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.

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.

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

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.

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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Slow Jam

True Faith HR

These have not been the best of times for SHRM. Departures from the C-Suite. Blogger peanut gallery. Rival factions. SHRM is so under siege, I half expect Steven Seagal to be elected next CEO. Yet, the highlight of the SHRM year (at least that is what they have said at each of the previous 10 opening sessions) is the descent of the SHRM volunteer army attending the SHRM Leadership Conference.

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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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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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.

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

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.

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.

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.

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 (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.

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.

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.

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.

Relationships in social recruiting

Strategic HCM

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.

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.

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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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.

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

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.

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.


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.

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.

Primitive Notion

True Faith HR

The Voice of HR site has been running an excellent series of blogposts offering suggestions to improve SHRM entitled "2011 SHRM Strategic Guidance." My contribution was published Sunday morning and I am reproducing it here. Go check out Voice of HR for more interesting thoughts. One of my favorite movies is Terry Gilliam’s “ Brazil ,” which tells the story of a lonely bureaucrat (Sam Lowry) railing against the system in the hopes of winning the heart of his true love.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.