Sat.Mar 15, 2014 - Fri.Mar 21, 2014

The Price We Pay for Bad Managers


“Currently, 30% of the U.S. workforce is engaged in their work … (while) the vast majority (70%) are not …” -- Gallup’s State of the American Workplace report This statistic sent a shockwave through the business community when it was first published.

Workday Goes to Washington Part 1: An Open Data Brainstorm


Last month I joined leaders from both the public and private sectors in a discussion at the White House. We met in a room as stately and mahogany-adorned as you might envision, with the talk focused on a common goal: using open data to connect job seekers with employers.

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6 Ways to Improve Work Performance


“What are the best ways to improve work performance?” ” As an HR professional, regardless of what industry your company is in, you’ve likely been a part of a roundtable discussion about employee performance. Performance and motivation are frequently identified as imperatives companies must move the needle on, and one group — often HR — is assigned to lead the way. Inevitably, the discussion heads in multiple directions: “We should throw monetary bonuses at people!”

Watch the Watch: A Big Disruption in Employee Engagement?

David Zinger

Stop telling time and start telling engagement: Employee Engagement can change in a minute. Reading and viewing time 4 minutes and 15 seconds). As you watch your watch will your watch be watching you? Employee engagement is moving to real time very rapidly.

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.

Top 50 HR Twitterati


From the most innovative recruiters to the smartest VCs and emerging entrepreneurs, they’re all having 140-character conversations that you can join in. Here’s Workable’s list of the top 50 people you should follow to make sense of the changing HR landscape. Follow @workable. The Generalists. Tweeting on talent and culture to leadership, tech and law. Suzanne Lucas Swiss. The agony aunt of HR. Under her stage name Evil HR Lady she answers any and all of your questions.

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Management Practices That Make Employees Quit

45 Things

Let’s say you’re watching an episode of Dr. Phil where someone is describing a person in his or her life that yells, is rude, blames everyone else for mistakes and expects others to jump 24/7 whenever it is demanded.

The Real Definition of Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Let make it simple! We have too much jargon at work in employee engagement. So here is my real definition of employee engagement: Good work, done well, with others, on a daily basis. Enough said.

Why We’ve Moved to Single Codeline Development at Workday


At Workday, we have always believed in the power of one. We recently made some changes to how we develop Workday that will strengthen that power of one by allowing us to deliver new innovations to our customers more continuously, while at the same time helping them to absorb significant changes to our applications more easily

Payroll is Boring. But it Doesn’t Have to Be.


Wednesday, March 19, 2014 :00am. Payroll is Boring. But it Doesn’t Have to Be. By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.]. Payroll. Am I right? I mean who wants to track the time of employees?

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 Deal With Employees Who Don’t Get Along


Blame it on personality, lifestyle or other factors, but sometimes employees just don’t mesh. And friction in the ranks can make your office feel like a war zone. The tension can make the workplace uncomfortable for other employees and have a dramatic effect on productivity. But, conflict between two employees isn’t always a bad thing. It can lead to healthy competition, process improvements, innovation or creativity.

The Seduction of the Inbox


Why our inbox seduces us into executing on the most recent rather than the most important work. Over the past few weeks, I’ve had a lot of conversations with leaders on goal achievement.

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[Customer video] How 3M made recognition easy


3M, a brand known for innovation, does not under estimate the power of culture. Learn how 3M created a culture of recognition, making it easy for all ranges of functions, from sales to marketing to manufacturing.

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Baseball's Spring Training: A Microcosm of Talent Management


Tuesday, March 18, 2014 :00am. Baseball's Spring Training: A Microcosm of Talent Management By Kevin Grossman. This winter has been a rough one for many parts of the country, but fortunately all signs show that spring will be here soon.

The D&I Garden: Seeds of Innovation that Grow into Creative Breakthroughs

Speaker: Donald Fan, Senior Director of the Global Office of Culture, Diversity & Inclusion at Walmart Inc.

In the digital era, rife with uncertainty and ambiguity, innovation plays an essential role in sustaining organic growth and outperforming the global competition. Research proves time and again, there exists a robust bond between innovation and diversity & inclusion (D&I); our challenge is to help our leaders understand how to plant the seeds of innovation in the fertile D&I garden in order to drive a strategic and competitive advantage from the office and in the digital landscape.

Snappy Answers to Stupid HR Questions

True Faith HR

Like most 8-12 year old boys growing up in the 1970s, I was an avid reader of Mad Magazine. From Alfred E. Newman to Spy vs. Spy, Don Martin, and the Fold-In Back Cover, I looked forward to every issue. One of my favorite regular features was Al Jaffee''s "Snappy Answers to Stupid Questions."

