November, 2008

Lessons from Yahoo: Enduring Organizations Manage Executive Succession

Josh Bersin

This week we witnessed another vivid lesson in the value of executive succession: Jerry Yang steps down as the CEO of Yahoo! Yang replaced Terry Semel, who spent years trying to build Yahoo! Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Terry Semel

What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Harold Jarche points us to a recently released study on corporate responses to the recession/depression we're currently in: This morning the CLC (Corporate Leadership Council). released the results of a survey that asked CEOs which areas were to suffer the most in response to the crisis.

ReviewSNAP™ Announces New Features

Reviewsnap

The Web-based performance management system, ReviewSNAP™, announces the addition of several new modules. These additional features will help organizations make their performance review process even more effective and productive. One of the new modules is a comments suggestion tool designed to offer competency-specific suggestions to managers as they complete a review.

The Election is Over: Reconnecting Red and Blue Employees in the Workplace

Nobscot

The Presidential election may be over but the negative affects of a long and divisive campaign season on workplaces have only just begun. Tensions are running high. Things have been said in anger that can’t be easily forgotten. Respect between colleagues has been diminished. Like the nation itself, it’s time now for companies to begin the healing process to reconnect their red employees with

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.

Make it Simple, Fun and Relevant – Part 1

SuccessFactors

Often when meeting with customers and prospects I get the question: how do we make SuccessFactors so easy to use for managers and employees across the world? The question always arises from HR pros when I explain that we don’t build SuccessFactors for them, but rather for busy managers and individual contributors around the world. […]. Strategic HR Design Usability Usage

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Fear: Does your organization have the Courage to invest in tough times?

Josh Bersin

You can’t pick up a newspaper these days without reading about more business downturns, layoffs, and lowered expectations for retail sales, automobiles, consumer products, housing, and. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

What Are You Doing to Invest in Yourself?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Harold Jarche points us to a recently released study on corporate responses to the recession/depression we're currently in: This morning the CLC (Corporate Leadership Council). released the results of a survey that asked CEOs which areas were to suffer the most in response to the crisis.

Don't Just Talk About Customer Service

Reviewsnap

There is so much lip service being paid to customer service these days with very little actually being done about it that it is almost laughable. How many organizations do you see promoting themselves as leaders in customer service or just generally bragging about how well they serve their customers? The truth is most organizations are not coming close to delivering even average customer service, let alone outstanding customer service which is what they should be striving for.

It Hurts to Think - So We Don't

Nobscot

When we were kids, I used to tease my sister for saying that she didn''t like to think. She used to say that it "hurt her brain." It turns out that she was right. New brain research shows that some of the brain waves produced when the prefrontal cortex is "thinking" are the same ones that are produced when you plunge your hand into a bucket of ice cold water!Then Then how do we think all day without

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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.

Gen-Probe Proves Companies can Win Through People

SuccessFactors

We often talk about the advantages of using talent and performance management systems to drive results and gain a competitive edge over other organizations. Our research and the research of our thought leader partners shows how human capital management really works, but sometimes nothing speaks better to the impact of people and performance management than […]. Uncategorized performance management Success Story

Random Thoughts

Evil HR Lady

I realized I’ve been in HR too long when I was reading Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to my daughter and when Grandpa Joe tells about how Mr. Wonka just shut down his factory and fired all 10,000 workers and all I can think about is, “You can’t do that! You just violated the WARN act. Being mad at competitors is not a valid reason not to give 60 days notice.” Why is it that if I can’t answer the phone when someone calls, but I call them back within five minutes, they are never at their desks?

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Where is the “Talent Management” Market going?

Josh Bersin

As the US economy lost 240,000 jobs last month and the unemployment rate rises to 6.5%, one of the questions I know many people ask is the direction of the “talent management&#. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Avoiding "SpeedFit" Syndrome

The Bamboo Project Blog

This video cracks me up. It's a product video for a treadmill that "walks/runs" the streets while you're treading on it. Because apparently it's too hard to just walk or run ON the street.

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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.

ReviewSNAP Compensation Recommendation Tool

Reviewsnap

Yesterday ReviewSNAP added a compensation recommendation tool to our powerful performance management system. You will now have the capability of entering compensation increase suggestions for both your managers and your employees based on your company''s criteria. For example, if your company offers a 5% pay increase for managers who receive an overall rating between 4.00 and 5.00

What Happens When a Luddite Becomes a Tech Entrepreneur? Great Software.

