October, 2012

Learning from Experience: Soha El Borno Goes Freelance

The Bamboo Project Blog

I first "met" Soha El Borno online when she was working at Wild Apricot as a Web Copywriter and blogger. She always posted great content and was an excellent resource for social media and nonprofit work. .

What we can learn from the M&M's rider

True Faith HR

Most people are familiar with stories about a performer making outrageous demands in their contract, such as having only certain kinds of food and/or drink back stage. The most famous of these stories involve Van Halen and removal of brown M&M''s from the candy bowl.

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Employee Engagement: Achieve Strong Results

David Zinger

Results: Strengthen the Pyramid of Employee Engagement One Block at a Time. I developed the 10 block pyramid of employee engagement model to demonstrate the keys to employee engagement. Here is a link to a 50 page booklet on the pyramid.

What Does Your Facebook Photo Say About You?

45 Things

I'm always amazed by the truly stupid photos people post of themselves online. The reason I'm surprised is that we're so quick to judge a celebrity with a hair out of place, that sometimes we fail to consider the image we're projecting to the world.

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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.

Update from Masie Learning Conference and HR Tech Europe

Bersin with Deloitte

I just finished a marathon travel-week which included a few days at Elliot Masie's Learning 2012 conference and several days at the HR Tech Europe show in Amsterdam… and some comments on "the power of personas." " (Slightly long blog post, but filled with information I hope.) Masie Learning 2012 Conference: Energizing and Informative as Ever Elliot […]. The post Update from Masie Learning Conference and HR Tech Europe appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte.

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What are the Career Options in HR


HR is not just about liking people. HR isn’t the job for you if you’re not a ‘people person’, but liking people won’t be enough on its own. More precisely, you have to be interested in getting the absolute best out of people. It’s not just the softer ‘people skills’ that are important. You’ll have a strong interest in business and the […].

#E20S - Social HCM?

Strategic HCM

There’s a new term in town – social HCM. Or so it would seem…. It might just be coincidence of course, but I recently received a press release about a UK based system called Fairsail , linked to the USA’s HR Technology conference last week.

7 Significant Strengths Applied to Employee Engagement

David Zinger

7 Significant Strengths. Strength application at work benefits both the organization and the individual. Strengths and performance. There is a very strong connection between the application of personal strengths and employee engagement.

4 Ways to Handle Your Workplace Jealousies

45 Things

Most of us have had feelings of jealousy or envy in our lives, but nowhere may it be more difficult to deal with than in the workplace. Of course you’re supposed to wish Jim well on his new promotion – even though you worked hard for it and you believe Jim is a slacker.

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.

Understanding the LinkedIn Talent Brand Index

Bersin with Deloitte

This week LinkedIn announced the Talent Brand Index, an exciting and innovative new tool to help companies target and improve their talent acquisition programs. In this blog post I'd like to explain it in a little detail. Recruiting: Meet Marketing. Marketing: Meet Recruiting. Businesses spend more than $3,000 per hire on recruitment, and often 20 […]. The post Understanding the LinkedIn Talent Brand Index appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte.

Feature Article, October 2012: It’s About Time

Future of Work

I have been thinking a lot about Time recently—mostly because I have so little of it under my own control. Don’t get me wrong; it’s nice to be busy. However, when something you value becomes scarce, it also becomes incredibly precious.

Time To Have “Human” Back in Human Resources


“Human Resources.” ” When it comes to your career, those two words will ultimately influence whether you are hired or fired, have to relocate your family to move up or move out, and whether you receive a holiday bonus or that dreaded membership to the “Jelly of the Month Club” a la Clark Griswold. If there’s […]. Best HR Practices Human Resources Employment HR Blog Human resources Human Resources Challenges

Finding Your Social Voice


One of the questions that comes up frequently when I’m discussing the power of social media and its direct application to modern HR practice is about voice.

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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.

