April, 2009

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How to get hired?

Evil HR Lady

A reader sent me an e-mail and a link to Jason Calacanis' article: How to Hire--and Get Hired in a Recession. Calacanis advises the candidate to make it clear that you are a super hard worker. You keep up with the industry trends. You give your all to your company. He gives 8 questions he likes to ask. 1. Do you live to work or work to live? 2. Do you consider yourself a workaholic?

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SumTotal Likely to be Acquired by Private Equity Firm

Josh Bersin

Today was a very important day in the world of corporate learning and talent management systems. SumTotal Systems, the largest independent provider of LMS software, and one of the pioneers in this. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Tags: Uncategorized sumt sumtotal systems.

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Bringing the Flow of Knowledge to a Standstill by Speaking with Conviction

Conversation Matters

One type of work I do with organizations is to analyze how organizational members talk to each other in ways that encourage or prevent knowledge from flowing between them. One way of talking that inhibits the exchange of knowledge is speaking with conviction. That may seem contrary to what we’ve all learned in communication and leadership workshops, where one of the lessons often taught is to speak with confidence- “sound like you mean it”.

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Secrets Revealed: What They're Really Looking at When You're a New Employee

45 Things

It's your first day at a new job. Everything seems to be going well, but then. (ominous music).then you eat a doughnut at your desk. You can feel the change in the atmosphere. People try to hide their shocked expressions, but you see them anyway. A few pitying looks are cast into your cubicle, even a few smirks. Suddenly, your Dunkin' Donuts chocolate cake doughnut tastes like sawdust in your mouth.

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Trending Payroll Statistics

Staying up-to-date on the latest decisions and payroll statistics ensures businesses can remain compliant and efficient. B2B Reviews research compiled the latest data to help businesses stay on top of payroll in 2024 and prepare for the future.

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The Social Software Value Matrix

Transparent Office

Mom always told me, "It's what's inside that counts." Companies are finally paying attention to how social media affects their business outside the company walls. They recognize the extent to which Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, and other mass-collaboration forums present both opportunities and risks. There is excellent thought leadership on the topic, including Wikinomics , Groundswell , and Jeremiah Owyang's blog , just to name a few.

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How to get hired?

Evil HR Lady

A reader sent me an e-mail and a link to Jason Calacanis' article: How to Hire--and Get Hired in a Recession. Calacanis advises the candidate to make it clear that you are a super hard worker. You keep up with the industry trends. You give your all to your company. He gives 8 questions he likes to ask. 1. Do you live to work or work to live? 2. Do you consider yourself a workaholic?

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LMS 2009 Research Released

Josh Bersin

Today, at our IMPACT 2009 Research Conference, we released our 2009 Learning Management Systems research which details the pivotal changes taking place in the market for corporate learning platforms. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Tags: Enterprise Learning LMS, LCMS Learning On-Demand learning management systems lms 2009.

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conversation matters: What Do We Get From Conversation That We Can't Get Any Other Way?

Conversation Matters

This is an intriguing question because each time we think about contacting someone for help on an issue we face a choice; Do I email, phone, walk down the hall, twitter, text message, post on the community website? This post is about the benefits of choosing to have a conversation* through what ever medium we select. The greatest benefit is that with conversation we get “more than an answer.

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What Your Boss Really Wants to Hear in Your Next Performance Evaluation

45 Things

Tests are often the bane of every student's existence -- they hate them and often don't consider them a true evaluation of what they know. Fast forward many years, and you're once again facing a test. Only this time it's called a performance evaluation and once again, you don't believe it's a true reflection of your abilities. The problem with tests and performance evaluations is that the power is often in the hands of the teacher or the boss.

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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Fact or Myth: Cascading Goals align work with company goals

Working Girl

'Used wisely, goals can effectively align the workforce with company strategy. For example, a company that clearly communicates several clear and attainable objectives (like three) for a quarter or fiscal year has given the workforce some useful high-level guidelines about how to focus their efforts. But cascading goals, while they can work well, also offer several pitfalls if they are too numerous or only communicated in the context of an annual focal review: 1.

