The intersection between HR strategy and HR technology

Cedar Crestone HR Technology Survey: Create a Winning HR Function

Cedar Crestone HR Technology Survey: Create a Winning HR Function

Jan 9, 2013

All too often, I get an industry report to read and end up saying to my colleagues, “wow this is crap.”  Case in point, at the end of 2012, I got a widely read industry report that rated a halfway decent HCM provider’s payroll engine to be better than one of the major payroll outsourcers.  They stated that a vendor’s almost non-existent compensation...

HR Social Media – A sytematicHR Case Study

HR Social Media – A sytematicHR Case Study

Nov 1, 2012

I should probably congratulate the readership of this blog. For CedarCrestone’s annual technology survey, we created one of the largest populations of viable, usable submissions out of any social media outlet that the survey used. (Note that this post was written a few years ago and never published.  I was never going to publish this, but I decided to...

Annual HR Technology Survey

Annual HR Technology Survey

Jun 12, 2012

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 annual CedarCrestone HR Technology Survey is one of the top at making us all smarter.  Therefore, if I’m going to come out of sabbatical for anything, it’s going to be to plug the survey. Over the...

Bill Kutik and the Direction of HR Technology

Bill Kutik and the Direction of HR Technology

Jul 1, 2010

A recent Bill Kutik Radio Show featured Tom Keebler of Towers Watson.  Tom is the Global Practice Leader of the TW HR Service Delivery Practice, and each year they run an HR Technology Survey that is probably the second largest in the industry (Lexy’s from CedarCrestone is significantly larger this year).  The TW survey is sometimes hard to get a hand on...

CedarCrestone’s HR Systems Survey

CedarCrestone’s HR Systems Survey

Jun 3, 2010

It’s that time of year again, for what Bill Kutik of the HR Technology Conference calls “the most thorough, highly respected and useful survey on technology usage in HR.”  Each year, I send out a link to the readers of systematicHR to fill out this thing.  The more respondents, the better the insights the entire marketplace will...

5 Year Post

Can you believe it’s been five years?  I recently read my first post and actually thought it was an ok analysis of HRO vendors at the time.  Pretty funny to me how much things have changed, but also how much I’ve learned both through work and the blog.  I spent 2009 writing much less than I should have, but seem to have entered 2010 quite rejuvenated. ...

Leading Practices versus Best Practices

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 words leading practices for about 4 years now, although I admit I comply irregularly.  I first learned it from a consulting partner whose name I no longer remember. ...

Great Individual Contributors <> Great Leaders

I hate taking things from the sports world because other than the occasional job, riding my bike more than I should and watching the Boston Celtics in the post-season, I really don’t follow sports. Fact is, I usually don’t even realize it’s Superbowl Sunday until the game is half over. But being a pseudo Celtics fan, it’s even worse that I’m about to...

UFO’s: Unfinished Objects

I’m not sure who first coined the term “shelfware.”  Most of our IT departments have all sorts of stuff we have purchased that we intend to implement but just haven’t done so yet.  Or we have implementations that we have abandoned, or we have technology and strategy roadmaps that are mid way through because we ran out of funding, or got stopped by a...

Get Adobe Flash player