November, 2011

The Anxiety Wars

The Bamboo Project Blog

When I was a junior in college, we were hit by a severe outbreak of salmonella , a result of undercooked eggs in some stuffing. It was so bad, people were literally collapsing in the quad.

The Employee Engagement Pyramid

David Zinger

Workshop/Presentation/Course. If you would like to arrange for a keynote or a workshop for your company, conference or organization on The Employee Engagement Pyramid and The 10 Things Managers Must Do to Increase Employee Engagement contact David Zinger at or phone 204 254 2130.

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Talent Management in the Nordics: Globalization on the Front Burner

Josh Bersin

This week I had the opportunity to speak about next-generation talent management at two events in Stockholm. In this post I’d like to highlight some of the big talent challenges facing global. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends nordics stockholm sweden

Future of Work Survey Findings: Focussing on the Future?

Future of Work

How much time do you spend thinking about, and talking about, the shape of the future that your own organization will experience? We asked some very simple questions like that in our October Future of Work Quick Poll.

Workplace Mask Policy & Return to Work Templates

Paycor’s comprehensive checklist and customizable letters will help you re-start your business and welcome your team back to a new normal.

#CRSS2011 CERN social recruiting: social not just social media

Strategic HCM

I’m at CERN today for a session that their head of recruitment, James Purvis (in the picture, sitting in the middle) has put together. The session is on recruitment and sourcing, not just on social recruiting, but that’s been the main focus this morning.

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Learning, Careers and Social Artistry

The Bamboo Project Blog

For a social artist, their in-breath is observing, allowing, listening, and understanding and their out-breath is connecting, enriching, inspiring, and enlivening.

Employee Engagement: 33 Keys for Engaged Wellbeing

David Zinger

Employee Engagement and Engaged Wellbeing with Attitiude. A Heretic’s Manifesto of Engaged Wellbeing: Let’s think (and act) differently just for the health of it. A new view of wellbeing.

Talent Management Software – Yes, It’s Still Hard to Select the Right Solution

Josh Bersin

The talent management software marketplace is now more than ten years old, yet it is still a daunting task to select the right solution. This market is both consolidating and expanding at the same. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems Learning On-Demand LMS, LCMS

How To Achieve Career Mastery


You have worked hard at mastering yourself – your habits, your outlook on life, your relationships and your finances. Now is the time to master the course of your career, as well. You achieve career mastery when you can integrate your personal development and growth into your professional growth and development. There are different elements […].

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

Jack Dee on HR (or, “the comedian and the HR practitioner walked into a bar and…”)

Strategic HCM

As a judge of the Personnel Today Awards, I get invited to their swanky black tie event on Park Lane. Last night’s ceremony was another excellent event, unaffected by snow as was last year’s do, and only let down, from my perspective, by the failure of my iphone’s batteries meaning I couldn’t tweet.

Networking Key for Vets to Find a Job

45 Things

I just have one question for you today: What have you done to help a vet find a job? Read this story I did for Gannett/USAToday and promise yourself that you'll spend some time this Thanksgiving holiday giving thanks for our military and their families. And then help one of them find a job.

Stepping Back to Move Forward

The Bamboo Project Blog

Fifteen years ago, after a weekend career retreat I ran for myself, I walked into my full-time job and quit. I realized that for a variety of reasons, the position was no longer working for me and I wanted to move into something else.

12 Keys to Achieve Results with Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Achieve Results (Part 1 of a 10 part series on the Employee Engagement Pyramid for Managers). Top of the pyramid. Based on extensive work in employee engagement, I constructed a pyramid of employee engagement actions for managers.

Scaling the Digitally-Ready Workforce

The digital future will require a new set of skills, behaviors, and ways of working, but most organizations have not defined the critical competencies needed to compete in an age of disruption and do not have a process in place to assess digital readiness in their own people, a new Aon study finds. For HR leaders, the continuous state of disruption requires a new, more flexible approach to workforce planning and development. Download the full report, which shares insights from 1,551 senior business executives, HR leaders, and employees from around the world, to learn the 5 key insights and the steps your organization can take to transform your approach to people, jobs, and rewards to thrive in an uncertain digital future.

