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.

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 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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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

New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

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.

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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.


True Faith HR

Yesterday, the 6th largest amount of snow in history fell into our area. Given the sheer volume involved poses unique strains on the organization. Do we have the personnel to clear the sidewalks and parking lots?

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.

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

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.

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.

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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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.

Passive job seeking still high in the UK

Strategic HCM

I’ve posted several times recently to suggest that what seem like decent engagement scores being reported by some organisations and a few vendors may hide a number of potentially very significant, and growing, employment problems.

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.

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.

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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I Told You So

True Faith HR

Next month, Laurie Ruettimann and I will be presenting "Pop Culture, Politics, and HR" and the 3rd rendition of HREvolution in Atlanta, April 29. With the multitude of options and topics, you may be wondering why we are having this discussion in a session, instead of over drinks in the hotel bar? The relevance is big picture HR. People should be stepping back in our session and asking why they are in this field. What was one of the biggest HR books in 2010? David Ulrich''s " The Why of Work."

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.

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.

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.

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).

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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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

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.


True Faith HR

Last weekend, I was attending the ASBBS Conference in Las Vegas. Having some spare time, and being somewhat a hamburger aficianado, I decided to grab lunch at the Burger Bar in the Mandalay Bay. Perusing the many options on the menu, I came across the Rossini burger which they were selling for $60.

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.

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.

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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The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.