After Talent Management: Enter People Management

Josh Bersin

Business and HR leaders have been focused on integrated talent management for the last three years now, and it is clear that talent management concepts, strategy, and solutions have started to. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

What to Say the Next Time Someone Asks Why They Should Blog

The Bamboo Project Blog

Although WIRED is now claiming that blogs are dead , I'm not buying that. Maybe they're dead to a minuscule group of people who are easily bored and only talk in 140 character spurts, but if learning is reduced to tweets, I think we're in big trouble.

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Work-in-Progress Culture

Transparent Office

Much has been made in the last 5 years about the democratization of publishing and how the line between publishers and consumers of content is getting blurred. It's an attractive way to describe the trend. Hey, who doesn't like more democracy?) But I think it misdescribes what's really happening. The real paradigm shift in Web 2.0, I believe, is the blurring the line between publication and collaboration. In the old days, people collaborated in private.

Blogging for Learning–Using Quotes

Boxes and Arrows

This week on Work Literacy , we’re exploring how to use blogs for personal learning and as part of more structured formal events with learners.

Use Chaos to Build a Stronger Organization

Speaker: Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer & Managing Partner at Sapient Insights Group

As we look to tomorrow, it is time to ask ourselves what lessons have we learned and how do we create flexible organizations that can survive what the future holds. Stacey Harris, Chief Research Officer for Sapient Insights Group, will share insights, data, and tools that are helping organizations adapt and even thrive in this difficult environment. She’ll discuss the emerging trends in the Learning technology market, and how these exciting new approaches to creating micro, adaptive, and personalized content is changing the face of workforce development while creating strong connections to business outcomes.

15 tips for successful knowledge sharing

Knowledge Musings

Lucas McDonnell has a list of 15 tips for successful knowledge sharing. Reading through them, I couldn't help think of the Carnegie tips from How to Win Friends and Influence People. In both cases, the general principle is to listen more than you talk and let people have interesting ideas - no matter who really owns them. Here is Lucas' list (check the source for his comments): Share failures as well as successes. Don’t oversell your own work. Ask questions about others’ work.

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How HR Should Respond to Glassdoor


Glassdoor, like the earlier Vault.com, allows employees to anonymously rank and rant on their employers publicly.Even in today''s world of transparency and social media, this is one area that companies would be wise to take an immediate stance against and prohibit the use of posting on this site. The employers being targeted, particularly Google, Microsoft and Yahoo, should create a firm policy

Annual Subscription or Licensed Software


Currently ReviewSNAP is offered as a annual subscription Web-based performance review system. However, we are considering offering ReviewSNAP as a licensed product as well. So, rather than subscribing on an annual basis you will pay a one time fee and ReviewSNAP will be hosted on your server. Our question is which option would your company prefer? We would appreciate any feedback you have to offer.

Moving Mountains


Well, it has been said that man cannot move mountains. Technically, this is true – fortunately people are more flexible than their geography. In fact, with great human capital management, you most definitely can move mountains, and should. Let’s talk about the mountain facing managers in most companies, the performance Bell curve. Looking at low, […]. SuccessFactors Research Bell Curve Compensation HCM Talent Management

Inhaling Our Own Fumes


On re-reading the last post I wrote, I was wondering if it was a little over the top? Was I spending too much time inside Workday drinking a little too much of our own kool aid? believing too much in our own hype? (as as you can see, this sentence could go for ever

How Businesses are Managing the New Reality of Work: A Paycor Survey

We wanted to know how COVID-19 impacted businesses and their workforces. Did they need government funds? How many workers did they layoff or furlough? Are employees working from home now? How’s team morale? And perhaps most importantly, what are their plans for the future? This guide offers a pretty good idea of how business leaders are feeling, what keeps them up at night, and what approaches they’re taking to solve problems. Download the guide to see all the survey results and where your organization might stand comparatively.

Performance MANAGEMENT

Working Girl

When you get right down to it, Performance Management is about negotiation. Each side wants something. Management wants employees to work harder, work smarter, work more and moreover, really care about what they are doing so they’ll sacrifice their personal lives for the greater good of the company. Employees want more money, more recognition, more career opportunities, more flexibility, better benefits, more autonomy, more coaching, more stock, etc.

Softscape Settles SuccessFactors Lawsuit

Josh Bersin

Today Softscape settled the lawsuit filed by SuccessFactors in March of 2008. This lawsuit, which we wrote about in a prior blog post, revolved around a contentious sales presentation which was. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

When Memories Exceed Dreams

The Bamboo Project Blog

Michael Hammer said: When memories exceed dreams, the end is near. The hallmark of a truly successful organization is the willingness to abandon what made it successful and start fresh. I think this is true for individuals, too. Have your memories exceeded your dreams? What do you need to abandon?


How to Make Better Decisions: Get Persian

Transparent Office

I’m always looking for ways to make better decisions. As an IT manager, I get to make a LOT of decisions every day. Some big ones, some little ones, but lots of decisions. So when I read the latest ChangeThis manifesto listings, the Persian’s guide to decision making caught my attention.

The Best Sales Forecasting Models for Weathering Your Goals

Every sales forecasting model has a different strength and predictability method. It’s recommended to test out which one is best for your team. This way, you’ll be able to further enhance – and optimize – your newly-developed pipeline. Your future sales forecast? Sunny skies (and success) are just ahead!

Blogging for Learning: Blog Challenges

Boxes and Arrows

This week we’re exploring various strategies for using a blog to support personal and formal learning as part of the Work Literacy course’s focus on blogging. Today we’re going to discuss running a blog challenge. What is a Blog Challenge?

