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.

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?)

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.

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Higher Education: Get Faculty Engaged in Performance Reviews


Engaging college and university faculty in the performance review process is a unique challenge. But that doesn’t mean you have to fail at it. A few best practices targeted at academia can solve the problem and engage college faculty in the performance review process.

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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.

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.

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.

On A Very Silly Social Media List - the Top 100 Best and Most Collaborative Colleges

True Faith HR

F rom HR''s favorite list maker, Vala Afshar , comes his latest creation - " The Top 100 Best and Most Collaborative U.S. Colleges." (Hat Hat tip to Laurie Ruettimann and John Hudson for bringing it to my attention). According to Afshar, "the very best schools are also the most collaborative."

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.


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.

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.

“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 […].

[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.

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.

The Schema of HR

True Faith HR

One of my favorite terms in the organizational behavior literature is "schema" - "a person''s mental picture or summary of a particular event or type of stimulus (Kreitner & Kinicki)." When you hear the word "professor," what is the schema that comes to mind?

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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.

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.

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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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 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.

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.

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.

#ILSHRM13 - A Sort of Homecoming

True Faith HR

I''ll be there I''ll be there. Tonight A high road A high road out from here In two weeks from today, the 2013 14th ANNUAL ILLINOIS HR CONFERENCE & EXPOSITION will begin at Drury Park in Oakbrook Terrace, and I will be serving on their social media team, hopefully bringing you the highlights of the events.

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. .

Will HR Have A Legacy When It's Gone?


Legacies are often framed in a personal context. What will be left behind when we''re not around anymore. The lives we''ve touched, the communities we''ve lived in and the work we''ve done. What will people say?

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.