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The Standard You Walk Past is the Standard You Accept

The Bamboo Project Blog

"The standard you walk past is the standard you accept." --Lt. David Morrison, Australian Army Chief. As I continue to hear stories about how dysfunctional many workplaces are, how workers are poorly treated by both managers and colleagues, the video above really struck a chord for me. In it, Lt.

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Focusing Performance Efforts on Midlevel Managers


Middle management has been stuck between a rock and a hard place for the last several years. The tough financial times after 2008 might have stripped many of the jobs in the middle for the sake of a leaner organization.

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Why Leaders Need to Train Like Elite Athletes

45 Things

I''m a baseball fan, and am often concerned about the grueling schedule the players maintain. They play more than 160 regular-season games a year, and that doesn''t take into account playoffs, spring training and playing in other games held around the world.

What This Economic Recovery Looks Like for HR

Bersin with Deloitte

Last week's unemployment report showed a slow but steady economic recovery taking place. Let's look briefly about how the recovery affects HR. While the number of people "discouraged from work" did not change, the economy did create 175,000 jobs, which is a step in the right direction. The unemployment rate remains high (7.8%) and there are […]. HR Operating Model HR Strategy

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.

Curse of the Legions of Fear


"Oh no, it''s my turn. I absolutely hate doing this. Why did I sign up for this public speaking class anyway? I must have been out of my mind." Great. This guy is going to call on me in front of everyone and I have no idea what to say. Here comes another moment of looking stupid."

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Talent Profiling 2.0

Working Girl

My oldest daughter (9) has successfully lobbied for riding lessons. A former equestrian myself, I was all for the idea but my husband was harder to convince. His initial response: ‘No way. What a completely useless skill!’ I bristled a bit at this.

Employee Engagement Waggle on Slideshare

David Zinger

Waggle while you work. Here is the latest eBook by David Zinger on 39 ways to improve organizations, employee engagement, and work. The book is based on 3 years of experience convening honeybees and humans. Catch the buzz by learning to think differently inside and outside your human hive!

HR Is My Business.And Business Is Good


My friend Charlie Judy wrote a terrific post about Harry Levinson, one of Human Resources'' pioneers. I can only imagine what he would think of the world of HR today. We have more tools, more responsibility, and more opportunities than ever before.

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Reducing Risk in the Hiring Process


Friday, June 14, 2013 :00am. Reducing Risk in the Hiring Process By Ellen Julian. For the second year in a row, respondents to HireRight’s sixth annual Benchmarking Report revealed ongoing struggles with talent acquisition and retention as their foremost business challenge.

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!

Why #HRevolution is Contagious

True Faith HR

The HREvolution unconference will be taking place on October 6th at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas (you can buy tickets here. In the previous five years, the conference has been incredibly successful, growing from a small uenknown conference of 50 attendees in Louisville, KY in 2009 to its 6th iteration with 200+ attendees in October. To explore why it has been so successful, I drew inspiration from Jonah Berger''s book, " Contagious: Why Things Catch On."

Margaritas on us! Stop by booth #2455 and say hi at SHRM 2013


The HR community is buzzing about SHRM’s annual conference coming up next week, and we couldn’t be more excited! From June 16-19 Achievers will be hanging out with the vibrant human resources community—oh, and Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Interview: Chip Bell and Marshall Goldsmith on Art of Effective Mentoring


Last week, Chip R. Bell and Marshall Goldsmith released the revised edition of their classic book “ Managers as Mentors: Building Partnerships for Learning ”. This week, they open up in a free-flow conversation with QAspire on the art of effective mentoring.

Defining a New Vision and Role for Facilities Management

Future of Work

Last week I had the pleasure of speaking to a large group of facilities professionals at the June luncheon meeting of the Houston Chapter of IFMA (International Facilities Management Association). My topic was "Raising the Bar: Enhancing the Strategic Role of Facilities Management." That''s the title of a research project that Paul Carder and I led in 2o12 for RICS (The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors).

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.

