October, 2010

On Improving Conferences: The Reflection Session

The Bamboo Project Blog

Harold Jarche, like me , is reflecting on his recent attendance at conferences: I’ve been thinking about knowledge sharing, after attending a couple of conferences in a row and heading off to another. One thing missing in these discrete time-based events is that there is litle time for reflection.

How Your Handwriting May Impact Your Job

45 Things

What does your handwriting say to your boss? You might be surprised to learn just how much. A story in today's Wall Street Journal discusses how forming letters is key to developing the brain. It quotes an education professor noting that messy handwriting can have "ramifications."

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60 Miles an Hour

True Faith HR

Last week, I finally got to meet the HR Capitali$t himself, Mr. Kris Dunn , as he was the keynote speaker to close out the WI SHRM State Conference. We were able to chat before his presentation, and the conversation turned to the many individuals we have been able to meet over social media.

Social Software Adoption: Why Good Companies do Bad Things

Transparent Office

Why do good companies do bad things to social software adoption? In my previous post , I listed 6 things that companies can do to stimulate adoption of enterprise social software. This advice ain't exactly rocket science. Make it your Intranet.

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.

Introducing the Bersin & Associates Lexicon

Josh Bersin

Today we begin the introduction of a major new source of research, information, and support for HR and L&D professionals, the Bersin & Associates Lexicon®. The Lexicon is a new, online. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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Embracing the "Social" in Social Media

The Bamboo Project Blog

Much of my work over the past few months has been focused on helping several organizations get up and running with social media. Last week I was doing a debrief with one of my clients on how we'd used Facebook and Twitter to support an event and how the results weren't as successful as they'd hoped. There were multiple reasons for this, unconnected to the the technology, but one issue really stood out.

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5 Tips for Becoming Valuable in a New Job

45 Things

The job-hunting experience can be a stressful one: sending out resumes, interviewing, sending out more resumes and interviewing again. It can take weeks, even months, to nail the job you want. Finally, you get the position you desire.

Someone Like You

True Faith HR

At the HREvolution Unconference last May, I was challenged by a certain Trench HR professional, despite my Ph.D. in Human Resource Management and SPHR certification, that my credibility in the field was limited since I was not a "true" HR professional. have a secret. I have been practicing HR in my job as a professor for over 15 years. How so? Recruitment and Selection - As an advisor to the student SHRM chapter, I am always trying to find new members to join the organization.

Social Recruiting conference

Strategic HCM

ll be doing my online recruiting bit at the Social Recruiting summit in London on 30th November.

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.

The Evolution of HR Systems: Update from HR Technology Conference 2010

Josh Bersin

We just returned from the 2010 HR Technology Conference in Chicago, where we met with 30+ solution providers and more than 60 different corporate buyers and implementers of HR technology and. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Engaged Leadership Branding for Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Zinger Branding Equation: Personal Brand = ( Strengths + Value + Visibility ) x Engagement. Branding Revisited. This post was originally published 18 months ago. How do you think personal branding has changed since that time?

"I Thought of it First!" - The Movie

Working Girl

Remember this post about how a fake phone call can get you out of pointless, boring tasks and show ex-partners we''ve moved on? Well, it was so popular I turned the first vignette into a movie using online xtranormal software. It''s super easy and free to use.

Tips From Successful Job Seekers

45 Things

I never get tired of hearing how people got a job. I don't think anyone gets tired of hearing it, even those who are still looking.

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.

Get Ready

True Faith HR

This past Monday, I was fortunate to appear on Bryan Wempen ''s daily blog talk radio show, " Drive Thru HR ," to promote the Wisconsin SHRM State Conference , currently going on in Appleton, WI. The conversation turned to the topic of social media. Of late, social media has become a growing component of the conference experience. The 2010 SHRM Annual Conference had their first annual blog squad to highlight conference activities, and a social media lounge.

More on social influencers

Strategic HCM

One of the things we talked about at the Connecting HR unconference was who are the social influencers? –

The Grassroots Myth

Transparent Office

Call me crazy, but I'm going to attack another another social software orthodoxy: the Grassroots Myth. The Grassroots Myth is my name for the notion that the most effective way to bring a new social software platform into an enterprise is through bottoms-up, viral introduction. Like all good myths, this one is based around a central story. The details of the story vary from one company to the next, but the central elements are almost universal.

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Hacking Work: Progress, Motivation, and Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Benevolent Hackers Exemplify Robust and Innovative Employee Engagement. I have been impressed with the urgency of doing. Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Being willing is not enough; we must do. Leonardo da Vinci. Such a card.

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.

Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: October 2010

Future of Work

This is the October 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. It’s often said that it’s darkest before dawn. But we like to pay more attention to the “early light&# that always precedes sunrises. And we think we may be seeing some early signs of an economic re-awakening.

3 Ways to Have a Better Relationship With the Boss

45 Things

When I write for Gannett/USAToday.com, my column is picked up by newspapers and different websites all over the world.

Turn My Way

True Faith HR

Benjamin McCall has put together an invaluable guide to training and development with the release of his e-book, " What We Teach/How We Learn. " The e-book contains: 32 pages of articles around engagement, presentation tips, encouraging and empowering individuals to learn and in the workplace approaches to learning. Approaches and tips on increasing the way we deliver and facilitate to our employees.


Strategic HCM

Last Thursday was ‘CHRU’, the Connecting HR Unconference. And what a great day it was!

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.

My MBA Isn't Helping My Career

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, About a year ago I finished my MBA. While working on my MBA, I had imagined that there would be plenty of opportunities when I graduated. Unfortunately even with an advanced degree, my two years in finance are not

Leveraging Positive Deviancy for Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Engaging Positive Deviancy for Change. A deviant influence. I first was made aware of the positive deviancy model while taking The Influencer.

Project Social - Why is HR Like Ice Hockey?

Working Girl

So we’re into week 2 of Project Social and Dave Ryan and I caught up last Friday to discuss next steps. One topic that came up is that our circumstances are very different and yet, here we are working together. Dave’s a male HR executive living in the Midwest and I’m a working mom living in Munich employed by a California-based software company. We both have something to say about HR, however, and together we can say it louder. We decided that this week we would interview each other.

How to Stretch Your Resiliency Muscle

45 Things

I think when this whole economic meltdown started more than a year ago, I -- like many people -- didn't know how bad it was going to get. Since then, I've seen really good people lose their jobs. I've interviewed dozens of people who have been looking and looking for work.

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.