April, 2011

Conversations That Share Tacit Knowledge

Conversation Matters

I was doing some work on knowledge transfer at Erickson in Sweden. As I interviewed technicians I kept hearing Hans’ name come up as the person to go to if a technician had a question about the computer language C++. Finally I checked with someone, “So Hans must be the resident expert on C++?”

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SuccessFactors Acquires Plateau: Accelerating a Global Powerhouse

Josh Bersin

Today SuccessFactors announced the acquisition of Plateau, enabling the company to enter the learning management systems market with a bang. At the same time the company announced Q1 revenue growth. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Enterprise Learning LMS, LCMS Plateau successfactors

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Corporate Spending on Social Learning

Bersin with Deloitte

Social learning is certainly a hot topic these days, with organizations rushing to incorporate these tools into their learning environments. But how much are companies willing to spend on informal learning? As of today – not much. Our recent study showed that 30 percent of US companies spent money on informal learning tools or services in 2010. The figure was highest among large businesses, 42% of which spent money on informal learning during the year.

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Employee Engagement: You can Change Anything (The Book)

David Zinger

50 Free Copies of: Change Anything – The New Science of Personal Success. What ? Change Anything is a new book from Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler.

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.

4 Signs You May Need a New Job

45 Things

I'm in the process of teaching my youngest son how to drive, and one of the things I'm trying to teach him is to always be scanning the road ahead.

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Why Is It So Hard to Get a Low Paying Job?

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, I would like an insider like yourself to answer this instead of getting my info from crazy internet conspiracy theorists. You give wonderful advice to working professionals, but I'm wondering if you won't take a moment to give a hand up to us "regular Joes."

Are Applicant Tracking Systems becoming a Commodity?

Josh Bersin

We just released our new research on the talent acquisition systems market, and things are really changing. The core market for large scale applicant tracking systems grew by around 11% last year. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Sourcing and Recruiting applicant tracking ats

HR as “Human Relationships”: Creating Value through People Management and the Social Network

Strategic HCM

The CIPD has still got some away to go in its development before I feel very comfortable paying my fees each Summer, but recent developments show it’s moving in the right direction. The new website is a vast improvement and I like the new monthly People Management too.

Employee Engagement: How do you surface engagement in your organization?

David Zinger

I am at a Uranium mine in Northern Saskatchewan today. Yesterday I had a wonderful tour of the mine. We were underground in a place with the richest uranium deposits in the world. It was amazing to see the tools, engineering, and people that were involved in safely bringing uranium to the surface.

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.

4 Ways to Get a Bigger Paycheck

45 Things

Do you make too much money for what you do? If you do, please let me know. Because most people -- including myself -- don't think they make too much money. In fact, I should be making more, which is why I was so interested in interviewing an expert in the art of negotiation.

Why SaaS is Greener

Working Girl

According McKinsey research paper '' Data Centers: How to Cut Carbon Emissions and Costs ,'' the world''s 44 million servers consumed.5% of all electricity in 2008, with data center emissions approaching those of small countries and projected to quadruple by 2020.

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A New Look at the Changing Nature of Work

Future of Work

I recently had an opportunity to present my perspectives and lead a conversation about the future of work at IFMA’s Facilities Fusion conference held in Boston a few weeks ago. Here’s a copy of the slide deck I used to stimulate a new conversation about a familiar topic. I welcome your comments and questions.

How to Build a High-Impact Learning Organization – 2011 Edition

Josh Bersin

How do you build a high-impact learning organization? As many of you know, it’s not as easy as it looks. Back in 2008 we essentially wrote the book on this topic when we launched our. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Content Development Learning Programs LMS, LCMS hilo

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Trust and Business Success (and Hay Group International Conference)

Strategic HCM

See below for information on www.thehaygroupconference,com. I’ve been posting recently on the importance of a differentiated HR Point of View ; of influencing business from this POV; and of talking in a more people focused language to support this.