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Dealing with Negative Comments on Your Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog

Someone emailed me this morning to ask how to deal with negative comments on your blog. I sent her a response, but thought it might also be helpful to do a post. What is a Negative Comment? The first question we have to ask ourselves is what do we mean by a "negative" comment? There's a difference between commenters who engage in name-calling or clearly inflammatory rhetoric on your blog and those who simply disagree with what you say.

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A Laundry Question

Evil HR Lady

What is the best way to launder money I make under the table while I am on unemployment? I imagine all that under the table money has gum on it, or perhaps other slimy substances. But, let's start with the gum. While I hear peanut butter is good, I've never had any success with it. (Not that I've tried to get gum off money, but money is made out of cotton fibres and I have had gum on clothes.

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The Bidding War for SumTotal Systems

Josh Bersin

There is now a little bidding war going on for SumTotal Systems. ACCEL-KKR, a private equity firm, outbid Vista Equity Partners by offering approximately $124 Million for the company. This bid is. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Tags: Enterprise Learning LMS, LCMS accel kkr northgate arinso sumtotal systems vista equity partners.

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Are There Gaps in Your HR Policies?

Putting the right HR policies in place can help your organization grow smoothly and help your company culture thrive. Use this essential HR checklist to cover the basics and make sure there aren’t any gaps in your HR functions.

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Learn and Understand Front Line Jobs

Reviewsnap

'Have you ever had a manager request or assign you a task and want it done in a time frame that was simply not realistic? This probably happened because they did not understand your job and day-to-day tasks. This generally leads to mistakes, stress and unrealistic expectations. The more a manager knows about the day-to-day operations of your business, the easier it will be to make informed decisions.

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Using Stories to Demonstrate Your Personal Brand

45 Things

If you want to see a group of children get quiet very quickly, just let the teacher pull out a book and proclaim it's time for story hour. Nothing seems to hold the attention of a bunch of wiggling little bodies more than the magic of a good story. Several months ago, I blogged about the power of telling a story in your career. That prompted some great responses, including a book from Katharine Hansen called "Tell Me About Yourself.

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Fact or Myth: One Size Fits All

Working Girl

'To be fair, I don’t think too many people actually believe that one size fits all when it comes to employee rewards so it’s not a myth per se. However as we look around we don’t find many companies behaving as if they realize that different demographic groups may respond best to different types of rewards. An insightful Watson Wyatt report offered a simple graphical representation of the rewards ‘sweet spot’, which includes not only cost to the company and alignment with company strategy but al

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Your Favorite Leadership Articles?

The Bamboo Project Blog

I'm working with a youth leadership program that will bring together HS sophomores with leaders from government, business, nonprofits and the media to explore the concepts of leadership in these different areas. We'd like to share a few articles with the participants stuff that gets them thinking. I have a few ideas but would love to get your feedback.

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Future-proof your I-9 compliance for 2024

Speaker: Join I-9 Experts:

Got I-9 compliance on your mind? Spending endless amounts of time ensuring you stay compliant? Get your questions answered with an expert panel from WorkBright. During this one-hour webinar, Workbright will dive deep into I-9 best practices, navigate the nuances of the new 2023 'alternative procedure,' and learn actionable ways to ensure your audit trail is squeaky clean.

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A Laundry Question

Evil HR Lady

What is the best way to launder money I make under the table while I am on unemployment? I imagine all that under the table money has gum on it, or perhaps other slimy substances. But, let's start with the gum. While I hear peanut butter is good, I've never had any success with it. (Not that I've tried to get gum off money, but money is made out of cotton fibres and I have had gum on clothes.

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Seeing the Constellations: Thoughts from IMPACT 2009

Josh Bersin

We just completed our IMPACT® 2009 Research Conference in Florida, which brought together over 300 top HR and L&D leaders from around the world. One of the things I talked about in my keynote is. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Tags: Enterprise Learning succession management boeing Booz Allen Bristol Myers Squibb Children's Hospital of Atlanta depth federal reserve Freeman Lockheed Lowes northrop grumman skills sp

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Respond to Customer Inquiries and Complaints Promptly

Reviewsnap

'With all the talk about customer service and responsiveness, it is interesting to note how many businesses talk a good game but just don''t deliver. We can all relate experiences with businesses where an appropriate sense of urgency didn''t seem to exist. One area that seems to stand out is responding to customer inquiries and complaints. When a customer, or prospective customer, takes the time to contact a business they are looking for some type of assistance.

