March, 2006

Knowledge-at-work: KM awareness


a review of personal strategies to stay abreast of km developments. km has lost a lot of its glitter and status, slipped from the headlines and hot article lists, but it remains a key business strategy. just how do you get the news

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Performance Reviews most pressing HR issue


You may have noticed a poll in the left-hand column over the past couple of weeks. Though clearly not scientific in any way, the poll has provided some insight into what’s on the minds of our readers. We asked, “What is your most pressing HR issue?” ” We had 50 people respond to the poll, and the […].

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Knowledge-at-work: Classification - does it work?


a key km competency is understanding and applying meta-data. assigning keywords and tags, extracting concepts, finding and making distinctions, displaying and working with categories are foundational information activities

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Knowledge-at-work: KM, decisons and problem solving


what is the relationship and role between km and problem solving or decision making? always ponder the nature of this connection. for some km is all about smarter problem solving, faster or better decisions. for me i'm not so sure

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

What drives employee engagement?


Our new poll for the next couple of weeks is on the topic of employee engagement. Specifically, what, in your opinion, are the most important drivers of engagement? The responses are based on a 2003 report from Towers Perrin called “Understanding what drives employee engagement.” ” (PDF) Based on some statistical analysis, they arrived at 10 workplace […].

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Dear IT, fear not On-Demand


Often, we run into opposition from the IT departments at potential customers. A frequent refrains goes: “We should just go with our ERP vendor. It’s the safe bet.” ” Remember the old saying that went: “No one ever got fired for buying IBM?” ” Well in this industry, the corollary is that no one ever got fired for buying Peoplesoft […]. Uncategorized SaaS Software as a Service

Engagement is core to retention


A management issues article points out that employee engagement is THE KEY concept in retention: Rather than working on employee engagement in parallel with staff retention and talent management, a high quality strategic emphasis on employee engagement will as a matter of course positively influence both staff retention and talent management. Make employee engagement your ‘hub’ […].

Note to self: customer success matters most


As you might imagine, this article on one of our competitors made its way around the office like wildfire today. Well, for one reason it shows that good technology is hard to find and even harder to deploy. There are just a lot of vendors who over-promise and under-deliver. Its a solid and sobering reminder of the […]. Strategic HR SuccessFactors News Thinking About HR

Do less, think more


A Fortune Magazine article discusses the genesis of big ideas and concludes that they don’t come from working hard. We all know that when our bodies and brains are overworked, our ability to think creatively is substantively diminished. So why should you care? Mostly because as business shifts to a knowledge-based economy, it is just that sort of big thinking […]. Strategic HR Thinking About HR

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Stop checking your BlackBerry when I’m talking to you!


Via Gautam, I came to this Time article about “microinequities” and “microgestures” – fancy talk for the horribly frustrating, inconsiderate, rude and otherwise small but rage-inducing behaviors like using your BlackBerry in the middle of a conversation or saying someone’s name incorrectly or talking on your cell phone during a meeting, etc. Besides the crass ignorance displayed by such […].

R2D2 is running late


So what if your first interview for a job wasn’t with HR, or the hiring manager, or even a human being? What if you got interviewed by a computer? Enter the Nemesysco HR1 Automated Integrity Profiling/Risk Assessment System. By analyzing the emotional content of a person’s speech, it purports to pick up on such key […]. Strategic HR Thinking About HR

New leadership trend #1: be yourself


An article at CLO magazine takes on the topic of leadership. It’s message: that authenticity is a crucial factor in successful leadership. The idea that a willingness to be openly human makes people better leaders resonates with me. The people I’ve worked with who attempt to control or hide their humanity usually do it out of lack of […]. Strategic HR Thinking About HR

New leadership trend #2: be scary


A financial times article on leadership (subscription required) argues that “Managers need the S-factor to set workers’ hearts a-flutter.” ” The s-factor you ask? S is for scary. Based on research done by a fellow named Roderick Kramer, a psychologist at Stanford, the article makes the case for leaders to use fear and intimidation as a key tenet […]. Strategic HR Thinking About HR

