December, 2011

The Six 21st Century Skills You REALLY Need

The Bamboo Project Blog

Given the work that I do, I'm a sucker for skill lists. As our work worlds grow ever more complex and challenging, it seems that the skills themselves become more complex too. . Increasingly, though, I've begun to believe that these lists are distracting us from the real skills of success.

SCAN Health Plan

Future of Work

We have been working with SCAN Health Plan (a not-for-profit Medicare Advantage company) for over five years, first to design and then to implement a flexible work program that today enables over 30% of the company’s employees to work from home (or other locations) 2-3 days per week.

SAP to buy SuccessFactors: Major Shift in Talent Management Market

Josh Bersin

This weekend SAP announced plans to acquire SuccessFactors for approximately $3.4 billion (almost 10X 2011 revenues). Just last week I delivered a webinar on trends in the Talent Management Systems. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems Talent Management cornerstone erp Oracle SAP successfactors taleo workday

Good Management: How Do You Measure Up?

Working Girl

The importance of good management for engagement, retention and overall company performance has been a central theme of the blog from the very beginning.

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.

How To Set Your Goals This Year


George Harrison said it all when he sang “If you don’t know where you’re going, any road will take you there”… Goal setting is about fine-tuning the direction in which you want to go in a pre-determined period. In a very important way, it is about taking the locus of control over your life in […].

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From Hero to Host: Giving Up on Being "The Expert"

The Bamboo Project Blog

Several weeks ago, I wrote a post on social artistry , on how I am shifting my understanding of what I do and how I do it, seeing myself more and more as a "social artist."

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7 Ways to Stay Sane During the Holidays

45 Things

I carry a list in my purse that if lost, would mean the end of my sanity. The list contains all the presents I have bought so far for Christmas, what I have left to buy and all the things I need to do before I take time off for the holidays. to Acquire Rypple: Major New Entrant to Cloud-Based Talent Management Market

Josh Bersin

Today announced plans to acquire Rypple, a small but growing provider of social performance management software. In addition, the company announced plans to build out a set of human. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Enterprise Learning HR Systems Performance Management rypple salesforce

Time Will Tell

True Faith HR

It is winter break where I work, which as given me a little time off, and an opportunity to catch up on a little TV and pop culture. The latter half of 2011 was dominated by #occupywallstreet and its various spinoffs throughout the U.S.


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.

Tips On Providing Feedback To Your Boss Or Manager


Most employees would not even dream of giving their superiors feedback or suggestions. This unfortunate fact has a lot to do with insecurity and the misconception that those higher up in the corporate pecking order are, either by nature or by standing, infallible. However, nobody is perfect at any point in their career. Bosses, managers […].

The Best Employee Engagement Blog Posts: 7 for 2011

David Zinger

Here is my personal list of the top 7 blog posts for 2011: 1. The Employee Engagement Pyramid What are the 10 actions managers can take to turbo charge employee engagement? Engagement is more than a feeling, survey number, or a YouTube happy dance. We engage in actions directed towards results.

Are You the Cause or the Effect?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Accountabilty is the willingness to acknowledge that we have participated in creating, through comission or ommision, the conditions that we wish to see changed.

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Integrating Formal, Informal and Social Learning

Strategic HCM

The thing I don’t like about the 70-20-10 model, which I reviewed last week , is that social learning isn’t really a separate category from formal and informal learning, but a different category of these.

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.

BersinBasics Pioneers a New Way to Learn the Fundamentals of Talent Management

Josh Bersin

We all know that talent management is a hot topic in business today. SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion demonstrates how important this market is to businesses around the. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Content Development Enterprise Learning Human Resources Innovation Leadership Development Learning 2.0

What a Rapper Can Teach You About Finding a Job

45 Things

There are some days when I think I possibly have the coolest job in the world. Because I'm a journalist, I've attended presidential inaugural balls, I've been with cops as they raid a drug den and I now have interviewed a rapper.

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The Principles Of Personal Success


Knowing what the ingredients of a successful life are is important in terms of our social, professional and personal lives. Taking these principles to heart will also ensure that we reach obtain the maximum benefit from all relationships that we forge on these three levels. Here are some of the principles that drive successful people: […].

4 Ways Managers Can Build Relationship BACKbone into Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Build Relationship – The Manager’s Employee Engagement Relationship BACKbone: Bids, Authenticity, Caring, and Knowledge . Part 4 of a 10 part series on how managers can improve employee engagement). Foundation of relationships.

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.

Three Ways to Create Your Own Job

The Bamboo Project Blog

As we adapt to an ever-changing world, I've come to believe that a necessary career management skill is the ability to create your own job. Whether it's work you do for a company or work you do on your own, re-inventing yourself on a regular basis is going to become more and more important. .

New HR Competencies for Innovation and Technology

Strategic HCM

Dave Ulrich’s latest update to the global HR competency framework was announced last week. I’ve been using and talking about the various iterations of this framework for about 15 years now and on first look, it’s my favourite list so far.

My Conversation with Paul Sparta: Update on Plateau, SAP, and SuccessFactors

Josh Bersin

Today I had a chat with Paul Sparta, the founder of Plateau and one of the key product leaders at SuccessFactors and now SAP. Paul, who’s current title is Chief Integration Officer, shared. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems LMS, LCMS Talent Management paul sparta Plateau successfactors

Performance Reviews as a Roadmap for Success


At Reviewsnap, we often talk about how a performance review can take on the form of a personal business plan for individual employees.

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 Get a Better Performance Review

45 Things

I have mixed feelings about performance evaluations. I've yet to talk to an employee or manager who look forward to them. But sometimes it's the only way to get workers and their bosses to sit down and actually discuss what's going on.

Don’t Blink: How to Foster Recognition for Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Foster Recognition - Are you looking, seeing, and saying? . Part 5 of a 10 part series on how managers can improve employee engagement). Expanding recognition. If we split the word recognition it can be viewed as to think again (re-cognition).

Where are the Meaningful Conversations at Work?

The Bamboo Project Blog

This weekend, I went on a retreat with 10 other women to reflect on our experiences in 2011 and plan for what we wanted to do in 2012. It was a fabulous experience that I'll be writing more about. .

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Redefine Your Limits – Live to your Full Potential


We are limited by the beliefs we set in our mind, history shows that successful people are able to break these shackles and unleash their potential. The difference is the “ T ” between Can Do and Can’t Do. The “ T ” is your Thought. Achieving your Potential Steve Jobs was one of the […].

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.