July, 2009

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No Experience

Evil HR Lady

First I just wanted to say that I really enjoy reading your blog. I like your straight forward answers and sense of humor! My question to you is what should a new graduate like me do to get into the HR world? A little bit about me: I’ve graduated with my BA in psych in 07 and will receive my MBA in Sept 09. I’ve also gotten a HR Certificate. I’ve worked as a recruiter for about a year at a staffing agency and found that sale was not something I enjoy.

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Chosen Time

True Faith HR

'It was with great interest that I read about Ben Eubanks’ “ Introducing the HR Education Series ,” at UpstartHR.com. As someone who has taught HR for 14 years, and who has been intimately involved with SHRM College Relations at the local, state, regional and national level, the subject is near and dear to my heart. Working in small, liberal arts college, I am the sole proprietor of our HR program.

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Forget the Kids--It's the Adults Online Who Need Critical Thinking Skills

The Bamboo Project Blog

Stephen Downes points to a column by Larry Magid on the need for today's young people to develop critical thinking skills that will help them better evaluate what they read online. In it, Magid talks about the fact that in the old days" of mass media we had "trusted" news sources that we could generally rely on for the "truth." With the proliferation of media in the Internet age, this has changed.

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The Amazing Business Impact of Superior Talent Management

Josh Bersin

For the last several years HR and Corporate Training managers have been desperately seeking ways to cost-justify their increasing investments in talent management programs, processes, and systems. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Tags: Talent Management Talent Strategy Workforce Planning accenture Aetna caterpillar Chevron cisco ge Rogers Communications.

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AI & DEI: With Great Opportunities Comes Great HR Responsibility

Speaker: Jen Kirkwood - Partner, Responsible HR & AI at IBM and World Economic Forum Executive Fellow

The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration.

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The Five Forces of Enterprise 2.0 Adoption

Transparent Office

What makes individuals and organizations embrace Enterprise 2.0? There's a friendly but sharp ideological debate playing itself out on Twitter, the blogosphere, and in conference breakout sessions. I think it's confused. On one side, there's a group--I'll call them the "Kumbaya Crowd"--who believe that a spirit of altruism, sharing, and teamwork for the common good are what drive use of blogs, wikis, microblogging, and social networking.

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No Experience

Evil HR Lady

First I just wanted to say that I really enjoy reading your blog. I like your straight forward answers and sense of humor! My question to you is what should a new graduate like me do to get into the HR world? A little bit about me: I’ve graduated with my BA in psych in 07 and will receive my MBA in Sept 09. I’ve also gotten a HR Certificate. I’ve worked as a recruiter for about a year at a staffing agency and found that sale was not something I enjoy.

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Human capital only appreciates if you appreciate it

Working Girl

'This seems to be the ultimate secret of human capital management. You may think you know this, but do you really? If you look at any financial statement you will see debits and credits, which in turn represent assets and costs. That''s the secret of accounting, by the way. Most assets become less valuable over time. Again, nothing mysterious happening here, if you buy a new SUV (shame on you!

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10 Questions for Your Reflective Practice

The Bamboo Project Blog

Meredith Levinson has posted a series of 6 excellent questions to identify change agents and innovators during a job interview that she got from Amanda Hite, founder and president of recruiting and HR consulting firm Talent Revolution. It occurs to me that these six questions would also be great thought starters for both individual and organizational reflective practice.

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The Coaching & Development Model of Management Proves Itself Again

Josh Bersin

The top issue on the minds of HR leaders today is the need to “rebuild a culture of performance&# in their organizations. (From the 2009 Talent Management Factbook®, n=780 organizations). Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Tags: Performance Management Talent Management performance appraisal.

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Early Tenure Turnover: Stop the Revolving Door of Hires

Speaker: Dr. Craig Ellis, Head of I-O Psychology, HighMatch

Are you facing a revolving door of hires, especially within their first 90 days of employment? In this webinar, Dr. Craig Ellis, a leading industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist, offers insights and strategies to unravel the mystery behind early tenure turnover. Identify the root causes of early attrition to mitigate turnover’s impact in the first 12 months.

