June, 2011

7 Dangerous Things Every Adult Should Do

The Bamboo Project Blog

On yesterday's post about creative anxiety and risk-taking, Holly McDonald left me an excellent link to an article on risk-taking at the Open Education blog, which, in turn, led me to Gever Tulley's TEDTalk on 5 Dangerous Things You Should Allow Your Child to Do. .

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Monster.com Launches BeKnown: Professional Social Networking for Facebook

Josh Bersin

Today Monster.com dropped the gauntlet and launched BeKnown, a new Facebook application that hopes to become the professional social network for Facebook users, and a vital new tool for recruiters, Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Sourcing and Recruiting facebook linkedin monster.com

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Budget Cuts Impacting Federal Training Organizations

Bersin with Deloitte

While many private sector companies are recovering from the recession, the public sector is in a downslide. The 2011 federal budget finalized in mid-April calls for over $30 billion in cuts, with expectations for even deeper cuts in 2012. To cope with these spending reductions, training organizations within federal agencies are implementing targeted reforms - reforms designed to achieve cost savings and to better target training investments to make the best use of limited dollars.

Enterprise Social Software Adoption: Now Available in Prescription Strength!

Transparent Office

When companies ask me how to deliver enterprise social software adoption, my advice is simple: Go to your local drugstore. I'm not kidding.

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.

5 Reasons People Run From You at Networking Events

45 Things

One of the things people like me always harp on is that you need to network all the time, whether you're employed or not. But I will be the first to admit that when I look back, there are things I wish I had done differently in my own networking efforts.

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The Power of Positive Priming

The Bamboo Project Blog

Intuitively I've always understood that when we think we are stupid, we are less likely to learn. I'm well aware that my struggles with math throughout my lifetime began with a 3rd grade teacher who was convinced that girls couldn't work with numbers.

Mobile Talent Management: PeopleclickAuthoria aka PeopleFluent Introduces iPad Solution

Josh Bersin

Talent Management software comes to the iPad: PeopleClickAuthoria (which just changed its name to PeopleFluent®) today released a preview of an iPad solution currently called Mobile Talent. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Uncategorized authoria ipad mobile talent management PeopleClick peoplefluent

Budget Cuts Impacting Federal Training Organizations

Bersin with Deloitte

While many private sector companies are recovering from the recession, the public sector is in a downslide. The 2011 federal budget finalized in mid-April calls for over $30 billion in cuts, with expectations for even deeper cuts in 2012. To cope with these spending reductions, training organizations within federal agencies are implementing targeted reforms - reforms designed to achieve cost savings and to better target training investments to make the best use of limited dollars.

Branchout, BeKnown and the Bubble

Strategic HCM

I was fascinated by this debate taking place at the Economist recently – are we in a new tech (social media) bubble? There were some highly engaging exchanges, and a thought provoking result – over two thirds of the participants voted yes!

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!

5 Ways to Develop New Job Leads

45 Things

"Tell everyone you know you're looking for work" is a common refrain from career experts to job seekers. So, the job seeker goes on Twitter or Facebook and says, "I'm looking for a job."

Work / Life Balance, Graphic Design, Blogging and HR. Oh, My!

Working Girl

Guest post by Lyn Hoyt Laura Schroeder, my new Project Social partner, is fascinated by work-life balance and was curious about how I manage it all. I wonder sometimes myself. Is work balance all about “bringing home the bacon and frying it up in a pan?”

Positive Questions for Professional Development: Setting the Stage

The Bamboo Project Blog

This week I'm exploring how positive questions might transform our approaches to professional development.

Employment Paradox: Unemployment, Skills Gaps, Difficulty in Hiring

Josh Bersin

As the global economy slowly recovers, more and more employers tell us they are seeing an increasingly difficult talent environment ahead. As I discussed in my keynote at IMPACT (video available), Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Learning Culture Learning Programs manpower group siemens

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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.

Budget Cuts Impacting Federal Training Organizations

Bersin with Deloitte

While many private sector companies are recovering from the recession, the public sector is in a downslide. The 2011 federal budget finalized in mid-April calls for over $30 billion in cuts, with expectations for even deeper cuts in 2012. To cope with these spending reductions, training organizations within federal agencies are implementing targeted reforms - reforms designed to achieve cost savings and to better target training investments to make the best use of limited dollars.

A Career In An International Property Consultancy

TheHRBlog

A real estate consultant has the complex and responsibility-driven role of dealing with high-value property assets. Hence, a potent combination of technical know-how, market insight and ethical values are the cornerstones of a perfect real estate professional. In a market like India, this role compounds dramatically, since there is a huge amount of growth happening […]. Best HR Practices career career in real estate Career Options Career Tips India Jappreet Sethi real estate career

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4 Ways to Ramp Down the Conflict at Work

45 Things

There's the guy who clips his fingernails at his desk. The woman who talks in a "kitty whitty" voice when she asks for a favor. Or the manager who takes his shoes off in a meeting and props his feet on the table. All people I have worked alongside.

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Rock Stars Need Not Apply

Working Girl

Some people love rock stars - Mark Zuckerberg, for example, thinks they’re 100 times better than everyone else. I myself think they''re about 3 times better and there are probably some people who think they''re 5 or 20 times better.

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

The Power of Writing It Down

The Bamboo Project Blog

Long-time readers of my blog know that I'm an inveterate user and admirer of technology. I'm consistently drawn to its possibilities and have benefited tremendously from all that technology offers to us.

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From E-Learning to We-Learning – Lessons Learned

Josh Bersin

We have been conducting a series of workshops around the country on best-practices in corporate social learning, and the results have been really overwhelming. As I’ve discussed with many of. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Content Development Enterprise Learning Learning 2.0 Learning On-Demand informal learning we-learning

Budget Cuts Impacting Federal Training Organizations

Bersin with Deloitte

While many private sector companies are recovering from the recession, the public sector is in a downslide. The 2011 federal budget finalized in mid-April calls for over $30 billion in cuts, with expectations for even deeper cuts in 2012. To cope with these spending reductions, training organizations within federal agencies are implementing targeted reforms - reforms designed to achieve cost savings and to better target training investments to make the best use of limited dollars.

How to Get Promoted Without Asking

TheHRBlog

It is time to rise in the ranks in your company, and you are convinced that you deserve a promotion. You could always ask for one, but how would such a request be received by the Powers That Be? Asking for a promotion may not be the best course to take. A wiser and far […].

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

How to Get the Boss to Listen to You

45 Things

I'd like to say that because I've been in the communications business for a long time, I'm an expert communicator. But then, that wouldn't explain the responses I've gotten to some of my e-mails that state, "What are you talking about?" or the short-and-to-the-point: "HUH?"

Employee Engagement: Who do you need to add for greater bench strength?

David Zinger

Fill Your Bench. While watching the NHL Stanley Cup playoffs I was reminded how important it is to have a strong deep bench as players get injured, experiencegame misconducts, or fail to play up to expectations. How far can your organization go into your own playoffs?

Action vs. Activity

The Bamboo Project Blog

Over on his Learnstreaming blog, Dennis Callahan writes about the difference between signing up for social media and joining: . Having a social media account (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin) doesn’t necessarily mean you’ve joined. It means you’ve signed up. It’s like signing up for the gym.

Taleo Acquires JobPartners – European Expansion a Priority

Josh Bersin

Today Taleo announced the acquisition of JobPartners, a small European provider of talent management software, for $38M in cash. JobPartners is a small (~100 employees, around $15M-17M in revenues). Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems Sourcing and Recruiting jobpartners taleo

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.