Sat.Jan 04, 2014 - Fri.Jan 10, 2014

What Seeds Are You Planting for 2014?

The Bamboo Project Blog

. After much reflection on my Word of the Year for 2014 ( Juicy Question #4 ), I came up with three of them. I''m following Chris Brogan''s advice here and the words I chose are interconnected in important ways for me. . The first word for me is "Seed." A word that may seem strange at first, but let me explain. . I have spent a lifetime operating within mechanical frames of thinking, where I''m "building" things--building a career, building a life.

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Mirror, Mirror: Who’s the Fairest in Engagementland?


For those of us prone to mirror-gazing and taking stock at this introspective time of year, here’s something worth pondering: are we really doing what it takes to nurture employee engagement within our companies? It’s a fair question, especially when you consider the powerful benefits that derive from superior employee engagement, e.g., enhanced productivity, improved innovation, greater profitability and reduced turnover, to name a few.

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Who said employee engagement and recognition are garbage?

David Zinger

Employee Engagement and Recognition as Trash Talk. . A Year of Recognition. I am engaged in a project called a year of recognition to recognize and appreciate others for who they are or what they do. The normal automated garbage pick up in Winnipeg is being done manually right now. The workers are dumping the heavy bins in an old fashioned garbage truck on a day of -33 Celsius. I was going out to thank them when my son Luke said I should give them something.

In workforce analytics just pretend that correlation is the same as causality

All about Human Capital

If you read any article, book or blog post about workforce analytics, HR data or evidence based HR you will eventually read the following sentence “…but remember that correlation is not the same as causality” And this is factually correct. Just because two items correlate does not mean that they are connected or that there is causality. The problem is that it does not help you with your communication with top management or your recommendations for action.

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.

How To Negotiate A Higher Salary For A New Job In 2014


In your job selection process, you will naturally look forward to negotiating the best possible salary from your employer. So how do you get a salary befitting your qualifications and skills and the recent upswing in market demand for talent? Yes, the job market has finally started picking up, with 34 of 42 countries surveyed […]. Salary Negotiation How to Negotiate Higher Salary How to Negotiate Salary HR Salary Negotiation salary negotiation for a new Job Salary Negotiation Tips

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Employee Engagement on the Back of Your Business Card

David Zinger

What is your little for 2014? Reading Time: Under 1 Minute). The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little. - Jon Kabat-Zinn. What is one little thing you can do in 2014 to improve employee engagement for yourself, your organization, or one other person you work with? To ensure that little make a difference attach your small behavior or action to something significant for yourself or the organization. Little does not mean trite or unimportant.

The two day rule of recruiting


How many days is too late to get back to a candidate? Does the speed of your response to applications affect the success of your hiring? We looked at the data and here’s what we found. There is a strong link between time-to-respond to an application and final outcome. The overwhelming majority of candidates who end up accepting interviews and jobs are those who had a response from the employer within 2 days of applying! We call it The Two Day Rule. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it.

Performance Reviews Dull Your Brain. Do We Still Need Them?


By Mark Brandau, Senior Director, Product Marketing at SuccessFactors (Originally posted on the SAP Community Network) Earlier this year, I was stuck by an article in the Washington Post, “The corporate kabuki of performance reviews,” which started with this sentence: “Among the hundreds of reasons to hate performance reviews, here’s another: They dull certain parts of our brains.” […]. Performance & Goals Talent Management

Values, Marketing and Bacon: Resolutions for 2014


Tuesday, January 7, 2014 :00am. Values, Marketing and Bacon: Resolutions for 2014 By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.]. It’s time to take a long hard look at 2013; identify strengths and resolve to work on weaknesses. It would be nice if that were enough, but it’s not. Read More » read more

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.

How to Break the Procrastination Habit

45 Things

If you’re thinking you might put off reading this story, don’t even think about it. In this interview by Anita Bruzzese with Timothy A. Pychyl, author of “ Solving the Procrastination Puzzle ,” the issues of procrastination, its impact and how to change your ways are explored. AB: In the book, you say that delay is often a necessary part of our lives. How so? TP: At any given time, there are many things we can or should do. We have many choices. Doing one of these things means delay on others.

Four tips to prepare for HRPA 2014


HRPA’s 2014 Annual Conference and Trade Show is just around the corner, and will help examine how HR can actively innovate and help differentiate their organizations to create change and success. On January 22 – 24, HR professionals will gather at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to participate in over 100+ sessions and keynotes from Dan Pontefract , Susan Cain and Geoff Colvin. Here are four tips to make the most out of your conference experience: 1. Wear comfortable shoes.

The Why, How, and Where of moving to the Cloud


By Jyoti Sharma, Manager at SuccessFactors/Employee Central at EPI-USE America (Originally posted on the SAP Community Network) There is a direct correlation between the “Why” and “How” of the journey of transition to the Cloud. The complexity is added by the element of “Where” the organization is at prior to entering the Cloud. I have spent a major […]. Cloud Employee Central

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Succession Planning Is Crucial. We’re Just Not Doing It Well.


Friday, January 10, 2014 :00am. Succession Planning Is Crucial. We’re Just Not Doing It Well. By Salvatore Giliberto. Of the nearly 1,100 senior and midlevel management professionals who participated in an American Management Association study, 71% feel that succession planning is more important than ever. 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!