Nobscot

I was wondering last night, as I began to "tweet" for the first time, how a semi-luddite like myself could successfully lead a technology company like Nobscot Corporation.I don''t use a cell phone. I don''t like to talk to people on the phone when I''m not in work mode and when I am in work mode I like to be at my desk concentrating not at the grocery store.I have an old T-Mobile Sidekick that I

Stack Ranking Employees Works

SuccessFactors

Now more than ever, organizations need to optimize their workforce in today’s economic climate of falling revenues and shrinking profits. Companies have long used stack-ranking to manage their people and identify employees to manage out or up, GE for example categorizes their workers as being top, middle and low performers with 20% high, 70% middle, […]. Strategic HR employee ranking performance management stack rank stack ranker uncertain times Workforce Optimization

Leading People. Leading Organizations

Evil HR Lady

I'm a little bit tired and cranky. Although not as cranky as Mr. Crabby pants who got 5 needles jabbed into his little thighs today. Sorry--just a bit of mommy blogging here.) So, when I read this I wanted to grab some HR VPs and bang their little heads together: During the past year, several companies, including AT&T Inc., UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Cigna Corp.,

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.

Response to Jim H's blog 'Keep the Performance Reviews!'

Working Girl

[link] I think we should keep the reviews but with less emphasis on the automation. I’ve heard it argued that canned feedback is better than nothing. This is probably true but there is sufficient research to indicate that personal recognition makes people feel valued, which can be more motivating than cash. I would therefore argue that better than nothing is not good enough. Talent management is a human problem first and a software problem second.

Some Video Advice from Two Companies On Using Online Communities of Practice

The Bamboo Project Blog

A couple of short videos on communities of practice. The first is from Dave Vance, former president of Caterpillar University, who shares some of Caterpillar's experiences in facilitating online communities of practice. His advice?

The Struggle Between Efficiency and Effectiveness

Reviewsnap

Business books, magazines and newsletters are full of recommendations about becoming more efficient. They talk at length about the importance of the bottom line and incremental gains from reengineering and total quality efforts. And they talk about how technology can provide a real boost in efficiency. But with all this talk about efficiency, are we losing something in terms of being effective? To distinguish between effectiveness and efficiency, a brief definition should help.

Top 5 Worst Human Resources Practices for Surviving the Bad Economy

Nobscot

Right now we are seeing companies take drastic moves to survive the bad economy. I am probably going to shock a few people by suggesting that some best practices may turn out to be your worst nightmares.1) Early Retirement. Early retirement is often touted as the panacea for reducing payroll. You allow those nearing retirement to leave with a generous package and reduce your payroll by a. Bad economy best practices HR human resources layoffs RIF

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.

Lessons from the Holiday Season: Optimize, don’t Just Cut

SuccessFactors

Everyone puts on a little weight during good times – vacations and holidays are notorious times for over eating, relaxed behavior and good feelings. Well for businesses, the vacation has come to an abrupt end. After years of easy credit and a booming housing market, the bottom has fallen out from under companies more […]. Strategic HR layoff performance management uncertain times

Leading People. Leading Organizations

Evil HR Lady

I'm a little bit tired and cranky. Although not as cranky as Mr. Crabby pants who got 5 needles jabbed into his little thighs today. Sorry--just a bit of mommy blogging here.) So, when I read this I wanted to grab some HR VPs and bang their little heads together: During the past year, several companies, including AT&T Inc., UnitedHealth Group Inc. and Cigna Corp.,

Is Talent Management getting away from automation?

Working Girl

A recent AMR report ''When Performance Management Worlds Collide, Business Will Benefit'' made an interesting point that we are seeing a shift from automation to intelligence. According to this report, the key to great performance is the collision of personal, financial and operational goals and there''s a great little diagram to illustrate these three things colliding.

The Most Important Thing I'll Do This Year

The Bamboo Project Blog

If you're an American, then today is Election Day. If you do nothing else, please get out and vote. Find your polling place. Check out the voting myths and make sure you and people you know don't fall for them. Report any problems you have at your polling place.

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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.