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.

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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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.

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.

Snappy Answers to Stupid HR Questions

True Faith HR

Like most 8-12 year old boys growing up in the 1970s, I was an avid reader of Mad Magazine. From Alfred E. Newman to Spy vs. Spy, Don Martin, and the Fold-In Back Cover, I looked forward to every issue. One of my favorite regular features was Al Jaffee''s "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions."

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.,

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Take the Journey from Big HR Data to Actionable HR Decision Making

Peoplefluent

Wednesday, March 5, 2014 :00am. Take the Journey from Big HR Data to Actionable HR Decision Making By Greg Belkin. Big data is everywhere around us. Yet, most of us are blissfully unaware of the role it plays in our lives. All we really care about is the resulting action it produces for us.

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Simply Irresistible. Is Your Company?

Bersin with Deloitte

Gallup's research shows that only 13% of workers around the world are highly engaged with their work. And it's even lower in the fast growing Asian economies (China is at 6%!). Yet the economy is growing and businesses seem to be hiring almost everywhere. What's going on? Our new research shows that a dramatic shift in […]. Engagement Strategic Workforce Planning Talent Strategy

3 Steps to Building the Future Leaders of Your Company

Insperity

The future leaders of your company could be right under your nose and you don’t even know it. But knowing how to identify leadership-worthy talent isn’t as straightforward as you might think. Here are three key steps that will help you prepare today’s employees to be the company leaders of tomorrow.

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.