December, 2010

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.

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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?”

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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. HR Systems ADP authoria customer satisfaction enwisen kenexa lawson Oracle PeopleClick SAP StepStone successfactors SumTotal talent management systems taleo Workscape

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.

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.

$80 Million HR Technology Project Gone Wrong - Very Wrong


It''s being called an "$80 million information technology fraud scheme" against the New York City government. The technology, known as CityTime, is a custom made time and attendance system which includes online timesheets and biometric devices.The story begins in 1996 when the city contracted with Science Applications International Corp (SAIC) to build a timekeeping system that would track

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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.

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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. Because these trends promise change, growth and opportunity.

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. Corporate Culture Enterprise Learning Innovation Leadership Development Learning Culture Performance Management Sourcing and Recruiting

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.

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.


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? This fall, a colleague, two students, and I attempted to answer these questions.

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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.

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. .

Two Very Simple Techniques for Innovation


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. We only need to open our minds and look and

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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.

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!).

5 Things You Must Know Before the Office Party

45 Things

I've written about the workplace for a long time, and I know that when the calendar hits December there's going to be a flurry of advice about what you should and shouldn't do at the office holiday party.

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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.

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.

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.

Are You Listening?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Wayne Turmel has an excellent post about the power of using social media for listening.

Apprentice Lessons - How to Sell Yourself in the Boardroom (Job Interview)


The Apprentice boardroom provides an excellent lesson for job applicants in selling themselves to their prospective employer.In this week''s episode, Donald Trump had to decide which candidate of the final three to fire. Liza and Brandy had just come off from a winning task. Clint was the favored candidate and survivor from the opposing team.Donald asked each candidate, "Why should I hire you

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.

4 Ways to Feel Better When Your Career Sucks

45 Things

Everyone in my life knows not to talk to me for the first 30 minutes I'm awake in the mornings. And sometimes the last hour before I go to bed. To be honest, sometimes the middle of the day isn't such a great time, either. I don't always have the sunniest demeanor.

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.

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.

Employee Engagement: Top 10 Buzz Words

David Zinger

Are you buzzing with engagement? Here are the top 10 overused buzzwords in LinkedIn Profiles as determined by the LinkedIn analytics team : Extensive experience. Innovative. Motivated. Results-oriented. Dynamic. Proven track record. Team player. Fast-paced. Problem solver. Entrepreneurial.

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.

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Where Are The Bathrooms and Other Things New Hires Need to Know


One of the secrets to successful onboarding and socialization of new hires is to make sure they are fully informed on everything that they need to know. Let me amend that. New hires need to be informed on not just what they need to know but also what they want to know.Most companies fall short on this one because we rarely stop to think from the newcomer''s perspective. Instead we focus on all

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.