Now there are four levels of engagement

Knowledge Musings

Through a tortured path, I came to July 2008 Gartner analysis of future trends, specifically on the future of work and "Generation Virtual." Gartner Says Enterprises Must Create Separate Marketing Strategies for Generation Virtual.

HR Roles

Evil HR Lady

First I must say how much I’ve enjoyed your blog – it helped me a lot when I applied for a new job last year. Now (for only the second time in my career) I work for a company that is large enough to actually have an HR department! My question is, I see references to roles such as ‘HR Generalist’ and ‘HR Business Partner’, and I’m sure there are more I haven’t found yet. Could you please give a quick summary of the various HR roles and the differences? Oh the desire for Snark is overwhelming me.

A Holiday Inspiration


One delightful and unexpected outcome of Nobscot''s Charity Holiday gift is how it inspired one of our employees and her family to change the way they celebrate the holidays this year.I am very enthused to share this guest post from Ashley DiFlorio.My name is Ashley DiFlorio. My mother, Laura works for Nobscot Corporation. We sat around the dinner table one night and my Mom was explaining how


Benefits benchmarking data for better employee and organizational wellbeing

Recognize your strengths and identify opportunities to retain valuable employees, increase employee engagement and achieve organizational goals. See where you stand against trends informed by nearly 4,000 employers and face your future with confidence.

Develop A Training Plan Based On Skill Gaps


Since training is an expensive proposition, it is critical that training dollars be spent wisely. We find that far too many companies allow their employees to select the training they will participate in or they put everyone through the same training. It is a fact that very few employees are a perfect fit for the jobs they hold. This means that they will need to be coached and trained to help strengthen skills they might lack or be deficient in.

Unskilled or Incompetent


Ask anyone which is worse, an unskilled person or an incompetent person and I’d bet money most will answer incompetent. The difference in meaning is subtle, but profound. An unskilled person can be trained. The word incompetent implies that the individual at hand does not have the aptitude to succeed or grow – they […]. SuccessFactors Research performance management research

The Total Cost of Ownership


The markets stink, the global economic mood is depressed, people aren’t spending money and every day the papers and Web news sites have new, bad news. Strange as it may seem, I’m excited. This is the ideal time for Software-as-a-Service

Response to Jim H's blog 'Keep the Performance Reviews!'

Working Girl

[link] I think we should keep the reviews but with less emphasis on the automation. I’ve heard it argued that canned feedback is better than nothing. This is probably true but there is sufficient research to indicate that personal recognition makes people feel valued, which can be more motivating than cash. I would therefore argue that better than nothing is not good enough. Talent management is a human problem first and a software problem second.

How to Elevate Employee Voice to Guide a Culture Transformation

2020’s boldest people leaders are building and living core values along with their employees. Elevating Employee Voice engages an organization’s “collective hearts and habits” to drive transformation at scale. It connects every individual, manager and team in an authentic dialogue to create shared alignment, ownership and trust in the path ahead.

Five Reasons to Focus on Recruiting in 2009

Josh Bersin

Here we are entering the worst recession in more than 30 years, reading about layoffs, downsizing, and restructuring in almost every industry. So why would I start our 2009 research with a discussion. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

The Tyranny of Now

The Bamboo Project Blog

Lately, I've been ruled by "The Now"-- the insistent demands of the ringing phone, the urgent email, the client who needs me to do something IMMEDIATELY to solve her problem.

6 Steps to Mapping Your Goals

Transparent Office

Note: This is a guest post from @Stephen, editor of Business Development in Context and a co-founder of the work.life.creativity forum. You can follow him on Twitter at @hdbb_stephen. Have you ever decided to take a long weekend and go on a road-trip?

More on Learning Through Blogging: What Readers Think

Boxes and Arrows

My post a few days ago arguing that the real value of blogging lies not just in reading blogs, but in commenting on blog posts and writing your own, generated a lot of comments and some great references to what others are thinking.

Group Demonstration Webinar: 100% Remote New Employee Onboarding

Speaker: David Secunda, CEO, WorkBright

Companies are looking to adjust their new hire onboarding to accommodate unique ‘social distancing’ challenges like securely collecting personally identifiable information and understanding new compliance regulations like Form I-9 verification. Join Workbright on Thursday, August 27th, to get a first-hand look at how a 100% remote onboarding process works using their system. They'll cover a few of the new COVID-19 related legislation changes and how they can be easily facilitated with their platform.

Robertson: Ten tips for succeeding at collaboration

Knowledge Musings

James Robertson of StepTwo posted his slides for a recent presentation entitled, Ten tips for succeeding at collaboration (with audio). Along with the tips, he includes some background around the ideas he presents. Ten tips for succeeding at collaboration [+ audio]. view presentation (tags: blogs sharepoint wikis openpublish08 ). Here are the enumerated tips (in American English :-). And a few of my thoughts sprinkled through. Get ahead of the curve.

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Slow Hiring

Evil HR Lady

I am applying for an internship. I understand that the job is low priority to them, as it is indeed an internship, not full-time. But the hiring process is very slow. I believe I had a successful phone interview with a member of their HR, then was told that HR was awaiting a response from upper management regarding the position. The wait has now been a month long. I have been in contact with my interviewer and she welcomes me to call back and check on my status, but the status is unchanging.

Ten HR Ideas to Beat the Year End Blahs


For many people, the end of the year brings on a nasty case of the blues. According to Monique Rissen Harrisberg of The Stress Clinic, "Most nervous break-downs, burn – outs, illness and depression occur just before Christmas."This This can spill over into the workplace and create a slowed down, negative environment just when you are looking for a fresh, bright start for the new year.The good news is