September, 2013

Keeping your employees’ vision aligned with the company’s vision

Achievers

Guest post by: Janine Truitt. When it comes to performance management, it can be a daunting task to keep your employees on task with the company’s goals year-round. It is especially difficult when most performance conversations happen once a year. Sporadic performance conversations coupled with other organizational complexities make team and individual engagement in company goals a challenge for leaders.

What's On Your "Stop Doing" List?

The Bamboo Project Blog

. So many people I talk to are overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by choices, by information, by an endless stream of "shoulds" and "coulds." We can get caught up in this fire hydrant spray, finding it difficult to get our bearings. . Sometimes the way forward is by releasing and letting go, rather than grabbing on and holding harder. . The "Stop Doing List". We all have a "To Do" list and for many of us, this list never ends.

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How To Increase Your Productivity

TheHRBlog

There are many exotic answers on how do you increase your productivity? The secret to increasing productivity is to replace unimportant tasks with valuable ones. That’s according to London Business School professor Julian Birkinshaw and PA Consulting Group productivity expert Jordan Cohen, who have spent three years researching how knowledge workers (mis)spend their time. Our […]. Increasing Productivity Work Life Balance How To Increase Productivity Time Management Work-Life Balanc

10 Motivational Quotes for Managers

Kazoo

Managers have it rough. Not only do they need to develop a strategy and game plan for reaching company revenue goals and operational objectives, but they also must lead, motivate, and engage their people to achieve those goals. Kazoo is all about employee recognition, positive reinforcement, rewards, and happiness at work.

How HR Can Promote Mental Health at Work (Actionable Advice to Help Your People Thrive)

HR leaders are on the frontlines of a mental health crisis, but the topic can still be taboo—or at least something that’s only talked about reluctantly. What can HR do to help? Download our latest guide to learn the 4 ways you can support the mental health of your employees and identify warning signs of burnout.

Employee Engagement: Why Good is Good Enough

David Zinger

The Blasphemy of GREAT WORK. Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. Then, when you are no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn’t just a means to an an end but a unique event in itself. This leaf has jagged edges. This rock looks loose.

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Royal Caribbean: “Great vacations begin with great employees”

Achievers

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has offices and operations around the world. Their ships, planes, tours, and operations span the globe from Europe to the Caribbean Sea, from the Tropical South Pacific to the American Northwest. With over 60,000 employees at sea and land in the United States, Canada, Europe, China, Brazil, Australia, and Mexico, Royal Caribbean understands the importance of a globally consistent Employee Success™ solution.

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What's On Your "Someday" List and How Long Has it Been Lingering There?

The Bamboo Project Blog

. Found an interesting article on Fast Company this morning about how the team at productivity app Any.do analyzed what happened with people''s "Someday" tasks on their To Do lists: Regardless of the task Any.do discovered that if a “Someday” task hadn’t been moved up to a Today, Tomorrow, or Upcoming list within six weeks, the probability of it ever happening dropped off drastically. What’s so special about six weeks?

Job Interview Tips To Make A Brilliant Impression

TheHRBlog

Here are some basic interview tips that will help you prepare for an excellent interview. After impressing your potential employer with your CV and cover letter, now comes the most difficult yet important part – learning how to face an interview. Be prepared Learn all the important information you need to know about the organisation you […].

Don't Be Stupid

NoExcusesHR

I recently saw a post about our insane tendency to push ourselves to achieve stretch goals and to over commit in our jobs; while at the same time being sure to only take on what we can handle in our personal lives ( most of the time.) Genius.

The Role of Human Resources in Workplace Safety

While it may seem obvious to say that safety is important for any company to embrace, making it a priority as an HR representative will not only be beneficial to your employees but to your bottom line too. Download this whitepaper to learn more!

Employee Engagement: My 3 Word Theme – Spark Grow Write

David Zinger

Three Word Theme for 2013/2014: Spark, Grow, Write. History of the 3-word theme. I first heard of the 3 word theme from Chris Brogan. I have been using a 3-word theme for my work for five years and will be entering year six this month. Previous themes were: In 2009 my theme was: authentic, connect, engage. In 2010 my theme was: engage, mobilize, produce. In 2011 my theme was: engage, educate, enliven. In 2012 my theme was: stop, focus, and finish.

