According to the Sierra-Cedar 2015/2016 HR Systems Survey, 43% of companies are planning to undertake a major HR system strategy initiative. Technology can be one of the most valuable tools in an HR leader’s arsenal, allowing them to create more organizational value, deliver better service, and offload administrative tasks. However, for companies that don’t have..
In a recent conversation with a VP of HR at a large manufacturing company, she said something that struck me. “I don’t buy HR technology. I buy solutions to my talent problems.” I am used to people typically thinking about the work they do as a series of tasks and processes, so, for me, this..
Ask any business leader and they will tell you that HR is a cost center, not a revenue generator. It’s a challenge to be in a role that manages internal versus external clients because every investment and action is going to be scrutinized in a way that reflects this general view of HR. This should..
HR and business leaders don’t buy technology; they buy solutions to problems. My recent blogs have focused on how to buy solutions to problems, and one of the best examples I can think of to illustrate the point is around performance management. To set the stage, research firm i4cp says that only 28% of companies..
“If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and 5 minutes thinking about solutions.” ― Albert Einstein This quote has been attributed to a variety of people over the years, and it still makes a valid point. When you think about it, the problems HR faces..
Over the past month, we’ve delved deeply into the employee experience and how it impacts the way your people see your company. Now let’s explore 5 ways you can help to create an experience that drives value for your people and your organization. See the employee experience holistically vs disparate parts Give employees the tools they need/demand Curate..
Innovation is a curious thing. In a research report published by the International Board of Innovation Science, Dennis Stauffer explored what separates wildly successful companies from the rest. Here’s a quote from the article that sheds light on the extent to which innovation drives value: The research with entrepreneurs is especially noteworthy because it revealed..
He reached up and touched the screen, but nothing happened. He touched elsewhere on the display and pressed firmly. Still nothing. He looked back at me with a puzzled expression, unsure of how to proceed. This scenario played out recently as I watched my toddler, and it reminded me of just how much technology has..
Author: Ben Eubanks, Principal Analyst, Lighthouse Research & Advisory It seems that we can’t turn around today without having a conversation that touches on employee engagement. Yet despite all the attention, it hasn’t really moved the needle. In the graphic above, pulled from Google Trends, you can see the interest in employee engagement for over..
If Dante had worked in modern business, he would have added a tenth circle to his Inferno — spreadsheet hell. Extracting critical data from multiple systems, and trying to manipulate that data, challenges and frustrates employees. HR professionals deal with this problem every day in an effort to meet critical compliance requirements or to generate..