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.

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.

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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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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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.

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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How to Find Your Bliss as a Manager

45 Things

Are you happy? Such a simple question, and yet often it’s a complex one for managers. Managers spend much of their time putting out fires, going to meetings, trying to keep a team productive and answering to higher-ups. Asking themselves “am I happy?”

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!

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.

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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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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

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

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

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.

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.

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

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.


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