You may be familiar with the story of the blind men and an elephant. In it, a group of blind men come upon an elephant and each describes the animal from what he can feel. The one feeling the elephant’s leg says that it’s like a great pillar; the one who feels the tail says..
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..
Randy Cooper, CEO of PeopleStrategy, Inc.® a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider of end-to-end Human Capital Management (HCM) solutions, recently shared his views on current and future trends in Human Resource (HR) technology with students at Saint Paul College, a community and technical college in St. Paul, Minnesota. The HRIS: Human Resource Information Systems class also received..
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..
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..
Over the past three months, I have had the “opportunity” to spend more time with doctors than I normally do. Fortunately, all is well! But the experience left me with two thoughts: 1. Life is shorter and far more precious than we truly realize. 2. As technically advanced as our nation is, the amount of paperwork we..