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Hurt

True Faith HR

'In the morning, I usually do a morning surf of the blogosphere to read the latest missives that have been published. One of my regular stops is Glenn Greenwald''s column at salon.com. As usual, he has an excellent post on journalism and the Constitution. Here is an excerpt from today''s column: By the design of the Founders, most American political issues are driven by the vicissitudes of political realities, shaped by practicalities and resolved by horse-trading compromises among competing fac

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The Problem and the Fix for the US Intelligence Agencies' Lessons Learned

Conversation Matters

One of the fascinating task my consulting brings is the opportunity to conduct in-depth studies of complex issues about knowledge sharing in a variety of organizations. This post is about a recent study I conducted for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) to look at the Lessons Learned problems across the Intelligence Community (IC) and within DIA specifically.

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The Importance of Individualizing a Cover Letter

Evil HR Lady

I don't hire people; haven't hired people in years. But, I can still tell you that it's important to make sure what you send to someone who does hire people is tailored to that particular job. I was reminded of this when I received an e-mail from a public relations person who wanted me to promote a book. I know that this person did not tailor his e-mail to me at all for the following reasons: 1.

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: My 5 New Rules for Cellphone Use

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, July 30, 2009 My 5 New Rules for Cellphone Use Congress is currently seeking a ban on texting while driving after studies have shown that the practice is as dangerous -- or more so -- than drunk driving.

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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Are Knowledge Workers the New "Blue Collar" Workers?

The Bamboo Project Blog

I'm currently reading Matthew Gardner's Shop Class as Soul Craft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work, and it's raising some interesting questions about "knowledge work" and where we may be going with the information economy. (For a decent summary of some of Gardner's main points, check out his NYT Magazine article, The Case for Working with Your Hands ).

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Employers Capitulate on Business Slowdown – The Turnaround is Coming

Josh Bersin

In our Q2 TalentWatch® research report (TalentWatch is Bersin & Associates business research on employment, hiring, talent readiness, and investment trends, available to research members) we see. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Tags: Business Trends Succession Management Talent Strategy business turnaround capitulation recession talent mobility.

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Mesh

True Faith HR

'After a week of excess (trip to KC for BBQ and baseball, bachelor party in Chicago, Coldplay at Alpine Valley in WI, Brewers baseball), its back to reality and thinking about fall classes. One of the things I am pondering adding is a social media component to my intro to HR class. I would like it to be more than having everyone join twitter or start a blog.

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Extension to a Good Post on Performance Management

Reviewsnap

'This morning I read a good post on Renegade HR called "Create a Performance Management Culture The Ghandi Way" and I want to extend my thoughts on this approach. All too often companies do their reviews once a year and forget about the employee''s development until next year''s reviews come around. Then when it comes time for next year''s reviews the managers rate the employees similar or identical to the previous review and their development plan looks no different than the previous year''s.

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Delivering DEI Training That Drives Real Change

Speaker: Jeffrey Hall, Chief Creative Office of WILL Interactive

Great DEI training improves engagement, retention, and teamwork. Poor training does little. What content areas are right for our organization? How can you construct training around empathy-building, relatable stories for a positive disposition to hard topics? We’ll cover the latest research on how to make training that actually delivers attitudinal and behavioral shifts.

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Medical Problems with no FMLA

Evil HR Lady

My mother is working part time for benefits until she retires. She has hated this job for many valid reasons. They have reprimanded employees hatefully in front of customers and refused employees time off for medical reasons. She had cataract surgery on one eye and was required to work that next day. She did not complain. She made the managers aware at the time of scheduling the first surgery that she would need to have the other eye done in two weeks.

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Do Online Classes Make Sense for.

