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6 Key Questions to Ask before HR Outsourcing

6 Key Questions to Ask before HR Outsourcing | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

6 Key Questions to Ask before HR Outsourcing - new article from HR Transformer Blog


Via Andrew Spence, AlGonzalezinfo
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HR - to oustource or not - make sure you check out the full picture...

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Andrew Spence's curator insight, November 7, 2013 8:20 AM
For the Buyers of HR Services, there is strong demand from organisations who want :-
• Standardised HR Services
• Reduced Cost to Serve 
• Access to innovative workplace tools and technology 
• The business benefits of Big Data
Here are 6 questions to ask before embarking on HR Outsourcing.
AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, November 7, 2013 8:48 AM

Very interesting article on the current status of HR outsourcing.   If you are considering this, the article lists 6 critical questions to ask before you make the decision. 

 

From the article:

 

For the Buyers of HR Services, there is strong demand from organisations who want : 

 

• Standardised HR Services

 

• Reduced Cost to Serve 

 

• Access to innovative workplace tools and technology 

 

• The business benefits of Big Data 

 

From my experience as someone who has sat on both sides of the Outsourcing fence, there are challenges facing HR Directors when considering whether to outsource, they are broadly categorised as : 

 

Internal – the readiness of your organisation to embark on a big change 

 

External – finding a suitable partner who can delivery your requirements now and in the future. 

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The Wonderful Benefits of Business Blogging

The Wonderful Benefits of Business Blogging | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

Via Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines
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Bovee & Thill's Online Business Communication Magazines's curator insight, November 4, 2013 11:14 PM

This post is about blogging for business—with a purpose. We have a lot to cover, so we’ll do it as efficiently as possible with a series of lists.


First, who should read this post?


  • Non-blogger—You’ve never had a blog and you need to fix that now.
  • Unfulfilled blogger—You blogged for a bit. Magic never struck.
  • Beginning blogger—You blog, but don’t really know what you’re doing.
  • Regular blogger—You’ll pick up tips from a fellow blogger.
  • Expert blogger—You could steal the good stuff for your blog.
  • None of the above—You have nothing better to do, but to read about blogging. . .
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Understanding Organizations Using the Four Frame Model: - Psycholawlogy

Understanding Organizations Using the Four Frame Model:  - Psycholawlogy | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
The human resource frame describes a way to emphasize the human side of organizations and the importance of the interpersonal and intrapersonal dynamics involved in organizing and need fulfillment.

Via Warren Norton
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6 Ways To Make Your Leadership And Workplace Fun Again

6 Ways To Make Your Leadership And Workplace Fun Again | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
People desire a “leadership refresh” in their organizations.

Via John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA, Chery Gegelman
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We perform, learn and treat others better when we are having fun.  How much is there in your workplace?

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John Thurlbeck, FCMI FRSA's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:59 AM

Some great advice here from Glenn Llopis and he started with a superb one ~ 'Allow people to fail' so as to encourage employees to test their ideas! Definitely!

Chery Gegelman's curator insight, November 3, 2013 1:01 AM

What have you done or experienced that made your workplace fun again?  

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, November 4, 2013 3:14 AM

Now, that's a tricky area... there are bosses who says straight: "OK, it's work, we pay them, let1s them find fun elsewhere..." Do you think it's so rare? Well, I don't think so... might be that the time is mature not to show this in full scale but that it's there in lots of bosses' mind, you know, I have made already less sure bets, too...

 

1. Allow people to fail, encourage them to test their ideas - one of the most controversial - how many times is it still OK? I understand but come on... even at home,  with your loved family, just try to reframe it...:-)))

2. Build team that last - yes, absolutely, that's may favorite, I have always done that, it's crucial, true... the type of "people are interchangeable" is laughing staff... while of course, they (we) are... but that's another level, please...

