I recently finished listening to Susan Cain’s book - Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking. Since one out of every two or three people is an introvert, it’s worth understanding what introverts have to offer and how they best contribute. If you have twenty minutes, watch this TED Talk.
I see a lot of resumes in my position and one recently brought back memories of when I needed to update my own a few years ago. Back then, one of my challenges was how to keep resume concise and interesting without marginalizing my journey or what I had to offer my next employer. In the end I removed a long list of formal training classes, not only because the list took up a lot of real estate, but because it was just plain old and boring.
In recent months I have attended quite a few industry conferences, and have been struck by the increasing use of videos within individual session presentations. In most cases, the inclusion of video into the knowledge-sharing sessions added visual interest, demonstrated a process rather than simply describing it, and provided real-world examples of the session content, which then served as catalysts for continued discussions after the sessions concluded.
NewsGator today announced a new social learning offering for its Social Sites solution that taps the power of social technology to accelerate training, improve productivity, and make employees happier, among many other benefits.
In the run up to this year’s annual HR Technology Conference, I’ve been meeting with HCM technology vendors large and small. As expected, almost every vendor articulates an interest in, if not full vision for, social enablement of its offering.
Suppose you answered your telephone and a fast-talking salesperson said this: “I’ve got a product for you! It’s used by millions of people. It has tons more features than what you have today – frankly, it’s the Cadillac to your Yugo. And the cost is nothing compared to the benefits. So how much do you want to buy?”
Different types of people value different factors in their work environment. I have heard corporate recruiters sing the praises of various aspects of their corporate environment, including when there wasn’t anything terribly praiseworthy. One thing I don’t hear companies touting very often is the knowledge and skill level of their employees.
Earlier this week, we asked Pat Miller, Corporate Publications Manager with American Family Insurance, to share her company's social success stories (wow, that is a tongue twister!) with everyone as part of our NewsGator Webinar Series.
I’m sure the title of this blog post could be turned into some clever joke, bBrian-Kellnerut the truth is sometimes seemingly unrelated things can come together to produce something cool. In this case, the cool thing is an app in the SharePoint 2013 beta marketplace called “The Election Watch – 2012”.
Arriving at NewsGator in April has been an eye-opening experience – it’s the first time I have worked in a truly social and collaborative environment. So far it’s been a blast, and a great learning experience! I am very happy with my decision to join NewsGator, here’s why: I like our product. A lot.