Sat.Mar 01, 2014 - Fri.Mar 07, 2014

"See, Feel, Change": Emotions as the Catalyst for Moving Forward

The Bamboo Project Blog

Although we humans don''t like to admit it, we are very emotional creatures. We think that we''re logical and rational, but the more you dig into how we really operate, the more you realize that we are driven by our emotions. We then go looking for logic to justify our emotional choices.

Is Team Chemistry the Next Big Thing in Performance and Rewards?

Compensation Force

Is "making teams better" the new holy grail of performance analytics?

Rise to the occasion—Celebrate Employee Appreciation Day


Great companies engage their top performers, align their employees with company values, and recognize their team’s achievements in the moment to drive employee success. March 7, 2014 is Employee Appreciation Day.

Negative Feedback Can Be a Positive Experience


A couple of weeks ago, we published a post examining the myth that everyone hates performance reviews. It referenced a study that looked into how people respond to receiving negative feedback in a performance review. The upshot: not a lot of folks enjoy negative feedback. Big surprise, eh? But the fact remains … negative feedback is an inevitable and invaluable part of performance reviews. After all, managers need to let their direct reports know where and when they’re missing the mark.

Compliance Continuity: Monthly Guidance to Sustain Your Organization's Wellbeing

Natural disasters can result in evacuations, work stoppages, and other disruptions for your employees. With advanced planning, employee benefits can help sustain the overall wellbeing of your workforce before, during, and after a natural disaster.

How to Work Smarter and Be More Productive

45 Things

You''ve downloaded every new app that promises to keep you organized, read books that vow to make you more efficient — and yet you still feel stressed out and overwhelmed with the clutter on your desk and in your mind.

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Simply Irresistible. Is Your Company?

Bersin with Deloitte

Gallup's research shows that only 13% of workers around the world are highly engaged with their work. And it's even lower in the fast growing Asian economies (China is at 6%!). Yet the economy is growing and businesses seem to be hiring almost everywhere. What's going on? Our new research shows that a dramatic shift in […]. Engagement Strategic Workforce Planning Talent Strategy

Take the Journey from Big HR Data to Actionable HR Decision Making


Wednesday, March 5, 2014 :00am. Take the Journey from Big HR Data to Actionable HR Decision Making By Greg Belkin. Big data is everywhere around us. Yet, most of us are blissfully unaware of the role it plays in our lives. All we really care about is the resulting action it produces for us.

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How to Improve The Quality Of Your Decisions


In your career, one thing is for sure that you will make quite a few decisions. Good decisions will bear fruit for some time and the bad ones will haunt you for a longer time, a really bad decision can even cut short your career. Nothing tests your leadership skills more than your ability to make […]. Decision Making Decision Making in Management Decision Making Process Decision Quality in Workplace How to Take Decisions HR Blog Improve Decision Making Jappreet Sethi Success Tips

Why voluntary turnover is unimaginable at Shopify


Today, people work differently. It’s become increasingly challenging for companies to inspire the modern workforce. Employers must prioritize employee engagement to maintain a competitive edge in the war for talent.

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Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

The Way We Win

Working Girl

On a flight home from San Francisco I watched the movie Ender''s Game, which is one of my favorite sci fi books. Actually, it''s one of my favorite books, period. Two things struck me during the movie: I really, really, really want to play laser tag in zero gee. Really.

I'm Invincible


I juggle a lot of priorities in my life, both personally and professionally. I''m the strong one, the one that can handle everything, the one who is cool under pressure, the one with a clear vision, and the one who never gets too flustered when things don''t go as planned.

A New Vision for Workforce Data – Go Mobile


Monday, March 3, 2014 :00am. A New Vision for Workforce Data – Go Mobile By Sonyett Bailey.

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[Customer video] How Deloitte helps its people succeed


Every moment matters at Deloitte. What’s critical to Deloitte’s success is retaining engaged employees and providing opportunities that will keep them engaged. Find out how Deloitte consolidated its rewards and recognition program to change the culture of its widespread workforce.

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Why (and How) to Switch to a New HR & Payroll Platform

Not all HR & payroll is the same, but it can look pretty similar. If your current platform isn’t meeting your needs, let us walk you through how to differentiate between providers and give you some tips on how to select a platform that works best for your business.

The Precarious State of HR

Cielo HR Leader

When the economic downturn struck in 2008, Human Resources (HR) was one of the first departments to suffer the consequences. Companies immediately sought to slash costs, and many functions often handled by HR were outsourced or tacked on to existing roles—i.e.,

Dump Corporate Jargon for More Impact


3 Ways Acronyms Undermine Culture and Customers. Long before texting brought us LOL, BTW, CU, and TTYL, organizations used acronyms as communication short cuts.

