Behave Yourself

first_imgIt was an honor to be included in Dr. Bob Nelson’s new book “1001 Ways to Engage Employees”. I shared a case study with Dr Bob which showcased how we used the SCARF methodology to enhance a major technology company’s performance management strategy.Managing employee performance has moved from annual write ups to high touch, systematic career development. The example I shared with Dr Bob was effective for two reasons:The process was simpleThe employee was afforded a range of performance objectives to stack rank in order to help their manager better understand their motivationFailure in performance-based systems occurs when too much user input is required or when employees are forced to conform to initiatives that don’t align with their personal career goals.Behavioral Modeling starts with a menu of 5 Intrinsic Motivators:AutonomyMasteryPurposeProgressSocialWe can structure a motivation path around rewards (carrots) or certifications (sticks) but employees would rather be inspired by an element of intrigue.Application Buyers in the HCM space face a logic bending hurdle:Sun-setting legacy technology involves 12 months, 2 FTE’s and a significant loss in opportunity cost.You don’t have to overhaul legacy systems to enhance program access. There are elements of performance management than can be written on a napkin.Trust and Transparency drive Employee Engagement. Giving employees choice for career path empowers them and provides a guide for development.Revisiting the Engagement Ecosystem    If you had to take 12 e-learning courses to be rewarded $50, would you do it?If the knowledge afforded in the learning path is beneficial to your career development, won’t the attainment of knowledge present applicable reward?Do you need to be paid to thank your peers?If you knew recognizing an overworked, underpaid member of your support team would put a smile of his/her face, would that not be incentive enough to encourage their effort?If you complete a project on time and under budget would you prefer a gift card or a week off?The amount of money one makes does not drive engagement, it sets expectations.Purpose-driven work that is consistently challenging is the only path to true success.1. Allow employees to chose their path to success2. Make programs easy to access and operate3. Reward fairly4. Create new challenges  Originally published on Dave’s Weekly Thought blog.last_img read more

Report Examines Rate and Focus of Google’s Acquisition Spree

first_imgaudrey watters 8 Best WordPress Hosting Solutions on the Market Acquisition by a major company has become a common exit for many startups, with the first quarter of 2010 breaking records for M&A numbers. At the beginning of 2010, Google CEO Eric Schmidt said he anticipated his company would make one acquisition per month. And this week, private research firm CB Insights has released a report detailing Google’s acquisition activity over time and by sector, pointing to a rate for 2010 that exceeds Schmidt’s predictions.With still one quarter to go, Google has acquired 23 companies this year, a total that’s almost equivalent to the total number of acquisitions Google made from 2007 to 2009. Related Posts Why Tech Companies Need Simpler Terms of Servic… Top Reasons to Go With Managed WordPress Hosting Despite all the buzz about mobile technologies and Google’s growth with Android, the bulk of these acquisitions have not been in the mobile sector. Only 2 of the recently acquired companies were mobile, while 20 of the others were Internet software and services (there was a single chip manufacturing company in that list). Not surprisingly, considering speculation about Google’s move into “social”, that’s the industry, along with search, that dominated recent acquisitions. And despite buzz about gaming and music, any forays Google makes in that area don’t seem to be linked at this time to companies they’ve recently acquired.In an interview with Reuters, David Lawee, who heads up Google’s M&A group, says that “In almost every deal that we look at, there’s always someone or one of those companies interested.” Clearly Google is in competition with other major tech firms like Facebook and Apple to acquire new talent and new technologies, and according to Lawee the millions spent on acquisition are “paying off huge.” Tags:#Analysis#start A Web Developer’s New Best Friend is the AI Wai…last_img read more

