March, 2014

"See, Feel, Change": Emotions as the Catalyst for Moving Forward

The Bamboo Project Blog

Although we humans don''t like to admit it, we are very emotional creatures. We think that we''re logical and rational, but the more you dig into how we really operate, the more you realize that we are driven by our emotions. We then go looking for logic to justify our emotional choices.

The Price We Pay for Bad Managers

Reviewsnap

“Currently, 30% of the U.S. workforce is engaged in their work … (while) the vast majority (70%) are not …” -- Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report This statistic sent a shockwave through the business community when it was first published.

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Is Team Chemistry the Next Big Thing in Performance and Rewards?

Compensation Force

Is "making teams better" the new holy grail of performance analytics?

Five Steps to Creating a Flexible Millennial (And More) Workplace

Peoplefluent

Monday, March 10, 2014 :00am. Five Steps to Creating a Flexible Millennial (And More) Workplace By Kevin Grossman. Blink – the workforce today is comprised of more than 40 million Millennials.

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How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

Workday Goes to Washington Part 1: An Open Data Brainstorm

Workday

Last month I joined leaders from both the public and private sectors in a discussion at the White House. We met in a room as stately and mahogany-adorned as you might envision, with the talk focused on a common goal: using open data to connect job seekers with employers.

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Side Gigs for Security

The Bamboo Project Blog

Longtime readers know that I''m a huge fan of multiple income streams as a way to build your career resilience and create greater financial security and stability for yourself in an uncertain world. .

The 4 Most Urgent Business Issues Are People Issues

Reviewsnap

Leadership. Retention and engagement. Reskilling HR. Talent acquisition and access. Of all the critical issues faced by business and HR leaders today, those four are the most urgent, according to a recent survey by Deloitte Consulting LLP and Bersin by Deloitte.

Leadership Wolves

NoExcusesHR

An old Cherokee was teaching his grandson about life: "A fight is going on inside me, he said to the boy. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves.

How to Work Smarter and Be More Productive

45 Things

You''ve downloaded every new app that promises to keep you organized, read books that vow to make you more efficient — and yet you still feel stressed out and overwhelmed with the clutter on your desk and in your mind.

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!

Workday Turns 9: A Look Back at What We Saw in 2005

Workday

I recently spoke at a conference where I was asked the question, “What did Workday see in the market that made you think there was any opportunity for a new enterprise player?” Time constraints and the element of surprise conspired to make my answer sub-optimal at the moment.

5 Tips, 3 Approaches for Encouraging Peer-To-Peer Recognition

Kazoo

In his book The Rise of the Creative Class , Richard L. Florida highlights the factors that motivate creative workers like programmers and scientists. One of his conclusions is that increasing numbers of modern workers are motivated, at least in part, by peer recognition. This is why, even in today’s rocky economic climate, many people are willing to work for free on projects that they feel will win the respect of their peers.

Enhancing Employee Engagement Recognition – People Artistry: The Ennoblement Imperative

David Zinger

People Artistry at Work: The Ennoblement Imperative will be released on March 11th. I am excited by next week’s release of People Artistry at Work: The Ennoblement Imperative.

Are You Ready To Create the Organization of Your Dreams?

Reviewsnap

It’s not beyond your reach! Not according to the authors of a 2013 Harvard Business Review report, “ Creating the Best Workplace on Earth.” They affirm that you can indeed create your dream organization—i.e.,

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

3 Interview Questions that Will Improve Retention Rates

Peoplefluent

Wednesday, February 12, 2014 :00am. 3 Interview Questions that Will Improve Retention Rates By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, leader in the HR and Recruiting space]. It has been a long debated matter over whether or not retention is truly a metric of recruiting.

The Heartbeat of the Organization

Conversation Matters

Increasingly employees do not go into the office to get their work done – they are able to work quite effectively from a remote site. In this virtual world, when they do go to the office it is for something quite different. They go in order to meet with others to talk together about the planning and coordination issues their team or department is facing. They meet to have conversation. In our virtual world there is no longer any need to come to the office to sit in front of a computer.

