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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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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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

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.

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?

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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?


True Faith HR

As mentioned, Laurie Ruettimann and I presented on "Pop Culture, Politics, and HR" this past weekend at HREvolution.

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

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.

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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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?

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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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.


True Faith HR

Back from Atlanta and the 3rd Annual HREvolution Conference.

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.

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.

9 things employees want from their managers (and 5 things they don’t)

Business Management Daily

Different employees crave different things from their managers. Here’s practical advice you can give the bosses in your organization. You’ll help them focus on the managerial qualities that matter most to employees—and forget about the window dressing workers don’t care about. The post 9 things employees want from their managers (and 5 things they don’t) appeared first on Business Management Daily.

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.

The Beach

True Faith HR

Last January , I discussed the detailed tenure and promotion process most academicians go through to move up the limited career ladder. I was being sly (and somewhat disingenuous) in my discussion as I was going through that very process.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.