October, 2009

Do We Really Need So Many Kinds of Social Media?

Conversation Matters

I recently spoke at the 2009 Army Knowledge Management Conference. In preparation for that event I had the opportunity to spend some time looking at the way the Army is using social media including: • How CompanyCommand is using milSpace. •

Borrowing from the Library to Support Workplace Learning

The Bamboo Project Blog

Joyce Valenza is a librarian rockstar who also happens to be the head librarian at my daughter's high school. A recent post she wrote for the School Library Journal on strategies for teaching and using social media showed up in my Twitter feed the other day.

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The LMS Market: Hotter than Ever

Josh Bersin

In the last 60 days I’ve had the opportunity to attend five major industry events which cover corporate learning: user group meetings at Plateau, Saba, SumTotal and Taleo and the HR Technology. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

ReviewSNAP Launches AuthoriCheck - Discriminatory/Derogatory Terms Scanning Tool

Reviewsnap

This afternoon ReviewSNAP launched our new AuthoriCheck tool. AuthoriCheck will be accessed using the gavel icon next to the spell check icon in the text editor above all narrative type boxes within the system.

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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.

Random Travel Post

Evil HR Lady

We spent 3 days in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. You didn't even know it was a Grand Duchy, did you? Well, you do now. There were castles, of course, and cool tunnels under Luxembourg City, but this post is about sinful vending machines. This is a picture of one of the vending machines in our hotel.

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A Wiki for Generals

Conversation Matters

Previously I wrote about the process and benefits of having Soldiers update doctrine through the Army’s new wiki. Eventually there will be 230 manuals up on the wiki. There are 100 additional manuals that won’t be put up. These manuals contain the fundamental approach and language of the profession – the Army’s enduring principles. Here are a few examples of the kind of knowledge in those 100 manuals. Fundamental Principle 3-2.

Borrowing from the Library to Support Workplace Learning

The Bamboo Project Blog

Joyce Valenza is a librarian rockstar who also happens to be the head librarian at my daughter's high school. A recent post she wrote for the School Library Journal on strategies for teaching and using social media showed up in my Twitter feed the other day.

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Thoughts from the 2009 HR Technology Conference

Josh Bersin

Once each year we travel to Chicago to gather with Bill Kutik and dozens of HR vendors to see the latest and greatest technologies applied to human resources. This year’s conference was as exciting. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

The Power and Potential of Peripheral Vision

Future of Work

This is a reprint of our “Compass&# article from the October issue of Future of Work Agenda , our free monthly newsletter. You can also read the article within the newsletter, at this link , or download a.pdf version, at this link. Pay Attention! To What? by Jim Ware and Charlie Grantham. “Predictions are really difficult, especially about the future&# —Yogi Berra. How many times have you heard the term “uncertainty&# in the last year?

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.

Recent ReviewSNAP Enhancements

Reviewsnap

Recently we made a few changes to ReviewSNAP regarding automatic notifications for upcoming and past due reviews as well as automated reminders sent to managers to leave feedback on their employees. Both enhancements are completely optional and can be modified in the Manage Company Information page. As part of the change for the automatic notifications, we have added more intervals and now allow you to select which intervals you would like the notifications sent out for.

Ecstasy

True Faith HR

In his latest HR Gumbo blog , Steve asks “Why do you blog?” It reminded me of a recent Chuck Klosterman essay entitled "Something Instead of Nothing" (which can be found in his latest compendium of writings, " Eating the Dinosaur ").

Why Boomers Don't Comprehend Work-Life Balance

Nobscot

This evening''s #HRHappyHour was on the subject of work-life balance. When the discussion turned to generational differences, there was a palpable cringing from several of the Gen X and Gen Y participants. The post-Baby Boom generations are absolutely sick and tired of being grouped, labeled and stereotyped. They want to be accepted as individuals with various preferences unrelated to their age

What I've Been Up To: Some Social Media Training Resources

The Bamboo Project Blog

For the past few months, I've definitely been blogging less, in part because I've been doing training on social media for several clients. I thought it made sense to share some of what I've been working on, so here are some links. They owe much to the WeAreMedia curriculum developed by the ever-wonderful Beth Kanter and the folks at NTEN.

