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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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.

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.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

An Employee Engagement Mantra

David Zinger

Recite this mantra when undertaking all employee engagement work. I was doing some work on the positive deviant perspective applied employee engagement when I came across a delightful and insightful line.

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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.

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.

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.

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!

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?

More on social influencers

Strategic HCM

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

"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.

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

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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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.

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.


Strategic HCM

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

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

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.

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.

Experience and Expertise – A Few Thoughts


When a kid learns how to play music, he develops “ability” to play music. He knows the basics. He is able to play the music according to notes. He can play the songs exactly as the notes tell him to play

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

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.

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.

HR Innovation

Strategic HCM

It’s taken me a while to post on it, partly because of CHRU last week, and partly because I’m so backlogged with blogging (backbloggged?). But I recently presented on an excellent event at Roffey focused on innovation and chaired by MOK from Innovation Beehive.

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.

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.