September, 2012

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How transparent business goals keep culture alive

Achievers

John Reh from About.com recently wrote about the intricacies of company culture. Company culture has the potential to make or break a company, especially for growing organizations that rely on scalability. Make sure that you’ve aligned your organization for scalable success by fostering a strong corporate culture. Review your company’s mission, vision and values to make sure your culture is designed to support them.

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The New Best-Practices of a High-Impact Learning Organization

Josh Bersin

We just completed the brand new version of our enduring research, The High-Impact Learning Organization (HILO). This research, which involves several years of effort, uncovered some groundbreaking. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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Never. Stop. Trying.

NoExcusesHR

'Are you going through a frustrating time in your life? Maybe it''s one of those "peak" times at work when everything seems to be hitting all at once. Maybe it''s the never ending struggle to juggle a somewhat reasonable life away from work and it just isn''t fitting together the way you need it to. Maybe it just feels like a bit too much lately. Never.

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Employee Engagement: 3 Lessons from the Acorn

David Zinger

Employee Engagement from Acorn to Oak. Plop. Plop. Plop. We have a few oak trees in our back yard and the acorns were falling. The acorns are so hard that when they fall from the oak tree they make loud pops when they hit our wooden deck. The squirrels have accelerated their acorn gathering into hyper gear with the bountiful carpet of acorns covering our deck and lawn.

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AI & DEI: With Great Opportunities Comes Great HR Responsibility

Speaker: Jen Kirkwood - Partner, Responsible HR & AI at IBM and World Economic Forum Executive Fellow

The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration.

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September 12 Carnival of HR

True Faith HR

'Welcome to the latest edition of the Carnival of HR. There is a veritable cavalcade of HR knowledge provided from a bevy of HR Subject Matter Experts ready for your perusal. Cue the Deer. Some Questions Mervyn Dinnen at T Recs wonders "Is Success Overrated?" Check out the link to find out his perspective. Chris Young at the Rainmaker Group asks " Employee Engagement: Just How Screwed Up Is Your Team ?

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How to find and hire employees who care

Achievers

“The most powerful competitive advantage any organization can have is employees who care.”. Mel Kleiman’s statement is simple yet effective. In his recent article , Kleiman discusses the importance of finding and hiring employees who care. These kinds of employees give discretionary effort, which is the definition of an engaged employee. Engaged employees care about doing their job well, they care about the company’s products and services, they care about themselves and, most importantly, they c

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The New Best-Practices of a High-Impact Learning Organization

Josh Bersin

'We just completed the brand new version of our enduring research, The High-Impact Learning Organization (HILO). This research, which involves several years of effort, uncovered some groundbreaking. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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Moment of Silence

NoExcusesHR

'There it was again. That nervous laughter when someone in a leadership role made an innuendo about race. The last time it was about being gay. What follows is always the same.an awkward moment of silence, and then the nervous laughter of those sitting around the table feeling compelled to join in, but obviously hating the moment. The 1970''s Were Bad.Right?

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Employee Engagement and the 3-Word Theme: Discern, Invite, Engage

David Zinger

David Zinger’s 3 word theme for 2012/2013. History of the 3-word theme. I first heard of the 3 word theme from Chris Brogan. I have been using a 3-word theme for my work for four years and will be entering year five this month. Previous themes were: In 2009 my theme was: authentic, connect, engage. In 2010 my theme was: engage, mobilize, produce.

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Early Tenure Turnover: Stop the Revolving Door of Hires

Speaker: Dr. Craig Ellis, Head of I-O Psychology, HighMatch

Are you facing a revolving door of hires, especially within their first 90 days of employment? In this webinar, Dr. Craig Ellis, a leading industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist, offers insights and strategies to unravel the mystery behind early tenure turnover. Identify the root causes of early attrition to mitigate turnover’s impact in the first 12 months.

