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. .

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 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?

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.

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.

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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What You Can and Can’t Do When Employees Discuss Wages

Insperity

First, let’s settle a myth. Can employees legally discuss their salaries with other co-workers? Should they? That’s another story. Recently, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) decided that an engineering firm had unlawfully fired one of its employees for discussing salary information with co-workers. The firm was ordered to reinstate the fired employee and pay back wages and benefits.

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.

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.

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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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.

#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.

How To Manage Your Boss

TheHRBlog

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

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

Peoplefluent

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?

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.

Supply Lines and Change Management

NoExcusesHR

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

[Webinar recap] Using Achievers to drive employee success

Achievers

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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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.

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.

Mirrors Don't Lie

NoExcusesHR

"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.

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

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

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.

4 Questions with Disney U’s Doug Lipp

Peoplefluent

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?

Achievers

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.

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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.

More Visas Could Help You Hire Coveted Candidates

Insperity

Leaders on Capitol Hill are drafting legislation that would make significant changes to U.S. immigration policy. Part of that reform is a likely increase in the number of coveted H-1B visas, which employers need to sponsor highly skilled foreign workers they recruit in areas such as science, engineering and computer programming. Rush to the starting line.

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.