April, 2010

From E-Learning to We-Learning: SkillSoft InGenius

Josh Bersin

Today the corporate training industry is evolving from ten years of focus on e-learning and blended learning towards a serious and transformational focus on “we-learning.&# We named this. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. collaborative learning e-learning skillsoft we-learning

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 5 Important Rules for New Employees

45 Things

No one forgets their first job, just like no one forgets their first love. It's imprinted in our brains, part of what makes us who we are today. While many first jobs are tough -- who doesn't remember the boss yelling or co-workers

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The Importance of HR: A Tragedy that Could Have Been Avoided

Nobscot

If any of your colleagues or senior management ever doubt the importance of the Human Resources function, tell them about the Tragedy at Mangatepopo Gorge.On April 16, 2008, 6 students and 1 teacher died due to an amazing array of Human Resources failures on the part of Sir Edmund Hilary Outdoor Pursuits Centre. The tragedy happened on an adventure field trip in New Zealand but the Human

Enterprise Microblogging for Fun and Profit

Transparent Office

"It's cool, but is it work?" That was the question of the day last week when I visited one of Socialtext's newer customers: Oxford University Press. We're deploying to all 4,500 employees, and they're a wonderful client: intelligent, committed, and keenly aware of both the threats and the opportunities that social media present to the publishing industry.

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.

Learn How to Give Feedback

Evil HR Lady

I love TED. I listen to the talks there all the time. My next career goal is to present at TED some day. If any TED organizers read this, I'm a good speaker. Honest. Contact me. I promise to come up with something innovative for your next conference. But, this is not about me, this is about Feedback.

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How and Why we Must Differentiate Talent

Josh Bersin

Consider what goes through the head of your CEO or Senior VP’s most days. “If I could only get more of my people to perform like Joe, we’d be such a more high-performing. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

5 Steps You Must Take Now to Help Your Career

45 Things

I sort of feel like I've been holding my breath since last fall when the economy started to fall apart and people were losing their jobs right and left. While I've always taken the job of writing career advice seriously

What Do You Not Understand About Private & Confidential?

Nobscot

I was browsing through my Twitter stream this morning and this tweet caught my eye:The link brings you to a memo from Capgemini to one its employees regarding his bonus award for 2009. It then follows with the employee''s presumed response. In a gesture of kindness or sarcasm (the tweeter assumes sarcasm) the employee requests that the company keeps the bonus to help with any future financial

Barbie on Talent Management

Working Girl

I recently watched the Barbie Fairytopia series with my daughters and had the following conversation with my 6-year-old: Daughter: Why did the fairy guardians have to teach the younger fairies the Dance of Spring? Me: They were doing succession planning. Blank stare.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Learn How to Give Feedback

Evil HR Lady

I love TED. I listen to the talks there all the time. My next career goal is to present at TED some day. If any TED organizers read this, I'm a good speaker. Honest. Contact me. I promise to come up with something innovative for your next conference. But, this is not about me, this is about Feedback.

Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: April 2010

Future of Work

This is the April 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. Spring is sprung, as they say. All the economic signs are pointing to brighter days ahead, though the brightness may take longer to arrive than most of us would like.

Workday 10 Includes Talent Management

Workday

It seems counterintuitive that HR systems haven’t always included t he ability to track and record such things as employee skills and goals --along with hours worked and absences -- since the quality of a workforce is so important to any company’s success

What toll has workplace stress taken on your life?

45 Things

Since last October, it seems like every time I interview someone they're sick, just getting sick -- or coming off a bout of illness that has lasted weeks. I've heard people cough so hard I thought they would hack up a lung

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

Prediction: Unsustainable Employee Turnover Crisis

Nobscot

There is a lot of talk these days about sustainability. The general concept is simply about having the ability to endure.I''m m predicting a business sustainability crisis in corporate America that is going to require the finesse of some genius Human Resources professionals to prevent.The crisis relates to unprecedented employee turnover rates that companies will not be able to financially

Managers I Have Known - Part I

Working Girl

Today I thought I''d re-visit my own personal Manager Hall of Fame. see anyone you know? The Leader: (Someone who trusts you to make good decisions.) Tom, the VP of Application Development, was coming to town and there was a line up of people who wanted to meet with him.

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I'm White and My Racist Boss Fired Me

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, I was recently fired. My working environment was hostile at the least. My immediate supervisor, African American, was blatantly racist to me, white. Multiple people in the office, including other African Americans, have complained to HR about this individual’s racism yet the company protects the problem and discharges the problem white employees. How can this sort of thing continue? I don’t think we’ve got a chance in a court of law since we’re white and she’s black.

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Take a Quick Poll on Your Trusted Sources

Future of Work

Please take three minutes right now to respond to a very short survey about trusted sources of information. If you take the survey, we’ll send you a free copy of our findings. Quick Poll: Trusted Sources. We’ve realized recently that people are increasingly turning to friends and colleagues for advice and information, rather than relying on so-called “experts.&#

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

All You Need Is One For HR, Talent Management

Workday

It has to be one of the biggest software industry no-brainers of all time -- the idea to converge human resources management and talent management software

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: How Badly Do You Need Time Off?

45 Things

The day before I left for vacation a couple of weeks ago, I was trying to finish my work, pack for my family, clean the house for the house sitter and figure out what that weird smell was coming from my refrigerator

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First Impressions: How Our Unconscious Mind Deceives Us

Nobscot

You are a recruiter. You go into the lobby to meet your applicant. Your applicant is sitting next to a very large, obese woman. As you walk your applicant back to your office, you begin to formulate your initial impressions. Would you believe it if I told you that your first impressions were going to be more negative because the applicant was sitting next to the obese woman? Even if the applicant

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True Faith HR

What do the following have in common? Jay Leno Sinbad Wayne Brady A trip to Epcot The Doobie Brothers Hall & Oates Gladys Knight Michael McDonald Lionel Richie Sheryl Crow A bad road trip? A radio station gone awry? Several posts from " Stuff White People Like ?" No.its been the Tuesday night entertainment at the SHRM Annual Conference for the last 10 years.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

I'm White and My Racist Boss Fired Me

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, I was recently fired. My working environment was hostile at the least. My immediate supervisor, African American, was blatantly racist to me, white. Multiple people in the office, including other African Americans, have complained to HR about this individual’s racism yet the company protects the problem and discharges the problem white employees. How can this sort of thing continue? I don’t think we’ve got a chance in a court of law since we’re white and she’s black.

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Stay Interviews are about the Individual; Exit Interviews are about the Organization

Nobscot

There has been a bit of PR recently about stay interviews so I thought it would be a good time to delve into the Noblog archives and dust off a post on this topic from back in 2004. In it I clarify that Stay Interviews are wonderful but they have nothing to do with exit interviews. They sound similar but in reality they serve two unique purposes. Enjoy.Stay Interviews and Exit InterviewsDecember

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Mind Your Own Business

Nobscot

"Strategy is about creating next practices and not adapting to best practices in the industry." Vijay Govindarajan, Professor Tuck School of Business,Dartmouth CollegeProfessor Govindarajan''s statement perfectly sums up my approach to business. For the past 10 years I''ve done my best not to look at or care about what my competitors are doing with their products and services. While I admit to a

I'm too good at my job

Evil HR Lady

I have been working for a large corporation for about 4 years. My relationship with the vice president is great; I feel he is smart and respectable. My relationship with my supervisor however, is a little rocky. She is a flake, routinely calling in to work, crying over the slightest criticism, complaining incessantly, and the quality of her work is terrible. In January I applied for a new position in the company, I interviewed for the position twice and both interviews went well.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.