The Gig Economy – Where Uber Drivers All Drive Teslas

Kathy Rapp Change, Change Management, Contingent Workforce, Current Affairs, Engagement and Satisfaction, Innovation, Job Market, Kathy Rapp, Labor, politics, Recruiting, War for Talent

In 2013, a Tesla burst into flames when it ran over a metal object. Then it happened again a few weeks later.  A federal investigation was launched and within four months, it was closed. Why? How? Tesla quickly determined should debris hit the car’s battery pack when the chassis was lowered at highway speeds—well, it would catch fire. The company …

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 …

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  You know—an outdated model for delivering entertainment that forces you to pay for a bunch of sh*t you don’t want or need because well, you really don’t have any other choice.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 …

Recruit Like A Marketer: Surprise and Delight (Then Reap The Social Reward!)

Holland Dombeck McCue Candidate Pool, Culture, Current Affairs, Employee Engagement, Employment Branding and Culture, Engagement and Satisfaction, Good HR, Holland Dombeck, HR, HR & Marketing, in the news, Innovation, Recruiting, Talent Strategy

Yesterday Uber partnered with the Animal Planet to bring adorable and adoptable puppies to offices in a handful of major metropolitan cities in their footprint. While the offer was geared at generating buzz for Animal Planet’s annual Puppy Bowl (and building some goodwill for a company that needs it), Uber and The Animal Planet also provided the perfect vehicle for …