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Workday Goes to Washington Part 2: Moving the Discussion Up to Capitol Hill

Workday

On Friday I posted on the Workday Blog about a meeting at the White House about opening up data to address U.S. Veterans’ unemployment. Related to that, a new federal law goes into effect today that requires federal contractors and subcontractors to adopt benchmarks for hiring and employing veteran

6 Ways to Improve Work Performance

Kazoo

“What are the best ways to improve work performance?” ” As an HR professional, regardless of what industry your company is in, you’ve likely been a part of a roundtable discussion about employee performance. Performance and motivation are frequently identified as imperatives companies must move the needle on, and one group — often HR — is assigned to lead the way. Inevitably, the discussion heads in multiple directions: “We should throw monetary bonuses at people!”

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.

Is Employee Engagement a Threat or a Thread?

David Zinger

Are we creating iatrogenic disengagement? Reading time 1 minute, 20 seconds). Employee engagement may threaten the established ways of working when we fully engage employees and stop stifling voice, identity, and innovation.

Negative Feedback Can Be a Positive Experience

Reviewsnap

A couple of weeks ago, we published a post examining the myth that everyone hates performance reviews. It referenced a study that looked into how people respond to receiving negative feedback in a performance review. The upshot: not a lot of folks enjoy negative feedback. Big surprise, eh? But the fact remains … negative feedback is an inevitable and invaluable part of performance reviews. After all, managers need to let their direct reports know where and when they’re missing the mark.

Three Reasons to Look Up to Autotrader as a Top Employer

Achievers

It’s difficult for large, global companies to inspire employees and keep them engaged. More often than not, geographically dispersed employees feel disconnected from their employers, further driving them down the path to disengagement.

Talent Acquisition Revisited

Bersin with Deloitte

As global companies prepare to hire, develop, and retain the workforce of the future, Talent Acquisition (TA) functions find themselves—often for the first time—in the spotlight among Human Resource Centers of Excellence. Consider this: five years ago, TA was an after-thought, often seen as merely a necessary business process, but now, in 2014, TA is […]. Hiring & Onboarding Human Resources Sourcing & Recruiting Talent Acquisition Strategy Tech & Solution Providers

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.

Top 50 HR Twitterati

Workable

From the most innovative recruiters to the smartest VCs and emerging entrepreneurs, they’re all having 140-character conversations that you can join in. Here’s Workable’s list of the top 50 people you should follow to make sense of the changing HR landscape. Follow @workable. The Generalists. Tweeting on talent and culture to leadership, tech and law. Suzanne Lucas Swiss. The agony aunt of HR. Under her stage name Evil HR Lady she answers any and all of your questions.

Employee Rewards & Recognition Companies

Kazoo

Rewarding and recognizing an employee should be easier. Back in the day, my VP of HR gave me a $50 gift certificate to Ann Taylor for meeting my quarterly goals and objectives. It was a nice surprise. I was appreciative. I walked into the store — where the cheapest petite pants were over $50 and needed to be hemmed — and I bought a pair of sunglasses. Then I walked out and forgot about the gift. Isn’t that how most rewards and recognition programs work?

Watch the Watch: A Big Disruption in Employee Engagement?

David Zinger

Stop telling time and start telling engagement: Employee Engagement can change in a minute. Reading and viewing time 4 minutes and 15 seconds). As you watch your watch will your watch be watching you? Employee engagement is moving to real time very rapidly.

5 Tips for Dealing with Difficult Employees

Insperity

It has happened again. One of your employees is making life difficult for the rest of the department. The discontent has become a major distraction for your team, causing a dramatic decrease in their productivity. Managers need to understand that a negative employee is not just a problem between them and that employee. The air of dissent affects everyone who’s around it. Even though dealing with “problem employees” isn’t a favorite task for most managers, it’s part of the job.

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.