Annual HR Technology Survey

There are some things that inform all of us in HR about what is going on with our industry and where things are headed.  Of all these useful tools, the

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Creating Information from Knowledge from Collaboration

It’s nice being a consultant.  People like consultants because we have a specific approach to a problem.  We talk to lots of people, look at lots of documents, conduct workshops. 

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The Pain Threshold

Lance Armstrong was a US National Champion and a World Champion long before he ever won seven (eight?) Tours de France.  The man was always known in cycling circles as

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Missing Steps

I started my day on Monday at 4am when my cab picked me up to head to the airport.  As he missed the airport exit (how does that even happen?)

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Real Time Activity Analysis

Not only am I a geek, I’m a workout geek.  The latest geeky gadget I’m lusting over is a Withings E-Scale.  For just $165, I can get up in the

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Annual Plug for the HR Technology Survey

Here’s the link – just go take it. www.cedarcrestone.com/survey/systematicHR.html For those of you who are actually going to read this, there are several surveys out there that the industry counts

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Deception and Selling Your Data

US President Obama is a Muslim, right?  Raised in Kenya, he’s a Mau Mau sympathizer, and actually not even a US citizen (masterfully covered up I must add). Apparently in

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Better Measures for Engagement

Is it Gallup that has the “Do you have a best friend at work” question?  We’re so into doing employee surveys to measure employee engagement.  They provide us with a

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The Technology Does Not Sell

Years ago, there is a motorola executive was speaking to a group of students. He asks the students to answer a couple of simple questions, “who among you owns a

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Commonizing Meaning

I have some favorite phrases that I’ve been picking up for years. “Eh, voila!” universal for “eh, voila!” “Ah, asodeska” Japanese for “I understand”  (sp?) “Bo ko dien” is Taiwanese

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Managing Thinking, Managing Knowledge

On March 2, 2011, Pakistan’s Minister for Minority Affairs, Shahbaz Bhatti was assassinated.  Like others before him (including Benazir Bhutto), he was killed for standing up for the right of

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Decision effectiveness

A few years ago, i had a custom set of wheels made for my bike. I had the rims specifically weighed and picked out of a set of about 10

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Talent Evolution versus Revolution

If you just bought one of the new 3D TVs that have been on he market for a year or so, i have bad news for you. Its already old

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Perspective and Benchmarking

In my eyes, there are three components of being from California. First, you must always be on a diet. Second, you must always bee too fat. Third, you must have

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Fusion HCM Website is Up

Just an FYI since this appears to be about the softest launch we’ve seen in ages.  Considering we’ve been waiting for Fusion for a while.  Here’s an FYI that the

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I Should Have Been A Rice Farmer

OK, I’m Taiwanese, and I recently went back to Taiwan to visit family and see the “home country” that I’ve never been to. As I stayed in the apartment my

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Nerves and Decision Governance

What makes us intelligent, able to make decisions based on our surrounding and pdictions of the future is not that we have an emmense amount of knowledge packed into our

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Merge, Outsource, Re-merge

Imagine this. You’re fixing your house, and you take down a few walls to reconfigure how the place looks – it’s a bit more open, you can see more, put

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Nucleating agents for change

Interesting thing about water.  You can pretty significantly influence the temperature at which water freezes  simply by introducing an agent to it.  But there are other times when water actually

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Recruiting Engagement

So, I used to write this blog for me.  Honestly, I could have cared less that anyone was reading it.  It has been a great exercise for almost 6 years

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