July, 2010

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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. Tags: Enterprise Learning Learning 2.0 Learning Culture Learning On-Demand Learning Programs.

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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. NASA has been working on Constellation, the human space flight program that was to replace the Shuttle, for 5 years now, at a cost of 9 Billion dollars – so saving that knowledge is. critical.

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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. What surprised me were the responses in the comments section.

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6 Tips for Getting More Rest at Work

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, July 8, 2010 6 Tips for Getting More Rest at Work 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 couldnt believe it -- surely he was just resting his eyes?

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Recruit and Retain New Blue-Collar Talent

Blue-collar jobs have a branding problem. One company, GEON, partnered with Paycor to find the solution. Learn how to attract, engage, and retain blue-collar employees, helping them build meaningful careers – and support your company’s goals.

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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.

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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. Tags: HR Systems Performance Management hr technology conference Saba successfactors talent management satisfaction taleo.

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Hidden Costs 25

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Hidden Costs 25 As a business leader, if you think “costs” are only the ones where you spend real money, think again. Have you ever realized the costs of: having an inefficient leadership team? setting wrong examples? not treating people well? not aligning middle managers with vision at the top? long unnecessary meetings and deadlocked debates?

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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. .

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4 Issues to Consider Before Returning to a Former Employer

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Tuesday, July 27, 2010 4 Issues to Consider Before Returning to a Former Employer When we leave a job, we may harbor secret dreams about leaving with a dramatic flourish. We tell off the irritating co-worker (“You did nothing but gamble online all day, you slacker!

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9 Leave Management Mistakes To Avoid This Year

The article talks about the 9 leave management mistakes that you should be avoiding with smarter technology in your organisation and save business costs.

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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. That''s right - lots of people know how to produce parts of the mouse, but not one of them could actually produce one on their own.

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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.

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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 about the talent management software space. (I’m attaching our recently introduced “New” Talent Management Framework to help you understand.

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Final Part: 7 Things Managers & Leaders Should Never Do

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Final Part: 7 Things Managers & Leaders Should Never Do I wrote earlier about “ 11 Things Project Managers & Leaders Should Never Do ” and then continued the chain of thoughts with another post titled “ 7 (More) Things Project Managers & Leaders Should Never Do. This is the final part of this series which is compiled to form a handy and portable summary “ 25 Things Managers & Leaders Should NEVER Do ” ( Download PDF ) If you are a sup

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Your 2024 Annual Talent Acquisition Roadmap: Its Seasonal!

Recruiting is seasonal! Our popular Talent Acquisition Roadmap helps you master seasonal hiring like a boss. We break down key data on the ever-changing job market so you can take advantage of peak hiring times and ace recruiting even in slower seasons. Whether you need to scale up your team quickly or get creative in tighter times, this roadmap helps you understand the recruiting landscape.

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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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Is Using Social Media at Work a Good Idea?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, July 22, 2010 Is Using Social Media at Work a Good Idea? Facebook announced this week is has 500 million users. And not one of them ever, ever, ever uses it at work. At least, thats what some employers would like to believe.

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Boundary Conditions

Working Girl

'"The major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that cannot possibly go wrong is that when a thing that cannot possibly go wrong goes wrong it usually turns out to be impossible to get at or repair." - Douglas Adams Recently Deutsche Bahn had a flurry of self-inflicted misfortune as a result of a combination of cost cutting and poorly defined boundary conditions.

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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. This week, at the American Spectator, he gave his thoughts on the current economic maladies and the lessons we should learn from them (link here ).

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Employer Insights Report 2024: The State of Cancer

96% of benefits leaders agree: detecting cancer early is the best way to get ahead of rising costs and improve employee health outcomes. So why is it that 82% of employers currently spend significantly more on post-diagnosis care and disease management rather than upstream care? A new survey of 250 benefits leaders who oversee 500 to 50,000 covered lives highlights their perspective on cancer and its burden.

