Aspire 2014: The Future of the Workplace


On April 3 rd , 2014, over 200 executives met at the inaugural Aspire HR Executive Summit presented by A chievers at the Fairmont San Francisco to discuss the changing landscape of HR and the trends that are driving it. Attendees were joined by some of the world’s most visionary human capital leaders from LinkedIn, Glassdoor, Gartner, Virgin Pulse, Salesforce, and the HR Technology Conference & Expo.

Top People Equation Posts of 2014

The People Equation

So I took a page from my post Tips for Wrapping Up the Year and looked at the People Equation posts that got the most traffic in 2014. Here are a few conclusions that I draw from this list that might be useful to you at work even if you’re not a blogger. #1 Specific shout-outs go to James DaSilva at SmartBlog on Leadership and Susan Fourney at Government Executive. 2 People Crave Silence at Work. Are you one of “those people” on conference calls?


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Data Takes Center Stage at the 2014 HR Technology Conference


Monday, October 13, 2014 :00am. Data Takes Center Stage at the 2014 HR Technology Conference By Kevin Grossman. Another HR Technology Conference has come and gone. What a great opportunity to come together with the top thinkers and strategists in the industry to discuss where we are now and where we’re headed. Read More » read more

Out with a Bang: ACE 2014 Roundup


ACE 2014 was certainly a conference to remember. Post ACE: Three Things I Learned at #AACE14 – Live HR Blog via Geoff Web. Want to be a part of the action at next year’s conference? The post Out with a Bang: ACE 2014 Roundup appeared first on [engage]- The Employee Success and Engagement Blog by Achievers.

Four tips to prepare for HRPA 2014


HRPA’s 2014 Annual Conference and Trade Show is just around the corner, and will help examine how HR can actively innovate and help differentiate their organizations to create change and success. On January 22 – 24, HR professionals will gather at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre to participate in over 100+ sessions and keynotes from Dan Pontefract , Susan Cain and Geoff Colvin. Here are four tips to make the most out of your conference experience: 1.

Everything #HR Needs to Know About “The Cloud”

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at Kronos , the global leader in delivering workforce management solutions in the cloud. Some say AT&T coined the term in a 1994 video. To help us understand what the cloud is (and isn’t), I asked our friends at Kronos for help. Leo and I started this conversation about the cloud during the KronosWorks conference last month, and he graciously offered to share his expertise.

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Embracing Organizational “Outsiders”

HR Bartender

During this year’s HR Technology Conference , I had the opportunity to hear Andrew McAfee from MIT talk about his book, “The Second Machine Age”. One point he made during the presentation was that organizations need to get better at hiring and engaging outsiders. Outsiders are people that are not familiar with the organization or the industry. Many people and companies take the view that outsiders cannot contribute because they don’t understand the uniqueness of the company.

Customers Connect at TotalConnection 2014


for the SumTotal TotalConnection 2014 conference. This year’s conference had our highest attendance to date with more opportunities to network and learn than ever before! Not only did TotalConnection 2014 provide great content and insights on current usage and the future of SumTotal and Skillsoft, the event was jam-packed with the exci tement and fun of a true Miami experience. TotalConnection 2014 Innovation Award Winners.

Workplace Diversity: ‘The Era of Colorblindness is Over’

Cornerstone On Demand

It's heavily scrutinized in blogs, at conferences and during training sessions. Here, Dr. Kecia Thomas , a professor of industrial-organizational psychology at the University of Georgia, explains how individual workers' experiences can reverberate throughout an organization: How do the experiences of minority workers affect the entire company? When it comes to any type of organizational change, it always begins at the top.

my favorite posts of 2014

Ask a Manager

I wasn’t going to do a list of favorite posts of 2014 because technically I’m on vacation and being lazy, but then at the last minute, the urge struck. my coworkers heard my roommates having sex while I was on a conference call. our European clients are sneering at my American colleagues’ table manners. the two interviews of 2014: the lab worker at the Arctic Circle and the former receptionist at a legal brothel.

Top 10 List for TotalConnection 2014


At TotalConnection (and in Miami in general!) Here are the top 10 things I’m looking forward to seeing and experiencing at TotalConnection (in no particular order): Welcome Reception. Hearing customer case studies is one of the most fulfilling parts of attending any user conference. Let’s be honest, conferences can be tiring. The networking opportunities and relationships you build at TotalConnection don’t end when the conference is over.

Welcome to the Hoops Coaches Absolutely Losing their * Conference Room.

The HR Capitalist

At Kinetix , we have some themed conference and breakout rooms. Hit me with your better name for this conference room in the comments. The Bob Huggins "I don''t have to yell, just look at this suit": . There''s Boiler Room, Tommy Boy, Moneyball, etc. The holidays are a good time to think about remodeling and since it''s hoops season, I think it''s time to have a room - to be named later - which includes portraits of basketball coaches absolutely losing their *.

