Sat.Dec 08, 2012 - Fri.Dec 14, 2012

Holiday Performance Burnout


Avoiding Compressed Performance and End-of-the-year Stress The end of the year is coming and with it comes accelerated deadlines. Even if your office is open between the Christmas holiday and New Year’s, your ability to be productive is really tightened by a three-week month.

The Relentless Tide of Online Learning

Bersin with Deloitte

Last week, three pieces of information came my way that made me both excited and pensive about the future of education and learning. The first was a conversation I had with a learning professional in a major corporation who told me that they were trying to figure out how to best curate online content, including […]. The post The Relentless Tide of Online Learning appeared first on Bersin by Deloitte. Learning Culture Learning Providers

Is the Future of Work Focused on Staying Home?

Future of Work

I was recently asked a question that I hear all too often: You have been studying today's most favored methods of working for many years. What are the big headlines about that? Just where are we going? Or rather, are we all going to stay home and work from there all the time ? No, we’re not all going to “cocoon” and never leave our home offices! That would be insane.

Bullying Continues to Infect the Workplace

45 Things

Do you know anyone who has not been bullied? I sure don't. Even people I know who are bullies have told me about physical or emotional abuse they've experienced in their lives, which is often what led to them becoming bullies. They simply mimicked the behavior they were being shown.

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.

First Time Guests


One of my favorite responsibilities is to address new staff members each month when they attend new employee orientation. I kick things off for the first hour and try to make it anything but normal.

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Surprising Answers to Simple Questions

True Faith HR

Growing up, it is not uncommon for many of your childhood friends to be the children of your parents'' friends. The parents would get together for dinner and drinks and, inevitably, the kids would be thrown into the mix. A couple of years ago, we had a holiday gathering with some of those long-time family friends. We were reminiscing on the many memories we shared, and the question arose from one of our parents, "What do you feel was the worst thing we did as parents?"

Variable Compensation: Putting Some Skin in the Game


Thursday, December 13, 2012 :00am. Variable Compensation: Putting Some Skin in the Game By Chris Caldon. Are performance-based bonuses a good way to increase employee engagement and drive higher performance?

Pick 'Em Up, Put 'Em Down


I seem to be moving faster than ever lately. I love to be challenged in my work, and it has not disappointed me. In periods like this I wonder what I''m missing.who am I missing.what projects are falling behind? So many questions, pressures, and sometimes. mistakes. I hate that.

Guest Post: 7 Essentials for the Virtual Recruiter ~ HR to HR 2.0 and.

Strategic HCM

Finding, identifying and employing skilled workers is one of the most overwhelming challenges organisations are faced with today. Competition for eligible individuals is continually growing, and thus resulting in confined pools

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.

Happy Holidays!

Future of Work

As the old year ends and a new one emerges, this is a time for slowing down, putting the rush of business aside, and spending time in the here and now with family and friends. The best way to prepare for tomorrow is to live fully today, and every day.


Effective Recruitment Strategies, Part 3: Seven Tips for Compliant Recruiting


Wednesday, December 12, 2012 :00am. Effective Recruitment Strategies, Part 3: Seven Tips for Compliant Recruiting By Lisa Harpe. As you can tell from our first two posts , there is considerable effort involved in evaluating the effectiveness of your recruiting process.

Employee Engagement and Work Criteria

David Zinger

Do you have work criteria? Viv McWaters is one of my favorite bloggers as she posts on Beyond the Edge. I like her sense of connection, community, improvisation, facilitation, and work. I appreciated the criteria she created to determine projects she would work on: Can I make a real contribution? Is there a need for my skills? Will I make a difference? Will it stretch me? Is it edgy? Will it contribute to my continued learning?

Recruiter Insights: Am I Qualified for a Sales role at SuccessFactors, an SAP Company?


This week’s post in our Recruiter Insights series featuring our own recruiters is by Adam DiLuzio, Sales Recruiter at SuccessFactors. We’re currently hiring very aggressively in sales and Adam felt a blog post specifically for those types of candidates would be very useful and we hope you do to. I am often asked “What do […]. SuccessFactors Careers careers Jobs Recruiter sales

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.

Score tax points for a mortgage

Business Management Daily

Are you or someone else in your family buying a home? Mortgage interest rates are still favorable by historical standards, but you might decide to pay one or more “points” to a lending institution to get a better rate. The post Score tax points for a mortgage appeared first on Business Management Daily. Small Business Tax Small Business Tax Deduction Strategies

Sponsoring a Retirement Plan: Tax Benefits You Should Know About


Offering your employees a retirement plan doesn’t have to be a burden on your budget. The federal government offers tax benefits to help make retirement plans more affordable for small businesses. Here are a couple of ways you can save some money by sponsoring a retirement plan. Receive an income tax credit.

Employee Engagement and Engaged Coaching in 100 Words

David Zinger

Great coaches ask, and own their strength and strengthening feedback, rather than fault-finding and telling. Help others coach themselves by beginning with three engaging self-feedback questions after a specific performance or during a one year performance review: What stood out for you? What did you like about what you did? What would you do differently if you were to do it again?

Independent or Integrated?


By Mark Brandau, Senior Director, Product Marketing Last month I presented at SAPPHIRE NOW Madrid, SAP’s annual European customer conference. After the event I took some time off and traveled thru Catalonia including the capital of Barcelona. As I traveled, I couldn’t help but notice the Catalonian movement for independence. For a variety of reasons […]. Talent Management SaaS SAPPHIRE NOW

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.

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Tackle Turnover With Better Recruiting and Performance Review Processes (Part 2)


Now that you’ve brought your ideal employees into your organization, how do you keep them there and ensure they’ll be a continued part of your business’s success? Properly administered employee appraisals can help you guide and retain the talent you worked so hard to recruit.

Employee Engagement Friday Factoid #12: Disengagement is Enough to Make you Sick

David Zinger

Sick of, and sick from, disengagement. Engaged employees take an average of 2.69 days sick a year; the disengaged take 6.19. From Employee Engagement: The Evidence. Commentary. Engaged work can be a powerful pathway to wellbeing and disengagement can be a slippery slope to being sick. Engagement is so much more than just trying to get more work out of people!