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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. Tags: Business Trends Corporate Culture Innovation general mills inbev morgan stanley target united health group.

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5 Ways To Build Trust (Lessons from a Conversation)

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer 5 Ways To Build Trust (Lessons from a Conversation) One of my friends recently joined a new organization at a senior position. When we met over a cup of coffee a few days before his joining, he mentioned to me that his primary challenge would be to build trust. As professionals, we interact with a wide variety of people including our customers, suppliers, new team members, cross departmental folks and people at the customer’s end.

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My Boss Sexually Harassed Me After Work

Evil HR Lady

Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR. Need to explain to someone why, even after working their rear end off all year, that their annual increase is 2.7%? Come to HR. Need to come up with new mountains of paperwork? Come to HR. So, come join me on the Evil Side. Oh, and send me your HR questions.

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

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, July 29, 2010 Treating Job Candidates Badly: Why It May Come Back to Haunt Employers 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 wasnt a job available.

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Future-proof your I-9 compliance for 2024

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Got I-9 compliance on your mind? Spending endless amounts of time ensuring you stay compliant? Get your questions answered with an expert panel from WorkBright. During this one-hour webinar, Workbright will dive deep into I-9 best practices, navigate the nuances of the new 2023 'alternative procedure,' and learn actionable ways to ensure your audit trail is squeaky clean.

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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. In that time, he only received one offer, which he turned down because he felt it was a dead end. This decision was difficult to justify to his parents, who paid for college and are still supporting him.

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World

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. It is apparent that both Foursquare and Chili''s find this beneficial: Foursquare will get more customers to use their service and Chili''s will attract more customers to their store in the hopes of receiving an ad

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Emmy Awards Chooses ReviewSNAP™ As Its Performance Management System

Reviewsnap

'ReviewSNAP™, the premier Web-based performance management system, announced today The Academy of Television Arts & Sciences has selected the ReviewSNAP Performance Management System as the tool it will use to strengthen its commitment to high levels of staff performance and engagement. The Television Academy is best known for its management and production of the Emmy Awards.

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Leading, Farming And The Need To 'Cultivate'

QAspire

Home Go to QAspire.com Guest Posts Disclaimer Leading, Farming And The Need To ‘Cultivate’ Many years ago, I had a chance to visit a friend’s farm on a weekend. My friend owned a huge farm on the outskirts of the city where they had employed farmers. A farmer’s outcome was quality of the crop. To ensure this, the farmer worked the soil, got the best seeds from the marketplace, sowed them all and watered them with great care.

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Moving Forward in HR and Recruiting Uncertainty

An era of uncertainty has arrived in recruiting. The unpredictability that exists in the labor market can make it difficult for employers to know how they should respond in this environment. Despite the turbulence, recruiting professionals should be encouraged by recent trends. Applications per job are up over the last year across companies of all sizes, and more than half of all recruiters expect their teams to grow in the next year, with nearly two-thirds expecting their recruiting budgets to

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Unemployed? Try Brushing up on Your Math Skills

Evil HR Lady

Evil HR Lady Why am I evil? Well, Im not, but thats the perception of all of us in HR. Need to fire someone? Come to HR. Need to explain to someone why, even after working their rear end off all year, that their annual increase is 2.7%? Come to HR. Need to come up with new mountains of paperwork? Come to HR. So, come join me on the Evil Side. Oh, and send me your HR questions.

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: What To Do When You Don't Want the.

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Thursday, July 15, 2010 What To Do When You Dont Want the Promotion Most people these days feel very fortunate to have jobs. But if you get them in a comfortable moment (OK, ply them with a few beers and some Cheetos), theyll tell you they are sick of working so hard.

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Got passion?

Working Girl

'In just a few short years, social media has become embedded in everything we do and it isn’t just for personal use any more. If you have a question while working, or are looking for a new job, you probably reach out to your network. You collaborate online. Maybe you read blogs to form opinions or write them yourself. Customers may praise or criticize your products or services in a variety of forums.