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..
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..
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..
Raise your hand if your office has a separate copier, fax and scanner? Hopefully, no hands went up, otherwise you might want to head to OfficeMax or Best Buy and check out the all-in-one copier/scanner/fax machines! Actually, there are probably several reading this blog who don’t remember the days when those machines were separate systems,..
For many, myself included, March Madness, is one of their favorite times of year. College basketball fans across the US take more time than they should completing the infamous “bracket,” while others simply choose their favs or the team with the cooler uniforms. Regardless of your selection process, filling out a bracket means you have a..
How many times over the past week were you asked, “What would you do if you won $1.5 billion?” At least three very lucky winners are asking themselves that exact question today. After being asked this question and reading the article, “Would Your Employees Keep Working in They Won the Powerball?,” I started thinking the real..
Tomorrow marks the first day of 2016. It’s a time to reflect, refresh and restart. While you may not be one to make New Year’s resolutions in your personal life, chances are you will set professional goals and objectives, particularly if you manage others. If you are an HR professional, you also may be responsible..
Just good HR technology from a great company For the past few months, we’ve been preparing for the 2015 HR Technology Conference and Expo, known among the industry as “the world’s leading conference & expo on technology for Human Resource executives and professionals.” Last year was my first adventure into the chaos that is HR Tech..
HR is under a lot of pressure these days. Pressure to: align with company goals; be more strategic; focus on people; build/promote the company’s culture; attract, develop and retain the best and the brightest; improve employee engagement; provide programs and services that appeal to Baby Boomers, Gen X and Millenials; gather, analyze and report on “people”..