August, 2011

Six Positive Professional Development Strategies for the Toxic Workplace

The Bamboo Project Blog

I'm finding that the combination of "doing more with less," and the morale fall-out of the recession is increasingly adding to the psychological burden that many of us deal with at work.

Strength Based Management Fosters Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Employee engagement is strong stuff. Get strong. I have been very involved in encouraging strength based approaches to fuller employee engagement. The first two years of this site was devoted to strength based leadership.

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5 Tips for Staying Healthy on the Job

45 Things

I rarely (knock on wood) get sick anymore, and that's probably because I've been around so long I've caught every germ there is and am now immune. But I do have more aches and pains, many of them caused by sitting at a computer for 10 hours a day. My wrist hurts. My elbows hurt.

The Real Succession Plan for Steve Jobs: Apple Thinks Different with Apple University

Josh Bersin

This week’s announcement of Steve Jobs’ succession to Chairman puts the topic of success management back on the front page. When such a strong leader steps aside, how does Apple maintain. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends Succession Management apple

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Are You A Manager Or A Leader?

TheHRBlog

It is a known fact that people who do what they are good at are happier people. As a happy adjunct – happier people tend to be better at what they do! Interestingly, the amount of satisfaction that qualified people derive from their jobs depends on whether they are managers or leaders. “Is Is there an […]. Career Options Career Tips Leadership Self-Improvement career employee Jappreet Sethi job Leadership Qualities Promotion

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Decluttering for Learning

The Bamboo Project Blog

I don't know about you, but sometimes my brain can begin to resemble an episode of Hoarders , crammed so full of junk that I barely have room to move around in it! When it gets this way, I tend to get overwhelmed. There isn't an ounce of brain power (or space) for learning. .

Employee Engagement: What’s Up with Gamification

David Zinger

Are you in the game? Should you be in the game? How did gamification become a word? What’s up? Gamification is rapidly flooding into the workplace and customer engagement vocabulary.

How to Impress the Boss With a Business Meal

45 Things

When was the last time you ate a really good meal while in a meeting? If you're like most people, the boss might "order in" some pizzas, which show up cold, go down greasy and settle like a bomb in your stomach (along with the garlic bread and tepid soda and stale cookie you also consumed).

Talent Priorities in Today’s Economic Environment: Leadership, Engagement, Quality of Hire

Josh Bersin

We just completed our latest TalentWatch research (our semi-annual report on business and talent trends) and as most HR and business leaders know, we are in a very strange talent environment. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

Gender Diversity – Women In Leadership Roles

TheHRBlog

Why is gender diversity at the workplace important? One could cite any number of politically correct reasons. However, those have already been done to death by others. Also, they are not necessarily why gender diversity at the workplace – especially in leadership positions – is essential. Our workplaces need gender diversity because men and women […]. Gender Diversity Leadership Teams Workplace Decision Making Jappreet Sethi Team-Building Women Leaders Workplace Dynamics

Rough Waters in an Economy Calls for More Attention on Performance

Reviewsnap

You bet we''re dealing with some rough waters in the U.S. economy. Organizations of all sizes are being affected by it and the importance of how they deal with performance of employees becomes magnified in tough times. But what do most organizations do?

A 3-Step Process for Learning From the Depths

The Bamboo Project Blog

I was contacted this morning about doing a presentation on an old post of mine, " On Becoming a More Reflective Individual Practitioner ," so I re-read what I'd written back in 2008. One paragraph I quoted in the post really stood out for me.

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4 Keys for Full Engagement Up to the Age of 110

David Zinger

Stay engaged for a long long time… Curt Rosgren’s post on Life lessons from super-centenarians had some short and powerful lessons for all us. I believe we can bring these to our daily employee engagement and life engagement.

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Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

How to Know if You're a Micromanager

45 Things

I saw a study the other day that noted while most drivers believe themselves to be excellent behind the wheel, they think everyone else on the road is an idiot.

Workday 14: Amazing Enterprise Software for HR

Josh Bersin

Today Workday introduced release 14, the latest upgrade of the company’s SaaS HR and Financials application. I rarely gush at enterprise software, but in this case I have to admit I was. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems workday

Psychology As A Life And Career Tool

TheHRBlog

For many centuries, the study of human thought and emotion was not considered a very fruitful pursuit. Not that it hasn’t fascinated many people down the ages – it has. But the most interesting insights into human psychology came not from scientists but from poets and writers. In that respect, it is possible to find […]. Career Tips Dynamics Self-Improvement Workplace career Conflict Resolution Edgar Allan Poe Employer Relations Employment Jappreet Sethi job Psychology Workplace Dynamics

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Manager's Review vs. Self-Review - Where's the Disconnect?

Reviewsnap

We''ve all dealt with employees who believe their performance is well above the level of performance as represented by the performance review that we completed for them. Their self-review comes in with extremely high ratings and glowing comments about their performance.

100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th 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.

Career Certainty or Career Clarity?

The Bamboo Project Blog

“More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity.”. Francois Gautier. The Tiny Buddha blog is one of my favorite reads, reminding me on a daily basis about what is and isn't important to me.

Employee Engagement: Will You Take the Jump?

David Zinger

I am fully enjoying a week long vacation at HIGHCLIFFS, our wonderful friends place in Minaki Ontario. It is nice to stay with friends who share the same first names of David and Susan!

Is the Green-Eyed Monster in Your Cubicle?

45 Things

When I was in grade school, every year I had to put up with someone I'll call "Mary" in my classes. I never liked her, because her hair was longer than mine, she dressed better than I did and she was much prettier. Yet, every year -- from kindergarten until sixth grade -- I had her in every class.

SuccessFactors Q2 2011 Financials – Plateau Moves to SaaS Focus

Josh Bersin

SuccessFactors just announced another stellar quarter (48% YTY growth in revenues, 42% YTY growth in billings), and the CEO Lars Dalgaard talked extensively about the company’s progress with. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems Leadership Development LMS, LCMS Performance Management Workforce Planning

Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

Beyond Engagement - part 2: Wellbeing

Strategic HCM

The other recent piece of news relating to engagement and the role of the UK government supported Employee Engagement Taskforce was last week’s report from the National Wellbeing Taskforce and the Office for National Statistics.

Is Your Manager a Morale Killer?

Reviewsnap

Let''s face it.some managers just don''t have what it takes to lead people. Much like the bosses depicted in the recent movie Horrible Bosses , there are people who flat out destroy morale, innovation and confidence. Sure those bosses may have been a little overstated, but the message was clear.

Fear and Work

The Bamboo Project Blog

"Fears about yourself prevent you from doing your best work, while fears about your reception by others prevent you from doing your own work (my emphasis).". One of my favorite books is Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland.

Employee Engagement: What’s Up With The Progress Principle

David Zinger

A Review and Outline of The Progress Principle. What’s up? Progress is one of the most powerful ways to ensure employee engagement and enrich the inner worklife of employees.

How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.