HR Technology

HR Technology, Recruiting and Staffing

Study Points Out the Terrible State of Most Mobile Recruiting Strategies


What do companies like McDonalds, Macy’s, Dow Chemical, General Motors, AT&T, and Walmart have in common?

Well, aside from being some of the world’s most successful companies, with internationally recognized brands and billions in annual revenue, these are the only six companies who met all of the criteria in the third edition of the Corporate Mobile Readiness Report.

This report is the third installment in an ongoing study conducted by iMomentous to specifically analyze the Fortune 500 regarding how prepared they are for the increasing volume of mobile job seekers. Read more…

HR Technology, Technology Insights, Webinars

Is Social Technology Behind Increasing High Performance in Organizations?

While still in the process of being readily accepted in all organizations, a large majority of organizations would answer a resounding “yes!”  Communication and collaboration are the same buzzwords you’ve been hearing about for years. Sure they sound simple enough, but in today’s rapidly changing workplace everyone is checking in from all over the world, at different times, and on all kinds of different devices.

To top it off many employees are doing this instead of physically coming to workplace and interacting. Businesses need to implement social technology, specifically social media, not just to increase brand awareness or for marketing purposes but also to allow a much more efficient and effective scenario for communication and collaboration.

Join Lance Haun, Editor of Starr Conspiracy, in an upcoming webinar, as he covers key topics such as; how organizations are adopting social tech, what social technologies can and can’t do when it comes to information exchange, and why you should evaluate your organizations use of social technology.

Date/Time of Webinar:  January 8, 2:00 pm ET

Register Here

Sponsored by: Infor


Can’t Attend, No Problem! Register for the Webinar and, the following day, you will receive a link to view the video recording.

HR Insights, HR Technology

3 Steps to Improving Your HR Technology Decision-Making Process

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Given the season, imagine handing out presents that make less than half of your recipients happy.

Not so merry or bright, is it? Still, according to research from McKinsey & Company, the average technology investment delivers less than half of its anticipated value. In fact, some 17 percent of large IT projects go so badly that they can threaten the very existence of the company.

Even so, often times it’s the selection process, not the investment, that’s at fault. And with retaining top employees and managing talent topping most employers’ wish lists this year, tightening up the selection process is a surefire way to select a solution that will keep on giving. Read more…

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Five Predictions for Where HR Technology Is Going in 2014

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The role of HR has morphed in recent years.

The development of new apps and technologies have enabled human resource managers to move beyond a purely administrative role to tend to more humanistic objectives. At the same time, tech tools are getting more accessible and easier to configure and use.

That’s not just a win for employers; it’s a win for the employees asked to use the technology day in and out. Read more…

HR Technology, Technology Insights

A Game Changer For Employers: Embracing Mobile As Consumers Have

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Mobile devices and apps are no longer the hot new craze.

The B2C (Business-to-Consumer) sectors have taken care of that. Mobile devices have become an essential item for communication and Internet access, and as Cisco reports, by the end of this year (in three weeks!) the number of mobile-connected devices will exceed the number of people on Earth.

By 2017, it’s predicted there will be nearly 1.4 mobile devices per capita. We’re now seeing companies like Lenovo, now the world’s largest PC maker, selling more mobile devices than PCs. And as you’re undoubtedly aware, smartphones are a huge part of this mobile device equation. Read more…

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The 6 Characteristics of Truly Great HR Tech Companies

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I am tough on many HR tech companies who are lazy, dismissive and show no love for their customers; however, I do think there are incredible companies out there who believe in the value of people and understand the power of their product.

These companies don’t get enough credit for trying to make work better. I wanted to tell you about some of them without naming names. Read more…

HR Technology, Recruiting and Staffing

What Do You Learn About a Candidate in a 10 Second Video Resume?

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I hear the all the kids love Snapchat!

OK, I’ve been hearing this for over a year now, but never really found any reason to write about the product. I even downloaded the App and tried it out. I still don’t seem to have a need.

I’m an adult. Unless I’m doing something I shouldn’t, there is no need for me to have a message that self destructs in 1 to 10 seconds. I guess it might be something to give your managers who love to say inappropriate things to their staff, but then you’re encouraging them to say and do inappropriate things!

Even though I don’t get it doesn’t mean it’s not a great idea. It just means I’m old. Read more…

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Beliefs About Mobile Recruiting — and Why They’re Right (or Wrong)


The mobile craze has moved beyond entertainment and communication into the human resource function of attracting top talent.

Pressure is on companies to use mobile technology in new ways that improve efficiency and the bottom line. If not approached carefully, organizations can be left behind in the game of attracting top talent.

PeopleAnswers scientists studied more than 8 million people who applied for jobs online in many industries worldwide from January 2011 to March 2013. Read more…

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“HR Is No Free Lunch — Not Then, Not Now”

No free lunch

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 Ben about his experience, and he told me about his days at Polaroid in the Boston area during the late 1970s and early 1980s. Read more…

HR Insights, HR Technology

The Complete Automation of HR: It May Be Here Sooner Than You Think

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I love my friends in human resources, but I am just back from a week in Vegas where a bunch of people told me that HR can be automated.

I think that’s probably right.

When you go to Burger King, it’s a pre-recorded voice that asks you if you’re satisfried. Did you know that voice recognition software can accurately detect your order better than a cranky, distracted employee who hates his job? And it’s not that difficult to whip up a batch of fries. Almost all of the cooking is done through machines and instruments.

Imagine what can happen in your personnel department if we apply that thinking to your job. You’re on borrowed time, yo. Anyone can fill out a payroll change request form. Read more…