May, 2009

Knowledge Management: Where We've Been and Where We're Going - Part Two

Conversation Matters

In this series I‘ve classified the evolving landscape of knowledge management into three categories. The first category is leveraging explicit knowledge and is about capturing documented knowledge and building it into a collection - connecting people to content.

Modern Corporate Training: The Enterprise Learning Framework

Josh Bersin

Over the last year or so we have talked with hundreds of companies about their desire to transform their corporate training programs to take advantage of social networking, knowledge management, Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Learning Culture Learning On-Demand Learning Programs enterprise learning framework

Your Guide to Job Search and Personal Branding on Twitter

The Bamboo Project Blog

Twitter --the 140 character social networking site--is becoming increasingly useful for job seekers. It doesn't work for everyone, of course, but it can certainly turbo-charge your networking, a key strategy for successful job hunting. It can also be an effective part of your personal branding campaign. Here, then, is a (somewhat) definitive link guide to getting a new job (or losing your current one) through Tweeting. (I I put this together for a client, so thought it would be nice to share).

Latest ReviewSNAP Additions

Reviewsnap

Recently, based on requests from some of our clients, ReviewSNAP has added the capability of attaching documents such as job descriptions as well as attaching documents to our feedback area.

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.

Twittering Matters

Future of Work

There’s an intriguing new article about Twitter and how it’s affecting corporate cultures and reputations in the June 1 issue of Business Week (&# Managing the Tweets&# - the online version is titled “ Web 2.0: Managing Corporate Reputations “). Here’s the essence of the article (written by our friend Michelle Conlin and her colleague Douglas Macmillan ): Social networking is a love-hate relationship.

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Where Knowledge Management Has Been and Where It Is Going- Part One

Conversation Matters

KM has changed in many ways since its beginning some fifteen years ago, with new tools and new strategies. But what is most interesting to me is the profound change in the way we conceptualize knowledge and the implications of that conceptualization for how we do our work as knowledge professionals.

SumTotal Bidding War Continues - HR Software gets Hotter

Josh Bersin

The LMS market continues to heat up as two private equity firms bid for SumTotal Systems. This week Vista Equity Partners upped its bid to $4.75 a share (up from $3.80 several weeks ago), bringing. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

KeyHubs and Google Wave Are Looking Interesting

The Bamboo Project Blog

A few things that have popped up recently that have me excited to explore further: KeyHubs for Mapping Informal Networks Via a Delicious save from Beth Kanter , I found this article on mapping networks--an interesting read in itself.

The Winner is.

Transparent Office

A lot of companies ask me whether contests are a good way to spur social software adoption. In my experience, contests can be very effective in generating buzz, awareness, participation, and enthusiasm. They can also be demotivating and marginalizing. It all depends on how you run the contest, and the right way to do it is counterintuitive. The theory that many people bring to contests is informed by classical economic theory: If you want to motivate people to change their behavior (e.g.,

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.

Another View of the Future of Work

Future of Work

Time Magazine has just discovered that the future of work will be very different from the world that we’ve all grown up with. The May 25 print edition actually has “The Future of Work&# as it’s cover story: And if you click on that image you’ll go right to the (free) online version of the story. It starts like this: Ten years ago, Facebook didn’t exist. Ten years before that, we didn’t have the Web. So who knows what jobs will be born a decade from now?

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SaaS vs. On-Premise Software

Reviewsnap

ReviewSNAP was recently asked by Capterra to give them a list of features or benefits of a SaaS (software as a service) program for their buyers'' guide. There are advantages to both types of software, but it really boils down to the needs of the company. If you are considering using a SaaS program rather than an on-premise program you will need to ask yourself the following questions: If implementation of the software is required, how long will it take?

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: How to Overcome Obstacles in Your Career

45 Things

Yesterday I guest posted on GL Hoffman's "What Would Dad Say" blog about learning to be more resourceful. I'd like to expand on that and talk about overcoming obstacles at work. Today, the workplace is a hotbed of stress

IBM Adopts Saba as its Learning Technology Partner

Josh Bersin

A very important partnership was announced today: IBM announced a major commitment to Saba as its primary learning management technology partner. Background on IBM’s Learning Platform. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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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.

