December, 2008

After Talent Management: Enter People Management

Josh Bersin

Business and HR leaders have been focused on integrated talent management for the last three years now, and it is clear that talent management concepts, strategy, and solutions have started to. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

When Memories Exceed Dreams

The Bamboo Project Blog

Michael Hammer said: When memories exceed dreams, the end is near. The hallmark of a truly successful organization is the willingness to abandon what made it successful and start fresh. I think this is true for individuals, too. Have your memories exceeded your dreams? What do you need to abandon?


How HR Should Respond to Glassdoor


Glassdoor, like the earlier, allows employees to anonymously rank and rant on their employers publicly.Even in today''s world of transparency and social media, this is one area that companies would be wise to take an immediate stance against and prohibit the use of posting on this site. The employers being targeted, particularly Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, should create a firm policy

Annual Subscription or Licensed Software


Currently ReviewSNAP is offered as a annual subscription Web-based performance review system. However, we are considering offering ReviewSNAP as a licensed product as well. So, rather than subscribing on an annual basis you will pay a one time fee and ReviewSNAP will be hosted on your server. Our question is which option would your company prefer? We would appreciate any feedback you have to offer.

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.

Six Steps to Company-Wide Adoption

Transparent Office

Social software is changing in ways that profoundly impact the way companies should approach adoption. A year ago, the focus was on individual technologies (wikis, blogs, RSS, etc.). We are rapidly evolving to more comprehensive solutions that integrate multiple technologies into unified platforms for enterprise interactions. That's the insight behind Socialtext 3.0 , and it's the level at which companies are implementing.

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Softscape Settles SuccessFactors Lawsuit

Josh Bersin

Today Softscape settled the lawsuit filed by SuccessFactors in March of 2008. This lawsuit, which we wrote about in a prior blog post, revolved around a contentious sales presentation which was. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

The Tyranny of Now

The Bamboo Project Blog

Lately, I've been ruled by "The Now"-- the insistent demands of the ringing phone, the urgent email, the client who needs me to do something IMMEDIATELY to solve her problem.

A Holiday Inspiration


One delightful and unexpected outcome of Nobscot''s Charity Holiday gift is how it inspired one of our employees and her family to change the way they celebrate the holidays this year.I am very enthused to share this guest post from Ashley DiFlorio.My name is Ashley DiFlorio. My mother, Laura works for Nobscot Corporation. We sat around the dinner table one night and my Mom was explaining how


Develop A Training Plan Based On Skill Gaps


Since training is an expensive proposition, it is critical that training dollars be spent wisely. We find that far too many companies allow their employees to select the training they will participate in or they put everyone through the same training. It is a fact that very few employees are a perfect fit for the jobs they hold. This means that they will need to be coached and trained to help strengthen skills they might lack or be deficient in.

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.

Brokerage and Closure

Transparent Office

Some time ago, I blogged about the difference between in-the-flow and above-the-flow uses of wikis and social software more broadly. At the time, I argued that "above-the-flow" use cases fail to generate adoption for the same reason that knowledge management failed in the 1990s: because it's really hard to motivate people to step outside their daily flow of work and do something extra.

A Friendly Warning from the Grim Reaper

Evil HR Lady

I may have hinted a few times that I know a thing or two about layoffs. This would be true. In fact, if you see me coming, it's best to start packing up your things right now because it will save us all hassle later on. This, actually, is not true. Your manager would be terminating you, not me, so feel free to chat with me and share your Christmas candy.) So, here's the deal. You may get laid off. Yes, I know, you are a stellar performer and your boss loves you and blah, blah, blah. Humor me.

Five Reasons to Focus on Recruiting in 2009

Josh Bersin

Here we are entering the worst recession in more than 30 years, reading about layoffs, downsizing, and restructuring in almost every industry. So why would I start our 2009 research with a discussion. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Happy Holidays--Time to "Let the Belly Go Jelly!"

The Bamboo Project Blog

Tis the season. to gain weight! And in that vein, let me share with you the latest holiday tune, "Let the Belly go Jelly," from a colleague who apparently has a lot of time on his hands. That's Tim on the left, in the hat). Happy Holidays!

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.

Ten HR Ideas to Beat the Year End Blahs


For many people, the end of the year brings on a nasty case of the blues. According to Monique Rissen Harrisberg of The Stress Clinic, "Most nervous break-downs, burn – outs, illness and depression occur just before Christmas."This This can spill over into the workplace and create a slowed down, negative environment just when you are looking for a fresh, bright start for the new year.The good news is


An Introduction To Building Effective Teams


A manager''s role has changed dramatically over the past 10 to 15 years. This change stems from the realization that old management techniques and styles are no longer effective given the changes taking place in peoples'' attitudes about work.

Inhaling Our Own Fumes


On re-reading the last post I wrote, I was wondering if it was a little over the top? Was I spending too much time inside Workday drinking a little too much of our own kool aid? believing too much in our own hype? (as as you can see, this sentence could go for ever

Merry Carnival!

Evil HR Lady

The latest Carnival of HR is up over at The Career Encourager

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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.

Life or Death: Building a Corporate Learning Culture

Josh Bersin

Witness the number of companies undergoing a wrenching transformation (read “potential death&# ) in today’s economy: the US Auto industry (GM, Ford, Chrysler) , the US Newspaper. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

The Bamboo Project Blog: What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself?

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Why Best Buy CEO Should Be Losing Sleep


I admire Best Buy for many of its innovative practices, its growth and success over its competitors and the general quality of its business.That''s why I was surprised to see the enormous Human Resources risk that they just announced that has the potential to cost them greatly for many years to come.(See See my blog post Top 5 Worst Human Resources Practices for Surviving the Bad Economy Workforce

Invest Wisely In Information Technology


The rate of change in information technology is staggering. It seems that as soon as you purchase and install a new piece of hardware or software, its replacement is hitting the market. This is one reason why using a Web-based performance review system, such as ReviewSNAP , would be highly beneficial. ReviewSNAP requires no implementation on your company''s server and changes can constantly be made at no cost to you.

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 Total Cost of Ownership


The markets stink, the global economic mood is depressed, people aren’t spending money and every day the papers and Web news sites have new, bad news. Strange as it may seem, I’m excited. This is the ideal time for Software-as-a-Service

Under the Table Employment

Evil HR Lady

I work at a small company that has been struggling for a long time now. A couple years ago the I was faced with a choice. Get paid under the table, accept a 25% pay cut, and lose health insurance or lose my job. I chose to become an "undocumented worker." So I not have paid or filed for taxes since 2006. I would like to be legitimate and pay my taxes but I live paycheck to paycheck and I really can't pay even this years taxes, much less taxes from previous years.

Carrying Rocks or Building a Castle


What does it take to truly build something? Plans? Yes, plans are important. Materials and People? People are the most important factor when building anything. Before you can start to look at plans and gather materials, your people must be motivated to do the job. Today the downturn in the economy is deeply impacting the […]. Uncategorized Engagement Goal Alignment Strategy Execution UK uncertain times

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I'm Sorry, But This is Taking Twitter TOO Far!

The Bamboo Project Blog

An NYU grad student has invented a device that his pregnant wife can wear to transmit each kick of their unborn child. For a class project, the second year grad student invented what he dubbed the Kickbee.

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