December, 2010

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Talent Management Systems: What Drives Customer Satisfaction?

Josh Bersin

This winter we launched our second annual Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction research. Now, after surveying more than 1,500 organizations over the last two years, we have a very deep. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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5 Strategies for Supporting Bottom-Up Social Media Use

The Bamboo Project Blog

Jane Hart writes an interesting post on top-down vs. bottom-up approaches to nurturing social media in organizations, making the excellent point that bottom up support of existing social media activities will work better than imposing social media use from the top down. What I've been observing in my work with clients, though, is a tendency to use top-down strategies to support bottom-up initiatives, especially in organizations where they're just delving into social media use. .

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What You Need to Say in an Interview

45 Things

Sometimes I really feel for my kids. As a career columnist, I've been full of advice -- from how to behave at work to how to choose the right career -- since they were about 3-years-old. But the reason I feel so strongly about giving them as much information about the workplace as possible is because I hear all too often from employers who have unbelievable tales about young people who come in for interviews and say, "So, what is it you do here?

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Employee Engagement 2010 Dozen (Mar): Dear Leader

David Zinger

Dear Leader: My name is David Zinger. If I was in a self-help group, I might say my name is Dave Z. But we work together and in the workplace and you need to know who I am, what I look like, and how I am experiencing work. When did our workplaces become so unsafe that you could not know my name or know my face? Have you started to believe that survey companies and consultancies are the higher power, that they know more about us than us, and they should own the data we created, housing it on a di

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AI & DEI: With Great Opportunities Comes Great HR Responsibility

Speaker: Jen Kirkwood - Partner, Responsible HR & AI at IBM and World Economic Forum Executive Fellow

The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration.

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Top 5 Talent Management Trends in 2011

Working Girl

'Here are five of my favorite talent management trends to help you get excited about 2011. Why? Because these trends promise change, growth and opportunity. Trend #1: Creative talent acquisition strategies - In response to talent scarcity companies will continue to pursue creative strategies to acquire top talent such as contractors, remote workers, retirees, part-time workers.

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High-Impact Learning Culture in Europe

Josh Bersin

I spent this week in Europe (nice Siberian snowstorm here), attending a client meeting in the UK and the Online Educa Berlin (OEB), the largest e-learning conference in the world. This conference, Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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Reason 543 Why You MUST Stop Site Blocking: Your Employees Can't Solve Their Problems On Their Own

The Bamboo Project Blog

Yesterday was a typical day for me as a knowledge worker--lots of unrelated problems to solve, ranging from troubleshooting an issue with a Wordpress blog I was setting up for a client to gathering information on employment statistics for people with disabilities. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in having this kind of wide-ranging work to do. Even the specialists among us have found their job duties broadening in this tight economy.

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How to Find a Professional Mentor if You're in College

45 Things

When I was in college, I relied greatly on the advice of my school newspaper advisor, who had just left a bureau job for UPI to enter the college teaching arena. I found his advice invaluable -- much more so that some of my professors who hadn't been in the "real" working world in more than two decades. Many college students today feel the same way.

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Employee Engagement: Getting Everyone on the Bus…Really!

David Zinger

In Transit. Fostering Connection, Collaboration, and Transformation to Move From Enraged to Engaged. (A Winnipeg Transit Story). An interview with Helen Maupin. I had the good fortune to interview Helen Maupin in Winnipeg recently. Helen is involved in Whole Systems Design with the legacybowesgroup and was involved in a large scale initiative with Winnipeg Transit.

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Early Tenure Turnover: Stop the Revolving Door of Hires

Speaker: Dr. Craig Ellis, Head of I-O Psychology, HighMatch

Are you facing a revolving door of hires, especially within their first 90 days of employment? In this webinar, Dr. Craig Ellis, a leading industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist, offers insights and strategies to unravel the mystery behind early tenure turnover. Identify the root causes of early attrition to mitigate turnover’s impact in the first 12 months.

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Crystal

True Faith HR

'The use of social media sites, such as Twitter and Facebook, in the classroom is growing, as is student time spent on exploring such sites. However, little research has been done to examine the impact on grades. Does actively participating in social media (Facebook, Twitter, MySpace, blogs, YouTube, etc.) impact one''s academic performance? Is social media usage impacted by the ownership of smart phones?

