August, 2005

Knowledge-at-work: Blogs & bicycles

Knowledge-at-work

we are about to launch a separate brand, introduce a new market price-point and are using blogging to do this. flash-point development blog. if you are an avid bike rider and would like to particiapte in our fp 'fanatics' blog

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Buzzword Alert - RPO

Nobscot

This one really strikes my funnybone: RPO. No longer does RPO stand for the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. Today RPO has a grander meaning Recruitment Process Outsourcing. We used to have a simple name - Recruiting - but okay, that term was getting stale and goodness knows recruiters have always had a reputation equal to that of used car salesmen. A new name could give us all a fresh, clean

On Goals and Progress

SuccessFactors

So much of how employees (myself included) are evaluated is based on performance relative to goals. And that, of course, makes those goals pretty darn important. Some thoughts on this from a truly interesting essay on goal setting as it relates to progress discovered via Bblog: There’s two parts to defining progress. The first […]. Strategic HR Thinking About HR

Knowledge-at-work: KM disappointments

Knowledge-at-work

a reflection on ideas that never quite made it. topic maps. km has always been about access to information in some form (for learning, awareness, problem solving, decision making.). topic maps seem to be a useful

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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.

Knowledge-at-work: Collaborative filters & playlists

Knowledge-at-work

been compiling playlists using itunes and thinking what this aggregation means. here are some ideas and questions. do my music preferences reflect memories more than interests? if others like my song choices does this mean we share

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Entry Level Worker Readiness

Nobscot

I was excited to read about a national Workforce Readiness Credential (WRC) that is being developed by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce. This credential, created in partnership with business, government and labor, is designed to validate entry level workers'' readiness to enter or re-enter the workforce. The idea stems from the concern of many hiring professionals that entry level workers today often

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Knowledge-at-work: Mistakes & failures

Knowledge-at-work

In our hurry to master the next big thing, we often pass up the opportunity to learn, leverage and profit from deep reflection. Clearly there is new knowledge to be had from review, reflection and recognition of our current failings

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Tips for Annual Reviews

SuccessFactors

I was just pointed to this great post by a 15-year Microsoft employee named John Porcaro on doing annual reviews. As we all know, the process can be tough, and John provides some great advice for getting through them and focusing on the important stuff. His tips are as follows, but you should definitely read […]. Talent Management annual review tips Performance Reviews

What Enterprises Want from On-Demand Vendors

SuccessFactors

Check out this post by Phil Wainewright over at ZDnet. He talks about the Enterprise SaaS Working Group of which we are a charter member and interviews Greg Gianforte from RightNow about how On-Demand vendors are working to make Software as Service make sense to larger enterprises. White paper here (PDF), if you’re interested. Uncategorized SaaS Software as a Service

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.

Workforce Issues Top List of Executive Priorities

SuccessFactors

The HR Blog at Boston.com points to an article at PersonnelToday discussing the results of an Accenture global survey of executive priorities. The top of the list? Attracting and retaining skilled staff. Beyond that, a full 40% of the list is related to employee or workforce related issues. See the whole list below. Top 10 […]. Talent Management Workforce Performance Management

iReview: Peformance Reviews for Small Business

SuccessFactors

Just heard about some new development going on here around a product called iReview. Basically, the idea is for small businesses or business units within larger organizations to have immediate access to do performance reviews online. Think it one minute and do the reviews the next minute; all you need is a credit card and […]. Talent Management Performance Reviews

Tom Peters Talks About People

SuccessFactors

Anyone who reads it knows that Tom Peters’ blog is a repository of great thinking and a free window into a very well-paid mind. I admit that I’ve only been subscribed to the feed for a couple of weeks now, but I’ve been continually impressed with what’s coming out of it. Lately, he’s had some […]. Strategic HR Thinking About HR

Is Pay for Performance a sham?

SuccessFactors

Pay for Performance is everywhere these days; software vendors hawk it, speakers at conferences yak about it and professors preach it. But when you sit down and think about it, it seems like it’s a long way off. And who knows if it’s right for your organization or if it’s even a good idea in […]. Talent Management performance management

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 Coming Labor Shortage

SuccessFactors

Dave Lefkow from Jobster has a new article up at ERE discussing the possibility of a nearing labor shortage. The gist: The possibility of such a shortage is debatable at best but – Organizations that do a better job finding and deploying their human capital can increase productivity and be better positioned to succeed in […

Measuring HR: The Workforce as Deliverable

SuccessFactors

How do you measure the effectiveness of HR? Cost per hire? HR headcount per number of employees? If you do, Dick Beatty thinks you’re wasting your time. Dick is a professor of Human Resources Management at Rutgers and in an web cast today over on HR.com, he says that the one percent of organizational costs […]. Talent Management performance management Workforce Performance Management

How Courageous Are You?

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Johnny Taylor, chairman of SHRM, is pushing HR to be more courageous and position itself for more strategic roles. The topic is covered today over at the Wisconsin State Journal by Cindy Krischer Goodman for Knight Ridder

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