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.

What Should A Recent Grad Do If He/She Hates the Job Immediately?

True Faith HR

Sadly, a 2013 college graduate writes: So I am coming to you for some advice. I started a job on the Monday after graduation. And I can honestly say it is the most boring thing I have done in my life. I almost dread going to work in the morning and it is only day 4 tomorrow.

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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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.

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.

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?

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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.

The NFL Draft and Risk v. Reward when Finding an Employee

True Faith HR

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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

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.

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

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.”

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.

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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The Employment Dilemma of Summer Teaching

True Faith HR

For most academic institutions, it is the summer break. Many students are away from campus pursuing that internship or summer employment that will boost their resume, or simply taking some time for a little rest and relaxation.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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We'll Never Get Selection Right.Reason #247

True Faith HR

If you wonder why I continually write about sports and HR, take the trials and tribulations of former Detroit Lions 2nd round pick, Titus Young.

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

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

Minimum Wage Increases, Lost Jobs, and CEO Pay

True Faith HR

On May 15, Milwaukee fast food workers struck demanding, among other things, an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour. However, many in the retail industry argue that increasing the minimum wage will not only limit job creation, but cost jobs as well.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.