May, 2013

Dear Unemployed Job Seekers: A Thank You Would Be Nice

The Bamboo Project Blog

. In the past few weeks, I''ve had occasion to email several people who are unemployed. Some had emailed me for advice or connections. Others had participated in live events with me and I''d followed up by emailing them some resources they''d requested.

Creating a Culture in Which Teams and Workgroups Can Engage in Collective Sensemaking

Conversation Matters

For teams or workgroups to be effective and competitive they must, 1) understand their customers’ requirements and the frequent changes to those requirements, 2) take action. and be fully cognizant of the consequences of those actions, both intended and unintended, 3) detect changes both in the internal and external environment, and 4) develop their collective understanding of the complexities these many factors create. (In

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Compensation Audit: Checking Where You’re At

Reviewsnap

Over the course of a few years, things can dramatically change for employees. They could be in new positions, new departments can be created, and other functions of the business might change or even be removed. Does your compensation system reflect those changes?

Three Key Characteristics of a Smart Social Media Policy

Effortless HR

By Steve Miranda. In my 17 years as a senior level HR practitioner, I’ve seen good and bad corporate policies. The only real difference between the two is that good policies are those that employees follow. Social media policies are no exception. But the most effective policies don’t just keep employees in line. They set consistent, clear, and common-sense guidelines that free employees to do their jobs better. Here are three key characteristics that should define your social media policy: 1.

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.

How leaders can leverage six social media dimensions for employee engagement

David Zinger

Social Media Leadership for Engagement. Roland Deiser and Sylvain Newton from McKinsey&Company wrote an insightful piece on the six social media skills every leader needs.

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Building Career Resilience: Networks vs. "Circles of Connection"

The Bamboo Project Blog

. One of the issues that is clear to me when it comes to career resilience is that we need to build our connections to other people.

Explosive Growth in the Corporate Training Market

Bersin with Deloitte

Earlier this year we launched the 2013 Corporate Learning Factbook, and the numbers are striking. US training organizations grew their spending by 12% in 2012 with similar growth rates expected in 2013. This is the highest growth rate in the last 8 years. Why the high growth? Companies realize that despite the high levels of unemployment in […]. Learning Solutions

Too Many Raters in 360 Degree Reviews

Reviewsnap

“More is better!” Well, that’s not always the case when it comes to 360 degree review raters. In preparing to collect feedback from peers, customers, supervisors, or direct reports, you might want to hear from everyone. Unfortunately, too many raters could lead to ratings “averaging out.”

Why the Best Leaders Open Doors

45 Things

It''s amazing how life''s most important lessons sometimes seem to come from the most unexpected places. Read on for how Bill Treasurer learned a key leadership lesson from someone who isn''t even close to voting or getting his driver''s license his latest column I did for Gannett/USA Today.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Waggle: 39 Ways to Improve Organizations, Work, and Employee Engagement

David Zinger

My new free eBook Waggle is available today. You will enjoy this short book with so many images and insights. It looks great on an Ipad, tablet, or smartphone. This book based on spending 3 summers with honeybees, office objects, and computers offers you 39 ways to improve work based on 13 Waggles.

Grandchild Leave, Evolutionary Compensation Planning, and Contribution Recognition: 3 Creative Ways Your Sourcing Organization Can Motivate Top Talent

Peoplefluent

Tuesday, May 14, 2013 :00am. Grandchild Leave, Evolutionary Compensation Planning, and Contribution Recognition: 3 Creative Ways Your Sourcing Organization Can Motivate Top Talent By Ellen Julian.

Career Resilience Tool: The Career Journal

The Bamboo Project Blog

. Awhile back, I wrote about the value of having a career journal and discussed some of the ways that I used my own journal. I''m a huge proponent of reflective practice and a journal is a critical tool for that work.

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HCM Partners Bring Human Capital Management to NetSuite ERP

Bersin with Deloitte

While many of today’s talent management suite providers are extending their talent management capabilities to become full HR providers and HR providers hasten to add talent management support, NetSuite, a cloud-based ERP solution that includes e-commerce, professional services, and financials, has partnered to provide its customers with increased HCM functionality. With a focus on the […]. HR Service Delivery Providers Talent Strategy

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

Making Performance Management Part of the Daily Routine

Reviewsnap

We’ve all done it — once a year, we set goals we don’t revisit until the next year rolls around. It’s why performance management doesn’t seem to work. It also makes it really easy for people to skate along, doing well but perhaps not going above and beyond.

How to Stop Procrastinating

45 Things

Don''t hate me because I''m not a procrastinator. I was that obnoxious person in high school who started her term paper the day it was assigned. I tackle projects as soon as they cross my radar, and I go after my to-do list like a woman possessed.

Employee Engagement Cartoonist John Junson is One in a Million

David Zinger

David Zinger, Employee Engagement Speaker, on Cartoonist & Designer John Junson. This is cheating but I feel so right in doing it that I will go ahead and cheat. John Junson, the Employee Engagement Network weekly resident cartoonist, has just published cartoon number 360 on the network.

The annual review is dead; long live continuous feedback

Achievers

In a recent article for Forbes , “ Time to Scrap Performance Appraisals? ,” Josh Bersin sounds the death knell of the annual review.

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

Preparing for the Worst: What's Your Layoff Plan?

The Bamboo Project Blog

What''s Your Layoff Plan? from Michele Martin on Vimeo. A big part of career resilience is being prepared for what work throws at you. The more prepared you are when something bad happens, the better you''ll feel. One work event more and more of us are having to deal with is a lay-off.

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Are Applicant Tracking Systems Now a Commodity?

Bersin with Deloitte

The HR software industry is one of the most dynamic and innovative markets in technology. The market for talent management systems (software to manage recruiting, performance and succession management, learning management, compensation, and related areas) is over $4 billion, and we expect it to grow by over 20% next year. The market for core HRMS […]. Talent Acquisition Providers

Why Learning on the Go Is So Important

Reviewsnap

As companies try to diversify their learning programs and make training available across a variety of mediums, they’ve been forced to consider how mobile fits into the learning picture.

Is Technology Making Your Rude?

45 Things

Nearly everyone has a story about someone at work who has been rude. Perhaps it was the boss who sent a snippy e-mail or the co-worker who made snarky comments, but workplace civility often seems to have gone the way of the typewriter.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

Now View This: 500 Videos on Employee Engagement

David Zinger

500 Videos on Employee Engagement. We now have 500 videos relating to employee engagement posted at the Employee Engagement Network. This is a fantastic eclectic mix of videos on engagement, work, management, and leadership. These videos can inform, disrupt, inspire, engage, enthrall, and excite.

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Everyone Is A Coach

NoExcusesHR

I''m a big sports fan. Hockey is my favorite. It''s fast, and violent, and graceful, and full of finesse, and power, and endless hours of work away from the ice to get better. As in most sports, players, friends, families and fans are very engaged in every aspect of the game.

Skill vs. Will

The Bamboo Project Blog

. For the past several months, I''ve been meeting weekly with unemployed job seekers to help them find new jobs. I give them feedback on their resumes, do practice interviews with them and show them the best ways to find out about job leads, etc.

To Understand Leadership, Study Followership

Bersin with Deloitte

I was at a conference with 50 or so chief learning officers last week and we had a number of discussions about leadership. Despite the fact that there are thousands of models, consultants, books, and assessments for leadership, this group hardly agreed on anything. We did agree that leadership development is a critically important challenge, […]. Leadership Development Leadership Strategy

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Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.