January, 2006

Knowledge-at-work: Structured Settlements3.0 ?


on the web there is much excitement around the 2.0 meme - a realization that the web has evolved, has re-invented itself and has reached a milestone. is the same movement afoot in the structured settlement industry

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HR as hospital strategic partner?


Via a google search I came across an interesting interview at a site called the Business of Healthcare. Specifically, I found a podcast with a gentleman named Steven Barney on the topic of Human Resources in healtchare. Mr. Barney is the SVP of HR for the SSM Healthcare system in the Midwest. Though the interview starts […]. Strategic HR Talent Management Employee Performance Management Goal Alignment Workforce Performance Management

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Knowledge-at-work: 05 Retrospect


a year where km lay in limbo - poised on a knife-edge, will km rise with the web2.0 tide or be relegated to the dead fad bucket? km bloggers kept the meme alive while new books, conferences and articles wained. i watch

Doling out raises no longer a single number proposition


An article from the WSJ (at AZcentral.com) on paying for performance. The article cites a few examples of companies struggling with the challenges of implementing pay for performance. It’s hard to be surprised by the fact that employees aren’t all thrilled with the idea of not getting the same increase as others in the company. […]. Talent Management Employee Performance Management Workforce Performance Management

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

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Is self-awareness a competency?


I came across this interesting interview at HCI.com on the nature of self awareness as a tool for managers. The interview is with Dr. Miriam Lacey, a professor at Pepperdine University who focuses on organizational behavior and development. The point with the most resonance for me was this one: Observe your impact on other people. If […]. Strategic HR Small/Medium Sized Companies Talent Management Thinking About HR

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We’re being watched (again)


Just catching up on some light reading. Before it was Dubs, but now we’re on Jason’s list of five talent management vendors to watch in 2006

Tactics in the war on talent


SuccessFactors happens to be located directly across the street from Siebel headquarters in San Mateo, CA. As most of you know, Siebel was bought last year by Oracle and, as with any acqusition of that size, the future is unknown for many of Siebel’s employees. So today, circling the Siebel buildings are these shark-like trucks […]. Talent Management Employee Performance Management Workforce Performance Management

Pay for Performance a global phenomenon


A Towers Perrin report via Management Issues reports on the global spread of pay for performance. The success of the approach in North America and Europe has led to adoption in Asian and Latin American countries alongside regionally-based reward packages. James Matthews a Towers Perrin principal noted: “We are seeing annual bonuses, which used to […]. Talent Management Employee Performance Management Workforce Performance Management

The opposite of strategic HR


I’ve been following an interesting line of thinking going on at Talentism about the idea of "Strategic HR," but I haven’t yet pointed it out. Though I do agree that the topic is timely and in some ways worthwhile, I haven’t waded in because I have some reservations about holding forth on HR strategy when, […]. Strategic HR Talent Management Employee Performance Management Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management

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!

ERP shouldn’t do talent


Ventana Research released this note saying, basically, that ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) systems (Oracle, SAP and others) don’t do workforce management well. In fact, they assert that a choice to use an ERP system to manage the workforce is a statement that workforce performance is not a top priority for the organization. They even go […]. Talent Management Workforce Performance Management

Top 2006 Technology Trends for Small Business


The small business trends blog has a list of the top technology trends for small business. One of them (they aren’t numbered) is hosted applications. The author points out that: While traditional PC based applications have a role to play, hosted applications, that you can access over the Internet is becoming more widely available. With […]. Uncategorized SaaS Small/Medium Sized Companies Software as a Service

January HR Events Listing


Blogs are supposed to be informational resources, right? Not just a bunch of idiots mouthing off at each other. Well, in that vein, I give you a roundup of all the web events I can find that have to do with HR. I’m always trying to see what’s going on out there, and I figure other people […]. Talent Management HCM performance management

Frank Lynn guest posts: When you have an army of direct reports


During the holidays, one of my good friends from Germany visited me with her boyfriend, Elger. At 33, Elger is one of the youngest Chief of Detectives in Germany. He’s an amazing guy—black-belt in Judo, fluent in Russian and German, and pretty good at English for someone new to the language. He served on the […].

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

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You can see right through me


I saw a post that mentioned my name on Regina’s blog over the holidays, but I didn’t read it fully until now. I’m flattered, even if she wasn’t looking to get on my good side. Here’s what she said: A good example of transparency that is unfolding for me right now is Max over […]. Uncategorized SuccessFactors News

100 new Q4 customers


While I always hesitate to use the blog as another marketing channel, I’m pretty excited about this and I thought you might be interested to know what I’m excited about. We just got word that SuccessFactors added 100 new customers in the last quarter of 2005, and that our total number of active, on-demand users […]. Uncategorized SuccessFactors News


Worstreview.com marches on


Since we seem to be gaining some momentum, we thought we’d extend the worstreview contest for another month until the end of January. In case you forgot, or took a super-long vacation, we’ve got a contest going on at www.worstreview.com where we’re giving out prizes for the worst performance review stories ever told. So lucky […]. Uncategorized SuccessFactors News

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We’re being watched


We’re at the top of Dubs’ list of things he’s watching this year. Talent Management SuccessFactors News Workforce Performance Management

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Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

No, there aren’t any robots


Dubs has it right – there aren’t really any robots hiding in our software, manipulating our performance reviews and messing with your compensation – despite the word and its implications being bandied about recently. Just a way for managers to select from recommended text and then, ideally, customize it to the particular situation and employee […]. Talent Management Performance Evaluations SuccessFactors News

Succession planning the new recruiting?


Here’s a little ditty at CLO magazine about the shift from recruiting to succession planning. As the talent pool decreases and boomers retire, companies are finding they simply don’t have enough good people to fill senior roles. According to the Right Management Consultants survey mentioned in the article, the number of companies in this situation […].

And we’re back


Happy New Year! Thanks for sticking with us through our little hiatus over the holidays. After some much needed R&R, we’re back and raring to go with a lot of great plans for 2006. Though the blog has only been in existence for a few months now, we’re amazed at the response from the HR […

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