Sat.Jan 04, 2014 - Fri.Jan 10, 2014

What Seeds Are You Planting for 2014?

The Bamboo Project Blog

. After much reflection on my Word of the Year for 2014 ( Juicy Question #4 ), I came up with three of them. I''m following Chris Brogan''s advice here and the words I chose are interconnected in important ways for me. . The first word for me is "Seed."

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Mirror, Mirror: Who’s the Fairest in Engagementland?


For those of us prone to mirror-gazing and taking stock at this introspective time of year, here’s something worth pondering: are we really doing what it takes to nurture employee engagement within our companies?

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Who said employee engagement and recognition are garbage?

David Zinger

Employee Engagement and Recognition as Trash Talk. . A Year of Recognition. I am engaged in a project called a year of recognition to recognize and appreciate others for who they are or what they do. The normal automated garbage pick up in Winnipeg is being done manually right now.

Where the Skills Are: Tapping Into Your Contingent Workforce


Wednesday, January 8, 2014 :00am. Where the Skills Are: Tapping Into Your Contingent Workforce By Sharlyn Lauby. Today’s guest post comes from Sharlyn Lauby, human resources professional with over 20 years of experience and accomplished blogger.].

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.

Progress Trumps Resolutions


S o the new year is upon us.lame resolutions have been proclaimed.and right on schedule are now broken and discarded. I''m not a big fan of annual declarations of how we''re going to transform our lives from our wish list to reality. I am a big fan however, of making progress.

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Employee Engagement on the Back of Your Business Card

David Zinger

What is your little for 2014? Reading Time: Under 1 Minute). The little things? The little moments? They aren’t little. - Jon Kabat-Zinn. What is one little thing you can do in 2014 to improve employee engagement for yourself, your organization, or one other person you work with?

Values, Marketing and Bacon: Resolutions for 2014


Tuesday, January 7, 2014 :00am. Values, Marketing and Bacon: Resolutions for 2014 By Maren Hogan. Today’s guest blog post is from Maren Hogan, marketer and community builder in the HR and Recruiting space.].

How to Break the Procrastination Habit

45 Things

If you’re thinking you might put off reading this story, don’t even think about it. In this interview by Anita Bruzzese with Timothy A. Pychyl, author of “ Solving the Procrastination Puzzle ,” the issues of procrastination, its impact and how to change your ways are explored.

Performance Reviews Dull Your Brain. Do We Still Need Them?


By Mark Brandau, Senior Director, Product Marketing at SuccessFactors (Originally posted on the SAP Community Network) Earlier this year, I was stuck by an article in the Washington Post, “The corporate kabuki of performance reviews,” which started with this sentence: “Among the hundreds of reasons to hate performance reviews, here’s another: They dull certain parts of our brains.” […]. Performance & Goals Talent Management

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!

Four tips to prepare for HRPA 2014


HRPA’s 2014 Annual Conference and Trade Show is just around the corner, and will help examine how HR can actively innovate and help differentiate their organizations to create change and success.

Succession Planning Is Crucial. We’re Just Not Doing It Well.


Friday, January 10, 2014 :00am. Succession Planning Is Crucial. We’re Just Not Doing It Well. By Salvatore Giliberto.

How Recruiters Find Talent

Cielo HR Leader

Strategic sourcing is a vital component of effective talent acquisition. In fact, some would argue it’s the most vital component; without sourcing there would be no candidates and, subsequently, there would be no hires. Simply stated, sourcing is all about finding resumes.

The Why, How, and Where of moving to the Cloud


By Jyoti Sharma, Manager at SuccessFactors/Employee Central at EPI-USE America (Originally posted on the SAP Community Network) There is a direct correlation between the “Why” and “How” of the journey of transition to the Cloud. The complexity is added by the element of “Where” the organization is at prior to entering the Cloud. I have spent a major […]. Cloud Employee Central

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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.

The “holacracy”: a new approach to company hierarchy or nonsense?


Imagine a company where bosses do not exist. Sound crazy? At online retailer Zappos it’s now part of their competitive strategy to sustain its winning culture as the company grows.

The two day rule of recruiting


How many days is too late to get back to a candidate? Does the speed of your response to applications affect the success of your hiring? We looked at the data and here’s what we found. There is a strong link between time-to-respond to an application and final outcome. The overwhelming majority of candidates who end up accepting interviews and jobs are those who had a response from the employer within 2 days of applying! We call it The Two Day Rule. It makes a lot of sense when you think about it.

Why We May be About to Lose Our Innovative Edge

45 Things

Is America losing its innovation edge? If so, the reason could be because managers and employees are not on the same page in developing new ideas. Specifically, many employees think they have a good idea, but their managers won''t listen to them.

Employee Engagement – Whose Responsibility is it?


Highly engaged employees have become somewhat of a luxury for managers in this day and age. As we enter 2014, recent research from ILM shows that 1 in 5 are looking for new jobs whilst data from Gallup shows us that 66% of employees in Europe aren’t engaged with a further 20% confirming that they […].

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.

[Webinar] How to shape up your wellness program to drive success


Today, more than 75 percent of the North American workforce is mobile, causing work and life to be more intertwined than ever, and as a result, our work environments and our well-being are becoming more inextricably linked.

Management Improvement Carnival – 2013 Edition


I have been hosting the annual management improvement carnival (organized by John Hunter ) for last 3 years and I am glad to be continuing that streak. This year, I am reviewing three blogs and featuring their best 3 posts that I enjoyed reading.

Good Reads For Women (Week of 1/06/14)

Inpower Coaching

Here are the top shares of the week, along with some good links we caught this week that we think make good reads for women! Enjoy and feel free to post other links we should explore in comments below. InPower Editors. Most Shared of the Week. All New Leaders Should Read These Books – 85 Broads. Mindfulness Can Help Your Career? – Emily Bennington on InPower Women. 5 Reasons Women Get Better with Age – Huffington Post. Must Read – An Empowering Post .

Unhappy About Feeling Happy


In the Employee Retention field we like to think that if we do everything right -- identify irritations and systematically work to reduce them -- that our employees are all going to be happy. And it works well for the most part. But did you know that there is such a thing as a fear of happiness? In a recent article in Scientific American Mind researchers explain that for some people, happiness

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.

Best of 2013—check out the most popular ways to engage, align, and recognize your workforce


It was a big year for Employee Success™. In 2013, more employees went mobile than ever before (75 percent of North American workers are!)

In workforce analytics just pretend that correlation is the same as causality

All about Human Capital

If you read any article, book or blog post about workforce analytics, HR data or evidence based HR you will eventually read the following sentence “…but remember that correlation is not the same as causality” And this is factually correct. Just because two items correlate does not mean that they are connected or that there is causality. The problem is that it does not help you with your communication with top management or your recommendations for action.

Sandberg Lean In Circles – On Campus!

Inpower Coaching

We talk a lot about how professional women need to Lean In (or not). What about college ladies? We invited Danielle Noel to share her recent experience hosting a Sheryl Sandberg Lean In gathering at George Washington University. It turns out that college women have as much – or more – to gain and have many of the same concerns we do. – InPower Editors. Last month, the George Washington University held its first Kickoff Event for Lean In On Campus.

15 Traits that Define Entrepreneurial Companies.and How to Invest in Them


Professor Joel Shulman of Babson College has sussed out the 15 traits that define an entrepreneurial company compared with a non-entrepreneurial company.and he''s betting on them in a big way. 15 Attributes That Define Entrepreneurial From Non-Entrepreneurial Companies 1. Organic growth opportunities 2. Above average ownership stake among key stakeholders. Low SG&A 4. Above average return

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.