Karen Beaman over at Jeitosa recently wrote about the unbundling of HCM systems that we’ve been seeing for many years now.  She is exactly right, that often times the unbundling

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We’ve been in love with self service, direct access, portals, and everything else that allows a user to interact with HR on her own.  We have generically called self service

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Can you make your managers addicted to HR? Can you make them care about processes and policies and procedures? Do they really care about the employee engagement score? Personally, I

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— You must have a manager training program — You must have education on employee engagement — Metric on first year employee turnover, how much of hires were an employee

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Everyone wants global data.  They want it in a global HRMS, or in a data warehouse.  They want shared accessible data in communized practices and processes.  They want the ability

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I keep seeing organizations that try to use their data warehouse platforms as data hubs.  While on the surface this might seem like a good idea, it really might not

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Perhaps the statement that we now live in a “point solution world” for HR is a bit bold.  Certainly in large and medium sized organizations, ERP deployments are still strong. 

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Being an Asian who suffers from what I call “red face syndrome” (I also call it “beet red” or “lobster red”) I was quite interested when the following article was

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As long as we talked about Safe Harbor in the last entry, we might as well talk about model contracts.  Honestly, I don’t like this one as much as it’s

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As I continue to work with global organizations, I’m a bit surprised to see a continued effort around obtaining employee consent for the export of data outside the home country

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Is there anything worth while about compliance reporting?  We do EEO1s, OFCCP, VETS, and do we get anything good out of it?  Lets face it, while there might be some

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So the organization or parts of it are dismissing too many people.  You think to yourself, “why is my recruiting so bad that I get crap people?”  I suppose that

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I would have to think that resignation rates are pretty low right now.  When companies are laying off employees and security and new jobs are hard to come by, employees

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Honestly, I could really care less about turnover rate the way most organizations calculate it.  Sure, it informs me a little bit regarding the employer brand, and perhaps about the

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So you probably have a specific number of independent contractors, consultants and agency employees within your organization.  You also probably have not really given much thought around what percentage of

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Feb 4 The external recruitment rate is important because it informs of the organization’s ability to provide growth opportunities for employees and alternatively to infuse new ideas from outside the

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By now, many of our organizations have competency assignments for each candidate and employee within the organization.  Along with those competency assignments you probably have skill levels for each competency. 

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All too often, we talk about the quality of hire measured by a new employee’s first performance review.  We like to correlate this metric back to the source of hire,

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Last time I looked for a job, I had three offers.  Each of these offers were with very similar organizations, with very similar offer packages, and with exactly the same

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Perhaps I’m just a nerd, but I’ve been following the developments of the Hadron Collider for a while now.  In terms of physics, there have been many theories abounding, but

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