Talent Acquisition in Turmoil: The Facts and Figures

Josh Bersin

Today we released our first ever Talent Acquisition Factbook®, a comprehensive study of trends, benchmarks, and spending data in the US (and UK) recruiting market. It points out the tectonic shifts. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends Sourcing and Recruiting

Indispensible Email Skills For Job Seekers And Employees


If you are about to apply for a job via email, the quality of your emailed covering letter to the potential employer is extremely important. After all, you are marketing yourself. This means that the employer’s HR department will first judge your capabilities by how you introduce and portray yourself. If clothes make the man […].

Social Training for Social Tools

Transparent Office

Socialtext product adoption is way, way--over 300% YTD. There are many reasons for the phenomenal growth, but in this post I'll focus on one specific factor: our training approach.

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Does College Make Sense Anymore?

45 Things

Do you think it's necessary to go to college to be a success and find a good job? College dropouts like Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates would say differently, of course, but not everyone is cut out to be a whiz-bang entrepreneur. If you just want to be employed by a good employer earning a decent paycheck and have some job security, do you have to go to college? I think this often depends on who you ask.

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download the Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights COVID-19 report for information, new survey results and resources to help you recognize opportunities, minimize risk and confidently navigate the challenging road ahead.

On Passion

The Bamboo Project Blog

I am writing this on a MacBook Pro, listening to music on my iPod, which seems fitting, given that I am posting about Mona Simpson's eulogy for her brother, Steve Jobs. . Certainly in the days following his death, there was much attention paid to Jobs' business acumen and success.

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A Manager’s Guide to Employee Engagement and the Virtual Team

David Zinger

Employee engagement guidance for managers of virtual teams. Informative Webinar with Yael Zofi Monday November 14. . The managers guide. I completed reading Yael Zofi’s wonderful book, A Manager’s Guide to Virtual Teams.

#HRTechEurope – iTalent competition (and congratulations to MIIAtech)

Strategic HCM

I think most peoples’ favourite session on the first day of HR Technology Europe , perhaps tied with Thomas Otter’s opening keynote, was the first ever European italent competition run by Jerome Ternynck, CEO or SmartRecruiters (who won the US italent competition at the HRDemo show in the US last year).

How To Switch Jobs In A Market Slowdown


All things considered, this is not the best of times for switching jobs in India. This country has seen a fair bit of negative fallout of the economic problems in Europe and the US, and most MNCs in India are tightening their belts on recruitment. If you are looking to get a senior-level job in […]. Career Options Career Tips Changing Jobs Email Skills Human Resources Résumé Writing Switching Jobs Tips For Employees Europe Getting Noticed HR ID India Jappreet Sethi job Resume Writing US

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.

Innovation Challenge: Humans Reject Creativity

Inpower Coaching

Breaking news for creative types: you’re not crazy. Your innovative ideas really are being ignored, downplayed, sidelined and squashed. So says a study out of University of Pennsylvania Wharton, University of North Carolina and Cornell last year.

Should Women Give Up the C-Suite for More Flexibility?

45 Things

This week for USA Today I wrote about a new survey by More magazine showing that three-out-of-four women say they would not apply for their boss' job, partly because of the pressures that go along with it.

Getting Comfortable with Incompetence

The Bamboo Project Blog

A tweet from Stephen Downes that's been hanging in my head for a few weeks: This may be the biggest challenge to ongoing innovation. Most humans are not good at feeling perpetually incompetent. It is frighening and a blow to our egos to think that we may not have a firm grip on our work. .

6 Ways Managers Can Maximize Performance through Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Maximize Performance (Part 2 of a 10 part series on how managers can improve employee engagement). According to Aon Hewitt’s most recent report Trends in Global Employee Engagement , the largest drop in engagement this year is employees’ perception of how companies manage performance.

100% Remote Onboarding: Group Demonstration

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Join WorkBright on Thursday, June 24th to get a first hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.