September, 2005

Explaining Pay Raises

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How often in HR have you had to smooth over some ruffled feathers with an employee who is upset about his or her pay increase?You You might want to share with them an article on HRWhatnot called How to Maximize Your Pay Raise. This article explains to the layperson how he can improve his increase and provides information on grading systems including a simple explanation of compa ratios. How the

Knowledge-at-work: On the concept of a concept

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what is a concept? an abstraction?, cognitive building block, a container for idea(s)?, a symbol & representation?, a tool for indexing, learning, memory and navigation?, a fundamental language construct?, a reified cognitive artifact

Socking It to Employees at Appraisal Time

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Did you ever know a manager who waited until performance evaluation time to “sock it to” an employee? This is a pretty horrible tactic for a number of reasons – most obviously becuase the employee isn’t given the chance to adjust his or her behavior and then essentially punished for not doing so. It’s bad […

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Knowledge-at-work: Finding the real KM

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one of the difficulties with knowledge management has always been deciding exactly what it is, what it covers, why it is important and where the discourse boundaries lie. here we have gathered some definitions, views, pointers

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New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Knowledge-at-work: Using social bookmarks

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suggesting social bookmarks can be a very useful knowledge related practice. here are some ways i have found this to be an interesting approach. i've been slowly drawn into social bookmarking since january this year when i believe lilia

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Ask Questions

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A fun reminder from A.J. Vasaris of Value Management Partners to always ask questions and never assume:The owner of a large factory decided to make a surprise visit and check up on his staff. Walking though the plant, he noticed a young man leaning lazily against a post."Just Just how much are you being paid a week?" said the owner angrily."Three Three hundred bucks," replied the young man.Taking out a fold

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The Power and Challenges of Group Wisdom

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It seems I always learn something new whenever I read an article from organizational performance expert Francisco Dao. Once again Francisco has written a brilliant article published in Across the Board magazine, a Conference Board publication. This article, Strength in Numbers, discusses how companies can benefit from harnessing group thinking and how most corporate cultures, be they team

Knowledge-at-work: Making knowledge

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Just how do we create knowledge? There are basic conditions and special practices that help with knowledge formation and utility vetting. Generative community. At the top my list is a community - a group that shares interests

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Knowledge-at-work: About Me

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link: about me. a knowledge management consultant from indianapolis with a passion for virtual teams, knowledge ecology, communities of practice, distance learning and building corporate memory

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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.

The Most Important Metric

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This from a Letter to the Editor in the August 15th CIO magazine:I believe the most important metric to a successful organization might in fact be the "laugh metric." Pause and count the number of times you hear laughter - jolly, heartfelt laughter - in your organizations during the course of the day. I would bet my salary that the financial performance of any given company is directly

The Human Side of Performance Management

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Here’s a quote from a comment that was made on an earlier post: Your company appears to care about things like "performance" and "alignment" These are terms I hear from the man who works on my car. How do people define performance? People, working people, not all the Phds, MBA, ODs, OEs, EIOs that might […]. Strategic HR Talent Management performance management Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management

Stacey Epstein Guest Posts: Delivering 360 Results

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In a recent managers’ meeting where we discussed the process of delivering 360 results to the employee, I asked “why don’t we let the employees review their results before meeting with the manager?” ” I got some pretty charged responses about the need for managers to be physically present to manage the employees’ response. Our CEO, […

How Blogs are Impacting HR

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Apparently HR Florida had Debbie Weil speak at their conference last week in Orlando. There are many ways blogs are affecting HR – from providing new informational resources (like this one) to lending an inside look at new employees. Here’s some coverage of the event over at SHRM. A quote: Weil told attendees about search engines that […

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.

Guest Post: Stacey Epstein on SuccessFactors at DEMOfall

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Last week we launched our new Reporting and Analytics Dashboard at DEMOfall. We were selected over hundreds of competing technology companies by “trying outâ€? for Chris Shipley, the guru of new and innovative technology. Chris seemed to like our stuff and we were in. It was fascinating to be at the show. It was in […

Watch Us at DEMOfall

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Following up on Stacey’s post, here is the link to our page at DEMOs website. You can actually view the six minute presentation given by our CEO, Lars Dalgaard. Worth watching

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3 Pillars of Success for WPM Implementations

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I had a conversation last week with Amy Clark (our Manager of Customer Success) whose job it is to ensure that our customers are getting the most out of SuccessFactors’ applications. She oversees the handling of both incoming support calls and proactive, outgoing efforts to make sure our customers are getting what they need. Amy’s […]. Strategic HR Talent Management performance management Thinking About HR

Rethinking Yourself

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Performance reviews can be difficult. Its human nature to defend yourself. Admitting you have room to improve is, for some, like admitting you’ve done something wrong in the past. Obviously, there’s a lot to be gained from the review process if you’re willing to open yourself up to the feedback. Everyone at SuccessFactors recently participated […

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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.

Too Much Positive Feedback a Bad Thing?

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In a truly facinating post at Fast Company, Heath Row discusses an academic study that attempts to understand the optimal ratio of positive feedback to negative feedback. Apparently a positive/negative ratio of between 2.9 and 11.6 (2.9 2.9 – 11.6 positive for every one instance of negative feedback) is an optimal ratio for “human flourishing.” ” One […]. Talent Management Performance Reviews Workforce Performance Management

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From Biloxi to Bombay

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If you were curious about how we reach out to our community to spread the word of workforce performance management, here’s a little article (about halfway down the page) from the Human Resource Association of Central Indiana’s Newsletter. Rob Bernshteyn (Director of Product Marketing) and Kim Nugent from Mercer Human Resource Consulting talked about best […]. Talent Management performance management

Workforce Engagement Drives Business Results

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Via Be Excellent comes this post on creating an engaged workforce. Studies, including the Accenture article on which this post is based, have shown a fairly direct link between the level of employee engagement and organizational performance. Engagement is just another word for motivation, isn’t it? And that makes good sense – the more motivated […

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Oracle’s Big Box of Stuff

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Here’s an article from AMR research on Oracle’s plan for Fusion – their next generation of just about everything. There is a quote in here about their attempt at “No Disruptions” – the relalization that companies don’t want to have to upend their entire businesses to upgrade their software. Another goal is to release the […]. Uncategorized Software as a Service

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.

In the That’s Just Silly Department: Red Herring is Not Paying Attention

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I was just alerted to this gem over at Red Herring. As you may know, SuccessFactors was one of a small group of companies presenting at the DEMOfall show in San Francisco (more on this, including video hopefully, later on). While it’s great that RedHerring noticed we were there, it’s unfortunate that they were not […]. Talent Management performance management

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CFO Magazine: Building a Better Workforce

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There is an absolutely fantastic article (which is also the cover story) over on CFO.com about workforce performance management / human capital management / talent management or whatever you want to call it (more on this topic of naming in a future post (also see this post)). It has some interesting points including how WPM […]. Talent Management HCM performance management

CFO Magazine: A list of HCM technology vendors

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Also from CFO Magazine (part of the cover story) comes a list of Human Capital Management technology vendors. Categories covered: Recruitment Management, Learning Management, Performance and Compensation Systems and Workforce Management Systems. Uncategorized HCM

I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Succession Planning

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We’re talking about Succession Planning and so is Gautam Ghosh: The Art of Performance Management He thinks that “organizational systems capture performance goals that are related to today’s role, and not tomorrow’s,” but he’s wrong. Workforce Performance Management, when done right, can in fact not only identify and promote the skills or, as we call […]. Strategic HR Talent Management performance management Succession Planning

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.