE: How to Get More Into Your Work to Get More Out of Your Work.

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Veterans Day Blog at Hospira

Transparent Office

Usually I use this space to advocate use of social software "in the flow" of work. I write a lot about business processes, workflows, incentives, and IT integration. Today I want to talk about something completely different.

Cultivating Curiosity

The Bamboo Project Blog

Peter Bromberg over at ALA Learning is asking about how you create a culture of curiosity , something that's been on my mind of late. He points out that curiosity is the.

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Why is it so Hard to Hire During the Recovery?

Josh Bersin

Our soon to be published TalentWatch® research for Q4 2010 shows a tremendous growth in hiring going on: in mid 2010 32% of organizations cited talent shortages as critical to growth; this month. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

10 Things That Will Keep You From Being Fired Your First Day

45 Things

I think I've got a bit of a Halloween-candy hangover (who knew you could eat too many Milky Way bars?), so I'm just going to cut to the chase today. Here are my top 10 suggestions for your first day on a new job: 1. Be 10 minutes early.

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Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

5 Employee Engagement Myths

David Zinger

Are You Mything Out on Employee Engagement? Employee engagement has been capturing the attention of organizations because of the potential benefits ranging from better financial results to employee well-being.

I'm Sabotaging My Employees' Job Searches Through LinkedIn Connections

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, I have several recommendations from co-workers listed on my LinkedIn profile. As I'm currently shopping my resume, I'm assuming that they are being contacted by recruiters to verify employment and dig for any issues

A Few Parallels Between Sports, Life and Leadership


Last few months, I have been playing Table Tennis regularly. From a complete novice to a reasonably comfortable player has been a wonderful road so far. With each game, I am getting more confident because I learn some new tricks

Asking the Right Question: "What Do You Need to Change Your Life?"

The Bamboo Project Blog

A Facebook friend shared an excellent link today to an article in The Economist on a new study about the most effective ways to serve the homeless: Broadway tried a brave and novel approach: giving each homeless person hundreds of pounds to be spent as they wished.

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The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Catch-up with Workday

Strategic HCM

w I’ve had a couple of interesting conversations about developments in HR technologies recently. For example, at one of the panels at Enterprise 2.0, I was asked about to what extent HR systems limit HR’s ability to rise above compliance activities. I suggested that this was largely an echo of the past – that technology shouldn’t be a a barrier to performance as it was maybe just ten years ago.

Please Take Your Snotty Nose and Go Home

45 Things

In the next several weeks, you're probably going to get sick. I know this not because I'm medically qualified to tell you so, or because I have a hot line to the Centers for Disease Control. I know this because yesterday when I was out doing errands, I heard kids coughing. They were sneezing.

The Improved and Simplified Zinger Model of Engagement

David Zinger

Changes to the model for 2011. The Zinger Model of Employee Engagement has been revised for 2011. The biggest change is a move to more simplicity with each element having just 2 words while the core of CARE is one word for each letter of CARE.

Paycheck Fairness Act: Good Riddance

Evil HR Lady

The Paycheck Fairness Act didn't muster enough votes to make it to the floor of the Senate. I, for one am thrilled. Here's why this was bad legislation in the first place. Paycheck Fairness Act: Good Riddance

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

Quality of Planning = Quality of Execution: 7 Lessons


When a project is executed, a plan is established. Work is broken down into smaller pieces and a neat schedule is created. Team members (often referred to as “resources”, unfortunately) are assigned, milestones are created and the

Lessons in the Power of Creative Destruction

The Bamboo Project Blog

Last night I had dinner with my husband, my two daughters, my ex-husband, his wife and their 5 month old baby girl. We ate Chinese in the house my ex and I bought together 10 years ago, gathered around the dining table his new wife brought to the house when they married.

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Relationships in social recruiting

Strategic HCM

There have been some fairly consistent views about social recruiting expressed this morning at Alan Whitford and Vic Okezie’s social recruiting conference… Views which I think contrast to the way many if not most organisations looking at social recruiting are trying to do it, and to those expressed in a few different articles recently, eg this one from John Sumser. Basically, it IS all about relationships.

A First for My Website

45 Things

I've started something new today I've never before done on this blog or my website. I'm now accepting advertising. This wasn't an easy decision, and one I've avoided for years. As a journalist, I've always worried about a conflict of interest.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

What are you doing to increase employee engagement 20%?

David Zinger

Increase Employee Engagement by 20%. Last Thursday we began the 20% campaign on the employee engagement network. The goal is to increase employee engagement 20% by the year 2020. This is our 20/20 vision for work and the near future.

Is There Hope for a Job Hopper?

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, I am 48 years old with an MBA in business management from a non-traditional university. In my younger years, I would skip around from job to job as boredom would quickly overtake the excitement of a new career path

Improvement, Change and Strength of Belief In Outcomes


We all find it difficult to stick to our new year resolutions beyond a few months. A lot of people wish to focus on their health and start exercising. Many people I know want to quit smoking. We have a lot of “wishes” on improvement

Eliminating Performance Review Obstacles - Asian Art Museum Success Story


Overcoming obstacles in the performance review process is not difficult when the appropriate tools are in place to ensure a highly effective and efficient experience for all involved. So many organizations struggle to drive performance management into their cultures that we thought we would share one of our client’s success stories with you. Our client case studies are brief, one page summaries that tell a story of success in creating a successful performance management culture.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.


Strategic HCM

The last presentation today (just before a Bill Boorman panel) is with Colin Minto , Global Head of Resourcing at G4S. I’ve been following the progress of G4S’ new system since meeting Colin at a Connecting HR tweet-up earlier this year. And the system’s now been live for one week and one day. For G4S, social recruiting is an aspect of their direct resourcing strategy which supports their EVP / employer brand (on the slide).

Learn to Handle Verbal Smackdowns

45 Things

In my family, there's a saying about "two floors later." It has to do with the time a family member had a run-in with another person and couldn't think of a good comeback. Instead, she got on the elevator, fuming.

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7 Powerful I-Statement to Maximize Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Eye-I for Engagement. The following 7 internal “I” statements were inspired by my work with Crucial Conversations. To me, they are the essence of a strong foundation for interpersonal connection that builds relationships and achieves results.