Sat.Jul 05, 2014 - Fri.Jul 11, 2014

Design Your Career: Search for Inspiration

The Bamboo Project Blog

Inspiration is the fuel for your ideas. Plan activties to learn from multiple perspectives and to explore unfamiliar contexts. -- Design Thinking Toolkit. Over the course of the next few weeks, I''m showing you how to apply design thinking and principles to your career planning and development.

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Employee Recognition Programs: A Word About Tenure


With a $6 billion market for employee recognition, did you know that a whopping 87% of recognition program efforts are focused on rewarding TENURE alone? Forbes ).

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Four Questions with Robynne Sisco, Workday’s Chief Accounting Officer


As our chief accounting officer (CAO), Robynne Sisco manages day-to-day finances at Workday. We asked Robynne to share a bit about her role at the Workday Blog, as well as her unique perspective as a user of Workday''s financial management system.

Oh My God! They Killed the Performance Appraisal!


Move over Kenny of South Park. The humble performance appraisal is being killed off more frequently than you ever imagined. At least, that’s what some pundits and bloggers would have us believe.

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.

Design Your Career: Defining the Challenge

The Bamboo Project Blog

"Every design problem begins with a specific and intentional problem to address; this is called a design challenge."-- Design Thinking for Educators Toolkit. Over the course of the next few weeks, I''m showing you how to apply design thinking and principles to your career planning and development.

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What Does Employee Engagement Look Like?


Worldwide, only 13% of employees are engaged at work, according to Gallup’s 142-country study on the State of the Global Workforce. That equates to only one in eight workers really happy, satisfied and giving 100% towards their work. In an effort to increase the number of engaged employees let’s first ask: what does employee engagement look like? What mindset does an engaged employee bring to work each day?

Employee Engagement: The Big Idea is a Small Change

David Zinger

Change and the Art of Small Victories. Reading time = 48 seconds ). My approach to employee engagement has been to focus on small, simple, strong, significant, and sustainable change or behaviors.

Creative Minds: In and Out of Silicon Valley

Bersin with Deloitte

Innovation is alive and well in the start-up world: the world of talent acquisition at least. In a panel at the MIT-Stanford VLab, a panel of young companies strutted their stuff in a VLAB session called ‘Algorithm Alchemy: Turning Talent Search Into Gold.’ ’ They responded to questions by moderator Craig Driscoll, Talent Partner from […]. Talent & PM Providers Talent Acquisition Providers

3 Ways to Make a Performance Review More Meaningful for the Modern Workforce


It seems as though the same negative terms are frequently used to describe Millennials: dependent, self-centered, unfocused. This perspective is not only detrimental to businesses whose workforces will soon be occupied by more than 50% of these future leaders, but it’s also untrue.

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!

500 Billion Reasons to Help Managers Be More Effective Leaders


Are disengaged employees actively undermining the value created and customers acquired by their more engaged peers? There is a tremendous engagement and execution gap in companies today.

Employee Engagement Pyramid: 10 Keys to Engaging The Power of One

David Zinger

A singular approach to employee engagement. I am working on the power of one and singularity in my employee engagement practice. I have revisited my pyramid of employee engagement and awoke to another layer of it.

My Fascination Advantage® Is The Veiled Strength – What’s Yours? [free assessment]

Unbridled Talent

Do you know what makes you fascinating? What draws people to you and differentiates you from others in your profession or industry? Want to know how you “fascinate” the world? Read to the bottom of this post and get your code to take a free assessment! ].

Video 60

Polite Disregard


I have some favorite words. Many of my HR colleagues have the same favorites. One that is near the top of my list is accountable. I like it so much I built it into the subtitle of this blog.

Protecting Organizational Culture and Wellbeing During a Global Pandemic

Download Gallagher’s report to discover best practices for sustaining corporate culture, identify opportunities for building engagement, and understand the value of investing in your organization’s greatest asset — its people.

Demystifying Survey Statistics


The role of HR is changing in many ways.One major shift is the use of HR analyticsfor data-driven decision making. After working with HR for many years, I have lost count of the number of clients who have expressed their lack of affection for statistics (and that’s putting it mildly!). But numbers do not have to be scary! In fact, they can be extremely informative when you have a basic understanding of their meaning and guidelines for interpretation. Here are brief descriptions of some commonly

Traits of a “Laggard”

Cielo HR Leader

“Laggard” is a term often used to describe companies making slow progress or those who fall behind peers and/or competitors. In short, Laggards struggle; strategic objectives are less-than-impactful, and productivity does not meet expected targets.

Instead of Driving Engagement Higher.Let's Just Try Not to Kill It


b' There are a handful of truths when it comes to survey data. The higher the employee is in the organizational hierarchy, the more favorable they tend to be in their responses. Survey results in Japan are almost always less favorable than those in India.

Exploring Career Opportunities Without Jeopardizing Your Current Job #AskJennifer

Unbridled Talent

Are you happily (or contently) employed, but at the same time wonder if there are better career opportunities out there? If you can’t see this video in your RSS reader or email, then click here. Email subscribers click here to view the video).

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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

Etiquette Lessons for the Company Picnic

45 Things

It’s summer and we’re finally enjoying those carefree days of warmth and sun we dreamed of while enduring one of the most brutal winters on record. And with the increasing temps comes the surest sign of summer: An invitation to the office picnic.

Pharmageddon in MEA – People, as Important as Products

Cielo HR Leader

Here at Cielo, in the Middle East & Africa (MEA) , we are in the enviable position of hosting the region’s leading roundtable events for HR leaders in the Pharmaceutical and Life Sciences industry.

The Problem With Reward Structures That Discourage Collaboration


By Dr. Steven Hunt, Principal Director of Business Execution Practices at SuccessFactors. Originally posted on TLNT) Second of two parts Did you miss Part 1? See How Short-Term Financial Decisions Can Destroy Workforce Productivity One of the classic articles about workforce managements is entitled, On the folly of rewarding A, while hoping for B. The author provides multiple examples […].

Achievement and Gratitude


“In normal life we hardly realize how much more we receive than we give, and life cannot be rich without such gratitude. It is so easy to overestimate the importance of our own achievements compared with what we owe to the help of others.” - Dietrich Bonhoeffer Take one minute today and consider how far you''ve come in life. Look at the team of people you work with.and think about all the hard work they do and how that work directly impacts you.

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.

Chasing Paper

Dave's Weekly Thought

"Don't Chase The Paper, Chase The Dream" ~ Sean Combs LeBron James, the world's most recognized sports star is leaving the glitz and glamour of Miami to return home to Cleveland. It is a tale of humility that has given many a renewed faith in humanity.

Walter Mitty and HR Transformation

Strategic HCM

I''ve recently had this post published on the ASTD / ATD''s gloabl HRD blog - HR Artistry on a Global Canvas - again supporting this November''s Art of HR Conference.

Getting Funky with Talent Analytics: HR Director’s Tale Part 2

Cielo HR Leader

In Part 1 of this series, Getting Started with Talent Analytics: An HR Director’s Tale , our intrepid HR Director (HRD) had received a volley of abuse from his CEO, and told in no uncertain terms that he needed to come up with an HR Analytics strategy “quick smart.” Being a resilient chap, the HRD swiftly dusted himself off and formulated a plan to educate himself on a subject he knew little about.

My Fascination Advantage® Is The Veiled Strength – What’s Yours? [free assessment]

Unbridled Talent

Do you know what makes you fascinating? What draws people to you and differentiates you from others in your profession or industry? Want to know how you “fascinate” the world? Read to the bottom of this post and get your code to take a free assessment! ].

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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.