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.

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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. 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

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.

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

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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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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!

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.

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

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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How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

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

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

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

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

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

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

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

Managers: Stop the Shuffling and Just Fire the Person

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, I recently accepted a brand new position as regional director. There was a previous director who provided management for a portion of my current region. I have now been tasked with finding a new title and job duties

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.

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

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.