2014 ERE Conference – Answering Veteran Hiring Questions

Cielo HR Leader

At the 2014 Fall ERE Recruiting Conference & Expo , this proved to be true once again – a variety of talent executives attended the event (held Sept. However, one presentation stood out among the rest: If You Build It, Veterans Will Come , delivered by Ryan Kosowsky, Managing Director of Talent Acquisition at Charles Schwab. As in the past, events held by ERE are rarely short on influential speakers and actionable insights.

The Evolution of HRevolution


As with past years, the concepts, ideas, and questions raised at HRevolution have a way of percolating to the surface on a regular basis. The combined social media following of the room numbers in the hundreds of thousands, and yet we don’t share nearly as much at HRev as we might at other events. It was an honor to meet her, and I hope to meet more of you in the future at this and other events. A brief synopsis of HRevolution 2014.

PeopleDoc to Sponsor and Speak at The Conference Board’s 2014 HR Strategy Conference in NYC May 8-9


PeopleDoc teams with US client Coach to speak at The Conference Board''s 2014 HR Operations, Technology and Transformation event May 8 th & 9 th in New York City. PeopleDoc is also sponsoring the event. Press Releases

Recommended Human Resources Conferences To Attend in 2015

Unbridled Talent

Recently, one of my contacts who is planning her 2015 schedule sent me a question asking for my recommendations for the top 2 – 3 conferences to attend in the US for HR professionals. One of my plans for next year is to attend more conferences in the US; ideally I’d like to attend events where there is a lot of networking, collaborating and great speakers. My Top 5 HR Conference Recommendations. 2015 SHRM Annual Conference (Las Vegas, NV).

Empower Software Solutions Hosts Record Crowd at EmpowerFocus 2014

Empower Software

Annual user conference features preview of EmpowerOne Unity System ORLANDO, FL ? Empower Software Solutions, a leading provider of HCM and workforce management solutions, welcomed a record number of clients and partners to EmpowerFocus, the company’s annual user conference in Orlando, Florida.

Oracle HCM Cloud Set to Shine at OpenWorld 2014

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

At Oracle OpenWorld 2014 all things HCM will again be a dedicated “event within an event” called HCM Central @ OpenWorld. That’s why at this year’s event we will have numerous customers sharing their stories of successfully moving to Oracle HCM Cloud. BlackRock—HR Transformation at BlackRock [ CON5836 ]. Secure : Oracle’s Cloud provides top-to-bottom security from the industry leader, including complete data isolation and security at multiple tech layers.

HR Video Roundup Version I


HR: it’s not about finding a seat at the table, it’s about finding the food truck. Today we’re looking at how HR isn’t necessarily about finding a “seat at the table,” but it’s more like “finding the food truck.” Innovation, HR Conferences, and HRevolution. Some people look at a massive innovation across the board, while others seek out how to make one-on-one relationships better and build out from there.

2014 HRPS Global Conference: Empower Your Talent with Purpose

Cielo HR Leader

At the 2014 HRPS Global Conference held in La Jolla, California, innovation and “purpose” were primary focuses. The changing economy is rapidly altering how organizations view talent. Challenges such as the impending retirement cliff, an increasing skills gap and talent shortages, as well as the persistent difficulty of retaining top employees—who are creating havoc across all companies and industries.

The 2020 Workforce: Misconceptions Between Management and Employees

China Gorman

Oxford Economics and SAP recently released the report “ Workforce 2020: The Looming Talent Crisis ” aimed at understanding the opportunities and challenges of the evolving workforce. Employees agree that leadership is a problem area, with just 51% of employees stating that leadership at their company is equipped to lead the company to success. Take a look at the graphic below that highlights the five major labor market shifts discussed.

Guest Blog: Why We Need “Work Friends”


I read an article recently about having friends at work and outside work. It reminded me of the Gallup Q12 item that addresses having a best friend at work. One of them is “I have a best friend at work.”. As a human resources professional, I believe it is important for employees to have friends at work. We spend way too much time at work not to have fun and make friends. I see them at HR conferences and stay connected via social media.

Where to Find Workday at HR Tech Conference & Expo


Next week, thousands of HR professionals will descend upon Las Vegas for the annual HR Technology Conference & Expo. As a long-time attendee, I find the event to be a familiar constant in a sea of endless change in our business environments—an opportunity for us to bond as a community and share great new technologies and best practices

UAB Football Is Dead: Great Leaders Make Great Enemies

The HR Capitalist

Bartow was well regarded enough that he was the guy that replaced John Wooden at UCLA when Wooden retired - that''s also kind of a big deal. Lucky for UAB, Bartow was shocked by the booster scene in SoCal, the expectations created by Wooden''s historical success at UCLA and more. Bartow did this better at UAB than anyone else in the history of Division 1 athletics. . Check out the pic to the right of this post and you''ll see the gang from that time at UAB.

