May, 2011

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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 want to mention an important trend which seems to have radically changed this market: redefining the category itself. The independent markets for. Read more» The post Talent Management Software: The Category Takes Hold appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

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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. Over the years, as I have designed such meetings, I have come to rely on seven principles that work together to make the most of collective knowledge in conference settings as well

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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. • The boss criticizes the way you handled a client. • A co-worker criticizes your contribution to a report. • Even the lunch delivery person criticizes you for not having correct change.

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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.

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The Definitive Guide to Onboarding for 2024

Hiring a new employee is an expensive and time-consuming process. According to the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), it typically costs $4,425 to hire a new employee — not to mention the 36 days the average team spends trying to fill a position. Yet nearly 1 in 5 employees (16%) of employees quit in their first week — and 17% leave after the first month.

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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. Pay attention to your own stories and mindfully notice where they are taking you. One cent. A penny for your thoughts.

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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.

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Your “Rewards” Aren’t Appreciated By Your Employees

Evil HR Lady

Are your employees not as engaged as you'd like them to be? Perhaps the rewards you're offering leave much to be desired. Here's what you're doing wrong and how to fix it.

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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? I know some recruiters like to do this -- call you during the dinner hour when the kids are screaming and the meatloaf in burning and the dog has just eaten a sofa cushion.

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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). You can read about how to get re-tweeted by Dave over at HR Official and chew the fat with Lyn about the synergies of Twitter and bacon over at The Bacon Hut. (Get it? Chew the fat?

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9 Leave Management Mistakes To Avoid This Year

The article talks about the 9 leave management mistakes that you should be avoiding with smarter technology in your organisation and save business costs.

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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? How well do you distinguish what is required to perform a new behavior versus decrease the intensity of an existing behavior?

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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 ). I had planned to start with some of the easier words such as equality, wisdom and justice, but there were a couple of things come up at HRevolution which made me think about love, so I’ve decided to start here.

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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.

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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.

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Your 2024 Annual Talent Acquisition Roadmap: Its Seasonal!

Recruiting is seasonal! Our popular Talent Acquisition Roadmap helps you master seasonal hiring like a boss. We break down key data on the ever-changing job market so you can take advantage of peak hiring times and ace recruiting even in slower seasons. Whether you need to scale up your team quickly or get creative in tighter times, this roadmap helps you understand the recruiting landscape.

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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. You may be frustrated, considering the big bucks you shelled out for your child to get a higher education.

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Project Social: Do You Facebook?

Working Girl

'Dave, Lyn and I decided to carry on with the ‘social’ themes we’ve been tackling lately and discuss the different social mediums we are active in and how we use them. Dave already has his post up at HR Official and Lyn’s aiming for Monday over at the Bacon Hut. When it comes to social media, I pretty much stick to the basics: LinkedIn , Facebook , Twitter , blog.

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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. Organizational energy – the extent to which an organization, division, or team has mobilized its emotional, cognitive, and behavioural potential to pursue its goals…it is the force with which a company (or division or team) works.

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I’m Tired of People Wanting to Network With Me

Evil HR Lady

Dear Evil HR Lady, Will you please stop telling people to network in order to find jobs? I appreciate the need to keep in contact with former colleagues and to speak with people I meet at professional conferences. I know that I will some day want a new job and I hope my contacts will help me. But, I’m happily employed. In fact, the problem is I have a good job with a good company.

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2024 HR Calendar of Important Dates

64% of HR managers lack the time and resources to meet HR compliance challenges and 50% of HR professionals lack confidence in their ability to keep up with ever-changing rules and regulations ( UpCounsel ). This free calendar from Paycor can help.

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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.

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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. The question is, how can you equip yourself to handle the challenges and opportunities this transformation entails?

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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. "Wow!" 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. I'm a brunette. Always have been." My point is that people often make assumptions about you -- even before they see you.

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Are HR Stars Like Famous Professors?

Working Girl

'My project social partner Dave Ryan and I were chatting last week about HRevolution , which sounds like it was a great event. I was jealous but my newborn has very self-centered ideas about my travel availability. Anyway, there seem to be a LOT of HR conferences to choose from these days and some folks seem to attend quite a few of them. So Dave was wondering why and how they do it, which he’s written about over at HR Officia l, and I was wondering who benefits and where you draw the line.

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Get a Look Inside The Ultimate Recruiter Planning Kit

As recruiting teams work harder than ever to find, hire, and onboard qualified candidates in this highly competitive market, it’s essential to find ways to optimize your recruiting function. The Ultimate Recruiter Planning Kit includes eight worksheets filled with labor market insights, actionable recruiting strategies, and worksheets to plan your strategy for hiring top talent.

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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. Dr. Margaret Wheatley gave an inspiring and energizing keynote to open the University of Saskatchewan Leadership Conference.

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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." Today, Dwane Lay staked his claim with " The CDC and the Zombie Apocolypse." Coincidentally, the University of California-Santa Barbara has taken a new approach to the zombie discussion : About 800 students showed up to The Hub at 8 p.m. for the second annu

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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.

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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. We’ve been asked to write blog posts and other things based upon content supplied by them and interviews with their people etc - and the blogger with the most points from the following activity wins an ipad 2: Own Blog post (4 points) Guest blog post (4 points) Tweets using hashtag (2 points) Retweets (3 points) YouTube video interview ( 5 p

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The Greatest Overlooked Tool: A Recruiting Assessment Guide to Transforming Hiring

You know talent acquisition is essential to business success, but are you frustrated with hiring results? Learn how to spotlight ideal talent & match them to the right roles in your organization today by using the Greatest Overlooked Tool.

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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. Information is coming in fast and furious and editors are screaming at people to meet deadlines and the bad pizza they ordered is starting to ferment in your gut.

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Sustainably Yours

Working Girl

'Anyone who reads this blog knows I care about corporate sustainability. If this is a topic that also interests you, or you''ve been asked to look into sustainability reporting at your own company, here are a few resources: Elaine Cohen''s CSR for HR blog. The corporate sustainability posts here at Working Girl. Workday''s 2011 Corporate Sustainability Report Join the discussion at Focus.com about how companies are adopting green initiatives.

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What If You Had Unlimited Vacation?

Evil HR Lady

What if you had unlimited paid vacation days? Would this be a good thing, or it would it just bring additional frustration, because who has time to take a day off work? What If You Had Unlimited Vacation?

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