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Announcing Two Virtual Retreats for Fall 2013 to Find Your Career Clarity and Career Resilience

The Bamboo Project Blog

Over my years of working with clients on their career dreams, one thing I''ve consistently found is that retreats can be a powerful way of discovering new options and connecting to career inspiration. There''s something magical about the opportunity to spend focused time in individual reflection, supplemented by group interaction, feedback and support. . But I''ve also found that many people struggle with actually getting away.

How To Be Happy In Life And Career – The Zen Way


Can you be happy in life and career at the same time; in today’s world it seems impossible, You are no different than others. Bronnie Ware an Australian nurse who spent several years caring for patients in the last 12 weeks of their lives has heard numerous dying epiphanies and lists these as the top regrets from […].

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Onboarding Strategies That Make a Difference


Friday, July 26, 2013 :00am. Onboarding Strategies That Make a Difference By Ellen Julian. The employee onboarding process serves as the first impression that an organization makes with a new employee. When companies offer a positive experience they realize the benefits of highly-engaged new hires that are equipped and motivated to produce faster and contribute more. Read More » read more

Performance Reviews for Heightened Employee Engagement: Yes? No? Maybe?


Unless you’ve been living under an HR rock the past several years or are in extreme denial, you’re aware of the link between employee engagement and job performance. (Of Of course, leading research organizations like Gallup and respected employee engagement survey companies like Modern Survey could have it all wrong. We don’t think they do, though.) What’s less certain is the role that performance reviews play in engaging employees. Can employee assessments help drive engagement?

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.

Stop Playing The Comparison Game

The Bamboo Project Blog

. As a small business owner, I always think it''s a good idea to see what other people in your space are doing. Actually, whether you own your own business or not, it''s a good idea to know what''s going in in your industry and with other professionals like yourself. . As I do this, though, I run into an internal comparison process where I''m looking at how I do my work and how other people do their work and I start thinking "Why am I not more like them?" .

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19 Antiquated Employee Engagement Approaches Contributing to Organizational Anxiety

David Zinger

Marshall McLuhan, the Canadian philosopher of communication theory who passed away 33 years ago, once stated: “Our Age of Anxiety is, in great part, the result of trying to do today’s job with yesterday’s tools and yesterday’s concepts.” ” I have been thinking about that quotation in relationship to employee engagement.

4 Ways to Improve Workforce Planning


Tuesday, July 23, 2013 :00am. 4 Ways to Improve Workforce Planning By Kevin Grossman. As hiring models continue to shift, and more companies rely on a blended workforce of full-time, part-time, temporary and contingent workers to meet business goals, many organizations are challenged to effectively manage and plan for their complex workforces. Read More » read more

Taking Risks to Build Resilience

The Bamboo Project Blog

There are several tenets I try to live my career by including: Go out of your comfort zone. Create multiple income streams. Play to your passions. About a month ago, I wrote up my 6-month plan and one of the goal areas I focused on was my art. This is something completely unrelated to my primary work in career clarity and resilience, but it''s another passion of mine that I''ve been reluctant to really dig into as a potential income stream.

The Dirty Little Secret of HR Education

True Faith HR

Want to know the dirty little secret of HR education? We do an absolutely horrible job of preparing students for the world of HR technology Pick up a general HR textbook and you''ll find little to no reference to HR technology and its importance. You''ll see a passing mention of HRIS, but none of the 2013 textbooks discussed SaaS or CRM , and only one mentioned ERP. Do a search at for books on " Human Resource Technology " and the choices are limited at best.

Mission Critical: Leveraging Learning Engineering to Drive Digital Transformation

Speaker: Trish Uhl, Founder of Owl's Ledge LLC and the Talent & Learning Analytics Leadership Forum

Digital is disrupting every part of an organization's value chain at a record pace, creating a critical need to transform operations and employees' ways of working. Formal training alone can't keep up; it's often too slow, too generic, inconvenient, inefficient, unduly expensive and lacks or lags methods for measuring business-related effectiveness. Trish Uhl show you how to start leveraging Learning Engineering, a multidisciplinary approach that combines modern technology, data analytics, decision science, learning sciences and change management with human-centered engineering design methodologies to ultimately deliver targeted learning outcomes and business results that keep pace with the business and merge learning into the flow of work and lead Digital Adoption.

One Size Misfits All

Future of Work

July 22, 2013. We work with senior executives who want to take charge of the future by creating compelling work experiences. Variety is the spice of life. Indeed, variety and individuality is the essence of human existence. As some long-forgotten pundit once put it, “If God wanted us all to be the same, (S)he would have made us all look alike.”. So let’s get it straight right away: there is no one “best” way to design an office, or even an individual workspace.

Like a Dog Chewing on a Toffee

Working Girl

One of my most admired colleagues, whose advice carries the weight of an edict with me, asked me to write a post about working with ambiguity. She believed it would be cathartic for me personally but she also felt that sharing my experience working through ambiguity could be beneficial to others. Everywhere I look,” she said, “I see people struggling to move forward and add value without understanding what they should be doing or what’s going to happen next.

My Britches Don't Fit


When was the last time you received meaningful, constructive feedback ? Are you in a leadership role so you''ve grown accustomed to giving instead of receiving? Me too. I get paid to provide feedback on all sorts of things from projects to performance. It''s good for us to get feedback too. Confidence I''m a firm believer that it is impossible to be an effective leader if you are lacking in self-confidence. Eventually those insecurities will surface and your credibility is sure to fade.

