October, 2011

It's Not You. It's Your Dysfunctional Workplace.

The Bamboo Project Blog

As the child of alcoholics, I grew up intimately acquainted with dysfunctional family dynamics and their impacts on me. I've spent a lifetime trying to overcome these effects, as a matter of fact. .

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The 10 Things Managers Must Do to Increase Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Employee Engagement for Managers. Here are the 10 things managers must do if they want to increase employee engagement. Achieve Results. Results. Engagement is more than a feeling, survey number, or a YouTube happy dance. We engage in actions directed towards results.

Employee Morale Eroding Like the Grand Canyon


Much like some soil erodes over time, the morale of some employees erodes over time. Chipping away at an employee''s morale can happen in a lot of ways. Each of your employees will respond to situations and communication differently.

Elephants of HR Software Enter the Talent Management Market

Josh Bersin

Over the last ten years or so the talent management software providers have had a party building up a $3 billion, fast-growing marketplace. Now, starting in 2011 and 2012, the elephants from the. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems LMS, LCMS ADP bloomfire halogen Oracle Silkroad successfactors taleo the right thing wisetail

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.


True Faith HR

Facing personnel problems (in this case, the star RB of the Detroit Lions, Jahvid Best, was suffering from a concussion), the Lions and Philadelphia Eagles engaged in a common practice - the trading of employees. However, the trade had an uncommon result.

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Want to Stay Stuck? Deny Reality

The Bamboo Project Blog

I've observed that when it comes to change of any kind--personal or professional--the impetus for action only comes when we are finally able to observe and accept the reality of our current situation.

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Employee Engagement: Managers ARE Employees

David Zinger

We are connected. Managers are employees. It seems that the employee engagement field sometimes neglects or forgets to realize that managers are employees. We have statements constantly swirling around that people join organizations and leave managers.

Managers in the Danger Zone


There is a natural tendency on the part of some people to think that what they do is more important than what others do in an organization. Many of these people are simply egomaniacs who live in a fantasy world of sorts where they are in some way superior to everyone else.

Moneyball comes to Human Resources: Data Science Matters

Josh Bersin

While you may not be a baseball fan, you have to admit that this movie (and book) is really all about Human Resources. Billy Beane learned that by using data shrewdly he could build a high-performing. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends Human Resources Measurement Talent Management

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.

Human Resources Jobs: Skills And Qualities


Human Resource professionals are important personnel in an organization. This is because they contribute to the viability and the success of the business through the strategic organization of human capital. While most people think that ‘people’ skills are the main ingredient of a successful Human Resource professional, one actually needs to have a perfect mix […].

How to Turn a Part-Time Job Into a Full-Time Gig

45 Things

I think lot of the career "snobbiness" from the last decade is about gone. It used to be that taking a job at McDonald's was something to be joked about.

7 Reasons Most Professionals Should Work for Themselves

The Bamboo Project Blog

Lately I've found myself counseling a number of professionals I know to give up the "permanent full-time employment" option (a myth, anyway) in favor of working for themselves. Some of the reasons are pretty obvious, but some are less so.

The 10 keys to help your managers manage employee engagement

David Zinger

How are you managing employee engagement? The challenge. Manager play a key role in employee engagement yet many managers are not getting the perspective, approaches, skills, and tactics to maximize engagement. Managing for engaging success.

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.

The Value of Values at Workday


Folks at Workday have been thinking a lot lately about the secrets to high-performing organizations, mostly because of the successes of our own high-performing customers

Succession Management at IBM, Contrasted with Apple and HP

Josh Bersin

Today Ginni Rometty was announced as the new CEO of IBM, marking a significant transition at IBM and celebrating the company’s first female top executive. This transition shows an example of. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Corporate Culture Leadership Development Succession Management apple ginny rometti HP ibm

How Your Social Media Profiling Influences Employers


A lot of new generation companies are actually looking at the social media profiles of prospective employees and using these as a filter along with resume. Companies are especially interested in the recommendations and endorsements that candidates have on social media accounts like LinkedIn. A fair amount of recruitment today takes place through recruitment consultants, […].

Why Your Behavior Matters Now More Than Ever

45 Things

When I was in junior high, there were these things called "slam books." These were notebooks that were passed around anonymously with a different person's name on each page. On each page, you could write -- good or bad -- what you thought of that person and remain anonymous.

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.

Positive Professional Development Tool: The Question Log

The Bamboo Project Blog

Professional development isn't just about the answers. It's also about questions. You can l earn a lot from the questions you ask. They can tell you about patterns in your work and in your thinking about your work. They can point you in new directions or show you where you may be feeling stagnant.

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Employee Engagement and the “Tone at the Top”: Environment, Health, and Safety

David Zinger

How engaged are your employees in environment, health, and safety? Tucson environment health and safety. I am delighted to attend the NAEM Environmental Health and Safety Conference in Tucson this week.

The role of Recruitment in Integrated Talent Management

Strategic HCM

I’ve posted recently on ‘The Executive Guide to Integrated Talent Management’ which I’ve contributed a chapter to, and also more specifically on the contribution of learning & development within this integration.

Preview of HR Technology Conference 2011

Josh Bersin

Here it is the even of the HR Technology Conference - and we eagerly await dozens of news releases, product introductions, tweets, and announcements of exciting new technologies in the areas of. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems LMS, LCMS

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.

How To Tackle Financial Stress


Financial stress can adversely affect a persons’ psychological state. This negative psychological state has a tendency to percolate down to the affected person’s workplace and – in fact – into all social interactions. Surveys have shown that financial stress is among the root causes of decreased performance at work and a steady decline in physical […].

Time to Release Some Endorphins

45 Things

Last week I was very busy and pretty stressed. The cats were upset because I wouldn't rub their tummies when they made the request loud and clear through constant meowing (I threw my shoe in their general direction and they got miffed and left me alone).

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FREE "Exploring the Vision For Your Work" Webinars

The Bamboo Project Blog

. One of the best ways to explore your career vision is by using visual tools. Many of us have tried writing or thinking our way to something new, with limited results.

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Benefits of Succession Planning


The death of iconic Apple CEO Steve Jobs highlights the benefits of establishing a proactive–not reactive–approach to succession planning. As his pancreatic cancer progressed, Jobs knew that his time as leader of the dynamic and innovative company would be ending. He wrote this in a resignation letter presented August 24: “As far as my successor goes, I strongly recommend that we execute our succession plan and name Tim Cook as CEO of Apple.”.

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.