Top 2006 Technology Trends for Small Business
JANUARY 10, 2006
The small business trends blog has a list of the top technology trends for small business. One of them (they aren’t numbered) is hosted applications. The author points out that: While traditional PC based applications have a role to play, hosted applications, that you can access over the Internet is becoming more widely available. With […]. Uncategorized SaaS Small/Medium Sized Companies Software as a Service
CareerBuilder Forecasts Strong Hiring Trend For Remainder of 2015
TLNT: The Business of HR
OCTOBER 8, 2015
Job growth may have slowed in August and September , and staffing’s outlook is less robust than it has been, but CareerBuilder says this fourth quarter could see some of the strongest hiring since 2006.
10 Years Later: Are People Really More Productive Working Remotely? (Infographic)
JANUARY 24, 2017
The data in the following infographic was extracted from a survey completed at the end of 2016 that compared questions and responses from several 2006 surveys. This is down only 6% from 2006. We did it!
2006 HR Technology Outlook.
SEPTEMBER 12, 2005
HR.com’s Marc Miller has released his “Outlook for 2006 Technology,” and he has some observations worth noting. His 10 major points: 1. HR technology software applications will continue to increase in functionality. Applications must address the changing demographics and needs of the aging workforce and the global workforce. Vendors who were in â€œbest of […
And we’re back
JANUARY 3, 2006
After some much needed R&R, we’re back and raring to go with a lot of great plans for 2006. Happy New Year! Thanks for sticking with us through our little hiatus over the holidays. Though the blog has only been in existence for a few months now, we’re amazed at the response from the HR […
The global talent battlefield
FEBRUARY 8, 2006
As per The McKinsey Quarterly – #5 on the list of top trends to watch in 2006: The battlefield for talent will shift. Ongoing shifts in labor and talent will be far more profound than the widely observed migration of jobs to low-wage countries. The shift to knowledge-intensive industries highlights the importance and scarcity of well-trained […]. Strategic HR Talent Management Employee Performance Management Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management
Why I Hate Recruiters, Part 2
Evil HR Lady
DECEMBER 29, 2006
I received the following e-mail at my Evil HR Lady e-mail. Dear Hiring Authority,My name is [SPAMMER] and I am a Recruiter in Boston. I have several strong candidates who would be a great fit for your posted Administrative position and I would love to share their resumes with you.Each has been pre-screened for communication, presentation and Computer Software skills and all are wonderful!Because
Quitting Without Giving Notice
Evil HR Lady
DECEMBER 11, 2006
Of course, except in extenuating situations, you should give notice before you quit. But, this is an extreme example of an employee who stormed off when things didn't go his way. Top tenor Roberto Alagna has stunned opera-goers at La Scala in Milan by storming off stage in the middle of a performance after he was booed. The Franco-Italian singer, who was playing a leading role in Verdi's Aida, walked off minutes into the second night of the opera house's new season.
The SaaS/On-Demand Benefits Test
NOVEMBER 30, 2006
A post over at Vendorprisey (with a very clever title) got me thinking about Software as a Service (SaaS) again. So often, conversations about SaaS involve an argument about what is and what is not considered SaaS. To a certain extent these discussions can be helpful -helping to classify different solutions into categories that imply certain attributes and […]. Uncategorized SaaS Software as a Service
I can’t get no – engagement?
NOVEMBER 14, 2006
Dubs makes the very good point that satisfaction and engagement are not the same thing in his post on the “top 10 employee satisfaction indicators.” ” He has a point. After all, who cares if employees are happy, so long as they’re engaged with their work. But satisfaction does play a role in engagement. Even if the traditional markers of engagement (right tools, […
NOVEMBER 8, 2006
A colleague sent me this article which encourages us all to get hip to the dangers of jargon. According to a survey by YouGov, 40+% of people think phrases like “blue sky thinking,” and “getting our ducks in a row,” makes bosses look “untrustworthy and weak.” ” But, perhaps even more interestingly, people apparently have this stuff on […
Do you shop at TalentMart?
