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Employee Ombudsman - #HealthcareHR

NoExcusesHR

'This is another post in the occasional series on healthcare and human resources (#HealthcareHR.) Today''s post focuses on taking a bold step in order to create a pro-employee culture. I find it interesting that in one of the most stressful industries, if not the most stressful, the role of employee ombudsman is not widely used in healthcare settings.

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Decrease the Suck or Increase the Awesome?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Thanks to Hildy Gottleib over at Creating the Future , I found Hank Green's video on the Webb Telescope. Not that I care terribly much about the Webb Telescope. But I do care about the first minute of Hank's video, which you should watch first if you haven't seen it before. Here's what Hank says: . “There are two ways to make the world a better place.

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How to Handle Your Career Stress

45 Things

Five years ago you may have laughed if someone told you that you would not only take on twice your current workload, but be happy about it – and be willing to take a pay cut. Or, you may have thought someone was pulling your leg to tell you that your Ivy League education would net you a 20-hour-a-week temp job with no benefits and have you living at home with your parents.

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On Arming Teachers

True Faith HR

'I come from a family of educators. One uncle was a math teacher for 35+ years with Milwaukee Public Schools. My cousin teaches AP Chemistry in Green Bay. My wife is a school psychologist. My mom taught choir at the K-12 and college level. My dad was a Psychology professor for 40+ years at Michigan State. I''ve been teaching for 18 years. The curriculum in which I was trained was focused on Labor Economics and Human Resource Management theory and practice.

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AI & DEI: With Great Opportunities Comes Great HR Responsibility

Speaker: Jen Kirkwood - Partner, Responsible HR & AI at IBM and World Economic Forum Executive Fellow

The promise of AI for today’s organizations is real, yet in a frenzied state of experimentation, many stumble to get to a full-scale enterprise. As companies race to discover what generative AI can do, HR must lead conversations about how to balance cutting-edge innovations with integrity, trust, and diversity. Globally, organizations are at a critical intersection of Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and AI acceleration.

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The Power of Action Learning: A Process for Building a Collaborative Culture

Conversation Matters

One of the most powerful tools for moving an organization’s culture toward collaboration and knowledge sharing is a process called Action Learning. It is not a new process, but one that was used both in Europe and the US, long before the term “Knowledge Management” was first heard in organizations. I find that many KM professionals, particularly those whose background is more based in technology, often remain unaware of the wealth of useful knowledge management processes available to them from d

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Employee Engagement: Applying Gamification and Engagement to Work and Well-being

David Zinger

A personal quest to improve work and well-being through the principles of engagement and gamification. Buzz for the 2012 Experiment. I have been playing with engagement, gamification, work, and well-being this year. I still have 3 months to go but I thought I would let readers know about the success I have been experiencing by creating a low tech game to increase my work accomplishment and enhance my overall well-being.

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Top 10 HR Interview Questions & How To Answer Them

TheHRBlog

These are top 10 HR interview questions and will help you in preparing for the interview. when responding to HR interview questions keep your answers brief and to the point. If you are faced with a difficult HR interview question, make sure you stay calm, don’t get defensive, and take a moment to think about […].

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#E20S - Social HCM?

Strategic HCM

'There’s a new term in town – social HCM. Or so it would seem…. It might just be coincidence of course, but I recently received a press release about a UK based system called Fairsail , linked to the USA’s HR Technology conference last week. Of course many HCM systems are already quite socialised (see this post ) and Saba branded itself the people collaboration system for a while, but this is the first time I’ve seen one describing itself as a Social HCM system.

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Forget Policies and Paperwork — the 5 Things Business Leaders Really Want From HR

Reviewsnap

'Read beyond the headlines of any leading Human Resources or C-suite trade journal, and you’ll understand why talent has replaced technology to become the game changer for edging out competition in the 21 st century. Despite the dialogue and debates covering this trend, one lingering question continues to raise the hackles of both business leaders and Human Resources practitioners — who takes primary ownership for acquiring and developing the arsenal of talent within the organization?

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Early Tenure Turnover: Stop the Revolving Door of Hires

Speaker: Dr. Craig Ellis, Head of I-O Psychology, HighMatch

Are you facing a revolving door of hires, especially within their first 90 days of employment? In this webinar, Dr. Craig Ellis, a leading industrial-organizational (I-O) psychologist, offers insights and strategies to unravel the mystery behind early tenure turnover. Identify the root causes of early attrition to mitigate turnover’s impact in the first 12 months.

