Up In The Air – Boarding Theory

Many of the people I know have watched a film called “Up in the Air.”  Indeed, I suppose it was a popular file garnering several Oscar nominations.  (I have no

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Employee Portal Experience Fundamentals

Portal redesign is fun these days.  Creating widgets from our talent management systems and plugging in cool looking, drillable analytics from the business intelligence engine (also widgetized) is pretty cool. 

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Real Life is Analog

Not Digital. We all love digital.  It makes our lives easier and faster.  But I’m not sure we all have an appropriate understanding of what digital and analog really mean. 

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Burnt to a Crisp

I have a friend who happens to have a particular way of ordering steaks. This is interesting for a number of reasons. First, I’m not sure how many Indian guys

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I usually write about cycling here, but I generally make it no secret that I’m a wannabe foodie.  ((My other blog is a food blog))  Great food is sometimes about

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Lexy Martin tweeted a link a few months back around using the term “leading practices” and banishing the term “best practices” from our vocabularies.  I’ve been trying to use the

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What defines process excellence?  There are probably (at least) two parts of the equation.  Efficiency is the most obvious, as people reengineer processes to make them faster and cheaper.  The

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Jacob Morgan wrote a piece about adoption a while back, and he had a pretty interesting concept around supporting business process as opposed to change management.  This is really quite

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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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I must say that sometimes M&A transitions are a pain in the *** for HR and HRIT practitioners.  It’s quite rare in my experience that a merger will be a

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I’ve been through a lot of process mapping sessions in my life.  I’ve had the good opportunity to lead many, and also the opportunity to sit in and observe.  It

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I often get the question about how to deploy HR technology services.  People still seem to be in love with discovering the “best practices” in the industry, not realizing that

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Tri-athletes spend a lot of time working on their transitions.  How many seconds does it take to get out of the water and into cycling shoes, and then onto the

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It is not real secret that cyclists the world over hold tri-athletes in general contempt.  The general consensus is that when a tri-athlete is on the bike, their bike skills

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As long as I’m writing about the Hadron Collider, I might as well write about string theory.  I’m not sure how to simplify this for non-scientists (I’m not one either

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In our traditional 3-circle HR service delivery models (Ulrich model really), one of the major components is the center of excellence or center of expertise (COE).  The COE has never

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The history of HR technologies has for many years been about functionality.  We have been increasing functionality levels for a couple of decades now.  Even the recent robust growth of

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Bill Kutik’s excellent interview of HP had quite a few excellent insights.  (sorry Bill, I’m a bit behind on listening to my iPod)  One of the insights that I picked

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Simon Baker wrote a piece that was not as inflammatory as the well known “Why We Hate HR” article a couple years ago.  I found it quite entertaining and thought

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In the team time trial, a group of cyclists (usually 4) will ride as a single unit using the technology of their bikes and ever possible advantage of drafting they

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