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…
As is becoming more prevalent, there are three emails in my inbox this morning, all with some post or webinar about “Big Data.”
TLNT is hosting a webinar titled Enabling Success With Big Data – Driven Talent Acquisition, Talent Management magazine has an article, Where’s the Value In Talent Analytics, and Chief Learning Officer magazine has The ‘Datafication’ of Learning.
Recently, LinkedIn published an article (Why We No Longer Need HR Departments) and a Spreecast (Is It Time To Fire Your HR Department?), both featuring Bernard Marr, described as a “best-selling author and enterprise performance expert.” The post had 19,000 LinkedIn shares, and 1,143 tweets as of 2 pm the day it was published. Read more…
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…
“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…
Anyone who manages people and has been awake and alert for the past couple of years knows this to be true — no one seems to like performance reviews or performance management.
Even people who say they do it well also admit in the same breath that they struggle with it, and for most managers and executives, they would probably just like to see it go away altogether.
Yes, most everyone really hates performance management. And new research from i4cp gives a better sense why. Read more…
Numbers from the TechAmerica Foundation and a count of online job postings over the summer suggest there is a slowdown in tech hiring.
Online tech job postings for the third quarter were down 3.4 percent from last year, reports Wanted Analytics.
The research firm, which collects and analyzes public online job postings, says most tech specialties had fewer advertised jobs over the summer compared to 2012. Demand increased only for two specialties: application software developers, up 1.9 percent to 215,000 postings, and computer systems engineers/architects, up 3.4 percent to 62,000. Read more…
Being surprised is rarely a good thing in business.
One of the reasons Big Data has quickly become the darling of business is because its insights help diminish the likelihood of surprises.
The game-changing nature of Big Data analysis is that it enables businesses to leverage what they’ve learned about themselves to develop more accurate models and forecasts, and to then monitor their performance in a near real-time mode. Read more…
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…
I’ve got a lot of things percolating in my brain in the wake of this week’s 16th annual HR Technology Conference & Exhibitionin Las Vegas. Here are some of what seems to have made its way to the top:
I’m on my fourth wedding ring (I’ve only been married once though). I’ve lost a lot of things really important to me (my favorite Portland Trail Blazers hat is in the back of seat pocket 17C on an American Airlines flight, if you ever find it), but the ring thing is always most embarrassing.
Personally, I’ve loved the feel of tungsten carbide rings since my buddy Sam got one when he married. So I got one too, from a traditional jewelry store.
I lost that one a very short time later in the Columbia River just north of where I live now. I went to Zales to get a second one only to have it crack. Read more…