HR Technology

Come Pitch Your Innovation At This Year’s iTalent Competition

According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, over 50% of small businesses fail in the first five years. And no matter the amount of tech lore in places like Silicon Valley, San Francisco, Seattle, Austin, Raleigh, Manhattan and many other thriving startup cities around the world (there’s a lot more than you’d think), failure is… more Come Pitch Your Innovation At This Year’s iTalent Competition

HR Is Business Omniscience

“I’m in HR because it’s fun.” Wait, what?!? “I’m in HR because it’s fun.” Wait, what?!? “I’m in HR because it’s fun.” That’s what I thought she said the first time, she being the VP of Human Resources at a local credit union in Santa Cruz called Bay Federal Credit Union. One of her staff… more HR Is Business Omniscience

Community Apprenticeships and Skill Development

“The banker man grows fatter, the working man grows thin It’s all happened before and it’ll happen again It’ll happen again, they’ll bet your life I’m a Jack of all trades and, darling, we’ll be alright.” –Bruce Springsteen Most agree that something’s got to give on all levels. Economists, that is. Taxes must go up… more Community Apprenticeships and Skill Development

Get your binders ready because big data jobs abound

She put the scrap of paper in a clear plastic pocket inside the binder and shut it. Another scrap of paper taped to the binder cover read “Lost and Found.” I’d been waiting upwards of 10 minutes to return a purchase for my mom. Waiting patiently at the Walmart customer service desk while the employee… more Get your binders ready because big data jobs abound

The Razor Thin Margin of HR

The thinness comment woke me up. I’d been nodding off all week due to horrible jet lag, and sitting there in the opening keynote of HR Tech Europe last week was no exception. Until the thinness comment. Snickers came from the Europeans and uncomfortable chair shifting from the American contingent. He might as well have said vagina. The… more The Razor Thin Margin of HR

Mind the Gaps

It was the repetition that got to me, like a writer pointing out the obvious over and over to ensure you didn’t miss the point. And yet, someone always misjudged the distance, overcompensating reach and step and stumbling over the crevice, feet landing askew on the platform, unsure of going left or right, staring at… more Mind the Gaps