Feeling Like Dirt

The Bamboo Project Blog

The past few months for me have been a sort of hodgepodge of deadlines and projects and weird personal things like realizing that my younger daughter is going to college next year (COLLEGE! My baby!) and that she doesn't need her mother so much anymore.

Team Building

Evil HR Lady

A friend had to go to a mandatory "team building" event. You can probably guess my opinion of such things, but some people like them. Wasting time "building unity" by doing a silly activity such as building a raft, making a dinner or negotiating a ropes course is bad enough during business hours, but this event was held in the evening. You remember the purpose of evenings, don't you? It's time to be at home.

Be Sure to Participate in our Future of Work/Mobile Workforce Summit

Future of Work

We’ve already announced our partnership with Realcomm to conduct a Future of Work - Mobile Workforce Summit the day before Realcomm 2009 in Chicago in June. We are also very pleased to report that as of today we have four active sponsors for the event: Spenser Communications is a major distributor of Avaya products and services; Citrix Online is a provider of web commuting and remote access tools like GoToMeeting, Goto Webinar and GoToMy PC.

Spellchecker and Format Editor Added to ReviewSNAP

Reviewsnap

Everyone at some point questions whether or not they spelled something correctly or they used the correct grammar. Well you no longer need to worry about that when adding comments/suggestion, development plans or adding job descriptions to the ReviewSNAP Performance Management System. Not only did we add the ability to spell-check your content, but you now have the ability to format it as well.

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.

Book: Brain Science Shows Current Management Techniques Do More.

45 Things

I can't begin to count the number of "management gurus" I've interviewed over the years. They explain how to use 360-degree feedback; give ideas for 1001 employee rewards and incentives; and outline how to set achievable goals for

The Talent Management Software Slump

Josh Bersin

We have been carefully looking at the Talent Management Software market over the last few weeks, and the first quarter of 2009 was a bit of a disaster. The market for performance and succession. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

The Bamboo Project Blog: Your Guide to Job Search and Personal Branding on Twitter

The Bamboo Project Blog

Twitter--the 140 character social networking site--is becoming increasingly useful for job seekers. It doesn't work for everyone, of course, but it can certainly turbo-charge your networking, a key strategy for successful job hunting

Counter Offers

Evil HR Lady

I work in California and have recently been offered a similar position with a new company. I turned in my resignation letter today and my boss asked me what it would take to make me stay. I told him that if they increase my salary to match the new offer I would stay. After he talks with his boss and HR, he tells me that they will match the offer but they want to see a hard copy first. I'm wondering if this is violating my privacy rights to salary information.

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.

Doing Business Anywhere, Anytime

Future of Work

As previously announced, Charlie Grantham and I were featured in a webinar yesterday that was hosted by PC Magazine and sponsored by Citrix Online. Michael Krieger represented PC Magazine and acted as moderator. We were also joined by Eric Bensley of Citrix Online. The topic was “Corporate Agility: Doing Business Anywhere, Anytime.&# A recording of the webinar, including both our slides and our voiceover, is available at this link (it will open in Windows Media Player).

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Fact or Myth: Recruiting is Less Important in Economic Downturn

Working Girl

Although gross job creation remains fairly consistent regardless of economic conditions and many companies continue to hire, either consistently or sporadically, many companies have hiring freezes and are moving to outsourced recruiting to cut costs. These companies may be right to focus on cutting costs and/or retaining their critical employees rather than on new recruiting strategies.

Five Steps Every College Student Needs to Take Now to Get a Job Later

45 Things

I've spoken with several campus recruiters lately, and they all say the same thing: You think this job market is tough? Just wait. Not exactly music to the ears of a college student right now. While they're studying and funneling

The State of Learning and Talent Measurement: A Work in Process

Josh Bersin

In April we published our bi-annual State of Learning and Talent Measurement research and again the news is mixed. Report available here at no charge.) A few tidbits for you to think about: Only. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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.