July, 2013

"What the F*%# Are You Doing?"

The Bamboo Project Blog

. My good friend Christine Martell shared a wonderful story of career mentoring with me the other day. A woman was being sexually harrassed at work and went to see a labor attorney about it.

Collective Sensemaking: How One Organization uses the Oscillation Principle

Conversation Matters

Kessels and Smit (K&S) is a consulting firm that makes use of Collective Sensemaking to continually learn how to be more effective as a company, serve their clients better, help and support each other, and find and engage in interesting client projects. .

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Onboarding Strategies That Make a Difference

Peoplefluent

Friday, July 26, 2013 :00am. Onboarding Strategies That Make a Difference By Ellen Julian. The employee onboarding process serves as the first impression that an organization makes with a new employee.

Conversation as the Pathway to Learning

Future of Work

July 1, 2013. We work with senior executives who want to take charge of the future. by creating compelling work experiences. This is the first instance of my new commitment to share ideas about the future of work on a more frequent basis.

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!

Performance Reviews for Heightened Employee Engagement: Yes? No? Maybe?

Reviewsnap

Unless you’ve been living under an HR rock the past several years or are in extreme denial, you’re aware of the link between employee engagement and job performance. (Of

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Announcing Two Virtual Retreats for Fall 2013 to Find Your Career Clarity and Career Resilience

The Bamboo Project Blog

Over my years of working with clients on their career dreams, one thing I''ve consistently found is that retreats can be a powerful way of discovering new options and connecting to career inspiration.

The Powerful Question

Conversation Matters

There is a Powerful Question you can ask that will turn almost any conversation you’re having into a knowledge producing exchange. Surprisingly, the Powerful Question is not the one you ask at the start of a conversation. Rather, the Powerful Question is always asked in response to a conclusion or opinion that a colleague provides. The Powerful Question is, “Help me understand your thinking, how did you reach that conclusion?”

Why the @huffpostbiz Top 100 Social #HR Experts on Twitter Should Be a Wake-Up Call to #SHRM

True Faith HR

Congrats to the 100 individuals who made the Huffington Post Top 100 Most Social HR Experts on Twitter this week. Lots of worthy individuals on the list, including 14-15 people I had never heard of before, so it provides the opportunity for new connections.

High-Impact Talent Acquisition: European Edition

Josh Bersin

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. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Sourcing and Recruiting Talent Strategy

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.

4 Ways to Improve Workforce Planning

Peoplefluent

Tuesday, July 23, 2013 :00am. 4 Ways to Improve Workforce Planning By Kevin Grossman.

Midyear Checkup: Looking Back, Thinking Ahead

Reviewsnap

We can hear you already: Annual performance reviews are such a pain in the neck, why would I want to double the agony by doing them at midyear, too? Bear with us. The benefits outweigh your fears. The midyear mark is a good time to check on employees’ progress toward their performance goals.

The Art of Following Through

The Bamboo Project Blog

Right now, I have at least 10 projects on my desk, all in various stages of "progress," but all unfinished. I have ideas floating around in my brain for about 20 more. Right now I have 12 (!)

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How Well do Vendors Let you “Datify” Your HR Systems?

Bersin with Deloitte

We're completing some major research in talent analytics and preparing a lot of new information for members on the topic of "Datafying HR." " (Please read my blog on Forbes "The Datafication of Human Resources" for more information.) Simply described, to "datafy" a business function means to shift its focus from delivering a business process to […]. HR Service Delivery Providers Learning Providers People Analytics

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.

The Dirty Little Secret of HR Education

True Faith HR

Want to know the dirty little secret of HR education? We do an absolutely horrible job of preparing students for the world of HR technology Pick up a general HR textbook and you''ll find little to no reference to HR technology and its importance.

High-Impact Talent Acquisition: European Edition

Josh Bersin

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. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Sourcing and Recruiting Talent Strategy

One Size Misfits All

Future of Work

July 22, 2013. We work with senior executives who want to take charge of the future by creating compelling work experiences. Variety is the spice of life. Indeed, variety and individuality is the essence of human existence.

360 Reviews for a Team of One? You Bet.

Reviewsnap

In this corner, with a record of effectively improving career development and job performance —supported by detailed feedback from managers as well as colleagues — we have 360 degree performance reviews.

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.

The Key To Planning When You're Uncertain: Plan for the Next 6 Months, Not for the Rest of Your Life

The Bamboo Project Blog

. For the past several months, I''ve been in a sort of career quandry about where I want to go next. I''m feeling the need for some big shifts in my life, but I''m not entirely sure how I want those to play out in my business and career. Part of this is because I''m turning 50 in September.

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SuccessFactors and SAP Getting their Integration Act Together

Bersin with Deloitte

We just completed a comprehensive briefing with SAP and SuccessFactors about product integration. Katherine Jones and I were impressed with the progress the company is making: SAP's engineering prowess is clearly being applied to this area in a big way. And SAP customers will see these integrations being applied to all of SAP's cloud offerings. […]. HR Service Delivery Providers Talent & PM Providers

How To Be Happy In Life And Career – The Zen Way

TheHRBlog

Can you be happy in life and career at the same time; in today’s world it seems impossible, You are no different than others. Bronnie Ware an Australian nurse who spent several years caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives has heard numerous dying epiphanies and lists these as the top regrets from […].

Employee Engagement: Are You Positive?

David Zinger

Employee Engagement Zingers. Shannon Polly conducted and posted an engaging interview with Kim Cameron on virtuous business practices. This is an insightful interview and made me think of the connections between positive organizational scholarship and employee engagement.

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.

The 10 Biggest Goofs Made By New Workers

45 Things

On your first day of a new job you’re often excited and nervous. But after a few weeks, you start to settle in and feel more comfortable with your colleagues and the work.

Five L&D Trends You Should Watch – and Join

Peoplefluent

Thursday, July 18, 2013 :00am. Five L&D Trends You Should Watch – and Join By Jim Bowley. Enterprise organizations are beefing up their learning and development (L&D) budgets to gain significant performance advantages.

The Call to Retreat

The Bamboo Project Blog

. ". the cycle of being-doing is also the cycle of remembering-forgetting. Like Persephone in the myth of Demeter and Persephone, you blossom, you die, you are reborn again and again.

Like a Dog Chewing on a Toffee

Working Girl

One of my most admired colleagues, whose advice carries the weight of an edict with me, asked me to write a post about working with ambiguity. She believed it would be cathartic for me personally but she also felt that sharing my experience working through ambiguity could be beneficial to others.

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.