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June Leadership Development Carnival!!

Working Girl

'I''m pleased and proud to present June''s Leadership Development Carnival here at Working Girl. Below you''ll find a fabulous line up with all your favorite leadership gurus! As a reminder, here''s the topic: "Although all brilliant submissions about leadership are welcome, I’m really interested in sharing stories from the trenches. In other words what is the best (or worst!

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Lateral Leadership

NoExcusesHR

'Stay focused. Don''t lose sight of your goals. Distractions will only slow you down. Worry about your own business, not someone else''s. These are great little sayings.if you''re not a leader. A Broader View The world has become very specialized. Academic programs, computer programs, physical training programs, and on and on.all target very specific skills or areas of interest.

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Your Career is a Jungle Gym, Not a Ladder

The Bamboo Project Blog

look for opportunities, look for growth, look for impact, look for mission. Move sideways, move down, move on, move off. Build your skills, not your resume. Evaluate what you can do, not the title they're going to give you. Do real work. Take a sales quota, a line role, an ops job. Don't plan too much, and don't expect a direct climb. If I had mapped out my career when I was sitting where you are, I would have missed my career. -- Sheryl Sandberg.

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5 Ways to Establish Friendly Relationships at Work

45 Things

One of the most difficult things about starting a new job is trying to become friendly with your colleagues without making yourself seem like a total dweeb. Be too friendly and you come off as a bit of a stalker or maybe a motormouth. Be more reserved and you might be perceived as snooty or weird. So, how to strike the right balance and start relationships off on a friendly note?

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Bridging the Gap: The Intersection of DEI Initiatives and Employee Benefits

Speaker: Jaye Johnson, CBP

Unlock the secrets to transforming your organization’s employee benefits into a strategic tool for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI). During this informative session, we will discuss common pitfalls in traditional benefits and then delve into the essence of DEI in employee-centric benefit offerings. This involves not only defining DEI in the workplace but also understanding the pivotal role that employee benefits play in fostering a diverse and inclusive environment.

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September 12 Carnival of HR

True Faith HR

'Welcome to the latest edition of the Carnival of HR. There is a veritable cavalcade of HR knowledge provided from a bevy of HR Subject Matter Experts ready for your perusal. Cue the Deer. Some Questions Mervyn Dinnen at T Recs wonders "Is Success Overrated?" Check out the link to find out his perspective. Chris Young at the Rainmaker Group asks " Employee Engagement: Just How Screwed Up Is Your Team ?

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The Three Eras of Knowledge Management

Conversation Matters

In this video I describe the Three Eras of knowledge management that I have previously written about on this blog, Where Knowledge Management has Been and Where it is Going – Part One , Part Two , and Part Three. My understanding about the third era continues to grow so I have elaborated the third era in this post. In the earlier blog post I called the third era, “collective knowledge” and I remain convinced that collective knowledge is at the heart of this change.

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Graceful Leadership 101 (Free PDF)

QAspire

People are promoted to lead others based on their seniority in technical areas. Others become managers after getting a management degree from a b-school that never taught them the fundamentals of dealing with people. They end up putting off people through their behavior and set a wrong example for their subordinates to follow. In a business setting, the cost of having such leaders is invisible, but often huge.

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Employee Engagement: 3 Lessons from the Acorn

David Zinger

Employee Engagement from Acorn to Oak. Plop. Plop. Plop. We have a few oak trees in our back yard and the acorns were falling. The acorns are so hard that when they fall from the oak tree they make loud pops when they hit our wooden deck. The squirrels have accelerated their acorn gathering into hyper gear with the bountiful carpet of acorns covering our deck and lawn.

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Delivering DEI Training That Drives Real Change

Speaker: Jeffrey Hall, Chief Creative Office of WILL Interactive

Great DEI training improves engagement, retention, and teamwork. Poor training does little. What content areas are right for our organization? How can you construct training around empathy-building, relatable stories for a positive disposition to hard topics? We’ll cover the latest research on how to make training that actually delivers attitudinal and behavioral shifts.

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Time To Have “Human” Back in Human Resources

TheHRBlog

“Human Resources.” When it comes to your career, those two words will ultimately influence whether you are hired or fired, have to relocate your family to move up or move out, and whether you receive a holiday bonus or that dreaded membership to the “Jelly of the Month Club” a la Clark Griswold. If there’s […].

