March, 2011

8 Google Rules: Improving Management and Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Google Oxygen inspires 8 data driven management practices in a quest to build a better boss. The NY Times printed a long article on Google’s OXYGEN project to look at the top data driven principles of management within Google.

New Internet Bubble hits Talent Management Market

Josh Bersin

Remember the bubble of 1995-2000? I do, and it’s back again. But this time it has a new face, it talks about SaaS, highly connected social applications, mobile apps, and talent. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems LMS, LCMS CornerstoneOnDemand Plateau Saba successfactors SumTotal taleo

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Does it Help Your Career to Curse at Work?

45 Things

For Lent this year, I've given up potato chips, french fries and swearing. I decided to go for all three since my effort last year (to give up criticizing others) failed on a regular -- almost hourly -- basis.

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Building Expertise through Continuous Training

Bersin with Deloitte

With slightly more L&D resources this year, organizations are increasing their training offerings. This is generally good news for employees and employers, as effective development programs enable employees to enhance their skills and help their organizations meet their goals. The key word here is effective training programs.

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.

Modern Workforce: Reflections of a Single Working Dad

Working Girl

Guest Post by Jim Webber While I was at the local coffee shop this week, I noticed a young father typing away on his computer as his baby napped in his lap. The thing that caught my attention was that no one else paid any attention. He was just another guy doing some work while enjoying his latte.

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Employee Engagement Canadian Style: I am not Responsible

David Zinger

My engagement is my responsibility, don’t take that from me. Psychometrics in Canada recently completed a survey of 368 Canadian HR professionals. These professionals were asked : Who is primarily responsible for engagement? 50% said managers. said senior leaders. said employees.

SuccessFactors Acquires Jambok – Is this Corporate Learning 3.0?

Josh Bersin

This week SuccessFactors announced the acquisition of Jambok, a small platform company with an innovative and powerful solution for social learning and knowledge sharing. Jambok was the brainchild. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems Learning 2.0 Learning On-Demand LMS, LCMS

Are Young Job Seekers About To Take a Hard Fall?

45 Things

I often say that one of the happiest times of my life was when I was a college senior. Because that's the last time in my life that I truly felt like I had the world by the tail. There wasn't anything I didn't know. Then, of course, I graduated, got a job.and realized I knew nothing.

Increase in Learning Tech Spending

Bersin with Deloitte

2010 was a turnaround year for many U.S training organizations. After double-digit spending cuts in each of the prior two years, training budgets began to stabilize - and even increase within many organizations. Overall, companies spent 2% more on training in 2010 than in 2009. With budgets loosening up, many L&D organizations initiated learning infrastructure projects in 2010.

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!

Project Social: The Dark Side of HR

Working Girl

This tongue-in-cheek video (below) depicts HR as a covert informer who invites confidences from employees then rats them out behind their backs. My project social partner Dave Ryan and I were chuckling about this recently but he admitted that there is a grain of truth.

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The Big Rethink in HR

Strategic HCM

So what does the Big Rethink look like within HR? You may be interested in these notes on innovation in HCM from my Winter newsletter : Unfortunately innovation is not something that is seen as a priority by many businesses (see this article and this one in the FT for example).

Executive Vulnerability: A First Step in Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Employee Engagement: Vulnerability as a First Step. A view of employee engagement in hospitals. Employees want to understand the direction of the organization and, more importantly, how their roles assist the organization’s process.

Google Studies Management and Uncovers…. the Fundamentals

Josh Bersin

An article in the New York Times today describes Google’s Project Oxygen, a statistics driven research project to study what makes good managers. Google’s People Analytics team. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Leadership Development google leadership management

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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.

How To Make Your Career a Hollywood Blockbuster

45 Things

Everything I know about the behind-the-scenes deals in Hollywood comes from watching Entourage. In other words, I don't know much, but I recently had a chance to chat with a very successful Hollywood producer and find out the secret to his success. The big secret? Telling good stories.

Journal Entries Can Be A Manager's Best Friend


How much time does a manager waste while racking their brain trying to remember specific examples of an employee’s performance from 10 months ago? A lot more time than it would take to create a simple journal entry, as they are referred to by ReviewSNAP.

Project Social: Humane Resources

Working Girl

Once when I changed jobs my new manager asked me to set up 1:1 meetings with the rest of the team, to get to know them and let them get to know me.

It’s today: HR 2.0 webinar

Strategic HCM

I hope you’ll be joining me for my Social HR / HR 2.0 webinar at 3.00 GMT today. That’s 10.00am CDT if you’re in Houston like me.)

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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

Get the Picture on Employee Engagement From A to Z

David Zinger

Get the Picture on Employee Engagement from A to Z: Almost 19,000 views. Here is a classic slide presentation I created on Employee Engagement 3 years ago. It was posted on SlideShare and had over 18663 views and 2373 downloads.

Taleo Firmly Establishes itself in the Learning Management Systems Market

Josh Bersin

The ever-changing market for Learning Management Systems (LMS) continues to evolve. Last year, Taleo, the largest provider of recruiting software, spent $100 million acquiring mid-market LMS vendor. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems LMS, LCMS CornerstoneOnDemand Halogen Software lms Plateau sumtotal systems taleo

Do Workplace Etiquette Rules Need to Change?

45 Things

What's the rudest behavior you've seen at work by someone with a smartphone in their hand? It may take you a minute to think of the No. 1 worst behavior (many people seem to carry a list in their pocket), but before you spout off, I want you to consider something else.

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Dracula's Castle

True Faith HR

Last night, in a bold move, Republicans voted 18-1 to strip collective bargaining rights from many of Wisconsin''s public employees (remember that Police and Firefighters were not part of this bill).

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.

Retention: Rhymes with Detention

Working Girl

We’ve all heard the buzz about retention. There’s a war for talent on. Your best talent is at risk. Replacing employees is expensive. Yada, yada, yada. Don’t get me wrong, retention’s important.

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Why you need to hear your Employee’s Voice

Strategic HCM

The recent UK labour market statistics pointing to a jobless recovery throughout 2011 and beyond emphasise the need for all organisations to get the most out of the people they currently employ.

Employee Engagement: What’s Your Bid?

David Zinger

How do you build relationships at work that work? To be successful in today’s workplace, we need to excel in areas such as communication, collaboration, motivation, and adaptation to constant change. All these skills require the ability to understand and connect well with other human beings.

Saba Earnings show Growth and Momentum – Now Truly a SaaS Company

Josh Bersin

This week Saba Software released one of its strongest financial results in many years. Saba, which pioneered the market for enterprise learning management systems, has now turned the corner in its. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems Learning 2.0 Learning On-Demand LMS, LCMS Saba

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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.