Employee Engagement: A Short Story of One Disengaged Employee

David Zinger

The leaves have fallen off the tree in my front yard for yet another year. Here is a 3 minute slide and voice recording on employee disengagement that was inspired by the falling leaves last autumn: Leaves of Employee Disengagement from David Zinger on Vimeo. Employee Engagement

Are You Turning Into a Zombie Employee?

45 Things

I watched "Zombieland" for the the first time about a month ago, and have to say I thought it was pretty good. That's a rave review from someone who doesn't care for scary movies. (I I made my mother sleep with me at night for three days after I saw the first "Friday the 13th.")

What a Difference a Year Makes: The Mobile 2.0 Revolution

Bersin with Deloitte

At HR Tech in Chicago, Josh headed a discussion on the use of mobile in the workplace – and it was standing room only, full of HR and IT professionals trying to really understand the impact on the “build it first on mobile” revolution. Vibrant discussion on which devices, the “BYOD” (bring your own device) […]. The post What a Difference a Year Makes: The Mobile 2.0 Revolution appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte.

Improving Knowledge Worker Productivity

Conversation Matters

As Knowledge Management professionals our job is the help organizations leverage their knowledge. Our attention is focused on the knowledge worker and our major task is to devise ways for those knowledge workers to share the knowledge they have gained with their peers. In other blog posts I have suggested a second task KM professionals should be engaged in, that is, helping organizations address the complex issues they face - those that are not amenable to technical or improvement solutions.

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.

7 Leadership Lessons from – The Sinking of Titanic


Some of you may have watched the iconic American Movie Titanic starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet .The The Sinking of the Titanic provides invaluable lessons of leadership. “We We have struck iceberg … sinking fast … come to our assistance.” On a cold evening in 1912 that message came blistering across the airwaves. Before they tapped the last bit of Morse code, those […]. Leadership How To be a Leader Kate Winslet Leadership Qualities Leonardo DiCaprio Titanic

It's The How


Over the years I''ve had the privilege of working with a lot of really smart people. Whether they were in formal or informal leadership roles, practiced clinically or worked in finance, information technology, marketing, and yes human resources, my industry is packed with really bright people.

Employee Engagement and the Game of Strong Progress

David Zinger

Employee Engagement: Making Progress with Strengths. The pyramid of employee engagement is a 10 block model of employee engagement. Here is a link to a 50 page booklet on the pyramid.

How to Nail a Great Internship

45 Things

I live in a city with a major state university and things are starting to get a little crazy this week. Hundreds of college students are buying dress clothes, running off resumes as Kinkos and removing nose rings and covering tattoos. It can only mean one thing. Employers are in town.

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.

HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update

Bersin with Deloitte

We just completed another HR TechnologyConference and the attendance set records. While I didn't have a chance to see everything, I had a chance to meet with quite a few vendors and see many products and tools in the market. Let me share just a few findings and some hot topics of interest. Mobile Technology […]. The post HR TechnologyConference 2012: Mobile, LMS, and Cloud Update appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte. HR Service Delivery Providers Learning Providers Learning Solutions

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How expensive will #SHRM13 Hotels be?

True Faith HR

With the news today that hotel reservations are now being accepted for the 2012 SHRM Annual Conference, I bring you my 4th annual expose of SHRM hotel costs. I look at selected SHRM conference brochures (i.e., the ones that I still possessed) over the past 13 years to see what it would cost a person to book a single room on a per night average. Clearly, prices in 2001 will be different than in 2013, so I use an inflation calculator to adjust costs to today''s dollars.

Are You Effective at Work


Once a quarter or so, I find it valuable to step back and ask: How am I doing? Otherwise, you can end up consumed by work for years at a time and not be really happy, or not be really getting anywhere. So it’s helpful to take some time to step back and check in with […]. Increasing Productivity Self-Improvement Success Success Strategies How to Be Effective at Work How To Be Successful people who succeed

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Love Struck!


Do you love the work you do? Are you someone who looks forward to going to work each day, whether that means commuting to work, or walking down the hall to your home office? Do you get so fired up about new ideas that you can''t wait to meet with your team to strategize how to roll them out?

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.