Sat.Sep 28, 2013 - Fri.Oct 04, 2013

Ranting Against Employee Engagement Evangelists

David Zinger

Be Small. Do Good Work. That is Enough. Recently, I have noticed more experts referring to themselves, or having other refer to them as evangelists.

How to Get What You Want at Work

45 Things

Have you ever tried to change a co-worker''s mind and failed miserably? Not only is it frustrating, it also may hurt your career. You may not be able to achieve your goals if the person remains entrenched in a position that keeps you from moving forward.

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5 Things Not to Miss at SuccessConnect 2013


SuccessConnect 2013 is just a few weeks away – are you ready? Here are five things you don’t want to miss: What are you most looking forward to? See you in Las Vegas! Social Media HR Week successconnect SuccessConnect2013

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Could games be the key to engagement?


One of the most fascinating lectures I’ve seen recently is this 12-minute speech by Ali Carr-Chellman, in which she explains how the modern education system is doing a disservice to boys.

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.

9 Years in Social Media: Expanding my Mind and Shrinking my World

David Zinger

Social media has shrunk my mind and expended my world. Today marks my ninth anniversary in social media.

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The Biggest Onboarding Mistake You Might Already Be Making


By Steve Hurn, Vice President and General Manager EMEA Hiring the right people from a shrinking talent pool is hard enough, not to mention the time and expense required for a successful outcome. Most people think this is the toughest part of expanding their workforce. But there are a myriad of hidden hazards in […]. EMEA Onboarding

What Animates Me

Working Girl

My kids love the movie Despicable Me , even my two year old, who recently demanded his own minion. To be honest, I wasn''t all that crazy about the movie when I finally got around to watching it. But Despicable Me 2 is a whole ''nother story because. apparently, I''m in it!!

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Employee Engagement: Why Good Work is so Important in Emergencies

David Zinger

Strong Employee Engagement Equation = Small steps + Good work. Alan Kearns at Career Joy wrote a wonderful piece about Captain Jim Andrews who was the first emergency reponder on the scene at the terrible crash between the train and the bus in Ottawa.

Experience the Magic of Peoplefluent Mirror Solutions at HR Tech


Thursday, October 3, 2013 :00am. Experience the Magic of Peoplefluent Mirror Solutions at HR Tech By Kevin Grossman. Now that was exciting!

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!

Inspiring Employee Success: ACE 2013 Day 1


A chievers Customer Experience 2013 kicked off yesterday with inspiring stories and insight of engagement, innovation, and success!

The Obsession That Is Killing HR


I have a big idea. If it gets a little traction it might change how human resources work is done in the future. It''s not a new concept, but I believe the time is right for someone, particularly in Healthcare HR to speak to this opportunity. Ideas are meant to solve problems, and my friends I see significant problems in the Healthcare HR space. I see it in my own career path, and I see an abundance of time and energy being wasted everyday on this problem.

Strategies for Success: Developing the 21st Century Workforce


By Nicole Saunders, Product Marketing Manager (Originally posted on SAP Community Network) There’s no denying it: the demographics of the talent pool are shifting and the demands of both the workforce and the workplace are changing with it in a way the world has never experienced before. In these competitive and unstable economic times, […]. Events Succession Talent Management events Succession Planning

Your World of Work Stars Well Kept


Wednesday, October 2, 2013 :00am. Your World of Work Stars Well Kept By Kevin Grossman. It’s been a bugaboo of business for decades.

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.

8 Tips to Increase Physician Recruiting Success

Hospital Recruiting

Get More Candidates. It sounds simple, right? In-house physician recruiters should always be looking for new ways to source candidates. At the beginning stages of a recruitment effort, you’ll likely need a good quantity of candidates in order to find the right fit and quality that you need.

Is Pushing Social Media A Good Idea?


Over the last three and a half years I''ve integrated social media into my personal and professional lives. I am a very social person, so imagine the perfect fit for me when twitter, facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn and many other tools suddenly were important tools my business as a human resources leader. Quite frankly, I''m not sure how anyone can be truly effective in HR if they are not using these tools for business.

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Predictive HCM: Shape the Realities of Tomorrow


By Shawn Price, President of SuccessFactors (Originally posted on Wired Insights) Over the past few years, there has been a lot of contemplation about the need for state-of-the-art human capital management (HCM) in today’s rapidly changing world of work and what that looks like. In the world of business and especially in HCM, tomorrow is […]. Thought Leadership future of business HCM successconnect workforce analytics

Read the Year Without Pants by Scott Berkun

David Zinger

Scott Berkun wrote a wonderful book chronicling a year working at WORDPRESS.COM. As a long time WORDPRESS user I was intrigued by his outline of the organization. I encourage you to read it. I like the red cover with just a pair of briefs.

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.

Finding Your Potential – Pushing to Your Edge


[ Pushing to Your Edge – New post from Chad Truby – VP Business Development. You can read more about him on our Leadership page.]. What is your Potential? How do you find your full potential? Can you? I think so – with help. Let me explain.

Legendary companies have one thing in common: they’re winners


Workplace woes are plaguing HR executives. Turnover is high, employees are disengaged, and the pressure to remain agile and drive explosive business revenue won’t subside anytime soon. What are you going to do? It may be no surprise that perception goes a long way—especially with your future candidates. To recruit the best and brightest talent, your employer brand must be top notch.

What to Do When Your Business Gets Too Big for Seasonal Staff


When somebody mentions seasonal employment, you might think of things like ski resorts, golf courses and swimming pools. Small and medium-sized businesses of all kinds, however, bring on additional staff during their peak periods of the year – and not always because of the weather. But what happens when a growing company’s short-term surges start bleeding into the rest of the calendar year? And when is the right time to make the switch to more permanent positions? Stick to the numbers.

How to Break 5 Soul-Sucking Technology Habits

Thrive Global

Nir’s Note: In this last in a series of guest posts on the topic of technology habits, Jason Shah shares practical tips he used to regain control over his devices and break bad habits. Jason is a Product Manager at Yammer and blogs about user experience and technology at

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.

A Snapshot of Workforce Analytics Coverage in Events and Webinars


By Kouros Behzad, Director, HR Solutions (Originally posted on SAP Community Network) There is always a lot happening at SuccessFactors in terms of webinars, seminars and events and you can follow the SuccessFactors calendar of events for the latest. The next couple of months are especially full of activities around workforce analytics and planning… […]. Events Workforce Analytics & Planning events workforce planning

Ask Achievers: How can I capture employees’ bright ideas?


In this week’s Ask A chievers, Dwayne Walker, CPA, CA, shares best practices for encouraging employee-inspired organizational improvements. Dwayne is the VP of finance at A chievers and loves the thrill, excitement, and dedication required to take a dynamic, growing company to the next level. Dear A chievers, Our team is full of talented individuals with stellar ideas for improving the business, but we haven’t been able to gather them in any organized way.

Sports, Life and Leadership: A Game and a Few Lessons


When it comes to playing table tennis (ping pong), I like hitting hard smacks. But in this particular game, the opponents were playing defensively. The first few times I tried smacking the ball, I lost the points. Just then, my doubles partner whispered something in my ears, “Reciprocate your game.