Sat.Feb 23, 2013 - Fri.Mar 01, 2013

Marissa is right: Yahoo just needs the Oscillation Principle

Conversation Matters

Marissa is right! In order for Yahoo to have a culture of collaboration employees need to be face-to-face with each other to talk about the critical issues they collectively find themselves facing.

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Why Lateral Moves Can be a Smart Career Strategy

45 Things

Does you career resemble one of those crazy paths in the children's game "Chutes and Ladders?" If so, you're not alone. No longer does a career have a straight upward trajectory, and that can be OK. Read this latest story I did for Gannett /USA Today to understand why.

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Three Steps to Apply Your Talents to Goal Setting


As an employee, you can have a lot of power over what your goals look like for the next year. Many companies cascade goals down through the organization, linking individual goals with the overall strategy.

There's A Storm A Comin'


Change happens all the time. In fact, I''m pretty tired of using the term change because it is either perceived as a threat, or is completely missed by those who are simply unable to let go of their prehistoric, I mean traditional leadership styles. But change is a comin'' my friends.

Does Your Workforce Have the Talent DNA for the Digital Future?

With the increasing adoption of automation and data-driven technologies, the workforce is changing rapidly — regardless of whether we’re prepared to face it. Keeping up with the velocity of change is vital to success, and that means building digital readiness into the DNA of your organization so your workforce is ready to face an uncertain and constantly changing future.

Six Ways Social Recruiting and Collaboration Tools Enhance Recruiting Processes


Thursday, February 28, 2013 :00am. Six Ways Social Recruiting and Collaboration Tools Enhance Recruiting Processes By Ellen Julian. What are the most critical topics in human capital management that should be on your radar in 2013? Topic #6: Social Recruiting.

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On Battling Absenteeism

True Faith HR

Like most managers, I engage in a semester-long battle with absenteeism. I have the enviable position of teaching two sections of business statistics. Combine that with a time slot of 8:00 A.M. and/or 9:00 A.M., and you can envision the long waiting list of students at registration.

The Knowledge Burden


I love my job. I don''t mind if you think that''s a lame thing to say. I don''t mind if it sounds like I''m being some sort of rah-rah HR pro. The truth is there aren''t a whole lot of people who can make that statement these days, and I for one am thankful that I can. I love my job.most of the time.

TENEO Recruitment in Engineering and Technology - Strategic HCM

Strategic HCM

Another conference I'm looking forward to this Summer is Teneo's Recruitment in Engineering and Technology conference in Frankfurt on 12th and 13th June. We know how in demand technical staff such as engineers

Total Talent Acquisition: A Unified Approach for Your Contingent Workforce and Full-Time Employees


Wednesday, February 27, 2013 :00am. Total Talent Acquisition: A Unified Approach for Your Contingent Workforce and Full-Time Employees By Ellen Julian. What are the most critical topics in human capital management that should be on your radar in 2013? Topic #5: Contingent Workforce Management.

2020 Report: The Future of HR

Paycor asked more than 500 leaders of medium and small businesses to talk about the present and future of HR. Download the guide and see what they said. Their responses will surprise you!

Does “Yahoo!” now stand for “bureaucratic dinosaur”?

Future of Work

There's been quite a buzz building around Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer's recent proclamation that all employees are now expected to be in their assigned corporate office every day. No more "telecommuting" or working from home. There is no way I can summarize all the insight commentary about Ms. Meyer's edict that is all over the Internets and the mainstream media this week. However, I can point you to several really good starting points for understanding what all the buzz is about.

Fortress HR


Human Resources pros get their hands dirty. We''re the first ones through the wall because no one else wants to go first. We confront issues head on and look people in the eye when everyone else would prefer to stare at their shoes or shuffle their feet.

Am I a Feminist? Yes, and…

Inpower Coaching

Am I a feminist? My whole, half century life as a professional, a wife, a mother of two and now a women’s leadership advocate I’ve never had a comfortable answer to this question.

