Sat.Feb 02, 2013 - Fri.Feb 08, 2013

The Elephant in the Room: The Main Reason You're Still Unemployed

The Bamboo Project Blog

As a lot of my work recently has been with people who are unemployed, I have a ton of articles coming through my feeds on job search, unemployment, etc.

10 Tricky HR Interview Questions & Their Answers


Human Resource managers may ask tricky HR interview questions to save time and try to figure out what kind of employee you really are. Joyce Lain Kennedy, a nationally syndicated careers columnist says outlines the 10 Trickiest Interview Questions & Their Answers Kennedy says that even if job hunters have rehearsed anticipated topics, an unexpected HR interview […].

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You Have To Compensate Employees


You’re probably familiar with the dreaded announcement: No raises this year — again. Announcing that a pay freeze is continuing is messy business. Employees hate to hear it, and managers hate to be the bearer of bad news.

How Knowledge Workers Learn Judgment

Conversation Matters

In today’s world employees often must deal with tasks and problems that require much more that simply following a predetermined step by step procedure – the problems require the exercise of judgment. Judgment is needed when we are faced with thorny questions about which there are no right or wrong answers. When asked one of those thorny questions we often say, “Well, it’s a matter of judgment.”

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How a Lack of Manners Hurts Your Career

45 Things

The idea for this latest story I did for Gannett/USA Today came from the many complaints I've received over the years about workplace incivility. I've heard gripes about the guy who eats Cheetos all day and leaves a trail of orange fingerprints everywhere.

An Ounce of Positivity | Be Happy & Live Happy


You can make it happen. Strike out “I don’t know what to do” from your vocabulary. You’ll figure it out. Everything you have ever done has brought you to this point. The force of life is on your side. Start fresh. Break the bad habit of a recurring cycle that inhibits you to move forward […]. Be Happy Lifestyle Tips Self-Improvement Gia Sison Hapiness Happy Happy How to be Happy Jappreet Sethi

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#LT13UK - learning in the workflow (and not) ~ HR to HR 2.0. - HCM

Strategic HCM

Screen Shot 2013-02-01 at 14.54.50.png So - big change! That doesn't mean it all changes. Learning itself is still pretty much the same. It's still about experience rather than simply about information. It's also still conversational

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Why Others See you as a Nitpicking Nut Job

45 Things

Do you expect that anyone who works for you should handle an issue exactly as you would – even if their solution is equally effective? Does the amount of time spent following up on the work of staff members get in the way of tasks that are a better use of your time and attention?

10 Things Most Successful People Say Every Day


There are many roads to success, however there are some commonalities between what the most successful people say every day. Jeff points out what most successful people say every day. If you want to make a huge difference in someone’s life? Here are things you should say every day to your employees, colleagues, family members, […].

Attract the Talent You Need, Regardless of Location


Wednesday, February 6, 2013 :00am. Attract the Talent You Need, Regardless of Location By Ellen Julian. Online retailer Zappos is committed to offering its workforce an outstanding company culture and work experience.

Sourcing Hobbiton

Strategic HCM

I''ve been following the updates from Sourcecon - one of the conferences around the world I''d love to get to someday (mainly just because of the people there).

No more drama: Overcome the obstacles to organizational change


If you create the circumstances for employees to do their best, they will exceed expectations. And that’s what ArcelorMittal Dofasco (AMD) did to create a culture of Employee Success amidst a volatile economic downturn and major organizational change.

The Power of Small: The New Employee Engagement E-book (Free)

David Zinger

Small Engagements for Employee Engagements. New free e-Book to improve and increase employee engagement. Produced by David Zinger and John Junson. Written by 50+ members of the Employee Engagement Network. Official network release date: February 11, 2013. We have created a new e-book on the Employee Engagement Network with over 50 authors and lots of great ideas to take small and significant steps to improve employee engagement.

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God Made A #HR Professional

True Faith HR

There were lots of mediocre ads during the Super Bowl. However, the ad of the night, for me, was the Dodge Ram Farmer ad, featuring some brilliant still photography, and the iconic voice of Paul Harvey. Check it out below: I anticipate that SHRM is rapidly working on a "So God Made A HR Professional" ad, perhaps in time for the Annual Conference in June. So, if you were SHRM. What should the ad say? Who should do the voice over? SHRM #shrm13 Dodge Ram snark

Adrian Furnham on Creativity at #HRTalks

Strategic HCM

So we''re on to Adrian Furnham talking about innovation and creativity. I''ve seen Adrian before and he''s a great speaker, plus the session''s been well trailed in this article suggesting we don''t want creative people in our businesses.

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Employment Law: 3 Compliance Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making


One of the biggest mistakes you can make as an employer is underestimating the importance of compliance with employment laws. The cost of being audited and found in non-compliance may be more than your business can bear. And if you think that you’re not affected by most laws and regulations because of the number of employees you have, think again. Often, small businesses are subject to many of the same laws and regulations that govern large corporations.

Employee Engagement Friday Factoid #19: Rudeness

David Zinger

Overloaded into Rudeness. Over 60% employees blame their bad behavior on being overloaded at work. They say they have no time to be nice. Mental overload and stress short-circuit our capacity to be fully attentive about anything — even those with whom we work. ( source ). Commentary. Throw your overload overboard to set sail with civility at work. Employee engagement relies on achieving results while building relationship.

7 warning signs your approach to recognition isn’t working


So you’re ahead of the curve. Your company has a system in place to increase engagement through recognition. You recognize employees for years of service, and even throw pizza parties for the team after big wins. But something doesn’t feel right. If you have been noticing any of the following, you need a more effective employee recognition solution. When thanked for the use of her stapler, your coworker says that’s the most appreciation she’s received all month.

Time to get going on social media ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human.

Strategic HCM

Screen Shot 2013-02-01 at 13.49.02.png It's Saturday and I'm blogging - still trying to get back into the swing of this again after a sustained if incomplete break over the last couple of months. There are a number of reasons for

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4 Performance Appraisal Mistakes You Might Be Making


The big game might be over, but most football teams are already planning for next season. Coaches (who kept their jobs) will be evaluating performance throughout the recruiting process and training camp, looking to put their best cleated foot forward come September. The business world is no different, as organizations are constantly trying to up their game to get a competitive edge. One of the best ways to do so is by conducting performance reviews.

In 100 Words: To Be Creative


Here’s a story from Sir Ken Robinson. A little girl was sitting at the back of the classroom and drawing something. When teacher asked, “What are you drawing?” the girl replied, “I’m drawing a picture of God.” The teacher said, “But nobody knows what God looks like.”

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2013 Selection Trends: Managing Uncertainty for Success


In this sneak-peek preview of the year’s trends, we reveal HR must-haves and look at how top-performers are dressing for success

Back to CERN (#CRSS2013) ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human Capital.

Strategic HCM

It's just a couple of weeks till I'll be back to CERN (on Friday 22nd) to catch up on the latest on social recruiting. This year, I'll also be doing the closing session too (any ideas for what I should talk about?) If you weren't lucky

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In 100 Words: A New Day!


The dawn breaks, alarm buzzes, eyes open and a bright new day is waiting to be seized; to be lived. The air is fresh and mind, clear. Life seems to be catching its pace again. Yes, there are challenges to be met, agendas to be drawn, priorities to be completed, and lessons to be learned.

2013 Selection Trends: Managing Uncertainty for Success


In this sneak-peek preview of the year’s trends, we reveal HR must-haves and look at how top-performers are dressing for success