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Is Credibility on the Job Becoming More Rare?

45 Things

I know a lot of people are afraid to tell the truth right now. They're afraid if they don't "embellish" their credentials they won't get the job. They're worried if they say what they really think at work they'll alienate colleagues and be accused of not being a team player. They're concerned that in order to be interesting in today's hyper 24/7 world, they need to be something they're not.

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Just landed: Ultimate Guide to I-9 Compliance

If you’re seeking guidance in the complicated world of I-9, you’re in the right place! As a pioneer in virtual onboarding tech, WorkBright has been simplifying the I-9 process since 2014 when they launched Smart I-9, a digital form built for speed, accuracy, and compliance. Ten years later, they’ve heard just about every I-9 question imaginable, so their team of experts has developed this comprehensive FAQ to distill years of experience into a practical and accessible guide to all things I-9.

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Fact of Myth: There are two kinds of employees - top talent and everyone else

Working Girl

'Companies are continually advised to invest in their top talent and this is not bad advice. But the almost exclusive focus of talent management authorities on ‘top talent’ seems a bit myopic and may be an overly simplified version of the full picture. In reality, a lot of people contribute to the success or failure of a company and even ‘top talent’ depends on the performance of these people.

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To Polish Those 140 Characters to Perfection

The Bamboo Project Blog

"You care about your Twitter don't you? Sure you do. Because you're a thinker, a tastemaker and a very important business person." This little iPhone app is for recording your Twitter thoughts, saving them for later and then publishing (or unpublishing). As the video says, it makes them easy to remove later "in case they're still too stupid." Not sure if it will work with Fluttr though.

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You Can't Quit, I'm Firing You!

Evil HR Lady

Another guy and I, used to work for a "bad boss". You know the type - he will lie, cheat, steal, etc. if so inclined. This other guy quit, and after the "non-compete" period was up, he started his own "competing" company. His company grew enough to bring on additional help, and he offered me a job. I accepted his offer and turned in my notice to HR at the old company.

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Protected: Oracle Acquires Sun: A Lesson in Corporate Culture

Josh Bersin

There is no excerpt because this is a protected post. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Tags: Corporate Culture culture ibm Sun Microsystems.

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Moving Forward in HR and Recruiting Uncertainty

An era of uncertainty has arrived in recruiting. The unpredictability that exists in the labor market can make it difficult for employers to know how they should respond in this environment. Despite the turbulence, recruiting professionals should be encouraged by recent trends. Applications per job are up over the last year across companies of all sizes, and more than half of all recruiters expect their teams to grow in the next year, with nearly two-thirds expecting their recruiting budgets to

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Cloud Maintenance

Workday

'McKinsey tells us that the “Cloud” is over hyped and users can get better TCO through “aggressive virtualization”. Google responded , saying that there is more to the Cloud than just virtualization. They point out that very large scale hardware infrastructure is hard to do, the “Cloud” is more about software than hardware, and finally, that the Cloud delivers a constant stream of innovation—something that is very hard to do by just virtualizing your applications.

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Critical Considerations When Jumping to a Small Employer

45 Things

If you've ever worked for a big company, you know the advantages: everything from a comprehensive employee benefits package to a great holiday party every year. Letting go of those goodies can be tough, but what if you don't have a choice? What if your large employer has kicked you to the curb along with the thousands of others who have been laid off?

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Fact or Myth: Employee surveys and honest employee feedback

Working Girl

'Employee surveys can provide some useful information about employee attitudes and aptitudes but are a poor substitute for engaging face to face with people. For one thing, not everyone believes that employee surveys are anonymous. Unless people are so dissatisfied they are ready to run the risk of repercussions they probably won’t be totally truthful, at least not in writing.

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