June, 2013

The Standard You Walk Past is the Standard You Accept

The Bamboo Project Blog

"The standard you walk past is the standard you accept." --Lt. David Morrison, Australian Army Chief. As I continue to hear stories about how dysfunctional many workplaces are, how workers are poorly treated by both managers and colleagues, the video above really struck a chord for me. In it, Lt.

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Needed: A #SHRM Full Speaker Database #SHRMadvice

True Faith HR

THE ISSUE Finding quality speakers to present relevant, up-to-date information to a HR audience WHY IS IT IMPORTANT? One of the leading drivers for individuals to attend their local SHRM chapter meeting or conference is the quality of the speaker(s) and his/his/their topic.

Developing Internal Case Studies: 5 Tips to Market LMS Value

Reviewsnap

Companies have been putting more money into their learning and development budgets. In fact, Bersin by Deloitte ’s 2013 Corporate Learning Factbook shows that U.S. organizations grew their spending by 12 percent in 2012.

Playing the Race Card

NoExcusesHR

I have a couple of hot buttons in my life.

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.

5 Zingers on Positive Leadership by Kim Cameron

David Zinger

A five point review of Kim Cameron’s, Positive Leadership: Strategies for Extraordinary Performance. Kim Cameron, the father of 7 children and co-founder of the Center for Positive Organizational Scholarship, wrote the second edition of a concise book on positive leadership.

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Clarify: Beware Those "Top 10 Jobs" Lists

The Bamboo Project Blog

The other day, a friend shared with me one of those infographics that talks about "demand jobs"--in this case, it''s jobs that require little work experience. This is what it looks like.

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Eight Things NOT To Do at #SHRM13

True Faith HR

Advice has already starting flowing in about what to do while in Chicago for the big event. In case you missed it: China Gorman provides some excellent advice about maximizing your SHRM Conference experience. Jessica Miller-Merrill provides you with the top 10 things to do while you are in Chicago and not going to the conference. Trish McFarlane has brought back her 1 0 Conference Commandments. This will not one of those posts.

Performance Review Automation: Even Innovative Higher Ed Institutions Need the Basics

Reviewsnap

Today’s universities lead innovative research programs — developing robots, curing diseases, and finding alternate fuel sources. In contrast to these cutting-edge endeavors is the fact that the university probably runs on antiquated internal management systems.

3 Steps To A Better (HR) Life

NoExcusesHR

I don''t know about you, but I sure would like my professional life to continue to be something I get excited about. I like coming to work. I like thinking about new ways to do my job.

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.

How to Create Sustainable Employee Engagement: A Lesson from Costco

David Zinger

Don’t run out of engagement. This lesson in employee engagement is not based on the principles and practices of how Costco treats their employees, rather it is based on a lesson from being a Costco shopper.

High-Impact Talent Acquisition: European Edition

Bersin with Deloitte

I just finished two weeks in Europe and attended the iRecruit Conference in Amsterdam. In addition to talking with many talent acquisition leaders and vendors, we previewed the findings of our upcoming High-Impact Talent Acquisition research which is highlighted below. Social tools and "talent networks" are a hot topic. With the rise of LinkedIn […]. Talent & PM Providers Talent Acquisition Providers Talent Acquisition Strategy

Future of Work Agenda, June 2013

Future of Work

June 2013. We work with senior executives who want to take charge of the future. by creating compelling work experiences. I''m back.

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Why #HRevolution is Contagious

True Faith HR

The HREvolution unconference will be taking place on October 6th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas (you can buy tickets here. In the previous five years, the conference has been incredibly successful, growing from a small uenknown conference of 50 attendees in Louisville, KY in 2009 to its 6th iteration with 200+ attendees in October. To explore why it has been so successful, I drew inspiration from Jonah Berger''s book, " Contagious: Why Things Catch On."

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.

Focusing Performance Efforts on Midlevel Managers

Reviewsnap

Middle management has been stuck between a rock and a hard place for the last several years. The tough financial times after 2008 might have stripped many of the jobs in the middle for the sake of a leaner organization.

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I've Got Your Back

NoExcusesHR

Has anyone ever said that to you? Don''t worry, I''ve got your back." If you''ve been fortunate enough to be on the receiving end of that message you know how reassuring it can be. Typically that phrase isn''t said when sales targets are being hit, margins are strong, and volumes are above budget.

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Gallup says managers from hell are costing you billions

Achievers

Managers from hell are the reason your top employees hate their job. Recent Gallup research shows that these managers are responsible for actively disengaging employees, costing the U.S. an estimated $450 billion to $550 billion annually.

What This Economic Recovery Looks Like for HR

Bersin with Deloitte

Last week's unemployment report showed a slow but steady economic recovery taking place. Let's look briefly about how the recovery affects HR. While the number of people "discouraged from work" did not change, the economy did create 175,000 jobs, which is a step in the right direction. The unemployment rate remains high (7.8%) and there are […]. HR Operating Model HR Strategy

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.

Why the Spice Girls are Essential to Employee Engagement

David Zinger

To make sure your employee engagement is not bland, just add Spice. I believe there is a much greater connection between employee engagement and the Spice Girls than most people imagine. I am not talking about having to form a female quintet dressed in colorful clothing.

A Newspaper Story on Recruiting I'd Like to Read.

True Faith HR

A story I''d like to read in the near future : Southern California real estate agents recruiters are using reconnaissance and back-channel networks to find houses applicants that haven''t yet hit the market. Some even offer bizarre gifts.

Taking a ‘Lean In’ View of Compensation for Women

Reviewsnap

In her book Lean In: Women, Work, and the Will to Lead, Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg makes a strong case for how women miss opportunities for advancement when they “lean out” — when they fail to take advantage of opportunities early on in their careers.

My Year of Living Dangerously

NoExcusesHR

I am not a regular HR guy. I''m not exactly sure what a regular HR guy is; but if it involves avoiding social media, using a fax machine, clinging to a policy manual or being so timid that no one respects you, then I would say that''s a regular HR guy. That''s simply not me.

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.

Be Thyself: The Secret to Being Happy and Engaged at Work

TheHRBlog

“‘Know thyself’ was written over the portal of the antique world. Over the portal of the new world, ‘Be thyself’ shall be written.” –Oscar Wilde We’ve all seen survey after survey that shows that employee engagement around the world is stuck near record lows. For over a decade the traditional measures have included corporate-wide initiatives […]. Be Happy Employee Engagement Tips For Employees be yourself. How to drive employee engagement Kevin Kruse Know yourself

The Latest Data on Millennials

Bersin with Deloitte

The Millennial generation is hitting the workforce, and the media and organizational leaders have…well, let's just say, concerns. To understand the situation better, Telefónica just released new data on our youngest employees, the Millennials, in preparation for their summit held on June 4th in London (reply available here [link] In partnership with the Financial Times, […]. HR Benchmarking People Analytics

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3 Ways HR Can Use Big Data Right Now

Peoplefluent

Friday, June 7, 2013 :00am. 3 Ways HR Can Use Big Data Right Now By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.]. Recently, I was on DriveThru HR, a lunch-time radio talk show hosted by Bryan Wempen and William Tincup.

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What I Hope Hillary Rodham Clinton says at #shrm13

True Faith HR

While I will not be able to hear Hillary''s speech, here is what I hope she will say in her speech at the opening session of the SHRM Annual Conference: That for many, work and identity are inextricably linked.

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.