Let’s Get Back to “Old School” HR in 2017

Mark Fogel HR Technology, Mark Fogel, Old School

It’s time for HR folks to step back from their reliance on Technology and go “Old School.” Recently, Bill Belichick, the head coach of the NFL New England Patriots, announced he was ditching the use of a Microsoft Tablet on the sidelines and going back to his old system of still pictures  to make in-game decisions. He was going back …

In Case You Are Not Done Shopping, I’d Like A Flip Phone For Christmas

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, FOTNation, HR Technology, Mobile, Steve Boese

So Christmas is a couple of days away, and I bet if you are actually reading this today it is only to provide a brief respite from your crazed last-minute preparations (if you are someone who celebrates the holiday) or your internal seething of having to be stuck at work picking up the slack for everyone else who has already …

Mood Rings, Magic 8-Balls & Employee Engagement

Kathy Rapp Change Management, Communication, Culture, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, Engagement and Satisfaction, Kathy Rapp, Leadership, Organizational Development, Retention

I’m a product of the 70s. I had bell bottoms, platform sandals and wore my hair in braids. I also had a mood ring that was a piece of crap.  It was always black or dark blue.  I suppose it could have meant I was perpetually intense or lovestruck, but let’s go with crap for the sake of my parents. …

HR Fatty > Make Some Tech Decisions And Take Action

Dawn Burke Dawn Burke, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Selection, SHRM

My HR and leader-friends, I am going to make a bold statement. I think technology scares the hell out of us. That fear is spooking us into lethargic, gooey submission. Our inaction is making our teams fat. Worst thing an HR pro can do regarding HR tech is nothing. You create value in taking action. I attended the #SHRM15 conference …

How Fast Is Too Fast?

Tim Sackett Audacious Ideas, Candidate Pool, HR, Recruiting, The HR Profession, Tim Sackett

Have you ever stopped to think that maybe technology is pushing our hiring process too fast? We all have a natural cadence to how we do things.  Imagine going out on a date with a nice young man.  You go and get coffee. Coffee is easy, and you can get out of it quickly if things are going south. The …

The Department of Non-Human Resources

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, HR, Science, Steve Boese

In today’s HR/Talent management world, sometimes a good employee or candidate can be hard to find. Their work history might be lacking one bit of important experience you need for the role, they might have more substantial compensation requirements than you can offer, or they simply might fall into that amorphous-but-still-always-defensible category (because it can’t really be defined) of not …

HR For The Future – This Is The Stuff You SHOULD Study…

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Coaching, Employee Coaching, Employee Communications, Employee Engagement, HR Technology, Innovation, Paul Hebert, Science, Social Media, Social Media and Talent, Social Networking

Put down the book on FMLA and anything else remotely associated with administrivia in your organization. I’m going to point you to something that is probably more important than all of the ATS software reviews you’ve got planned after HRTech. As technology grows in influence (and maybe importance—I’m still not sold on that), you will be tempted to face in …

The CYA Report E67: HR Tech Conference Preview [PODCAST]

Cara Lucas Conferences, CYA Report, HR, HR Tech, Innovation, Kris Dunn, Podcast, Steve Boese, The HR Profession

It’s that time of year, people. It’s time for the best show in the talentsphere, and we’re here with HR Tech Conference co-chair, Steve Boese, to preview a little bit of what this year’s HR Tech conference has to offer attendees. This conference isn’t just about HR. It’s not just about technology, either. It’s about people coming together to figure out …

How Smartphones Are Dumbing Down Your Company

Andy Porter Andy Porter, Communication, Culture, HR (& Life!) Advice, HR Tech

It pains me to even write the headline for this blog. But the truth is, the technology that’s made work more efficient and connected us in ways that we never thought possible is the same technology that’s dumbing us down. Don’t believe me? Put your smartphone down for a minute and take a look around you. Riding the train? What …

Three Trends From The Human Resources Electronics Show

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, Steve Boese

The Consumer Electronics Show, or CES—which is the largest and most important trade show and exhibition for the electronics, computing, and communications industries—was all over the news last week. I am sure, even if you are not at all interested in the latest new gadget, electronic toy or just how massive the new largest high-def TV in the world is, …