The Permanent Record

Perhaps it was because I’m Chinese American and my Chinese parents were rather crazed about education.  I did graduate high school with a 4.2 GPA and considered myself an academic

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Social Taxonomies: Tagging versus Crowd Metrics

Every now and then, I’m parked at a mall, convention center, airport, and I ask myself, “now where did I park my car?  OK, so I don’t lose my car

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HR Social Media – A sytematicHR Case Study

I should probably congratulate the readership of this blog. For CedarCrestone’s annual technology survey, we created one of the largest populations of viable, usable submissions out of any social media

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Feedback and Calling BS in Social

An interesting thing happened at the recent HR Technology Conference.  During Naomi Bloom’s “Master Panel,” when Mike Capone noted that ADP had the first SaaS application, before anyone else and

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The 2012 HR Technology Conference is Coming!!!

I was visiting a Hari Krishna temple yesterday, but it didn’t open at all times.  Tourists and visitors had to go in during services hours, and in my case, there

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The Butterfly Effect

In 1972, Edward Lorenz wrote a paper called “Predictability: Does the Flap of a Butterfly’s Wings in Brazil set off a Tornado in Texas?”  In this paper, the flapping of

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Defining Web 2.0

It’s probably long past time to write some definitions.  In fact, I’ve done this before, probably every time I write a post about Web 2.0. A few years ago, I

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Inspiration or Engagement?

I’ve been away for a little while.  No, I have not been on vacation, or away from the country.  I’ve just not been writing.  I don’t know if other bloggers

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Can you believe it’s been five years?  I recently read my first post and actually thought it was an ok analysis of HRO vendors at the time.  Pretty funny to

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I’m not sure how many of you noticed the NYT article a few months ago on MIT student bloggers. M.I.T.’s bloggers, who are paid $10 an hour for up to

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Since I figure the great majority of you are reading me on email, Google Reader or some other mechanism that allows you to never visit the site (I do it

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Thanks to all my readers, collaborators and mentors.  I made John Sumser’s list for the top 100 Influencers in HR.

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Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been using MS Word to type my blog entries, then using the copy-paste function to get the text into systematcHR. Along with text,

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This is just a general announcement for those who may have taken talentism.com off their feed readers (like I did).  This is one of the smartest and thoughtful blogs in

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Soul searching is always an interesting time.  Whether it’s deciding what priorities there are in your HR department as you attempt to polish off any remaining budget you have for

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That systematicHR has been dealing with various site issues.? We finally have access to our servers again, and will be up and running as soon as possible. Thanks! -Dubs

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On systematicHR’s third anniversary, I suppose it’s fitting to do a state of the blog. The basics are rather easy. Over 700 posts on a variety of topics in HR

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Thanks for reading this year.  systematicHR is coming around towards its 3rd anniversary on the web, and there are more readers than ever before.  I’ve never taken a break, even

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The first installation of the HR Blog Power Ratings are out (by the HR Capitalist) and systematicHR came in at second on the list.  We never seem to win these

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Yup, my first post on the HR Technology Discussion Board was 2 years ago today and I’ve posted over 500 times since then. You have also written over 1000 comments.

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