3 Steps to Building the Future Leaders of Your Company


The future leaders of your company could be right under your nose and you don’t even know it. But knowing how to identify leadership-worthy talent isn’t as straightforward as you might think. Here are three key steps that will help you prepare today’s employees to be the company leaders of tomorrow.

Inside the Minds of Global CEOs

Cielo HR Leader

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO)—the company’s highest-ranking corporate officer, in charge of total management. They’re decision-makers, leaders, the aspirational face of employer brand, and responsible for critical business decisions.

How to Get New Workers to Love Your Company

45 Things

You know those cool perks you offer employees like free food? Well, guess what? Your new employees are not impressed. A new survey from BambooHR of 1,000 employees who quit a job after six months finds that less than 1% of them say such perks would keep them from leaving.

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!

R-E-S-P-E-C-T is the Key to the Future of Work

Future of Work

With a bow to Aretha Franklin, our focus this week is on the central role that Respect will play in the future of work. I have emphasized the importance of Wellness and Wellbeing in the workplace over the last several newsletter issues, largely because my “Talking About Tomorrow” members have been actively exploring the topic in our recent monthly conference calls [links to those articles are here (Part One) , and here (Part Two) , and here (Part Three) ].

Powering Faster Business Value


By Susan Galer, Communications Director, SAP (Originally posted on Shawn Price, President of Global Cloud and Line of Business at SAP, explains how highly integrated, best-of-breed suites power faster business value.

The Leadership Linchpin – Insights from AONE 2014

Cielo HR Leader

There is one common denominator in navigating the road to enhanced healthcare delivery and access – Strong Leadership. Amid the political and cultural firestorm that is the Affordable Care Act (ACA), this is an unwavering imperative for all healthcare organizations to deliver the best care possible.

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Indispensable Traits of a Collaborative Leader: Part 1


Being in a band is always a compromise. Provided that the balance is good, what you lose in compromise, you gain by collaboration. Mike Rutherford.

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.

When A Team Jells


I t''s an interesting phenomenon.teams coming together.getting traction.thinking bigger than they did previously. I''m part of a team of human resources executives that are jelling right now. We''ve worked together for the last couple of years, although we''re separated by more than five states. Sometimes distance without a commitment to new forms of communication make it difficult to stay connected in today''s world. But we''re jelling now.and it''s good. Hello.My

On the Billion Dollar Bracket

True Faith HR

Its my favorite week of the year.spring break combined with what should be national days off - the opening rounds of the NCAA Tournament on Thursday and Friday. I''m sure many of you are researching heavily trying to put together your winning bracket. Others are going to adopt a "Go By The Gut" approach. Every year many sites sponsor a prize for the top bracket. This year is different.


Health Care HR Week 2014: Extending a Note of Gratitude

Cielo HR Leader

To all HR professionals who serve in the healthcare industry, Healthcare never sleeps. Whether service involves patient wellness, managing and engaging the workforce, compensation and benefits, or hiring clinical staff, dedication is an unending demand.

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The HR Minion

On March 20, 2008 I started my HR Minion Blog. I didn’t know if anyone would ever read or care about what I wrote. I didn’t know how long it would last.

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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.

Good Reads For Women (Week of 3/17/14)

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. Women Leaders Must Dive In, Not Just Lean In (Part 1) – Forbes. Why is Women’s Leadership in Law Stalling? – The Glass Hammer. Woman Doing It All: Nikki Brown – The Shriver Report.

The Whole Point of Change Management is to Change Right?- Part 2:The Three Common Mistakes In Executing Successful Change

Asure Software

By Mike Kinney, Vice President of Sales In Part 2 of Asure Software’s Vice President of AsureSpace Sales, Mike Kinney’s look at change management, he delves into the three most common mistakes in executing successful change. We have received some great responses to part 1 of “The Whole Point of “Change Management” is to Change … Continue reading "The Whole Point of Change Management is to Change Right?-

Facing the War for Talent in Asia

Cielo HR Leader

Thought Leadership Discussion: Tony Jackson, Vice President of Talent Management for Asia, Aegon. For any senior HR professional, taking up a role in a global organization can be a fantastic career move. And while you’re undergoing such an enormous challenge, why not go the extra mile – or 6000 – and move to the emerging talent hubs in Asia? Tony Jackson, Vice President of Talent Management for Asia at Aegon, an international insurance company did just that and hasn''t looked back since.