May, 2010

The Complexity of Transferring Lessons Learned from Projects

Conversation Matters

Transferring lessons from one project to another seems like it ought to be a simple task. The team that has learned something writes it up, then the team that needs the lesson reads the report – knowledge transferred, end of story. But unfortunately too many attempts at lessons learned don’t work.

7 Job Search Secrets You Must Know

45 Things

When I interviewed Harvey Mackay recently about using selling techniques to help in a job search, I told him that he was giving away the top secrets of journalists, also. It's funny -- I never thought that journalists and salespeople

A New Talent Management Framework

Josh Bersin

The concept of &# Integrated Talent Management&# became popular around five years ago – and since then organizations have used this phrase to describe an integrated approach to. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Working with Idiots Can Kill You!

Evil HR Lady

I always suspected this to be true. Of course, there is no Lindbergh University, nor did anyone do this study, but I fully believe it. I mean, death from head injuries sustained after beating your head against the wall must be at least

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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.

In Which I Peek Out Into the Blogosphere

The Bamboo Project Blog

You would be excused for thinking that I'd abandoned this blog. I haven't posted since October, a disturbing 7 months ago and an eternity in Internet time. It's not that I haven't been online. In fact, I've been blogging, Tweeting and using wikis, Facebook and other tools for most of my clients. But that's been the problem. My social media energies have been expended on behalf of other people and I've lost touch with social media for myself.

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All the Way

True Faith HR

Tonight, I will be one of the featured guests on the HR Happy Hour. The topic? Social Recruiting, Sports, and Upside." As avid readers of this blog (all three of you) know, I have made a number of sports-related posts , including one about the research I am doing on team management theory and what happens when key top personnel leave the organization while the CEO remains intact.

The Most Critical Lessons From This Crummy Job Market

45 Things

When I was a kid, one of those "grown-up" sayings that made no sense to me was "never say never again." But as I grew older, I not only began to understand it, and I even found myself saying it. It concerns me when I hear a lot of "I'll

The Recovery Drives Bold New Priorities for HR

Josh Bersin

This week we published our TalentWatch® research for the first half of 2010 (report available to research members). In this research we ask more than 200 top HR and business leaders to tell us about. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

The Personnelovac Machine

Nobscot

I had a good chuckle last night reading a cute, satiric short story from 1960 with an HR technology related theme.The Success Machine, by Henry Slesar, follows "Personnel Manager" Ralph Colihan. Colihan works for General Products, a company where "mechanical brains" (big computers) do all the thinking and employees are there to simply act on the results. Colihan runs the "Personnelovac" machine

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.

ReviewSNAP Version 2.0 Coming To SHRM Annual Conference

Reviewsnap

ReviewSNAP is pleased to announce that we will be launching ReviewSNAP Version 2.0 at the 2010 SHRM Annual Conference & Exposition in San Diego in late June. Our performance management system will very soon be more streamlined and robust than ever giving you both expanded and new features. ReviewSNAP is quickly earning the reputation as the premier Web-based performance management system.

How do I Balance a Job Offer with Potential Offers?

Evil HR Lady

It's fun to have companies fighting over you, but it's also dangerous. Here are some tips for navigating the job offers

Fine Time

True Faith HR

So, you’re back from HREvolution. You’re fired up and driven. You’re feeling warm and fuzzy and ready to take action. You want to influence like Jason Seiden and Paul Hebert. You want to make work meaningful like Dan Debow and Jay Goldman. You want to break out of the echo chamber like Laurie Ruettimann and Lance Haun. You really want to take action? Well, I am going to tell you the first thing you should do. It is subversive. It is brilliant in its deviousness. Shhh….are are you ready?

Does It Matter Whether You Have Friends at Work?

45 Things

How important is it that you work with people you like? Does it matter if you hang out with them outside of work? Or, do you prefer to keep your professional and personal lives separate -- talking to friends during the day via Twitter

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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.

