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Have You Found Your Sacred Dance?

The Bamboo Project Blog

. I''m currently re-reading a book I bought a few years ago, Soulcraft: Crossing into the Boundaries of Nature and Psyche by Bill Plotkin. It''s a beautiful piece of work that I highly recommend for those who want to go very deeply into their life''s purpose and personal development. . One of the concepts Plotkin discusses is the idea of our "survival dance" vs. our "sacred dance." This comes from Harley Swift Deer, a Native American teacher. . The Survival Dance.

10 Motivational Quotes for Managers


Managers have it rough. Not only do they need to develop a strategy and game plan for reaching company revenue goals and operational objectives, but they also must lead, motivate, and engage their people to achieve those goals. Kazoo is all about employee recognition, positive reinforcement, rewards, and happiness at work.

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Don't Be Stupid


I recently saw a post about our insane tendency to push ourselves to achieve stretch goals and to over commit in our jobs; while at the same time being sure to only take on what we can handle in our personal lives ( most of the time.) Genius.

Employee Engagement: My 3 Word Theme – Spark Grow Write

David Zinger

Three Word Theme for 2013/2014: Spark, Grow, Write. History of the 3-word theme. I first heard of the 3 word theme from Chris Brogan. I have been using a 3-word theme for my work for five years and will be entering year six this month. Previous themes were: In 2009 my theme was: authentic, connect, engage. In 2010 my theme was: engage, mobilize, produce. In 2011 my theme was: engage, educate, enliven. In 2012 my theme was: stop, focus, and finish.

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.

On the Power of Mentoring

The Bamboo Project Blog

few months ago, I met a young woman at a networking group with whom I immediately "vibed." She has a ton of energy, great ideas and insight and I really enjoyed talking with her. She''s in the process of starting her own business and so picked my brain about how I do things at The Bamboo Project. At the same time, I shared with her that I''m also an artist and showed her some of my artist business cards.

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Choosing to Commit

Future of Work

Every September I find it hard to believe that summer is over. I know, I know; it''s not technically over until September 22, but in North America it''s already back-to-school time, Labor Day is behind us, and most of us are back from summer vacation. Psychologically we''re all ramping up for Fall. And the on-ramp is always shorter and moves faster than I expect it to.

I'm Not HR Anymore (In My Head)


In Rebekah Iliff''s recent post she describes the mindset of the modern entrepreneur and how they view the world. It turns out I align with the five points she discusses. In fact, after reading and processing it a bit, I started to wonder if I was in the right job?

September #SHRMChat on College Relations

True Faith HR

With September in full swing, it means a return to campus for students. And, for some, it means getting ready for year with their SHRM student chapter. Student leaders are perusing their 2013-2014 Student Chapter Merit Award planning guide in an effort to not only provide quality programming and services to interested students, but to earn recognition for their efforts as well.

6 Ways a PEO Can Help You Manage Your Employee-Related To-Dos


The more time you spend managing employee issues, the less time you have to run your business. But ignoring your employee-related responsibilities could cause a rift in your workforce and create potentially costly legal battles. Fortunately, many of these concerns can be alleviated by outsourcing to a Professional Employer Organization (PEO). Here are six scenarios where a PEO can come in handy. Your simple employee relations issue just escalated.

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.

Meet the judge: Kevin Kruse


An A chievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces™ Award is the most coveted accolade in the field of human resources.* Recipients experience higher retention, boost their employer brand, and get bragging rights for years. It’s a huge honor to win, but it’s arguably an even bigger honor to be chosen as a judge. We select only the most sought-after engagement experts for this honor, and this year, we’ve asked New York Times bestselling author Kevin Kruse to sit on our esteemed panel. Why Kevin?

The Real Reasons You Didn't Get the Promotion

45 Things

There are very few things that are more discouraging than being rejected for a promotion. You may feel you’re ready to move up the ladder, but you watch others get promotions while you’re passed over. Believe it or not, the reasons are often pretty simple. It’s not some complicated plot that involves Vladimir Putin or the CIA. It often comes down to this: You’re like a bull in a china shop.

Monitoring Employees? Big Data? The NBA Has You Beat

True Faith HR

Watching the number of keystrokes your data entry operator makes? Scouring Foursquare or Facebook place check-ins to see if employees are honestly missing work? Well, the NBA is taking employee monitoring to a whole new level. They are installing data-tracking cameras in all 29 arenas that will enable them to gather intriguing information.

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Countdown to the 2013 CWS Summit


Thursday, September 5, 2013 :00am. Countdown to the 2013 CWS Summit By Ellen Julian. There’s just one week left until the CWS Summit in Chicago! The CWS Summit offers a great opportunity to network with key players in the contingent workforce industry and learn about new trends on the horizon. Here are a few ways Peoplefluent will be adding to the conversation. Read More » read more

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!

Three Simple Ways to Ensure a Successful Employee Rewards Program

Boost Rewards

Great employees deserve praise and recognition, but often times companies make simple mistakes when rewarding employees that lead to negative results. Check out these three simple ways to make sure your employee recognition program achieves your desired results. Talk to your employees During the holiday season, chances are you spend a lot of time trying Click Here to Read More. The post Three Simple Ways to Ensure a Successful Employee Rewards Program appeared first on Boost Rewards. Boost Blog

Ask Achievers: What types of recognition work well for a global organization?


