August, 2011

Six Positive Professional Development Strategies for the Toxic Workplace

The Bamboo Project Blog

I'm finding that the combination of "doing more with less," and the morale fall-out of the recession is increasingly adding to the psychological burden that many of us deal with at work.

Strength Based Management Fosters Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Employee engagement is strong stuff. Get strong. I have been very involved in encouraging strength based approaches to fuller employee engagement. The first two years of this site was devoted to strength based leadership.

5 Tips for Staying Healthy on the Job

45 Things

I rarely (knock on wood) get sick anymore, and that's probably because I've been around so long I've caught every germ there is and am now immune. But I do have more aches and pains, many of them caused by sitting at a computer for 10 hours a day. My wrist hurts. My elbows hurt.

The Real Succession Plan for Steve Jobs: Apple Thinks Different with Apple University

Josh Bersin

This week’s announcement of Steve Jobs’ succession to Chairman puts the topic of success management back on the front page. When such a strong leader steps aside, how does Apple maintain. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends Succession Management apple

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.

Are You A Manager Or A Leader?


It is a known fact that people who do what they are good at are happier people. As a happy adjunct – happier people tend to be better at what they do! Interestingly, the amount of satisfaction that qualified people derive from their jobs depends on whether they are managers or leaders. “Is Is there an […]. Career Options Career Tips Leadership Self-Improvement career employee Jappreet Sethi job Leadership Qualities Promotion

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Decluttering for Learning

The Bamboo Project Blog

I don't know about you, but sometimes my brain can begin to resemble an episode of Hoarders , crammed so full of junk that I barely have room to move around in it! When it gets this way, I tend to get overwhelmed. There isn't an ounce of brain power (or space) for learning. .

Employee Engagement: What’s Up with Gamification

David Zinger

Are you in the game? Should you be in the game? How did gamification become a word? What’s up? Gamification is rapidly flooding into the workplace and customer engagement vocabulary.

How to Impress the Boss With a Business Meal

45 Things

When was the last time you ate a really good meal while in a meeting? If you're like most people, the boss might "order in" some pizzas, which show up cold, go down greasy and settle like a bomb in your stomach (along with the garlic bread and tepid soda and stale cookie you also consumed).

Talent Priorities in Today’s Economic Environment: Leadership, Engagement, Quality of Hire

Josh Bersin

We just completed our latest TalentWatch research (our semi-annual report on business and talent trends) and as most HR and business leaders know, we are in a very strange talent environment. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

Gender Diversity – Women In Leadership Roles


Why is gender diversity at the workplace important? One could cite any number of politically correct reasons. However, those have already been done to death by others. Also, they are not necessarily why gender diversity at the workplace – especially in leadership positions – is essential. Our workplaces need gender diversity because men and women […]. Gender Diversity Leadership Teams Workplace Decision Making Jappreet Sethi Team-Building Women Leaders Workplace Dynamics

HREvolution IV - No Phantom Menace

True Faith HR

In a scant two months, the fourth iteration of HREvolution will take place in Las Vegas, and I know what you''re thinking.the fourth of anything stinks, right? Movie producers are trying to capitalize and cash in on the public''s good will toward the actors and series.

A 3-Step Process for Learning From the Depths

The Bamboo Project Blog

I was contacted this morning about doing a presentation on an old post of mine, " On Becoming a More Reflective Individual Practitioner ," so I re-read what I'd written back in 2008. One paragraph I quoted in the post really stood out for me.

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4 Keys for Full Engagement Up to the Age of 110

David Zinger

Stay engaged for a long long time… Curt Rosgren’s post on Life lessons from super-centenarians had some short and powerful lessons for all us. I believe we can bring these to our daily employee engagement and life engagement.

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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.

How to Know if You're a Micromanager

45 Things

I saw a study the other day that noted while most drivers believe themselves to be excellent behind the wheel, they think everyone else on the road is an idiot.

Workday 14: Amazing Enterprise Software for HR

Josh Bersin

Today Workday introduced release 14, the latest upgrade of the company’s SaaS HR and Financials application. I rarely gush at enterprise software, but in this case I have to admit I was. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems workday

Beyond Engagement – part 1: Organisational Health

Strategic HCM

I’ve been posting quite a lot about engagement recently, for example on my attendance ( 1 , 2 ) and presentation at an event with the UK government supported Employee Engagement Taskforce. I do support the concept of engagement and am cheered by the impact the taskforce is having.

Psychology As A Life And Career Tool


For many centuries, the study of human thought and emotion was not considered a very fruitful pursuit. Not that it hasn’t fascinated many people down the ages – it has. But the most interesting insights into human psychology came not from scientists but from poets and writers. In that respect, it is possible to find […]. Career Tips Dynamics Self-Improvement Workplace career Conflict Resolution Edgar Allan Poe Employer Relations Employment Jappreet Sethi job Psychology Workplace Dynamics

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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.

Career Certainty or Career Clarity?

The Bamboo Project Blog

“More important than the quest for certainty is the quest for clarity.”. Francois Gautier. The Tiny Buddha blog is one of my favorite reads, reminding me on a daily basis about what is and isn't important to me.

Employee Engagement: Will You Take the Jump?

David Zinger

I am fully enjoying a week long vacation at HIGHCLIFFS, our wonderful friends place in Minaki Ontario. It is nice to stay with friends who share the same first names of David and Susan!

Is the Green-Eyed Monster in Your Cubicle?

45 Things

When I was in grade school, every year I had to put up with someone I'll call "Mary" in my classes. I never liked her, because her hair was longer than mine, she dressed better than I did and she was much prettier. Yet, every year -- from kindergarten until sixth grade -- I had her in every class.

SuccessFactors Q2 2011 Financials – Plateau Moves to SaaS Focus

Josh Bersin

SuccessFactors just announced another stellar quarter (48% YTY growth in revenues, 42% YTY growth in billings), and the CEO Lars Dalgaard talked extensively about the company’s progress with. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems Leadership Development LMS, LCMS Performance Management Workforce Planning

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.

Rough Waters in an Economy Calls for More Attention on Performance


You bet we''re dealing with some rough waters in the U.S. economy. Organizations of all sizes are being affected by it and the importance of how they deal with performance of employees becomes magnified in tough times. But what do most organizations do?

The Patience of a Saint

True Faith HR

As mentioned in the last post, I spent last weekend in San Antonio at the Academy of Management meetings. I left the cozy confines of my cushy desk in my ivory academic tower to enter the rough and tumble world of professor recruiting. In one of the conference hotels, some 15 rooms were set up with an array of 12 tables in each.

Fear and Work

The Bamboo Project Blog

"Fears about yourself prevent you from doing your best work, while fears about your reception by others prevent you from doing your own work (my emphasis).". One of my favorite books is Art and Fear by David Bayles and Ted Orland.

Employee Engagement: What’s Up With The Progress Principle

David Zinger

A Review and Outline of The Progress Principle. What’s up? Progress is one of the most powerful ways to ensure employee engagement and enrich the inner worklife of employees.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.