July, 2010

Leveraging Collective Knowledge: NASA’s Constellation Program

Conversation Matters

Every organization has the problem of how to save the knowledge it has created, but after the cancelation of the Constellation program (CxP), NASA has that problem in spades.

How to Blog When Your Industry or Occupation Isn't Into It

The Bamboo Project Blog

Rosetta Thurman, one of my favorite blogging professionals, posted an excellent post the other day-- 10 Reasons Why Every Young Professional Should Have a Blog. It was, as always, a thoughtful, compelling post with some great reasons for blogging that she she picked up from her Twitter network.

How People Learn: It Really Hasn’t Changed

Josh Bersin

Over the last several months I have been in many meetings with HR and L&D professionals talking about the enormous power of formalized informal learning. As we walk through out enterprise. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Learning Culture Learning On-Demand Learning Programs

6 Tips for Getting More Rest at Work

45 Things

I once was in a museum and watched a guard cross his feet and arms, lean back against a wall -- and go sound asleep. I couldn't believe it -- surely he was just resting his eyes? But then I heard the unmistakable sounds of soft snores

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.

Ruined in a Day

True Faith HR

You remember this guy, don''t you? Bueller? Bueller? Yes, it is Ben Stein.actor, former speechwriter for Nixon and Gerald Ford, true renaissance man. Well, when he is not pitching Clear Eyes or FreeScore.com, he is writing detailed economic screeds.

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Teamwork or Talent?

Working Girl

I recently watched a fascinating Ted Talk by Matt Ridley on how ideas can team up to create complicated systems that no one actually understands but still work. Consider this: Although each of us can easily buy a computer mouse no one on Earth knows how to produce one.

More on Blogging When Your Industry Isn't Into It

The Bamboo Project Blog

The other day I posted on how to blog when your industry or occupation hasn't embraced the whole social media thing. Today I ran across a great article on 15 Practices to Deepen Human Connection and Engagement Online that I think are a nice complement to some of my previous suggestions. Some of these ideas include: Ask people for advice and favors. People like to help. . Helping others gives them a sense of autonomy and choice, which is a reward to the brain.

Talent Management Systems: Market Update

Josh Bersin

The talent management systems market continues to grow and consolidate at the same time. With a busy summer and lots of time spent on Learning Culture and other topics, I have not had time to talk. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Is Using Social Media at Work a Good Idea?

45 Things

Facebook announced this week is has 500 million users. And not one of them ever, ever, ever uses it at work. At least, that's what some employers would like to believe. But the truth is, employees do use Facebook at work. They Twitter

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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.

Should I Ask for a Job Interview?

Evil HR Lady

I'm doing an out of town job search and the recruiter from one of my target companies finally called me to schedule an interview. I am paying for my own plane ticket to get to the interview. This is a large hospital so they have

Dream Attack

True Faith HR

One of my favorite television shows over the last few years has been "Curb Your Enthusiasm." The "protagonist," Larry David, always finds himself in socially awkward positions, where he usually exacerbates the situation to comic effect. There is even a Facebook page titled " What Would Larry David Do? " I found myself in a Larry David-esque situation my self traveling back from the SHRM Annual Conference (shameless self promotion - read the blog here ) in San Diego.

Well, You Can Always Pull a Tinkerbell.

Working Girl

Last time I was in the US I bought the movie Tinkerbell on sale at Target and recently watched it with my daughters. The basic story is that Tinkerbell is a Tinker fairy, which means she''s supposed to make useful things for all the fairies in fairy land. However, she''s frustrated and bored with the dull, repetitive work and decides she wants to be an elemental fairy. An elemental fairy is a fairy that works with the elements, such as nature, wind, animals, etc.

Virtual Career Fair Lessons Learned: Implementation

The Bamboo Project Blog

In a previous post , I shared some lessons learned in planning for the virtual career fair we piloted in the spring with several Pennsylvania counties. Today I'm going to share some lessons we learned during implementation. Make presentations more interactive and visually interesting --While a few of our presenters had some experience in presenting online, most did not.

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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.

Where have the jobs gone? A new downturn or clouds before the sun?

Josh Bersin

This week we learned that the economy only added 83,000 jobs and more than 2 million people left the labor force in the last year. While there is some job growth, it is so slow that one. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Treating Job Candidates Badly: Why.

45 Things

Everyone has a bad interview story. Mine is that on a hot summer day I took a subway, an (un-airconditioned) bus and walked five blocks in high heels and a suit to a job interview only to have the hiring manager tell me there wasn't a

My Boss Sexually Harassed Me After Work

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, I'm a female in my mid-thirties. Last week I went out with my colleagues and we all consumed a ridiculous amount of alcohol. My attractive, married, Vice President was there and once we got to talking, things turned


True Faith HR

As I was perusing consumerist.com, I came across this story regarding Chili''s Restaurant and the use of FourSquare. For those too lazy to click on the link, Chili''s will offer customers who check into FourSquare at one of their restaurants a special coupon for free chips and salsa.

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.

Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: July-August 2010

Future of Work

This is the July-August 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. By the time you read this newsletter it will be almost August, followed closely by September. Where did the summer go?

Thank You from ReviewSNAP


To All Who Visited Us at the SHRM Conference: I want to thank you for stopping by our booth at the SHRM conference in San Diego and hope you had an enriching and rewarding experience at the conference. We are honored to have been a part of such a well managed and respected event. Our booth was extremely busy and we hope we were able to answer all of your questions and provide all of the information you were looking for.

New Generation

Working Girl

I was troubled by a recent NYT post American Dream is Elusive for a New Generation. Meet Scott Nicholson, a recent college graduate who lives with his parents and has spent the last five months researching and applying for jobs.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Can Your Workplace Survive if You.

45 Things

Did you know that the world will fall apart if you take a vacation this year? That's right – stop spinning on its axis. The oceans will run dry and the birds will fall by the thousands out of the trees. OK, that sounds ridiculous

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.

Unemployed? Try Brushing up on Your Math Skills

Evil HR Lady

You need a job. Try getting one that requires unpopular skills. Because sometimes it really is about what know. Unemployed? Try Brushing up on Your Math Skills


True Faith HR

Last week, I participated as an inaugural member of the SHRM blog squad as part of the 2010 SHRM Annual Conference. Here are a few blogposts that haven''t been published (to date) that highlighted some of the sessions I attended: The Why of Work For the past two weeks, “The Why of Work,” by David and Wendy Ulrich has been prominent on my mind.

Taking a “Project View” of Improvement and Change Initiatives


Yesterday, over a cup of coffee, my friend asked me about my first book and what was my approach towards writing it. I said that I took “project approach”. This lead to an immediate realization that everything we do is a project

Choose SaaS Vendors That Secure Data Better Than You Can


The Workday customer panel had barely started the discussion when the first hand shot up from the audience. Those attending the recent event were CIOs and HR managers wanting to learn more about Workday and its SaaS offerings. It’s not surprising the first question was about data privacy

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.