Reviewsnap Will Launch First Performance Management Mobile Application at the HR Technology Conference

Reviewsnap

Reviewsnap , the leading cloud-based performance management software solution, is pleased to announce that it will unveil its new performance management mobile application at this year''s HR Technology Conference on October 7th and 8th in Las Vegas. The development of the application came in response to widespread feedback from the company''s global client base.

Ceridian: “Being recognized as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ is a jewel in our crown”

Achievers

As Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of Ceridian, John Cardella wants to see his company become the #1 human capital management provider in the world—and he has a plan to make it happen. As a deep believer in employee engagement, John knows that the way to create business success is to work from the bottom up, so the first step was to recognize and empower his employees. When we first partnered with A chievers,” John says, “we lacked consistency.

Have You Found Your Sacred Dance?

The Bamboo Project Blog

. I''m currently re-reading a book I bought a few years ago, Soulcraft: Crossing into the Boundaries of Nature and Psyche by Bill Plotkin. It''s a beautiful piece of work that I highly recommend for those who want to go very deeply into their life''s purpose and personal development. . One of the concepts Plotkin discusses is the idea of our "survival dance" vs. our "sacred dance." This comes from Harley Swift Deer, a Native American teacher. . The Survival Dance.

Five Reasons Leaders Invest in Language Training

Communication is the lifeforce of any company. Without it, productivity, employee happiness, and ultimately your business suffers. Investing in language learning better positions global business leaders to see gains in organizational effectiveness as a result.

Finding Diamonds in the Rough – Hire for Attitude Train For Skills

TheHRBlog

We recently caught an article by Software Advice, a company that helps businesses find the right software, and they are changing the game with a unique recruiting strategy known as, “finding the diamonds in the rough.”. Why Hire For Attitude An independent research tracked 20,000 new hires, 46% of them failed within 18 months. But even […]. Best HR Practices finding the diamonds in the rough Hire For Attitude Hiring Strategy

Employer adds yoga, dance and fun to retain workers

45 Things

Often the little things can make a difference in how an employee feels about a workplace. Maybe the boss ensures that you get your favorite color of nail polish at holiday time. Maybe you can bring your dog to work. Or, maybe the culture asks you to do kind things for other people. Michele Litzky does all those things and more when it comes to trying to keep her workers happy. Celebrating her 25th year running Litzky Public Relations in Hoboken, N.J.,

The Biggest Onboarding Mistake You Might Already Be Making

SuccessFactors

By Steve Hurn, Vice President and General Manager EMEA Hiring the right people from a shrinking talent pool is hard enough, not to mention the time and expense required for a successful outcome. Most people think this is the toughest part of expanding their workforce. But there are a myriad of hidden hazards in […]. EMEA Onboarding

Employee Engagement: One Friday Factoid #35

David Zinger

Money Matters. Annual net income for the top 25% organizations on engagement is about 2 times more than for the bottom 25% organizations on engagement. Kenexa). Employee engagement make an income difference so lets stop with the engagement talk and get busy engaging. David Zinger is a Canadian Employee Engagement Speaker and global expert on engagement dedicated to turning the noun of engagement into the verb of engage.

2021 Recruitment Strategies: Work Smarter Not Harder

Hours spent sourcing. Constantly checking different recruiting channels. Sifting through a sea of resumes. There’s no denying that the current hiring landscape is fragmented, complex, and full of frustrations. As you plan for 2021, take a moment to reflect on your current strategies and evaluate how you can work smarter, not harder in the new year. Download our guide where we break down different stages of the recruitment journey—and share several potential paths to hiring success.

Meet the judge: Kevin Kruse

Achievers

An A chievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Award is the most coveted accolade in the field of human resources.* Recipients experience higher retention, boost their employer brand, and get bragging rights for years. It’s a huge honor to win, but it’s arguably an even bigger honor to be chosen as a judge. We select only the most sought-after engagement experts for this honor, and this year, we’ve asked New York Times bestselling author Kevin Kruse to sit on our esteemed panel. Why Kevin?

