BREAKING: PerformWorks to Buy TalentSoft.Com

Steve Boese HR Tech, HR Technology, Steve Boese, Trench HR

The acquisitions and consolidation in the Human Capital Management (HCM) space keep coming hot and heavy, don’t they?  Can you believe that PerformWorks, with its history of aggressive sales tactics and its cutthroat culture would be interested in the low-key, clever but under-the-radar set of solutions offered by TalentSoft?   For the last couple of years, PerformWorks has been strategically …

Delivering Disappointment: Want Some Cold Fries With That?

Steve Boese Engagement and Satisfaction, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Tech, Steve Boese

You know what job sounds pretty cool? Professional advertising photographer. No, not a high fashion photographer who spends his days in exotic locations taking ‘action’ shots of the world’s top models garbed in the latest ‘you can’t really tell, but it is quite likely that swimsuit is see-through’ outfits. That would rise to the level of ‘incredibly awesome job’, a …

Social Cavemen, the Broken Web, and Recruiting

Josh Letourneau Candidate Pool, HR Tech, Joshua Letourneau, Social Network Analysis, Social Recruiting

The web is changing.  Sure, you already knew that, but the web has likely changed since you last considered what the change really meant.  “Back in the day” (say, two years ago), most of our time on the web used to be spent consuming content.  Not so much anymore.  We are actually spending significant amounts of time interacting with others …

They Don’t Want a Relationship, They Just Want an ‘Apply Now’ Button

Steve Boese Candidate Pool, HR Tech, Job Boards, Steve Boese

Each term, I survey the new students in my Human Resources Technology class about their experience with, and attitudes toward, many of the commonly found workplace tools and technologies that we cover in the course, and that they are likely to encounter in their professional HR lives. With each class, the survey results are reasonably consistent – one or two …

It’s Not About the Technology… Except When It Is.

Steve Boese Employee Communications, HR Tech, Social Recruiting, Steve Boese

‘It’s not about the technology’. ‘The technology should not be the first consideration in any Human Resources project’. ‘Decide what business problem you need to solve, only then start thinking about the technology’. Blah. Blah. Blah. I am sure you have heard (or said) many of these old chestnuts before. I am honestly getting sick of them. These arguments fail …

Clinging to What We Know – The Jar-Jar Binks Theory

Steve Boese Change, HR Tech, HR Technology, Influence, Star Wars, Steve Boese

If you are old enough to have seen the original in the series, ‘Star Wars’, in an actual theater, I’d be willing to bet that film, or one of the other ‘older’ films ‘The Empire Strikes Back’ or ‘Return of the Jedi’ is the one you would choose as your favorite. In the world of ‘Star Wars’ movies – most of us adults think older …

What Afghanistan Reminds Us About Recruiting – Get Out to the Front Lines

Josh Letourneau HR Tech, Joshua Letourneau, Recruiting

Innovation and technological advantage are highly sought after in the Recruiting and Talent Acquisition world, aka “The Recruitosphere.”  Press releases about new products, daily webinars, product launches at tradeshows, articles among our industry’s wider read networks, blog posts… and frankly, the majority of the Recruitosphere’s Twitter stream revolves around these topics.  You might say it’s somewhat of a reinforcing loop. …

HR Tech Rundown: The Fiesty Award, and Get The $#*% off of My Cloud…

Kris Dunn HR Tech

I'm at HR Tech, one of the best HR/HR Tech shows that you've never heard of.  If you haven't heard of it, consider coming in 2010.  One of the reasons I love it is because most of the conversations revolve around talent/HR, viewed in the framework of how technology can make those who manage the talent smarter and more efficient.  That …