February, 2014

2013 Turnover Rates by Industry

Compensation Force

Once again and continuing a long tradition here at the Force, I am happy to share the latest turnover rates by industry, provided to us by CompData Surveys.

What Makes Organizational Conversations Effective? Participant Skill or Skillful Design?

Conversation Matters

I have been writing and talking to groups about Collective Sensemaking for some time, and in this post I answer a question I am often asked, "Can any organizational conversation can be effective if participants in the conversation are not skillful communicators?"

Can Performance Reviews Actually Help You Improve Employee Engagement?


The simple answer is yes—if you leverage reviews to develop targeted learning plans for your employees.

Navigating the StartOver Economy

The Bamboo Project Blog

lan Weinkrantz has a series of interesting blog posts over at Chris Brogan''s Owner Mag on the idea of the StartOver economy. This is an economy where things are moving quickly and where yesterday''s success is no guarantee that tomorrow will bring the same. .

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.

Is automation going to change the world of work?

Allegis Global Solutions

The 'rise of the machines' has long been a common theme in the science fiction genre. We are all familiar with stories that see humans develop technology that is so advanced it overtakes mankind and becomes bent on world domination. Talent Tools & Technology

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You're Not That Great! Motivation and Reward Lessons from a TED Video

Compensation Force

Is our obsession (particularly in the U.S.) with being special and unique bringing a dark side to our workplaces? Do people with issues and ideosyncracies make good leaders or bad ones? Are we all worrying about the wrong stuff?

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Employee Engagement: How to use gamification to climb Mount Everest (almost).

David Zinger

Being game for work and wellbeing. Reading time 4 minutes and 30 seconds). I have themed 2014 as a year of points. I am further extending my work on using the principles and practices of gamification for work and wellbeing.

Hating on Performance Reviews—and the Old Switcheroo


"Study finds that basically every single person hates performance reviews.” With a headline like that, it’s no wonder a recent Washington Post article continues to get attention. The problem is it’s not true—not even according to the research the article cites as its source.

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When Toxic Employers Promise They'll Change

The Bamboo Project Blog

I''ve been swamped with client work lately, but have not forgotten about you dear readers. I promise! Today I want to have a chat about toxic employers.

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.

Engage Millennials Using Social Learning Communities


Wednesday, March 5, 2014 :00am. Engage Millennials Using Social Learning Communities By Sharon Palermo. There are over 40 million Millennials currently in the US workforce and that number is only going to increase.

Forbes and CareerBuilder reveal why your top talent is leaving in 2014


Have you heard the news? Your top talent is leaving this year—at least, Forbes and CareerBuilder seem to be convinced and have some tips to remedy the problem.

Slaves of Fear


In early 2009 I received my very first LinkedIn connection request. It was from a vendor that continues to be an important strategic partner, and I had absolutely no idea what this strange request was all about. So I ignored it.

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Employee Engagement Resides in the White Space of Work

David Zinger

Engage employees by encouraging them to enter the white space of work. Reading time = 1 minute, 15 seconds). . The white space on a page is the part of the page without print or images. The white space in an organization is the part without specifically designed tasks, performance, and work.

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.

Let’s Not Panic Over the Quit Rate. But Let’s Not Ignore It.


New data shows that workers are not afraid to leave their employers, even during economically challenging times like these. The U.S. Labor Department recently reported that roughly 2.4 million American workers quit their jobs in November of 2013.

Three Questions for Taking Stock of Your Career

The Bamboo Project Blog

. One of the career books I''ve been reading recently is Business Model You: A One Page Method for Re-Inventing Your Career.

4 C’s of Collaborative Learning Increases Employee Engagement


Wednesday, February 5, 2014 :00am. 4 C’s of Collaborative Learning Increases Employee Engagement By Sharon Palermo. Collaborative learning is an exceptional way to learn.

Three Steps to Grow Your Personal Brand and Build Happiness


Are you building career velocity? Everyone understands why businesses need a solid brand — it distinguishes the company and conveys its essence. But brands are not just for big companies. The people who take the time to build their personal brand stand out in a crowd of talent.

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 Should Be In A Book About #HR Technology?

True Faith HR

Yesterday, my good friend Trish McFarlane was lamenting the poor state of HR Technology understanding amongst practitioners Why is #HR technology the weakest area for practitioners? Any ideas #hrevolution ?

Download a List of Over 500 Employee Engagement Videos

David Zinger

Over the past 6 years we have been posting videos that relate to employee engagement on the Employee Engagement Network. We now have over 500 curated videos. There are so many ways you can use these videos, including: Kickoff an engagement effort. Build your team.

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Performance Measurement Is Not a CYA Activity


Here are a few lines from the recent Forbes article, ‘ If You Can''t Measure It, You Can''t Manage It'': Not True , by Liz Ryan: “Measurement is our drug in the business world, because we believe that by measuring everything and sending the good news upstairs to the C-suite we can ward off the bogeyman of business, namely Getting On the Boss’s Bad Side. Measurement is our favorite CYA activity.

Oracle HCM World Revolves Around The Cloud

Bersin with Deloitte

Oracle has launched Oracle HCM World, a new event for HCM professionals that gathered approximately 1500 customers and prospects together to focus on the business that is HR. Harkening back to the Taleo World conferences a bit, the conference attracted leaders in all areas of human capital management. The key themes presented were expected – […].

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 Ins and Outs of Building a Succession Planning Strategy


Monday, February 10, 2014 :00am. The Ins and Outs of Building a Succession Planning Strategy By Salvatore Giliberto. Like any single component of your overall strategy for managing talent, succession planning isn’t static.

Why Performance Reviews Don't Work And What To Do About It

Forbes Coaches Council

In most companies, performance reviews are built up with stress and anxiety on both sides. They pressure managers and don’t give employees what they need: valuable, real-time feedback about how they’re doing

How to Promote Yourself Without Being an Obnoxious Braggart

45 Things

We''re often told that if we want to get ahead in our careers, we must learn to promote ourselves.

The Hand Grenades HR Still Juggles


The world of work, and more specifically, professional leadership, has evolved quite a bit over the last few decades. The new norms that address behavior, equal treatment, political correctness, and a general sense of decency have all made positive inroads in our work lives. This is progress!

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.