September, 2013

What's On Your "Stop Doing" List?

The Bamboo Project Blog

. So many people I talk to are overwhelmed. Overwhelmed by choices, by information, by an endless stream of "shoulds" and "coulds." We can get caught up in this fire hydrant spray, finding it difficult to get our bearings. .

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Employee Engagement: Why Good is Good Enough

David Zinger

The Blasphemy of GREAT WORK. Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down.

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Five Advantages of Automated Scheduling for Employee Reviews

Reviewsnap

Employee reviews can be cumbersome. In some cases, they take time away from daily tasks and can be stressful for both managers and employees. As a result, they often get pushed aside in favor of handling a big project or conflicts with vacation time.

Don't Be Stupid

NoExcusesHR

I recently saw a post about our insane tendency to push ourselves to achieve stretch goals and to over commit in our jobs; while at the same time being sure to only take on what we can handle in our personal lives ( most of the time.) Genius.

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.

Royal Caribbean: “Great vacations begin with great employees”

Achievers

Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. has offices and operations around the world. Their ships, planes, tours, and operations span the globe from Europe to the Caribbean Sea, from the Tropical South Pacific to the American Northwest.

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What's On Your "Someday" List and How Long Has it Been Lingering There?

The Bamboo Project Blog

. Found an interesting article on Fast Company this morning about how the team at productivity app Any.do analyzed what happened with people''s "Someday" tasks on their To Do lists: Regardless of the task Any.do

Employee Engagement: My 3 Word Theme – Spark Grow Write

David Zinger

Three Word Theme for 2013/2014: Spark, Grow, Write. History of the 3-word theme. I first heard of the 3 word theme from Chris Brogan. I have been using a 3-word theme for my work for five years and will be entering year six this month.

Reviewsnap Will Launch First Performance Management Mobile Application at the HR Technology Conference

Reviewsnap

Reviewsnap , the leading cloud-based performance management software solution, is pleased to announce that it will unveil its new performance management mobile application at this year''s HR Technology Conference on October 7th and 8th in Las Vegas.

Employer adds yoga, dance and fun to retain workers

45 Things

Often the little things can make a difference in how an employee feels about a workplace. Maybe the boss ensures that you get your favorite color of nail polish at holiday time. Maybe you can bring your dog to work. Or, maybe the culture asks you to do kind things for other people.

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!

America’s Cup and HCM at Oracle OpenWorld 2013

Bersin with Deloitte

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 has brought a small city of attendees to downtown San Francisco—60,000 attendees are here for a week of new product introduction and the sharing of learning experiences. (I I admit that the enormity of supplying 60,000 fresh boxed lunches each day was not lost on me as just on indication of the preparation […]. Talent Acquisition Providers

Ceridian: “Being recognized as one of the 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ is a jewel in our crown”

Achievers

As Executive Vice President and Chief People Officer of Ceridian, John Cardella wants to see his company become the #1 human capital management provider in the world—and he has a plan to make it happen.

Have You Found Your Sacred Dance?

The Bamboo Project Blog

. I''m currently re-reading a book I bought a few years ago, Soulcraft: Crossing into the Boundaries of Nature and Psyche by Bill Plotkin. It''s a beautiful piece of work that I highly recommend for those who want to go very deeply into their life''s purpose and personal development. .

Employee Engagement: One Friday Factoid #35

David Zinger

Money Matters. Annual net income for the top 25% organizations on engagement is about 2 times more than for the bottom 25% organizations on engagement. Kenexa). Employee engagement make an income difference so lets stop with the engagement talk and get busy engaging.

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.

Choosing to Commit

Future of Work

Every September I find it hard to believe that summer is over. I know, I know; it''s not technically over until September 22, but in North America it''s already back-to-school time, Labor Day is behind us, and most of us are back from summer vacation. Psychologically we''re all ramping up for Fall.

The ONLY Excuse for Poor Internal Communication

Peoplefluent

Monday, September 16, 2013 :00am. The ONLY Excuse for Poor Internal Communication By Robin Schooling. Today’s guest blog post is from Robin Schooling, HR Leader with over 25 years experience and avid blogger.]

America”s Cup and HCM at Oracle OpenWorld2013

Bersin with Deloitte

Oracle OpenWorld 2013 has brought a small city of attendees to downtown San Francisco—60,000 attendees are here for a week of new product introduction and the sharing of learning experiences. (I I admit that the enormity of supplying 60,000 fresh boxed lunches each day was not lost on me as just on indication of the preparation […]. Talent Acquisition Providers

How To Increase Your Productivity

TheHRBlog

There are many exotic answers on how do you increase your productivity? The secret to increasing productivity is to replace unimportant tasks with valuable ones. That’s according to London Business School professor Julian Birkinshaw and PA Consulting Group productivity expert Jordan Cohen, who have spent three years researching how knowledge workers (mis)spend their time. Our […]. Increasing Productivity Work Life Balance How To Increase Productivity Time Management Work-Life Balanc

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

The Fine Line Between Creating and Allowing

The Bamboo Project Blog

. In work, as in life, there''s a fine line between creating and allowing. . I''ve seen a lot of people (myself included) put a lot of effort into pushing for things to happen. We look around to see what actions we should take, what more should we DO to move toward what we want. .

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Employee Engagement Needs to Be Small, Simple, Strong, Significant, and Sustainable

David Zinger

A 59th Birthday Proclamation. Today, is my 59th birthday. I intend to devote sixteen more years, until I turn 75, to enhancing and increasing employee engagement and work engagement around the globe for the benefit of all. Together, let’s make sure that work will work for all of us!

Can't

NoExcusesHR

I woke up thinking I can''t. I went to work thinking I can''t. I sat in a meeting thinking I can''t. I met with an employee thinking I can''t. I wanted to eat healthier but thought I can''t. I started to exercise but thought I can''t. I wanted to try social media but thought I can''t.

Why Being Disruptive at Work Can Be a Good Thing

45 Things

Bill Jensen often writes about making work simpler to be more productive and successful, but his latest book says it’s time we harnessed the power of disruption to achieve even more. In this interview with Anita Bruzzese, he talks about the ideas behind “Disrupt!

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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.

HR and Talent Software Vendors Get Into…. Data Management

Bersin with Deloitte

Over the last few weeks we've been briefed on a whole series of announcements from HR software vendors focused on the somewhat arcane and technical area of "data management." " In this blog I'll highlight a few of these major announcements and give you a sense of why this is going on. With the HR Technology […]. HR Service Delivery Providers People Analytics

Keeping your employees’ vision aligned with the company’s vision

Achievers

Guest post by: Janine Truitt. When it comes to performance management, it can be a daunting task to keep your employees on task with the company’s goals year-round. It is especially difficult when most performance conversations happen once a year. Sporadic performance conversations coupled with other organizational complexities make team and individual engagement in company goals a challenge for leaders.

On the Power of Mentoring

The Bamboo Project Blog

few months ago, I met a young woman at a networking group with whom I immediately "vibed." She has a ton of energy, great ideas and insight and I really enjoyed talking with her. She''s in the process of starting her own business and so picked my brain about how I do things at The Bamboo Project.

What do you think is next for employee engagement?

David Zinger

The Business Reporter , part of the Sunday Telegraph in the UK, asked 7 experts what is next for employee engagement? Here is my abbreviated interpretation, using mostly their words, of what they believe: Tony Thomson : A move to management by mutual consent.

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.