October, 2008

Restructuring HR: Where are we going

Josh Bersin

In the last year many of our research members and clients have come to us for help in restructuring their HR or Learning & Development organizations. There have been three major forces at play. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

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What to Say the Next Time Someone Asks Why They Should Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog

Although WIRED is now claiming that blogs are dead , I'm not buying that. Maybe they're dead to a minuscule group of people who are easily bored and only talk in 140 character spurts, but if learning is reduced to tweets, I think we're in big trouble.

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How to Make Better Decisions: Get Persian

Transparent Office

I’m always looking for ways to make better decisions. As an IT manager, I get to make a LOT of decisions every day. Some big ones, some little ones, but lots of decisions. So when I read the latest ChangeThis manifesto listings, the Persian’s guide to decision making caught my attention.

Make The Most of Your Assets

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Employee''s are a company''s biggest and most important asset typically consuming around 70% of a company''s overall budget. This is exactly why you want to make the most of your assets (employee''s).

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.

Now there are four levels of engagement

Knowledge Musings

Through a tortured path, I came to July 2008 Gartner analysis of future trends, specifically on the future of work and "Generation Virtual." Gartner Says Enterprises Must Create Separate Marketing Strategies for Generation Virtual.

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Thoughts about Talent Management

Working Girl

Blogging, Podcasting and Screencasting with ASTD Cascadia

The Bamboo Project Blog

I’m just back from a long week of training and Wii bowling with Christine Martell , which explains my unanticipated blogging break. I had intended to write, I swear, but somehow time changes and cross-country travel got in my way.

6 Steps to Mapping Your Goals

Transparent Office

Note: This is a guest post from @Stephen, editor of Business Development in Context and a co-founder of the work.life.creativity forum. You can follow him on Twitter at @hdbb_stephen. Have you ever decided to take a long weekend and go on a road-trip?

Inventory Your Employees Regularly

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The title of this article sounds cold and impersonal. But it''s not meant to be. You and your people are the number one key to the success, or failure, of your business or work unit. Taking inventory of your employees simply means taking stock of the quality of your people in order assess: 1) how well you have been hiring, 2) how well you have been training them, 3) how well they are being managed and 4) how healthy your company is likely to be.

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!

Fail

Evil HR Lady

This has nothing to do with HR, but it would be so phenomenally horrible if it happened to you. But it would also be really funny

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Rules of Thumb for Hiring in Start-Up Companies

Nobscot

Bob Warfield over at the Smoothspan blog ponders how Start-Up companies, which should be running lean and mean, are able to cut 10% or more of their staff as they are being asked to do by their Venture Capital investors. He suggests that in a start-up environment, you should never have a single employee that is not indispensable to your success. I agree.Warfield also provides some good

Be Quick or Be Dead

SuccessFactors

Aside from being the title of a great song from one of the greatest rock bands ever -Iron Maiden- Be Quick or Be dead is a great metaphor for today’s business environment. No matter how you look at it speed is picking up and someone will take advantage of it at someone else’s expense. Now […]. SuccessFactors Research Analysts economic downswing iron maiden uncertain times

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Blogging for Learning–Using Quotes

The Bamboo Project Blog

This week on Work Literacy , we’re exploring how to use blogs for personal learning and as part of more structured formal events with learners.

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.

What to do when someone is out of the office unexpectedly?

Transparent Office

A ton of things need to be thought of when one person is out of the office unexpectedly, and even more things when you’re shorthanded and stressed out. This year, my team has been stressed out and shorthanded a LOT!

The Major Drawback To Checking References

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Let''s suppose you''re hiring for a key mid-level management position. You''ve gone through an extensive search and interview process and you are ready to extend an offer to one of the candidates. Before extending the offer, three references are checked. One reference gives a glowing recommendation, the second gives a positive, but more subdued thumbs up and the third provides a somewhat useless report simply confirming hire and termination dates along with position held.

Fail

Evil HR Lady

This has nothing to do with HR, but it would be so phenomenally horrible if it happened to you. But it would also be really funny

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Employee Retention Needs Similar Across the Globe

Nobscot

Employee Retention is not just a North American challenge. In some global markets, the rate of employee turnover is reaching close to unsustainable levels. According to an article in MIT Sloan Management Review Fall 2008, some companies in India are experiencing turnover rates of young professionals of up to 50% per year. Can you imagine 100% turnover every 24 months?India''s India''s initial approach to

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

Stop calling it "social networking"

Knowledge Musings

If you are interested in corporate uptake of the services that let people connect with one another to share experience, knowledge and ideas, it might be smart to come up with another term than "social networking." How about this for a knee-jerk quote (more-or-less direct): "Social networking is big in the world and huge with the 20 somethings (or my teenagers), but I am not sure of the utility [at SuperMegaGlobalCorp].".

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Blogging for Learning: Blog Challenges

The Bamboo Project Blog

This week we’re exploring various strategies for using a blog to support personal and formal learning as part of the Work Literacy course’s focus on blogging. Today we’re going to discuss running a blog challenge. What is a Blog Challenge?

What is your favorite non-blog Management or Business Site?

Transparent Office

What non-blog business site is in your sight? by D avid Zinger. I spend most of my time reading management/leadership blogs. There are a few management or business sites that are not strictly blogs that I also follow. Do you have a favorite non-blog site you visit for management or business information? Here are a few of mine: BNET - The Go To Place for Business. Fast Company. The Globe and Mail Report on Business. SlideShare - Management Slides.

Are Your Performance Reviews Efficient?

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Does your current review process work efficiently? Is it too much of a hassle to even worry about? Let us know what you think about your current review process by clicking on the link below and filling out a quick two question survey. Performance Review Process Survey. Employee Evaluations Performance Appraisal System Performance Appraisals Performance Review Systems Performance Reviews Review Process Reviewsnap

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.

Policy Problem

Evil HR Lady

I had asked one of our HR ladies via e-mail 3 different times to supply me with the tuition reimbursement policy our company has. After waiting over 6 months I went to our companies intranet site and searched "tuition reimbursement". I found the policy and sent her the link since she obliviously didn't know where to find it. A few minutes after finding it I received an e-mail from our evil HR. Manager asking where I found it and that it because it was not to be available to the public.

Economic Downswing: Let’s not make the same mistakes again

SuccessFactors

Making mistakes can be a good thing if you learn from them. Making the same mistakes again and again is stupid and costly. The economy goes in cycles. I know it feels like a long time ago, but do you remember that we had a pretty quick and tough downswing that started in March 2000? […]. Uncategorized best practices economic downswing

Hunting customers

Knowledge Musings

Paul Young of Product Beautiful has a useful piece on The Next Frontier of Finding Prospects. Everyone is online today, everyone who matters anyway. There are Billions of people online, and you must find a few needles in a very large haystack. Thankfully, the tools you need are just a few clicks away. We've been hearing so much about job hunting and friend finding online that this advice seems almost too obvious.

More on Learning Through Blogging: What Readers Think

The Bamboo Project Blog

My post a few days ago arguing that the real value of blogging lies not just in reading blogs, but in commenting on blog posts and writing your own, generated a lot of comments and some great references to what others are thinking.

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.