Will The Apple Watch Finally Be The Device That Makes Us Get To The Point?

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, Communication, Employee Communications, HR, HR Tech, Steve Boese

In a few weeks, Apple will once again attempt to redefine an existing technology category, in this case wearable tech, with the launch of the Apple Watch. Just as MP3 players, smartphones, and tablet computers existed prior to the launch of (respectively) the iPod, iPhone, and iPad, numerous and competing “smart” watches have been on the market for some time. …

We Need More Meetings at Work

Paul Hebert Audacious Ideas, Communication, Culture, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, HR, Paul Hebert, Social Media

I know – lock me up. While everyone else is finding ways to dodge meetings I’m raising the flag that says in order to do better business we need to do more meetings. See, I’m not one to throw babies out with bathwater. I like to first see if the bathwater is really dirty or if we’re simply looking for …

HR Technology and Cable Companies – Time to Cut the Chord on Both

Andy Porter Andy Porter, HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors

I’ve recently become engaged in an HR technology selection process, and with every conversation and demo, I can’t help but think about the cable industry.  You know—an outdated model for delivering entertainment that forces you to pay for a bunch of sh*t you don’t want or need because well, you really don’t have any other choice.  The space is dominated by one or …

Are 2015’s Biggest Tech Trends Good or Bad for HR?

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

The New Year always brings with it a slew of “trends” think pieces that postulate on what will be the upcoming year’s most influential and potentially disruptive developments in technology, culture, and business. Some of the more interesting pieces are done annually by JWT, Frog Design, and one I am going to unpack a little bit here, Harvard Business Review. …

The Systems of Engagement

William Tincup Audacious Ideas, Change Management, Employee Engagement, Good HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, William Tincup

Okay, this is a very early stage idea. *disclaimer* *drum roll* What if employee engagement is somehow tethered to the love/hate relationships employees have with the systems they use for work? Example: Recruiters absolutely love working in the ATS that you’ve provided for them. Love. Like can’t imagine life without said system. Something happens… new boss, business was acquired, ATS …

Where The Rubber Meets The Road Responsively

William Tincup Good HR, HR Tech, HR Technology, HR Vendors, Mobile Recruiting, Recruiting, William Tincup

No, not that rubber. For the love of God, get your minds out of the gutter people. This article is about responsive design and why we should all care about it. Responsive web design (RWD) is a web design approach aimed at creating sites and applications to provide an optimal viewing experience—easy reading and navigation with a minimum of resizing, …

Will you be replaced by a robot? Let’s break it down.

Steve Boese Change, HR, HR Technology, Labor, Steve Boese

If you are at all interested in the currently red-hot and pretty trendy “the robots are coming to take all our jobs, steal our girl/boyfriends, and destroy everything that we love” meme, then you will first want to allow yourself a big chunk of time this week to read The Future of Employment: How Susceptible are Jobs to Computerisation?, a …

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, …

Five Things You Need to Know This Week…

Holland Dombeck McCue Holland Dombeck, This Week in HR

Hello and welcome to another great week with the gang at FOT. Kick your Monday off right with these five must-reads: 1. HR Survey: Streamlining Healthcare HR Is Top Cost Initiative. HR professionals put streamlining HR processes at the top of the list when it comes to cutting department costs. 2. Starbucks Launches A Petition To End The Government Shutdown. The world’s biggest …