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How to Negotiate a Salary

45 Things

If you’ve just been offered a new job, you probably feel very fortunate to be one of those people who will no longer have to spend endless hours surfing job sites or supplying perky Twitter updates to garner some attention from a recruiter. But now you’re about to take on one of the most difficult tasks in this job search journey: Negotiating a salary.

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Satisfying “Infolust” with On-Demand Learning

Bersin with Deloitte

Siri gets me – even if it isn't usually at the literal level. When my iPhone's "knowledge navigator" app doesn't understand what I'm asking her, she tends to chuck some terms into Google and, basically, asks if that'll help. Okay, so it often doesn't. Still, her encoded instinct is right. Deep down, I'm dealing with […].

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Cultivating leaders for a global market

Achievers

“As firms reach across borders, global leadership capacity is surfacing more and more often as a binding constraint. According to one survey of senior executives in McKinsey Quarterly , 76 percent believe their organizations need to develop global-leadership capabilities, but only 7 percent think they are currently doing so effectively.” Implementing an online rewards and recognition program into your business will allow your leaders to give feedback in real time no matter where they are in the

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How To Be Successful Like Richard Branson

TheHRBlog

Richard Branson founded Virgin in 1970 at the age of 20, and he hasn’t looked back. He’s the only entrepreneur to have built eight separate billion-dollar companies in eight different industries — and he did it all without a degree in business. “Had I pursued my education long enough to learn all the conventional dos […].

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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I Wish I'd Said That

NoExcusesHR

'I''m going to be away from the blog for a few days, so I''m following the lead of my friend Jason Lauritsen and am offering a few of my favorite quotes. How about we each find one that means something to us and then do something about it? "Leadership is a combination of strategy and character. If you must be without one, be without strategy." - Gen.

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Employee Engagement Dialogue on Talent with Jason Lauritsen and David Zinger

David Zinger

A Bulletproof View of Employee Engagement. Sample statement from Jason during our dialogue : Well, the reality of it is we believe that engagement is a choice that the employee makes, and that without personal accountability for that… If the employee has no personal accountability in terms of how they view their own experience, and their own engagement, and the choices they make relative to their work, you cannot engage them.

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How To Help Your Team Come Up with Brilliant Ideas

45 Things

If someone looked you in the eye and said, “You have 10 minutes to come up with the most creative, most breakthrough idea this industry has ever seen” you might be tempted to laugh in that person’s face. After all, you’re lucky to remember to feed the dog after the long days you put in at work, let alone the hours you log at home. Come up with a breakthrough, brilliant idea?

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BersinInsights: Reinventing the way HR Executives and Professionals Work

Bersin with Deloitte

This week we introduced one of the most exciting new offerings in the company's history: BersinInsights® – the first integrated information platform designed for the daily needs of HR executives and professionals. How many times have you tried to quickly find information to help you do your job? Type "best-practices in performance management" into Google […].

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Delivering DEI Training That Drives Real Change

Speaker: Jeffrey Hall, Chief Creative Office of WILL Interactive

Great DEI training improves engagement, retention, and teamwork. Poor training does little. What content areas are right for our organization? How can you construct training around empathy-building, relatable stories for a positive disposition to hard topics? We’ll cover the latest research on how to make training that actually delivers attitudinal and behavioral shifts.

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Apple’s victory is “all about values”

Achievers

You may have heard about the recent patent lawsuit and trial between Apple and Samsung. A few weeks ago, the jury found Samsung guilty on multiple counts and ordered the company to pay $1 billion in damages. Although the trial was a dispute about patent infringement, Apple claims the lawsuit and victory was not about patents or money but about values.

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10 Salary Negotiation Mistakes To Avoid

TheHRBlog

Whether you’re new to job-hunting or a seasoned pro, whether you love the art of salary negotiation or dread it, the truth is that knowing salary negotiation tactics — and avoiding salary negotiation landmines — are key to obtaining the job offer you seek and deserve. While much is written about the tactics of salary […].

