July, 2006

Knowledge-at-work: Creative abrasion or appreciative inquiry?

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if you seek to increase knowledge which road should you travel ? creative abrasion vs. appreciative inquiry or do they both lead to the same destination? creative abrasion. a clash of ideas helps to focus attention, forces us to take a

1954 Psychology Experiment Provides Clues for Cooperative Work Among Distributed Work Environments

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Both large and small companies are moving toward more distributed workforces. A small juice company was recently touted in Business 2.0 Magazine for having growers in California and Mexico, processing in Washington, bottlers in California, warehouse in Wisconsin, customer service in Philippines, accounting in India and headquarters in San Francisco. I can remember back in the early 1990s when the

HR means Higher Revenues

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I stole the title for this post from this Fortune Small Business article which recaps a survey of over 300 small businesses. The survey concluded that HR can be the deciding factor between an “explosive” business and a “sluggish” one (and they have some really cool cartoons that highlight the points, like the one to […]. Strategic HR Talent Management Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management

Knowledge-at-work: KM in wikipedia

Knowledge-at-work

how would you write the definitive entry for knowledge management in wikipedia? we have seen many attempts to define, circumscribe, explain and codify km within wikipedia. the current version still leaves much room for improvement

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

What’s an Employee Worth? Not Compensation! But Value?

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HR professionals often discuss the cost of turnover. Some say that the cost is equal to 150% of the employee''s salary. The American Management Association uses the figure of 30% of salary. When I''m doing ROI calculations, I usually use a very conservative 25% so as not to oversell my case. But can you really come up with an average value of what an employee brings to a company based on their

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Teams Need A Swift Kick In The.

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Someone started a discussion on "Joel On Software" about teamwork in distributed work environments based on my post a few days ago about the psychology experiment on group conflict.One person wrote this:I believe the success of such an undertaking is a function of management''s skill and their own ability to define the parameters of the teamwork. I also believe that most managements are not

Knowledge-at-work: Questionnaires & knowledge mapping

Knowledge-at-work

recent comments on the act-km list are an interesting reflection on the value and utility of questionnaires in knowledge mapping. my view remains unchanged - questionnaires need to be used with extreme caution and are most times not the

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Is It All About The Towels?

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Our second guest post from the Blog Swap comes from Tod Hilton. Tod shares with us an insider''s view on a company and employee retention issue that I blogged about earlier. I don''t want to give it away though so I''ll just say - Welcome, Tod and thanks for the great post. A quick little intro for those of you tuning in to the Big Bad Recruiting Blog Swap. My name is Tod Hilton and I will be

It's Who They Know Not What They Know When It Comes To Employee Turnover

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Have you noticed how the most effective employees are the ones who have the best relationships with other employees across the company? These employees with high "social capital" can speed a vendor contract through the legal department or get IT to fix a nasty bug in the HRIS without delay. I have been thinking about this after reading new research on how the loss of social capital through

Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

Human Capital: Long-Term Assets, Short-Term Plans

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I am participating in the Blog Swap, an experiment concocted by those creative folks over at Recruiting.com and Job Syntax. As part of the blogswap, I will be providing guest posts once per week on other blogswap participants'' blogs. Likewise, I will publish one guest post per week here on this blog. The first guest post for the Nobscot Weblog has been written by Colin W. Kingsbury, Chief

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Planet of the Apes Recruiting

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There''s a funny post on HR Whatnot''s blog (Whatnot at Work) about using bonobos, primates that are even closer to humans than chimpanzees, to fill workforce shortages. It includes a link to a video of a bonobo playing pacman on the computer. The post is located here.Be sure to bookmark their blog. They have lots of interesting and amusing workplace related posts updated daily

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Physical Features and Racial Stereotyping

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More disturbing news in the area of racial stereotyping. Researchers have recently concluded that when victims of capital crimes are white, black men are more likely to receive the death penalty if they have physical characteristics that are perceived as being stereotypically black.The study was conducted by researchers at Cornell, Stanford, UCLA and Yale. Photographs of convicted criminals

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Knowledge-at-work: Building blocks of knowledge

Knowledge-at-work

when you put knowledge formation or creation under an ethnographic microscope what do you see? at the heart of knowledge creation lies conversation, shared language, agreement on key distinctions, naming of prime concepts

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Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Reality TV for business: House of Boateng

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Perhaps somewhat off topic, I thought I would point out an interesting show that’s been airing on the Sundance channel. Called “House of Boateng,” it follows the zany misadventures of Ozwald Boateng (seen left), a London-based fashion designer, in his attempts to penetrate the US market. Along the way, he meets wild and wacky investors, […]. Strategic HR Talent Management Employee Performance Management Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management

Guest Post: Job competency models – Do they fit business?

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A Note: this post was written by a guest writer, and does not necessarily represent my opinion. That said, I think it’s important to host a variety of thoughts and perspectives on the blog and thus, I give you the following article written by Jake Adger of SuccessFactors. It is in response to an earlier […

Engagement crisis solved!

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According to this survey, more than 66% of workers describe their jobs as a source of “personal fulfilment.” ” Wow, that’s fairly remarkable. But just when you think you’re getting somewhere on this whole engagement thing, they hit you with: “the survey also confirmed that work remains simply a way of making a living for many […]. Uncategorized Employee Engagement

Jack Welch loves HR

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Really, truly an invigorating little article from a couple of days ago in the UK’s Telegraph. In it, Jack and wife Suzy embark on a spirited defense of the importance of HR. I wish I had something to add to the article beyond a straightforward “see, I told you so” but I don’t. So in place […]. Talent Management Employee Performance Management Workforce Performance Management

5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

Guest Post: Don’t Believe the Counter-Hype: Software as a Service Is Here To Stay

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A Note: this post was written by a guest writer, and does not necessarily represent my opinion. That said, I think it’s important to host a variety of thoughts and perspectives on the blog and thus, I give you the following article written by Lars Dalgaard, the CEO of SuccessFactors. As always, please feel free […]. Uncategorized SaaS Software as a Service