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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Talent Management Systems: What Drives Customer Satisfaction?

Josh Bersin

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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.

$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

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.

Employee Engagement 2010 Dozen (Feb): The 2020 Vision

David Zinger

Predictions for employee engagement during the next decade. 20/20 Vision? What do you see as the future of employee engagement over the next 10 years? How will this concept and approach to work change during this decade? It would be nice to have 20/20 vision but the future is murky at best.

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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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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.

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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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!

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.

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 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. .

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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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.

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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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

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.

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.

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

Are You Listening?

The Bamboo Project Blog

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

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.

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.

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

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

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.

Evil HR Lady: How To Handle a Bully Boss

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, My immediate manager feels betrayed/jealous because I applied for another position within my company. I just received news that she badmouthed me and lied about my performance when they called to ask about me

Reviewing my 2010 predictions

Strategic HCM

Stimulated by this post from TLNT, I thought that as well as asking for your help in making some predictions for 2011, I should review those predictions I made (without your help!) at the start of 2010.

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Project Social: Sustainability Pays for Itself

Working Girl

My Project Social partner Dave Ryan and I were catching up on our various sustainability projects and he suggested I write a short post about how Germany supports renewable energy. Americans tend to distrust new legislation, and not without reason.

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.