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?"

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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. .

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.

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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

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 – […].

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.

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 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 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.

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 State Of Talent And HR In Australia

Bersin with Deloitte

I just returned from a two week trip to Australia where I had the opportunity to visit our Deloitte colleagues and clients in Sydney and Melbourne, and wanted to share some thoughts. The purpose of this trip was to present our 2014 Predictions research, (free Webinar, February 13) discussing the big trends for the coming year […]. Engagement Leadership Strategy Learning Culture Performance Management Talent Strategy

Things to Check Before an Employee Goes On Vacation


Long ago, before there were cell phones, during my first real job after college, I was assigned to fill in for a co-worker who was going on vacation. I sat with her and she showed me everything that was going on. She told me she wasn’t going anywhere special, just hosting relatives coming to the big city for their vacation. She told me to call her at home if I had any questions, but only if absolutely necessary.

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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.