January, 2010

Learning and Talent Management in Europe

Josh Bersin

This week I had the opportunity to keynote the largest learning conference in the UK, the UK Learning Technologies Conference (developed and run by Donald H. Taylor, one of the most knowledgeable. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Learning Culture Organization & Governance Atlantic-Link Donald H. Taylor UK Learning Technologies Conference

The Importance of Ongoing Communication with Your Employees


If your job consisted of continuous monitoring of whether or not the managers of the company were consistently and effectively communicating with their employees, what conclusions do you think you would make?

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Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: January 2010

Future of Work

This is the January 2010 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. Welcome to 2010. We are dispensing with our usual list of predictions for the coming year, as we’ve done in years past. As we suggest below, 2010 is going to be a year of massive change for just about every sector of the economy and every business.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: How to Move from Temporary Work to a.

45 Things

How to Move from Temporary Work to a Full-Time Gig. When I was in high school I landed my first holiday job working at a small J.C. Penney's. Most of the time I was scheduled to work after school until about 9 p.m. I soon dubbed it as

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.


Nicholas Bate's Book 'Instant MBA' and Other Great Resources for 2010 · Instant_MBA. Nicholas Bate is a prolific thinker, blogger and author. More than that, he is a wonderful friend. He shared some of his best work with me in 2009

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Why Talent Mobility Matters

Josh Bersin

One of the most daunting talent management challenges in organizations is something we call “talent mobility&# – the ability of an organization to enable and direct the movement of. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

ReviewSNAP Announces Expansion of Referral Partner Program


ReviewSNAP , the most user-friendly and affordable Web-based performance management system , announced today that it is expanding its Referral Partnership Program. The company has always offered an Affiliate program and last year began to form referral partnerships on a limited basis with PEO organizations, HRIS system providers, and business and human resource consulting firms.

Policies that you should fight

Evil HR Lady

My exempt coworker had vacation days pre-approved by our Manager via our computer-based "time-off" system. At the last minute, some work tasks compelled him to work on those vacation days (the company benefited from his closing a large, end-of-year sale). The computer based system we use to request vacation days in advance doesn't allow us or a manager to cancel the requests, so his vacation hours balance shows the hours are used and "gone".

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 6 tips for handling a pregnancy and.

45 Things

6 tips for handling a pregnancy and a career. When I was pregnant with my first child, I was determined to be professional and discreet about the issue at work. I didn't even plan on telling my boss until I was past my first trimester

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

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Way of Life

True Faith HR

One of the challenges of teaching human resources is keeping up with the latest trends and laws. The most recent textbook is unlikely to be up-to-date (Lilly Ledbetter anyone?) and even some of the most recent research is likely to have some lag time. As a result, I am taking a different tack this semester and having my students read blog posts by some of the most influential HR practitioners. On Thursday, January 28, for example, they read: Dr. Drewett. “

Peopleclick Authoria – A New Talent Management Leader?

Josh Bersin

Last week Bedford Funding announced its acquisition of Peopleclick and the immediate combination of Peopleclick with existing portfolio company Authoria, creating a combined talent management systems. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

What Teachers Make

Working Girl

Poet Taylor Mali gives a short, inspired talk in response to the question, '' What do you make? '' According to his bio, he''s not actually a teacher, which is a shame because I would send my kids to his school. A few highlights: ''I make students work harder than they thought was possible.'' ''I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor.'' ''I make a difference. What about you?''

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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.

The Joy of Unions

Evil HR Lady

My brother-in-law works for a unionized company and has for 2 years now. He has all the qualifications needed for his job and is going to night school to get even more qualifications that are recommended for his job but not required. Another co-worker in another sector of the company is being laid off and was told by HR that if he gets a certain class of driver's license by the end of the week he can have my brother-in-law's job instead and they will lay my brother in law off instead.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Eat your salad first, and other.

45 Things

Every year I get loads of candy over the holidays, and every year I feel compelled to eat it as fast as possible. This is because I always make a New Year's resolution to lose weight and eat healthier, so I figure the faster I consume

Quality and Quantity – The Conversation Continues


On 8th Jan, 2010, I wrote a post on Quality and Quantity – Compliance and Excellence. The post resulted in some very interesting conversations in form of comments and in-person conversations. The gist of my post was

Doing more with less


In a recent research study conducted by the Conference Board it’s concluded that in 2009 the global productivity fell by 1% on average which is the first time in 19 years it’s declined as measured as output per worked hour. On a global basis it is expected to grow by more than 2% in 2010. […]. Uncategorized economy growth productivity

100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Broken Promise

True Faith HR

This past week, Mike Vandervort published the pros and cons of having Al Gore as a keynote speaker at the 2010 SHRM Annual Conference in San Diego. Out of curiosity, I went back through my old conference programs to see who SHRM has chosen as keynote speakers in the past and whether Al Gore is truly a controversial choice. 2001 - San Francisco - Gen.

No more stars?

Working Girl

I''ve read a couple of thoughtful and thought-provoking posts lately on how teams may perform better without stars, including this one at The HR Capitalist. First of all, let me say that I have personal experience with teams that have one ''go to'' person, which depending on the topic can either be frustrating or kind of nice.* When the go to person moves on, the team shakes out into a new constellation, sometimes a better, more open one with new stars, sometimes a sad, disfunctional one.


Evil HR Lady

Can a company divulge the details of a performance improvement plan to another company verifying a candidate's (assuming the candidate was put into a performance improvement plan by his former employer) employment history? Can a company? Keep in mind that I am not a lawyer, this is not legal advice, and I have no knowledge of your actual location, so this may not apply to you at all.) People have this strange idea that companies are a. only allowed to verify titles/dates/salaries or b.

3 Ways to Give the Best of Yourself

45 Things

Mute. I love that little button on my TV remote. I use it a lot. Commercial comes on? Mute. A program with talking heads yelling at each other? In today's workplace, I think a lot of people long for a "mute" button

Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

Book Review: The Leadership Test by Timothy R. Clark


leadership_test_book_cover[1] Businesses today are plagued by people who are "installed" in leadership positions just because of their prior performance as a "worker". I have seen some excellent technical brains failing miserably as

On SuccessFactors


To execute you need to make sure your staff knows what to do and are doing it. At some level it’s that simple. I read this blog from a recent customer of ours [link] A small niche IT -solutions provider. As a small business in a service industry, productivity and profitability depend almost entirely on […]. Uncategorized execution performance small business SuccessFactors

As It Is When It Was

True Faith HR

Often, a good manager is one that has spent more of his career developing others than being coached him or herself. In the NFL, it is common to see coaching trees develop.

Working Girls

Working Girl

In the US women make up 49.9% of the workforce and it is predicted that the percentage of women in management will also increase over the next decade. It seems that the glass ceiling has relaxed - somewhat - for women who are willing to make the necessary personal sacrifices. For women with children, however, the story is different. Due to a combination of insufficient childcare and gender neutral expectations in the workplace, women are often forced to choose between children and careers.

How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.