November, 2010

A Knowledge Management Conference that Actually Used KM Principles

Conversation Matters

Like many organizations, the US Army holds a Knowledge Management Conference each year. And like most conferences there are three kinds of activities, 1) keynote speakers, 2) practitioners telling about their KM successes, and 3) long breaks for people to network.

A 4-Step Process to Learning When Your Organization Isn't That Into It

The Bamboo Project Blog

I'm sorry to say that I've been spending a lot of time lately with staff working in organizations that aren't that into professional development.

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Today’s Chief Learning Officer: Tamar Elkeles – A CLO of the Decade

Josh Bersin

One of the privileges I have in my role is the opportunity to meet some of the great world leaders in corporate learning and development. In the interest of helping our industry understand the. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. career development chief change officer chief culture office chief performance officer chief talent officer cio clo high impact learning culture qualcomm southern california tamar elkeles

Why Employers May Not Be Hiring Veterans

45 Things

Do you know a veteran? Do you know a veteran who can't get a job? Then, this column I did for Gannett/USAToday may be a real eye-opener for you. If you're an employer, I hope it hits home for you and the next action you take is picking up the phone to find a vet to hire.

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!

Employee Engagement: 15 Advantages of Working From Home

David Zinger

Employee Engagement Homework. David Zinger, founder and host of the 3000 member Employee Engagement Network , has worked from his home for over 30 years. David recently completed his first book, ZENGAGE: How to Get More Into Your Work to Get More Out of Your Work.

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Catch-up with Workday

Strategic HCM

w I’ve had a couple of interesting conversations about developments in HR technologies recently. For example, at one of the panels at Enterprise 2.0, I was asked about to what extent HR systems limit HR’s ability to rise above compliance activities.

Cultivating Curiosity

The Bamboo Project Blog

Peter Bromberg over at ALA Learning is asking about how you create a culture of curiosity , something that's been on my mind of late. He points out that curiosity is the.

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Why is it so Hard to Hire During the Recovery?

Josh Bersin

Our soon to be published TalentWatch® research for Q4 2010 shows a tremendous growth in hiring going on: in mid 2010 32% of organizations cited talent shortages as critical to growth; this month. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

10 Things That Will Keep You From Being Fired Your First Day

45 Things

I think I've got a bit of a Halloween-candy hangover (who knew you could eat too many Milky Way bars?), so I'm just going to cut to the chase today. Here are my top 10 suggestions for your first day on a new job: 1. Be 10 minutes early.

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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.

5 Employee Engagement Myths

David Zinger

Are You Mything Out on Employee Engagement? Employee engagement has been capturing the attention of organizations because of the potential benefits ranging from better financial results to employee well-being.

Veterans Day Blog at Hospira

Transparent Office

Usually I use this space to advocate use of social software "in the flow" of work. I write a lot about business processes, workflows, incentives, and IT integration. Today I want to talk about something completely different.

Relationships in social recruiting

Strategic HCM

Asking the Right Question: "What Do You Need to Change Your Life?"

The Bamboo Project Blog

A Facebook friend shared an excellent link today to an article in The Economist on a new study about the most effective ways to serve the homeless: Broadway tried a brave and novel approach: giving each homeless person hundreds of pounds to be spent as they wished.

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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.

Eliminating Performance Review Obstacles - Asian Art Museum Success Story


Overcoming obstacles in the performance review process is not difficult when the appropriate tools are in place to ensure a highly effective and efficient experience for all involved.

Please Take Your Snotty Nose and Go Home

45 Things

In the next several weeks, you're probably going to get sick. I know this not because I'm medically qualified to tell you so, or because I have a hot line to the Centers for Disease Control. I know this because yesterday when I was out doing errands, I heard kids coughing. They were sneezing.

The Improved and Simplified Zinger Model of Engagement

David Zinger

Changes to the model for 2011. The Zinger Model of Employee Engagement has been revised for 2011. The biggest change is a move to more simplicity with each element having just 2 words while the core of CARE is one word for each letter of CARE.

Project Social: Seeing Green

Working Girl

Although briefly distracted by the news that Google employees will be getting a 10% increase and servants to run errands and assemble their IKEA furniture for them – have you ever tried to assemble IKEA furniture?? - I''ve managed to shrug it off and focus on what really matters: Sustainability.

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.


Strategic HCM

The last presentation today (just before a Bill Boorman panel) is with Colin Minto , Global Head of Resourcing at G4S. I’ve been following the progress of G4S’ new system since meeting Colin at a Connecting HR tweet-up earlier this year. And the system’s now been live for one week and one day.

Lessons in the Power of Creative Destruction

The Bamboo Project Blog

Last night I had dinner with my husband, my two daughters, my ex-husband, his wife and their 5 month old baby girl. We ate Chinese in the house my ex and I bought together 10 years ago, gathered around the dining table his new wife brought to the house when they married.

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I'm Sabotaging My Employees' Job Searches Through LinkedIn Connections

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, I have several recommendations from co-workers listed on my LinkedIn profile. As I'm currently shopping my resume, I'm assuming that they are being contacted by recruiters to verify employment and dig for any issues

A First for My Website

45 Things

I've started something new today I've never before done on this blog or my website. I'm now accepting advertising. This wasn't an easy decision, and one I've avoided for years. As a journalist, I've always worried about a conflict of interest.

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.

What are you doing to increase employee engagement 20%?

David Zinger

Increase Employee Engagement by 20%. Last Thursday we began the 20% campaign on the employee engagement network. The goal is to increase employee engagement 20% by the year 2020. This is our 20/20 vision for work and the near future.

Project Social - The Role of HR During Good and Bad Times

Working Girl

My Project Social partner Dave Ryan and I were talking about what topic we wanted to tackle next and decided on the role of HR during good and bad times - Dave''s post can be found here over at HR Official. An old friend of mine came over for coffee on Sunday.

How to… Develop an HR 2.0 Strategy

Strategic HCM

I’ve got an article on HR 2.0 in the current edition (volume 9 number 6) of Strategic HR Review. I suggest that HR practitioners wanting to gain benefits from social media need to: Develop a vision of the future Take their first steps towards the vision Provide governance and training Sponsor HR 2.0

A Few Parallels Between Sports, Life and Leadership


Last few months, I have been playing Table Tennis regularly. From a complete novice to a reasonably comfortable player has been a wonderful road so far. With each game, I am getting more confident because I learn some new tricks

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.