OCTOBER 26, 2006
A good little tidbit from McKinsey on creating talent marketplaces that allow employees to find the best opportunities for them within their existing companies. I’ve seen huge reductions in recruiting costs and higher employee engagement come from better succession planning -which lets companies have more visibility into their own talent pools. Imagine if we let employees […]. Strategic HR Succession Planning
HR on page six
OCTOBER 16, 2006
You don’t often find HR related stories on page six of the New York Post, but alas – this is why life is interesting. Last week, employees at Capitol Records shot off a letter to the company’s parent, EMI, blasting their CEO and President, Andy Slater. The letter accuses the CEO of ignoring the label’s core […
The sins of our bosses
OCTOBER 16, 2006
DDI and Badbossology.com (that’s actually a real site) did a survey of 900+ employees to determine the worst (and best) qualities of a manager. And, the survey says: A bad manager: Tries too hard to be everyone’s friend Micromanages Ignores conflict Arrogant Wishy-washy Impulsive Unable to delegate Impatient Stubborn Unprofessional You’ll have to read the article […]. Strategic HR Talent Management Performance Reviews Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management
OCTOBER 13, 2006
Kaizen is a topic near and dear to us here at SuccessFactors. You can even see it in our founding principles statement. What is it, you ask? Kaizen is most easily understood as a process of continuous improvement in everything one does. You can get the history of it at Wikipedia.What it means practically is that […]. Uncategorized SuccessFactors News
HRTech Blog Coverage
OCTOBER 6, 2006
Unlike last year, I didn’t have the privilege of attending the annual HR Technology Conference (AKA “HR Tech”) that took place this week in Chicago. In case you didn’t have the chance to go either, here is a roundup of posts from around the blogosphere: Here’s the link to the official site for the show Jim Holincheck reviews […]. Uncategorized HCM
Poll: Make salaries public? NO!
OCTOBER 6, 2006
The poll weâ€™ve been running here for the last few weeks has been asking â€œWould you be in favor of an “open salary” policy at your company in which everyone’s salary was published for all to see?â€? As you can see from the responses (nearly 200 of them) 60% of respondents said fuhggedaboudit (AKA no). […]. Strategic HR Talent Management Employee Performance Management Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management
New Poll: Die necktie, die?
OCTOBER 6, 2006
Recently, I published a post called Die Necktie, die - about why it’s time to discard the necktie as a component of the business wardrobe. It was one of the most discussed posts in a while – with people taking both sides of the issue. So I wondered what would come back if we asked all […
Loyalty is fragile
SEPTEMBER 19, 2006
A colleague sent me this article from the Studer Group called “The Long Goodbye” It caught my eye because it formalized something I’d been considering for a long time: When someone decides to leave his or her company, it’s rarely an immediate reaction to a shockingly negative experience. On the contrary - it’s often the delayed result […]. Strategic HR Talent Management Employee Engagement Talent in Healthcare Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Managemen
HR in Fiction
SEPTEMBER 9, 2006
There aren''t too many novels with HR Managers as main characters. I just ran across a new work of fiction, called A Woman in Jerusalem by A.B. Yehoshua which stars an unnamed Human Resources manager. Apparently the HR Manager is called in by the boss to help solve the mystery surrounding an employee''s death.According to this review on AmazonIn A. Yehoshua''s "A Woman in Jerusalem," a local
Creatively retaining talent
SEPTEMBER 18, 2006
GigaOm highlights Yahoo’s new attempt at retaining top talent. Called Brickhouse, the project is essentially an in-house incubator meant to give it’s entrepreneurial employees another reason to stick with the company. Not altogether different from the Google 20% – wherein Googlers get to spend 20% of their time on a project of their choosing – […]. Strategic HR Talent Management Talent in High Tech Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management
How Would You Rate Your Cell Mates?
SEPTEMBER 8, 2006
Here''s an unusual use of exit interviews that even Nobscot Corporation never dreamed of. According to this article, The Sedgwick County Jail in Wichita has begun conducting exit interviews with prisoners a few weeks prior to their release. The goal of the program according to Captain Glenn Kurtz is to assess the prisoner''s needs. I''m not sure if they are talking about their needs while they are
Joe Torre on management
SEPTEMBER 14, 2006
I was sent this article written by Joe Torre, the manager of the New York Yankees, that was recently published in BusinessWeek. Now, regardless of what you think of the team, you have to admire Joe. Just being able to remain the manager of the Yankees for this long while working for George Steinbrenner has to give […]. Strategic HR Talent Management Employee Engagement Employee Performance Management Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management
Die necktie, die!