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Monday, July 20, 2009 Do Online Classes Make Sense for Your Career? When I graduated from college -- even though I loved the experience -- I literally ran to my car after the ceremony, speeding away in my 72 Olds Cutlass Supreme.

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"How to Open a Banana Like a Monkey": The Anatomy of a Good Training Video

The Bamboo Project Blog

Why this video works (in no particular order): It's short--less than a minute. It reminds us of how we usually peel a banana and the problems with it. There is a demonstration of the old, bad way to peel and then the new, wonderful way--both clearly depicted, accompanied by a verbal description using simple language. There are no long explanations on the theory or history of peeling bananas--just straight to the task at hand.

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4 ways to raid IRAs penalty-free

Business Management Daily

Take advantage of tax law exceptions for “raiding” an IRA. Here are four prime examples. The post 4 ways to raid IRAs penalty-free appeared first on Business Management Daily.

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Are There Gaps in Your HR Policies?

Putting the right HR policies in place can help your organization grow smoothly and help your company culture thrive. Use this essential HR checklist to cover the basics and make sure there aren’t any gaps in your HR functions.

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Cries and Whispers

True Faith HR

'I''m often asked "what is my most interesting teaching experience?" Well. For me, the most interesting student interaction I''ve experienced was in my early career. I was in the middle of a Thursday morning lecture/discussion when a student started to get up to leave the class. The student behind her asked, "Are you okay?" She replied, nonchalantly, "Oh.my water broke.

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Performance Incentives

Reviewsnap

'Employees that have performance incentives as part of their compensation package need to earn their bonuses or other form of incentive compensation. In some organizations, incentive compensation is too loosely tied to performance and payments are made regardless of performance. This sends a very bad message in terms of accountability. When performance does not meet the minimum requirements for payout under an incentive compensation arrangement, there should be no payout.

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The Importance of Individualizing a Cover Letter

Evil HR Lady

I don't hire people; haven't hired people in years. But, I can still tell you that it's important to make sure what you send to someone who does hire people is tailored to that particular job. I was reminded of this when I received an e-mail from a public relations person who wanted me to promote a book. I know that this person did not tailor his e-mail to me at all for the following reasons: 1.

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: How to Quit a Job Properly

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, July 16, 2009 How to Quit a Job Properly No one talks much these days about quitting a job. After all, with an unemployment rate heading towards 10 percent, most of the focus has been on how to get a job and keep a job.

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Managing Your Recruitment Agency Spend in 2024

Feeling overwhelmed by a juggling act of internal recruiting, agency relationships, and direct hire spend? You’re not alone. In today’s competitive talent landscape, building a dream team requires strategic orchestration. Recruiting agencies and search firms provide invaluable services, but managing them effectively alongside your internal team can pose unique challenges.

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Forget the Kids--It's the Adults Online Who Need Critical Thinking Skills

The Bamboo Project Blog

Stephen Downes points to a column by Larry Magid on the need for today's young people to develop critical thinking skills that will help them better evaluate what they read online. In it, Magid talks about the fact that in the old days" of mass media we had "trusted" news sources that we could generally rely on for the "truth." With the proliferation of media in the Internet age, this has changed.

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How do you roll?

Working Girl

'I was recently caught by a short but excellent post by Meg over at Talented Apps about the importance of building up a ''team'' that helps you be successful. The individuals on Team You are not necessarily direct team members, rather they are all the people who enable you to excel at your job. This post grabbed me because I''ve recently been thinking and blogging about ''top talent'' and why it''s important not to forget about all the people who enable and support top performers.

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Procession

True Faith HR

'Summer is always a good time to catch up on TV shows that I miss during the fall or spring, and haven''t found the time to fit into my busy schedule. One of the shows I am catching up on this summer is "Burn Notice." The tag line for the show is "When spies get fired, they don’t get a letter from human resources.they get BURNED." Michael Westen is a McGyver-esque spy who finds himself without a job, no access to his bank accounts, and no idea for the reason behind his dismissal.