Sat.Mar 02, 2013 - Fri.Mar 08, 2013

What color is your personality?

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I'm blue with a little gold thrown in. If you want to know what I'm talking about, read this latest story I did for Gannett/USA Today. There's a reason you probably don't get along with some of your co-workers. They're different from you. And the boss likes it that way.

Upgrade Higher Ed Performance Management by Answering These Three Questions


HR managers in higher education institutions need to find an easy way to streamline the performance management process. But they have the same question we’ve heard from many businesses: How do we manage performance across a varied workforce when we have practically no budget?

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Social Risk?


In the health care industry we talk about risk a lot. Whether it has to do with patient safety, managing potential problems, or dealing with information technology threats, risk is a part of life. We don''t have a corner on the term though, every business large or small has to deal with it.

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Recruiter Insights: 5 Things To Know Before Your First Phone Interview


Today’s post is the another in a series called “Recruiter Insights” by our very own recruiting team. This week, Pete Lawson, Recruiter, SuccessFactors‘ Recruiting Team, shares his thoughts on what you should know before your first phone interview. Who are they? Although this one seems obvious, you would be surprised. Most recruiters will ask […]. SuccessFactors Careers interview Pete Lawson Recruiter Insights

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.

Why Multitasking Makes You Less Productive

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I recently had to get rid of my computer keyboard because the Super Glue I spilled on it made it difficult to use. So did the red fingernail polish that covered the letters “L” “I” and “9.” (OK, OK, I don’t use the 9 very much, but still.) I destroyed the keyboard because I was multitasking.

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Strength = Weakness


We all do a little self-talk from time to time. Okay, everyday we practice this technique whether we know it or not. It just seems to happen. We strategize options, consider our strengths, and then make decisions to move forward.

[Webinar] Leverage high performing leaders to drive your employees’ success


Did you know that 19 million Americans plan to leave their jobs in 2013 ? According to World at Work , if an employee is dissatisfied with his/her manager, there is an 80 percent chance he/she is disengaged.

The Answer is Clear: The Employee Engagement Business Case

David Zinger

Nailing the Evidence. Employee engagement the evidence from Engage for Success. I appreciate this slide presentation from Engage for Success on the evidence or business case for engagement. Watch it and let’s be done with this discussion about whether engagement does or does not make a difference for business. The evidence is clear. Employee engagement make a significant difference.

How Balanced is Your Workforce?


Thursday, March 7, 2013 :00am. How Balanced is Your Workforce? By Lois Melbourne. What are the most critical topics in human capital management that should be on your radar in 2013? Topic #8: Workforce Imbalance. Human Resources is a balancing act.

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!

Powering Through


Sometimes we face challenges as leaders that burn a tremendous amount of energy in the moment. That moment can last days or even weeks. That moment can be downright draining. Did any of us really believe that leading was going to be easy? Expectations Oh to be twenty-seven again as I landed my first management job. I was fired up, ready to make a difference, and had absolutely no idea what I was doing.

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Six tips to create star teams out of star players [UPDATED]


The 1992 United States men’s Olympic basketball team, nicknamed the “Dream Team”, was described by American journalists as the greatest sports team ever assembled.

Employee Engagement Friday Factoid #22: The Future of Gamification

David Zinger

Are you game? In a survey by Pew Research Center, 53% of people surveyed said that, by 2020, the use of gamification will be widespread , while 42% predicted that, by 2020, gamification will not evolve to be a larger trend except in specific realms. Gamification 2020: What Is the Future of Gamification? Commentary. There is a strong connection between employee engagement and gamification.

Good Faith Efforts: 3 Important Tips to Ensure You Are OFCCP-Compliant


Wednesday, March 6, 2013 :00am. Good Faith Efforts: 3 Important Tips to Ensure You Are OFCCP-Compliant By Julia Mendez. What are the most critical topics in human capital management that should be on your radar in 2013? Topic #7: Good Faith Efforts.

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.

Leadership: 6 Pointers on Having Face Time with People


In case of my 7 year old daughter, all significant behavioral and habit changes have been a result of “face time” – time spent one to one to inspire, inform and involve her.