6000 Members now Belong to the Employee Engagement Network

David Zinger

I am celebrating the 6000th member joining the Employee Engagement Network. The 6000th member is Joe Rafter from Larkspur California. He has some great blog posts on business transformation at his site. It has been enthralling to see the very specific employee engagement network reach so many people in 5 and 1/2 years. I have lots of new plans for September and look forward to a stronger and rejuvenated network in 2013.

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!

One Size Misfits All

Future of Work

Variety is the spice of life. Indeed, variety and individuality is the essence of human existence. As some long-forgotten pundit once put it, “If God wanted us all to be the same, (S)he would have made us all look alike.”. So let’s get it straight right away: there is no one “best” way to design an office, or even an individual workspace.

Three Key Reasons Why Peoplefluent’s Upcoming WISDOM Conference Excites Me. Really!


Thursday, July 25, 2013 :00am. Three Key Reasons Why Peoplefluent’s Upcoming WISDOM Conference Excites Me. Really! By Greg Belkin. Let me just start out by stating the obvious: I work for Peoplefluent. So, admittedly, I have a vested interest in plugging any of our upcoming events, whether they are webinars, road shows, other conferences or anywhere in between. Read More » read more



How does your company define it''s leadership culture? How does your company define it’s leadership culture? C Clueless leaders believing they have a vision for the future, yet are so out of touch with reality that they completely alienate their teams. U Unilateral decision-makers that have no understanding of the impact of their actions on not only the organization, but their personal reputations as well. L Lots of meetings, and changes, and more meetings. But never a clearly defined plan. -

What the NSA Leak Reveals About Employment Screening


While the U.S. continues its international game of cat-and-mouse with National Security Administration whistleblower Edward Snowden, many are questioning the vetting process that ended in the computer analyst earning a security clearance he used to obtain and then disclose the details of two top-secret government surveillance programs.

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.

Purpose over perks: SF panel takes on office culture


The San Francisco Bay Area takes office culture seriously, with office chefs, baristas, masseuses and kegs spreading far beyond the Google campus. The Bold Italic and General Assembly cohosted a panel with leading culture creators from eBay, Airbnb, Square, Whisk, and Coalesse to discuss how to create effective office culture in this competitive environment.

Do You Feel Like an Imposter?

45 Things

If you''re in a position of power, people probably believe you to be a confident, hard-driving person. If only they knew. The reality is that inside you''re a churning mass of insecurities and doubts, always afraid that others will find out you''re not really what they think. If you feel this way, you''re not alone. Some highly successful people have felt the same way, including Avon''s first African-American female vice president, Joyce Roche.

Is It Ladylike to Sell?


By Jenny Dearborn, Chief Learning Officer, SAP Cloud My epiphany – women are better than men at sales! What customers say they want in their sales reps, are the natural and innate characteristics of women. Customers say they want a sales rep who: Listens with empathy Attunes to the needs of others Helps solve […]. Jenny''s Travels Strategic HR selling success academy

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How to Build a Great Team and Culture? 60 Pointers


I recently delivered a talk at a local entrepreneurship forum on the topic “ How to Build a Great Team and Culture ”. It won’t be unfair to say that establishing a great culture and team is highest on priority of a business leader. And why not? A great culture enables success, builds team fabric and attracts talent too. We have all seen many talented teams failing simply because of a poor culture and human dynamics.

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.

Learn what top employers are talking about: Engagement drives business success


Top employers realize that engagement is an effective tool to boost bottom-line results through alignment and increased productivity. Most importantly, engagement also helps to build a competitive employer brand that attracts, retains, and inspires the best and the brightest talent.

Ask Achievers: Development is the key to engagement


How can I utilize training and development to improve employee engagement? Training and development are important areas to focus on when trying to build an engaged workforce. Employees today are constantly on the lookout to build their skills and focus on meaningful work. Here at A chievers we have rolled out a series of courses that help employees on their journey of learning.

My Summer Internship: SuccessFactors Culture


Andrew Davidson is currently interning for the FP&A team under Eric Chan. Andrew grew up in San Ramon, California (East Bay) and will be entering his senior year at Arizona State University studying Business Economics. This is his story. I am from the Bay Area, so it was a goal of mine to return for […]. SuccessFactors Careers my summer internship

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Delivering Tangible Results to the Business From HR


By Eva Woo, Director, Product Marketing, Employee Central HR leaders have strong incentives to improve processes and deliver ever-stronger analytic capabilities to their organisations. According to the Hackett Group, companies with the best HR processes spend 27% less on HR per employee than the average*. When you combine these savings with the kind of actionable […]. EMEA Employee Central Strategic HR analytics Bersin by Deloitte big data core hr hr

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.

Employee Highlight: Paul Kavanagh – VP Engineering


Paul joined SuccessFactors 9 years ago as a Senior Software Engineer when there were only 40 employees. Now, he is the VP of Engineering and runs a team that spans the globe. He admits that he did not know a lot about HR software or the HR industry, but was drawn in by the people […]. SuccessFactors Careers Employee Highlight engineering sap SuccessFactors working at SuccessFactors