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.

10 Tricky HR Interview Questions & Their Answers


Human Resource managers may ask tricky HR interview questions to save time and try to figure out what kind of employee you really are. Joyce Lain Kennedy, a nationally syndicated careers columnist says outlines the 10 Trickiest Interview Questions & Their Answers Kennedy says that even if job hunters have rehearsed anticipated topics, an unexpected HR interview […].

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

Why Lateral Moves Can be a Smart Career Strategy

45 Things

Does you career resemble one of those crazy paths in the children's game "Chutes and Ladders?" If so, you're not alone. No longer does a career have a straight upward trajectory, and that can be OK. Read this latest story I did for Gannett /USA Today to understand why.

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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.

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!

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.

An Ounce of Positivity | Be Happy & Live Happy


You can make it happen. Strike out “I don’t know what to do” from your vocabulary. You’ll figure it out. Everything you have ever done has brought you to this point. The force of life is on your side. Start fresh. Break the bad habit of a recurring cycle that inhibits you to move forward […]. Be Happy Lifestyle Tips Self-Improvement Gia Sison Hapiness Happy Happy How to be Happy Jappreet Sethi

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. .

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."

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

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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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.

“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

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global 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.

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?

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!"

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.

#LT13UK - learning in the workflow (and not) ~ HR to HR 2.0. - HCM

Strategic HCM

Screen Shot 2013-02-01 at 14.54.50.png So - big change! That doesn't mean it all changes. Learning itself is still pretty much the same. It's still about experience rather than simply about information. It's also still conversational

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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.

Six Ways Social Recruiting and Collaboration Tools Enhance Recruiting Processes


Thursday, February 28, 2013 :00am. Six Ways Social Recruiting and Collaboration Tools Enhance Recruiting Processes By Ellen Julian. What are the most critical topics in human capital management that should be on your radar in 2013? Topic #6: Social Recruiting.

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, […].

Are You Seen as Too Young for a Challenge?

45 Things

One of the biggest mistakes I made in the early part of my career was when my boss mentioned the year he graduated from high school. That’s the year I was born!” I responded. The expression on his face should have been a clue to me that I had just made the man feel older than dirt.

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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.

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.