February, 2011

A Model Lessons Learned System – The US Army

Conversation Matters

The US Army Lessons Learned system has evolved over 40 years to become a model lesson learned system. What began as an AAR process in the 1970s has become a robust system of identifying, collecting, analyzing, transferring, and moving lessons learned at all levels of command.

Carnival of HR: Food Edition

Evil HR Lady

Welcome to the Carnival of Human Resources. It's a good thing it isn't performance appraisal time because none of you sent me brownies. Or any food, for that matter. But, the truly high achievers managed to incorporate food into this carnival, which makes me happy and hungry.

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Today’s New Models for Leadership Development

Josh Bersin

One of the biggest investment areas in Human Resources and Talent Management is Leadership Development. We like to think about it as one of the bedrock roles of the HR or L&D team, since in many. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Leadership Development achieveglobal cisco ddi harvard pdi skillsoft sony

L&D Professionals: Look Who's Hiring

Bersin with Deloitte

Training professionals have had a tough time during the recession, facing budget cuts, layoffs, salary freezes, furloughs, and more. But there are signs that the worst may be over. The most positive sign of a turnaround is that many training groups began to hire again in 2010. Staffing increased 6%, on average, within U.S. learning & development organizations during the year. This increase comes on the heels of two consecutive years of training headcount reductions.

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.

21 Ways Employee Disengagement Hurts

David Zinger

A Bad Buzz in Employee Engagement. You say that employee engagement is just a buzz word. I think you are wrong. Employee disengagement hurts. Employee disengagement: lowers results. cuts profits. reddens finances. sickens well-being. frays relationships. crumbles organizations. poisons community.

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Companies aren't communities

Transparent Office

Companies aren't communities. They aren't forums. Companies are companies. Of course company life has a community aspect, but a lot of social software folks seem to forget that there's a lot more to a company than community. They treat companies as if they were consumer communities or forums that all just happen to have their paychecks signed by the same person. Why does the difference matter? The answer is in the numbers.

Getting the Most from Your HR Outsourcing Company


Take time to visit the company’s website and see what services it provides. Read your contract. You may be surprised to learn that your PEO can identify ways to incentivize your employees at no cost through flexible hours and performance appraisals, for example. Small business owners often focus on the liabilities that HR outsourcing companies can remove from their operations and tasks that they can absorb instead of services they can provide, he adds.

Modern Workforce: Managing Remote Workers

Working Girl

As an HR executive, my project social partner Dave Ryan ponders how to manage remote employees , which he wrote about over at HR Official. And as a remote employee, my challenge is to stay engaged. So as our next tandem blog topic we decided to tackle remote workers from these different perspectives.

Hay Group: Engagement Matters

Strategic HCM

I’m pleased to introduce an additional new sponsor for my blog: Hay Group. I’ve been looking through some of the firm’s recent research and wanted to comment on one study in particular: Engagement Matters.

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!

6 Fantastic Free E-Books on Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Leading Employee Engagement Resources. 6 books. Here is a short slide presentation on 6 terrific e-books the employee engagement network produced. Over 200 members from the Employee Engagement Network were involved in their creation. They are informative, collaborative, colorful, and helpful.

5 Ways to Cope With Criticism at Work

45 Things

Anyone who says they like criticism is lying.

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Working Overtime

True Faith HR

I am the son of teachers. My dad was a professor of psychology for 35+ years at Michigan State University. My mom was a Grammy-award winning choir director who taught at all levels of education. Growing up, I never was deprived of much. As public sector employees, they earned a reasonable salary and received reasonable benefits. They were home when I went to school, and they were home when I returned. Plus, they had summers off (though dad often taught summer courses).

5 HR Responsibilities You Didn’t Get to Today


Business owners are on call 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. In order to fit it all in, you’re forced to prioritize and cut the fat off your to-do list. As a result, many of your HR responsibilities are forced to take a backseat to more pressing matters. Putting off HR tasks can become so habitual that you don’t even notice when it’s happening or how it’s affecting your business.

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.

The Correlation Between Employee Satisfaction & Company Success


You probably already know this, but sometimes it is nice to have a simple reminder on why employee satisfaction really matters. A key area for any company is the level of customer service being delivered by its employees. Generally speaking, satisfied employees make for satisfied customers.

HR Challenges 2011 – Survey Results

Strategic HCM

As may know, I’ve been running a short survey over the last few months. This is now closed and I’ve been through the results.

Employee Engagement: Management Moxie Through Subtraction

David Zinger

What do you need to subtract to increase full employee engagement?

Trash Talking the Boss

45 Things

If you use Facebook, you're going to think the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) is your new best friend. The NLRB has reached a settlement with an ambulance company that fired an employee after she posted snippy comments about her boss on Facebook from her home computer.

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

Modern Workforce: Maternity Leave

Working Girl

As a working mother of three, I consider myself something of a maternity leave connoisseur. So, in honor of the latest addition to my working mom emporium, I’ve decided to kick off my Modern Workforce series with a post on maternity leave.

5 Signs You Need Recruiting Help


While you may be the captain of your business, your employees are the sails, pushing you from one great opportunity to another. Hiring a weak or reckless employee can hinder your company’s journey and make work difficult for the whole team. If you don’t have the time to recruit or you’re considering hiring a recruiting service, you first want to assess how bad your situation really is. Here are a few telltale signs that your current method of recruiting isn’t making the cut.

What To Do When There Is Nothing Positive To Say On A Performance Review


Once in a while, you start a performance review on an employee and realize you do not have anything good to say. When this happens, be honest on the review but do not tear down the employee for their poor performance. If you do they will leave your office looking like the guy in the picture.

HR Evolution through HCM Technology

Strategic HCM

I’ve had, and have made, a couple of comments on my recent post about Westminster Council relating to the value of technology and the need to focus on behaviours – and I also commented on a very similar point at last week’s social business jam.

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.

Unlocking the Mystery of Employee Engagement with 3 Thai Phrases

David Zinger

Standing up to the Elephant of Employee Engagement: jai yen – mai pen rai – sanuk. Playing with elephants. I spent 3 weeks in Thailand recently. The picture above shows me trying to bathe an elephant but mostly engaging in a lot of playfulness and fun.

How to Recover From a Blow to Your Reputation

45 Things

Do you care what other people say about you? Maybe you're one of those people who shrugs and could care less. Maybe you're someone who loses sleep over the thought of anyone saying anything negative or unflattering about you.

I Think This Qualifies as a Life Event.

Working Girl

The day he was born he looked right at me and got a very doubtful expression on his face, as if he wanted to say: " You are not my mother. You are a snort!" That''s when I fell in love. human capital management working moms


True Faith HR

In my efforts as professor, I have always been interested in the effect altering class policies and changing incentives has on student behavior.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.