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Pay transparency– in the news (and on cHRchat)

Strategic HCM

'Sir David Walker never actually suggested publishing details on each individual bankers’ pay, fearing that this would jeopardise their privacy (ah, poor dears!). And he’s since pulled back from his milder suggestion that banks publish ‘bands’ showing the pay and bonuses of all employees earning over £1m while hiding individual employees’ names. It seems this can’t be done unless all countries do the same thing (which was never going to happen anyway).

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Talent Management Systems: What Drives Customer Satisfaction?

Josh Bersin

This winter we launched our second annual Talent Management Systems Customer Satisfaction research. Now, after surveying more than 1,500 organizations over the last two years, we have a very deep understanding of how this market has evolved. We will be continuing this research on an ongoing basis, so if you are interested in participating please. Read more» The post Talent Management Systems: What Drives Customer Satisfaction?

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Delicious: In Memorium

The Bamboo Project Blog

I was offline most of yesterday, so didn't get the bad news until the evening when I saw a Facebook friend was looking for an alternative. It seems that one of my most-used, least lauded social media tools, Delicious , is about to go down the tubes. Although I rarely am conscious of it, Delicious has probably been one of my most valuable resources. I've been using it since 2006, which feels like an eternity.

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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How To Keep Your Good Ideas From Being Shot Down at Work

45 Things

Long before Debbie Downer ever came along -- or Michael Scott or Dwight Schrute hit the airwaves -- there have been naysayers in the workplace. You know exactly who I'm talking about. Those people who shoot down your good ideas before they even get off the ground. The negative co-workers or bosses who always seem to have an argument as to why your plan won't work.

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11 Nuggets from BlessingWhite’s Employee Engagement Beyond the Numbers

David Zinger

Go into and beyond the numbers on employee engagement with BlessingWhite. Employee Engagement Report 2011. Beyond the numbers: A practical approach for inviduals, managers, and executives. From BlessingWhite. A must read. This 77 page report is a must read in employee engagement. It is informative, practical, actionable and visually appealing. I read the report on my iPad and loved how it looked combined with the ease of how I could navigate through the report, and with the flick of two fingers

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Vicious Streak

True Faith HR

'As a culture, we have always embraced the bad boy, the anti-hero. In the 1950s, Marlon Brando was a consummate bad boy in “The Wild One. When asked “What''re you rebelling against, Johnny?” he replied “Whaddya got?” In the late 1960s and 1970s (heck, even today), Jack Nicholson captured this role in several films, such as “Carnal Knowledge” and “Five Easy Pieces.

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Introducing Organised Feedback

Strategic HCM

'You’ve hopefully seen my posts on Strategic HCM reviewing the Enterprise 2.0 conference I attended in Santa Clara, California recently. I’ve also been posting on Social Advantage and you’ll find more posts there on developing social cultures , and selecting social technologies etc. The point I want to make about social technologies is that buyers need to be really clear about what they’re trying to do with the systems that they buy.

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Delivering DEI Training That Drives Real Change

Speaker: Jeffrey Hall, Chief Creative Office of WILL Interactive

Great DEI training improves engagement, retention, and teamwork. Poor training does little. What content areas are right for our organization? How can you construct training around empathy-building, relatable stories for a positive disposition to hard topics? We’ll cover the latest research on how to make training that actually delivers attitudinal and behavioral shifts.

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The January 5th Carnival of HR Wants YOU - 'A Fresh Start'

Working Girl

'The 2011 Carnival of HR schedule is up at Carnival of HR and Working Girl will be your host on January 5th. In honor of the new year, the Carnival topic is ''Reflections and Resolutions'' - and feel free to throw in some predictions while you''re at it. Let''s lay 2010 honorably to rest and start getting ready for 2011! To submit your posts for the upcoming Carnival, you can: Leave me a comment with a link DM me on Twitter (@workgal) Email me directly at laura dot schroeder at workday dot com.

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Are You Listening?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Wayne Turmel has an excellent post about the power of using social media for listening. The post summarizes his podcast interview with Jim Kouzes , author of several books on leadership, who says that the intersection of social media and strong leadership lies in the opportunities for listening that social media provides: “Social media is a great opportunity to get input from your people and let them feel listened to and heard- if it’s used effectively”.