Good Reads For Women (Week of 1/06/14)

Inpower Coaching

Here are the top shares of the week, along with some good links we caught this week that we think make good reads for women! Enjoy and feel free to post other links we should explore in comments below. InPower Editors. Most Shared of the Week. All New Leaders Should Read These Books – 85 Broads. Mindfulness Can Help Your Career? – Emily Bennington on InPower Women. 5 Reasons Women Get Better with Age – Huffington Post. Must Read – An Empowering Post .

The “holacracy”: a new approach to company hierarchy or nonsense?


Imagine a company where bosses do not exist. Sound crazy? At online retailer Zappos it’s now part of their competitive strategy to sustain its winning culture as the company grows. According to a recent article featured in the Washington Post , Zappos has implemented an unusual approach called a “holacracy,” which “replaces the traditional corporate chain of command with a series of overlapping, self-governing ‘circles’.”

How Recruiters Find Talent

Cielo HR Leader

Strategic sourcing is a vital component of effective talent acquisition. In fact, some would argue it’s the most vital component; without sourcing there would be no candidates and, subsequently, there would be no hires. Simply stated, sourcing is all about finding resumes. Recruiters need to locate quality candidates, often with unique, niche experience and qualifications; strategic sourcing is the first step in finding (and eventually engaging) this talent.

Unhappy About Feeling Happy


In the Employee Retention field we like to think that if we do everything right -- identify irritations and systematically work to reduce them -- that our employees are all going to be happy. And it works well for the most part. But did you know that there is such a thing as a fear of happiness? In a recent article in Scientific American Mind researchers explain that for some people, happiness

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.

Sandberg Lean In Circles – On Campus!

Inpower Coaching

We talk a lot about how professional women need to Lean In (or not). What about college ladies? We invited Danielle Noel to share her recent experience hosting a Sheryl Sandberg Lean In gathering at George Washington University. It turns out that college women have as much – or more – to gain and have many of the same concerns we do. – InPower Editors. Last month, the George Washington University held its first Kickoff Event for Lean In On Campus.

[Webinar] How to shape up your wellness program to drive success


Today, more than 75 percent of the North American workforce is mobile, causing work and life to be more intertwined than ever, and as a result, our work environments and our well-being are becoming more inextricably linked. Throughout 2013, Gallup posted the results of year-round surveys revealing “Americans’ mental state, exercise and eating habits, healthcare coverage, physical health, and financial wellbeing.”

In workforce analytics just pretend that correlation is the same as causality

All about Human Capital

If you read any article, book or blog post about workforce analytics, HR data or evidence based HR you will eventually read the following sentence “…but remember that correlation is not the same as causality” And this is factually correct. Just because two items correlate does not mean that they are connected or that there is causality. The problem is that it does not help you with your communication with top management or your recommendations for action.

15 Traits that Define Entrepreneurial Companies.and How to Invest in Them


Professor Joel Shulman of Babson College has sussed out the 15 traits that define an entrepreneurial company compared with a non-entrepreneurial company.and he''s betting on them in a big way. 15 Attributes That Define Entrepreneurial From Non-Entrepreneurial Companies 1. Organic growth opportunities 2. Above average ownership stake among key stakeholders. Low SG&A 4. Above average return

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.

Management Improvement Carnival – 2013 Edition


I have been hosting the annual management improvement carnival (organized by John Hunter ) for last 3 years and I am glad to be continuing that streak. This year, I am reviewing three blogs and featuring their best 3 posts that I enjoyed reading. This is also my opportunity to thank them for all the lessons they share through their blogs. Jesse Lyn Stoner’s Blog.

Best of 2013—check out the most popular ways to engage, align, and recognize your workforce


It was a big year for Employee Success™. In 2013, more employees went mobile than ever before (75 percent of North American workers are!) and became globally dispersed (30 percent of the workforce is remote, and counting) and the workforce moved closer to a Millennial-dominated demographic (coming in 2020). With these major workforce changes, the pressure is on for employers to engage, align, and recognize their A-players.

Employee Engagement – Whose Responsibility is it?


Highly engaged employees have become somewhat of a luxury for managers in this day and age. As we enter 2014, recent research from ILM shows that 1 in 5 are looking for new jobs whilst data from Gallup shows us that 66% of employees in Europe aren’t engaged with a further 20% confirming that they […].

Why We May be About to Lose Our Innovative Edge

45 Things

Is America losing its innovation edge? If so, the reason could be because managers and employees are not on the same page in developing new ideas. Specifically, many employees think they have a good idea, but their managers won''t listen to them. In their defense, managers say these ideas often are out in left field with no real focus or value to the company.

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.

Ben Goldberg Comments on Re-Screening Employees in the December Issue of HRO Today


In last month''s issue of HRO Today, Ben Goldberg, President of Aurico, discusses the reasons for re-screening employees. A lot can occur over the course of employment. You screen today, and that information is as good as the time that we ran it," says Goldberg. But tomorrow that information becomes a day old. And in six months it becomes six months old. And so there becomes a need to re-screen.” Read more ». Background Screening Drug Testing Employee Industry News

“Triumph Over Disengagement” featuring Gartner’s research on the latest insights on social employee recognition programs


The latest Achievers Newsletter, “Triumph Over Disengagement: Improve Engagement with Recognition,” featuring Gartner research, provides deep insight into the changing landscape of employee reward and engagement programs.

Progress Trumps Resolutions


S o the new year is upon us.lame resolutions have been proclaimed.and right on schedule are now broken and discarded. I''m not a big fan of annual declarations of how we''re going to transform our lives from our wish list to reality. I am a big fan however, of making progress. Realistic What is happening in your world right now.personally.professionally? What need s to get done this year? If you had to prioritize the most important projects at work, what would they be?