Monthly Archives: January 2011

InMaps by LinkedIn: Shiny! But useful?

The new social graph visualization tool by LinkedIn garnered loads of buzz last week.  “Pretty”, “Cool”, and “Wow – eye candy!” were the consensus.  It has certainly gotten people’s attention and people are certainly using it.  But will they continue … Continue reading

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Simple, practical advice on motivating staff

As Lance Haun explained, CEO’s generally want to improve employee engagement but rarely take action on it.  They get that business results improve with an engaged, motivated staff, but the reality is that things like internal politics and figuring out/dealing … Continue reading

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Referrals are King. How do we automate them?

I have to admit.  I find LinkedIn recommendations kind of icky.  I can’t bear the thought of asking for one.  When I read them, they are so vague – similar to reading a horoscope – that I don’t get a … Continue reading

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Get your succession plans ready – 2011 will be a year of change

84% of employees plan to look for a new position in 2011. This was the finding by job-placement firm Manpower in their late December survey.  It’s a substantial increase over last year in which 60% intended to leave upon signs … Continue reading

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What business problem are you solving?

You’re an HR leader and you’re supporting the business. So you’re helping to solve business problems, right? What are the business problems? Do you know? And what are you doing to help solve them? First, let’s be clear. Retention is … Continue reading

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My Personal Tipping Point

I resisted moving to an iphone. It’s not that I didn’t want an iphone. Of course I did. It’s shiny; plus, I endured constant taunting and gloating from my husband, friends, and co-workers. It’s not that I couldn’t get an … Continue reading

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Nothing is Private

A couple of years ago, I participated in a panel on “social media in the workplace” at an Oracle Women’s Leadership event. I remember shocking the audience when I discounted the technology available to secure how and to whom you … Continue reading

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Shiny and Useful – what’s that about?

You might be asking: what’s up with the blog title Amy? It’s a core philosophy thing for me – based on years of experience studying people, software, and success. People want shiny tools. Shiny –> engaging –> more likely to … Continue reading

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