September, 2010

Conference Homophily is a Problem--Maybe Conference Mashups are the Solution

The Bamboo Project Blog

I'm back from a two-day conference and I think I've discovered one of the reasons conferences are becoming a big waste for me--the homophily problem , otherwise known as "birds of a feather, flock together."


True Faith HR

RESOLVED: The HRCI Certification process for chapters is broken. Prologue The primary reasons HR professionals attend chapter meetings are networking and earning recertification credits toward their PHR or SPHR.

Is It OK to Hug at Work?

45 Things

I got into a conversation recently about how "chummy" people should be with one another at work. I've written about this before, but it seems to be an issue that comes up again and again.

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SumTotal Acquires Softscape: The Gloves come Off in the Talent Management Market

Josh Bersin

Today SumTotal Systems, the largest provider of learning management systems, announced the acquisition of Softscape, the pioneering software vendor that started the market for integrated talent. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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.

How to Beat the Social Software Adoption Blues

Transparent Office

Does social software adoption have you singing the blues? If so, you're not alone. In the enterprise social software world, everyone's talking about adoption. There are breakouts on it at Enterprise 2.0. Lots of smart people are blogging about it. There's LinkedIn forum. There's even a whole Council dedicated to social software adoption. Why is adoption such an issue? The standard response is to blame organizational culture. Eavesdrop on adoption conversations and you'll hear things like this.

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More on Conferencing Mash-ups

The Bamboo Project Blog

Friday I wrote a post on conference homophily --conferences that bring together people who share the same worldview and conceptual frameworks--and proposed conference mash-ups as a solution. I got a lot of great comments that I think warranted another post. Conference Mashup Models and Options.

Times Change

True Faith HR

Today we have a special guest post from my beloved father, Gary Stollak.

How to Find a Job Using Social Media

45 Things

I follow the jobless claims from week to week pretty closely. It's not near as much fun as say, watching to see if Lady Gaga will show up covered in raw eggs and bran cereal, but it's something I feel I need to do for my job.

Taleo Acquires A Shoe Drops in the LMS Market

Josh Bersin

Today a shoe dropped in the Learning Management Systems Market: Taleo announced plans to acquire Let me discuss this announcement from three perspectives: first, the impact on the. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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.

Zinger’s WILD Vision of Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Isn’t it about time to get WILD about Employee Engagement? A WILD Vision. Here is the first iteration of a WILD 20/20 Vision I see for employee engagement. To foster a 20% global increase. in employee engagement. by the year 2020. Can you spell vision, W-I-L-D?

Should I Stay or Go? 5 Ways to Improve Your Current Job

Evil HR Lady

So, here are the 5 way. If you want to read the details, you'll have to go read Should I Stay or Go? 5 Ways to Improve Your Current Job 1. Tell your boss you want a promotion. Pretend you've changed jobs every two years

Poor Working Moms

Working Girl

Recently there’s been a fair amount of discussion around gender inequality when it comes to compensation. It turns out that on average, women earn as much as men with one notable exception: working moms, who on average earn less than men and childless women alike. Now they tell me.


True Faith HR

Last Wednesday, I had the opportunity to sit in on the SHRM Membership Core Leadership Area webinar , " Social Media for Chapters and State Councils: The Rules of Engagement" (powerpoint here ; membership may be required), led by SHRM''s Manager of PR & Social Media Relations Curtis Midkiff. As described, Learn how to use social media tools like SHRMConnect, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn to engage your members and recruit new members.

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.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Workplace Anxiety Disorder Impacts.

45 Things

So, say someone refuses to return your phone calls. The reason? Well, obviously, she's not professional. What about the guy in the cubicle next to yours refusing to take off his headphones so you can ask him a question? What a moron

Recruiting Collusion among Top Silicon Valley Companies

Josh Bersin

Yesterday the US Department of Justice announced a proposed settlement against Apple, Google, Intel, Adobe, Intuit, and Pixar for colluding not to “cold-call&# recruit employees from each. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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Employee Engagement: Like Squared

David Zinger

Taking a liking to employee engagement. Let me tell you what this passenger was like. I was flying last week and across the aisle and one row behind me two woman talked with each other for the whole flight.

Should I Accept a Job I Don't Want?

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, Do I stand any chance working a different job than the one I was offered and accepted? I interviewed for a position at a prestigious financial firm in a dream location with great people and did exceptionally well

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 thought of it first!

Working Girl

Recently I saw an add for a new phone application called '' Rescue Me '', which sends you an urgent text message to get you out of boring meetings.


True Faith HR

Pardon me while I go "Inside SHRM" for a bit. We are currently in the heart of conference season for many SHRM State Councils. Illinois had a successful conference last month. Florida and Ohio just wrapped up their strong events. Wisconsin and Texas are about to embark on their conference adventure. For most state councils, the state conference is THE primary mechanism for raising dollars to support many of their state HR activities.

On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: Is it Time to Break Out of Your.

45 Things

Anyone with a grandmother can probably remember this advice: You are known for the company you keep. My Italian grandmother-in-law had a favorite saying along the lines of: "You lie downa witha the dogs, you gonna getta da fleas

Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: September 2010

Future of Work

This is the September 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. Fall is in the air—at least here in North America. We’re all back from our summer vacations and gearing up to push that big economic rock back up the hill. At least that’s what we hope is going on.

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.

Employee Engagement: The successful launch of Zengage

David Zinger

Today is my 56th. birthday and I am celebrating the successful launch of Zengage. The book launch resulted in $2160 for flood relief and support of Ikwe-Widdjiitwin, a woman’s shelter in Winnipeg. I could not ask for a better birthday gift. Thank you.

My Best Hate E-mail yet

Evil HR Lady

One of the problems of having a presence on the web with an easily accessible e-mail address is that you sometimes get creepy or weird e-mails. I'm not talking about all the Nigerian Princesses who need help getting their $10000000 or

The Gleeful Workplace

Working Girl

Glee is a musical comedy about high school students, a clear departure from the shows about computer geniuses and spacetime anomolies I usually prefer. The kind of show where people burst out into song with syncronized choreography.

Young Offender

True Faith HR

Last November, I wrote about ways on influencing behavior in my statistics class, and issued a challenge to the esteemed Paul Hebert to respond. Being the mensch that Paul is, he responded with a series of posts that you can read about here and here. I took Paul''s suggestions to heart and not only raised the grading scale, but also asked students about their grade expectations and how they were going to achieve it.

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.