3.  Hold no secrets, be a good communicator - yes and know and work on it... try to be as open and transparent as possible (what you are not saying they will found out, and the result might be disastrous because they will not necessarily have a good guess... they might guess much worse than the reality... so, transparency pays...). To be a good communicator might be difficult for some, but a passable level is learnable for anyone... work on it...

4. Be the real you, don't hide behind the title... you know what? Everybody will read you more or less exactly... even when you try to hide... it's a looser game if you try (and how many try it...)... no alternative, I think...

5. Keep people on their toes... as McCormack has written: "110%" (perhaps today his book's title would be "130%" who knows...) Never allow your employees to get complacent... that's important and difficult to keep... tough one...

6. Keep it simple, make it fun... true... for that you should be such a guy who has the right mix of serious and fun.... not many I have met such.... but good luck...:-)))

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Dear Email, Maybe It’s Time We Saw Other People

Dear Email, Maybe It’s Time We Saw Other People | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Dear Email, It isn’t you, it’s me. No, really. You see, this weekend I successfully unplugged for the first time in… in too long, I admit. When I fired things up Monday morning, well… I realized just how codependent we’ve become.
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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, November 2, 2013 2:31 PM

Yeahhh... I think it's just great... with this e-mail thing we human found out our most sophisticated prison ever fabricated.... how to come back from this that it be only our servant and not our boss? Well, the jury is out...:-)))

 

When the 10 year old ask back: "And?" How about that? Isn't it frightening? 

 

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What's The Biggest Lesson Your Career Change Taught You?

What's The Biggest Lesson Your Career Change Taught You? | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Changing careers is scary but it's often worth the pain. Our readers share lessons they've learned during their first year of doing what they love. (What's The Biggest Lesson Your Career Change Taught You?
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Why The Competition Isn't Your Business Enemy

Why The Competition Isn't Your Business Enemy | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
In business, people often believe you need an enemy to beat, but there are better places to focus your energy to grow your business.

Via Rami Kantari
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I like the word coopetition - working to grow a market, not just market share.

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John Michel's curator insight, November 1, 2013 11:30 AM

If you're looking for an enemy, make it mediocrity, complacency and apathy. Push back when others say, “We tried that before,” or when you’re confronted with someone telling you -- “that will never work.” That’s your enemy, and it can easily be beat with a passion and commitment to your customers.



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80% Of Companies Don't Care About Company Culture--Do You?

80% Of Companies Don't Care About Company Culture--Do You? | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Design Executive Officers certainly do. And the authors of the new book Rise of the DEO: Leadership by Design believe they're the future of business.
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"Corporate culture finds a seat at every meeting." - so obvious and so little acknowledged...

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Fred Zimny's curator insight, October 31, 2013 12:37 PM

I do not like the acronym DEO: that is a DOA (dead on arrival). But it  may challenge our thoughts. And often it is the rise and fall.....

John Ludike's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:15 PM

Culture eats strategy for business, perios. 

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The Rise (and Fall) of Mega-Corporations

The Rise (and Fall) of Mega-Corporations | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
It’s hard to imagine a time when huge, global corporati…

Via Celine Schillinger, Pascale Mousset
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, October 30, 2013 12:13 PM

When we begin to talk about scaling human relationships, that sounds a little ominous. What does that mean?

Jenny Ebermann's comment, October 30, 2013 2:14 PM
Interesting post; what do they mean by: scale real, social human relationships though?
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Brands as Publishers | Content Archetypes | Social Media Today

Brands as Publishers | Content Archetypes | Social Media Today | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Today, the talk of the town amongst marketers is the potential for brands to act as publishers and media companies, going direct to their customers or consumers in the fight to earn attention.
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Insight into 3 key drivers changing how we spend our time and intention - mobile, social, search.

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How ‘intrapreneurship’ can help big companies think and move like startups

How ‘intrapreneurship’ can help big companies think and move like startups | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
You don’t have to be a startup to go lean -- even the largest companies can re-learn how to be nimble, think different, and innovate. (Being able to act like a startup on the inside is becoming critical for some established industries.
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Being Human Creates Higher Returns

Being Human Creates Higher Returns | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

It seems odd to think that business leaders are just now recognizing that their business results have a direct correlation to the organizations ability to think, act, speak and feel in human terms.  Yet instead of measuring the organizations human abilities leaders still focus on measuring, thinking and chasing outcomes in financial terms.

