Sat.Feb 22, 2014 - Fri.Feb 28, 2014

Navigating the StartOver Economy

The Bamboo Project Blog

lan Weinkrantz has a series of interesting blog posts over at Chris Brogan''s Owner Mag on the idea of the StartOver economy. This is an economy where things are moving quickly and where yesterday''s success is no guarantee that tomorrow will bring the same. .

Let’s Not Panic Over the Quit Rate. But Let’s Not Ignore It.


New data shows that workers are not afraid to leave their employers, even during economically challenging times like these. The U.S. Labor Department recently reported that roughly 2.4 million American workers quit their jobs in November of 2013.

Employee Engagement: How to use gamification to climb Mount Everest (almost).

David Zinger

Being game for work and wellbeing. Reading time 4 minutes and 30 seconds). I have themed 2014 as a year of points. I am further extending my work on using the principles and practices of gamification for work and wellbeing.

Engage Millennials Using Social Learning Communities


Wednesday, March 5, 2014 :00am. Engage Millennials Using Social Learning Communities By Sharon Palermo. There are over 40 million Millennials currently in the US workforce and that number is only going to increase.

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.

When Toxic Employers Promise They'll Change

The Bamboo Project Blog

I''ve been swamped with client work lately, but have not forgotten about you dear readers. I promise! Today I want to have a chat about toxic employers.

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The Hand Grenades HR Still Juggles


The world of work, and more specifically, professional leadership, has evolved quite a bit over the last few decades. The new norms that address behavior, equal treatment, political correctness, and a general sense of decency have all made positive inroads in our work lives. This is progress!

The Secret to Google’s Hiring Revealed: Cognitive Ability

Criteria Corp

Last summer we reacted to an interview with Laszlo Bock at Google who seemed to say that tests scores and grades were useless predictors for hiring decisions. We said that what constitutes information for hiring purposes at Google may well differ from what constitutes information for hiring elsewhere, and we pointed out that validating a selection tool after it has been used, and only for those who were selected will typically yield lower estimates of the usefulness of that tool.

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On Religious Liberty Laws and Transparency

True Faith HR

So, Arizona Senate Bill 1062 was vetoed by Governor Jan Brewer last night, under pressure from businesses, strong voices on the Left, and even members of her own party. The purpose of SB1062, and others that all seemingly came up at the same time around the nation (I see you ALEC ), is to "guarantee that all Arizonans would be free to live and work according to their faith."

How to Become a Thought Leader

45 Things

"People use the term ‘thought leader’ as if all you have to do to become one is set up a Twitter account and start tweeting. This is hardly the case.

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.

Influencer? Not Me.


There is a part of leadership that I''ve never quite gotten used to. It''s not the scope of responsibility, or high stress, or working through conflicts. These issues are quite demanding, but they don''t surprise me.

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Import Timesheets from AccountSight's User-Friendly Time Tracker into QuickBooks for Seamless Accounting Solution


Blog about integration feature of AccountSight that enables users to easily export data from AccountSight to QuickBooks for accounting purpose

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Join us for a Employee Engagement #SAPChat on 2/26!


Research shows that employees who are motivated, appreciated, and aligned produce measurably better business results. The question today is, how do you effectively engage a diverse, multi-generational workforce driven by a range of differing values and goals? Join the conversation and explore how pulling the levers of engagement can help motivate employees: Establish clear, direct […]. Events Social Media Strategic HR Employee Engagement HCM hr HR Tech sapchat Talent Management tweetchat

Wellness and Wellbeing in the Workplace

Future of Work

This article marks the beginning of a slight change in my Future of Work Agenda newsletter publishing plans. Some time ago I simplified the newsletter format, sharing a single thought piece with you about once a month. Now I am committing to a more frequent schedule, with the goal of condensing my rants and ramblings to an even shorter format (and I have also integrated the newsletter more tightly with the blog).

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.

Is the Skills Gap Self-Inflicted?

