November, 2013

4 Trends That Are Transforming Performance Management and Organizational Learning

Reviewsnap

At its core, performance management is all about giving our people the information, resources and guidance they need to achieve specific goals. Sounds simple enough. Of course, the devil is in the details. One reason performance management is so challenging—the business world isn’t static.

What Your Career May Be Missing: The Soulful Side Gig

The Bamboo Project Blog

I''ve had a big idea percolating for awhile. It''s come from conversations I''ve had with people, trainings I''ve been doing, and a lot of the issues I''ve been writing about, including the idea of resilience and the need for us to diversify our income streams. .

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A Short Video on Employee Appreciation for Thanksgiving

Kazoo

It’s the Thanksgiving season, and naturally we’re reflecting on all the wonderful things in life we cherish. To us, this means more than the cool objects we acquired. (See: See: Autumn’s new red scooter! ).

What Makes a Learning Experience Unforgettable?

Future of Work

November 2013.

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.

Learn 12 Secrets to Becoming a Thought Leader

David Zinger

Cogito ergo sum – I think therefore I am. Reading Time: 5 Minutes). Learn how to be a thought leader from David Zinger’s employee engagement thought leadership. Do you want to be a thought leader? This post outlines a quirky 12 step process to thought leadership.

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Is Your 360° Feedback a Few Degrees Short?

Reviewsnap

For many companies, the answer to this question is a resounding, “Yes!” The reason—their employees aren’t conducting self-reviews.

Let's Start Here: Change is Inevitable, Natural and Normal

The Bamboo Project Blog

When we are dumped into change, our favorite strategy is to try to recover our lives as quickly as possible. Because there''s a part of us that feels we''ve failed when life takes an unexpected (or even expected) turn, we really don''t want others to know what we''re going through.

How to Figure Out What an Interviewer is Thinking

45 Things

An interview can be a nerve-wracking experience. The job seeker feels pressure to answer questions and make a good impression. But career experts say interviews need to be two-way streets if job seekers want to make sure they won''t hate their new jobs in six months.

3 Reasons Companies Need to Develop a Contingent Workforce Strategy

Peoplefluent

Tuesday, November 12, 2013 :00am. 3 Reasons Companies Need to Develop a Contingent Workforce Strategy By Sharlyn Lauby. Today’s guest post comes from Sharlyn Lauby, human resources professional with over 20 years of experience and accomplished blogger.].

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!

Employee Engagement: You are Needed

David Zinger

I was at a social event with my next door neighbor, Tico Cornejo. Tico owns The Winehouse in Winnipeg. He shared a story about when he was younger one of his bosses wanted him to work overtime. Tico had to go to the doctor late in the day and his boss wanted Tico to return to work for some overtime.

5 Employee Appreciation Best Practices by Experts

Kazoo

If you asked all your employees, “On a scale of 1 to 10, how happy do you feel at work?” ” where would the majority fall? We already know that happiness in the workplace increases engagement, employee retention, and growth in business. And by the way, it’s just good practice, right? But where does happiness start? Appreciation of an employee’s value. Many people think that a paycheck should be appreciation enough.

Don’t Be One of Those Managers!

Reviewsnap

A common mistake is to deliver a performance review and then kick back and wait until the next review period before providing substantive feedback. It’s important that you avoid being one of those managers. A more effective approach is to follow up after the review and then on an ongoing basis.

Are You Caught in the Spin Cycle?

The Bamboo Project Blog

So many people I know (myself included) feel like they try to make changes in their lives, yet nothing seems to really change. Why is this?

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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.

Going Global with HR, Talent and Workforce Management

Bersin with Deloitte

HCM software of all flavors and colors is going international. Companies that made their debut in North America are rapidly gaining market share through expansion across the globe, whether through selling to multinationals with headquarters in North America or directly to companies located elsewhere in the world. As one example, Cornerstone OnDemand, the talent management […].

Managing Remote Employees without Micromanaging: 7 Dos and Don’ts

Insperity

Can you maintain relationships with remote employees like you do with employees you pass in the hall? What’s the best way to communicate with them? How do you monitor their productivity without spying or interfering? Whether your remote employees are road warriors making deals or homebodies writing code, your approach as a manager has to change to accommodate the circumstances. Here are seven dos and don’ts that will help you be a better manager to your remote workforce.

Do you believe forced performance rankings are detrimental to employee engagement?

David Zinger

Would you rather work for Yahoo or Microsoft? . Two articles written on the same day examine the road to forced rankings (Yahoo) and away from forced ranking (Microsoft).

10 Employee Appreciation Day Hashtags

Kazoo

It is our strong belief at Kazoo that every day should be employee appreciation day. We think, breathe, and share appreciation every day in our office and via our employee recognition and reward software. We know first hand that all kinds of magic happens when people are recognized for their efforts including higher levels of engagement, job satisfaction, collaboration, camaraderie, and retention.

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

Gratitude

NoExcusesHR

"In ordinary life we hardly realize that we receive a great deal more than we give, and that it is only with gratitude that life becomes rich." - Dietrich Bonhoeffer I''m wrapping up one of the most hectic years of my professional life.

What's Rocking Your Boat?

The Bamboo Project Blog

. If you''re going through change right now (and who isn''t?) it''s helpful to think about why this journey is starting for you. Exploring the reasons for the change can help you unearth some of the feelings you have about it and begin to make sense of how it''s impacting your life.

Drinking from the Talent Acquisition Fire Hose

Bersin with Deloitte

Hi, my name is Robin and I’m trying to understand the complexity of Talent Acquisition. Now, I would understand if you’re saying, but wait, Robin, isn’t it your job as the Talent Acquisition Practice Leader to comprehend it and make sense of it for the rest of us? Just six months ago, I […]. Talent Acquisition Strategy

Gain Confidence by Writing Down Your Ambitions

45 Things

The next time you''re feeling a bit down on yourself, you can regain your confidence — and make a good impression on others — if you take time to write down your aspirations and ambitions, a new study reveals.

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.

The 6S’s of Employee Engagement Actions

David Zinger

A Simple Guide to Employee Engagement Actions. I am currently creating a 12 module action-based course on engagement. It will help you with over 40 practical and tactical actions you can enact to increase and improve employee engagement for yourself or others at work.

How Leadership Style Impacts Employee Engagement

TheHRBlog

Employee Engagement & Leadership style go hand in hand. Everyone knows that an inefficient leader produces a dissatisfied, unproductive employee. On the other hand, good leaders produce committed, engaged and productive employees. Is Employee Enagement Important? A study of 160,576 employees working under 30,661 leaders in different organisations around the world showed that the […].

Culture Clash

NoExcusesHR

There is an ongoing dialogue we all must manage. It''s a back and forth exchange of views that at times are aligned, and at others see things very differently. In the end we play the role of moderator and ultimately decision-maker in terms of the action we are willing to take.

Finding Clarity

The Bamboo Project Blog

. Long-time readers of this blog know that I''ve been focusing on how we can develop our career resilience skills in order to deal with a very uncertain world.

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.