 

  Instead of using it to enable people to “get involved in the business” they tell people what to do and how to do it as if the people had no valuable input about how to do anything better.

 

It is no wonder corporations have lost credibility with people. Just maybe it is because they are acting anything but human.

 

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The dividend of being human - if you act on it!

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The Big Lesson from Twelve Good Decisions

The Big Lesson from Twelve Good Decisions | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
High-stakes decisions should be seen for what they are: hard work.
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The Way We Work Is Soul-Sucking, But Social Networks Are Not the Fix

The Way We Work Is Soul-Sucking, But Social Networks Are Not the Fix | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

We spend nearly half our waking hours at work, and much of that time is not even spent doing our actual job: It's all work about work. Email is broken, and what works on social networks like Facebook just doesn't work for enterprises.


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Denis Pennel, HR Trend Institute, Gary Bamford
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donhornsby's curator insight, November 7, 2013 7:57 AM

(From the article): Work should have meaning, and a work graph should support that by automating the high friction and coordination aspects of work — allowing us to focus on the creative (and therefore un-automatable) parts of work. That’s the way work in the 21st century should be, enabling groups of people to do great things in the world, and, ultimately, help humanity thrive.

John Michel's curator insight, November 7, 2013 1:13 PM

Work should have meaning, and a work graph should support that by automating the high friction and coordination aspects of work — allowing us to focus on the creative (and therefore un-automatable) parts of work. That’s the way work in the 21st century should be, enabling groups of people to do great things in the world, and, ultimately, help humanity thrive.

Tony Brugman (Bright & Company)'s curator insight, January 21, 2014 4:41 AM

Good Wired article about a new way to look at (and improve) Work: introducing the Work Graph (what can we learn from Social Networks?).

 

"A work graph consists of the units of work; information about that work; how it all fits together; and then the people involved with the work."

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Never let a good crisis go to waste | McKinsey & Company

Never let a good crisis go to waste | McKinsey & Company | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
New research shows that actively reallocating corporate resources is even more important in a downturn than it is in good times. A McKinsey Quarterly article.
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Seeing the wood and the trees: The psychology of Big Data | TrainingZone.co.uk

Seeing the wood and the trees: The psychology of Big Data | TrainingZone.co.uk | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

In this feature, Dilip Boury cuts through Big Data's buzzword status to give us some practical advice about how to deal with the enormity of it all.

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Big data - opportunity or barrier?

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Five neuroscience concepts you need to understand

Five neuroscience concepts you need to understand | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

 How lifting the lid on the brain can help you rethink the way you train and motivate staff


Via Roger Francis
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Every organisation needs to learn about and act on neuroscience!

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John Ludike's curator insight, November 3, 2013 9:21 PM

Aslo check great blog titled neurobollocks which debunks many neuro bollocks leadership  myths.

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"Would You Recommend This Workplace To A Friend?" - The Ultimate Question for Employee Engagement

"Would You Recommend This Workplace To A Friend?" - The Ultimate Question for Employee Engagement | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
You can usually tell in a matter of minutes (make that a matter of seconds) about most places. Is it a good place to eat/shop/visit…and, work? You know almost instantly. And, you can tell just as...
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7 Ways to Protect Your Energy & Enforce Healthy Boundaries

7 Ways to Protect Your Energy & Enforce Healthy Boundaries | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Strategies to avoid overwhelm and create boundaries that keep you sane.
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Good advice on maintaining energy.

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Crisis In Leadership

Crisis In Leadership | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

The 2013 Edelman Trust Barometer demonstrates a serious crisis of confidence in leaders of both business and government.

 

Less than one fifth of the general public believes business leaders and government officials will tell the truth when confronted with a difficult issue.

