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Skill vs. Will

The Bamboo Project Blog

. For the past several months, I''ve been meeting weekly with unemployed job seekers to help them find new jobs. I give them feedback on their resumes, do practice interviews with them and show them the best ways to find out about job leads, etc.

Too Many Raters in 360 Degree Reviews


“More is better!” Well, that’s not always the case when it comes to 360 degree review raters. In preparing to collect feedback from peers, customers, supervisors, or direct reports, you might want to hear from everyone. Unfortunately, too many raters could lead to ratings “averaging out.”

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Explosive Growth in the Corporate Training Market

Bersin with Deloitte

Earlier this year we launched the 2013 Corporate Learning Factbook, and the numbers are striking. US training organizations grew their spending by 12% in 2012 with similar growth rates expected in 2013. This is the highest growth rate in the last 8 years. Why the high growth? Companies realize that despite the high levels of unemployment in […]. Learning Solutions

Waggle: 39 Ways to Improve Organizations, Work, and Employee Engagement

David Zinger

My new free eBook Waggle is available today. You will enjoy this short book with so many images and insights. It looks great on an Ipad, tablet, or smartphone. This book based on spending 3 summers with honeybees, office objects, and computers offers you 39 ways to improve work based on 13 Waggles.

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.

How to Stop Procrastinating

45 Things

Don''t hate me because I''m not a procrastinator. I was that obnoxious person in high school who started her term paper the day it was assigned. I tackle projects as soon as they cross my radar, and I go after my to-do list like a woman possessed.

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Best Practices are a Lie


Tuesday, June 4, 2013 :00am. Best Practices are a Lie By Jason Lauritsen. Today's guest blog post is from Jason Lauritsen, ceo and co-founder of Talent Anarchy and co-author of the book, Social Gravity: Harnessing the Natural Laws of Relationships.].


Employee Highlight Video: Daniella Klopocki – Public Relations Manager


Want to know what it’s like to have a career you love? From her excitement of a cube-less office to the advantages of team work, Daniella Klopocki gives you insight into the life of a Public Relations Manager at SuccessFactors. Want to love work again? Click Here for our open jobs in San Mateo, CA […]. SuccessFactors Careers Daniella Klopocki Employee Highlight Marketing PR working at SuccessFactors

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Watch for Waggle – May 29

David Zinger

This background page for the new eBook Waggle makes me think of the old bat symbol in Batman. I hope you enjoy the book as much as I enjoyed Batman on TV from 1966 to 1968! Employee Engagement Bee symbol David Zinger organizations Waggle eBook work

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Minimum Wage Increases, Lost Jobs, and CEO Pay

True Faith HR

On May 15, Milwaukee fast food workers struck demanding, among other things, an increase in the minimum wage to $15 an hour. However, many in the retail industry argue that increasing the minimum wage will not only limit job creation, but cost jobs as well.

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!

Employee Engagement: Does It Really Matter?


The term “employee engagement” is used about as often as the office coffee maker. It gets tossed around in discussions about things such as performance, productivity and profitability. But what exactly is employee engagement? How do you measure it? And why should you care? What it is. Employee engagement is the degree to which an employee is committed to and satisfied with their work.

Great Quotes: Bill Watterson on Life and Success


Bill Watterson , creator of comic series Calvin and Hobbes, gave an inspiring commencement speech at Kenyon College in May 1990 and it made for a very interesting read. Here is an excerpt from this thought-provoking speech: Selling out is usually more a matter of buying in.

Lesson Three from David Zinger Employee Engagement Speaker: 9 Ways to Engage the Audience

David Zinger

A good employee engagement speaker engages. I have been to a lot of conferences and witnessed many presentations on employee engagement. I have spoken on employee engagement on at least 200 occasions.

[SlideShare] What will HR look like #in10years?


We asked the HR community what their predictions were for HR #in10years and we are excited to share these insights with you in our newest SlideShare. Hear what China Gorman , Kevin W Grossman & Meghan M Biro of TalentCulture , Cali Ressler of CultureRx and many more have to say about what the role of the HR professional will be like in the future. HR #in10years from Achievers. What do you think HR will look like #in10years? Share your prediction with us.

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

Health Care Reform: 4 Ways to Find Health Insurance for Your Business


Though the employer mandate provisions of the Affordable Care Act have been delayed, health care insurance costs, taxes and fees are expected to continue to climb. Postponing your decision to provide health care insurance could prove to be very costly for your business. If you’re not sure where to start your search, here are four options to consider. Don’t offer health insurance to your employees. Under health care reform, you don’t have to offer health insurance to your employees.

6 Lessons in Leading a Cross-Functional Team


Being into quality and organizational improvement, I have always worked with cross-functional groups. By definition, a cross-functional team is the one where members from different functional areas work towards a common goal.

Executive Readiness in China and India: How do Leaders Stack Up?


Both India and China find that their success will depend on the quantity and quality of talent available, especially at leadership levels

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Is Your Job About to Become Extinct?

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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.

Executive Readiness in China and India: How do Leaders Stack Up?


Both India and China find that their success will depend on the quantity and quality of talent available, especially at leadership levels

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