March, 2010

Learning From Failure - It's Possible

Conversation Matters

Organizations may think they have taken care of the problem of learning from failure once they’ve put in a lessons learned database. But the research of Cannon and Edmondson indicates that managers greatly underestimate the difficulties that are involved in learning from failure.

The Coming Talent War: Young, Global, Diverse

Josh Bersin

The Bureau of Labor Statistics recently published its occupational outlook for 2018 (the next 10 years) and it is well worth reading. This data, coupled with a number of meetings I&# ve had. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: How to Know What Your Boss is Thinking

45 Things

I remember watching an episode of "Gilligan's Island" where the hapless castaways ate some kind of seed or berry, and it turned them into mind readers. They quickly discovered that it wasn't always such a good idea to be able to know



ReviewSNAP™ , a leading Web-based performance management system supplier , announced today a new study that shows employees do not feel they receive adequate communication about their performance on an ongoing basis.

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.

Exit Interviews

Evil HR Lady

I had someone send me an e-mail asking for recommendations for vendors to do exit interviews. I've never worked with a vendor for that, so I have no idea. I'm sure he'd appreciate your input, though, so comment away!) But, he also asked: 2) What is the best method (direct contact with term'd employee, websurvey or paper survey)? Excellent question. First, let me tell you about my love/hate relationship with exit interviews. I'm a data girl, through and through.

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Collective Intelligence: The Eradication of Smallpox

Conversation Matters

All of the recent talk about collective intelligence has reminded me of one of the best examples of making use of collective intelligence – an example which occurred without benefit of social media or even the internet.

Workday 10: Talent Management Suites become Mainstream

Josh Bersin

Over the last five years, one of the fastest markets for enterprise software has been “talent management.&# Talent Management Suites, now offered by more than 30 different providers, Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

6 Ways to Show Your Worth

45 Things

When you invest money, you want that investment to grow, right? You certainly don't want it to LOSE money, nor do you want it to just sit there, never earning an extra dime. That's why it's an investment, right

Moving Toward a Pay-For-Performance Culture


Have you ever had a job where you see someone rise to the top meteorically and wonder what they are doing to get there? Have you had to watch someone kiss so much you-know-what that they got all the opportunities in the world from their manager? If you feel like a victim for having to witness this, don''t. Sadly this happens all around us every day and you are among many who have to endure this kind of unfair distribution of attention, money and personal growth.

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!

Rehiring ex-employees? Beware these 6 common slip-ups

Business Management Daily

As the economy rebounds, you may be looking closely at ex-employees who departed on good terms. Here are six common rehiring mistakes. The post Rehiring ex-employees? Beware these 6 common slip-ups appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece Discrimination and Harassment Hiring Human Resources

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Collaboration Donuts

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Public Perception of HR

Evil HR Lady

I got the following in a comment from Twitchh: And a good HR manager recognizes that employees are assets, not liabilities, but we all know that the general perception of HR is not one of sunshine, sweetness, and light. Perhaps that's because most people's experience (as you're seeing here), either direct or vicarious, is that if/once HR gets involved with *any* situation concerning you, things are *not* going to be resolved in your favor.

Getting SaaS and Onsite Software To Coexist


Both the software and the media industries love a good David vs. Goliath story, which is why SaaS is often cast as the spunky new alternative to on-premises software. You know, Workday vs. SAP, vs. Oracle, Google vs. Microsoft, and so on

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.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Do You Know What Other People are.

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9 Comments: Anonymous Bret Simmons said. Great stuff, Anita! I STRONGLY agree with this statement: Goldsmith says one of the biggest blows to a career reputation can be made online, especially through social media sites such as

ReviewSNAP Has Launched Our Compensation Dashboard


We''ve got great news! As of this morning, ReviewSNAP™ has launched our new Compensation Dashboard. Like our 360 Degree Feedback module, the Compensation Dashboard will be bundled with the other applications into one solution all at one flat rate. If you are planning on subscribing to ReviewSNAP™, you will have access to our Performance Review , 360 Degree Feedback , and Compensation Dashboard under one affordable annual subscription rate.

Angel Dust

True Faith HR

The calendar has turned to March, which means, as a SHRM student chapter advisor, it is time for the HRGames. Tonight, for example, 20 teams from around the state of Wisconsin descend onto Oshkosh to test their knowledge of human resources. What are the HRGames? The HRGames consist of a one- or two-day series of Jeopardy-style matches, between teams of up to three undergraduate students from various colleges and universities.

Just One Teeny Weeny Criticism.

Working Girl

I recently read a blog post at employersweb about keeping employees in the loop in order to build trust. It was a good post that highlighted the following questions as the ones that employees are most interested in: 1. How is the company doing?

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

My Employers are Racists!

Evil HR Lady

Okay, not my employers. Rather, my question writer's employers. And for the record, I'm not anybody's employee. I'm an independent contractor. Feel free to offer me projects for large sums of money.) I work for a small family business where HR functions are handled by accounting and the department manager. I manage a very small workforce that contributes a great deal to the bottom line. I have recently conducted interviews for a position that is soon to be available.

Knowledge Is Power In The Cloud


I’ve been a journalist for 20 years and have been writing about cloud computing for several years, so I was delighted when Workday asked me to get involved with an exciting new editorial project that would shed light on cloud computing. After two decades I’ve developed a pretty good nose for major industry shifts, and I think this cloud thing is here to stay

Do You Have What it Takes to Work in a Non-Profit?

45 Things

As I've watched the disasters in Haiti and Chile, I've been inspired by the hundreds of non-profit organizations that have poured into those areas, ready and willing to help. At the same time, I'm aware enough of my limitations to know

ReviewSNAP Forges Partnership with NonProfit HR Solutions


ReviewSNAP™, a leading Web-based performance management systems provider, announced today they have formed a strategic partnership with Nonprofit HR Solutions, a Washington, DC based firm specializing in human resources consulting and staffing for the nonprofit sector. This alliance was formed to enhance the delivery and support of performance management solutions to nonprofit organizations across the nation.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

Quick Thoughts on Differentiation


Fin 093 Fin 041. How are you different?” – an important question that your prospective customer will first ask. Your prospective employer too. Your boss will. So will your team members. Here are some quick thoughts on differentiation

Brevity: The New Courtesy?

Working Girl

My German father-in-law handed me a book from the 70s called (translated from the German) : ''Shorter, More to the Point, More Precise: The New Communication Style of the Modern Leader.'' (Kind of a longish title for a book on communication brevity but it''s shorter in German.)

Even if your boss loves you

Evil HR Lady

For the past 10 years, I’ve been an IT Program Manager at a Fortune 100 company. In my last annual performance appraisal, in March 2009, my manager gave me the top performance rating and advised me that I was the only person in our group to receive that rating. He said he would probably recommend something in the 3-4 percent range. Then, a week later, my company froze salaries and recognition programs for all employees.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: This blog has moved

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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.