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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Stop Selling Apps: SaaS is a Service

Increasingly, I’m seeing organizations change their buying habits, at least in theory. Vendor selections are no longer the total domain of functional requirements as they once were. We don’t care

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Engagement is Economic Theory

I was having a recent conversation with John Sumser where we discussed my need to be an engaged employee. Indeed, I’m that guy who is almost always engaged because I

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Which Version of Reality?

I’m an advocate of reality.  It’s nice when you can look at something and immediately recognize it.  In most cases, a reflection of reality is quite obvious.  When I say

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The “Other”

Why can’t we get along with payroll?  What makes them so different?  It really does not matter when Payroll reports up to HR and when they report up to Finance. 

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Thanks to Bill Tincup for bringing us the marvelous series of “what’s next by some of HR’s greatest thought leaders.  I’m embarrassed to admit it, but I love Sumser and

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I’m not sure who first coined the term “shelfware.”  Most of our IT departments have all sorts of stuff we have purchased that we intend to implement but just haven’t

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The HR Capitalist had a post the other day about pricing candidate salaries.  But as usual, I have my own opinions. Say it with me – the market rate for

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HRO has seemed dead for at least a couple of years now.  A couple years ago it was almost all I was writing about, and there were mega deals to

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Guest Author:  Stephen B. Jeong, Ph.D. Those of you in smaller organizations who have worked in HR/OD for even just a few years are sure to be familiar with organizational

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Guest Author:  Stephen B. Jeong, Ph.D. As a child, whenever I would screw up, my mother always said, “Why can’t you be more like Billy?”  Billy was a straight-A student

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I’ve put a lot of faith and hope in businesses as the economy continues to trend downward.  I had initially thought that this time around we would be smarter.  Smarter

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CedarCrestone recently updated their annual HRIT survey covering the trends in HR budgets.  It’s especially interesting right now as the economy swings down.  There is obviously much more content and

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It will be interesting to see what the SuccessFactors executives say on their 4th quarter performance results, and even more so for their projections for 2009. Given that they just

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Back in I guess what was the 80’s, there was all the rage over Japanese money buying US property and business.  Well times have changed and there is an interesting

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The economy is in the tank, and while predictions are that things will get better in 2009, many HR leaders are doing budgets right now.  The problem with recessions and

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With the U.S. and probably global economy slowing down, we’d all expect technology spending to slow down with it.  After all, in 2001 when the “bubble burst,” it took a

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I’ve written before about how often HR does not speak the language of finance that executives need when presenting business case.  Often, HR’s projects are on the backburner or are

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Should Employee Performance Management be integrated and considered in Enterprise Performance Management?  In an interesting twist, Thomas Otter and Jonathan Becher started a conversation here at exactly the same time

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So how much does it cost to drive up revenues by 1%?  There are many possibilities including: Cost of acquiring new talent versis: Cost of developing new talent Cost of

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