The intersection between HR strategy and HR technology

The Evolution of Standardization

The Evolution of Standardization

Apr 30, 2014

So my wife has been on a homemade donut kick lately.  That’s right, every weekend I get to sample another dozen donuts.  Those of you who read often know that my constant struggle to stay fit must work really well when there is a new batch of donuts sitting around the house every Saturday morning.  We’ve got the chocolate dipped, the glazed, the orange...

Strategy without Technology is Stupid

Strategy without Technology is Stupid

Dec 12, 2012

As of about 2003, I don’t think I could live my life without my devices.  Back then it was the blackberry and laptop.  Now it’s my Android phone, iPad and laptop.  If I lose my phone, I’m basically dead in the water – no contact with the outside world… I’m totally cut off.  When I’m waiting for the train, I’m reading my daily dose of news. ...

HRaaS

HRaaS

Oct 30, 2012

Every now and then I think I have a thought that is pure genius. This is not one of them. Instead, every now and then I have a thought that simply entertains me for longer than it should. This is definitely one of those. I have not yet figured out the appropriate pronunciation for this. It might either be HR-ass, or harass. Either way, the thought popped up...

Absurdity (Parental Advisory)

Absurdity (Parental Advisory)

Oct 24, 2012

I love San Francisco.  It’s a great city to live in, with lots of food, plenty to do, and great places to ride a bike.  It also happens to be quite the interesting place for all sorts of reasons.  I could point to the Golden Gate Park, numerous museums, beautiful hills and neighborhoods – but I’m not.  Instead, I’m going to talk about naked people. ...

Rules of the Other Road

Rules of the Other Road

Sep 26, 2012

The other road?  What other road?  The skinny 2-wheeled road of course.  Here is the idea:  for a cyclist to be safe when you are cruising down the road at 30 miles per hour, a guy 2 inches to your left, right, back and front, there are a couple basic things to keep in mind. Don’t hit the brakes.  At 30 miles per hour and a guy 2 inches behind you (true...

Rules of the Road

Rules of the Road

Sep 19, 2012

Every time I go to another country, I’m amazed at how tame driving in the US actually is.  People here obey lane laws, there is a fairly strict code of right of way (even if half the drivers don’t truly understand it), and for the most part people are patient.  For those of you unbelievers, think about it this way: even though most of us roll through stops...

The Lowest Common Denominator

The Lowest Common Denominator

Jan 10, 2011

I’ve been trying to sell people on the Google Android operating system for smart phones lately.  I’m not sure that it’s really about the Android versus the iPhone for me – more likely it’s the fact that I’m a long time Verizon user and won’t leave – since Apple is not currently available to me, I get the Android.  However, the user and market...

Burnt to a Crisp

Burnt to a Crisp

Apr 21, 2010

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 order steaks. Perhaps Gautam can shed some light on this for me. (I think my friend lives in Goa if that makes a difference). Second however, he orders steak in a way that just kills me every time....

HRO is not Dead

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 be had every other month.  All consultants were talking about to their clients was deciding if they should outsource or not.  At the time, HRO was really the domain of the Fortune 100, maybe the Fortune 250, those who...

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