ASHHRA 2014 - Empowering Women in Healthcare

Cielo HR Leader

After returning from the 2014 ASHHRA 50th Annual Conference & Expo , held in Chicago, I can’t help but reflect on the thought leadership and transformative ideas that were presented in an effort to support the ever-changing healthcare marketplace – specifically, empowering women in healthcare. The Thought Leader Forum and subsequent session discussions at the ASHHRA event attempted to answer this question.

Humanizing HR Technology


The possibilities are infinite as to how successful these emerging technologies are at driving business value for organizations across the globe. None of this great technology will do us much good if we’re not ensuring employees remain at the forefront of the business. I’m not saying using technology isn’t a good thing, but I am saying that over-dependence at the expense of face-to-face contact could have significant negative repercussions.

Recommended Human Resources Conferences To Attend in 2015

Unbridled Talent

Recently, one of my contacts who is planning her 2015 schedule sent me a question asking for my recommendations for the top 2 – 3 conferences to attend in the US for HR professionals. One of my plans for next year is to attend more conferences in the US; ideally I’d like to attend events where there is a lot of networking, collaborating and great speakers. My Top 5 HR Conference Recommendations. 2015 SHRM Annual Conference (Las Vegas, NV).

From the Floor at HR Tech …


The hustle and bustle of the HR Technology Conference and Expo are in full swing in Las Vegas! We’ve been recommending that managers hold meetings with their reports at least quarterly, if not even more frequently. With so many HR pros actually seeking me out at this conference to discuss revamping their performance review process , I’m more certain than ever that our cloud-based technology can be a catalyst for real change.

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TLNT Summit 2014 – Activate Unwavering Employee Engagement

Cielo HR Leader

Bringing together a number of world-renowned organizations and the brightest minds in talent management, workforce development and planning, the TLNT High Performance Workforce Summit 2014 was held on May 28-29 in Atlanta, GA. Leaving the conference, there was one recurring and definitive theme that stood out: Every organization is different. But winning in the war for talent doesn’t end at landing the best talent.

How to Learn More about SuccessFactors at HR Tech 2014


The annual HR Technology® Conference is the biggest conference around when it comes to SaaS, The Cloud, social, mobile, analytics, video, gamification, Big Data and MOOCs. Events customers events HR Tech HR Technology Conference sap SuccessFactors It’s home to the world’s largest Expo of HR technology products and services, and there is no better place to touch, compare and contrast the latest solutions from leading vendors in […].

The Leadership Linchpin – Insights from AONE 2014

Cielo HR Leader

This past week, a congregation of those capable executives descended on Orlando to attend the AONE 2014: Inspiring Leadership conference. Like many conferences, the content was rich with presentations from respected thought leaders and industry experts ranging from application of Meaningful Use in Accountable Care Organizations (ACOs), to better dissemination of clinical outcomes in AONE’s Care Innovation & Transformation Program.

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100 Thinkers and Speakers about Leadership

The People Equation

Evidently Jeff Haden, a contributing editor at Inc. magazine picked up a post by author Kevin Kruse and ran it as “ 100 Great Leadership Speakers for Your Next Conference.” Yesterday my friend and fellow HR blogger Robin Schooling tagged me in a Facebook post: . I couldn’t figure out what she was talking about until I clicked the link. ” My name is on the list. What?!).

The New Face of HR


The HR space is in the midst of a dramatic upgrade, and this year’s #AACE14 conference proves there’s a new face to human resources. As a newcomer to the space—I joined Achievers in San Francisco last week—I have to admit, I had a few preconceived ideas about what an HR conference would look like. Yet, when I hit the conference floor this morning, I felt like I was walking in on the latest, Silicon Valley darling’s newest product launch.

Cielo 2014: The 10 Best Stories You May Have Missed!

Cielo HR Leader

And so the sun sets on 2014. We start looking ahead, filled with wonder at what 2015 might bring – making plans to re-write the book that was the past 365 days. 2014 was a remarkable, unprecedented year shaped by change for all involved in HR, recruiting and talent strategy. As we bid a fond farewell, adios, au revoir and ma3a el salama to the year that was, here’s a look back at Cielo''s 10 most noteworthy stories and blog posts from 2014: 10.

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Are You Playing Chess or Checkers With Your Career

HR Bartender

At this year’s SilkRoad Connections conference , Ryan Estis asked a question that stuck with me. Are you playing chess or checkers with your career? Think about it. Playing checkers implies that we’re only thinking one move ahead. Chess means that we’re thinking several moves ahead. There’s nothing wrong with either one of them. There have been times in my career when I’ve played checkers. I wanted more money, better benefits, shorter commute, etc.