Future of HR

Don’t Fight the Robots, Embrace Them

We’ve all heard doom and gloom reports of the coming AI revolution. Some forecasters predict a very grim future indeed: Robots take over and humans find themselves unceremoniously kicked to the curb, suddenly unable to provide for themselves and their…

How HR Will Be Different This Year

Two competing forces are impacting the world of HR this year. On the one hand, the rate of social and business changes is accelerating, resulting in an ever more complex business environment. On the other hand, employees are pushing for…

HR Is Not Your Henchman

Whose fault is it that when employees interact with HR it’s to fill out forms or because they screwed up? “It’s the organizational culture’s fault that sees HR as a disciplinarian when HR should be a valued partner to make…

The Biggest Issue Facing HR May Be Managing Change

PIHRA’s California conference, which concluded yesterday, is, in many ways, similar to other large HR conferences anywhere in the U.S. One of the two or three largest HR conferences, the PIHRA conference offers the usual assortment of workshops, certifications, networking…

How to Mentor Your HR Newbie

Do you remember your very first HR job? Your title may have been intern or assistant or coordinator. Whatever it was, your most important skill back then was your excitement and eagerness to learn and contribute. Do you have beginners…

The Cloud Is Making HR and Finance Friends

After taking off three weeks for vacation and business travel commitments, it’s time to be back considering new research and data of interest to the HR community. And here’s an interesting report from Oracle and MIT Technology Review. My friends at Oracle sent…