August, 2013

Why You Need to Diversify Your Networking Circles

The Bamboo Project Blog

. Are you making one of the most common networking mistakes? . On a call the other day, a long-time client shared with me his criteria for accepting requests to connect on LinkedIn.

10 Ways to Give Recognition


What does good recognition look like? We get that question a lot. If you think the answer should be obvious, try to think back to the last time you gave someone recognition that mattered, that moved them, and that actually connected to them in the way you had hoped.

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Resume Writing Tips That May Get You An Interview Call


Your resume is a potent tool that can land you a HR interview call and maybe a dream job you’ve been waiting for. These resume writing tips can increase your chances of securing an interview call. Your Resume Communicates How You Fit the Job A resume is actually a short account of a person’s career, which can demonstrate […]. Best HR Practices How to get an Interview call. HR Interview tips HR interview Interview Call Job Search Tips Resume Writing tips

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Workforce analytics is in danger of over-selling itself

All about Human Capital

Tom Peters gave an excellent advise when he in 1982 said ‘Formula for success: under promise and over deliver’ This goes very much hand-in-hand with the truism in service management (and is HR not one big service organization?)

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.

We Know More Than We Can Say: The Paradox of Tacit Knowledge - Part One

Conversation Matters

“We know more than we can say” is a popular phrase heard at KM conferences and quoted in the many KM blogs. It is quoted to encourage attending to tacit knowledge, rather than exclusively focusing on explicit knowledge. But those quoting the phrase seldom go beyond referencing it to Polanyi , providing little explanation or reasoning for why, if we know it, we can’t just write it down. . In this post I want to offer the “why” behind the phrase and give some examples.

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When You Can't Change What You Do, 3 Steps to Change How You Do It

The Bamboo Project Blog

. I''m aware that for many people, a job change just isn''t in the cards right now. They know that they are unhappy--or at least restless--but for a variety of reasons, changing jobs or changing careers just can''t happen for awhile. . This is OK. In fact, it can be a good thing.

21 Contemporary Employee Engagement Tools and Concepts

David Zinger

I recently wrote a post that was very popular on 19 antiquated employee engagement tools and concepts. It is always easier to attack, criticize, or rip apart than to offer suggestions and useful tools.

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Want More Productive Employees? Netflix Says Give Them More Vacation Time


Thursday, August 29, 2013 :00am. Want More Productive Employees? Netflix Says Give Them More Vacation Time By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.].

What if there was a Net Promoter Score for employee engagement?


A company is only as good as its Net Promoter Score, or so the popular wisdom goes. Evangelists like the Harvard Business Review claim it’s “the one number you need to grow:” an objective, numerical representation of just how much your customers like you.

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!

Generation Hexed


"She''s been here forever. I thought she was going to retire soon. We can''t count on her to come up with any innovative ideas.we''ll need to look outside the company for help on this project." "We We better make sure we don''t hire too many millennials onto this team.

Let Employees Learn When and Where They Want To


Despite the plethora of mobile apps for this, and the dizzying array of cloud-based solutions for that, when it comes to how businesses offer learning to employees, most organizations still rely primarily on classroom-based workshops.

Morning Ritual: The Soft Startup

The Bamboo Project Blog

. Usually when I wake up, I make a pot of coffee and then make my bleary-eyed way to my computer to begin my work day. I get my best work done in the morning, so I try to capture as many of those minutes as I can. . For the past week, though, my husband and I have been trying something different.


“Going Social:” Not so Much?

Bersin with Deloitte

Few human capital management concepts today are getting more attention than that of “social.” ” The rapidly increasing use of social networking techniques within many areas of talent management software has the potential to change the way employees interact with each other at work, creating more collaborative, supportive communities and increasing collegiality in the workplace. The […].

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.

Employee Engagement Strategy: What’s Your Story?

David Zinger

Why strategy needs to be a story. Shawn Callahan from Anecdote wrote a fine post on the potential for organizational leadership to be disengaged from strategy because they don’t really understand or feel the strategy.

[SlideShare] 19 signs of disengagement (and what you can do to avoid them)


Have you ever felt like you’d rather put a pencil in your eye than attend your monthly team meeting? If not, then you’re probably an engaged employee (congrats!). But perhaps you know someone that feels this way.

How to Have an Inspired Career

45 Things

Years ago, Tama Kieves was a Harvard University graduate, working as a successful lawyer on the partnership track. Big money and big success were on the horizon. "I I was miserable," she says.

Piece by Piece: Performance Reviews Amid the Changing Nature of Manufacturing


The recent economic recession and the always-competitive pressures in global manufacturing continue to push companies to pay closer attention to the evolving nature of performance and the practices and benchmarks they use to assess and measure performance.

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

Are You the Pilot of Your Own Career?

The Bamboo Project Blog

. Earlier this week in my post on crafting a sustainable career , I mentioned that you have to start by believing you are the pilot of your own career.

MOOCs, LMS, and Learning Technology for 2013 and Beyond – What’s Happening?

Bersin with Deloitte

Every day there is more exciting news about the emerging market for MOOCs (massive open online courses), new learning solutions, and the expansion of tools for corporate learning. This Fall I am really looking forward to presenting at the HR Technology Conference October 7 – 9, where we will be presenting brand new research on […]. Learning Providers

Employee Engagement in Reverse: 25 Ways Employees Disengage

David Zinger

Here is a playful list of 25 ways various employees disengage from their work: Dentists feel they are going through the same old drill patient after patient. Surgeons who can no longer cut it. Truckers lose their drive. Bankers continually losing interest. Florists who fail to bloom.

Through Hell


Sometimes it is all simply too much to handle. The stress of the job, home, school, relationships, deadlines, and the reality that stress breeds more stress. When that happens, what do you do? Winston Churchill''s famous quote has served as a reliable and motivational support throughout my career.

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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.

Study: Men More Likely to Get Requested Flextime

45 Things

If you asked your boss for a more flexible work schedule, would your request be granted? The answer, finds a new study , may depend on your gender and your position.

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Tips to Overcome Fear


Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself. “ He was very right we fail to live because of one or another fear. Facing and overcoming your fears will make you live a happier life. What is Fear? Fear is a natural and practical response to danger, but for […]. Best HR Practices Self-Improvement How Can You Overcome Fear How Do We Overcome Fear Overcoming Fear Steps To Overcome Fear Tips For Overcoming Fear Tips To Overcome Fear Ways To Overcome Fear


3 Steps For Winning the Battle with Your Inner Critic

The Bamboo Project Blog

. Am I the only one who has regular battles with her inner critic? . Sunday was not a good day for me. As I was working on some things for the virtual retreats , I got into playing the comparison game , questioning the value of what I''m doing, how I''m doing it, and so forth. .

The Datafication of HR: What Does it Mean to You?

Bersin with Deloitte

A new buzzword has hit the business world: Datafication – turning an existing business into a "data business." " Think about it this way: Facebook has "datafied" our friend network. Google has "datafied" our search and information retrieval. Twitter is "datafying" news and real time information. Waze is "datafying" our driving. LinkedIn has "datafied" our professional […].

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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.