SEPTEMBER 13, 2006
A rather illuminating rant on the state of tie-wearing ensues over at the UK’s guardian. Apparently, the number of professional men wearing ties has dropped 14% over the last 10 years to 56%. This still seems too high to me. If get a vote on the topic, I say die tie, die. All ties. No exceptions. I […
The Great HR Herpetologist
AUGUST 29, 2006
John Sullivan, the great herpetologist.Dr. John Sullivan is at his headline grabbing best this week with a new article likening Human Resources people to snakes. No, I''m sorry, I got that wrong. He''s found HR people''s actions "scarier and more despicable than any real snake I’ve come across." He has always shown his disdain for the profession but in this article he is just downright mean.And
New Analysis Shows HR Improves Profitability
AUGUST 29, 2006
In a nice counter piece to HR being reptiles, new analysis is about to be published in Personnel Psychology that reveals that rather than HR being detrimental to an organization, it in fact adds real bottom line value.Using mathematical analysis of 92 previous studies, researchers have found that human resources activities created a 10% - 20% improvement in employee retention and employee
SEPTEMBER 6, 2006
Another post from a few days back on SystematicHR (I just can’t keep up with the guy) in which Dubs hopes that the future of SaaS is a world in which vendors can use abstracted data from their systems to help customers learn what’s working and what’s not for others in their business / industry. […]. Strategic HR SuccessFactors Research SaaS Software as a Service Thinking About HR
Is a bonus better than a raise?
AUGUST 29, 2006
Depends on who you ask. Via digg.com, I came across an article from the WSJ entitled “Employers increasingly favor bonuses to raises” – which discusses the whole concept of performance-linked bonuses. According to the article, 80% of companies will offer some from of bonus program this year up from 78% last year and 67% in 1997. […]. Strategic HR Talent Management Employee Performance Management Thinking About HR Workforce Performance Management
Is Your Employee Data Safe?
AUGUST 28, 2006
A Note: this post was written by a guest writer, and does not necessarily represent my opinion. That said, I think it’s important to host a variety of thoughts and perspectives on the blog and thus, I give you the following article written by Frank Lynn, Proposal Manager at SuccessFactors. As always, please feel free […]. Strategic HR Thinking About HR
Awash in Data
AUGUST 15, 2006
Our Blogswap guest post today comes from Frank Mulligan of recruit-china.com. He presents us with some common sense thinking on data and metrics. Thanks, Frank!One One of the more useful elements of service offerings like Exit Interviews is the hiring metrics that repeated, measured operations will generate.But which hiring metrics?We We can always look to the net for information but checking out
Do you look like your dog?
AUGUST 15, 2006
I don''t know what this has to do with HR but I thought it was funny.An "I Look Like My Dog" contest winner over at HRWhatnot.I always start my work day there for an amusing look at things in the workplace
Quitting your job in public
AUGUST 18, 2006
Though perhaps a bit risque for an HR-related blog, one of my colleagues sent me this link and I thought I would pass it along. I figured it might be good for a Friday afternoon chuckle at the very least. I wont get into details - if you want to know, you can click the link and […]. Strategic HR Thinking About HR
Boo! Are you scared now?
AUGUST 18, 2006
Sometimes I read these articles and wonder who benefits from all this fear-mongering. Clearly, someone is out to scare the heck out of us. In any event, Forbes presents “Where have all the leaders gone?,” ” a rather sanguine look at the looming talent shortage at the C level. In the article, commentator Kevin Cashman (CEO […]. Talent Management Employee Performance Management
Pile People are from Pluto, Neatniks are from Neptune
AUGUST 8, 2006
I have a pile problem. Paperwork piles I mean. Piles crop up around me; on the desk, on the floor, overflowing on tabletops. I have piles of magazines, piles of books, piles of articles, piles of mail, piles of things I am in the middle of working on. You name it, I have a pile for it. When I worked in HR and recruiting, the resume piles alone were overwhelming.For years organized people would