January, 2012

Are You Sharing Positive Impact?

The Bamboo Project Blog

In the past few days, I've had some amazing conversations with people about how things I've written here have affected them.

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5 Ways to Establish Friendly Relationships at Work

45 Things

One of the most difficult things about starting a new job is trying to become friendly with your colleagues without making yourself seem like a total dweeb. Be too friendly and you come off as a bit of a stalker or maybe a motormouth. Be more reserved and you might be perceived as snooty or weird.

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Talent Management Software Vendors get a C+ in Customer Satisfaction

Josh Bersin

We just completed a year-long research study on the customer experience with talent management software. Despite the sky-high market valuations for these companies and the growth rate of the market, Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

12 Daily Employee Engagement Prescriptions for 2012

David Zinger

Here are 12 prescriptions for Employee Engagement in 2012. Strive for everyday simple, small, and significant actions. Lighten up your perspective, workload, and intensity. Stop consuming information unless that information contributes to meaningful and important action.

COVID-19 Return to Workplace Guide: Reopening Facilities Following a 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.

How Can I Manage Them if I Can’t See Them?

Future of Work

Jim Ware. I am frankly getting tired of hearing it: “How can I manage them if I can’t see them?”. That’s clearly the most common expression of resistance from managers who oppose letting their employees work from home (or from anywhere other than the corporate office). In fact, I am convinced the fundamental reason that many organizations have not embraced flexible work programs is that middle managers fundamentally mistrust their employees.

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A Conversation Manifesto

The Bamboo Project Blog

I believe in the power of conversation. I believe that when two or more people gather together to talk about what really matters to them, the most amazing things can happen. .

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Casual Friday Has Gone Too Far

45 Things

Last Friday I took a couple of hours off to run some personal errands. I wish I had stayed home, because my retinas are forever emblazoned with the visions I saw in "casual Friday" workplaces as I went to take care of my business.

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The End of a Job as we Know It

Josh Bersin

The concept of a job, as we know it, is starting to go away. Over the last year I’ve been speaking with many corporate business and human resource leaders and hearing a common theme: we need. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends Corporate Culture Human Resources Learning Culture Talent Management accenture agility expertise ibm impact 2012 Intel job metlife pfizer scotiabank seth godin

How to Leverage 5 Pathways for Strengths Based Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Leverage Strengths – An outline of why employee engagement needs to be strong stuff. Part 6 of an 11 part series on how managers can improve employee engagement). Let’s get strong in 2012. Engagement is strong stuff.

Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

You’ve Got to Know the Territory

Future of Work

These comments are directed at what I call “operational managers.” You know who you are: the people who make large organizations “tick” and move forward.

Lumesse #Engage2012

Strategic HCM

I''m at Lumesse''s international customer conference in London today.

Courage, Vulnerability and Being Wholehearted at Work

The Bamboo Project Blog

One of the things I love about the social web is the serendipty of finding just the thing you need when you need it. Sometimes it's like magic and it's what keeps me coming back for more. .

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4 Easy Ways to Make Your Career Better in 2012

45 Things

I know a lot of people say you shouldn't make resolutions because you're just setting yourself up for disappointment. But I feel just the opposite -- when I make a resolution, I feel hopeful. I think that's because I do a gut check as I make a resolution.

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!

Dream Job for World-Class Instructional Designer Available

Josh Bersin

Are you a great instructional designer looking for an exciting new opportunity? Would you like to help design cutting-edge, market leading instructional content for a global audience? Are you. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Enterprise Learning

Employee Engagement: 5000 Attendees set for Ken Blanchard Quit and Stayed Livecast (January 25)

David Zinger

Employee disengagement: Leaving when you haven’t left. Employee Disengagement : I have created a short slide presentation and story based on an employee who left before his actual leaving and was deceiving himself about the ability to engage in retirement when he had not engaged at work.

February 2012 Newsletter

Future of Work

February 2012. What you doing on February 10th? Would you like to spend an hour with me and 14 other smart people thinking out loud about the future of work? I will be hosting "Talking About Tomorrow," an “open mike” conference call at 11 AM Pacific Standard Time on Friday, February 10.

How I met #HR Hero @timsackett

True Faith HR

A young Tim Sackett in action This is the story of how I met Tim Sackett. January 1977. East Lansing, Michigan. It was another cold January morning of rec basketball. The usual punks from Dewitt were bringing their tough brand of defense to the parquet floor of Pinecrest Elementary School.

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How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

Announcing a Virtual Knowledge Cafe on Social Artistry

The Bamboo Project Blog

Yesterday I posted on how to make your career dreams come true. One of my dreams is to work with people from around the world to explore the concept of social artistry and how we can use the skills of the social artist at work and for learning. So I'm going to make it happen. .

How Do Others Perceive You?

45 Things

My friends in college used to tease me because they said when someone walked into a room, I looked them up and down, from head to toe. I wasn't aware I was doing this -- until I realized that I could later remember everything the person was wearing.

The Business Case for Talent Management: Steve Ballmer Agrees

Josh Bersin

Talent management makes money. If you are trying to build a business case for a corporate talent management program, here is some astounding data: Of the 700+ organizations we studied in 2010 and. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends Talent Management microsoft

What is now business critical on the HR Director’s agenda?

Strategic HCM

We’ll be following up on the issues raised in the HR Directors Business Summit unconference, and discussed in the final unpanel, at the organisers’ new community forum, HR InSights. However, I thought my summary as chair at the beginning of day two covered both days of the unconference quite well.

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.

My Bookshelf: The Agile Workforce and Workplace

Future of Work

The Agile Workforce and Workplace: Flex Primer for the New Future of Work. By Karol Rose and Lori Sokol, Ph.D. Working Mother Media, New York, NY (2011). Reviewed by Jim Ware. There have been thousands of books, articles, speeches, and blog posts in recent years on how to implement flexible work. Some of those sources have even been useful. But The Agile Workforce and Workplace, by Karol Rose and Lori Sokol, is by far the most comprehensive, and the most practical, guide I have found to date.

You say goodbye and I say hello: The secret to retaining your workforce

Achievers

Fact: job dissatisfaction is directly related to life dissatisfaction. “We”, We”, by Rudy Karsan and Kevin Kruse, observes that employees who are stressed, micromanaged, and disengaged at work suffer negative repercussions in their external relationships, health, and general life happiness.

Some Thoughts on "Managing People"

The Bamboo Project Blog

I've been thinking lately about our focus on "managing" people. I spend a lot of time with front-line supervisors in various capacities and they are obssessed with how to control people's behavior. The discussions are of two basic types--How do you get staff to do the things you want them to do?

What References are Really Saying About You

45 Things

I remember the first recommendation an editor wrote for me. It was glowing. It was wonderful. It told editors they would be idiots not to hire me. I still have copies of that recommendation.

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.