The Fine Line Between Creating and Allowing

The Bamboo Project Blog

. In work, as in life, there''s a fine line between creating and allowing. . I''ve seen a lot of people (myself included) put a lot of effort into pushing for things to happen. We look around to see what actions we should take, what more should we DO to move toward what we want. . But there are times in work, as in life, when we have to sit back and allow things to be as they are.

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How to Reply to a Job Advertisement

TheHRBlog

You see a job advertisement and jump into it with a lot of excitement. Energy and speed of response is good when applying to Job Advertisement however it needs to match with laser sharp focus. Beauty lies in the eyes of beholder. You want an employer to be able to assess your job application against […]. Job Search Tips How to Reply to Job Advert How to Reply to Job Advertisement How To Write a Cover Letter How to Write A Job Application Importance of Cover letter Job Advertisement

Choosing to Commit

Future of Work

Every September I find it hard to believe that summer is over. I know, I know; it''s not technically over until September 22, but in North America it''s already back-to-school time, Labor Day is behind us, and most of us are back from summer vacation. Psychologically we''re all ramping up for Fall. And the on-ramp is always shorter and moves faster than I expect it to.

The Pro’s Guide To Getting The Best ROI From Your New LMS

You need a Learning Management System when your courses and training programs need to be accessible online. Quickly build the perfect business case and easily determine which LMS will provide the best return on investment you need with this how-to eBook!

The ONLY Excuse for Poor Internal Communication

Peoplefluent

Monday, September 16, 2013 :00am. The ONLY Excuse for Poor Internal Communication By Robin Schooling. Today’s guest blog post is from Robin Schooling, HR Leader with over 25 years experience and avid blogger.] It used to, back in the days when the factory floor was far removed from the gilded offices of the company executives. Read More » read more

Employee Engagement Needs to Be Small, Simple, Strong, Significant, and Sustainable

David Zinger

A 59th Birthday Proclamation. Today, is my 59th birthday. I intend to devote sixteen more years, until I turn 75, to enhancing and increasing employee engagement and work engagement around the globe for the benefit of all. Together, let’s make sure that work will work for all of us! This is a big day yet I am renewing my vow to wow with small.

5 top-rated articles to help revamp your disengaged employees

Achievers

Great things happen over the course of one year, like brilliant employee performance, workplace success, and important milestones. This week we’re celebrating an exciting first year of [engage]! And we have you, our loyal reader, to thank. Over the past year, [engage] has delivered thought leadership and topical articles to help companies create a social, collaborative environment, inspiring higher employee engagement and performance.

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On the Power of Mentoring

The Bamboo Project Blog

few months ago, I met a young woman at a networking group with whom I immediately "vibed." She has a ton of energy, great ideas and insight and I really enjoyed talking with her. She''s in the process of starting her own business and so picked my brain about how I do things at The Bamboo Project. At the same time, I shared with her that I''m also an artist and showed her some of my artist business cards.

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.

5 Things Not to Miss at SuccessConnect 2013

SuccessFactors

SuccessConnect 2013 is just a few weeks away – are you ready? Here are five things you don’t want to miss: What are you most looking forward to? See you in Las Vegas! Social Media HR Week successconnect SuccessConnect2013

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Can't

NoExcusesHR

I woke up thinking I can''t. I went to work thinking I can''t. I sat in a meeting thinking I can''t. I met with an employee thinking I can''t. I wanted to eat healthier but thought I can''t. I started to exercise but thought I can''t. I wanted to try social media but thought I can''t. I wondered about taking risks but thought I can''t. I wanted to try new things but thought I can''t. I hoped I could get certified but thought I can''t.

Why Being Disruptive at Work Can Be a Good Thing

45 Things

Bill Jensen often writes about making work simpler to be more productive and successful, but his latest book says it’s time we harnessed the power of disruption to achieve even more. In this interview with Anita Bruzzese, he talks about the ideas behind “Disrupt! Think Epic, Be Epic: 25 Successful Habits for an Extremely Disruptive World.” Anita Bruzzese: We often see disruption as something bad, so why do you say that disruption is important if you want to be successful?

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