February, 2013

The Elephant in the Room: The Main Reason You're Still Unemployed

The Bamboo Project Blog

As a lot of my work recently has been with people who are unemployed, I have a ton of articles coming through my feeds on job search, unemployment, etc.

Marissa is right: Yahoo just needs the Oscillation Principle

Conversation Matters

Marissa is right! In order for Yahoo to have a culture of collaboration employees need to be face-to-face with each other to talk about the critical issues they collectively find themselves facing.

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Connect Learning Back to the Job


With the Internet, it’s never been more obvious that the skills you learn in school could drastically change over the years of your professional career. The Internet (as we know it) didn’t exist prior to 1991, yet graduating college students are incredibly savvy about SEO and mobile connectivity.

Choosing a Pediatrician Should Be Like Choosing an Employee, Shouldn't It?

True Faith HR

So, my wife and I are expecting twins in the next couple of months. Anxious times. Of the hundreds of decisions that we are making, one is the choice of the pediatrician taking care of our children. Choosing one shouldn''t be any different than choosing an employee, right?

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Diversity Is More Than A Talking Point


HR spends a lot of time ( or at least should spend a lot of time ) discussing diversity. This happens in part because we''re supposed to, in part because it makes good business sense.but mostly HR should be talking about diversity because it is the right thing to do.

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An Antidote to Disposable Worker Syndrome: The "No Fire" Policy

The Bamboo Project Blog

. Charlie Kim, CEO of NextJump. A few weeks ago I wrote a post on the "disposable worker" and the damage I think we're doing to ourselves and our economy with this approach.

How Knowledge Workers Learn Judgment

Conversation Matters

In today’s world employees often must deal with tasks and problems that require much more that simply following a predetermined step by step procedure – the problems require the exercise of judgment. Judgment is needed when we are faced with thorny questions about which there are no right or wrong answers. When asked one of those thorny questions we often say, “Well, it’s a matter of judgment.”

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Different Strokes for Different Folks - Customizing Performance Reviews for You


For performance reviews to be a valuable part of performance management, they have to mean something to the employee, manager and organization. Relevant measures help people understand expectations and plan accordingly. But what happens when the expectations set are too vague? People get frustrated.

Learning and Talent Systems Market Growing Even Faster than Expected

Bersin with Deloitte

The $4.2+ billion market for corporate learning and talent management systems continues to grow rapidly. Even more rapidly than we expected. Late last year we published our Talent Management Systems 2013 research, which forecasts an overall 22% growth rate in talent management systems with even higher growth rates in talent acquisition and performance management software. […]. The post Learning and Talent Systems Market Growing Even Faster than Expected appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte.

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.

Team Building Fail


One of the hidden failings of leaders comes disguised as a perfectly legitimate request of the human resources team: " I''d like for HR to do some team building for my employees."

How a Lack of Manners Hurts Your Career

45 Things

The idea for this latest story I did for Gannett/USA Today came from the many complaints I've received over the years about workplace incivility. I've heard gripes about the guy who eats Cheetos all day and leaves a trail of orange fingerprints everywhere.

The Other Elephant in the Room: Most Jobs Suck

The Bamboo Project Blog

. Last week I wrote about an elephant in the room of careers and employment that we aren't really acknowledging or discussing--the fact that there are 3.3 job seekers for every available job opening. .

Its the 2012 Season of the #8ManRotation

True Faith HR

That''s right, ladies and gentlemen. The 8 Man Rotation e-book is back for another year.and its our biggest edition ever!!! You admired the inaugural season covering the year in sports and HR for 2010. You loved the 2nd season covering 2011. Now, be in awe of the 3rd edition of the best sports and HR writing from the minds of Steve Boese , Kris Dunn , Lance Haun , Tim Sackett , and myself. Over 60 posts!!! Over 150 pages!!! With gracious forewords from China Gorman and Dwane Lay.


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.

