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February 2009 Blog Posts (10)

Survey of IT Companies for a Research paper

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Hello,



I am currently writing a research paper for an International Seminar. For this I am conducting a survey to understand how has the IT sector reacted to the meltdown. The questionnaire does not require you to reveal your identity.



Please mail me the filled questionnaires at… Continue

Added by Rujuta on February 27, 2009 at 7:26am — No Comments

Do you "Care"?

One of my friends showed me an SMS exchange she had with her manager:



Friend: “Hi, I am down with high fever and would not be able to make it to work today. Need to see the doctor and take some rest. Hope this is OK with you?”

Boss: “OK”



I just couldn’t help feeling bad about this insensitive response from a manager. As human beings, we have a innate need for being cared for - by our family, friends and, of couse, at work. We roughly spend 1/3rd of our time, five days… Continue

Added by Abhishek Mittal on February 26, 2009 at 8:40pm — No Comments

The Case for HR Department Blogs

Many companies aorund the world have taken to blogging. Not only we have individual business bloggers, but also one can see a lot of company blogs, team blogs and so on.



Companies are actively promoting blogs because they serve as an excellent medium for sharing content, knowledge and information. Such blogs not only encourage individuals to create “content”, but also serve as an important self-development tool for the bloggers.



I have been thinking about the idea of… Continue

Added by Abhishek Mittal on February 26, 2009 at 8:38pm — No Comments

A New Way of Leadership?

I have written a couple of posts related to gender and leadership recently (Jan 29th and February 12th). I find myself drawn back to the same topic today. There are several ideas or themes that bring me back:



* I believe very strongly that we suffer from a critical absence of real leadership today. Our current situation is framed as an economic / financial crisis, but I believe it is actually a crisis of leadership. And I have come to believe that we do not simply need different… Continue

Added by Joe Gerstandt on February 19, 2009 at 4:48pm — No Comments

Serious Games for HCM

I have written in past posts on my blog about how HR services have been influenced and advanced through the incorporation of ideas that grew up outside of the HR field (examples of such influences being customer relationship management, supply-chain management, and business intelligence). Those looking for the next source of big ideas to shape HR and human capital management (HCM) need to keep an eye on the field known as "serious… Continue

Added by Chuck Allen on February 16, 2009 at 9:50am — No Comments

MORE THAN JUST HR

Overall, the research reveals that in many companies, HR must improve their business leaders' perceptions of their skills and abilities and business leaders must learn to turn to HR for support in addressing workforce issues. There is ample room for optimism that both business and HR leaders in this study recognize these trends are working toward effective plans.



Strategic Business Challenges: Both business and HR leaders agree that talent acquisition and recruitment top the list of… Continue

Added by gayatri on February 16, 2009 at 4:17am — No Comments

In Virginia? Come check it out!

Diversity Workshops and Social Media Seminar:



Very excited to be a part of this rocking event in Appomattox, Virginia coming up on March 7th.



"Do you want to learn how to use social media such as Twitter, Facebook and more? Do you want to be inspired about connecting with your community as a business leader, educator, politician or resident? If so, then this seminar is up your alley. You will… Continue

Added by Joe Gerstandt on February 11, 2009 at 9:35am — No Comments

Need Help! Need referrals for HR Consultantcy partners to help sell SAAS offering

Hello folks,



I need help! My firm, Jobirn.com, is searching for strategic partners to work with.



Jobirn.com provides a hosted Employee Referral System (ERS) to US Employers. Our beta (jobirn.com as a free job board) currently attracts over 0.5M unique visitors per month, at about the same level of Dice.com, TheLadders.com and Jobfox.com.



ERS addresses… Continue

Added by Steve Navarro on February 10, 2009 at 7:46pm — No Comments

Diversity Insights - Some Good Stuff for You

Some websites I like:



The Kitchen Table Blog

I love, love, love this blog. It is a back and forth, on-going conversation between two women:



Dr. Melissa Harris-Lacewell, Associate Professor of Politics and African American Studies at Princeton University



Dr. Yolanda Pierce, Associate Professor of African American Religion and Literature at Princeton Theological Seminary.



These women… Continue

Added by Joe Gerstandt on February 6, 2009 at 10:00am — No Comments

the Maine HR Cafe

My brief dabbling with HR in Hi Def paid off with the decision to create the Maine HR Cafe @ http://mainehrcafe.com/ . The naming convention follows my personal blog of the Maine Forest Cafe theme. Still dealing with some identity crisis'ing when posting on other folks blogs, hope to have that figured and sorted out soon.



To the wordpress users here, I could use some mentoring, guidance, assistance, feedback, and hints on the visual organization of the Maine HR Cafe. Lot of words… Continue

Added by Robert M Smith Jr SPHR on February 1, 2009 at 7:22am — No Comments

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