“Buy No Evil” App Assists in Israeli Settlment Boycotts

first_imgRelated Posts Tags:#international#mobile#politics#web curt hopkins Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces What it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech …center_img The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement A new mobile application helps would-be boycotters target, or avoid, goods and services that come solely from Israeli settlements in the West Bank. Buy No Evil is a free Android app built by the two Israeli bloggers Noam Rotem (the programmer) and Itamar Sha’altiel (the idea man), in conjunction with the open source project Activismos, whose tagline is “Activism is an Open-Source Code.”I have mentioned before in ReadWriteWeb and elsewhere that I consider boycotts a legit action to communicate displeasure with an organization’s actions. The rampant boycotts of Israel that have become popular in the last few years, however, have struck me as being indiscriminate, therefore both unfair and ineffective. Buy No Evil, however, seems very targeted, focused on a settlement-building scheme that many, including many inside Israel, believe illegitimate and counter-productive. The settlement system produces $290 million yearly through agriculture and a boycott could train attention on their vulnerability. Sha’altiel told the Israeli newspaper Ha’aretz that any type of list can be loaded into the app. With the right data, a user can employ it to avoid, say meat or gluten. But given the expiration yesterday of the freeze on building new Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the first list available for the app is a list of settlement-made products created by an Israeli human rights organization. According to +972, the Knesset is considering a bill to retroactively outlaw any call for a boycott of settlement products. According to Sha’atiel, that doesn’t mean boycotters will get braced, it means the app’s developers will. last_img read more

Top stories: Mite-proof bees, dark matter ‘bullets,’ and the tiny monkeys replanting the Amazon

first_img Top stories: Mite-proof bees, dark matter ‘bullets,’ and the tiny monkeys replanting the Amazon (left to right): KRISPN GIVEN/HARPUR LAB/PURDUE UNIVERSITY; KOVACEVICMIRO/ISTOCKPHOTO; ANDREA SCHELL By Eva FrederickJul. 26, 2019 , 2:15 PMcenter_img Breeders toughen up bees to resist deadly mitesThe recent rise of Varroa destructor, a type of mite that lives in bee colonies, has spurred the demise of bee populations worldwide. Scientists and beekeepers are on a wild search for a better bee—or at least one that can survive the onslaught of these tiny pests.If this type of dark matter existed, people would be dying of unexplained ‘gunshot’ woundsSign up for our daily newsletterGet more great content like this delivered right to you!Country *AfghanistanAland IslandsAlbaniaAlgeriaAndorraAngolaAnguillaAntarcticaAntigua and BarbudaArgentinaArmeniaArubaAustraliaAustriaAzerbaijanBahamasBahrainBangladeshBarbadosBelarusBelgiumBelizeBeninBermudaBhutanBolivia, Plurinational State ofBonaire, Sint Eustatius and SabaBosnia and HerzegovinaBotswanaBouvet IslandBrazilBritish Indian Ocean TerritoryBrunei DarussalamBulgariaBurkina FasoBurundiCambodiaCameroonCanadaCape VerdeCayman IslandsCentral African RepublicChadChileChinaChristmas IslandCocos (Keeling) IslandsColombiaComorosCongoCongo, The Democratic Republic of theCook IslandsCosta RicaCote D’IvoireCroatiaCubaCuraçaoCyprusCzech RepublicDenmarkDjiboutiDominicaDominican RepublicEcuadorEgyptEl SalvadorEquatorial GuineaEritreaEstoniaEthiopiaFalkland Islands (Malvinas)Faroe IslandsFijiFinlandFranceFrench GuianaFrench PolynesiaFrench Southern TerritoriesGabonGambiaGeorgiaGermanyGhanaGibraltarGreeceGreenlandGrenadaGuadeloupeGuatemalaGuernseyGuineaGuinea-BissauGuyanaHaitiHeard Island and Mcdonald IslandsHoly See (Vatican City State)HondurasHong KongHungaryIcelandIndiaIndonesiaIran, Islamic Republic ofIraqIrelandIsle of ManIsraelItalyJamaicaJapanJerseyJordanKazakhstanKenyaKiribatiKorea, Democratic People’s Republic ofKorea, Republic ofKuwaitKyrgyzstanLao People’s Democratic RepublicLatviaLebanonLesothoLiberiaLibyan Arab JamahiriyaLiechtensteinLithuaniaLuxembourgMacaoMacedonia, The Former Yugoslav Republic ofMadagascarMalawiMalaysiaMaldivesMaliMaltaMartiniqueMauritaniaMauritiusMayotteMexicoMoldova, Republic ofMonacoMongoliaMontenegroMontserratMoroccoMozambiqueMyanmarNamibiaNauruNepalNetherlandsNew CaledoniaNew ZealandNicaraguaNigerNigeriaNiueNorfolk IslandNorwayOmanPakistanPalestinianPanamaPapua New GuineaParaguayPeruPhilippinesPitcairnPolandPortugalQatarReunionRomaniaRussian FederationRWANDASaint Barthélemy Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da CunhaSaint Kitts and NevisSaint LuciaSaint Martin (French part)Saint Pierre and MiquelonSaint Vincent and the GrenadinesSamoaSan MarinoSao Tome and PrincipeSaudi ArabiaSenegalSerbiaSeychellesSierra LeoneSingaporeSint Maarten (Dutch part)SlovakiaSloveniaSolomon IslandsSomaliaSouth AfricaSouth Georgia and the South Sandwich IslandsSouth SudanSpainSri LankaSudanSurinameSvalbard and Jan MayenSwazilandSwedenSwitzerlandSyrian Arab RepublicTaiwanTajikistanTanzania, United Republic ofThailandTimor-LesteTogoTokelauTongaTrinidad and TobagoTunisiaTurkeyTurkmenistanTurks and Caicos IslandsTuvaluUgandaUkraineUnited Arab EmiratesUnited KingdomUnited StatesUruguayUzbekistanVanuatuVenezuela, Bolivarian Republic ofVietnamVirgin Islands, BritishWallis and FutunaWestern SaharaYemenZambiaZimbabweI also wish to receive emails from AAAS/Science and Science advertisers, including information on products, services and special offers which may include but are not limited to news, careers information & upcoming events.Required fields are included by an asterisk(*)Dark matter, the mysterious substance that makes up most of the mass of the universe, has proved notoriously hard to detect. But scientists have now proposed a surprising new sensor: human flesh.These squirrel-size monkeys helped bring Peru’s Amazon back to lifeNortheastern Peru’s lush Amazon rainforest lost most of its trees when it was logged and converted to water buffalo pastures in 1990. But after humans abandoned the area about 10 years later, the forest slowly began to regrow. Now, scientists have an explanation for how it revived so quickly: the foraging activities of tamarins, squirrel-size monkeys native to the area.Mexico’s new president shocks scientists with budget cuts and disparaging remarksThe initially warm relations between Mexico’s academic community and the country’s new president, Andrés Manuel López Obrador, have decidedly cooled. Scientists say a package of harsh austerity measures, implemented on 3 May, threaten the future of Mexican research. Meanwhile, López Obrador, who promised to support science and technology during his 2018 campaign, alarmed scientists with a proposal—later withdrawn—to personally approve researchers’ travel abroad, which he called “tourism.”Debate intensifies over speed of expanding universeLast week, leading experts at clocking the Hubble constant, the rate at which the universe expands, gathered in hopes that new measurements could point the way out of a brewing storm in cosmology. No luck so far, but astronomers worry the debate is becoming a “crisis.”last_img read more

