Sat.Mar 22, 2014 - Fri.Mar 28, 2014

5 Tips, 3 Approaches for Encouraging Peer-To-Peer Recognition


In his book The Rise of the Creative Class , Richard L. Florida highlights the factors that motivate creative workers like programmers and scientists. One of his conclusions is that increasing numbers of modern workers are motivated, at least in part, by peer recognition. This is why, even in today’s rocky economic climate, many people are willing to work for free on projects that they feel will win the respect of their peers.

Side Gigs for Security

The Bamboo Project Blog

Longtime readers know that I''m a huge fan of multiple income streams as a way to build your career resilience and create greater financial security and stability for yourself in an uncertain world. . Kim Palmer has an excellent essay in the New York Times on her personal experience of creating a side business to supplement her day job. As a reporter working in a struggling industry, I always knew unexpected job loss was a possibility, but now, the stakes had never been higher.

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The Heartbeat of the Organization

Conversation Matters

Increasingly employees do not go into the office to get their work done – they are able to work quite effectively from a remote site. In this virtual world, when they do go to the office it is for something quite different. They go in order to meet with others to talk together about the planning and coordination issues their team or department is facing. They meet to have conversation. In our virtual world there is no longer any need to come to the office to sit in front of a computer.

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The 4 Most Urgent Business Issues Are People Issues


Leadership. Retention and engagement. Reskilling HR. Talent acquisition and access. Of all the critical issues faced by business and HR leaders today, those four are the most urgent, according to a recent survey by Deloitte Consulting LLP and Bersin by Deloitte. You can read more about the survey in the report, “ Global Human Capital Trends 2014.”) Leadership The need for strong leadership is, of course, a perennial challenge.

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.

Workday Turns 9: A Look Back at What We Saw in 2005


I recently spoke at a conference where I was asked the question, “What did Workday see in the market that made you think there was any opportunity for a new enterprise player?” Time constraints and the element of surprise conspired to make my answer sub-optimal at the moment. But it is a very good question deserving of a thoughtful answer, and as this month represents our nine year anniversary as a company, not a bad time to do a bit of reminiscing

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Leadership Wolves


An old Cherokee was teaching his grandson about life: "A fight is going on inside me, he said to the boy. It is a terrible fight and it is between two wolves. One is evil - he is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority and ego." He continued. The other is good - he is joy, peace love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion and faith."

Is the Future of Work Hidden in Germany?

Future of Work

Over that past five years the United States has lived with high unemployment that rivals what this country experienced during the Great Depression. As we all hear in the news almost daily, there are now millions of long-term unemployed, many of whose jobs have disappeared and will most likely never return. However, the picture in Germany today is very different.

Workday Goes to Washington Part 2: Moving the Discussion Up to Capitol Hill


On Friday I posted on the Workday Blog about a meeting at the White House about opening up data to address U.S. Veterans’ unemployment. Related to that, a new federal law goes into effect today that requires federal contractors and subcontractors to adopt benchmarks for hiring and employing veterans

Are Millennial Employees Truly Different, or Just Younger?


By Steven Hunt, Vice President, Customer Research at SuccessFactors/SAP. Originally posted on A lot of people sell books and give presentations that suggest that Millennial employees, those born between 1976 and 1996 (Millennials, or Gen Y) are significantly different from employees born between 1965 and 1975 (Generation X), and radically different from people born during the 20 […]. Thought Leadership Employee Engagement Millennial Employees Millennials Steven Hunt

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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.

Is Employee Engagement a Threat or a Thread?

David Zinger

Are we creating iatrogenic disengagement? Reading time 1 minute, 20 seconds). Employee engagement may threaten the established ways of working when we fully engage employees and stop stifling voice, identity, and innovation. I believe the fresher ways of working produce both fear and threat for many leaders and managers. I think conducting anonymous surveys suggest that engagement is seen as a threat in the organization.

The Transparent Recruiting Scorecard


Wednesday, March 26, 2014 :00am. The Transparent Recruiting Scorecard By Salvatore Giliberto. I’ve previously covered transparency in the recruiting process, and Peoplefluent even has a white paper about the benefits of transparency and how to improve. But how can you gauge the transparency of your recruiting process? Read More » read more

Life Value vs. Career Value


The world of work is an interesting place. We focus on "our careers" and "our skill set" and "our development" and "our potential." In the next breath we complain that team-players are nowhere to be found in the chaotic "war for talent!" It''s all about the individual, right? It''s all about me, baby! ImTheMan How Did We Get Here? It seems we''ve created one of the greatest corporate cultures of schizophrenia without ever acknowledging it.

How to Manage People You Can't Stand

45 Things

It’s bad enough if you have to work with people you can’t stand – but what if you manage them? Well, one quick solution is to just fire an obnoxious twit. Unfortunately, while that may give you a brief respite, you may soon be forced to acknowledge the twit was actually very talented, and now you have the headache of trying to recruit and train his replacement. The reality is that you’re going to be required to manage lots of people you don’t like.