You Have To Compensate Employees


You’re probably familiar with the dreaded announcement: No raises this year — again. Announcing that a pay freeze is continuing is messy business. Employees hate to hear it, and managers hate to be the bearer of bad news.

Is there value in defining mobile learning and classifying mobile devices?

Bersin with Deloitte

While writing our Mobile Learning Cookbook, I tweeted that… This simple statement served as a catalyst for debate of sorts that extended to Facebook and then back to Twitter. Andy Black jabbed at me a bit saying mobile learning has been around for a long time and that wearable integrated tech is the next wave. […]. The post Is there value in defining mobile learning and classifying mobile devices? appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte. Learning Providers

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Determined to Fail.and Win


I''ve been trying a bunch of social media strategies. If you were to ask my team how things are going, they would more than likely respond by saying ".with with which approach? it feels like we have a new one every week!"

“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.”


Sometimes a new thought or a new idea is all you need to make a lasting change. You can wake up one day and decide to make your entire life change. If you are new to exercise or you dropped it for a while and you want to get back to doing it, the best […]. Stress Management Work Life Balance Be Happy Chris Freytag Healthy work life Healthy work life balance NBC Work-Life Balance

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.

Want to be a better manager? Stop watching the clock.


Managing is a tough gig. 19 million Americans plan to leave their jobs in 2013 , at an estimated turnover cost of $3 billion, and many of them will cite their managers as the cause. Meanwhile, the pressure is on for managers to transform into coaches who inspire, retain, and promote top talent.

God Made A #HR Professional

True Faith HR

There were lots of mediocre ads during the Super Bowl. However, the ad of the night, for me, was the Dodge Ram Farmer ad, featuring some brilliant still photography, and the iconic voice of Paul Harvey. Check it out below: I anticipate that SHRM is rapidly working on a "So God Made A HR Professional" ad, perhaps in time for the Annual Conference in June. So, if you were SHRM. What should the ad say? Who should do the voice over? SHRM #shrm13 Dodge Ram snark

Setting Goals That Mean Something


Unless you’re in sales, goals can seem vague and unrealistic. Instead of a clear goal, like increase sales by 5 percent, vague goals take on the similarity of New Year’s resolutions — be a better team member, communicate more frequently, and focus on personal development.

13 Critical HCM Topics for 2013


Thursday, February 7, 2013 :00am. 13 Critical HCM Topics for 2013 By Lois Melbourne. 2013 is already off to a busy start.

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.

There's A Storm A Comin'


Change happens all the time. In fact, I''m pretty tired of using the term change because it is either perceived as a threat, or is completely missed by those who are simply unable to let go of their prehistoric, I mean traditional leadership styles. But change is a comin'' my friends.

10 Things Most Successful People Say Every Day


There are many roads to success, however there are some commonalities between what the most successful people say every day. Jeff points out what most successful people say every day. If you want to make a huge difference in someone’s life? Here are things you should say every day to your employees, colleagues, family members, […].

Employee Engagement: 13 Employee Engagement Heartbreaks

David Zinger

Cleaning out 13 clogged arteries in employee engagement. Umair Hague wrote an intriguing post on the Harvard Business Review blog entitled: How to Have a Year That Matters. He offered a number of provocative questions, including: Why are you here? What do you want? Who’s on your side? What’s it worth? The question that caused me to pause was, what breaks your heart? Hague stated: Follow your passion, we’re often told. But how do you find your passion?

Transitioning into a Career in HR #nextchat

True Faith HR

At 3:00 P.M./2:00 2:00 P.M. Central, I''ll be the featured Twitterati on #nextchat focusing on the transition into a career in HR. The questions will be: Q1. If you are currently practicing HR, would you encourage others to join the HR profession? Is a specific HR degree or certification necessary to get into HR? Does it depend on the specialty? What professions (Legal, Sales, PR, Marketing?) can most easily transition into HR and why?

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.