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Brute Force Leadership

NoExcusesHR

'How do you feel about this statement? " The only way I can ensure things get done the right way is if I attend the meeting." Have you ever used this line? Have you already used this line today? There is much more going on when you say and do this than what you might think. Superiority Complex I ( too often ) get caught up in my own stuff. Whether it''s an idea, strategy, meeting commitment or other area of the work I''m responsible for, I fall into the trap of convincing myself that I have to b

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A Thoughtful Tip on Sustaining Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Our Internet Influenced Brains Conspire Against Full Engagement. Nicholas Carr wrote an intriguing book on What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains. I think he was right. The printed book served to focus our attention, promoting deep and creative thought. In stark contrast, the Internet encourages the rapid, distracted sampling of small bits of information from many sources.

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Are There Gaps in Your HR Policies?

Putting the right HR policies in place can help your organization grow smoothly and help your company culture thrive. Use this essential HR checklist to cover the basics and make sure there aren’t any gaps in your HR functions.

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How to Onboard Generation Y

45 Things

There has been no lack of frustration in the workplace when it comes to onboarding young workers. Managers find themselves irked that some of these new employees seem to think nothing of showing up late for work, texting friends during meetings or “dropping in” on the CEO to chat about upcoming vacation plans. Alexia Vernon has heard many of the stories, and as a member of the Millenial generation herself understands how some young professionals can take such wrong turns in the workplace.

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Performance Management As a Part of Daily Life: Work.com Changes the Game

Bersin with Deloitte

For years, we have been saying that HR managers and employees need to understand that “performance management is management.” While appraisals and goal setting are important parts of the process, ultimately it is the day-to-day interactions between individuals, teams and managers that drive performance. Today, we finally saw a product that can truly help accelerate and […].

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Corporate culture on a budget

Achievers

Although sparking a corporate culture movement is not easy, it most certainly is a worthwhile investment as it can change employee productivity, engagement and loyalty to a company. Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh considers company culture to be the #1 thing CEO’s should focus on for long-term success. At Zappos, 50% of what employees are evaluated on is their fit in the company culture.

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Make the Right Decision! – Exempt vs Non-Exempt vs Independent Contractor

Effortless HR

'Employers are always looking for ways to cut costs. Be aware, however, that it can be easy to make risky decisions on how to classify your employees. Whether it is with existing employees or additions to staff, be sure you are making informed decisions on what category your employees should be in and why. We understand that with these challenging times, business owners try to find as many ways as possible to control costs.

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Managing Your Recruitment Agency Spend in 2024

Feeling overwhelmed by a juggling act of internal recruiting, agency relationships, and direct hire spend? You’re not alone. In today’s competitive talent landscape, building a dream team requires strategic orchestration. Recruiting agencies and search firms provide invaluable services, but managing them effectively alongside your internal team can pose unique challenges.

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Attention HR: You Can Hire Using Social.I Did

NoExcusesHR

'Social recruiting works. Let me say it again HR. social recruiting works. Three weeks ago I wrote a blog post about my need to fill a recruiter vacancy. I went through my " new " normal routine of using twitter, facebook , our HR web site and Linkedin to spread the word. Bang! The job was filled less than two weeks later. No journals, no newspapers, no magazines, no old-school personnel strategies. just social.

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Employee Engagement: Your Friday Factoid #1

David Zinger

Zinger Friday Factoid. Hewitt reported a few years back, ” the analysis found that organizations with high engagement are 78 percent more productive and 40 percent more profitable than those organizations with low levels of engagement. Those with disengaged employees had an average profit loss of $8,000 to $10,000 profit each year for each disengaged employee. .

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5 Tips for Overcoming Public Speaking Nerves

45 Things

The only time I remember being really, really nervous when I was speaking in public was when I was 13-years-old and running for student council. I had to give a speech in front of the whole school, and my hands were shaking so bad I could barely hold onto my notes. After that, I took several speech and drama classes, and I became more comfortable being in front of others.