 

There is also a growing trust gap between institutions and their leaders – globally, trust in business is 32 points higher than trust in business leaders to tell the truth; trust in government is 28 points higher than it is for government officials...

 

Tomorrow’s trusted leaders will authentically embrace Inclusive Management. As Ford CEO Alan Mulally has said: “You learn from everybody.”

 

2013 Edelman Trust Barometer:

http://bit.ly/10dYCai

 

The 13th annual Edelman Trust Barometer is our largest exploration of trust, to date, and the largest survey of its kind. For 2013, we surveyed more than 31,000 respondents in 26 markets around the world and measured their trust in institutions, industries and leaders...

 


Via Mhd.Shadi Khudr, Roy Sheneman, PhD
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Just the time to read Linda Fisher Thornton's great new book - out next week!

7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership - http://www.pinterest.com/pin/344525440215335193/ for Facebook,http://www.pinterest.com/pin/344525440215335195/ for Twitter

@leadingin contxt

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David Hain's curator insight, October 31, 2013 1:58 PM

In today’s connected, complex world, where the ability to cultivate and sustain trusting relationships with myriad stakeholders is vital to personal and organisational credibility, ethical leadership has never been more needed.  Countless recent scandals are testament to the sad fact that the demand for such leadership has frequently been let down by its supply.  From the exploitation of garment workers in Bangladesh to the underwhelming figures on employee engagement in most countries, there is a sense that we are frequently let down by those who lead us.  And yet there are multitudes who want to collaborate well across increasingly global boundaries to address the numerous universal issues that threaten the stability and sustainability of our world. 

Linda Fisher Thornton has written this book (7 Lenses: Learning the Principles and Practices of Ethical Leadership) for all of us who seek to make a positive difference in lives, organisations, communities, and the world. Out next week, see the storify  promo tweets onhttp://storify.com/7Lenses/who-s-talking-about-7-lenses

John Michel's curator insight, October 31, 2013 9:52 PM

Tomorrow’s trusted leaders will authentically embrace Inclusive Management. As Ford CEO Alan Mulally has said: “You learn from everybody.”

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Visions & Missions of Fortune Global 100

Fortune Global 100 Vision and Mission Statements.

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Interesting, if not always inspiring, trawl through what mega coprorations say they are trying to achieve.

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Start With Your Employees | Social Media Today

Start With Your Employees | Social Media Today | Organisation Development | Scoop.it

The 2012 Edelman Trust Barometer, a trust and credibility survey, found that regular rank-and-file company employees have more credibility than executives.

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Why and how to cultivate brand ambassadors, via @Ekaterina.  Excellent!

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Defining, Improving And Teaching Leadership With Those Who Know It Best

Defining, Improving And Teaching Leadership With Those Who Know It Best | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
It's commonplace to find articles on leadership, though it's rare to find someone who knows and can implement the philosophy.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Some wise words on leadership and leadership development.

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Inspiring Workplace Creativity Through the Five Senses

Inspiring Workplace Creativity Through the Five Senses | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Humor at Work blog: Great infographic summarizes how to maximize, inspire creativity in the workplace through all five senses. Inspiring creativity matters.
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Lots of great ideas to make your place of work more creative.

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A Culture of Ardent Listening and Transparency – Both to Consumers and to Each Other - TCS Social Business Study

A Culture of Ardent Listening and Transparency – Both to Consumers and to Each Other - TCS Social Business Study | Organisation Development | Scoop.it
Learn how leaders were far more effective at getting top executives to use social media themselves and to understand its potential by ardent listening.
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Two of the biggest differences between leaders and followers were about how social media is viewed and used at the top of the organization. The leaders were far more effective at getting top executives to use social media themselves and to understand its potential.

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Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, October 28, 2013 3:11 PM

Well, it's great... so clearly shows the difference between leaders and laggards... Like the wording: "ardent" listening... It would suffice the active listening of Thomas Gordon, wouldn't it...:-)))