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Why Workday Is Different by Design, and Why It Matters

Workday

'At Workday, a large part of my time is spent explaining how we are different by design. There is a long list of points we make to describe our different approach, but at the core the main difference between Workday and traditional enterprise applications is how we’ve made the object model the core of our architecture.

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The Business Impact of Compensation Management

Reviewsnap

'Imagine continuing to manage your personal investment portfolio with equal contributions spread across each account, regardless of its past performance or future potential. If a low-involvement, low rate of return approach fits your investment style, you might just be happy with the resulting meager financial gains. Most of us expect our money to perform better on our behalf.

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Pick Your Battles

NoExcusesHR

'I like to stay on top of things. My Inbox, task list, projects, new ideas, and the list goes on. Life just seems to go more smoothly for me if everything goes according to my plans and exactly on my schedule. Yes, that''s just how I like it. Then I wake up, realize my little dream is over, and go to work. In Control.Really? One of the painful lessons I''ve learned over the years. err, continue to learn.is that I simply can not control, manage, react to, and effectively address all of the issues

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Are There Gaps in Your HR Policies?

Putting the right HR policies in place can help your organization grow smoothly and help your company culture thrive. Use this essential HR checklist to cover the basics and make sure there aren’t any gaps in your HR functions.

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Never. Stop. Trying.

NoExcusesHR

'Are you going through a frustrating time in your life? Maybe it''s one of those "peak" times at work when everything seems to be hitting all at once. Maybe it''s the never ending struggle to juggle a somewhat reasonable life away from work and it just isn''t fitting together the way you need it to. Maybe it just feels like a bit too much lately. Never.

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Not Supposed To Happen

NoExcusesHR

'It''s been a tough week. I know e veryone goes through tough weeks too, and I''m certainly not special. In fact, I think I''m quite ordinary. But this week was very different in my routine, ordinary world. One week ago today a sixteen year old boy died in a tragic car accident. But his death hit far closer to home than the ones we see on the evening news and so quickly dismiss.

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Are You Really THAT Busy?

The Bamboo Project Blog

Long hours. are often more about proving something to ourselves than actually getting stuff done. --Jessica Stillman, Why Working More than 40 Hours a Week is Useless. Over the past few years, I've come to realize that I have about 8-9 hours of work in me per day. That's it. Occasionally, if I'm really engrossed in a project, I can push for more, but usually I pay for that later with needing 4-5 hour work days that don't require a lot of mental energy. .

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Tyrants and Translators

NoExcusesHR

'Leadership is hard. In her recent post over at Fistful of Talent Suzanne Rumsey detailed how challenging it can be to fill the shoes of a leader, even with the help of a skilled leadership coach. Her piece raises some fundamental issues about whether or not studying leadership actually makes any difference in your leadership effectiveness. Effectiveness.

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Managing Your Recruitment Agency Spend in 2024

Feeling overwhelmed by a juggling act of internal recruiting, agency relationships, and direct hire spend? You’re not alone. In today’s competitive talent landscape, building a dream team requires strategic orchestration. Recruiting agencies and search firms provide invaluable services, but managing them effectively alongside your internal team can pose unique challenges.

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Are You Sharing Positive Impact?

The Bamboo Project Blog

In the past few days, I've had some amazing conversations with people about how things I've written here have affected them. Since having a positive impact is one of my most important values and motivators, hearing from people that what I write here makes a difference to them is tremendously rewarding. . What occurred to me, though, was how often we DON'T tell people how something they've done has positively impacted us.

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7 Ways to Make the Most of an Internship

45 Things

By now, many college interns have started their summer gigs. Eager, bright-eyed and bushy tailed, they're ready to tackle the problems of the world, to impress their employers so much that job offers are tendered before the third week of their programs. Unfortunately, many interns, bored with the mundane tasks they've been assigned or disillusioned that higher-ups consider them too young and inexperienced, begin to lose that optimism around Week 2.

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Can Your Career Survive a Political Discussion?

45 Things

I don't think I've ever worked anywhere that people didn't talk about politics. Of course, my jobs have always involved the news business, so that's pretty natural. But I know that for some people, discussing politics at work can be uncomfortable. Still, is there any way to avoid it? Check out this column I recently did for Gannett/USAToday. Most of us know that it's best to stay away from discussions about politics and religion at work.