August, 2010

The Three Eras of Knowledge Management - Summary

Conversation Matters

I have posted lengthy descriptions of each of the three eras of knowledge management and here I have made a brief summary of all three. I have also made substantial changes to the third era in this post.

The Conference Call or "Death by a Thousand Bleeps"

The Bamboo Project Blog

Glen Ross of the American Cancer Society recently shared this hilarious video of a typical conference call. I probably spend a good 10-15 hours a week on these things and I have to say that the video pretty much captures my experience.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 3 Ways to Quit Being So Rude With.

45 Things

In the good old days, you put in your time at work then went home. The boss didn't bug you after hours unless it was an emergency, and co-workers didn't bother you at home because they didn't want to think about work, either

Business’s Role in Educating our Workforce

Josh Bersin

Despite the uptick in business optimism from our mid-year TalentWatch® report, the US economy continues to be slow. This month we learned that there are 14.5 million Americans looking for work and. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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.


True Faith HR

It''s hard to believe that next week, I will start my 16th year of teaching. There''s been trials and tribulations and ups and downs. I come from an academic family, so, even as a youngster, I thought I would know what to expect when I entered the classroom.

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Reflections on Self-Selection Part II

Working Girl

I recently wrote a post about the importance of giving employees a more active role managing their own talent. Now I want to talk about how.

When You Assume Bad Faith, You Get It

The Bamboo Project Blog

Culture View more presentations from Reed Hastings. There was an interesting article over the weekend in the Telegraph from Dan Pink on Netflix's "no policy" approach to HR policies.

Are You Boring Your Network Silly?

45 Things

I don't watch soap operas anymore, but I certainly did when I was younger. I scheduled my college classes around "The Young and the Restless." (Tom Tom Selleck was HOT.) I played hooky from work just so I could see Luke and Laura get

The 2010 HR Technology Conference

Josh Bersin

Our mission as a research and advisory services company is to help organizations “dramatically improve their business performance through their talent, learning, and HR strategies, processes, Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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.

Everyone Everywhere

True Faith HR

I sometimes like easy categorization. For example, I can divide the world into two simple categories: 1. Never gets old 2. Grows old quickly I''m a big Michigan State fan.

Guest Post from Ask a Manager on Preparing For Job Interviews

Evil HR Lady

This is a first for Evil HR Lady. I'm letting someone else write today's post. (I I know, you are all muttering about "what posts? All she posts now are links to posts. Well, a thousand pardons. Stick around long enough and you get

There'll Be No Cake in Hell!

Working Girl

Quick update: I was recently in California and stayed with a friend who has a really soft guest bed. I returned home on the warpath and demanded that my husband Ralf remove the 20-year-old army cot we''ve been sleeping on and replace it with the Sealy mattress we bought while living in California, which I then loaded up with memory foam. He did this and promptly hurt his back, so now he has to go for physical therapy and we''re looking for a new bed. But my topic today is cake.

A Tool to Add to Your Reflective Practices Toolkit: "Oh Life"

The Bamboo Project Blog

I've written before about the importance of reflective practice in professional development --the process of reflecting on your development as a professional and recording those thoughts somehow.

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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.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: 4 Ways to Say "No" at Work

45 Things

Often the most difficult word in the English language is "no." Many of us hate hearing it (especially when it goes with " aren't getting the promotion") but it's just as difficult for many of us to say it. In this tough economy

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QAspire Blog: Practical Insights on Quality, Management.


Excellence: Lessons From Anupam Kher. I have believed that most good things in life are either free or inexpensive. A good walk, a great hug, a few moments spent together, a long drive, a free lecture, time spent with friends and so on

Strength From The Core: Why Bolted-On BI Doesn’t Work For HR


My friend and industry colleague Bill Kutik, a leading expert on human resources technologies, asked me some time ago why I had left the analyst world and joined Workday. Were the industry watchers correct, he asked, in assuming Workday hired me to help it build out the best talent-management suite in the world

Exempt vs Non-exempt: Does My Status Change if I'm Handing Out.

Evil HR Lady

Handing out name tags certainly doesn't require creative, independent or managerial skills. So, does your status change to non-exempt when you're working the desk at a convention? Exempt vs Non-exempt: Does My Status Change if I'm

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.

Reflections on Self-Selection Part I

Working Girl

Today I reviewed a whole bunch of slides depicting the employee lifecycle for inscrutable reasons of my own and two things became clear to me: 1) We do more ''to'' employees than they are able to do for themselves. 2) This needs to change. Consider your basic employee lifecycle: plan -->source --> hire --> on board --> evaluate --> compensate --> develop --> separate How involved is the employee in each of these steps?

It's About Answering Their Questions, Stupid: What Goes on the First Page ?

The Bamboo Project Blog

The other day, Stephen Downes posted the graphic above --without comment, which it didn't really need because the graphic says it all.

How to Network -- and Not Hate It

45 Things

One of the reasons I wanted to be a newspaper reporter -- and not a television reporter -- was because I didn't want to be in front of a camera. I didn't want people looking at me. I wanted to tell a story and was content with just

10 Pointers to Build Comfort Within The Team


It pains to see teams where people work on a common goal but don't get along well with each other. We work in teams and knowing how to get along well with others is extremely crucial. So how do you get along well with others and

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.

Built in Business Intelligence


When most people think about business intelligence (BI) they think about dedicated BI tools such as IBM’s Cognos, SAP’s Business Objects, and Oracle’s Hyperion products. You don’t hear them talk about applications that offer great BI

Stop! 5 Reasons Not to Touch That 401k

Evil HR Lady

Thinking about taking out a 401k Loan? Just stop. Even though that 401k balance can be a temptation, stay away from it. BNET's Evil HR Lady tells you why. Stop! 5 Reasons Not to Touch That 401k

Let's Not Overdo This Qualifications Thing.

Working Girl

A recent post over at Steve''s HR Technology about jobs that require degrees got me thinking. I believe that how well someone will do at a job has more to do with who they are than what sort of degree or experience they have. There are exceptions: If you''re going to perform surgery on my brain or represent me in a court of law, I want to see a degree or two after your name and I don''t want to be your first client after graduation.

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10 Reasons NOT to Ban Social Media in Your Organization

The Bamboo Project Blog

Jane Hart is spearheading an effort to collect information on why you should NOT ban social media in your organization. Below, my rebuttals to the reasons most commonly given by organizations to keep social media out. Social media is a fad. While specific tools may be more or less popular at any given time or in a particular industry, the principles of social media are here to stay.

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.