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

Can an end-of-year message reignite your workforce?


Yesterday at our company all-hands, we had all offices dialed in and connected, albeit virtually, to each other to celebrate a strong year and have one last team hoorah before 2013 begins. I think most could say that a year-end, all-hands meeting is not the definition of fun or engaging, so I wasn’t too pumped. Just another to-do before my afternoon of packed meetings. Luckily for me, and to my surprise, I left the meeting energized and fired up.

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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.

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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.

COVID-19 Return to Workplace Guide: Reopening Facilities Following a Pandemic

Download the Gallagher Better WorksSM Insights COVID-19 report for information, new survey results and resources to help you recognize opportunities, minimize risk and confidently navigate the challenging road ahead.

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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People Sourcing Certification Programme ~ HR to HR 2.0 and.

Strategic HCM

I've had a long standing interest in the field of sourcing (finding people who might be a good fit in your organisation / role vs recruiting ? trying to get these same, but unknown people to send you their CVs), really ever since we

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.

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.


Get a Better Handle on Your Remote Workforce

During these uncertain times, more employees are working remotely than ever before. Form I-9 completion for remote employees can be particularly challenging for HR teams. Download this eBook from Equifax Workforce Solutions to help navigate offsite Form I-9 compliance.

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

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

ABCs of Data Normalization for B2B Marketers

Data normalization. It’s not a far stretch to suggest that the topic isn’t exactly what gets marketers excited in their day-to-day workflow. However, if lead generation, reporting, and measuring ROI is important to your marketing team, then data normalization matters - a lot. In this eBook, we’ll break down the ins and outs of data normalization and review why it’s so critical for your marketing strategies and goals!

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?

A better blog is around the corner


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How to Keep Employees Engaged and Connected in the New Normal of Remote Working

Speaker: Elena Valentine, CEO, Skill Scout

The way we conduct work has completely changed. Before the pandemic, remote working or a few work from home days were allowed for certain employees. Now, remote working is our new normal. We have had to align our business to make sure that our employees are productive and have the necessary resources to succeed. But, did we make sure that they still feel connected with the rest of their team? Join Elena Valentine, CEO of Skill Scout, to learn how to make employee engagement a top priority even when everyone is working remotely.

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?"

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!

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

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.