October, 2009

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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 as ever, with many product announcements and exciting innovations to see. Madeline Laurano , our principal analyst in talent acquisition, is. Read more» The post Thoughts from the 2009 HR Technology Conference appeared first on JOSH BERSIN.

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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. • The new process in place at the Center for Army Lessons Learned (CALL) to disseminate lessons learned as well as new techniques for collecting and analyzing those lessons. • The wiki where Army doctrin e, in the form of ATTPs, is available for soldiers’ input

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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).

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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. Introduction to Social Media --This webinar and wiki resource page gives an overview of key social media tools and how they are being used in workforce develo

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6 Strategies to Navigate Social Determinants of Health for a Better Workplace

In today’s dynamic work landscape, where the lines between personal and professional life blur, understanding the intricate interplay between social determinants of health (SDoH) and emotional wellbeing is paramount. Employers must acknowledge that the whole person comes to work and every aspect of a person’s personal and professional life, especially their mental health, comes with them.

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4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, October 21, 2009 4 ways to keep your confidence during a job hunt I hear from a lot of people who are out of work. In the early stages of job hunting, Ive found most people are usually pretty confident.

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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. Tags: LMS, LCMS CornerstoneOnDemand GeoLearning Halogen Software Learn.com lms Plateau Saba sumtotal systems taleo.

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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.

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MD activity at work

Evil HR Lady

Is an employer allowed to hand you a thermometer and tell you to take your temperature at work? Can they send you home if you have a temperature? And now it's time for the big disclaimer: I am not a lawyer. I do not pretend to be a lawyer. I am not an expert on law. I don't pretend to be one. This is not legal advice. I see this as one of those you can't win situation.

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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. Introduction to Social Media --This webinar and wiki resource page gives an overview of key social media tools and how they are being used in workforce develo

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Here Are the HR Trends to Watch in 2024 + Plus Advice for Driving Impact!

The pressure is on to create a positive onboarding experience. Plus, a sub-par onboarding process can domino into other concerns such as low performance, burnout (for you and new hires), and retention challenges. Our 2024 State of HR report will give you a realistic picture of the HR landscape and tips to onboarding effectively in the year to come.

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Leave Me Alone

True Faith HR

'As the health care reform issue continues apace, the notion of a public option with an opt-out would have a significant impact on many employers'' benefits packages. In today''s edition of The Hill , Sen. Jon Kyl "said he supports the idea of allowing states to decide whether to opt in to a publicly run health plan." "The GOP whip said he prefers letting states decide whether to join instead of their being put in automatically.

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Enlightened Self Interest

Working Girl

'Anyone can manage by fear and intimidation. Especially in these uncertain times. The problem is that although it may be possible to ''control'' things that can be measured, employees managed this way will withhold their best creative energy unless there''s something in it for them (like professional opportunities, personal growth, job satisfaction, etc.

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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. Tags: HR Systems accenture Bill Kutik hewitt ibm kenexa Kronos Learn.com mercer Oracle Plateau Saba successfactors sumtotal systems taleo workday Workscape.

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Creating Email Marketing Campaigns With QuickBase and Advantage CRM+

Quickbase

If you have ever want to use QuickBase to create email marketing campaigns and track their effectiveness through to sales close, then join us on Thursday, October 29th at 2:00 PM Eastern time when Scott Wyatt, CEO of Advantage Integrated Solutions, ([link] will demonstrate and answer questions about their Advantage CRM+ offering. This QuickBase webinar […].

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Improving Access To & Utilization Of Cancer Screening With Color

Discover how Color's comprehensive care solution is revolutionizing cancer screening adherence and knowledge. Through an in-depth case study, Color's unique approach to comprehensive cancer care has shown significant benefits in increasing screening rates and enhancing patient knowledge. Participants reported a 2-3x increase in adherence to screening guidelines over just 8 weeks, with 84% of participants increasing their familiarity with timing and frequency of cancer screening.

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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. See if you can spot the "interesting items" it offers.

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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. Introduction to Social Media --This webinar and wiki resource page gives an overview of key social media tools and how they are being used in workforce develo

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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 "). In this piece, Klosterman reflects on the interviewing process, and tells an anecdote about being interviewed by a Norwegian magazine writer: "But in the middle of our playful conversation, I was suddenly paralyzed by an unspoken riddle I couldn''t answer: Why was

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Could telecommuting be a career mistake?

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, October 14, 2009 Could telecommuting be a career mistake? While a lot of people think telecommuting is the answer to all their problems, sometimes you have to be careful of what you wish for. At the same time, this difficult job environment may mean that you have to work even harder and smarter if youre not in the office everyday.

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The Rules Do Apply: Navigating HR Compliance

Speaker: Ann Meyers Piccirillo

HR Compliance is like a giant game of whack-a-mole. Once you think your company is compliant with all policies and procedures documented and in place, there’s a new or amended law, regulation, or final rule that pops up landing you back at ‘start.’ There are shifts, interpretations, and balancing acts to understanding compliance changes. Keeping up is not easy and it’s very time consuming.

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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. Tags: Corporate Culture Talent Management deloitte fortune google ibm women.

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Using Database ODBC with QuickBase

Quickbase

If you know of anyone that has long wanted to integrate QuickBase with SQL Server, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access or Visio, be sure to invite them to attend this webinar entitled “Using ODBC with QuickBase”. Scheduled for 2:00 PM Eastern time Thursday 10/15 we will talk with Claude von Roesgen one of the early co-founders […].

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So, How's That Working For You?

Evil HR Lady

After reading everyone's horror stories about crazy punishments for getting sick, I'm really interested in hearing from the people who create and/or enforce these rules. I know you must be out there. Does it really decrease absenteeism? Does your turnover increase? What is the reasoning behind it? Was it HR's idea, or the CEOs or Finance? Have you calculated the costs associated with this policy?

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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.

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Automate Your Onboarding Process In 7 Steps

Efficient employee onboarding is more than a warm welcome—it's a catalyst for business growth. Automated onboarding transforms new hires into productive team members faster, fostering long-term satisfaction and talent retention. For HR, automation means replacing inefficient manual processes with streamlined, cost-effective operations. Our eBook reveals how automating employee onboarding delivers these benefits, reducing HR challenges and elevating new employee readiness.

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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 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.

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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.

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Change - Are We Having Fun Yet?

Working Girl

'A blogger friend of mine just wrote a great post about joy as an agent of change. Change is a must in business, a foregone conclusion. Failure to adapt is failure to survive and great ideas can come from fresh thinking. But few people actually enjoy change, not low performing employees who fear they won''t be able to change and certainly not high performing employees who have perfected a process that works well for them.

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On the Job by Anita Bruzzese: How to Survive Working for a Jerk

45 Things

Helpful information and advice from Americas favorite workplace columnist About Anita Blog Books Syndicated Column Interviews Career Links Contact Wednesday, October 7, 2009 How to Survive Working for a Jerk I used to have a boss I detested so much I used to envision her falling down a manhole -- not to kill her, but just injure her enough to put her in the hospital long enough for me to find another job.

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Modernizing Hiring: The Rise of Contingent Recruitment in 2024

The job market is changing fast, and to stay ahead, your hiring strategy needs to be flexible. With recent economic shifts, more companies are turning to contingent workers for their adaptability and cost savings. In fact, 32% of businesses are already prioritizing contingent over traditional full-time positions. Curious to learn more? In our new guide, you'll discover: The major benefits of incorporating contingent workers into your team.