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.

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.

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.

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

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

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.

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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.

I Want to Work for Diddy

Working Girl

I dislike most reality TV but I found myself getting sucked into ''I Want to Work For Diddy'' because of its unexpected insight into HR topics. The basic premise is that they pull a bunch of people together who admit they don''t want to do any real work and one token achiever, then give them impossible and annoying tasks to perform as a team. People get voted off until one finally gets to work for Diddy.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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).

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

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.

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.

On Deadlines and Missing the Boat

Working Girl

Thanks Lorraine ! cartoon

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Elegia

True Faith HR

Tomorrow I head to Washington D.C. to participate in the SHRM Leadership Conference. One of the topics at the forefront of my mind will be the subject of student certification. Last year, SHRM and HRCI decided to change the eligibility requirements for the PHR exam for graduating students. Currently, any student can take the PHR exam, and, if they pass, they must complete 2 years of exempt level HR experience over the next 5 years to be able to use the PHR designation.

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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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.

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 ).

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

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.

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.

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.