November, 2009

An Economic Tipping Point in Corporate Talent Strategies

Josh Bersin

Each quarter for the last several years we have published TalentWatch®, a comprehensive look at talent trends in organizations around the world. This report, which is only available to research. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

What Lengths Will People Go To Miss Work?

Reviewsnap

This morning while driving I was listening to the radio and the station was taking calls to hear the craziest takes on what people have done to skip work. This "contest" was prompted by a 29 year old employee who works at Blockbuster who stabbed himself in the leg to be able to miss work.

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Is Your Career in Jeopardy Because of Your Weight?

45 Things

As Congress debates health care reform, it's worth noting that employers are already taking steps to bring down their health care costs, whether it's setting up wellness programs for workers -- or requiring employees who have certain

Future of Work Agenda: November Issue

Future of Work

This is the November issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. We welcome comments on any of these articles. You can also access the newsletter directly on our website, at this link. It’s hard to believe the extended “holiday season&# is just about upon us. It’s been a tough year for just about everyone. However, we’re seeing some encouraging signs of a genuine recovery. Even though the official U.S.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Six scripts for talking about performance problems

Business Management Daily

You may dread confronting employees face to face about performance issues. But employees are far more likely to accept your critique and commit to improvement if you present those problems in a fair, concrete and "problem-solving" manner. Use these six tips as a framework to guide your discussion: The post Six scripts for talking about performance problems appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece Leaders & Managers Performance Reviews

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Why Salary.com Won the 2009 HR Technology Shootout

Josh Bersin

For the last two Octobers we have travelled to the HR Technology Conference to see four HR software providers show off their software in the Talent Management Shootout. While the Shootout is a. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

ReviewSNAP Updates List To Be Added To Blog

Reviewsnap

Upon the request of our client subscribers, ReviewSNAP will soon be adding a section to our blog providing you a list of all of the changes/enhancements that are made to the system over time. To help you better understand the changes/enhancements, we will also be adding a description of the functionality of each feature and how to utilize them within the system. Once the list has been posted, we will send out an email to let you know it is there.

8 tips to help you find your way in this tough job market

45 Things

While I knew there was a good chance the unemployment rate would go up, when I heard the latest figures were 10.2 percent, my reaction on Twitter was automatic: "Double ugh," I wrote. It was exactly how I was feeling at the moment

Compass: Can We Survive the Internet?

Future of Work

This is a reprint of our Feature article from the November issue of Future of Work Agenda , our free monthly newsletter. You can also read the article within the newsletter, at this link , or download a.pdf version, at this link. Jim Ware and Charlie Grantham. “The Hurrier I go, the Behinder I get. “(old Pennsylvania Dutch saying). We’re not worried about whether the Internet will survive.

Designing Equitable Performance: How to Create Fair, Inclusive Assessments

Speaker: Aubrey Blanche & Sahra Kaboli-Nejad

We are all susceptible to bias and strive to mitigate it through reading, taking classes, and participating in trainings - yet, it seems like these aren’t driving the change we need. Women tend to receive vague, personality-based feedback, where men tend to receive performance related feedback. Work completed by Black men is more likely to be rated as lower quality than White men. And Black women face these overlapping biases in even more extreme ways. So what can we do to address the inequities in the system? Look at the system itself - are we designing an equitable performance system that benefits everyone? Join Culture Amp’s Global Head of Equitable Design and Impact, Aubrey Blanche, along with Diversity, Equity, and Belonging Lead Sahra Kaboli-Nejad, to discuss how we can re-evaluate our performance management systems. We will discuss the benefits of designing a system at every level (individual, manager, and organization) to help mitigate bias and ultimately create a system that finally succeeds at what it is supposed to do - improve performance.

This Time of Night

True Faith HR

On the heels of attending HREvolution, I will be heading to Arlington, VA next week to attend the SHRM National Leadership Conference for the 10 th consecutive year.

The 'I' in Team

Working Girl

"There''s no ''i'' in team." I''ve never liked that phrase because I think it sells teams short by devaluing its members. Successful teamwork requires collaboration, which means putting team success ahead of your own agenda. But a key measure of team success is throughput.

And what do you want me to do about this?

Evil HR Lady

I am an HR manager. I have employees who come to me with complaints about their supervisors and these supervisors are also my confidants as managers on the management team I am on. Do I keep their complaints to myself or share with the manager that I think will fix the issue with no problem? Employees whine. Managers whine. Evil HR Lady whines incessantly because she has a bad cold and cannot breathe properly. (No, No, it is not Swine Flu, or any flu.

