November, 2013

Best Wishes Curtis Midkiff (@shrmsmg)

True Faith HR

I was saddened to hear the news today of the departure of Curtis Midkiff, Director of Social Engagement, from SHRM for greener pastures at the American Red Cross. I, of course, am happy that Curtis found an opportunity that he was excited to pursue, but it will definitely be a loss for SHRM.

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. .

What Makes a Learning Experience Unforgettable?

Future of Work

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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.

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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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.].

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 […].

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.

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.

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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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.

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).

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.

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.

What Does the New HR Organization Look Like? A Talent Machine.

Bersin with Deloitte

I've spent the last several weeks meeting with clients and many have asked me to talk about "the future of HR." " In this post I'd like to share some of our findings and give you some perspective for things to think about in 2014. Talent Management Now Defines HR. Over the last ten years […]. HR Operating Model People Analytics Strategic Workforce Planning Talent Strategy

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 […].

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.

Employee Housing - Back to the Future for Recruiters

Peoplefluent

Wednesday, November 13, 2013 :00am. Employee Housing - Back to the Future for Recruiters. By Ellen Julian. In the early 1900s, prospective employees flocked to industrial areas with increased hiring and quickly learned that it was difficult to find affordable housing.

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.

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 to Cope With Distractions in a Noisy Office

45 Things

The popularity of open offices is growing as more companies want workers to be able to collaborate and communicate with ease. The problem is that such open floor plans can at times resemble a frat party, Grand Central Station and the Dr. Phil show.

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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

Tips to Become Famous in Your Company

TheHRBlog

True success is not just keeping your job, but being famous by excelling in the workplace. Being famous in your company for the right reasons is an uphill task especially if the company is composed of highly competitive people. The hard work and toil needed to become famous should not deter you from trying it […]. Impressing Top Management Self-Improvement Success Success Strategies How to Be Famous How to Be Famous in your company How to Become Famous

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.