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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Developing Internal Case Studies: 5 Tips to Market LMS Value

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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.

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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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Playing the Race Card

NoExcusesHR

I have a couple of hot buttons in my life.

COVID-19 Return to Workplace Guide: Reopening Facilities Following a 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.

Why Leaders Need to Train Like Elite Athletes

45 Things

I''m a baseball fan, and am often concerned about the grueling schedule the players maintain. They play more than 160 regular-season games a year, and that doesn''t take into account playoffs, spring training and playing in other games held around the world.

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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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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.

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.

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.

Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

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

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

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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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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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!

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.

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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Three Things Bill Gates Has Learned From Warren Buffett

TheHRBlog

Last month, I went to Omaha for the annual Berkshire Hathaway shareholders meeting. It’s always a lot of fun, and not just because of the ping-pong matches and the newspaper-throwing contest I have with Warren Buffett. It’s also fun because I get to learn from Warren and gain insight into how he thinks. Here are three things […]. Career Tips Leadership Success Strategies Bill Gates How To Be Successful How To Be Successful like Warren Buffet Increasing Productivity Self Improvement

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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How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

How to Avoid Making a Bad Decision About a Job

45 Things

I wish I had talked to Dan Heath or Francesco Gino before I made some truly horrible decisions in my life, like getting a perm because I believed I could look like Julie Roberts in "Pretty Woman" or that taking a job to work for someone I knew was a complete psycho.

Taking a ‘Lean In’ View of Compensation for Women

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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.

Friday Employee Engagement Factoid #34: On the Lookout

David Zinger

On the lookout. A study of over 1,700 employees conducted in 2012 by the American Psychological Association (APA) indicated that more than half of all employees intended to search for new jobs because they felt under appreciated and undervalued. link]. Commentary.

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.

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.

Learning Cultures Are Performance Cultures, Research Shows

Peoplefluent

Wednesday, June 26, 2013 :00am. Learning Cultures Are Performance Cultures, Research Shows By Jim Bowley. based employers increased their training spend each of the last two years—by 10% in 2011 and by another 12% in 2012. The reason? Their desire to improve performance.

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.

Is it Time for a Treadmill Desk?

45 Things

When I was in school, I biked or walked everywhere. Even when I entered the working world, I walked several miles every day, covering my beat as a police and court reporter. It wasn''t until the advent of email and the Internet that my butt seemed to become glued to a chair.

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.

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.