Misinterpreting Apple and Microsoft

As a global community, we all hate Bill Gates.  Actually we all hate Microsoft.  While we might depend on things like Microsoft Outlook and the MS Office suite of products,

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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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What is HRIS?

I’ve been exposed to a lot of HRIS organizations over the years, and some of them are great while others  seem to underperform to me.  They all seem do to

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Balance

My road bike is a custom titanium racing frame.  It was made by a guy in Montana who is probably the cleanest welder of titanium bike frames in the world,

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The Art of Story

Whether you are at a conference watching a videographer recording the event, or witnessing a $100M film getting made, the process of recording to final editing is always the same. 

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Linking Communication Collaboration and Talent

There was a time when if you wanted to collaborate, the only way to do it was either walking over to someone and having a conversation, or perhaps you could

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Why Can’t We Implement Succession?

I can’t quite remember when it was, but on a recent Bill Kutik Radio Show, Bill mentioned, “One of the things that drives me crazy, is every survey that comes

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Understanding HR Data Governance

We bought my wife a new bike this weekend.  She is not usually a bike rider, and the last time I took her out riding with me, she swore never

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Talent Particles in Action

Until tonight, I’ve never seen a lightning storm from above the clouds.  I’m not sure what percentage of lightning strikes actually are visible below the clouds, but this storm over

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Extending HR

I tend to buddy up taxi drivers.  No, it’s not that I think they are fascinating to talk to, I have much more mundane reasons.  I’m so obsessive about this

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HR Web 2.0 Supply Chain

In most businesses, if the supply chain stops, everything stops.  Ford can’t make cars if they don’t have wheels, hospitals get pretty jammed up if all the CT machines are

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Enterprise Digital Interactions

I know we don’t need any more buzzwords, but at the same time, HR and corporate organizations really seem to hate calling their internal blog, wiki, networking and collaboration tools

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Yellow

I remember when I moved into my last house (I’m in a condo now, it’s what happens when you move to the Bay Area, a house becomes an apartment).  We

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Enterprise Web 2.0 and Personal Brands

I started systematicHR something like 5 years ago as a true weblog – a place where I could record my thoughts as I went through my daily reading and research. 

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Oh, You’re a Recruiter

I often have a hard time describing what I do.  I mean, I’m an HR technology guy, but I don’t implement anything.  And telling non-HR people that there are a

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When Things Go Wrong

Over the last few months, we’ve been watching tremendously troubling images come out of BP’s Gulf oil spill. We often think that when things go wrong, they can usually be

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Screen Flicker and End User Annoyances

There has been so much publicity around e-readers and the Apple iPad lately. In truth, I’m totally captivated by both of these technologies, but have not jumped in the market

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Next Gen Workforce Planning

We’ve been doing a pretty good job with Talent Management in my opinion.  We have pretty much deployed our systems or are in the midst of doing so.  We have

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Corporate Strategy & Talent Management

A long (very long) time ago, I used to captain a cycling team.  I had a crew of about 6 people that raced every week, and we all had our

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Leadership: The Elusive Skill

In cycling, there is the concept of a pace line.  Just as in auto racing (if you’re a NASCAR person) if you inches are behind another cyclist, you’ll save in

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