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. •

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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

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.

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.

7 Ways to Tell a Story That Makes Employers Crazy About You

45 Things

Career experts often advise job seekers or networkers to “tell your story.” But what does that mean? Should you share how you won the school science fair in third grade or how you once locked your keys in the car with the engine still running?

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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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Future of Work - Untitled Article

Future of Work

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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

Talent Mobility: Succeeding in Emerging Markets


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

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

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.

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.

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.

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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Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

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

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!

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!

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

Strategic HCM

I’m at the Enterprise 2.0

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

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.

Employees in Denial


The employee who refuses to believe anything that might be remotely negative about their performance or behavior can be frustrating to say the least.

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

New demands trump old workplace traditions


“Two of the youngest generations now occupy 57% of the workforce. This new demographic’s demands trump old workplace traditions.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

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.

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!

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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The "You Serious Clark?" Look


Have you ever wondered what those looks some employees shoot your way really mean when you''re conducting a performance review session?

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.