How many Souls Have Left the Building? A Conversation on Employee Engagement.

SuccessFactors

I recently had the opportunity to sit down with Brad Federman, author of a new book on Employee Engagement (unambiguously) titled, “Employee Engagement.” [link] I wanted to get his opinion on all things Engagement – What is it? Why don’t companies understand it? What can they do about it? He offered some great insight, even […]. Strategic HR Employee Engagement execution

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

5 tips for working at home with your significant other

45 Things

The tough times have brought about a lot of changes, both personally and professionally. One of those changes has been a lot of people launching their own businesses from home. But what happens when you and your significant other both

The Triple Bottom Line

Future of Work

This is a reprint of our Feature article from the November issue of Future of Work Agenda , our free monthly newsletter. You can also read the article within the newsletter, at this link , or download a.pdf version, at this link. This is the third part of a six-part series on Business Community Centers tm (or “BCC’s&# —see “ Business Community Centers as Third Places &# for a detailed description of the concept and our basic business model).

Subculture

True Faith HR

Thanks to Paul Hebert for his thoughtful response (as well as those who commented) to my post below here. It’s a fitting topic, given that it was my worst day of attendance this semester. Part of that could be attributable to Wisconsin culture (it is the start of deer season), as well as the fact that classes are cancelled tomorrow for Thanksgiving and some students may have decided to get an early jump on the holiday. Anyway, here are my comments to Paul (and others): 1.

On Deadlines and Missing the Boat

Working Girl

Thanks Lorraine ! cartoon

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Even During COVID-19, I-9s Have to Be Done Right, on Time, and in Person

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And what do you want me to do about this?

Evil HR Lady

I am an HR manager. I have employees who come to me with complaints about their supervisors and these supervisors are also my confidants as managers on the management team I am on. Do I keep their complaints to myself or share with the manager that I think will fix the issue with no problem? Employees whine. Managers whine. Evil HR Lady whines incessantly because she has a bad cold and cannot breathe properly. (No, No, it is not Swine Flu, or any flu.

Excellence in execution is infrastructure

SuccessFactors

Eriks note: This is a guest post by Meri Gruber a leading expert on business execution. She blogs on the intersection of innovation and business execution at www.competingonexecution.com CEO’s continue to rate execution excellence as their top challenge. But what does “excellence in execution” actually mean? The CEO wants to turn the wheel and […

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Could a Union Be Coming to a Cubicle Near You?

45 Things

My Dad was a blue-collar worker. His favorite job was working on the railroad, but the only job I really remember him having was at an oil refinery in Oklahoma. It was a dangerous, dirty job, but he never complained

Raising the Bar on Flexible Work

Future of Work

Just found a very compelling report on the role that flexible work has in supporting corporate agility and strategic flexibility. It’s a new report prepared by Sandy Burud , Ph.D, of Flexpaths , a firm we know and have had many conversations with. There’s a brief summary of the research and the report on the Sloan Work and Family Network website (which I found via twitter - @sloannetwork ).

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

Sooner Than You Think

True Faith HR

While the fall semester is winding down, I am already thinking and planning for spring semester. One of the classes I will be teaching (and usually do teach) is Statistics for Business and Economics.at 8:00 A.M. Not surprisingly, attendance tends to be a bit problematic. In a class such as statistics, a single absence can often have deleterious effects on grades since much of the material builds on that which was previously taught earlier in the semester.

It's Just Good Business

Working Girl

Our kids go to a Munich Kindergarten that is in house at a local business. The people who own the business, which specializes in IT firewalls, established the Kindergarten so that they and their employees would have good, quality daycare while they work.

Getting Stuck with a Problem

Evil HR Lady

I am an executive director for a small company, and I report directly to the company president. The office hours for my company are 8 am to 5 pm, and every employee has to badge is and no one is required to badge out. All employees, exempt and non-exempt, enter their arrival and departure times into the company time-tracking system. There is a director (Mr. X, we'll call him) who is a problematic performer.

Someone’s getting it done

SuccessFactors

You know we’re always talking about the execution and that nothing else is more important to drive business results than that. Obviously execution is about getting things done and the question then is rather who is executing? I read the result from this survey from our friends at McKinsey & Co. where they found that […]. Uncategorized done execution leadership

COVID-19: Returning to the Workplace in a New Reality

COVID-19 has created a new set of risks that require a new way of working. Download Gallagher’s latest COVID-19 report for insights into encouraging resiliency in your people, building confidence in your organization, and preparing for the future of work.