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

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.

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.

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

Weirdo

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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

State of the Nation

True Faith HR

As spring commences, two of a professor''s less desirable job requirements come to fruition: ordering fall books, and writing letters of recommendation (LOR) for students. One of favorite web sites, Rate Your Students , recently discussed the topic of letters, and a colleague was ruing the demand that would be placed upon him.

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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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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.&#

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.

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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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

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

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.

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 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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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.

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.