The flexibility trap: Jody Thompson tackles the telecommuting controversy in her recent webinar


Jody Thompson has a message: managing sucks. At least, managing people sucks, which is what most managers end up doing when they should be managing work. If you’re not sure what the difference is, you’re not alone.

How to Activate Employee Voice to Create and Sustain a Speak Up Culture

This whitepaper details how leaders can shift into an ‘action mindset’ that allows for growth and change at every level of your organization. Speak Up cultures promote productivity, improve retention efforts, and create positive employee engagement.

The Talent Management Summit 2013 - Opportunity to Win! ~ HR to.

Strategic HCM

OK, time to share a key event later in the year with you. You may remember that I've acted as social media partner for the Economist's Talent Management Summit for the last two years. Well, this year I am, or at least my blog is

I Knew I Could Do It.All


"Life is a long lesson in humility." - James M. Barrie Sometimes I feel like these words were meant for me. How about you.what lessons have you learned in your leadership? I''d love to hear from you. No Excuses. photo credit. human resources humility james m barrie leadership

Working in Sales at SuccessFactors, an SAP Company {Video}


At SuccessFactors, an SAP company, our Sales Department is the front line to the market and our customers. Whether in Lead Gen, breaking into new markets, Small to Medium Business (SMB), or Enterprise our sales team spans the globe armed with the best software to help businesses run better.

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Be a part of something big—take our survey and help us better understand employee engagement


A chievers and Human Capital Institute (HCI) are conducting a survey on employee engagement, and we need your help!

The Art of Selecting Candidate Pre-Hire Assessments

Speaker: Melissa Dobbins, Founder & CEO, Career.Place

At the core of successful hiring practices is the fair and accurate evaluation of skills, abilities, knowledge and other criteria for a job. One powerful method to do this is through psychometric assessments. The right assessments used in the right way provide objective evaluation of criteria that are far more accurate than interviews alone. Unfortunately, choosing the wrong assessments or using assessments in the wrong way can lead to bad choices, biases, and even discriminatory practices that violate compliance standards.

Recruitment and the UK Candidate Experience ~ HR to HR 2.0 and.

Strategic HCM

I commented yesterday that the key issue occupying peoples' minds in the summary session at CERN on Friday seemed to the candidate experience. Well today it's the UK Candidate Experience Awards (CandEs). I can't go

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Employee Engagement Friday Factoid #21: Homework = 0

David Zinger

Yahoo or Boohoo? By June of this year all Yahoo employees will no long work from home. Commentary. What do you think about home work or working from home? It will be interesting to see the impact on employees created by Yahoo’s decision to stop having people work from home. What will happen to their employee engagement? I value face time but not when it is imposed.

What Is Your Bad Hire Really Costing You?


Bad hires can impact your business in more ways than you might think. And the cost of the damage they do can really add up. In 2012, approximately one in four employers claimed their bad hire cost them more than $50,000, according to CareerBuilder’s survey. So what makes them so pricey? According to the survey, these are the five most common ways poor performers cut into your bottom line. Lost productivity.

Free Webinar on “Leveraging Mobile Work to Engage Your Employees”

Future of Work

When: Thursday, March 7, at Noon Pacific Standard Time. Register : Please join me and my colleague, Pi Wen Looi of Novacrea Research , for a lunch-and-learn session to learn about “Leveraging Mobile Work to Engage Your Employees.” We'll present our 2012 Mobile Workforce Survey findings and share ideas about how you can use these insights to engage and leverage your mobile workers.

Recognition and Rewards Buyers Guide

Recognition and rewards are an integral part of your company’s employee experience. So, it’s critical to get a platform that fits your company culture on the first try. Check out this guide to understand what questions to ask before finding a new Recognition & Rewards platform.

CRSS2013 - Recruitment and Sourcing from CERN ~ HR to HR 2.0.

