Riding The HR Hype Train

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, HR, Innovation, Steve Boese, Talent Strategy

Our pals over at research and advisory company, Gartner, just released their famous technology “Hype Cycle,” a graphical representation of many modern technologies and how they stack up on a continuum that can best be described as, “You probably are just hearing about this” all the way through to “This is everywhere, and no longer all that interesting to talk about.” To …

Steve Boese chats Job Titles of the Future #13 – Video Game Coach

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Last September I posted ‘Job Titles of the Future #11 – Minecraft Coach’, essentially referencing some speculative pieces on whether or not parents would one day, (and soon), look to hire professional Minecraft and other popular video game coaches for their kids, much like parents hire tutors or sports coaches today. The conclusion of the piece I cited, as well …

The Uberification of HR

Steve Boese Audacious Ideas, HR, Steve Boese

The “gig” economy. Labor on demand. The “death” of jobs. Whatever phrase you prefer to describe the recent surge in the amount and influence of companies like Uber; Lyft; Upwork; and scores of others, this trend towards a more fundamental change in how we view work; employment; and the nature of the relationship between “employers” and “employees” (using air quotes …

Yes, I Heard About That. Very Sad. So, Are You Open To A New Opportunity?

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Here is a question for you as an HR/Talent professional: Is there ever any circumstance where it is not okay to cold call into a company or to directly call a “passive” candidate in order to try and recruit him or her away from their company? Is there any reason or development why you would not call in to a …

Steve Boese shares Learn a New Word Thursday: Knightian Uncertainty

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Welcome back to the latest installment of ‘Learn a new word Thursday’ where I share with you some small, but hopefully interesting and relevant word or concept that since it is new to me, must be new to (many of) you as well. Submitted for your consideration today’s word/concept: Knightian uncertainty. From your pals at Wikipedia: In economics, Knightian uncertainty …

When You’ve Got Nothing…

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Anyone who has a job that requires some level of original thinking, creativity, or simply just coming up with incremental improvements to existing products or processes occasionally hits a dry spell, where new ideas see impossible to conjure. Sometimes it’s called “writer’s block” or even (let’s hope temporary) burnout, but no matter what the term, the effect is the same—a …

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

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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 …

Performance, Culture, and the Miami Dolphins

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Focusing on performance—getting the absolute most output, productivity, creativity, etc.—out of the workforce is generally seen as a positive managerial approach. Tim Sackett’s favorite CEO, Yahoo’s Marissa Mayer, is (for the most part), winning plaudits for tightening up the work rules, increasing performance expectations, and demanding accountability for employees and managers. And that, whether it manifests itself in more stringent …