Achievers’ new release provides smart tools for smart companies


After months of development, A chievers is proud to announce our new suite of data-driven reports and analytics. We believe that everything should be made as simple as possible, so we crafted this release to provide the maximum amount of information with the simplest possible interface.

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Flexible work remains a hot topic…and the conversation continues

Future of Work

It's almost impossible to keep up with the global debate on telecommuting and flexible work these days. As my good friend and colleague Chris Hood of CBRE put it recently, "Marissa Mayer [CEO of Yahoo!] has done all of us who believe in flexible working a big favor.". More people than ever are talking about it, debating it, and thinking about the pros and cons of requiring people to come to the office (or enabling them to work from other locations, including their homes). link].

How to Get Employees Back on Track After Workplace Violence


Workplace violence is every employer’s nightmare. According to the U.S. Occupational Safety and Health Administration , each year nearly two million Americans report that they had been victims of workplace violence. Whether that violence comes in the form of physical assault, threats or verbal abuse, it can cause serious harm to your employees, to employee morale and to the smooth operation of your business.

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.

In 100 Words: The Art of Seeing Possibilities


Benjamin Zander’s book “ The Art of Possibility ” starts with this story: A shoe factory sends two marketing scouts to a region of Africa to study the prospects for expanding business. One sends back a telegram saying, SITUATION HOPELESS. NO ONE WEARS SHOES.

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Ask Amelia: Any inexpensive ideas for celebrating Employee Appreciation Week?


It’s Employee Appreciation Week! What are some last-minute and inexpensive ways to let our employees know we care? You’re right—Employee Appreciation Week is here! This is a chance to let your employees know that their hard work is not only appreciated but has a significant impact on the company.

Jim Ware interviewed by Turi Ryder on the Yahoo! telecommuting kerfuffle

Future of Work

On Tuesday evening, February 26, Jim Ware was invited to speak with talk radio host Turi Ryder (WGN 720 radio in Chicago, Illinois) to discuss his perspectives on the mandate issued by Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo!, that all Yahoo! employees would be required to come into the corporate offices every day rather than working from home. That edict has clearly been highly controversial; it has generated an unusual, and unexpected, amount of press commentary. Jim's interview with Ms.

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On Absenteeism and Due Dates

True Faith HR

Last Friday , I discussed my battles with absenteeism in the classroom. Not only do students suffer in their performance by missing class, but it creates more work for me in terms of time grading poor answers on exams. Where absenteeism poses a particular problem beyond just missing class is when assignments are due or exams are scheduled.

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.

SuccessFactors is Hiring: UI Engineering in Bangalore, India


SuccessFactors, an SAP company, has offices all around the world. One of our fastest growing locations is Bangalore, India. There are a number of UI Engineering positions that we are looking for the right person to fill. Are you that person? Check out our infographic to find out! Check out all of our Engineering Jobs […]. SuccessFactors Careers Bangalore infographic Jobs UI Engineer

Ask Amelia: How do we integrate employee recognition into our traditional culture?


Hi Amelia, I work for a large investment bank. How could we integrate employee recognition into our traditional, hierarchy-based culture? There is no time like the present to incorporate online thank yous into a traditional metrics-based culture. As an example, some of the most critical—and thankless—roles are in the backend office of the investment institution.

Next Talking About Tomorrow Conference Call

Future of Work

11 AM Pacific Standard Time. March 21, 2012. Free, but advance registration is required. The next "Talking About Tomorrow" conversation will be on Thursday, March 21 , at 11 AM Pacific time (note this is a special time for this month only). And the one after that will be on April 18 , 2013, at 9 AM PDT. On March 21 we would be crazy not to discuss the Marissa Mayer/Yahoo! "no-work-from-home" no-work-from-home" edict and the ensuing debate about telecommuting and working anywhere/anytime.

You Say "Conflict," I Say "Business as Usual"


We know that workplace conflict often stems from differences – whether those are differences in age or gender – or simply differences of opinion or perspective. As leaders, we need to be paying close attention so we know when those differences begin to escalate


Year in Review: Talent Acquisition in 2019 & the 2020 Impact

The year 2019 in talent acquisition was full of key learnings and insights that you can leverage in order to start 2020 ahead of the recruiting pack. This report walks you through core trends to continuously examine as you plan your recruiting strategy for 2020 and beyond.