Sat.Apr 13, 2013 - Fri.Apr 19, 2013

Laid Off? Don't Put Off That Job Search!

The Bamboo Project Blog

There are two labor markets nowadays. There''s the market for people who have been out of work for less than six months, and the market for people who have been out of work longer.-- The Terrifying Reality of Long-Term Unemployment. .

What Gets Your Attention …?

Effortless HR

The other day I was talking with my mentor and he asked an interesting (I thought) question. What does EffortlessHR offer a CEO that would make them want to use your product ?”. I, of course, went through all the benefits and features of EffortlessHR (which I can also recite for you if you don’t know what they are), but it made me stop and think – what is it that the busy CEO/Owner of a company is looking for in any program or service?

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Employee Engagement: Why are You Working Here?

David Zinger

When work isn’t working. There are a plethora of different questions used to survey for employee engagement. During the past few weeks I have been reviewing surveys and responses for various organizations.

Looking Forward to the Best Week of the Year

Bersin with Deloitte

It is hard to believe that our IMPACT conference is already upon us. Even though I have been a part of two-thirds of Bersin’s IMPACT conferences, I find myself more excited than ever. Here is why: Fantastic Keynote Sessions: We had a chance to preview Josh’s keynote session last week, which focuses on “How the […]. Performance Management Talent Strategy

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.

Career Resilience Success Story: A Guest Post

The Bamboo Project Blog

As I''ve been talking with people about the idea of career resilience, I''ve also started collecting stories of how these individuals have incorporated the patterns of resilience into their lives.

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6 Ways to Ensure Meetings Don't Suck

45 Things

I recently was asked if I would run for a community board position. I declined with a polite, "No, thank you." The reason? I know this particular board has meetings. Lots and lots of meetings.

Join Us for a Panel Session on Emerging Learning Technologies

Bersin with Deloitte

If you’re interested in learning about the use of augmented reality, wearable computing, 3D printing, alternatives to virtual ILT, gamification and other emerging technologies to support learning, you’ll want to join us for a thought provoking panel session with Marc Ramos, Global Lead, PeopleDev Global Learning Design at Google, Mary Woolf, Director of Learning Technologies […]. Learning Providers

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Clarifying Your Career Path: Breaking Destructive Career Patterns

The Bamboo Project Blog

Patterns, not problems, will ruin your business. Problems aren’t the issue. Problems are the work.” . --Dr. Henry Cloud. As I''ve been thinking and writing about career resilience , one of the main points I''ve been emphasizing is that resilience is about the patterns we build into our lives. We tend to think of our careers as being very event-based, but in reality, the events we experience are a product of the patterns we''ve created in our careers.

#SEEngage #E4S: Tailoring the Engagement Survey

Strategic HCM

I mentioned in yesterday''s Engage for Success radio show that I was looking forward to today''s Employee Engagement Summit with Symposium Events.

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!

How To Manage Your Boss


You may not like it , however managing your boss or manager is vital to your career growth. Cultivating him or her as an ally is key to your survival in this modern tribe. So it’s in your best interest to make sure your boss thinks you’re awesome, and wants to support your success. Here, then, […]. Impressing Top Management Managing Your Boss Feedback to Boss Feedback to Manager How to Manage your Boss How to Manage your Manager

Supply Lines and Change Management


The world is moving faster than ever. Sometimes I struggle to keep up with it all.

5 Zingers on Flat Army (Dan Pontefract)

David Zinger

Have you been to Paris and quickly glanced at the Mona Lisa or raced around the Arc de Triomphe? Dan Pontefract encourage us to slow down and notice the world not only when we are in Paris but to notice how our organizations have changed or need to change.

When Recruiting and Succession Planning Go Awry – Recent High Profile Recruiting Flops and How to Avoid Them


Friday, April 19, 2013 :00am. When Recruiting and Succession Planning Go Awry – Recent High Profile Recruiting Flops and How to Avoid Them By Ellen Julian. What do Apple, NBC, and J.C. Penney have in common?

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

[Webinar recap] Using Achievers to drive employee success


On March 6, A chievers introduced our latest release to customers and analysts at a live event in our Toronto office. This week, Razor Suleman, A chievers founder and chairman, brought his dynamic presentation to the Internet in part one of a two-part webinar.

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Mirrors Don't Lie


"Everyone thinks of changing the world, but no one thinks of changing them self." - Leo Tolstoy Periods of rapid change in our work lives can be exhausting. The new rules, stretch goals , and on-the-fly decisions can push even the most balanced person to the edge.

Employee Engagement Friday Factoid #28: Innovation

David Zinger

Yeah, innovation is growing in importance but we’re not very good at it.

RPO and Contingent Staffing: What’s the Difference?

Cielo HR Leader

Recruitment Process Outsourcing (RPO) has become a world-wide phenomenon (see: more than $1.4 billion in global annualized spend in 2012), helping organizations improve operational efficiency and quality of hires while reducing costs. How do I know this? Until recently, I had no idea.

Preparing for the Workplace of the Future: HR’s Role

Speaker: Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy, Peridus Group

Join Robin Schooling, Managing Partner, HR + People Strategy with Peridus Group, to learn what you can do now to prepare yourself and your organization for the future workplace while simultaneously solidifying HR’s impact as a strategic and influential leader for business success

On Hugh Howey's "Wool"

True Faith HR

Based on sterling recommendations from Laurie Ruettimann and Neil Morrison , I picked up the Omnibus edition of " Wool ," a series of science fiction novellas from author Hugh Howey.

What the Titanic Can Teach You About Management

45 Things

101 years ago today, the Titanic failed to reach its final destination. There are many lessons this disaster can teach us about project management, from understanding how “hull speed” may be better than “full steam ahead” to complete a project without incident.

Chicago Employee Engagement Conference May 2 with Avatar HR Solutions

David Zinger

I look forward to being a part of the Avatar HR Solutions One Day Conference in Chicago on May 2nd. Here is the the 2013 Employee Engagement Conference Schedule. 8:00 – 8:30 a.m. – Registration. 8:30 – 9:00 a.m. – Breakfast and Networking. 9:00 – 9:05 a.m.

How We've Re-imagined Software Customization at Workday


We are now rolling out Workday 19 to all of our customers. There is a ton of cool functionality in the update, but the enhancements creating the most interest among our customers are related to how we''ve re-imagined the traditional approach to software customization

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.

Hansei and 6 Pitfalls to Avoid in Reflective Exercises


As individuals, teams and organizations, how much we learn from our past is critical for our improvement and future success.

4 Questions with Disney U’s Doug Lipp


Monday, April 15, 2013 :00am. 4 Questions with Disney U’s Doug Lipp By Salvatore Giliberto. What does it take to create the “Happiest Place on Earth,” as well as one of the world’s most recognizable brands? While most people would mention Mickey and Snow White, the success of Disney would not be possible without a world-class workforce.

Ask Amelia: What are the core criticals for applying for a job?


What are the core criticals for applying for a job? What are some of the things that you’ve seen people do when they apply that really annoys you? The best advice I can give starts with always sell yourself and tell the truth. Also, make sure you share what results you achieved through measures and statistics that show how you made an impact.


Diversity and Localization in the Middle East

Cielo HR Leader

Thought Leadership Discussion: Jane Chapo, Head of HR, Standard Chartered, Middle East. Here we look at the particular challenges that HR faces in the Middle East, a region of huge economic power and potential and home to a wide range of both international and rapidly growing domestic businesses. We talk to Jane Chapo, Head of HR for Standard Chartered in the Middle East about her experiences since she arrived in Dubai three years ago and what lessons she has learned along the way.

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.