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. .

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.

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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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Pick Your Battles


I like to stay on top of things. My Inbox, task list, projects, new ideas, and the list goes on. Life just seems to go more smoothly for me if everything goes according to my plans and exactly on my schedule. Yes, that''s just how I like it.

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.

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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#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.

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.

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!

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.")

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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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.

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

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

Observations from the Vanderbilt University Career Fair 2012


Monday, October 22, 2012 :00am. Observations from the Vanderbilt University Career Fair 2012 By Gabriella Angiolillo.

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.

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.

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.

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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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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Mobile Workforce Survey 2012

Future of Work

We are pleased to announce that the Executive Summary of our 2012 Mobile Workforce Survey is now available for free at this link: [link]. The survey was conducted over the last several months; it reflects the work patterns and preferences of over 200 mobile professionals and managers. Here are the basic headlines: Mobile work is the new normal. Work is collaborative. Email is the most commonly used communication method, followed by smart phone.

Employee Engagement Friday Factoid #5: Disengaged Leadership

David Zinger

Zinger Friday Factoid: Disengaged Leadership? According to The Economist , 84% of senior leaders say disengaged employees are considered one of the biggest threats facing their business. However, only 12% of them reported doing anything about this problem. Commentary.

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.