The intersection between HR strategy and HR technology

A Star Trek User Experience

A Star Trek User Experience

Feb 12, 2014

One of my favorite all time scenes in movies is in Star Trek 4 (They Voyage Home).  Scotty and McCoy are hunting a local professor to get some plexy glass, and strike a deal to get it for free.  The deal?  Give the professor the chemical formula for “transparent aluminum.”  In order to do this, McCoy suggests that Scotty use the computer to show...

The Cloud

The Cloud

Jan 2, 2013

Seven years ago, we started talking about social media in HR.  I remember this at a conference and nobody got it.  In fact, pretty much all the HR people said that it was a bad idea, it was not for the workplace, and it would just get us into trouble.  The concerns may have been justified at the time, and it was worth taking a less risky stance. Five years...

Strategy without Technology is Stupid

Strategy without Technology is Stupid

Dec 12, 2012

As of about 2003, I don’t think I could live my life without my devices.  Back then it was the blackberry and laptop.  Now it’s my Android phone, iPad and laptop.  If I lose my phone, I’m basically dead in the water – no contact with the outside world… I’m totally cut off.  When I’m waiting for the train, I’m reading my daily dose of news. ...

Leveling the Playing Field

Leveling the Playing Field

Nov 28, 2012

I’ve always wondered about the benefits of doping in professional sports.  Once, I read about a journalist who decided to dope just to find out if it really was that dramatic at providing performance increases, and not only was he stronger, have significantly more endurance, but he also seemed to start reverse aging (age spots on his skin started to...

HR Technology Conference Reactions: Social Media Panel

HR Technology Conference Reactions: Social Media Panel

Oct 11, 2012

I’ll admit.  I’m devastated.  Lexy Martin and Thomas Otter were both presenting at the same time as this session.  Had I the option, I would have pulled a Hermione Granger Time Turner thing.  You know where she goes back in time to take more classes?  I’d do that for these 3 sessions, but instead, I’m just a muggle.  (OK, enough of that...

Apple Versus Samsung

Apple Versus Samsung

Sep 5, 2012

  One of my favorite Star Trek scenes is from Star Trek 4, where Scottie tries talking to the computer.   In this classic scene, one of the basic Star Trek futurisms is on display as he tries to get the computer to respond to him verbally.  Who actually knew that IBM was going to come up with Watson super-computer that could answer questions and win...

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