Diversity and good management

Working Girl

One of the reasons I''ve been a bit quiet lately is that I''m taking a talent management certification course at Cornell, which takes up some of the time I typically use for blogging. One of the topics in this course was diversity, which inspired this post. It turns out that companies that tap into the power of diversity - i.e., not just tokenism, which can undermine company performance, but actively including members of a diverse workforce - perform better.

The Evolution of HR

Nobscot

It''s not often that you get to see the practice of Human Resources evolve before your very eyes. That is what I have been seeing with the many HR folks dabbling (and more!) in social media. Of particular interest is an upcoming "unconference" called HRevolution which is bringing together 150 forward thinking HR consultants, bloggers, practitioners, vendors and more.The group was pulled together

SuccessConnect San Francisco

SuccessFactors

SuccessConnect 2010 kicked off today in San Francisco and has been nothing but non-stop action. Leading the action, was Lars’ by jumping for joy onstage to open up his keynote. Lars recapped SuccessConnect in New York, discussing business execution, and spinning the infamous big “Wheel of Success.” The “Wheel of Success” has an array of […

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How do I Balance a Job Offer with Potential Offers?

Evil HR Lady

It's fun to have companies fighting over you, but it's also dangerous. Here are some tips for navigating the job offers

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.

Welcome to the Present

Workday

As an admitted technology junkie, I love watching as companies such as Google, Salesforce.com, Apple, Facebook and a revitalized Microsoft continue to deliver innovation at such an unrelenting pace. I’ll openly admit to having a first-edition iPad, Droid and even a Palm Pre (which is a better device than its market traction suggests

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Why Performance Reviews Make Some.

45 Things

Performance. Review. Two fairly harmless words. But put them together, as in "performance review" and you've just touched on a hot-button issue. If I've learned one thing from covering the workplace for so many years it's this: Just

A Couple of Reading Treats

Working Girl

Is it just me or are the HR and Leadership Carnivals particularly good this time around? Go ahead and check them out, each post is better than the next (mine are toward the bottom ;-): Carnival of HR hosted by Empxtrack Talent Junction Leadership Development Carnival hosted on Dan McCarthy''s Great Leadership blog. carnivals

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An Offer to all Novartis Human Resources Employees

Evil HR Lady

Dear Novartis HR Department, You probably don't know me. If you did, you might have actually read about what an HR department is supposed to do. Because of your lack of knowledge and insight, I am making an offer: Any questions from a Novartis HR person will be answered the same day I receive it. This means you will jump to the head of the line. Cut in front of the people in my queue. Why do I make this generous offer?

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.

I'm a Little Creeped Out by This

Evil HR Lady

IF YOU'VE ever joked about your boss being a robot, stop laughing, they soon could be. A web service has launched that allows software algorithms to automatically recruit, hire and pay workers to do a wide variety of tasks. For the last 60 years, humans have controlled software - now we're getting to the stage where software can control humans, " says Matt Barrie of Australian website Freelancer.com.

Working with Idiots Can Kill You!

Evil HR Lady

I always suspected this to be true. Of course, there is no Lindbergh University, nor did anyone do this study, but I fully believe it. I mean, death from head injuries sustained after beating your head against the wall must be at least a leading cause of emergency room visits, if not death. I know more than a few HR people who have been driven to insanity (or at least accounting) by some of the people we've dealt with.

It's a Job Interview, Not a Beauty Pageant

Evil HR Lady

In a beauty pageant, the judges look over a slate of contestants, ask them a few questions, perhaps have the contestants perform a talent of some sort, and then all the contestants parade around the stage in fancy dresses or bathing suits. At the end of all this, the judges proclaim a winner. She cries because it’s so wonderful and all the other contestants congratulate her and then slink back home, depressed because they didn’t get the crown.

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Your Least Favorite (or Favorite) Policy

Evil HR Lady

I'm sure over our time in the working world, we've all run across some bizarre policies and practices. And some good ones as well. I love to hear about the craziness some companies foist onto their employees. So, I'm going to encourage you to tell me what you've run across. As a little incentive, our friends at the New Yorker have offered 5 (yes 5) Desk Calendars. Granted, they are 2010 calendars, but we've still got 7 months left in 2010 and the cartoons never get outdated.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

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