Cielo HR Leader

Is the growing skills gap a self-inflicted wound? There is no cut-and-dry answer to this question, but it is a topic that demands exploration. Open your web browser, search “skills gap” via Google, and you will find yourself lost in a sea of research emphasizing the lack of qualified candidates (50.5

You Can Have It All? Moms on the brink

Inpower Coaching

It’s no secret that being a working mom is a tough job, and everyone seems to have an opinion on the downsides. When many working mothers hear, “you can have it all,” they also hear, “and since you don’t have it all you must be doing something wrong.”

Why Even the Best Workers Lie and Cheat

45 Things

If we only worked with nice, honest people life would be much easier, wouldn’t it? Unfortunately, the workplace often has its share of liars and cheats.

Hiring Practices That Will Haunt You


Wednesday, February 12, 2014 :00am. Hiring Practices That Will Haunt You By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.]. We all know the cost of a bad hire and we’ve all probably been down that road. They may have fibbed or misrepresented themselves, but at the end of the day that bad hire is someone’s fault, and it can cost the company dearly. Read More » read more

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.

Your Organization Most Likely Has a Skills Gap. Here’s How to Close It


By Mark Brandau, Vice President, Talent Solutions, SuccessFactors, an SAP Company Think there isn’t a skills gap in your organization? A new study by Accenture shows that 46% of executives at large U.S. companies say their organizations lack the skills they need. The gaps exist at all levels, including leadership. In 2011, 20 percent of companies cited […]. Learning HCM hr HRTech Leadership Shortage Skills Assessment Skills Gap Skills Management Talent Management

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Why HR Needs To Move To Mobile Recruiting


The world has skipped a generation of evolution and has moved to smart phones faster than anticipated, by mid of 2013 India outpaced Japan as the third largest smartphone market in the world. Interestingly most of the smart phone users are using it for activities beyond making phone calls and apps constitute a big chunk […]. Best HR Practices Career Opportunities Mobile Recruiting Web Recruiting

How to Scale Up Excellence

45 Things

One of the most difficult problems a leader can face is how to spread and grow success throughout a team or organization.

Import Timesheets from AccountSight's User-Friendly Time Tracker into QuickBooks for Seamless Accounting Solution


Blog about integration feature of AccountSight that enables users to easily export data from AccountSight to QuickBooks for accounting purpose

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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.

SuccessFactors Q1 2014 Release Highlights


By Nicole Sanders, Product Marketing Manager – HCM Solutions, SuccessFactors Do-it-yourself (DIY). It’s the latest trend. You can’t go into a hardware store without seeing signs for DIY, or surf the television without coming across the DIY network channel. So, why is DIY so popular and what does it mean for you? I like DIY because it […]. Cloud Employee Central Jam Learning

Health Care Reform Play or Pay Delay: Why You Shouldn’t Wait


UPDATE: On Feb. 10, 2014, the federal government announced yet another delay to the employer shared responsibility (“Play or Pay”) provisions of the Affordable Care Act. The two key points are as follows: Businesses with 50-99 full-time (including full time-equivalent) employees must begin offering full-time employees qualified health coverage starting in 2016 (instead of 2015).

She Loves You Yeah, Yeah, Yeah: Lesson from the Beatles

45 Things

It was 50 years ago this month that the Beatles hit the American music scene. You may have watched CBS ‘ salute to the Beatles Friday night, “The Night That Changed America: A Grammy Salute to the Beatles,” on the 50th anniversary of the band’s debut appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”

Research Uncovers 1 Emotion that Causes Employee Turnover, Another Retention


A paper by Tobias Kraemer and Matthias Gouthier explores the roles of. emotion in employee turnover, specifically in the high turnover world of Call Centers. They identify two emotions that impact employee. retention and turnover. The first emotion is ANGER. They have. discovered that anger causes "emotional exhaustion" which increases. intention to leave. Anger includes feelings such as

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

Discover how more than 4,100 employers are addressing benefits and workforce challenges, and how you can take competitive action to attract and retain talent, boost employee engagement, and promote organizational wellbeing.