Strategic HCM

Well, as expected, we all had a fantastic day at CERN on Friday. So well done again to James Purvis and his team. Here are some of the key themes - for me at least - which I used for my summary: 1. Strategy and technology

In 100 Words: Nurturing the Roots for Growth


Chinese Bamboo tree when planted watered and nurtured for an entire year doesn’t grow an inch. In second growing season, farmer takes extra care but the tree still hasn’t sprouted. So it goes as sun rises and sets for four solid years.

5 must-reads for the in-the-know HR Professional: Week of March 1st, 2013


As I look back on this week in the world of Human Resources, there is one strong theme that I just can’t avoid talking about in this post.

Bite Sized Insights on Personal Branding #IndiaHRChat


For the first time, I participated in a Twitter Chat ( #IndiaHRChat ) on the topic “ Personal Branding for HR Professionals “ People from diverse backgrounds shared their views on personal branding in presence of special guest Mr. Anand Pillai , Chief Learning Officer of Reliance Industries. It was fun to share my insights on personal branding and they were well received. Gautam Ghosh , an eminent blogger and HR Professional, storified the entire chat where you can read all the ideas shared by others. Here are the bite sized ideas on personal branding that I shared. On definition of personal branding. Personal Branding: a unique perception that marketplace associates with you based on your work/results you deliver.#indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. Real accomplishments are a starting point of creating a personal brand. Establishing thought leadership is a way to grow it. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. When you begin the journey of creating a personal brand, it has to be a pro-active effort to differentiate yourself. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. Proactive means thinking about what sets you apart, identify critical intersections with gaps and then execute. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. Personal Brand happens when what you think, say and do are aligned with consistent set of values as reflected in the outcomes. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). On pre-requisites for creating a personal brand. Pre-requisite for creating a personal brand: A history of ‘real’ accomplishments’ and thought leadership. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. Blogs, social tools are just ways to create personal brand. It is important to be intentional and have a unique voice. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. Thought leaders are the ones who disrupt established thinking/habits about issues that concern organizations. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. Personal branding, in my experience, happens at the intersections. Small areas where two important things intersect. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. Mainstreams are crowded and noisy. Intersections are opportunities to dig deeper and differentiate. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. Strong brand happens when you are deeply interested/curious abt your work and explore possibilities that others cannot see. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet). - – - – -. To create a personal brand, you need to see nuances of your work, the subtle part of it. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. Most professionals grow by staying on top of the explicit knowledge. Personal brands, almost always, focus on the implicit. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. Personal brand is created when you focus on your contribution more than getting something out of it. It’s a selfless pursuit. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. Also, if you have to declare that you are a brand, you are not. It is something others bestow on you! #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. The question is whether you have built it by default or by design. RT @_Kavi: EVERYBODY has a personal brand. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. Personal branding, just for sake of branding may not help in long run, if it does not provoke a meaningful change. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). On How to Create Personal Brand. For #HR, every single interaction with other people is an opportunity to build a personal brand. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. To create a reliable and strong personal brand, be focused on real accomplishments. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. @_Kavi: Our quest to be should stem from our understanding of who we are. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. The world needs your ideas, understanding of nuances & insights. Be authentic in sharing them & you start building a brand. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. No shortcuts in life & no shortcuts in building a brand. It takes time & discipline. It is a journey, not a destination. #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. Use social media wisely to provide maximum value.Focus on what you can “contribute” not what you can “extract” #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). - – - – -. If personal branding is a journey, passion for work and learning are the fuel! #indiahrchat ( Link to Tweet ). Ability to differentiate yourself and build a strong personal brand is important to grow and flourish in a competitive environment. More than that, the journey of differentiating yourself is deeply fulfilling and enriching. BONUS : If you are someone who is interested in differentiating yourself, you might like the free PDF ebook titled “Personal Branding for Technology Professionals” by Rajesh Setty and his super-useful series on Differentiating Yourself. - – - – -. Stay Tuned : Subscribe via RSS , Connect via Facebook or Follow us on Twitter. You can also subscribe to updates via email using the section at the bottom of the page. Great Quotes Improvement & Development Leadership Managing Career Self Growth career creativity personal branding thought leadership

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Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.