In this week’s Ask A chievers, Kristen Brancaccio provides helpful tips to create a global culture of recognition. Kristen is a Client Success Associate at A chievers, partnering with best-in-class companies to drive measurable success tailored to their needs. Dear A chievers, It’s become increasingly difficult to engage our workforce. We have dozens of offices around the world, with management physically separated from their teams.

The Single Most Effective Way to Maximize Employer Brand

Cielo HR Leader

Employer brand is an organization’s reputation, both internally and externally. Employer brand answers the question of “Why”—why is a job seeker the right fit for your company, how does what you have to offer fit into their professional and personal goals, does your business represent who you are or simply what you do? It also answers the question of why current employees should promote your organization as a high-quality, great place to work.

Top 5 Workforce Metrics for Your Org Chart


Toolboxes come in all shapes and sizes. Their contents also vary, depending on the type of work the owner performs, but most contain a handful of the same basic devices: screwdrivers, hammers, wrenches, pliers, duct tape, etc. Workforce metrics, specifically those you want to include in your organizational chart , are the same way. Different companies may need different sets of metrics depending on their particular needs, but some metrics are essential to any business’s org chart. Salary rollup.

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.

Labor Day and the NFL

True Faith HR

Its tough to be a NFL player this time of year. Teams must reduce their rosters to a limit of 53 players. Those individuals who made it through training camp and 4 preseason games may have found themselves looking for work. The 2006 Heisman Trophy winner, Tim Tebow, is unemployed. The #3 pick in the 2007 NFL draft, Vince Young, was cut by the Green Bay Packers.

[Webinar] ONE WEEK LEFT: The Happiness Advantage—Linking positive brains to performance


Attitude is everything. Shawn Achor has the research to prove it and tips to help you live it. Join us on September 11 as Shawn Achor, Founder and CEO of Good Think Inc., and Razor Suleman, Founder and Chief Evangelist of A chievers, reveal why happiness and Employee Success™ are the keys to driving brilliant employee performance, and most importantly, long-term business success.

Enlivening the 6000 Member Employee Engagement Network

David Zinger

Upgrades, Additions, and Juice as our Inaugural Knowledge Partner. To visit or become a member of the free Employee Engagement Network, click here. The Employee Engagement Network began on a cold February day in Winnipeg Manitoba Canada on January 26, 2008. I believed there was potential and value in coming together as a community of people interested in employee engagement. My goal was modest, I hoped to gather 20 to 30 people together on the topic to share ideas and offer support.

Working Closely with Customers on the Affordable Healthcare Act


There’s been a great deal of news coverage in recent weeks about the Affordable Care Act (ACA), including a recent development that pushes back compliance with two of the most significant employer-facing mandates until 2015. Yet those in the business of human resources know the scope of the change ahead may be the largest in the industry since President Ford signed ERISA into law

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.

Career Advice from SuccessFactors Executives: Part 2


Compiled by Shawn Dullye, Community Manager – SuccessFactors Careers and Courtney Laub, Intern Last week, we compiled career advice from some of SuccessFactors’ top executives. They gave us valuable tips that are incredibly useful for both young professionals and those with years of experience in the workforce. This week we are posting Part 2 of the series, […]. SuccessFactors Careers advice career advice executives Jobs jobseeker professionals


Aurico Ascends 1,090 Spots to 2,732 on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies List


Building on years of consistent growth, Aurico earned the rank 2,732 on the Inc. 5000 Fastest-Growing Companies List. 2013 marks the third year in a row Aurico has been recognized on the prestigious list. Our employee’s passion and dedication to providing exceptional service to our clients is the reason we continue to earn recognition,” says Ben Goldberg, President of Aurico.

Workaholics are not Good Team Players


There is a common myth around corporate America that workaholism is the norm for most workers and that to be successful you have to devote yourself, heart and soul, every hour, to the job. Nothing could be farther from the truth as more and more health data comes to the forefront showing that excessive work is physically and mentally harmful to individuals. But what about the companies that give the impression that they benefit from workaholism on the part of employees? Do these organizations

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Anticipating Fall: And HRTech


The onset of autumn used to mean all the excitement of a new year of school – new clothes, crayons, backpacks and lunchboxes. Later in my professional life, it was the time to welcome in new freshman classes, attempting to reassure parents that their offspring were going to survive the first term of their college […]. Executive Development HR Service Delivery Providers


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.

Looking Under the Hood of HR Cloud Solutions Part 1


By Vinod Choudhary, Senior Manager Cloud Architecture Product Marketing (This blog was originally posted to the SAP Community Network) Imagine you’re shopping for a new car. If you’re like most people, it’s the beautiful, shiny exterior that first catches your eye. You might take it for a test drive, and admire the handling and […]. Architecture Cloud cloud platform technology

5 Quotes That Will Convince You to Implement a Transparent Recruiting Process (INFOGRAPHIC)


Tuesday, September 3, 2013 :00am. 5 Quotes That Will Convince You to Implement a Transparent Recruiting Process (INFOGRAPHIC) By Salvatore Giliberto. Is your recruiting process transparent? Are you upfront and honest about compensation variables, company culture, coworkers, roles and responsibilities, employee onboarding and training opportunities? Read More » read more