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

Managing people as they manage their picks


With March Madness upon us (college basketball’s NCAA tournament for those of us who could care less) there’s a lot of talk about lost productivity due to workday engagement with the games. This is especially true now that the games are being broadcast over the Internet -making it possible for employees to watch from their desktops. […]. Strategic HR Thinking About HR

Check out the new poll


I’m real excited about our new poll (see left column)– the first of many to come as we try to use the blog to gauge some of the trends in our world. This poll functionality is provided free by Vizu. It’s by far the cleanest and easiest to use of the polling services I researched […

Top 10 HR technology names


On the lighter side of things, I just came across this blog post from an HR consultancy listing the best company names in HR technology. We’re number 3. Since Recruitmax is now Vurv I think we should get to move up a slot. Uncategorized SuccessFactors News

Your job is getting outsourced


In the context of a conversation on outsourcing comes this piece on which HR employees have to be worried about their jobs (Via Gautam). According to the post, if you are… “in the area of liasoning with recruiting agencies, shortlisting bio-ds, co-ordinating interview schedules, ensuring people attend training, organising training schedules, ensure people comply to policies, ensuring performance forms […]. Strategic HR Thinking About HR

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download the Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights COVID-19 report for information, new survey results and resources to help you recognize opportunities, minimize risk and confidently navigate the challenging road ahead.

Nobody quantifies human capital


So says this AP article in the Chicago Tribune. Across a two year study done by Mercer, they found that only 20% of the 100 largest publicly traded American companies discussed the contribution of human capital in their annual reports. Conclusion: “Imagine a company spending one-third of its revenue on a capital investment or an […]. Uncategorized Talent Management

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Does HR get blogs?


Probably not says Regina. She goes on to make the argument for why HR execs need to understand blogs and RSS feeds. Not for their own benefit necessarily, but because it wont be very long before the employees they are responsible for are reading blogs and feeds en masse at work. What should the response be, she […]. Strategic HR Thinking About HR

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Go away “Why We Hate HR” guy


I’m just kidding, but this perspective is played-out already in my opinion. Anyway, Keith Hammonds, executive editor of Fast Company and the writer of the now infamous “ Why we hate HR” article participated in a podcast (audio program) at The most interesting part for me was when he related the vacation policy at […

Performance is fastest growing talent segment


According to this IDC brief, workforce performance management is the fastest growing segment of the talent management market – growing at over 16% yearly for the next 5 years. The report seems to be targeted at both buyers and vendors of performance management systems and offers these headlines: IDC offers the following key points for potential […]. Talent Management performance management

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Good management comes from good talent management


Such is the conclusion of an extensive McKinsey study done at LSE and reported in this article at the McKinsey Quarterly. The findings are really interesting. To sum them up: it is now proven that for companies to succeed, they must have good managers at all levels of the company. According to the survey, managers are […]. Talent Management performance management

Ever felt underappreciated?


Turns out you were right. According to this survey outlined at Management Issues, nearly one third of the 555 senior executives interviewed rated HR as the lowest performing area of their businesses. Curiously, that bests (or worsts)even IT (22%). Curious as to your thoughts on where this comes from? Strategic HR Thinking About HR

Leveling the playing field and other tales of meritocracy


The Human Capitalist (known more properly as Jason Corsello of the Yankee Group) shares his views on Performance and Talent Management. Hint: he likes it. To wit: The solutions are not the “end-all-be-all” and will not solve all of the issues in the performance review process. They are though a huge enabler to level the […].

How to deal with a bad review


Some good advice on dealing with a bad performance review at Fortune/CNNMoney. The first bit: don’t be defensive. It’s everyone’s first instinct to try to prove why what we’ve done was the right thing, but often that response leads to a spiral of negativity. It’s a difficult response to control, but you’re better off seeing it as […]. Talent Management Performance Evaluations Performance Reviews

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100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th 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.