The intersection between HR strategy and HR technology

HR Technology Conference 2014: HCM Roundtable

HR Technology Conference 2014:  HCM Roundtable

Dec 17, 2014

Every year we’re trying to figure out what’s next.  7 years ago, I started hearing about social HR everywhere, but the market really wasn’t ready.  Every HR organization thought that social was a bad idea, with personal privacy challenges looming to kill any social enterprise initiatives.  2 years ago, we all took for granted that social was going to be...

The new HR Portal is not an HR Portal

The new HR Portal is not an HR Portal

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 today’s teenagers would not even recognize it as internet. Oh, wait – I totally forgot that today’s teenagers no longer care about the internet.  Here’s the history and future of...

I Can Finally Buy My Dad a Smart Phone

I Can Finally Buy My Dad a Smart Phone

Dec 5, 2012

Just a couple years ago, my parents came back to the US after years of being overseas missionaries.  They have been in Siberia, on a random island in the Pacific, etc… and they came back to a world where cell phones were ubiquitous and information was accessible everywhere.  My father is now over 70 years old, and he loves gadgets and toys of the electronic...

Android versus iPhones

Android versus iPhones

Nov 24, 2010

The web is alive with comparisons of Google Android phones and Apple iPhones.  While it seemed for a long time that the iPhone was going to own the market, Android has slowly picked up steam.  In fact, Apple may have made a serious miscalculation in tying themselves with the AT&T network and a limited population of cell phone users.  Meanwhile, Google...

Screen Flicker and End User Annoyances

Screen Flicker and End User Annoyances

Aug 30, 2010

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 yet. The iPad seems wonderful since it is basically the next evolution of the net book, or mini-laptop. It has a great user interface, is generally lighter than a net book, but...

Pretty is not Useful

Pretty is not Useful

Jul 26, 2010

Not all of us have fancy business intelligence tools and cool dashboards with great graphs prepared for us in our business environments yet.  If we’re lucky, we belong to organizations that have spent millions of dollars figuring out how to get us analytics when we log into self service environments.  Or perhaps we have bought into a cool talent application...

Up In The Air – Boarding Theory

Up In The Air – Boarding Theory

Jul 6, 2010

Many of the people I know have watched a film called “Up in the Air.”  Indeed, I suppose it was a popular file garnering several Oscar nominations.  (I have no idea if it won anything as I don’t watch the Oscars.)  Several people have told me how personal the film was, and other than the whole “affair thing” I’d have to say that I agree.  I’ll...

Real Life is Analog

Real Life is Analog

Jun 7, 2010

Not Digital. We all love digital.  It makes our lives easier and faster.  But I’m not sure we all have an appropriate understanding of what digital and analog really mean.  The fact of the matter is that we don’t live in a digital world.  Our world is purely analog.  We just have digital processes that happen in some mysterious box in...

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