HR Technology

Two Things: Learning New Chords to HR Rock Opera

“…now he needs to keep rockin’, he just can’t stop. Gotta keep on rockin’, that boy has got to stay on top…and be a juke box hero, got stars in his eyes…” – Foreigner, Jukebox Hero Be disruptive, right? A rock and roll hero who makes melodic magic and transforms the organization. No, I’m not… more Two Things: Learning New Chords to HR Rock Opera

Two Things: Skilling Up and Filling Up

I remember when I was choosing the cover art for my book, Tech Job Hunt Handbook. I couldn’t help thinking, “How am I going to fill-in the middle?” That’s the toughest part. Filling the middle. Developing coherent career guidance for technical professionals – from the job search, to the interview, to the hire. But I did… more Two Things: Skilling Up and Filling Up

From the Way We Worked to Today

(Originally published at TalentCulture.com) “What do you do?” asked my airport shuttle driver (I’ll call him Ben). “I work for an HR software company,” I answered. He nodded. “HR, huh? I remember when I worked in personnel.” “Personnel.” That term got my attention — precursor to the “human resources” profession we know today. I asked… more From the Way We Worked to Today

The Sharpest HR Tech Bling Cuts to the Mind’s Quick

We walked into the party during his bittersweet speech and stood among the hundreds of others who listened and laughed uncomfortably. We were a little taken aback by what we witnessed, but not completely surprised; it was, after all, Mr. Bill Kutik, and we were there celebrating in his HR Tech farewell wake. Bill stood… more The Sharpest HR Tech Bling Cuts to the Mind’s Quick

When It Comes to Candidate Reproach

From out of the din, a frustrated voice. The first time I didn’t hear it; didn’t see the e-mail. Then, the voice called out the second time. I still didn’t notice. Then, a third time. That’s when I noticed, when the level of disdain, still restrained, was palatable. All in the form of tweets directed at… more When It Comes to Candidate Reproach

And that’s why smarter working is the smartest

That was refreshing. Sitting there comfortably in my home office nook, speaking with a global healthcare customer about the future of work and the fact that recruiting “local” means “anywhere” for many professions and job families — the way work gets done becomes about how and when it gets done, not where. Where the proverbial “battle for… more And that’s why smarter working is the smartest

Go Ahead and Roll Your Big and Gaudy Candidate Experience Dice

On a plane bound for Boston and corporate training with my new employer Peoplefluent, I’m reading the chapter in Sheryl Sandberg’s Lean In where she discusses social science’s “bias blind spots,” and how the more our bias actually rears its ugly when we think we’re truly being objective in activities like recruiting and hiring new… more Go Ahead and Roll Your Big and Gaudy Candidate Experience Dice

The Second Annual iTalent Competition Only A Week Away

Well, the HRO Today Forum’s second annual iTalent Competition is only a week away! Again, I’m really excited to again be the MC for this special session where HR, recruiting and talent management technology innovations will demonstrate how they’re helping businesses recruit, hire and develop employees, as well as creating job growth and getting America… more The Second Annual iTalent Competition Only A Week Away

The Small Minds of Big Data

“Big numbers are one thing when it comes to various social points of presence, but is anyone measuring interaction and engagement? If so, how?” That was one of the questions I posed last week at the Recruiting Trends Social Sourcing and Recruitment Summit in Washington, DC. An eclectic and electric room for sure, with my TalentCulture #TChat… more The Small Minds of Big Data

Come Cloud Profound With Me At The HRO Today Forum

For those who know me and “read me,” you know I like taking a slighty different tact when commenting on HR, recruiting, career, innovation and economic “business” issues and topics, sometimes to the point of babbling profound. You may (or may not) like that about me, but at least I got you thinking, right? Just… more Come Cloud Profound With Me At The HRO Today Forum

From Magical Distractions To Long-Tail Development

“Alternating currents force a show of hands. Rational responses force a change of plans. Anything can happen…” –Neil Peart Even elevating the customer experience… The crush of the crowds and screaming children. The line lines waiting in the summer heat. Then finally you’re inside air conditioned corridors where magical distractions abound. Your wait hasn’t disappeared;… more From Magical Distractions To Long-Tail Development