Sat.Mar 09, 2013 - Fri.Mar 15, 2013

The Four Patterns that Should Guide All Your Career Moves

The Bamboo Project Blog

wrote a couple of long posts in February on the two major factors most job seekers are dealing with in this economy. The first was on the reality that there aren't enough jobs for everyone who wants one. The second was on the poor quality of many of the jobs that do exist. .

Why poor spelling and grammar hurt your career

45 Things

A couple of years ago I played the game Cranium for the first time. When the challenge was for my team to correctly spell "pharaoh," of course they chose me to take it on. That turned out to be a mistake as I confidently spelled it "pharoah."

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Get Relief Before Cabin Fever Strains Performance


We’re heading into that time of the year — when kids get excited about spring break and employees are itching to take a few days off. If your employees don’t get a chance to recharge a little before summer, they’re likely to experience some cabin fever.

Big Data v Big Information


I hear a lot about big data. You probably do too. I have visions of a giant warehouse filled with green bar paper stacked from floor to ceiling. That''s not what big data looks like of course. I mean, I don''t think that''s what big data looks like.

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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.

Politics is Perception: HR Management Functions Best with an Empowered Workforce


Wednesday, March 13, 2013 :00am. Politics is Perception: HR Management Functions Best with an Empowered Workforce By Greg Belkin. What are the most critical topics in human capital management that should be on your radar in 2013? Topic #9: Line-of-Business Employees and HR.

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Economist's Change Ambassadors ~ HR to HR 2.0 and Human.

Strategic HCM

I love the variety of things I seem somehow to get involved in these days. One interesting programme I'm supporting this year is the Economist's new Change Ambassadors awards - open to individuals who have driven

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The Peformanator


It''s as if they arrived here on earth from a time far ahead in the future. They look like us, yet their impact is somehow very different than the majority of the employees who e work with each day. At times they are quite charming and appear to have a solid network of peers.

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Performance Management for Retailers: Giving New Meaning to “Retail Therapy”


Tuesday, March 12, 2013 :00am. Performance Management for Retailers: Giving New Meaning to “Retail Therapy” By Greg Belkin. Retailers face a cut-throat environment: The economy is tight, competition is fierce, and expectations for higher service and an outstanding customer experience are escalating.

Employee Engagement Friday Factoid #23: 93% of us work with a Slacker

David Zinger

Are you slacking or picking up the slack? Slacking co-workers cause a quarter of their hard-working colleagues to put in four to six more hours of work each week…four out of five say the quality of their work declines when they have to pick up their co-workers’ slack — a huge potential blow to the bottom line when you consider that 93 percent have a co-worker who doesn’t do his or her fair share. Stuck With a Slacking Co-Worker? Commentary.

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!

Engaging in Working Time Change

Strategic HCM

Today I’m at the second day of Working-Time Solutions’ annual forum where I’lll be presenting on employee engagement. But first, we’ve got another keynote from John Jeffrey, Head of Waste Management and Street Scene at Cheshire West and Chester Council.

3 Deadly Words


As leaders we often don''t feel any different than how we did earlier in our careers. Sure, we appreciate our greater scope of responsibility, we know the strategic direction our organizations must work toward more than most, and we certainly have a longer to do list than ever before. What often gets overlooked however is the significant impact we have with our words and behavior.

5 must-reads for the in-the-know HR Professional: Week of March 15th, 2013


This week we are focusing on leaders, the impact they have on an organization, and their ultimate impact on business success or failure. The collection of articles below will provide you with insight on how to become a better leader, discuss the impact a leader has at an organization and the elements that make a good leader great. How Leaders Lose their Luck” (via Harvard Business Review blog ). Discover the seven attributes that a leader must maintain and master to keep luck on their side.

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Why Leaders Should Care About The Equal Pay Gap & Flexible Work-Life Arrangements

Inpower Coaching

On average, companies are paying women 77% as much as the guys in the cubes next to them, doing the same jobs. Traditionally this has been seen as a women’s issue, an issue of social justice, a reason for women ask for legislated change. However, I believe that this “fairness” argument has been masking something even more important to modern leaders – leaders who want to run innovative, high-performance organizations.

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

Travel and Entertainment Expenses: Where Do You Draw the Line?


According to the Global Business Travel Association, U.S. business travel spending is expected to rise to nearly $267 billion in 2013. How much of that money will be yours? As travel fares climb while your company is being faced with a tepid economy, you’ll want to spend wisely. So what does that mean? The answer may be in your current cache of company expense reports. Does spending correlate with revenue? How do you predict where your business spending is going?

On Base Rate of Success

True Faith HR

One of my favorite terms in HR is "base rate of success." Its also rarely discussed, but absolutely critical. Simply put, the "base rate of success" tells us the proportion of employees who would be successful on the job if we hired randomly instead of applying some predictor.

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What We Need: Compassionate Compliance


Compliance stems from our need to ensure certainty, reduce variability and adhere to a certain structure or model. Compliance may be explicit (e.g. to a certain process model like ISO) or it may be implicit (e.g. to a certain specific belief system, way of working or ideology).

3 Things Marissa Mayer and Yahoo! Did Right (And 3 Things They Did Wrong)

Inpower Coaching

You have to have been living in a cave to miss the media frenzy that erupted after Yahoo! announced its new policy to bring telecommuters home to the office. Much of the noise came from the working-mom contingent upset at Marissa Mayer, the new mother recently appointed as the CEO in charge of bringing Yahoo! back to life. However, for leaders to learn the real lessons of this brouhaha, we have to look beneath the headlines.

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.

The Truth About E-Verify: 5 Things Every Employer Should Know


While E-Verify may seem like just another hassle in your hiring process, it can help you avoid unauthorized workers and the costly legal troubles that come with them. Though some employers are not required by law to use E-Verify, it can help you maintain a legal workforce by confirming employees’ Social Security information instantly. Here are five things you need to know before using E-Verify. You and your employee must complete the Form I-9 first. Don’t jump the gun.

Harassment and Discrimination Prevention


Now more than ever, employers should proactively develop a program to prevent Harassment and Discrimination in the workplace. The Network, Inc. has developed a white paper for employers to learn 5 keys to protecting the organization against harassment and discrimination. To receive a copy of this white paper, click here Powered by: The Network, Inc. Employee Ethic Hotline Industry News

In Review: Leadership and the Art of Struggle by Steven Snyder


When we look back at our careers and lives, what do we remember the most? When I asked this question to some of my friends and colleagues, most of them told me vivid stories about their struggles and how they dealt with challenges to came out victorious.

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In 100 Words: Improvement and Tending a Garden


Improvement is never a destination, but a journey that is organic, constant and never-ending. Consider this story from Subroto Bagchi’s book “ The High Performance Entrepreneur ”.

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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.

Workplace violence, shootings on the rise


The U.S. Department of Homeland Security last month released a video that provides instruction on potential actions to take if confronted with an active shooter situation. To read more, click here. Employee Industry News

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U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) audit


ICE Issues a $625,000 fine to a New Jersey Company for Form I-9 Violations. Click here to read more. Hiring I-9 Industry News



On February 4th, Rep. Phil Gingrey (R-GA) introduced H.R. 478, which would make the E-Verify employment eligibility verification program permanent and mandatory for all employers. The bill would also require that employers use the system on employees no later than 14 days after employment. Click here to view the bill. E-Verify Employee Hiring Industry News

Drug Testing Policy Development


If your company is in multiple states and your corporate drug screening policy is not state specific then the door is open for improvement. Contact us and learn more about our ability to support you through the development of a state specific drug testing policy. Learn more: [link]. Drug Testing Employee Hiring

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.