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 Woman-Powered Economy

Josh Bersin

There are many demographic changes taking place in the US workforce today. Perhaps one of the most profound and personal is the rapid growth of women in the working population. This month. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Future of Work Agenda Newsletter: October issue

Future of Work

This is the October issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. We welcome comments on any of these articles. You can also access the newsletter directly on our website, at this link. We’re a bit later than usual this month, but it’s for a good cause.

ReviewSNAP Attending Non Profit Human Resources Conference

Reviewsnap

This Sunday ReviewSNAP will be attending and sponsoring the Non Profit Human Resources Conference in Washington D.C. The goal of the 2009 Nonprofit Human Resources Conference is to bring together nonprofit human resources practitioners, executives, thought leaders and researchers to discuss human resources issues of critical importance to the nonprofit sector. Human Resources nfp nonprofit Performance Appraisal Performance Reviews Reviewsnap

Ultraviolence

True Faith HR

In this week''s issue on The New Yorker , Malcolm Gladwell has a fascinating look at football, dogfighting and brain damage. In the article, he cites a recent University of Michigan study: late last month the University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research released the findings of an N.F.L.-funded funded phone survey of just over a thousand randomly selected retired N.F.L. players—all of whom had played in the league for at least three seasons.

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.

4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt

45 Things

I hear from a lot of people who are out of work. In the early stages of job hunting, I've found most people are usually pretty confident. They know they have valuable skills and have worked hard -- what employer wouldn't want to hire

Borrowing from the Library to Support Workplace Learning

The Bamboo Project Blog

Joyce Valenza is a librarian rockstar who also happens to be the head librarian at my daughter's high school. A recent post she wrote for the School Library Journal on strategies for teaching and using social media showed up in my Twitter feed the other day.

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A Job You Can't Take

Evil HR Lady

Should I accept an interview for a position in a location to which I would never (could never) move? Or should I state it in the cover letter or phone interview and risk being passed over by someone willing to relocate? The position is primarily project management with few, if any, direct reports (other than coordinating tasks with other groups). My intention is to request to telecommute from several states away (as the company website cites flex-time and telecommuting as benefits).

Diane Coles of SCAN Health Wins National Award from IFMA

Future of Work

We’ve just returned from IFMA’s World Workplace 2009 , where we joined the other authors of the IFMA Foundation’s new book Cut It Out! in a series of presentations. Cut It Out ! is a practical action guide for facilities managers that will help them “save today while building for tomorrow.”.

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 Manager Strikes Back

Working Girl

I''m afraid that the poor manager (which is a double entendre, get it?) has been getting a bad rap on this blog. and is pretty upset about it. managers

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Your Silent Face

True Faith HR

With the growing importance of social media, as well as its embrace by many members of the HR community, I thought I would add a social media component to my "Introduction to HRM" class this fall. Students were expected to join our class Facebook group, Twitter, LinkedIn, and SHRM Connect, as well as start a blog on Wordpress or Blogspot. The first assignment was to use Twitter for 48 hours.

2 Big Myths About Work You Need to Ditch

45 Things

When I was writing my last book, one of the things I focused on was that the world of work was different than the world outside of work. OK, this isn't exactly an outstanding revelation to many of you, but to lots of people, it is

What I've Been Up To: Some Social Media Training Resources

The Bamboo Project Blog

For the past few months, I've definitely been blogging less, in part because I've been doing training on social media for several clients. I thought it made sense to share some of what I've been working on, so here are some links. They owe much to the WeAreMedia curriculum developed by the ever-wonderful Beth Kanter and the folks at NTEN.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.