March, 2014

"See, Feel, Change": Emotions as the Catalyst for Moving Forward

The Bamboo Project Blog

Although we humans don''t like to admit it, we are very emotional creatures. We think that we''re logical and rational, but the more you dig into how we really operate, the more you realize that we are driven by our emotions. We then go looking for logic to justify our emotional choices.

The Price We Pay for Bad Managers

Reviewsnap

“Currently, 30% of the U.S. workforce is engaged in their work … (while) the vast majority (70%) are not …” -- Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report This statistic sent a shockwave through the business community when it was first published.

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Is Team Chemistry the Next Big Thing in Performance and Rewards?

Compensation Force

Is "making teams better" the new holy grail of performance analytics?

Five Steps to Creating a Flexible Millennial (And More) Workplace

Peoplefluent

Monday, March 10, 2014 :00am. Five Steps to Creating a Flexible Millennial (And More) Workplace By Kevin Grossman. Blink – the workforce today is comprised of more than 40 million Millennials.

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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.

Workday Goes to Washington Part 1: An Open Data Brainstorm

Workday

Last month I joined leaders from both the public and private sectors in a discussion at the White House. We met in a room as stately and mahogany-adorned as you might envision, with the talk focused on a common goal: using open data to connect job seekers with employers.

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Side Gigs for Security

The Bamboo Project Blog

Longtime readers know that I''m a huge fan of multiple income streams as a way to build your career resilience and create greater financial security and stability for yourself in an uncertain world. .

The 4 Most Urgent Business Issues Are People Issues

Reviewsnap

Leadership. Retention and engagement. Reskilling HR. Talent acquisition and access. Of all the critical issues faced by business and HR leaders today, those four are the most urgent, according to a recent survey by Deloitte Consulting LLP and Bersin by Deloitte.

Rise to the occasion—Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day

Achievers

Great companies engage their top performers, align their employees with company values, and recognize their team’s achievements in the moment to drive employee success. March 7, 2014 is Employee Appreciation Day.

How to Work Smarter and Be More Productive

45 Things

You''ve downloaded every new app that promises to keep you organized, read books that vow to make you more efficient — and yet you still feel stressed out and overwhelmed with the clutter on your desk and in your mind.

Social Collaborative Management: Harnessing the Power of the Many

Speaker: Peter Taylor, Speaker & Author of The Lazy Project Manager

Social Collaborative Management aims at delivering, at the enterprise level, a common goal for the business while harnessing the performance advantages of a collaborative community. This is a vital paradigm shift that many organisations are trying to understand right now - balancing traditional work and centralised leadership against the value of decentralised teams and trust. But the principles of harnessing collective power, collaboration, and community build an underlying ‘constant change’ capability that is critical in today’s new work environment.

Workday Turns 9: A Look Back at What We Saw in 2005

Workday

I recently spoke at a conference where I was asked the question, “What did Workday see in the market that made you think there was any opportunity for a new enterprise player?” Time constraints and the element of surprise conspired to make my answer sub-optimal at the moment.

Why Leadership-Development Programs Fail To Deliver Results?

TheHRBlog

With over 20,000 books and millions of articles about the critical elements of leadership and its overall impact, the issue of leadership really must be important to organisations. Most organizations have lavish budgets and allot lots of time and effort on improving employee and manager capabilities and also nurturing new leaders. In the USA itself, […]. Leadership Challenges in Leadership Development How to Develop Leadership Leadership Development Leadership Training

5 Tips, 3 Approaches for Encouraging Peer-To-Peer Recognition

Kazoo

In his book The Rise of the Creative Class , Richard L. Florida highlights the factors that motivate creative workers like programmers and scientists. One of his conclusions is that increasing numbers of modern workers are motivated, at least in part, by peer recognition. This is why, even in today’s rocky economic climate, many people are willing to work for free on projects that they feel will win the respect of their peers.

Are You Ready To Create the Organization of Your Dreams?

Reviewsnap

It’s not beyond your reach! Not according to the authors of a 2013 Harvard Business Review report, “ Creating the Best Workplace on Earth.” They affirm that you can indeed create your dream organization—i.e.,

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!

Enhancing Employee Engagement Recognition – People Artistry: The Ennoblement Imperative

David Zinger

People Artistry at Work: The Ennoblement Imperative will be released on March 11th. I am excited by next week’s release of People Artistry at Work: The Ennoblement Imperative.

The Heartbeat of the Organization

Conversation Matters

Increasingly employees do not go into the office to get their work done – they are able to work quite effectively from a remote site. In this virtual world, when they do go to the office it is for something quite different. They go in order to meet with others to talk together about the planning and coordination issues their team or department is facing. They meet to have conversation. In our virtual world there is no longer any need to come to the office to sit in front of a computer.

