Stop Defining Employee Engagement as Discretionary Effort

Working harder and working better often mean working more, especially in our current workaholic, cult-of-busy culture. If employers want employees to do their best, stop looking at “discretionary effort” and start looking at factors employers actually can influence and control.

Introvert’s Guide to HR Tech

Topics: Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
If you’re an introvert headed to the HR Tech conference in October, you need a game plan to get the most out of the conference. Heather Bussing has written a guide just for you.

Change and time

It is so important to take into account the time and work involved in change when evaluating the benefits of any new program or tool. It is frustrating, dispiriting, and expensive when the software that is supposed to help us just becomes the work.

HRExaminer v6.46

This week we’re presenting a comprehensive view of employee engagement. We have a panel comprised of six HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board Contributors with strong voices, good ideas, and unique perspectives. The six articles on employee engagement are published in two parts. Part one features Cathy Missildine, Jason Lauritsen, and Paul Hebert. Part two has articles from Dr. David Kippen, Heather Bussing, and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic. Start here »

This week on HR Tech Weekly: Workday Expands ADP Partnership, Mercer invests in Pymetrics, ADP announces expansion of GlobalView, and GuideSpark offers complimentary 1095-C Offering. Listen to Episode 48 of HR Tech Weekly.

In Episode 128 of HR Examiner Radio, John Sumser speaks with Lori Sylvia, the Chief Marketing Officer at Smashfly.


The Employee Engagement Panel – Kippen, Bussing, Chamorro-Premuzic

We’re running a two-day panel here at HRExaminer where we explore employee engagement. Our panel is comprised of six HRExaminer Editorial Advisory Board Contributors with strong voices, good ideas, and unique perspectives. Today’s panel includes Dr. David Kippen, Heather Bussing, and Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic.

HRExaminer v6.43

Why do so many smart people make so many dumb decisions? Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, the CEO of Hogan Assessments and Professor of Business Psychology at University College London and Columbia University, discusses the psychology of how to make smarter decisions (and avoid looking dumb). Read, Book Smart vs. Street Smart – The Psychology of Good and Bad Judgment. You can also listen to Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic live on HRExaminer Radio next Wednesday November 18, (7AM Pacific, 10AM Eastern, 3PM GMT).

We share and publish information on the Internet in the blink of an eye. How often do you run afoul of copyright law without even knowing it? Heather Bussing explains how to stay on the right side of the law in, Copyright and the Internet.

This week on HR Tech Weekly: The Achievers open recognition API, The coming battle for interface primacy, CEB Acquires Wanted Technologies, Uber’s algorithm more controlling than the real boss, Facebook usage changing, messaging apps growing, and Google’s neural network wants to write your emails for you. Listen to Episode 45 of HR Tech Weekly.

In Episode 123 of HR Examiner Radio, John Sumser speaks with Kevin Wheeler, Founder and President of the Future of Talent Institute.


Copyright and the Internet

Topics: Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Copyright covers every pin-downable expression of ideas — including print, music, plays, artwork, film and recordings, and digital works such as computer programs or databases. Copyright does not cover the ideas themselves. Where does this leave works on the Internet?

It’s not just information, it’s evidence

Everything, especially everything at work, is on the record. It’s not just information, it’s evidence.

HRExaminer v6.36

We’re accustomed to reading great articles by Heather Bussing here on The HR Examiner. Heather published her first piece on in June of 2010 and here we are five years and 197 articles later. When you read Heather’s work you may smile, laugh, disagree, or nod your head to acknowledge a perspective you haven’t considered before. It’s likely you’ve found yourself admiring Heather for her ideas, her writing, and her courage. There’s a good chance you’ve thought to yourself, “We could all be a lot more like Heather.”


HRExaminer v6.32

We start this week with our feature on the Ashley Madison story. Read John Sumser’s article Ashley and the Ostrich and, Why You Should Not Check to See if Employees are on Ashley Madison, from Heather Bussing.

On Episode 108 of HRExaminer Radio John speaks with Crystal Miller, Chief Engagement Officer at Branded Strategies. On Episode 107, John talks with China Gorman, Chair of the WorkHuman Advisory Board at Globoforce.

On Episode 34 of HR Tech Weekly Stacey Harris and John Sumser discuss the Amazon Employee Backlash, CareerBuilder BDAS Analytics, Cornerstone OnDemand, and Ultimate Software’s 2nd quarter results. On Episode 33 the topics include: the SuccessFactors user conference, ADP Health Exchange, Commentary on growing HR Tech competition, and the LinkedIn SuccessFactors data integration.

Jay Cross shares an uplifting and instructional account about how he freed himself from depression. Don’t skip, I’ve Been Depressed, You? by Jay Cross.