May, 2011

Guidelines for Leveraging Collective Knowledge and Insight

Conversation Matters

Knowledge workers in any organization have a wealth of insights that are available to their organization to address the difficult issues the organization is facing. Drawing out those insights requires bringing knowledge workers together in meetings that are expressly designed to take advantage of collective knowledge.

6 Ways to Handle Criticism at Work

45 Things

After a week lounging around on the beach, I'm back on the job and trying to catch up with my blog. So, here's the latest column I did for Gannett/USAToday: Unfortunately, criticism is a part of the working world. • A co-worker criticizes your contribution to a report. •

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LinkedIn IPO: Witness The Recruiting Machine

Josh Bersin

Today LinkedIn went public with a huge (somewhat controversial) valuation of 46 times 2011 earnings and and around 10-12X 2011 expected revenue. This makes the company worth around $4.3 billion. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Sourcing and Recruiting linkedin

Vision for the Social Enterprise

Transparent Office

When I talk with CIOs these days, there's one question that comes up again and again: How does it all fit together? How does Social play with my Intranet? How does Social play with my document management system? How does Social play with my ERP system?

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

Employee Engagement Stories: Altering Our Personal GPS

David Zinger

What is your employee engagement story? The Key Idea: When we master our stories through increased mindful vigilance and intervention of our incredibly rapid and mindless story creation we navigate more effectively through work and other situations.

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The What do We Do All Day? HR Carnival

Strategic HCM

Time for the Carny to put down for its fifth stop at Strategic HCM. This one’s not themed officially as the spate of these seem to have worn people out (or perhaps it was just the dancing ?). But as with my original sexy one , I thought I’d pick a theme from my favourite post anyway.

4 Tips for Doing Well in a Surprise Phone Interview

45 Things

I've written before about phone interviews , and my friend Scot Herrick over at Cube Rules recently addressed the issue in a helpful post. I think anyone can do well in a phone interview if they're prepared, but what happens when you get an ambush call?

Stepstone becomes Lumesse – Focus on People not Software

Josh Bersin

Today Stepstone Solutions, one of the largest providers of talent management software solutions, changed their company name to Lumesse. While everyone has their own opinions of naming and branding. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems CornerstoneOnDemand lumesse Saba StepStone successfactors taleo

Project Social: Pleased to Tweet You

Working Girl

To tweet or not to tweet? That is the question. My project social partner Dave and I were discussing social media the other day and got on the topic of why we re-tweet (or don’t).

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ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Employee Engagement: Get on the Change Grid

David Zinger

Are you on the grid? Making change? Are you looking for a set of tools that can help you make change? Perhaps you want to improve specific elements of employee engagement. Can you differentiate what is needed to change behavior one time versus from now on?

Need Flexibility In Your Reports?


Every company out there wants the same statistics on their performance reviews , right? We all know that''s not the case. You likely want the ability to pull the exact data and statistics that are useful to you and your organization.

Love in HR (and at #HRevolution)

Strategic HCM

I’ve posted previously about my intent to blog on each of the words Gary Hamel suggests distinguish the more people focused language and behaviour we need to encourage in our organisations (see this post on trust – including Hay’s Trust conference ).

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3 Bad Habits That Hurt Job Chances

45 Things

If you have a child graduating from college this year, chances are good that you may see him or her move back home for a while because he or she hasn't landed a job. Twentysomething Inc. reports that 85 percent of graduates will go back to their parents' home, up from 67 percent in 2006.

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Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

From E-Learning to We-Learning: National Workshop Series – Join Us!

Josh Bersin

I&# m very excited to announce that starting in a few weeks our analysts will be going on a roadshow around the country to present our latest research and best-practices on social and informal. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Enterprise Learning Learning Culture Learning On-Demand skillsoft social learning we-learning

Lead 'Em or Lose 'Em: How social recruiting raises the game for leaders

Working Girl

Guest post by Pam Fox Rollin You plan to keep your best employees, right? You know it''s going to be tough as more companies return to hiring. But, hey, you do a decent job of creating a good place to work, and your people aren''t looking for jobs. Check that. Even if by some chance your employees aren''t looking, other companies are looking for them. And, they are very likely to find your high-demand talent more easily than ever.

Employee Engagement and Fully Charged Organizations

David Zinger

Boost Energy and Ignite Performance Review, Plus 40 minute webinar with the authors on May 16. A Review of Fully Charged: How Great Leaders Boost Their Organization’s Energy and Ignite High Performance b y Heike Bruch and Bernd Vogel.

Salvation Theme

True Faith HR

A running theme over the past few months has been Zombie HR. Ben Eubanks has written " 10 Reasons to Hire Zombies." Doug Shaw made his own contribution with " Zombie HR." Jay Kuhns wrote last week that " Service Zombies are not World Class."

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Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download the Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights COVID-19 report for information, new survey results and resources to help you recognize opportunities, minimize risk and confidently navigate the challenging road ahead.

SAP HR Transformation Summit

Strategic HCM

I’ll also be presenting at this event on Thursday 23rd June organised by SAP: No-one knows better than HR professionals that it''s people, not organisations, that make business happen. HR is shifting from an employee management cost centre to a highly strategic business function.

Could Changing Your Appearance Get You a Job or Promotion?

45 Things

I've had some strange experiences meeting people for the first time. I once attended a conference, and when I went to pick up my name tag, the person looked startled. she said to me. You sounded blonde on the phone!" I'm not sure what that meant, and I know my response was along the line of, "No.

Talent Management Software: The Category Takes Hold

Josh Bersin

This last few weeks has been a season of meetings with talent management software providers. As we work to complete our 2011 Talent Management Systems research (which should be published in June), I. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems Talent Management

Siemens Opts Out of the Nuclear Energy Business

Working Girl

As recently as yesterday, Siemens'' energy business strategy played no favorites. They have a stake in everything from coal to nuclear power plants as well as a thriving renewable energy business.

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 and Margaret Wheatley’s Myths of Leadership

David Zinger

How do we lead for employee engagement? My colleague, Jean-Francois Hivon from Shared Visions wrote the following distillation of 5 myths of leadership presented by Margaret Wheatley at the Saskatchewan Leadership Conference 2011.

From Flexible Work to Corporate Agility at SCAN Health

Future of Work

Here’s the “next chapter&# in the continuing story of flexible work and flexible facilities at SCAN Health – an organization I’ve worked with for over five years. This is the slide deck from the presentation that I did along with Diane Coles (Director of Workplace Solutions at SCAN) at the Corenet Summit in Chicago earlier this week: This is really Diane’s story.

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Lumesse blogathon

Strategic HCM

I’m one of three UK bloggers (with Bill Boorman and Peter Gold ) invited to participate in a ‘blogathon’ supporting what was Stepstone’s recent rebranding.

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How to Impress a Powerful Person

45 Things

In my early days at USA Today, I was looking up some obscure information in the newspaper's library (this was before online) on election night when I had quite the shock. Let me back up for a second and explain that election nights are notoriously one of the craziest times to work at a newspaper.

100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.