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?


True Faith HR

Welcome to 2010 at True Faith HR. Like Obama, I am looking forward, not backward. Looking at my planner, it looks like I will be accumulating more frequent flier miles than Clooney in "Up in the Air."

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.

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.

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

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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.

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. “

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".

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.

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

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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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.

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

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.

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.

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

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.

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.

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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.


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.

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.

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

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.

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


True Faith HR

Over the past year, or so, faculty at our institution of higher learning have been having discussions about, what we perceive, as "disruptive" student behaviors in the classroom. As a small, liberal arts school, with relatively small class sizes (less than 35 students per class), student actions out of the norm become more noticeable.

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