HR Technology Conference Reactions: Talent Management Panel

The talent management panel at The HR Technology Conference was all about diversity.  Not diversity in terms of workforce, but the diversity in terms of approaches in deploying talent processes

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Annual HR Technology Survey

There are some things that inform all of us in HR about what is going on with our industry and where things are headed.  Of all these useful tools, the

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Real Time Activity Analysis

Not only am I a geek, I’m a workout geek.  The latest geeky gadget I’m lusting over is a Withings E-Scale.  For just $165, I can get up in the

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Annual Plug for the HR Technology Survey

Here’s the link – just go take it. www.cedarcrestone.com/survey/systematicHR.html For those of you who are actually going to read this, there are several surveys out there that the industry counts

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Deception and Selling Your Data

US President Obama is a Muslim, right?  Raised in Kenya, he’s a Mau Mau sympathizer, and actually not even a US citizen (masterfully covered up I must add). Apparently in

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Better Measures for Engagement

Is it Gallup that has the “Do you have a best friend at work” question?  We’re so into doing employee surveys to measure employee engagement.  They provide us with a

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Commonizing Meaning

I have some favorite phrases that I’ve been picking up for years. “Eh, voila!” universal for “eh, voila!” “Ah, asodeska” Japanese for “I understand”  (sp?) “Bo ko dien” is Taiwanese

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Decision effectiveness

A few years ago, i had a custom set of wheels made for my bike. I had the rims specifically weighed and picked out of a set of about 10

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Perspective and Benchmarking

In my eyes, there are three components of being from California. First, you must always be on a diet. Second, you must always bee too fat. Third, you must have

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Back to Basics

It seems to me that there has been a renewed focus on core HR.  Now I need to tell the truth, I really thought core HR was dead.  I mean,

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Serendipity versus Decision Support

Would I be where I am today if I had all the facts every time?  I’m actually confident that if it were up to me, I would be digging ditches

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Trend, Drill, Slice

I love talking about and manipulating data.  One of my favorite moments of the month is when I get together with one of the premier data people in HR and

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How to Read a Newspaper

So, when I get on a plane, I often have a newspaper with me.  Whether you are on a plane, train, or anywhere with close quarters with other people, there

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Core HR is not a Hub

I came across this quite a few years ago as we started to tinker around with core HR systems needing to integrate with more systems than just payroll and benefits,

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Recruiting Effectiveness Measurement

Last post I wrote about recruiting efficiency measures.  From the effectiveness side, we’re all used to things like first year turnover rates and performance rates.  Once again, we’ve been using

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HRs Correlation to Business

When we talk about the impact of HR activities on our business’s operational production, we don’t usually think that there is a direct correlation.  In fact, some of our activities

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Recruiting Efficiency Measurement

If you look through Saratoga, there are all sorts of metrics around measuring our HR operations.  For recruiting, these include all the standard metrics like cost/hire, cost/requisition, time to fill,

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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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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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Dynamical Systems

Forget for a moment that I’m talking about a mathematical theory.  At the core of this post is how we apply some quantitative reasoning to our ability to look at

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