HRExaminer 2.23

On June 10, 2011, in Amitai Givertz, Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Weekly, by John Sumser
Fail Up! Failure is underrated, HRExaminer v2.23 June 10, 2011

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Failure is underrated Failure is underrated"Failure is the foundation of success; success is the lurking place of failure." What Lao Tzu meant is that success creates a set of blinders that make you extremely vulnerable. Success is the single greatest predictor of failure. Meanwhile, forward progress depends on experimentation which understandably has a large failure rate. Read Now »

Meaning and data in the social webMeaning and Data in the Social Web It is impossible to fly by the seat of your pants when there is no indicator that one is even airborne. Unable to pace internal adoption with the dizzying rate at which the social web proliferates, escaping the gravitational pull of a world in a state of perpetual beta can consume more time and effort than staying in the game. Read Now »

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Retention Doesn't WorkRetention Doesn't Work Hiring and keeping the best people is a standard goal in most organizations. Identifying key talent and promoting them is such a core part of conventional wisdom that we take it for granted. Most leaders aspire to be surrounded by trusted colleagues who are well seasoned and deeply experienced. When this idea spreads through an organization, it is called "Retention". In a harsher light, it is the essence of cronyism and featherbedding. Read Now »

Social Media StovepipesSocial Media Stovepipes For all of the noise, Social Technology is slow to enter the HR Marketplace. After all, LinkedIn is nearly a decade old; Facebook is 7; and Twitter is 5. While there are legions of trainers who purport to show how to use collaborative communications tools in organizational settings, there is little real progress in standardization. Armed with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, RSS Feeds, Slideshare and a host of other accounts, most of the news is the heavy breathing of early adopters. Read Now »


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