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.

8 Powerful Approaches to Create Meaningful Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Make meaning – why work? Part 8 of an 11 part series on how managers can improve employee engagement). Finding direction through meaning. Meaning. For work to sustain and enrich people it must be meaningful.

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.

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

Employee Engagement: 5 Prescriptions for Well Being

David Zinger

Working Well. Part 10 of an 11 part series on how managers can improve employee engagement). Enhance Well-being. We need to create wellbeing inside of work.

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!

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.