The intersection between HR strategy and HR technology

HR Strategy and Technology

The new HR Portal is not an HR Portal

Posted by on Apr 15, 2014

What exactly was Web 1.0?  I honestly can’t even remember.  I barely even remember Web 2.0 other than it was the advent of user interactivity so minimally executed that...

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Social and Gamification

HR, Twitter and Osama bin Laden

Posted by on Oct 2, 2013

Yeah – I’m going to write about this.  I just finished watching Zero Dark Thirty on the plane, and I’m thinking back to that day.  I remember landing in the...

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Analytics and Big Data

Big Data For HR & Recruiting: 2 Use Cases

Posted by on Jan 29, 2014

Forget about Google.  One of the world’s favorite sites has got to be LMGTFY.com.  ”Let me google that for you.”  With the wondrous world of the internet and...

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The Endless Immensity of the Sea

The Endless Immensity of the Sea

Nov 27, 2013

“If you want to build a ship, don’t gather people together to collect wood and don’t assign them tasks and work, but rather, teach them to long for the endless immensity of the sea.” Saint-Exupery Ok – so I don’t get out on the water that often, and I’m a cyclist so I tend to write about that.  As a cyclist, there are a...

Jocks vs. Nerds

Jocks vs. Nerds

Nov 13, 2013

“There’s this idea of the jocks vs. nerds thing. That sort of ended when the nerds won decisively. We now live in this era where your big summer tentpole movies can be hobbits and minor Marvel Comics superheroes and boy wizards. If you had told me when I was in junior high there would be a $200 million movie about Hawkeye andBlack Widow, I’d be...

Bread & Butter

Bread & Butter

Oct 23, 2013

It always frustrates me when I’m dieting – I have to forego one of my favorite food items:  Butter.  Butter (fat) along with bacon fat (fat) is one of those amazing joys of life.  When butter is great, a bit salty, a lot smooth, and a lot fatty, it is a wonderful thing  Unfortunately, one cannot generally eat butter straight off the spoon without...

HR, Twitter and Osama bin Laden

HR, Twitter and Osama bin Laden

Oct 2, 2013

Yeah – I’m going to write about this.  I just finished watching Zero Dark Thirty on the plane, and I’m thinking back to that day.  I remember landing in the Chicago airport, booting up my phone and checking Twitter.  Scrolling through the feed, one caught my eye: “bin Laden is down.”  The tweet was more than a couple hours old...

HR Technology Conference – Calling All Slackers (like me!)

HR Technology Conference – Calling All Slackers (like me!)

Aug 14, 2013

I’m a big fan of Jeopardy! and tend to watch when I get a chance to.  I was distraught a few years ago when Ken Jennings lost to Watson, the IBM supercomputer.  I personally felt like there was no chance for Ken to win against this highly quantitative, calculating machine unless they gave Watson a 0.1 second pause before buzzing in for an...

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