Employee Engagement: Work Passion is an Inside Job

David Zinger

Passion Does not Exist in the Job, It Exists in Us. This post originally appear at J.D. Meier’s Sources of Insight blog. He granted me permission to republish it here and I have also embedded the video by Srikumar Rao on Mental Chatter, Mental Models, and Me-Centered Universe.

How 1 Year Can Make a Huge Difference in a Career

45 Things

I don't know about you, but I got nearly every job I have because someone helped me. Whether it was a family member, a teacher or a former boss, I had the backing of people who not only believed in me, but helped teach and guide me in finding jobs. But what happens when you have.no

Project Social: The Inside Scoop

Working Girl

Dave Ryan and I were chatting earlier this week about various topics and decided it''s time for a project social check point. You can read Dave''s observations over at HR Official. Here are mine: We started project social last October, so it''s been about 6 months.

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!

Collaborative Spaces: One or Many?

Transparent Office

A new Socialtext customer, a government organization, is in the process of launching Socialtext for collaboration within and across project teams implementing a major set of environmental initiatives. Today they asked me a fundamental question: "Should we create a separate collaborative space for each project team, or have everyone collaborate in a single, shared space"? I call this the "one-or-many" question. It comes up all the time.

IMPACT 2011 Wrapup – Watch the Keynotes

Josh Bersin

We just finished a thrilling week in Florida at IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent®, our annual research conference. I sincerely hope that the 450 of you who joined us had as much fun as I did. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends Enterprise Learning Talent Management borderless workplace IMPACT 2011 impact 2012 keynotes

Social Business Summit: Millennial trends for HR

Strategic HCM

I’ve recently attended Dachis Group’s Social Business Summit in London (see my two posts at Social Advantage ) and thought I’d post here on one of the sessions which was presented by Charles Hull at Archrival. The sessions was titled Social Marketing to Millennials which didn’t get my hopes up.

50 Free Advance Copies of Change Anything

David Zinger

Thank you for joining and being a part of the Employee Engagement Network. We will change employee engagement and you can change anything!

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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.

Do You Get Blamed Unfairly at Work?

45 Things

When you were a child and a lamp was broken at home, you may have pointed your finger at a sibling. Placing blame on someone else is hardwired into us and begins at an early age. But as we grow and mature we should stop the finger-pointing and look for solutions instead of blame.

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Directing Our Own Futures

Working Girl

Guest post by Jaana Eubanks In May, a whole new chapter in my life starts as I graduate as an MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno, and move back to Finland after living in the United States for almost seven years. Exciting as well as absolutely terrifying times! For the past seven years, I’ve been living the academic life style and also played collegiate sports during my undergrad studies.

Kiss of Death

True Faith HR

Last Christmas, I bought my wife the Season One DVD set of "The Good Wife." Somehow, we missed adding the critically acclaimed show to our DVR during its initial run. During down time in the regular TV season, we try to catch up on an episode on DVD here and there.


IMPACT 2011: Live Streaming – Mark your Calendar

Josh Bersin

Next week we launch IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent®, our fourth annual research conference. For those of you who follow our blogs and our research, the conference is sold out. But if you. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends Content Development Corporate Culture HR Systems Innovation Leadership Development Learning 2.0

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.

Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management

Strategic HCM

I’m delighted to announce the publication of a new book, The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management , edited by ASTD’s Pat Galagan and I4CP’s Kevin Oakes.

Is Employee Engagement Doing a Good Job?

David Zinger

Does your work contribute to results and your wellbeing? Seth Godin writing about jobs and work… One way to approach your work : “I come in on time, even a little early. I do what the boss asks, a bit faster than she expects.

Are You Dumb to Trust Anyone at Work?

45 Things

I've been on vacation for the last week, and that weird tic in my eye has disappeared. While it's always a hassle to get ready to go on vacation, I keep reminding myself that it's worth it. I want to catch you up with my Gannett/USAToday columns, so here's one I wrote on trust in the workplace.

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