Cardiff boss Warnock blasts scandalous domestic loan rules

first_imgCardiff manager Neil Warnock has condemned what he believes are  Premier League loan rules which he described as “Scandalous.”Current English Premier league loan rules stipulate that clubs can only have a maximum of two players on loan from other Premier League teams, and only one from any given Premier League club.Cardiff have Bournemouth’s Harry Arter in their squad presently, meaning they can only make one more Premier League loan signing in January’s transfer window.“Heaven knows why we can only have two Premier League loans in,” Warnock told Itv, ahead of the Boxing Day clash against his former club Crystal Palace.“When you are talking about English players needing experience – our younger players for the English team – and we can’t loan more than one more player.MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 12: Cardiff manager Neil Warnock celebrates with the fans after the Premier League match between Manchester United and Cardiff City at Old Trafford on May 12, 2019 in Manchester, United Kingdom. (Photo by Stu Forster/Getty Images)Warnock will coach Cardiff City for one more year Manuel R. Medina – May 15, 2019 The manager will guide the Bluebirds in the English Championship, but he will also help the team find his successor.“I’ve got Harry Arter, so I can’t take a young English striker or a young English midfield player, if I’ve got another one (on loan).“It’s scandalous, really. You can bring 10 from abroad, so who are we trying to help?“Who has invented these rules? It’s a disgrace, really, when I could be giving another good young English lad an opportunity of playing in the Premier League.” Warnock admits that the loan market will be his likely port of call as he looks at squad strengthening.“Hopefully, we can bring in one or two over the next couple of weeks to give us a little bit more choice with selection,” he added.“I would like to think I’ve got one (player) close, but you just never know.”last_img read more