Sat.May 11, 2013 - Fri.May 17, 2013

Creating a Culture in Which Teams and Workgroups Can Engage in Collective Sensemaking

Conversation Matters

For teams or workgroups to be effective and competitive they must, 1) understand their customers’ requirements and the frequent changes to those requirements, 2) take action. and be fully cognizant of the consequences of those actions, both intended and unintended, 3) detect changes both in the internal and external environment, and 4) develop their collective understanding of the complexities these many factors create. (In

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Building Career Resilience: Networks vs. "Circles of Connection"

The Bamboo Project Blog

. One of the issues that is clear to me when it comes to career resilience is that we need to build our connections to other people. Humans are social creatures, built for attachment and primed from birth to connect with others, and the more isolated and alone we feel, the more fragile and rigid we become. Caring for and being cared for by other people is critical to our emotional and mental well-being. .

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What Should A Recent Grad Do If He/She Hates the Job Immediately?

True Faith HR

Sadly, a 2013 college graduate writes: So I am coming to you for some advice. I started a job on the Monday after graduation. And I can honestly say it is the most boring thing I have done in my life. I almost dread going to work in the morning and it is only day 4 tomorrow. 8 hour days seem to last forever and I just know it is not going to get better. However, I dont just want to give up right away because I know it may reflect bad on me on when I search for jobs in the future.

Making Performance Management Part of the Daily Routine


We’ve all done it — once a year, we set goals we don’t revisit until the next year rolls around. It’s why performance management doesn’t seem to work. It also makes it really easy for people to skate along, doing well but perhaps not going above and beyond. Measuring great performance requires understanding where the baseline is and enforcing that every day.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

Is Technology Making Your Rude?

45 Things

Nearly everyone has a story about someone at work who has been rude. Perhaps it was the boss who sent a snippy e-mail or the co-worker who made snarky comments, but workplace civility often seems to have gone the way of the typewriter. The deeper issue with workplace rudeness is how it affects the bottom-line success of a business. A 2011 study found that workplace rudeness caused 48% of workers to deliberately slack off and even affected their interactions with customers.

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Grandchild Leave, Evolutionary Compensation Planning, and Contribution Recognition: 3 Creative Ways Your Sourcing Organization Can Motivate Top Talent


Tuesday, May 14, 2013 :00am. Grandchild Leave, Evolutionary Compensation Planning, and Contribution Recognition: 3 Creative Ways Your Sourcing Organization Can Motivate Top Talent By Ellen Julian. Earlier this month Peoplefluent was privileged to have Dawn Evans, CEO of Sourcing Interests Group (SIG), present on Talent Management as a Competitive Advantage.

Why Learning on the Go Is So Important


As companies try to diversify their learning programs and make training available across a variety of mediums, they’ve been forced to consider how mobile fits into the learning picture.

5 Zingers on Trust Works! (Ken Blanchard)

David Zinger

This is a biased review of the book, Trust Works! by Ken Blancard, Cynthia Olmstead and Martha Lawrence. This is a biased review of Trust Works! It is biased because I had the opportunity in San Diego to meet and spend time with Ken Blanchard and the Blanchard Company two weeks ago. I was impressed by how down-to-earth and open Ken, his wife Margie, and the Blanchard Companies are.

Comp Time Vs. Overtime: Which Should You Offer Employees?


On May 8, 2013, the U.S. House approved a bill that would allow private-sector employees to take compensatory or comp time instead of overtime pay when they work more than 40 hours a week. Though the bill is said to have little chance of passing in the Senate, it has raised questions about the legalities and merits of offering comp, or compensatory time, in lieu of overtime pay. For now, employers must comply with the rules as they are laid out by the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Effective Compensation Management: Not Just a Numbers Game Anymore


Thursday, May 16, 2013 :00am. Effective Compensation Management: Not Just a Numbers Game Anymore By Greg Belkin. Quick! When I say the word “compensation” to you, what is the first thing that pops into your head? For me, and for a lot of others, it’s a very important number or series of numbers that help to dictate many major decisions in life. Indeed, this number is personal, emotional and controversial to us all.

Winning With Employee Central


By Eva Woo, Director of Product Marketing – Employee Central Ok, let’s start with full disclosure… I’m new here at SuccessFactors. This is my third week and I volunteered to submit a blog to post about Employee Central before SAPPHIRE NOW. I should write about the features and benefits of Employee Central and in less […]. Employee Central customers employee central HCM successfactors values

#ECTalent: Creating a Mobile, Agile Workforce ~ HR to HR 2.0 and.

