July, 2012

Social Tools Collide with Talent Management Software

Josh Bersin

Social networking tools have transformed our lives. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest (read my commentary about Pinterest here), Reddit, and many others have significantly changed the way we. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

The Hallways of Learning

Conversation Matters

A number of years ago I wrote an article, “The Hallways of Learning” published in Organizational Dynamics , in which I suggested that we might look at the creative, open ended conversations we have in the hallways of our organizations as a metaphor for the kind of conversations we need in the many organizational meetings we hold each day.

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The Business Impact of Compensation Management


Imagine continuing to manage your personal investment portfolio with equal contributions spread across each account, regardless of its past performance or future potential.

Positive Professional Development Tool: Career Stepping Stones

The Bamboo Project Blog

In our ongoing career and professional development, there are times when it's helpful to look at our past. It may be that we're bored and contemplating a change. We may have been laid off and had change thrust upon us.

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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.

Is meditation the key to a happier work life?

45 Things

I had never tried meditation until a few years ago, when personal and professional stresses were giving me insomnia and constant headaches. I decided to give meditation a try, and visited some sites online to learn how to do it. At first, I was impatient to get results. "OK,

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Social Tools Collide with Talent Management Software

Josh Bersin

Social networking tools have transformed our lives. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest (read my commentary about Pinterest here), Reddit, and many others have significantly changed the way we. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

20 Ways to Kill Your Job Application!


We spend a great deal of time talking to recruiters, employers and human resource staff every week. I recently sent an email asking some of them what they would list as their top 3 peeves when it came to receiving resumes and short-listing candidates. You should have seen my inbox fill up with responses! Many […].

Journal Your Way to the Top — Three Ways to Use Performance Journaling


Remember that little diary you kept as a pre-teen? The one filled with your childish thoughts and experiences, all safely tucked away behind an imposing-looking plastic lock.

Using the Present to Enact Your Future

The Bamboo Project Blog

Jessica Hagy of Indexed fame has an excellent illustrated post on Forbes-- 20 Ways to Find Your Calling. Number one on the list is Ignore the future, deal with the present : . The question, “What should I be when I grow up?” is wrong. Ask instead, “What is next today?”

COVID & the Future of Work: Insights from Paycor’s C-Suite

In Paycor’s newest report, our Chief Executive and Group Leaders consider how your clients will recruit, manage their workforce, optimize benefits, and foster employee experience in the new normal of 2020 and beyond. For actionable insights and tips download and share our guide with your clients!

July/August 2012 Newsletter

Future of Work

July/August 2012. Several years ago Newsweek ran a story about how overworked everyone had become (that is clearly the recurring topic of our time). It opened with a line that went something like “If you have time to read this article, you don’t need to.”).

Why you should Come to the HR Technology Conference in October

Bersin with Deloitte

Let's face it, HR technology has been changing faster this year than ever before. Cloud computing, social networking, mobile and tablets, and BigData have totally transformed the way we use technology in business. And when things change this fast, one of the best ways to keep up is to come to the world's biggest technology […]. The post Why you should Come to the HR Technology Conference in October appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte.

How DreamWorks Teaches All Employees to Flex Their Creativity Muscle

45 Things

I know an accountant who does not consider himself artistic or creative. He knows he's organized and good with numbers, and can meet tax deadlines with ease. When he introduces himself to others and mentions he's an accountant, I doubt others say, "Wow, wish I could do such a creative job."

Got A New Boss Again: What To Do?


It is a well-known fact that established teams experience “transition pains” under the leadership of newly appointed managers. The stress levels go up, and both the parties use moves and countermoves to outwit each other. New managers, insecure in their roles, often seek absolute compliance to orders from their subordinates, particularly in their early days. […].

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.

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


Fire Up Summertime Performance! 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?

Intuition as Your Career Way-Finder

The Bamboo Project Blog

I've found that figuring out what you want to do in life is both a science and an art. . The "science" part is the practical stuff, the step-by-step, "research this, try out that, reflect on what you discover" approach.

Why "Magic Mike" is the Workplace Movie of the Year

True Faith HR

HR SEO Gold Yes, a movie about male strippers is the workplace movie of the year. Its a perfect parable for these times.

Microsoft Goes SaaSy and Social With Next Office Release

Bersin with Deloitte

How many of us spend most of our days in Microsoft Office? I know I do. In May, in a visit to Microsoft’s campus with executives from PageUp People, we were able to see prototypes of the new Microsoft Office product. And – dare I say it – it looked pretty cool. Today in […]. The post Microsoft Goes SaaSy and Social With Next Office Release appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte. Talent & PM Providers

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!

The 5 Ingredients Necessary for a Motivational Speech

45 Things

Imagine you’re sitting in a meeting with your boss and some other company bigwigs, and they’ve decided on a new strategy or process that is going to mean some people may lose their jobs , while others will be working harder trying to get things up to speed. Holy crap,” you think.

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5 Ways To Impress Your Managers’ Boss


You may love it or hate it, it’s for real that senior management incumbents are hard pressed for time and tend to make a quick first impression. I have noticed many a times that these one-of interactions are remembered for years and may make or mar the destiny of an employee. Remember – “You never […].


Nothing Better Than Failure


How do you use your failures? I''d love to hear from you. No Excuses. failure human resources leadership risk success

The Employee Engagement Dialogues: Leadership Insights from Mike Morrison with David Zinger

David Zinger

Employee Engagement Dialogue with Mike Morrison and David Zinger. Watch the video and follow along with the transcript. Or read the transcript and the timings are posted after each interaction. To visit Mike Morrison’s site go to: www.learnplando.com.

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.

Dynamic Compensation Management Drives Rewards for Employers and Employees Alike


Friday, July 6, 2012 :00am. Dynamic Compensation Management Drives Rewards for Employers and Employees Alike By Greg Belkin. Compensation Management is one of the most complex and emotional processes organizations must manage.

The Social Recruiting Tool HotList

Bersin with Deloitte

Over the last year we have been flooded with calls, emails, and carrier pigeons telling us about hot new startups in the social recruiting space. And this is no surprise: the combination of cloud technology and smart ideas, fueled by venture funding, has created some amazing new companies. In this blog (which I will update […]. The post The Social Recruiting Tool HotList appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte. Sourcing & Recruiting Talent Acquisition Providers Talent Acquisition Strateg

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New Test Identifies Arrogant Bosses

45 Things

Do you have a boss who discredits the ideas of others while claiming to have superior ideas? Does your boss blame other people and refuse to take personal responsibility for anything? Does your boss reject feedback?

5 Habits Of Highly Productive People


From the top rungs of the management to the first line worker, everyone across sectors is looking for ways to be more productive at work. There are no magic pills to boost productivity and caffeine only helps so much. The other option of working extra hours to increase your productivity screws up your work life […].

COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.

It's Not Enough


It''s not enough.



“I Don’t Need 360 Feedback; My Direct Reports and I Talk All the Time (Not)” Let’s be clear: Conversation is not performance management. No way, no how. And just as that’s true for assessing performance down the ladder, it’s also true for getting effective, meaningful assessments of managers from their direct reports. It doesn’t matter that you’re a personable manager who enjoys chatting it up with your direct reports around the proverbial water cooler.

Four Crucial Steps toward Building a High Definition Internal Leadership Plan


Friday, July 20, 2012 :00am. Four Crucial Steps toward Building a High Definition Internal Leadership Plan By Greg Belkin. Let’s face it: in a dynamic economy, it’s not easy to effectively identify and grow employees into next generation leaders.