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!

#HRevolution Returns in November!

True Faith HR

Are you ready for HRevolution 2014? Since 2009, HRevolution has been creating unique opportunities for HR professionals, recruiters, consultants, and vendors to come together to discuss and debate the future of HR. This year we are celebrating our fifth anniversary by taking the event back to its roots. We have been gathering your feedback regarding location (you can still share your feedback regarding topics here ) and are excited to announce where HRevolution 2014 will take place!

Next Stop on Our HR Data Journey: Predictive Analytics


Monday, March 24, 2014 :00am. Next Stop on Our HR Data Journey: Predictive Analytics By Salvatore Giliberto. When it comes to HR’s use of data to make decisions, our journey has been one of slow but steady progress. That might not sound like a huge victory but it is. Read More » read more

Battering Ram


Sometimes people have to be the battering ram. It''s usually us, right? Our colleagues typically aren''t up for the challenge. That''s okay, I guess. Human Resources can handle it. Or at least we''re supposed to. It''s as if we operate differently than the other " more caring and sensitive " leaders out there. Seriously? Since when did human resources leaders stop having feelings?

That's 1.73 Billion, with a "B"

Cielo HR Leader

In 1995, Newsweek published a fascinating editorial: Why the Web Won''t Be Nirvana. The premise? The truth is no online database will replace your daily newspaper, no CD-ROM can take the place of a competent teacher and no computer network will change the way government works.”. A bold take by Clifford Stoll, but he couldn’t have been more wrong. In 1971, the first email was delivered. In 2014, Facebook topped 1.1 billion registered users.

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.

Health Care Reform: How a Drop in ‘Job Lock’ Could Benefit Your Business


Newsflash: Not everybody likes their job. Shocker, right? But the Affordable Care Act, aka health care reform, makes it easier for workers to leave jobs they might not be completely gung-ho about. And some of them could give your business a boost. Job lock’ picked. One of the key tenets of the legislation is creating widespread access to affordable health coverage. No more worries about being denied because of a pre-existing condition, and new places to shop for health insurance (i.e.,

5 Questions with The Starbucks Way’s Joseph Michelli


Friday, March 28, 2014 :00am. 5 Questions with The Starbucks Way’s Joseph Michelli By Salvatore Giliberto. Starbucks’ approach built one of the best-recognized and admired brands in the world with a seemingly simple formula: a great product, with a consumer experience of authentic customer connections. But delving into how the company creates that environment of customer connections is a more complex task with greater implications and lessons for businesses. Read More » read more

You Should Attend Worktech14 New York, May 14-15

Future of Work

We are able to offer Future of Work…unlimited members a special rate to attend Worktech14 on May 14-15 this year. The program overview is online at this link: To receive the Future of Work…unlimited discount, use this link to register for the one-day event: [link]. **.

Managing A Global Workforce with Localization


By David Ludlow, Group Vice President, Line of Business Solutions – HR at SuccessFactors (Originally posted in SAP Community Network) The cost of noncompliance with employment laws go beyond paying fines and penalties to government agencies. In fact, 66% of all workplace-related lawsuits that go to trial are won by employees. This means that employers can end up […]. Thought Leadership David Ludlow localization Talent Management

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.

Pre-employment Screening: 3 Problems With National Criminal Records Databases


A database of more than 500 million criminal records sounds mighty impressive, doesn’t it? It’s sure to have everything you need to know about your candidates, right? Not exactly. The reality: information in these databases is rarely complete or up-to-date. If this is your sole method for screening employees, you’re likely basing your hiring decisions on incomplete and misleading information. Here’s the truth behind criminal records databases.

Insights and Lessons on Critical Thinking, HR and Leadership Development


In American Management Association’s critical skills survey 2012 , respondents emphasized on 4 C’s ( C ritical thinking and problem solving, Effective C ommunication, C ollaboration and team building and C reativity and innovation) as their key priorities for employee development, talent development and succession planning.

TENEO #HRCoreLab2 Performance Management

Strategic HCM

Earlier this month I co-chaired Teneo''s 2 day Performance Management conference as part of HR Core Lab 2 in Barcelona. It was a great event, as always with TENEO, though I felt we''d failed to really get to grips with the big issues on performance management ie there were quite a few sessions from companies which were in the process of transforming performance management, and a couple from some which were thinking of doing so, but no real evidence of a completely successful change.

Eliminate the HR ‘CPA’ with SuccessFactors Presentations


By Mark Brandau, Vice President, Solution Marketing at SAP (Originally posted on SAP Community Network) It’s tax season here in the US, so I recently found myself considering the role of the CPA in HR. Why would Certified Public Accountants (CPAs) be in HR? Are they looking for more ways to cut costs? No, […]. Talent Management hr Mark Brandau Success Factors Presentations

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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.