Make the First Day Count – Jumpstart Employee Engagement with Onboarding


By Anke Doerzapf, HCM Solutions Line of Business – HRThere’s nothing like the first day on a job. You’re excited about all the possibilities that lie before you. You’re nervous about whether you’ll meet everyone’s expectations. But more importantly, you’re hopeful that this new work environment is right for you – one that will help you develop and grow and appreciate […]. Onboarding Uncategorized Employee Engagement HCM hr onboarding

Get SMART: Help Employees Write More Effective Performance Goals


Goal-setting is a critical part of the performance review process. But unrealistic or vague goals can frustrate employees, killing their motivation and productivity. Goals should be written so they’re specific, measurable, achievable, relevant and timely (SMART). This practice leaves little to the imagination and provides clear communication between employees and supervisors. What are SMART goals? SMART goals are those that are: S pecific – It includes the who, what, when, where and how.

Wage Growth: The Last Employer Holdout to Attract Candidates

You get a job perk! And You get a job perk! Everyone gets job perks! While these perks may have helped get that stellar candidate’s foot in the door, this dynamic of severely low unemployment combined with a historically high job open rate continues with no immediate end in sight. Employers will do well to zero in on one lever many have been avoiding pulling: the almighty salary increase.

Wellness and Wellbeing in the Workplace – Part Two

Future of Work

This post continues the conversation that began with the “ Wellness and Wellbeing ” note last week. If you haven’t yet read that post, I suggest you click on the link and read it now, before proceeding with this one. Here we pick up with Kate Lister’s overview of the biggest issues surrounding wellness and wellbeing in the workplace. Kate Lister [Global Workplace Analytics]: As I suggested earlier, there are two sides of this issue: the physical and the psychological.

Read This if You're Sick of Winter

45 Things

“A Polar Vortex sounds like something Mr. Freeze would use to destroy Gotham City… or a new flavor of Powerade.” — Jimmy Kimmel The bad weather that has stormed and stomped its way across the U.S.

SuccessFactors Q1 2014 Release: How SAP Jam helps your team resolve customer issues faster


By Mika Sissonen, Sr. Solution Marketing Manager, SAP Social Software If you interact with customers in your role, you know how important it is to resolve customer issues as effectively and quickly as possible. Happy customers lead to repeat business and higher order values. Unhappy customers lead to not only fewer sales but also – in worst […]. Jam Customer Service SAP CRM SAP Jam Service Request Resolution SuccessFactors Q1 2014 Release Work Pattern

Hello Blog Talk Radio!


This is a big week for me. No, this is a REALLY big week for me. For some reason I''ve gotten it into my head that hosting a blog talk radio show about the amazing organization I work for would be a good idea. Actually, it''s a great idea! Brand Ambassador or Big Talker I was reading my twitter bio recently and it dawned on me that being a brand ambassador should mean a lot more than just saying that you are one.

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5 Culture Trends for 2019

As we approach 2019, major shifts in the work environment will continue to affect the ways companies do business. Companies that are looking to attract, engage, and retain top talent should leverage these trends to create workplaces where employees thrive.

How to Retain Talented and Reliable Workers


Small businesses can sometimes struggle to retain workers. It often seems like your best and most reliable workers are also the most likely to leave. Turnover, especially for small businesses, disrupts the daily workflow in a big way. When one of your best people leaves, there’s often a considerable knowledge gap left behind. This requires that the remaining staff fill the vacuum, making more work for them, which can lead to resentment and dissatisfaction.

Career Coach: How Critical Thinking Independence Defeats Dragons

Inpower Coaching

Early in our career – or anytime in our career – we often encounter workplace challenges that seem overwhelming. We really like how Sheila breaks down an overwhelming problem into its piece parts with the socratic method to provide guidance for how to tackle big career challenges. The dragons don’t look so scary then! – InPower Editors. In 4th grade, our school hosted a pilot class for Critical Thinking skills.

SuccessFactors Q1 2014 Release: Employee Central – loved the 80’s but glad it’s 2014 and here is why


By Eva Woo, Director Product Marketing, SuccessFactors The 80s have called… and they want their old-school HR user experience back! Back in the 80’s, HR transactions were overly complicated, tedious, and fraught with red tape. What should have been simple procedures (like requesting payroll advances, adjusting deductions or even a simple address change) required filling out […]. Employee Central 1402 Release employee central Q1 2014 Release

Lurking Business Litigation: 4 Things You Can’t Afford to Ignore


Owning your own business is difficult enough. Add to that the hundreds of ever-changing federal and state employment laws that you’re expected to comply with and your head may be spinning. And overlooking these regulations or not following the proper protocol can lead to costly litigation and penalties. While questions regarding these laws are endless, here are four areas you need to pay close attention to. Wages.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.