2011

It's Not You. It's Your Dysfunctional Workplace.

The Bamboo Project Blog

As the child of alcoholics, I grew up intimately acquainted with dysfunctional family dynamics and their impacts on me. I've spent a lifetime trying to overcome these effects, as a matter of fact. .

System 111

Conversations That Share Tacit Knowledge

Conversation Matters

I was doing some work on knowledge transfer at Erickson in Sweden. As I interviewed technicians I kept hearing Hans’ name come up as the person to go to if a technician had a question about the computer language C++. Finally I checked with someone, “So Hans must be the resident expert on C++?”

Study 105

Working Overtime

True Faith HR

I am the son of teachers. My dad was a professor of psychology for 35+ years at Michigan State University. My mom was a Grammy-award winning choir director who taught at all levels of education. Growing up, I never was deprived of much. As public sector employees, they earned a reasonable salary and received reasonable benefits. They were home when I went to school, and they were home when I returned. Plus, they had summers off (though dad often taught summer courses).

3 WOWS: Social Media Engagement and Recognition

David Zinger

Social Recognition: Are you really social in your social media? Anemic connections. I am finding more and more people in social media are broadcasting updates but connecting very little.

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.

The Agile Model comes to Management, Learning, and Human Resources

Josh Bersin

Over the last five years the business of software development has been totally transformed by the concepts of agile development. So is the business of Management and Human Resources. What is the. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. Corporate Culture Human Resources Performance Management Talent Management agile google i love rewards rypple Sybase

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7 Tips to Boost Your Memory

45 Things

Blogs such as The Cynical Girl (by Laurie Ruettimann) have generated some entertaining -- and informative -- discussions about what older applicants should wear to an interview.

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective 5-Year-Olds

Working Girl

It recently occurred to me that there’s a lot leaders can learn from 5-year-olds. For example: Use what you have – Don’t have a dollhouse? Use a shoe box! Don’t be afraid to use stuff in a new way – Ignore that nice stable mommy bought you for your toy horses, make your own using a bead necklace.

Carnival of HR: Food Edition

Evil HR Lady

Welcome to the Carnival of Human Resources. It's a good thing it isn't performance appraisal time because none of you sent me brownies. Or any food, for that matter. But, the truly high achievers managed to incorporate food into this carnival, which makes me happy and hungry.

Employee Morale Eroding Like the Grand Canyon

Reviewsnap

Much like some soil erodes over time, the morale of some employees erodes over time. Chipping away at an employee''s morale can happen in a lot of ways. Each of your employees will respond to situations and communication differently.

Implementing Technology in TA for the Win: An Agile Approach

Speaker: Denise Dresler, Director of Talent Acquisition, Avature

What was once traditionally used only in the software industry is making its way to the recruiting and talent acquisition space: agile methodologies. Join Denise Dresler, Talent Acquisition Director at Avature, where she will be discussing how to take this nontraditional approach of agile talent acquisition and effectively incorporate it into your hiring processes.

Budget Cuts Impacting Federal Training Organizations

Bersin with Deloitte

While many private sector companies are recovering from the recession, the public sector is in a downslide. The 2011 federal budget finalized in mid-April calls for over $30 billion in cuts, with expectations for even deeper cuts in 2012. To cope with these spending reductions, training organizations within federal agencies are implementing targeted reforms - reforms designed to achieve cost savings and to better target training investments to make the best use of limited dollars.

The Six 21st Century Skills You REALLY Need

The Bamboo Project Blog

Given the work that I do, I'm a sucker for skill lists. As our work worlds grow ever more complex and challenging, it seems that the skills themselves become more complex too. . Increasingly, though, I've begun to believe that these lists are distracting us from the real skills of success.

Guidelines for Leveraging Collective Knowledge and Insight

Conversation Matters

Knowledge workers in any organization have a wealth of insights that are available to their organization to address the difficult issues the organization is facing. Drawing out those insights requires bringing knowledge workers together in meetings that are expressly designed to take advantage of collective knowledge.

Dracula's Castle

True Faith HR

Last night, in a bold move, Republicans voted 18-1 to strip collective bargaining rights from many of Wisconsin''s public employees (remember that Police and Firefighters were not part of this bill).

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.

8 Google Rules: Improving Management and Employee Engagement

David Zinger

Google Oxygen inspires 8 data driven management practices in a quest to build a better boss. The NY Times printed a long article on Google’s OXYGEN project to look at the top data driven principles of management within Google.

SumTotal Announces Acquisition of Accero and CyberShift

Josh Bersin

Today SumTotal Systems, one of the largest (privately held) providers of learning and talent management software, announced the acquisition of both Accero (global complex payroll provider) and. Bersin & Associates, Leading Research and Advisory Services in Enterprise Learning and Talent Management. HR Systems

Enterprise Social Software Adoption: Now Available in Prescription Strength!

Transparent Office

When companies ask me how to deliver enterprise social software adoption, my advice is simple: Go to your local drugstore. I'm not kidding.

The 1 Word Every Successful Career Needs

45 Things

Here's my 2011 gift to you: I'm not going to write a list of new year's career resolutions. I'm not going to come down in favor -- or not -- of setting goals for yourself this year. (If If you'd like to read such a post, there are about 62 million out there floating around on the blogosphere.

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.

This Is How We Roll In Bavaria

Working Girl

In honor of Oktoberfest season here in Munich - and because I''ve been too busy to write anything new - I''ve decided to re-publish an excerpt from an article I wrote back in 2008 about what to expect at Oktoberfest.

ATS 98

“The Fish that Got Away” Is Your Employment Application Process Keeping People On “The Line?”

ApplicantStack

As recruiters, we hire all types of individuals from entry-level to executives, interns to experienced professionals, internal employees and external applicants, and full-time to temporary workers.

Future of Work Survey Findings: Focussing on the Future?

Future of Work

How much time do you spend thinking about, and talking about, the shape of the future that your own organization will experience? We asked some very simple questions like that in our October Future of Work Quick Poll.

Budget Cuts Impacting Federal Training Organizations

Bersin with Deloitte

While many private sector companies are recovering from the recession, the public sector is in a downslide. The 2011 federal budget finalized in mid-April calls for over $30 billion in cuts, with expectations for even deeper cuts in 2012. To cope with these spending reductions, training organizations within federal agencies are implementing targeted reforms - reforms designed to achieve cost savings and to better target training investments to make the best use of limited dollars.

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.

7 Dangerous Things Every Adult Should Do

The Bamboo Project Blog

On yesterday's post about creative anxiety and risk-taking, Holly McDonald left me an excellent link to an article on risk-taking at the Open Education blog, which, in turn, led me to Gever Tulley's TEDTalk on 5 Dangerous Things You Should Allow Your Child to Do. .

Groups 109

A Model Lessons Learned System – The US Army

Conversation Matters

The US Army Lessons Learned system has evolved over 40 years to become a model lesson learned system. What began as an AAR process in the 1970s has become a robust system of identifying, collecting, analyzing, transferring, and moving lessons learned at all levels of command.

Gangster

True Faith HR

Facing personnel problems (in this case, the star RB of the Detroit Lions, Jahvid Best, was suffering from a concussion), the Lions and Philadelphia Eagles engaged in a common practice - the trading of employees. However, the trade had an uncommon result.

The Employee Engagement Pyramid

David Zinger

Workshop/Presentation/Course. If you would like to arrange for a keynote or a workshop for your company, conference or organization on The Employee Engagement Pyramid and The 10 Things Managers Must Do to Increase Employee Engagement contact David Zinger at zingerdj@gmail.com or phone 204 254 2130.

Insight into Attracting and Retaining Top Talent

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