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Workday Goes to Washington Part 2: Moving the Discussion Up to Capitol Hill

Workday

On Friday I posted on the Workday Blog about a meeting at the White House about opening up data to address U.S. Veterans’ unemployment. Related to that, a new federal law goes into effect today that requires federal contractors and subcontractors to adopt benchmarks for hiring and employing veteran

How to Improve The Quality Of Your Decisions

TheHRBlog

In your career, one thing is for sure that you will make quite a few decisions. Good decisions will bear fruit for some time and the bad ones will haunt you for a longer time, a really bad decision can even cut short your career. Nothing tests your leadership skills more than your ability to make […]. Decision Making Decision Making in Management Decision Making Process Decision Quality in Workplace How to Take Decisions HR Blog Improve Decision Making Jappreet Sethi Success Tips

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.

6 Ways to Improve Work Performance

Kazoo

“What are the best ways to improve work performance?” ” As an HR professional, regardless of what industry your company is in, you’ve likely been a part of a roundtable discussion about employee performance. Performance and motivation are frequently identified as imperatives companies must move the needle on, and one group — often HR — is assigned to lead the way. Inevitably, the discussion heads in multiple directions: “We should throw monetary bonuses at people!”

Negative Feedback Can Be a Positive Experience

Reviewsnap

A couple of weeks ago, we published a post examining the myth that everyone hates performance reviews. It referenced a study that looked into how people respond to receiving negative feedback in a performance review. The upshot: not a lot of folks enjoy negative feedback. Big surprise, eh? But the fact remains … negative feedback is an inevitable and invaluable part of performance reviews. After all, managers need to let their direct reports know where and when they’re missing the mark.

Is Employee Engagement a Threat or a Thread?

David Zinger

Are we creating iatrogenic disengagement? Reading time 1 minute, 20 seconds). Employee engagement may threaten the established ways of working when we fully engage employees and stop stifling voice, identity, and innovation.

3 Interview Questions that Will Improve Retention Rates

Peoplefluent

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 :00am. 3 Interview Questions that Will Improve Retention Rates By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, leader in the HR and Recruiting space]. It has been a long debated matter over whether or not retention is truly a metric of recruiting.

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!

Top 50 HR Twitterati

Workable

From the most innovative recruiters to the smartest VCs and emerging entrepreneurs, they’re all having 140-character conversations that you can join in. Here’s Workable’s list of the top 50 people you should follow to make sense of the changing HR landscape. Follow @workable. The Generalists. Tweeting on talent and culture to leadership, tech and law. Suzanne Lucas Swiss. The agony aunt of HR. Under her stage name Evil HR Lady she answers any and all of your questions.

How To Create A Strong Online Brand For Yourself

TheHRBlog

Personal branding is all about creating your own reputation. It targets people who judge you by your online profile and on whom you want to make the best possible impression. With a good personal brand, potential clients or employers will recognize your name, your work and your professional and personal qualities. Everyone likes to be […]. Career Tips Managing online reputation Online Branding Personal Branding Social Media Management

Employee Rewards & Recognition Companies

Kazoo

Rewarding and recognizing an employee should be easier. Back in the day, my VP of HR gave me a $50 gift certificate to Ann Taylor for meeting my quarterly goals and objectives. It was a nice surprise. I was appreciative. I walked into the store — where the cheapest petite pants were over $50 and needed to be hemmed — and I bought a pair of sunglasses. Then I walked out and forgot about the gift. Isn’t that how most rewards and recognition programs work?

Work Smarter, Not Harder

Workboard

More hours doesn’t always equal better results. The moment you step up to true leadership is the moment you decide to no longer tolerate obstacles. You become an alchemist, deeply committed to transforming anything that stands in your way.

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.

Watch the Watch: A Big Disruption in Employee Engagement?

David Zinger

Stop telling time and start telling engagement: Employee Engagement can change in a minute. Reading and viewing time 4 minutes and 15 seconds). As you watch your watch will your watch be watching you? Employee engagement is moving to real time very rapidly.

Take the Journey from Big HR Data to Actionable HR Decision Making

Peoplefluent

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 :00am. Take the Journey from Big HR Data to Actionable HR Decision Making By Greg Belkin. Big data is everywhere around us. Yet, most of us are blissfully unaware of the role it plays in our lives. All we really care about is the resulting action it produces for us.

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Management Practices That Make Employees Quit

45 Things

Let’s say you’re watching an episode of Dr. Phil where someone is describing a person in his or her life that yells, is rude, blames everyone else for mistakes and expects others to jump 24/7 whenever it is demanded.