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.

ATS 110

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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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.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

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

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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. .

ATS 101

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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If You've Got (G)Love

True Faith HR

A new feature on True Faith HR for 2011: Your Pop Culture HR Friday moment. Each Friday, I will find something of interest from recent books, TV, music, or movies and discuss the HR implications.

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.

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Until the End of the Time

True Faith HR

In college, a friend and I, used to strive to include 4 words in every paper we wrote. Those words?

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.

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

What is Co-Employment?

Insperity

If you’re like most employers, you spend an inordinate amount of time on payroll, recruiting and other human resource (HR) tasks at the expense of what truly matters—growing your business. If HR duties are keeping you from being more competitive, a co-employment relationship with a professional employer organization (PEO) might be the best solution. What is Co-Employment?

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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

Conversational Patterns That Support Telling Truth to Power

Conversation Matters

The Defense Intelligence Agency’s (DIA) Knowledge Lab faced the challenge of how to move accurate intelligence up the chain of command. Too frequently the intelligence analysis, painstakingly generated by front line analysts, was delayed and often severely modified by a chain of superiors before it reached policy makers who could act upon it.

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.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.