It's Not the Tool That's Boring. It's You.

The Bamboo Project Blog

Great post from Sarah Horrigan on a training she did with University staff on using virtual learning environments (VLE's). Apparently there were complaints prior to the session about VLEs being "boring," that Sarah decided to face head on, pointing out that it's not the VLE that's boring.

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Do We Really Need So Many Kinds of Social Media?

Conversation Matters

I recently spoke at the 2009 Army Knowledge Management Conference. In preparation for that event I had the opportunity to spend some time looking at the way the Army is using social media including: • How CompanyCommand is using milSpace. •

The Five Forces of Enterprise 2.0 Adoption

Transparent Office

What makes individuals and organizations embrace Enterprise 2.0? There's a friendly but sharp ideological debate playing itself out on Twitter, the blogosphere, and in conference breakout sessions. I think it's confused.

From E-Learning to We-Learning

Josh Bersin

The corporate training industry is undergoing some major changes. Over last few months we have been involved in many discussions with organizations about the tremendous needs to build, manage, and. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Learning Culture Learning On-Demand Learning Programs cisco citrix e-learning facebook linkedin microsoft Plateau Saba sun taleo we-learning webex

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New Report Helps Attract, Retain and Reward Top Talent

The 2019 Best-in-Class Benchmarking Analysis explores what top employers are doing differently to stand out in healthcare cost control and HR management. Use these insights to build a better workplace and confidently position your organization for success.

Dilbert on Why Working at Home is More Productive

Future of Work

Had to chuckle when I saw this in today’s paper: Not much more to say - Scott Adams is usually spot on.

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This Time of Night

True Faith HR

On the heels of attending HREvolution, I will be heading to Arlington, VA next week to attend the SHRM National Leadership Conference for the 10 th consecutive year.

Is Your Career in Jeopardy Because of Your Weight?

45 Things

As Congress debates health care reform, it's worth noting that employers are already taking steps to bring down their health care costs, whether it's setting up wellness programs for workers -- or requiring employees who have certain

Six scripts for talking about performance problems

Business Management Daily

You may dread confronting employees face to face about performance issues. But employees are far more likely to accept your critique and commit to improvement if you present those problems in a fair, concrete and "problem-solving" manner. Use these six tips as a framework to guide your discussion: The post Six scripts for talking about performance problems appeared first on Business Management Daily. Centerpiece Leaders & Managers Performance Reviews


Social Networking at Work

Working Girl

Mapping social relationships is a fairly new possibility that has emerged with the proliferation of social networking applications like Facebook and Twitter, which have emerged in conjunction with growing globalization and the emergence of virtual teams.

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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.

Random Travel Post

Evil HR Lady

We spent 3 days in the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. You didn't even know it was a Grand Duchy, did you? Well, you do now. There were castles, of course, and cool tunnels under Luxembourg City, but this post is about sinful vending machines. This is a picture of one of the vending machines in our hotel.

Are Knowledge Workers the New "Blue Collar" Workers?

The Bamboo Project Blog

I'm currently reading Matthew Gardner's Shop Class as Soul Craft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work, and it's raising some interesting questions about "knowledge work" and where we may be going with the information economy.

conversation matters: What Do We Get From Conversation That We Can't Get Any Other Way?

Conversation Matters

This is an intriguing question because each time we think about contacting someone for help on an issue we face a choice; Do I email, phone, walk down the hall, twitter, text message, post on the community website?

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Enterprise 2.0: Skip the Pilot

Transparent Office

Get out your pitchforks, I'm about to commit Enterprise 2.0 heresy. There's an orthodoxy in Enterprise 2.0 circles about how you're supposed to run an implementation.

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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.

Deep vs. Wide: The New Career Strategy

Josh Bersin

Times are tough. Today we learn of another 590,000 jobs lost and US unemployment rises to 7.6%. We seem to be getting several emails each week from high powered HR or L&D professionals who have. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management.

Future of Work Agenda: November Issue

Future of Work

This is the November issue of our free monthly newsletter, Future of Work Agenda. We welcome comments on any of these articles. You can also access the newsletter directly on our website, at this link. It’s hard to believe the extended “holiday season&# is just about upon us. It’s been a tough year for just about everyone. However, we’re seeing some encouraging signs of a genuine recovery. Even though the official U.S.

What Lengths Will People Go To Miss Work?


This morning while driving I was listening to the radio and the station was taking calls to hear the craziest takes on what people have done to skip work. This "contest" was prompted by a 29 year old employee who works at Blockbuster who stabbed himself in the leg to be able to miss work.

We All Stand

True Faith HR

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.

Is Your Knuckle-Cracking Killing Your Job Chances?

45 Things

I've spent a lot of time lately interviewing people who no longer have jobs. One thing I hear over and over is that they really need to feel they're doing something positive every day.

Why Boomers Don't Comprehend Work-Life Balance


This evening''s #HRHappyHour was on the subject of work-life balance. When the discussion turned to generational differences, there was a palpable cringing from several of the Gen X and Gen Y participants. The post-Baby Boom generations are absolutely sick and tired of being grouped, labeled and stereotyped. They want to be accepted as individuals with various preferences unrelated to their age

I Want to Work for Diddy

Working Girl

I dislike most reality TV but I found myself getting sucked into ''I Want to Work For Diddy'' because of its unexpected insight into HR topics. The basic premise is that they pull a bunch of people together who admit they don''t want to do any real work and one token achiever, then give them impossible and annoying tasks to perform as a team. People get voted off until one finally gets to work for Diddy.

This is why people think HR is stupid and evil

Evil HR Lady

It's that wonderful time of the year--flu season! And to add to it, this year adds in the lovely schweingrippe to the mix. So, I imagine that hospitals are putting together all sorts of plans for how to handle this. I like to have positive attitudes (ha!) towards those in leadership positions.

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.

An "Admirable Use" Policy

The Bamboo Project Blog

Will Richardson has an excellent post, Don't, Don't, Don't vs. Do, Do, Do , in which he muses on "acceptable use" policies of social media in schools and how restrictive and anti-learning they can be.

The Incentive Question or Why People Share Knowledge

Conversation Matters

I get asked the incentive question a lot. How do we incentivise people to share their knowledge? The question is asked because when managers look around their organizations they don’t see much knowledge sharing going on. This is a serious concern, but I think it is the wrong question.

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The Social Software Value Matrix

Transparent Office

Mom always told me, "It's what's inside that counts." Companies are finally paying attention to how social media affects their business outside the company walls. They recognize the extent to which Twitter, Facebook, Wikipedia, and other mass-collaboration forums present both opportunities and risks.

Informal Learning becomes Formal

Josh Bersin

It’s now official. After surveying our entire research membership and having more than 30 conversations with leading HR and learning leaders (including with Xerox, Accenture, British Telecom, Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. bt peter butler accenture Learning Culture Saba josh bersin department of defense informal learning CornerstoneOnDemand network appliance british telecom Learning 2.0

The CFO Playbook: 10 Metrics to Transform Your HR Team

CFOs are losing faith in HR’s ability to solve problems with data. Discover the metrics your HR team needs to measure to become more data-driven.