Strategic HCM

I had thought I was going to be in China straight after my session in Malaysia, but that trip has been delayed to August so I am going to be at the Economist's Talent Management Summit on Tuesday 21 May now. Woohoo

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Enemy Within


“Did I do the right thing?” “Is Is the company going to get sued?” “Did Did we violate one of the many new regulations that seem to keep coming?” “Is Is my job now on the line?” Human Resources professionals face more challenges today than ever before. Any reasonable person would believe the laws that have been passed to protect all employees would certainly suffice.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

We'll Never Get Selection Right.Reason #247

True Faith HR

If you wonder why I continually write about sports and HR, take the trials and tribulations of former Detroit Lions 2nd round pick, Titus Young. In Monday''s column , Peter King highlights Young''s on- off-the-field actions over the past year: • Got into a fight with teammate and safety Louis Delmas. • In at least one game, lined up wrong on purpose multiple times because he wasn''t happy with his role in the Detroit offense. Shouted at receivers coach Shawn Jefferson on the sidelines. •

How to Choose a Retirement Plan: 3 Features Employees Love


Since the financial crisis of 2008, workers have become more aware and concerned about saving for retirement. As a result, employer-sponsored retirement plans are no longer an enticing perk, they’re an expectation. In 2013, 42 percent of retirement plan investors say they’ve increased contribution rates to their workplace savings plan, individual retirement accounts (IRA) or health savings accounts, according to the Fidelity Five Years Later study.

[SlideShare] The ArcelorMittal Dofasco story: Creating a culture of Employee Success


A chievers recently released its latest Slideshare presentation, Creating a Culture of Employee Success ™ , which was featured on the Slideshare homepage last week. This featured presentation will take you through the ArcelorMittal Dofasco journey and explain how to launch and maintain a successful rewards and recognition program that will have real business impact. Check out the presentation below for a glimpse into what it takes to create an engaged workplace with a recognition-rich culture.

Friday Factoid #32: Priority but no Strategy

David Zinger

Yeah employee engagement is important but… The majority (79%) of respondents rate employee engagement as a high priority, but only 41% have an employee engagement strategy in place, according to research by YouForce. ( Source ). Commentary. There is a gap between belief and action on employee engagement. It is rated as a priority but only half of those who rate employee engagement as a priority have a strategy. Now that’s a true lack of engagement with engagement!

Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

Qinetiqette qits - can it be true? ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human Capital.

Strategic HCM

I don't get to spend anything like as much time as I would like to read other peoples' blogs. But one of those that I have paid a lot of attention to for several years though, and very often talk about at workshops to illustrate one

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Learn Something New Every Day


It’s good advice, actually. All of us can learn from one another if we take the time to open up and listen. Even community leaders, politicians, and CEOs have room to learn a lesson. Root has dedicated this year’s Watercooler ® Newsletter to the people.

Take our survey on business success and get free HBR research


A chievers and Harvard Business Review are working on a new research study called The Science of Business Success. By participating in the study, you’ll help us better understand the relationship between Employee Success™ and business performance. The survey takes just a few minutes of your time, and your responses will remain completely confidential. All responses will be analyzed in the aggregate only.

Lesson One from David Zinger Employee Engagement Speaker

David Zinger

Employee Engagement Advice is Only Half Right. I often start my speeches on employee engagement with the following statement: Half of what I will offer today is right on, half of what I will offer today is wrong, and I don’t know the difference. Responses range from chuckles, to mild disbelief, to a request to just do the right stuff so people can leave early.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

Business Velocity: Engage to Execute Your Business Strategies at Scale


A new set of rules challenge every business to survive and thrive. There is a way forward to turn these new rules into your new competitive advantage. We call it: Business Velocity. Learn how to drive your business forward towards agility and speed, at the pace you need with this video: To learn more about […]. Business Velocity Cloud Thought Leadership bizvelocity business velocity cloud lars dalgaard thought leadership

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How Foster Wheeler Keeps Their Facilitators Sharp


Read about the Learning to Lead program—the company’s successful effort to build a global talent pipeline and develop its frontline leaders

Ask Amelia: What makes recognition meaningful?


What makes recognition “meaningful”? And what is the most meaningful recognition you’ve received? . The best recognition comes with many layers to it: timely, specific, and meaningful. Bring those aspects together with a thank you and you have delivered a home run. In my 20+ years of working, the most meaningful “thank you” I have received was incredibly personal, and helped me understand how I help others achieve their personal and professional goals. For me – it was a home run.


What is Heard and What is Felt


This may sound very simple but communication is all about transferring emotion and energy. Words are simply carriers of that emotion. Yes, choice of words matter, but that is not communication. Consider this example. The new sales director was on boarded with a lot of frenzy. In his first address to all the team members, he delivered a well crafted introduction. He spoke about himself, his past projects and then about how he intends to take this organization to new heights.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Ask Amelia: Tips for engaging employees during the summer?


Do you have any tips for keeping employees engaged during the summer months? Summer months are always fun as many folks take the time to step away from work and enjoy life. That said, it’s never a better time to keep employees engaged. Lots of new work starts in the summer months to get ready for the autumn year end. Fun milestone-driven events can really keep folks engaged. In North America celebrate 4th of July and/or Canada Day with a fun contest tied to work.

[Webinar recap] Building a culture of recognition: Credit Union ONE’s Employee Success™ Story


Organizations with high engagement rates are 78 percent more productive and 40 percent more profitable than disengaged organizations 1. Top employers realize that engaged workplaces begin with a recognition-rich culture, and this is where the Credit Union ONE Employee Success story starts.

How Foster Wheeler Keeps Their Facilitators Sharp


Read about the Learning to Lead program—the company’s successful effort to build a global talent pipeline and develop its frontline leaders