Why ERP Is Out, and Unified Finance and HR Is In


Combining financials and human resources into a unified offering is unique to Workday, and fulfills a need in the marketplace that’s well overdue. That need stems from a significant shift in recent years from how companies were structured in the industrial era to today’s talent-driven enterprises

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My Summer Internship: From Nicaragua to SuccessFactors


Michael Newton is currently interning for Lauren Fernandez in Sales University Internal Training and Stephanie Barrales in Business Operations and Strategy. He is originally from Managua, Nicaragua and goes to school at Elmhurst College in Chicago, IL studying International Business. This is his story: Interning at SuccessFactors has been a great experience so far. I […]. SuccessFactors Careers careers internship sales bootcamp sales university

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Boost Rewards Heads to Chicago for the 2013 SHRM Show

Boost Rewards

Boost Rewards and Recognition will be at the Society for Human Resources and Management (SHRM) Conference and Exposition in Chicago, IL on June 16th-18th. SHRM is the world’s largest organization dedicated to human resource management, and includes more than 250,000 members in over 140 countries. The 2013 SHRM Conference and Exposition will include industry leading Click Here to Read More. The post Boost Rewards Heads to Chicago for the 2013 SHRM Show appeared first on Boost Rewards. Boost Blog

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.

How to Keep Up the Good Work With an Employee Bonus Program


Any time employees are recognized for a job well done, it’s good for business. And an effective employee bonus program can help reinforce the message by rewarding positive performance. Sure, a steady paycheck is the main reason employees clock in every day. But if that’s where your compensation strategy ends, you might want to consider installing revolving doors. Money well spent. Rewarding stellar performance can help spur employee engagement and reduce turnover.

Top 5 ‘lightning rod’ terms to avoid with employees

Business Management Daily

As a manager, you know how important it is to use the correct employment terms with employees. Using the wrong terms can expose your company to expensive lawsuits. The top five 'lightning rod' terms to avoid with employees: The post Top 5 ‘lightning rod’ terms to avoid with employees appeared first on Business Management Daily. Human Resources Videos

Get Creative in the Battle for Finding the Best Talent


By Adrienne Whitten, Director, Product Marketing Recruiting great talent is becoming more and more competitive and tricky. Nowadays, applicants share every detail of your recruiting process online. By 2014, between 47 and 50 percent of the world’s working population will have been born after 1980 (known as millennials). The future of attracting, retaining, & managing […]. Recruiting recruiting tips social HR social media social recruiting

Activating The Hidden Face of Workforce Diversity

Inpower Coaching

If you write a leadership blog you know the challenge of dredging the stock photo sites for perfectly politically correct photos of happy business women and men sporting every hue of skin color from creamy white to chocolate brown. If you actually run a business, you know the photo-dredgers have it easy when it comes to filling the executive suite with such variety. Building a diverse workforce isn’t so hard given the growing numbers of minorities in the U.S.

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.

Your Workplace Training Video of the Day

True Faith HR

You know it is effective, because you will have "Hot Drinks" in your head for the rest of the day. I''m hoping that DJ Jazzy Jeff will be spinning a remix at the 80s themed #SHRM13 Tweetup Monday night (RSVP Now: [link] ) Hope to see you at the SHRM Annual Conference. Off to Chicago. shrm13 Chicago DJ Jazzy Jeff Wendy''s

Great Quotes: Luc de Brabandere on Change, Innovation and Perceptions


When we encounter a change, we first perceive ourselves in a changed situation. So, our perception of the changed situation actually precedes the actual change and shapes our response. In the same context, I read two quotes by Luc de Brabandere.

Recruiter Insights: 4 Ways To Give A Great Candidate Experience


In this edition of “Recruiter Insights,” Lianne Gong, Recruiter, SuccessFactors Recruiting Team, talks about what she feels is important to give candidates a great experience throughout the hiring process. Lately, there has been a lot of focus on the importance of candidate experience. The value that candidate experience brings to a company is extremely powerful. […]. Recruiting SuccessFactors Careers careers Jobs Recruiter Recruiter Insights SuccessFactors