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Two Very Simple Techniques for Innovation

Nobscot

'I read a lot about "Innovation." Classes on innovation, books on innovation, b-school programs on innovation. Creating cultures of innovation. There is currently a huge mystique around innovation as if it''s something terribly complex that must be studied and learned.Here''s a secret. Being innovative is incredibly simple. We are built for innovation.

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Employee Engagement Dozen (Jan) 10 Principles

David Zinger

10 Principles of Employee Engagement. Employee engagement is specific. We cannot sustain engagement all the time and everywhere. When we talk about engagement we need to ask: Who is engaged, with what, for how long, and for what purpose? Employee engagement is connection. Connection is the key. When we disconnect we disengage. Employee engagement is the art and science of engaging people in authentic and recognized connections to strategy, roles, performance, organization, community, relations

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Are There Gaps in Your HR Policies?

Putting the right HR policies in place can help your organization grow smoothly and help your company culture thrive. Use this essential HR checklist to cover the basics and make sure there aren’t any gaps in your HR functions.

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Tips for Combining Business and Personal Travel

45 Things

I've joined my husband on business trips -- both with and without the kids -- and I can tell you it's a lot of fun. But it can also be a bit stressful if you don't plan ahead. I thought since many of us are always searching for ways to make business travel a bit more rewarding, some road warriors could share their insight on how they do it. Here's the column I did for Gannett/USA Today: Business travel is expected to pick up in 2011 after two years of cutbacks, which could put even more of a str

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Connecting HR drinks

Strategic HCM

'My friends at Connecting HR are meeting for some Christmas drinks tomorrow night – unfortunately I won’t be able to be with them. But this is what I imagine them doing: Have fun everyone! Video credit: Elfyourself Technorati Tags: Connecting HR , Christmas , drinks , Gareth Jones , Doug Shaw , Charlie Elise Duff , Abi Signorelli , Marc Weedon Consulting - Research - Speaking - Training - Writing Strategy - Talent - Engagement - Change and OD Contact me to create more value for your business jon

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Close Range

True Faith HR

'I was perusing my alma mater''s student newspaper when I came across this article : "Re-posting on WikiLeaks could affect job prospects." The reporter, Summer Ballentine, writes: For some students, posting links to WikiLeaks on social networking sites might be another hurdle to landing a job in an already competitive job market. WikiLeaks, an organization working to provide government and leaked information to the public via the Internet, released additional confidential government documents to

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Project Social: Green Jobs

Working Girl

'My Project Social partner Dave Ryan and I met this week to coordinate our next post. Up to now, I’ve been focused on the corporate sustainability side of green technologies while Dave the HR Official has been thinking more in terms of job creation. My kinda HR guy! For his next post he plans to visit a recycling plant with his camera and film a short vlog about who works there and how it all works so stay tuned.

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Managing Your Recruitment Agency Spend in 2024

Feeling overwhelmed by a juggling act of internal recruiting, agency relationships, and direct hire spend? You’re not alone. In today’s competitive talent landscape, building a dream team requires strategic orchestration. Recruiting agencies and search firms provide invaluable services, but managing them effectively alongside your internal team can pose unique challenges.

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The Worst Career Advice You've Received

Evil HR Lady

Would you like a free dress? A totally awesome dress, that is. One from Shabby Apple ? I do, but alas, I'm not eligible for this free dress. The wonderful people at Shabby Apple are giving away one dress to one of my readers. If you win, you can pick any dress from their collection. I realize this is totally discriminatory and if my male readers want to get some company to offer something masculine I'd be happy to run another contest.

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Employee Engagement: What’s on Your 2011 Work Agenda

David Zinger

What’s Up? The Harvard Business review just published a piece on what is on the 2011 agenda for some of the leading managment, leadership, and workplace thinkers. Click on the names below to read what such people as Dan Pink, Edgar H. Schein, and Bob Sutton are planning for 2011. I encourage you to watch the short 3 minute video introduction to the project outlined by Julia Kirby.

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Overcoming Your Micromanaging Tendencies

Quickbase

We all know micromanaging is bad, either from personal experiences, or from the countless articles online that tell us so. I believe that nobody really wants to be a micromanager… in theory. But if you are very talented at what you do, it can be difficult to resist micromanaging in the day-to-day. This is especially […].