July, 2012

Social Tools Collide with Talent Management Software

Josh Bersin

Social networking tools have transformed our lives. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest (read my commentary about Pinterest here), Reddit, and many others have significantly changed the way we. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

The Hallways of Learning

Conversation Matters

A number of years ago I wrote an article, “The Hallways of Learning” published in Organizational Dynamics , in which I suggested that we might look at the creative, open ended conversations we have in the hallways of our organizations as a metaphor for the kind of conversations we need in the many organizational meetings we hold each day.

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The Business Impact of Compensation Management


Imagine continuing to manage your personal investment portfolio with equal contributions spread across each account, regardless of its past performance or future potential.

Positive Professional Development Tool: Career Stepping Stones

The Bamboo Project Blog

In our ongoing career and professional development, there are times when it's helpful to look at our past. It may be that we're bored and contemplating a change. We may have been laid off and had change thrust upon us.

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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.

Is meditation the key to a happier work life?

45 Things

I had never tried meditation until a few years ago, when personal and professional stresses were giving me insomnia and constant headaches. I decided to give meditation a try, and visited some sites online to learn how to do it. At first, I was impatient to get results. "OK,

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Social Tools Collide with Talent Management Software

Josh Bersin

Social networking tools have transformed our lives. Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest (read my commentary about Pinterest here), Reddit, and many others have significantly changed the way we. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

20 Ways to Kill Your Job Application!


We spend a great deal of time talking to recruiters, employers and human resource staff every week. I recently sent an email asking some of them what they would list as their top 3 peeves when it came to receiving resumes and short-listing candidates. You should have seen my inbox fill up with responses! Many […].

Journal Your Way to the Top — Three Ways to Use Performance Journaling


Remember that little diary you kept as a pre-teen? The one filled with your childish thoughts and experiences, all safely tucked away behind an imposing-looking plastic lock.

Using the Present to Enact Your Future

The Bamboo Project Blog

Jessica Hagy of Indexed fame has an excellent illustrated post on Forbes-- 20 Ways to Find Your Calling. Number one on the list is Ignore the future, deal with the present : . The question, “What should I be when I grow up?” is wrong. Ask instead, “What is next today?”

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.

July/August 2012 Newsletter

Future of Work

July/August 2012. Several years ago Newsweek ran a story about how overworked everyone had become (that is clearly the recurring topic of our time). It opened with a line that went something like “If you have time to read this article, you don’t need to.”).

Why you should Come to the HR Technology Conference in October

Bersin with Deloitte

Let's face it, HR technology has been changing faster this year than ever before. Cloud computing, social networking, mobile and tablets, and BigData have totally transformed the way we use technology in business. And when things change this fast, one of the best ways to keep up is to come to the world's biggest technology […]. The post Why you should Come to the HR Technology Conference in October appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte.

How DreamWorks Teaches All Employees to Flex Their Creativity Muscle

45 Things

I know an accountant who does not consider himself artistic or creative. He knows he's organized and good with numbers, and can meet tax deadlines with ease. When he introduces himself to others and mentions he's an accountant, I doubt others say, "Wow, wish I could do such a creative job."

5 Ways To Impress Your Managers’ Boss


You may love it or hate it, it’s for real that senior management incumbents are hard pressed for time and tend to make a quick first impression. I have noticed many a times that these one-of interactions are remembered for years and may make or mar the destiny of an employee. Remember – “You never […].


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!

Fire Up Summertime Performance — Reinforce Development-driven Learning During the Lazy Days of Summer


Fire Up Summertime Performance! The temperatures are soaring, the birds are singing, and your employees’ thoughts are drifting toward summer vacations and leisure time in the great outdoors. You’ve got a business to run and customers to wow, so how do you keep everyone happy this time of year?

Intuition as Your Career Way-Finder

The Bamboo Project Blog

I've found that figuring out what you want to do in life is both a science and an art. . The "science" part is the practical stuff, the step-by-step, "research this, try out that, reflect on what you discover" approach.

Why "Magic Mike" is the Workplace Movie of the Year

True Faith HR

HR SEO Gold Yes, a movie about male strippers is the workplace movie of the year. Its a perfect parable for these times.

Microsoft Goes SaaSy and Social With Next Office Release

Bersin with Deloitte

How many of us spend most of our days in Microsoft Office? I know I do. In May, in a visit to Microsoft’s campus with executives from PageUp People, we were able to see prototypes of the new Microsoft Office product. And – dare I say it – it looked pretty cool. Today in […]. The post Microsoft Goes SaaSy and Social With Next Office Release appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte. Talent & PM Providers

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.

The 5 Ingredients Necessary for a Motivational Speech

45 Things

Imagine you’re sitting in a meeting with your boss and some other company bigwigs, and they’ve decided on a new strategy or process that is going to mean some people may lose their jobs , while others will be working harder trying to get things up to speed. Holy crap,” you think.

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Got A New Boss Again: What To Do?


It is a well-known fact that established teams experience “transition pains” under the leadership of newly appointed managers. The stress levels go up, and both the parties use moves and countermoves to outwit each other. New managers, insecure in their roles, often seek absolute compliance to orders from their subordinates, particularly in their early days. […].

Nothing Better Than Failure


How do you use your failures? I''d love to hear from you. No Excuses. failure human resources leadership risk success

The Employee Engagement Dialogues: Leadership Insights from Mike Morrison with David Zinger

David Zinger

Employee Engagement Dialogue with Mike Morrison and David Zinger. Watch the video and follow along with the transcript. Or read the transcript and the timings are posted after each interaction. To visit Mike Morrison’s site go to: www.learnplando.com.

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.

Dynamic Compensation Management Drives Rewards for Employers and Employees Alike


Friday, July 6, 2012 :00am. Dynamic Compensation Management Drives Rewards for Employers and Employees Alike By Greg Belkin. Compensation Management is one of the most complex and emotional processes organizations must manage.

The Social Recruiting Tool HotList

Bersin with Deloitte

Over the last year we have been flooded with calls, emails, and carrier pigeons telling us about hot new startups in the social recruiting space. And this is no surprise: the combination of cloud technology and smart ideas, fueled by venture funding, has created some amazing new companies. In this blog (which I will update […]. The post The Social Recruiting Tool HotList appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte. Sourcing & Recruiting Talent Acquisition Providers Talent Acquisition Strateg

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New Test Identifies Arrogant Bosses

45 Things

Do you have a boss who discredits the ideas of others while claiming to have superior ideas? Does your boss blame other people and refuse to take personal responsibility for anything? Does your boss reject feedback?

5 Habits Of Highly Productive People


From the top rungs of the management to the first line worker, everyone across sectors is looking for ways to be more productive at work. There are no magic pills to boost productivity and caffeine only helps so much. The other option of working extra hours to increase your productivity screws up your work life […].

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.