April, 2011

Conversations That Share Tacit Knowledge

Conversation Matters

I was doing some work on knowledge transfer at Erickson in Sweden. As I interviewed technicians I kept hearing Hans’ name come up as the person to go to if a technician had a question about the computer language C++. Finally I checked with someone, “So Hans must be the resident expert on C++?”

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SuccessFactors Acquires Plateau: Accelerating a Global Powerhouse

Josh Bersin

Today SuccessFactors announced the acquisition of Plateau, enabling the company to enter the learning management systems market with a bang. At the same time the company announced Q1 revenue growth. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Enterprise Learning LMS, LCMS Plateau successfactors

Corporate Spending on Social Learning

Bersin with Deloitte

Social learning is certainly a hot topic these days, with organizations rushing to incorporate these tools into their learning environments. But how much are companies willing to spend on informal learning? As of today – not much. Our recent study showed that 30 percent of US companies spent money on informal learning tools or services in 2010. The figure was highest among large businesses, 42% of which spent money on informal learning during the year.

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Employee Engagement: You can Change Anything (The Book)

David Zinger

50 Free Copies of: Change Anything – The New Science of Personal Success. What ? Change Anything is a new book from Kerry Patterson, Joseph Grenny, David Maxfield, Ron McMillan and Al Switzler.

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.

4 Signs You May Need a New Job

45 Things

I'm in the process of teaching my youngest son how to drive, and one of the things I'm trying to teach him is to always be scanning the road ahead.

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Kiss of Death

True Faith HR

Last Christmas, I bought my wife the Season One DVD set of "The Good Wife." Somehow, we missed adding the critically acclaimed show to our DVR during its initial run. During down time in the regular TV season, we try to catch up on an episode on DVD here and there.


Are Applicant Tracking Systems becoming a Commodity?

Josh Bersin

We just released our new research on the talent acquisition systems market, and things are really changing. The core market for large scale applicant tracking systems grew by around 11% last year. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Sourcing and Recruiting applicant tracking ats

Why Is It So Hard to Get a Low Paying Job?

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, I would like an insider like yourself to answer this instead of getting my info from crazy internet conspiracy theorists. You give wonderful advice to working professionals, but I'm wondering if you won't take a moment to give a hand up to us "regular Joes."

Employee Engagement: How do you surface engagement in your organization?

David Zinger

I am at a Uranium mine in Northern Saskatchewan today. Yesterday I had a wonderful tour of the mine. We were underground in a place with the richest uranium deposits in the world. It was amazing to see the tools, engineering, and people that were involved in safely bringing uranium to the surface.

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.

4 Ways to Get a Bigger Paycheck

45 Things

Do you make too much money for what you do? If you do, please let me know. Because most people -- including myself -- don't think they make too much money. In fact, I should be making more, which is why I was so interested in interviewing an expert in the art of negotiation.

HR as “Human Relationships”: Creating Value through People Management and the Social Network

Strategic HCM

The CIPD has still got some away to go in its development before I feel very comfortable paying my fees each Summer, but recent developments show it’s moving in the right direction. The new website is a vast improvement and I like the new monthly People Management too.

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Why SaaS is Greener

Working Girl

According McKinsey research paper '' Data Centers: How to Cut Carbon Emissions and Costs ,'' the world''s 44 million servers consumed.5% of all electricity in 2008, with data center emissions approaching those of small countries and projected to quadruple by 2020.

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IMPACT 2011 Wrapup – Watch the Keynotes

Josh Bersin

We just finished a thrilling week in Florida at IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent®, our annual research conference. I sincerely hope that the 450 of you who joined us had as much fun as I did. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends Enterprise Learning Talent Management borderless workplace IMPACT 2011 impact 2012 keynotes

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.

Carnival of HR - 4/27/11 Edition

True Faith HR

With the HREvolution Unconference looming this weekend, I have the enviable task of providing the pre-conference Carnival of HR. As noted earlier, since HREvolution should be about evolving and change, the blog posts I want should answer one of the following questions: 1. What was your favorite blog post you ever read and why? What was the blog post that pushed or influenced you to evolve and change and why? What was the blog post that influenced you to get into blogging and why?

Employee Engagement: Work Passion is an Inside Job

David Zinger

Passion Does not Exist in the Job, It Exists in Us. This post originally appear at J.D. Meier’s Sources of Insight blog. He granted me permission to republish it here and I have also embedded the video by Srikumar Rao on Mental Chatter, Mental Models, and Me-Centered Universe.

How 1 Year Can Make a Huge Difference in a Career

45 Things

I don't know about you, but I got nearly every job I have because someone helped me. Whether it was a family member, a teacher or a former boss, I had the backing of people who not only believed in me, but helped teach and guide me in finding jobs. But what happens when you have.no

Trust and Business Success (and Hay Group International Conference)

Strategic HCM

See below for information on www.thehaygroupconference,com. I’ve been posting recently on the importance of a differentiated HR Point of View ; of influencing business from this POV; and of talking in a more people focused language to support this.

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: The Inside Scoop

Working Girl

Dave Ryan and I were chatting earlier this week about various topics and decided it''s time for a project social check point. You can read Dave''s observations over at HR Official. Here are mine: We started project social last October, so it''s been about 6 months.

How to Build a High-Impact Learning Organization – 2011 Edition

Josh Bersin

How do you build a high-impact learning organization? As many of you know, it’s not as easy as it looks. Back in 2008 we essentially wrote the book on this topic when we launched our. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Content Development Learning Programs LMS, LCMS hilo

Sputnik - The launch of the 8 Man Rotation

True Faith HR

The combination of sports and HR has been a running theme of this blog since its inception. In this large world of ours, its not surprising to find some like-minded folks covering the same topics. With that in mind, I, with the assistance of Steve Boese , Kris Dunn , Lance Haun , and Tim Sackett have put many of our sports- and HR-related posts into one, easy-to-read e-book entitled "The 8 Man Rotation." Years in the making! 40 posts! 100 pages!

50 Free Advance Copies of Change Anything

David Zinger

Thank you for joining and being a part of the Employee Engagement Network. We will change employee engagement and you can change anything!

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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.

Do You Get Blamed Unfairly at Work?

45 Things

When you were a child and a lamp was broken at home, you may have pointed your finger at a sibling. Placing blame on someone else is hardwired into us and begins at an early age. But as we grow and mature we should stop the finger-pointing and look for solutions instead of blame.

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Social Business Summit: Millennial trends for HR

Strategic HCM

I’ve recently attended Dachis Group’s Social Business Summit in London (see my two posts at Social Advantage ) and thought I’d post here on one of the sessions which was presented by Charles Hull at Archrival. The sessions was titled Social Marketing to Millennials which didn’t get my hopes up.

Directing Our Own Futures

Working Girl

Guest post by Jaana Eubanks In May, a whole new chapter in my life starts as I graduate as an MBA from the University of Nevada, Reno, and move back to Finland after living in the United States for almost seven years. Exciting as well as absolutely terrifying times! For the past seven years, I’ve been living the academic life style and also played collegiate sports during my undergrad studies.

IMPACT 2011: Live Streaming – Mark your Calendar

Josh Bersin

Next week we launch IMPACT 2011: The Business of Talent®, our fourth annual research conference. For those of you who follow our blogs and our research, the conference is sold out. But if you. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends Content Development Corporate Culture HR Systems Innovation Leadership Development Learning 2.0

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.