August, 2012

The Three Eras of Knowledge Management

Conversation Matters

In this video I describe the Three Eras of knowledge management that I have previously written about on this blog, Where Knowledge Management has Been and Where it is Going – Part One , Part Two , and Part Three.

3 Alternatives When "Follow Your Passions" Isn't Working

The Bamboo Project Blog

The most common career advice around is to "follow your passion." But for some people, this is easier said than done. They may have lost sight of their passions or they may have a bunch of them. Sometimes it's a matter of re-framing things.

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Forget Policies and Paperwork — the 5 Things Business Leaders Really Want From HR


Read beyond the headlines of any leading Human Resources or C-suite trade journal, and you’ll understand why talent has replaced technology to become the game changer for edging out competition in the 21 st century.

How to Handle Your Career Stress

45 Things

Five years ago you may have laughed if someone told you that you would not only take on twice your current workload, but be happy about it – and be willing to take a pay cut.

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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.

Finding Hidden Treasures – Mining for Employee Competencies

Effortless HR

Do you really know what your employee brings to the workplace? Oh, you may know that they have the knowledge and skills needed to get the job done in an effective and efficient manner. But, do you know the “soft” skills or attributes they bring that could be just as important as the “hard” skills they offer. What are competencies? They could be a personal trait or an observable aspect of performance.

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I'm Hiring.Can You Recruit?


I''m in one of those bittersweet moments as a leader. One of my team members is transitioning back into a clinical role to provide care for some of our most fragile patients.

Reflections on Career Journaling for Professional Development

The Bamboo Project Blog

One of the best tools I've found for my own ongoing professional development is a career journal. I began journaling for professional purposes about 7 years ago when I bought an artist's sketchbook to maintain all of my ideas related to a particular project I was working on.

The 5 Hidden Land Mines of 360-degree Feedback


Venturing down the path of implementing a 360-degree feedback process for performance assessments or development purposes? Better detect the hidden land mines before charging ahead. The process you hope will bring added value to the business may erupt as a destroyer of employee engagement.

Can Your Career Survive a Political Discussion?

45 Things

I don't think I've ever worked anywhere that people didn't talk about politics. Of course, my jobs have always involved the news business, so that's pretty natural. But I know that for some people, discussing politics at work can be uncomfortable. Still, is there any way to avoid it?

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!

Why Workday Is Different by Design, and Why It Matters


At Workday, a large part of my time is spent explaining how we are different by design. There is a long list of points we make to describe our different approach, but at the core the main difference between Workday and traditional enterprise applications is how we’ve made the object model the core of our architecture

When Sally met Harry – No wait, That’s IBM and Kenexa.

Bersin with Deloitte

(Read Josh Bersin's post on the Kenexa-IBM Deal Here.) Should I worry? That's what our members often ask after their software vendor gets acquired by a larger company. The good news is probably not. Vendors are fond of customers and want to keep them, whether or not they keep them on the original products for […]. The post When Sally met Harry – No wait, That’s IBM and Kenexa. appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte.

I Fall to Pieces


Pride is the ultimate double-edged sword. It helps us stay strong in the face of adversity, and it sends us right to the bottom of the pit when we cling too tightly. What an odd combination. One moment we rejoice at the end of a long project that launches successfully.

I Want Your Stories!

The Bamboo Project Blog

One of the ways that I think we learn best is when we hear the stories of other people's career experiences. When we're in the middle of figuring out our own next moves, it can be helpful to see that someone has made a successful transition and how they did it. .

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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.

Your Smart Goals Aren’t Smart Enough — 3 Ways Your Goals Can Be the SMART-EST


Maybe your company has identified and communicated the high-level strategic and operational targets that are critical to achieving its long-term performance goals.

Employee Engagement Dialogue: Sybil Stershic and David Zinger

David Zinger

A conversation about employee engagement and nonprofits. Employee Engagement Dialogue on Nonprofits with Sybil Stershic and David Zinger from David Zinger on Vimeo. David Zinger : Hi, my name is David Zinger and I want to welcome you to an employee engagement dialogue.

How to Build Rapport With Anyone

45 Things

I'm one of those people that loves to sit and people watch. Give me a nice, cold Diet Dr. Pepper and put me in a shopping mall or airport terminal, and I'm perfectly happy to find a nice seat and do nothing but watch people go by.

Getting to the Better Mousetrap in Employee Hiring

Bersin with Deloitte

When was the last time you looked carefully at your hiring management processes? Have they changed to accommodate the highly social, electronic world your candidates live in today? Many companies we talk to basically follow the same procedures since – well, perhaps since the industrial revolution – and often fail to recognize where processes can […]. The post Getting to the Better Mousetrap in Employee Hiring appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte.

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Encouragement Before Engagement


The human resources community seems to be obsessed with employee engagement. I count myself among this group. I want the people who work for my organization to feel connected, to believe in the mission, and to demonstrate that commitment in their work.

Where Do You Find Career Inspiration?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Allison Jones has a great blog post today on places where she finds career inspiration. She says: When it comes to career advice, it is very easy to focus on tactics: how to write a resume ; how to use social media to find a job ; how to network.

Retailers Must Embrace Social Media Recruiting or Face the Wrath of the Consumer


Wednesday, August 29, 2012 :00am. Retailers Must Embrace Social Media Recruiting or Face the Wrath of the Consumer By Greg Belkin. It’s tough to be a retailer.

Employee Engagement Dialogue on Mattering with Angela Maiers and David Zinger

David Zinger

Mattering: An employee engagement dialogue with Angela Maiers and David Zinger. Employee Engagement and Mattering from David Zinger on Vimeo. David Zinger : Hi, my name is David Zinger, welcome to an employee engagement dialogue.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

How Helicopter Parenting is Invading the Workplace

45 Things

I'm a parent, so I know that even when you vow not to hover over your children, you always do it to some degree. We tell ourselves that if we don't hover, our kids won't get into the right preschool and that will lead to the kid living at age 27 in a box somewhere with no dental health benefits.

Why IBM Acquired Kenexa

Bersin with Deloitte

Ever play a game of musical chairs? Well in the HR and talent management market, the number of chairs is starting to get smaller, so everyone is grabbing for a seat. Today IBM announced the acquisition of Kenexa for $1.3 billion (42% premium to the company's closing price last week). Kenexa is a consulting, content, […]. The post Why IBM Acquired Kenexa appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte.

It's The Relationship.Duh


I know, I know.our days are packed with stuff.meetings, email, drama, and well.whatever the heck else comes up. That''s how we roll in HR. We seem to be in jobs that have a steady stream of issues, pressure and sometimes crises that come at the most inconvenient of times.

Learning from Experience: Jay Cross Discusses His "New Muse"

The Bamboo Project Blog

Jay Cross, one of my favorite learning experts, announced on his blog last week that he has a "new muse": . For the better part of forty years, my work has focused on adult learning. I’ve strived to make learning at work more effective, relevant, enjoyable, and cost-effective.

Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.