The Week That Was in HR recaps HR news and views around the world. You are receiving this email because you have supplied your details to us on our website, EmployWise or attended one of our events. Alternatively, we may have added you as a valued contact and we believe this information will be of relevance and interest to you. We respect your privacy and promise not to abuse this medium. Our database will not be shown or sold to any third parties. EmployWise™ is an award winning HR software delivered on the cloud or the SaaS model. It's easy, affordable, and quick to implement for organizations of any sizes. If you've enjoyed this, you can forward it to your friends and colleagues here. You can also share on and .
12 to 18 March, 2012
Leadership The Art of Making Your Point–Avoid Getting Lost in the Sauce Dawn Lennon via Business Fitness Take a listen. There’s a lot of “noise” out there. Words fly around indiscriminately. We phone, we write, we text, and we post. We’re yak, yak, yakking, almost non-stop. Communication is a discipline that has potent impacts on our careers. What we say and how we say it is an indicator of our:
6 Reasons Employees Must Speak Up to Thrive at Work Glenn Llopis via Forbes At a time where the demand for transparent communication in the workplace is at a premium, employees are not speaking-up enough. How you express your opinions at work (or not) is a direct reflection upon how people experience who you are and what you represent as a team member, department leader and as an individual. Your voice defines the value you bring to the organization, In most cases, your identity is misrepresented because your voice does not consistently communicate what is really on your mind. If this sounds too familiar, it is apparent that you are not performing at your most optimum levels. Read the whole article on Forbes here.
Recruitment Why Social HR is Ready for Prime Time Rob Garcia via The upMover We’ve been talking about social business for a couple of years now, but even though social media and networking have found their way into the enterprise, HR has been lagging behind. This is now starting to change. First let’s define what we mean by social business and Social HR. A rather generic definition for “social biz” is a company or business that leverages social communications and the social graph to accomplish a business goal or to maximize performance (optimize resources and talent) within a key business functional area. Examples include: sales (Salesforce, Chatter), customer service (Zendesk, CoTweet), talent management (UpMo), team collaboration (Yammer, Moxie, Jive), recruiting (JobVite, SmartRecruiters), and performance management (SuccessFactors, Rypple, WorkSimple). Read the whole article here on The UpMover.
5 Tips To Retaining Star Gen Y Talent Lauren Maillian Bias via FastCompany Every company wants to tap a new generation of innovative and vibrant talent, but few companies have figured out how to successfully retain the rockstars who can help catapult your company or team to the next level. Retaining phenomenal talent has always been difficult, but doing so with the Gen Y demographic poses new challenges: salary and title are no longer enough, because Gen Y has a completely different barometer of success and happiness. Money is not synonymous with happiness, and titles do not automatically translate to success. Bottom line: Gen Y wants to be fulfilled and make a meaningful impact; in fact, many of them want to somehow change the world, or at least the lives of those around them. Read the whole article here on FastCompany.
At the Work Place If We Had A “Like” Button At Work Abhijit Bhaduri Facebook seeks to raise $5 billion in an IPO that looks likely to be the largest by a web company since Google in 2004 and could place the social network’s value as high as $75 billion to $100 billion. All this is even more incredible, when you look at the user base of 845 million members, more than half of whom, or 483 million, return to the site daily.These millions of users have shared more than 100 petabytes (100 quadrillion bytes) of photos and videos with Facebook, and produced an average of 2.7 billion ‘likes’ and comments a day in the final 3 months of 2011. What makes Facebook so popular? It has to be the ‘like’ button.
Serious About Performance Doug Shaw via What Goes Around Limited Gareth and I have recently started working with an interesting company called Careergro. They are in the field of employee owned career development and as part of our initial working together, we’ve been discussing the similarities and differences between career development and performance appraisals. So I’m grateful to Felix Wetzel for sharing a great talk from TEDxPortsmouth over on Google Plus. It’s called Serious About Performance, by the sports and business coach Dr Chris Shambrook. I’ve embedded the talk down below so you can take a look if the following observations from it interest you. And even if they don’t, it’s worth a watch for a fantastic sporting analogy (around five minutes into the film). Read the full post here on What Goes Around Limited.
HR Trends Quitting is the New Mission Statement Nidhi Subbaraman via FastCompany Take this job and shove it" just doesn't cut it any more. At a time when jobs are scarce, it takes spectacular courage to quit one. Maybe that's why we've seen a recent trend of people leaving their jobs with a grand flourish. Today it was now-former Goldman Sachs exec Greg Smith, who scorched the firm on his way out the door with a New York Times op-ed titled, "Why I Am Leaving Goldman Sachs." Yes, the new, smart way to resign now involves grabbing some attention from would-be next employers or patrons to your new startup, all while making the ex-boss think hard about the culture or direction of his business. That probably sounds about right to Generation Flux. And that's why quitting is the new mission statement. Watch the whole slide show here on FastCompany.
Talent Management When the Old Outnumber the Young Tammy Erickson via Harvard Business Review The population used to be shaped like a pyramid: lots of young people, a medium number of middle aged, and a few old folks. But the demographic geometry has changed radically in just the last few decades in many parts of the world — and will shift further over the decades ahead in still others. We now have diamond- or rectangular-shaped populations in many countries and will at some point have inverted pyramids — the old will outnumber the young. The United Nations' most recent study on demographic trends confirms these changes and puts to rest any assumption that the pyramid-shape will return. The former ratio of old-to-young already no longer exists in many countries and, much of the world will soon follow. Yet many of our talent management practices today are derived from this old idea. Read the full article here on Harvard Business Review.SOURCE LINK