HR: How Disconnected Are You From Employees?

China Gorman

ADP recently released a report which, based on data they’ve collected from several studies, examines the causes and implications of a persistent disconnect recorded between HR’s and employees’ perceptions. ADP China Gorman Data Point Tuesday HR Human Capital Workplace Studies HR Studies

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2015 Employee Engagement Trends Part 3: HR Technology

Quantum Workplace

We asked HR experts and thought leaders how they think evolving technology will impact HR functions and the employee experience. An Amplifier, Not a Substitute “There’s this conversation happening right now in the HR space about having to Read more.

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The Top 12 Free and Open Source HR Software Systems


The HR software solutions below are all free, and not in the “free sample” kind of way that will make you feel guilty after a limited trial. With HR apps for employee info, recruitment, vacation tracking, and team communication it’s easy to build a basic HR tool for most needs.

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Can Integration Solve These 5 Payroll Problems?


HR, payroll, and employee data can be cumbersome if storage and processes are not organized. Here are a few potential payroll problems you may encounter as an HR professional and how you can prevent them: 1. All HR functions can be streamlined into one easy platform.

Employee Recognition Should Be Pervasive


Sixty percent of best-in-class organizations consider employee recognition extremely valuable in driving individual performance. This statement comes from the Aberdeen Group’s recent report, “ The Power of Employee Recognition. ”

5 reasons HR Analytics should not be located in HR

All about Human Capital

If you were to build an HR analytics department where would you put it in your organization? The obvious answer may at first be to put it in HR. To put HR analytics in HR will create two problems. Some even argue that it is not HR’s role to be stategic.

Future Friday: The future of HR according to John Boudreau

OmegaHR Solutions

He is the author of several books including Beyond HR: The New Science of Human Capital, Retooling HR, and Transformative HR. In the webinar Boudreau made some thought provoking comments about HR and the importance of talent and how analytics is changing that world.

Finances—Where Does HR Fit In?

HR Daily Advisor

Yesterday’s Advisor featured tips from Clare Novak on the basics of finance and how to speak its language; today, how HR fits into the picture and some advice on how to turn financial literacy into funding for your department. HR professionals can also become an asset by decreasing costs.

5 reasons HR Analytics should not be located in HR

All about Human Capital

If you were to build an HR analytics department where would you put it in your organization? The obvious answer may at first be to put it in HR. To put HR analytics in HR will create two problems. Some even argue that it is not HR’s role to be stategic.

Can HR be an Agent of Change?

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

Aaron Green, VP HCM Strategy-Oracle, talks about how HR adopts change and if embracing cloud has simplified HR functions. In a recent tweet, you mentioned that the function of HR will die if we don’t take the lead on digital and social.

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Boom & Bust HR

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

Depending upon where you’re sitting and what your economy is looking like you’ll be subject to either boom or bust HR. Boom & bust HR? It feels like the HR strategy lurches from one extreme to another. Boom & bust HR? HR General Interest pwc recruiting training

Two Pressing Priorities for HR Executives: Social and Analytics

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

How is it, then, that in a recent Argyle survey of top HR executives, 62 percent say they are not using social and collaboration software at work? Why aren’t more HR executives taking advantage of that opportunity? Social Is HR’s Business. By Cara Capretta & Bertrand Dussert.

The Truth Is.There Is No Truth


Ask anyone working in an HR function why employee engagement is important to their company and you will get a complete and well-reasoned response. The notion of engagement, that sense of commitment and purpose leaders hope to instill in their employees, has become well accepted in the 10 years since the construct has emerged and business and HR leaders alike have become passionate about growing engagement in their organizations. Copyright Sarah Johnson, PhD, 2014.

Banishing the Unicorn

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

With organizational appetites for technology upgrades growing, the HR function is more frequently finding itself in the long sought position of selecting new human capital tools that will elevate talent and facilitate the achievement of business objectives. By Christine Mellon.


HR and IT Partnership: Observations from a Veteran CIO

Oracle HCM - Modern HR in the Cloud

Analytics and faster onboarding will transform HR. Companies looking to differentiate themselves are turning to HR technology as it becomes clear that attracting and retaining skilled talent is key to providing superior employee experiences. What can HR leaders learn from IT teams?

Top 10 Talent Trends

Cielo HR Leader

Summer is in full swing, and 2014 has reached the halfway point (albeit a couple of weeks ago, on July 1). As the year continues to race by, today we take a step back to recap the most noteworthy 2014 statistics to date. The state of HR. It’s midway through July.

The Gift That Keeps On Giving: Keeping Employees Engaged Over the Holidays—And After


Cheryl brings more than 15 years experience in Human Resources; prior to Achievers, she held an HR Leader position at Eloqua. By Cheryl Kerrigan, VP Employee Success, Achievers. Keeping employee morale and productivity up during the holiday season isn’t easy.

The Precarious State of HR

Cielo HR Leader

When the economic downturn struck in 2008, Human Resources (HR) was one of the first departments to suffer the consequences. Companies immediately sought to slash costs, and many functions often handled by HR were outsourced or tacked on to existing roles—i.e.,

#Analytics, Analytics, Analytics - NOT The Future of #HR #hrtechconf #hrtecheurope

Strategic HCM

I''m looking forward to the tweets from HR Technology (US), and then later HR Tech Europe, as I can''t get to either of them this year (in fact I''ve not been to HR Technology (US) for three years now since I last presented there.) But that doesn''t mean it''s the future of HR.

