Sat.May 25, 2013 - Fri.May 31, 2013

Too Many Raters in 360 Degree Reviews


“More is better!” Well, that’s not always the case when it comes to 360 degree review raters. In preparing to collect feedback from peers, customers, supervisors, or direct reports, you might want to hear from everyone. Unfortunately, too many raters could lead to ratings “averaging out.” That means two things: 1. There might not be anything different between the third person’s rating and the seventh''s. They’ll probably be pretty similar. More raters bring the average scores to the middle.

Waggle: 39 Ways to Improve Organizations, Work, and Employee Engagement

David Zinger

My new free eBook Waggle is available today. You will enjoy this short book with so many images and insights. It looks great on an Ipad, tablet, or smartphone. This book based on spending 3 summers with honeybees, office objects, and computers offers you 39 ways to improve work based on 13 Waggles. I encourage you to read the book, put an action into practice, and act like a honeybee by passing the book on and pollinating these ideas with co-workers, friends and other organizations.

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How to Stop Procrastinating

45 Things

Don''t hate me because I''m not a procrastinator. I was that obnoxious person in high school who started her term paper the day it was assigned. I tackle projects as soon as they cross my radar, and I go after my to-do list like a woman possessed. I have no idea why I am this way, but I have plenty of other flaws, so please don''t hate me. I know lots of procrastinators. They''re good people, just challenged when it comes to getting things done on time.

Skill vs. Will

The Bamboo Project Blog

. For the past several months, I''ve been meeting weekly with unemployed job seekers to help them find new jobs. I give them feedback on their resumes, do practice interviews with them and show them the best ways to find out about job leads, etc. I also coach them on setting and keeping weekly job search goals. .

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.

Front Burners


I''ve been busy lately. I know, you have too.we all are busy. But for me, I''ve been busy, as in " I can''t keep up with everything I want to do in life " busy. I don''t like it. I particularly don''t like it when it impacts my life here in the blogosphere. Does anyone still use that word? I have been away too long.) Priorities One of the main reasons I''m all cranked up about my recent situation is actually good.

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Employee Highlight Video: Daniella Klopocki – Public Relations Manager


Want to know what it’s like to have a career you love? From her excitement of a cube-less office to the advantages of team work, Daniella Klopocki gives you insight into the life of a Public Relations Manager at SuccessFactors. Want to love work again? Click Here for our open jobs in San Mateo, CA […]. SuccessFactors Careers Daniella Klopocki Employee Highlight Marketing PR working at SuccessFactors

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Employee Engagement: Does It Really Matter?


The term “employee engagement” is used about as often as the office coffee maker. It gets tossed around in discussions about things such as performance, productivity and profitability. But what exactly is employee engagement? How do you measure it? And why should you care? What it is. Employee engagement is the degree to which an employee is committed to and satisfied with their work.

Watch for Waggle – May 29

David Zinger

This background page for the new eBook Waggle makes me think of the old bat symbol in Batman. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed Batman on TV from 1966 to 1968! Employee Engagement Bee symbol David Zinger organizations Waggle eBook work

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[SlideShare] What will HR look like #in10years?


We asked the HR community what their predictions were for HR #in10years and we are excited to share these insights with you in our newest SlideShare. Hear what China Gorman , Kevin W Grossman & Meghan M Biro of TalentCulture , Cali Ressler of CultureRx and many more have to say about what the role of the HR professional will be like in the future. HR #in10years from Achievers. What do you think HR will look like #in10years? Share your prediction with us.

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.

Minimum Wage Increases, Lost Jobs, and CEO Pay

True Faith HR

On May 15, Milwaukee fast food workers struck demanding, among other things, an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour. However, many in the retail industry argue that increasing the minimum wage will not only limit job creation, but cost jobs as well. In April, McDonald''s more than tripled the pay packages last year for its new CEO Don Thompson and the man he replaced, Jim Skinner.

Health Care Reform: 4 Ways to Find Health Insurance for Your Business


Though the employer mandate provisions of the Affordable Care Act have been delayed, health care insurance costs, taxes and fees are expected to continue to climb. Postponing your decision to provide health care insurance could prove to be very costly for your business. If you’re not sure where to start your search, here are four options to consider. Don’t offer health insurance to your employees. Under health care reform, you don’t have to offer health insurance to your employees.

Lesson Three from David Zinger Employee Engagement Speaker: 9 Ways to Engage the Audience

David Zinger

A good employee engagement speaker engages. I have been to a lot of conferences and witnessed many presentations on employee engagement. I have spoken on employee engagement on at least 200 occasions. The best presentations engage the attendees with each other and with the topic even in a one hour keynote. We don’t need 100 PowerPoint slides and the speaker rattling off statistics about engagement like an auctioneer voicing bids at an auction.

Great Quotes: Bill Watterson on Life and Success


Bill Watterson , creator of comic series Calvin and Hobbes, gave an inspiring commencement speech at Kenyon College in May 1990 and it made for a very interesting read. Here is an excerpt from this thought-provoking speech: Selling out is usually more a matter of buying in. Sell out, and you’re really buying into someone else’s system of values, rules and rewards. …. Creating a life that reflects your values and satisfies your soul is a rare achievement.

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!

Executive Readiness in China and India: How do Leaders Stack Up?


Both India and China find that their success will depend on the quantity and quality of talent available, especially at leadership levels

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Explosive Growth in the Corporate Training Market


Earlier this year we launched the 2013 Corporate Learning Factbook, and the numbers are striking. US training organizations grew their spending by 12% in 2012 with similar growth rates expected in 2013. This is the highest growth rate in the last 8 years. Why the high growth? Companies realize that despite the high levels of unemployment in […]. Learning Solutions

Is Your Job About to Become Extinct?

45 Things



6 Lessons in Leading a Cross-Functional Team


Being into quality and organizational improvement, I have always worked with cross-functional groups. By definition, a cross-functional team is the one where members from different functional areas work towards a common goal. A few years back, I got an assignment to lead a cross-functional team (xFT) and it was a great learning experience. Our goal

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.

Executive Readiness in China and India: How do Leaders Stack Up?


Both India and China find that their success will depend on the quantity and quality of talent available, especially at leadership levels

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