February, 2012

Decrease the Suck or Increase the Awesome?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Thanks to Hildy Gottleib over at Creating the Future , I found Hank Green's video on the Webb Telescope. Not that I care terribly much about the Webb Telescope. But I do care about the first minute of Hank's video, which you should watch first if you haven't seen it before. Here's what Hank says: .

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Tips for Making Virtual Meetings Effective

Conversation Matters

Before the Meeting. Keep virtual meetings small; no more than twelve, even if that means you have to hold five different virtual meetings. You can hold a discussion with a small group but that is not possible if there are thirty or more people on line. •

The 2011 Season of the 8 Man Rotation is here!

True Faith HR

That''s right! 365 days in the making, it''s the 2011 Season of "The 8 Man Rotation." We introduced you to the 8 Man Rotation last year , and because demand was so high, we''ve brought it back!

Oracle buys Taleo

Josh Bersin

I guess we saw this coming. Today Oracle announced plans to acquire Taleo, the largest provider of recruitment software, for $1.9 billion. The company positions this as part of Oracle’s. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Human Resources

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.

8 Reasons Why Employee Productivity May Suffer


Your employees are the heart of your business, and their productivity—or lack thereof—directly affects your bottom line. Understanding what helps and hinders work rate is paramount to your success. Read on as a host of human resource professionals weigh in on the top eight reasons why productivity may be suffering in your organization. Lack of a big picture view.

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3 Tips for Increasing the Awesome at Work

The Bamboo Project Blog

Last week I wrote about increasing the awesome vs. decreasing the suck and how I think that the only way to decrease what sucks is by focusing on what's awesome. Since then I've been thinking a lot about how to increase the awesome in my work life--what is it that we can do to bring the awesome? .

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Who should be the CIPD’s new CEO?

Strategic HCM

So the CIPD are searching for a replacement for Jackie Orme.

#popHR Review of @talentanarchy's "Social Gravity"

True Faith HR

In " Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships ," the wizards behind Talent Anarchy, Joe Gerstandt and Jason Lauritsen bring their immense knowledge to their first book. Riffing off Sir Isaac Newton, our authors note that social gravity carries the same pull.

LinkedIn is Disrupting the Global Recruiting Market

Josh Bersin

Last week LinkedIn reported amazing financials (stock jumped almost 20% in one day). The company reported 105% YTY growth in quarterly revenues to $167.7 Million, putting the company on a 2012 plan. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Sourcing and Recruiting Talent Management hirevue Jobs2Web jobvite kenexa linkedin Oracle SAP taleo

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.

Future of Work - Untitled Article

Future of Work

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Top Leadership Guru Marshall Goldsmith Offers His Secrets to Success

45 Things

I've been fortunate in my career to talk to a lot of really smart people. People who are not only really smart, but nice. Willing to share what they know, no matter how successful they become.

Tough Questions for Your Professional Development

The Bamboo Project Blog

Through a friend, I discovered the In Good Company blog and this excellent post on 5 tough questions entrepreneurs should be asking themselves. Reading through the questions, I thought they could easily be adapted to anyone, whether they work for themselves or for someone else, so here they are.

More HR 2.0 at HR Technology Europe

Strategic HCM

My next big HR conference which will include a big focus on social technology will be HR Technology Europe in Amsterdam on 25th and 26th October. As last year, I will be chairing the conference and will be blogging about it here too.

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.

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True Faith HR

To some it is should be a national holiday. The day? Nation Letter of Intent day in college football. Around the country yesterday, thousands of high school football players signed the all important piece of paper and faxed(!) it in to the college of their choice.

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The Integration of Talent Management Systems Comes to Forefront

Josh Bersin

The talent management systems market has been under quite a bit of stress lately. In the last 90 days we have seen SAP’s acquisition of SuccessFactors, followed by Oracle’s acquisition. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems LMS, LCMS bigdata Halogen Software kenexa linkedin Oracle outstart peoplefluent Saba SAP Silkroad strategia successfactors taleo workday

Talent Mobility: Succeeding in Emerging Markets


Wednesday, February 29, 2012 :00am. Talent Mobility: Succeeding in Emerging Markets By Jim Bowley.

7 Ways to Make a Good Impression on the Phone

45 Things

I have interviewed a lot of great people in my time, and those talks stick out in my mind. But so does the phone conversation with the women was yelling at her kids every few minutes without turning away from the phone ("I TOLD YOU I'M ON THE PHONE! NO, YOU CAN'T HAVE ANOTHER COOKIE!

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.

Are You Living Your Own Dream or Helping Someone Else Live Theirs?

The Bamboo Project Blog

I was emailing with a graduate of my Getting Unstuck course about her ongoing progress since the class ended and we were discussing the issue of living our dreams.

#E20S: Shouldn’t we talk about HR 2.0 instead of Enterprise 2.0?

Strategic HCM

I’m at the Enterprise 2.0

#popHR Turning Point

True Faith HR

In the last part of the 1990s, and early part of the 2000s, like much of America, I was a regular viewer of "Everybody Loves Raymond." Peter Boyle always was good for a laugh or two every episode. But, is its humor translatable across cultures?

The LMS Market Remains Hot with PeopleFluent Deal (but not as hot as Facebook)

Josh Bersin

The LMS market remains very hot, and so does Facebook (below). Comments on both. This week Peoplefluent (a $100M+ talent management software company, built from the combination of Authoria and. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Business Trends HR Systems LMS, LCMS facebook lms peoplefluent strategia

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.

Entrepreneurial Grass IS Greener (and Innovative!)

Inpower Coaching

A while back I read a blog post by a soon-to-be-entrepreneur who sounded so excited about his new adventure that I didn’t have the heart to write this post in response until after he’d launched. Who was I to burst his bubble? And the last thing I wanted to do was burst his bubble.

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Employer Embraces Older Workers

45 Things

I've heard plenty of horror stories about age discrimination in job interviews, so it was really refreshing to hear something positive about an employer who not only actively seeks out older job candidates, but older workers who say they've found new careers that inspire and rejuvenate them.

Be a Career Inspiration, Not a Cautionary Tale

The Bamboo Project Blog

Throughout my working life, I've encountered people who made me think, "Kill me if I ever start acting and thinking that way." Generally these are people who are bitter and angry about their work, or who are so disengaged as to be practically dead.

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Rewards and recognition providers go head-to-head!


Human Resources Professionals go head-to-head to prove who is better at engaging their staff through their rewards and recognition program. Who will come out on top? Check back next Wednesday to find out! The post Rewards and recognition providers go head-to-head!

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.