#GWC14 - The games HR people should play

Strategic HCM

I was initially looking forward to this session because it’s got the word HR in the title. But actually I didn’t learn that much about HR applications for gamification. Still, it was great to meet Isidro – ‘the HR gamer’).

The Flaw in the Way Midsized Companies Calculate Workforce Costs


Sixty-nine percent of managers studied who are responsible for at least one key HR function say their company manages its workforce well. In many cases, HR professionals are grossly underestimating the costs of managing their organizations’ workforce, according to a new study by the ADP Research Institute (ADPRI). But when it comes to the costs of doing so, more than half of them worry daily—for good reasons, it turns out.

Alarming Business and HR Disconnect?

Cielo HR Leader

With these trends in mind, Deloitte Consulting’s Global Human Capital Trends 2014 report shares the top priorities of executives and HR professionals across the world, as well as each party’s confidence and preparedness in driving the global talent agenda. 6) Talent and HR analytics.

Disease and Lifestyle Management: Smarter Spending of Wellness Dollars

HR Daily Advisor

It’s the brave new world of HR. Start your strategic thinking with BLR’s new practical guide: HR Playbook: HR’s Game Plan for the Future. Fortunately, says Ahlrichs, all of these are core HR functions in the future. HR 2015?

5 Things I'm Looking Forward to At #HRTechEurope

Cielo HR Leader

Cielo (check out our complementary Talent Activation Index ) is one of the sponsors of HR Tech Europe , which takes place in Amsterdam on October 23-24. At the same time, the lens on HR and talent functions has never been so intense.

Knowing HR and Business Like the Back of Your Hand

Cielo HR Leader

Jane is a highly experienced, international HR leader, who’s worked with some of the top global businesses, including Dun & Bradstreet, WPP, Barclays and Diageo. We ask her how she thinks HR should be adding real value to organizations.

Walter Mitty and HR Transformation

Strategic HCM

I''ve recently had this post published on the ASTD / ATD''s gloabl HRD blog - HR Artistry on a Global Canvas - again supporting this November''s Art of HR Conference. And if you want to Walterise your HR function, come along to the Art of HR taking place in Dubrovnik in November.

Can HR Drive Excellence? Impacting Business and Culture through Goal Setting


I recently came across an HR Insights Blog featuring 10 Ways to Be Better in HR in 2014. Several of the points struck me as keys to Human Resources (HR) success not only this year, but for years to come: #1 – Assume the role of a leader. #4 Because today’s HR professionals are more empowered than ever to add value to their businesses, and the best way to move the needle is to do things differently. To consider thinking about HR the way John Maeda did.

Getting Started with Talent Analytics: An HR Director’s Tale

Cielo HR Leader

The chastened HR Director (HRD) stumbles out of the CEO’s office having received an almighty rollicking. The reason for his ire was the fact that he was so damn impressed with the HR Analytics a company the likes of GE had. Never one to accept feeling behind the curve in any way to his peers, the CEO wanted HR Analytics and he wanted it now. He now had a month to compile a plan on something he’d previously regarded as a mere fad—“Data in HR? Picture the scene.

HR: Science, Art and Magic

Strategic HCM

You''ve probably seen some of my posts on the Art of HR. In all of these posts I''ve noted that I''m not trying to get HR replaced by science but just to be seen as a complement to it. So it''s great to see Boudreau suggesting that he now sees HR as art, with a little dollop of magic.

Strategic Workforce Planning is the Way Forward

Cielo HR Leader

So, with corporate boards well aware that competitive advantage relies on the excellence of talent as much as on the excellence of products or services HR functions are keenly focused on what is the best people acquisition model – RPO or an in-house capability. So I went in as a consultant on a project basis and sorted out both their IT and finance function, recruiting over 100 new people along the way.

HR strategy – Not as Difficult as You Might Think?

Cielo HR Leader

Thought Leadership Discussion: Stephen Preece, former Global Head of HR, Quintiles. The challenge of implementing and running a truly effective HR strategy can be a daunting one for even the most seasoned HR professional. Cielo puts the questions to Stephen Preece, former Global Head of HR for the commercial division of Pharma services company, Quintiles. But isn’t it obvious that HR strategy should be seen in the wider business context?

So how do you know if you’re a Business Partner?

Strategic HCM

These are firstly, that HR focuses on the business (or other employing organisation) and secondly, that it focuses on partnering. All HR professionals and the whole HR function can and should act as business partners in terms of this approach. HR role HR transformation

Building an Effective In-House Recruitment Team

Cielo HR Leader

But can an in-house function really compete with the best external consultancies? I subsequently became a consultant myself, specializing in senior HR hires. Can you tell us what your in-house function does and how you have put it together? As well as focusing on executive recruitment, my team also provides support to our general HR function which looks after more junior hiring.

5 Big Changes Coming to Human Capital Management

TLNT: The Business of HR

The year 2014 was absolutely not an exception, as new mobile and cloud-based tools brought major change to work as we know it. If our employees are modifying their strategies over time, then how is the HR function adapting and keeping up? The way we do work is always changing.

Employees are a Company’s Prime Real Estate


HRchitect can help companies, of any size, mitigate the amount of tasks an HR department handles throughout the course of any given day whether that’s helping select a new system, project management, implementing a new system, change management, training, etc. Written by: Elizabeth Capece.