April, 2013

5 Limiting Beliefs About Our Careers We Need to Change

The Bamboo Project Blog

Video Blog 1--Limiting Beliefs - Computer from Michele Martin on Vimeo.

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Avoiding the 7 Big Team-Building Blunders

Effortless HR

“The whole is greater than the sum of the parts.” Everyone’s heard that expression. And we’re all familiar with what it means: An effective team can accomplish more as a whole than its individual members can accomplish on their own. The key word here is effective. Building an effective, high-performing team requires more than simply throwing a group of outstanding individuals into a room and telling them they can’t come out until they have a solution.

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The World is Local: A New Model for Human Resources

Bersin with Deloitte

The World is Local: A New Model for Human Resources Despite continued focus on globalization, new research by DHL shows that the world is not as "flat" as once believed. While low cost networking has made it easier than ever to communicate around the world, economic and cultural conditions from country to country are more different than […]. HR Strategy People Analytics Sourcing & Recruiting Talent & PM Providers Talent Acquisition Providers Talent Acquisition Strategy

Employee Engagement: Creating the Best Workplaces on Earth (Goffee/Jones – May HBR)

David Zinger

Rob Goffee and Gareth Jones wrote a May 2013 article in the Harvard Business Review on Creating the Best Workplace on Earth. I appreciated their six imperatives for a best workplace.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Customizing Performance Reviews for Higher Education


Faculty and staff populations at universities are filled with people who have been doing the same thing for many years, as well as new employees trying to find the best ways to be productive on small budgets. The performance review can seem like an interruption when people have other priorities.

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Creating Your Career Path: Career Resilience and Multiple Income Streams

The Bamboo Project Blog

. One aspect of career resilience it''s important for us to keep in mind is the need to have multiple options. This is particularly true when it comes to our finances, where we need to be far more entrepreneurial than we''ve been in the past.

What Gets Your Attention …?

Effortless HR

The other day I was talking with my mentor and he asked an interesting (I thought) question. What does EffortlessHR offer a CEO that would make them want to use your product ?”. I, of course, went through all the benefits and features of EffortlessHR (which I can also recite for you if you don’t know what they are), but it made me stop and think – what is it that the busy CEO/Owner of a company is looking for in any program or service?

Pre-Hire Assessment Science Revealed: Value for Employers, Value for Candidates

Bersin with Deloitte

These days there is a lot of talk about BigData in HR. And it's a good thing: there is a science to people management, and the more data we have about people the easier it becomes to make critical people decisions. Data helps us understand why some people perform better than others, why some people […]. Talent Acquisition Providers

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Employee Engagement: Why are You Working Here?

David Zinger

When work isn’t working. There are a plethora of different questions used to survey for employee engagement. During the past few weeks I have been reviewing surveys and responses for various organizations.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

What You Can and Can’t Do When Employees Discuss Wages


First, let’s settle a myth. Can employees legally discuss their salaries with other co-workers? Should they? That’s another story. Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided that an engineering firm had unlawfully fired one of its employees for discussing salary information with co-workers. The firm was ordered to reinstate the fired employee and pay back wages and benefits.

360 Degree Reviews: Mixing Personal and Professional Feedback


If you’re lucky enough to work at a company where your co-workers are also your friends, it’s easy for the lines between personal and professional relationships to blur.

Laid Off? Don't Put Off That Job Search!

The Bamboo Project Blog

There are two labor markets nowadays. There''s the market for people who have been out of work for less than six months, and the market for people who have been out of work longer.-- The Terrifying Reality of Long-Term Unemployment. .

I Win Every Meeting


Meetings are slanted to go in my favor. In most cases they are predestined to go my way even before I walk into the room. It''s not that I manipulate the process ahead of time so I can be more effective than the person sitting next to me.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

Looking Forward to the Best Week of the Year

Bersin with Deloitte

It is hard to believe that our IMPACT conference is already upon us. Even though I have been a part of two-thirds of Bersin’s IMPACT conferences, I find myself more excited than ever. Here is why: Fantastic Keynote Sessions: We had a chance to preview Josh’s keynote session last week, which focuses on “How the […]. Performance Management Talent Strategy

Friday Factoid #29: Employee Engagement and Cost Reduction

David Zinger

What does cost reduction cost us? 47% of companies surveyed in a cost reduction and engagement survey by AON Hewitt reported a decline in employee trust as a result of the way in which they managed cost reductions. From page 19 of The Flat Army by Dan Pontefract. Commentary.

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6 Ways to Ensure Meetings Don't Suck

45 Things

I recently was asked if I would run for a community board position. I declined with a polite, "No, thank you." The reason? I know this particular board has meetings. Lots and lots of meetings.

Client Story: Maternal and Child Health Consortium


Reviewsnap is excited to share its newest case study with the Maternal and Child Health Consortium of Chester County (MCHC).

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Reflections on Seth Godin and Career Resilience

The Bamboo Project Blog

. Knowing that I''ve been doing a lot of writing and thinking about career resilience , fellow career coach Scott Woodard recently pointed me to a Seth Godin post on the topic. A few things from Seth''s post stood out for me, further underscoring the points I''ve been trying to make here. .

Love The Product, Hate(d) The Service


I am a big fan of Spotify. Wait, I may have understated that.I freakin'' love it. I use it every day in my office; I plug my iPhone into my car and listen on my commute, and I pop the headphones in when I''m going on a run. I''m a die-hard, premium subscriber, Spotify-guy.

Join Us for a Panel Session on Emerging Learning Technologies

Bersin with Deloitte

If you’re interested in learning about the use of augmented reality, wearable computing, 3D printing, alternatives to virtual ILT, gamification and other emerging technologies to support learning, you’ll want to join us for a thought provoking panel session with Marc Ramos, Global Lead, PeopleDev Global Learning Design at Google, Mary Woolf, Director of Learning Technologies […]. Learning Providers

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Employee Engagement Friday Factoid #26: Eight Elements for Change Work

David Zinger

8 is Enough for Change.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

The Economist's Talent Management Summit and the new rules of.

Strategic HCM

Screen Shot 2013-04-11 at 23.55.22.png One of my favourite conferences is the Economist's talent management summit which I spoke at last year and this blog has been supporting for three years now (see my competition to

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How to Spring Clean Your Job Search

45 Things

Spring cleaning isn''t something I really look forward to, but when it''s done I feel like I''ve accomplished something worthwhile. Read this latest column I did for Gannett/USA Today and see if your job search doesn''t need the same.

Career Resilience Success Story: A Guest Post

The Bamboo Project Blog

As I''ve been talking with people about the idea of career resilience, I''ve also started collecting stories of how these individuals have incorporated the patterns of resilience into their lives.

Five Ways to Make Performance Reviews Dynamic


Thursday, April 11, 2013 :00am. Five Ways to Make Performance Reviews Dynamic By Greg Belkin. Does the phrase “annual performance review” make you shudder?


Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.