What Are #HR Analysts and Why Should You Pay Attention To Them

HR Bartender

As a blogger, I’ve been fortunate to participate in events that I would not normally have attended when I was an HR Generalist. Examples are the Ultimate Software Connections Conference , KronosWorks Conference , and the SilkRoad Connections Conference. During those events, I learn about the companies, the products and services they provide, and how they meet the needs of human resources professionals. What is an HR analyst?

Human Resources: 2017 Changes for Form I-9

HR Bartender

I didn’t know this change was coming until I was in New Orleans at the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) Annual Conference. Back in 2013, Equifax Workforce Solutions helped us understand proposed changes to Form I-9. director of product management at Equifax Workforce Solutions said “yes”. This delay means that the planned updates to address the IE Rule were not included in the new version of Form I-9. There’s a lot happening in the news.


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Pass Go and Collect an Integrated, Workable Technology


The game teaches valuable lessons in planning and strategy, as each player tries to obtain various associated properties and create monopolies. Most of us would not play Monopoly without a plan or strategy. So, why do we think that it is OK to approach technology for Human Resources without the necessary planning and thought? This process requires a lot of planning and research. HRchitect is a full service HCM Technology consulting firm.

Required Reading for HR: Internet Trends 2015

China Gorman

You may think from the title that Internet Trends 2015 is a report that has nothing to do with Human Resources. It’s ALL about HR. The report, prepared by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ Mary Meeker for this year’s Code Conference, presents the 2015 Internet Trends report, 20 years after the first The Internet Report was published in 1995. Y/Y = Year over Year (compares results from two consecutive years). Really. I’m not kidding.

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Aligning #HR Technology With Your Talent Decisions

HR Bartender

(Editor’s Note: Today’s post is brought to you by our friends at SilkRoad , a leading global provider of cloud-based talent management solutions. They have just launched a new online resource center to showcase research and analyst reports on HR technologies to help HR professionals leverage employee data in business decisions.). Who should we include in the succession plan? These questions aren’t just human resources questions.

How Technology Is Changing Human Resources


Like so many other industries before it, human resources (HR) has been experiencing a period of rapid digital transformation over the last few years. Technological advancements are empowering HR departments to upgrade legacy systems, refresh outdated processes, and automate manual tasks that take time away from the more meaningful work. Hey, people on the HR team need to be happy at work too!). Automating HR Tasks. Article human resources

Everything #HR Needs to Know About SaaS

HR Bartender

In our continuing series on human resources and technology , I thought it would be good to cover a term that gets thrown around a lot – SaaS. It’s an acronym for Software-as-a-Service. Many times, when I hear the term SaaS, it’s used in the same sentence as “the cloud.” Helene Kopel is a product development leader specializing in Web-based products for small businesses. What is Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)? How does SaaS compare to “the cloud”?

Where Can HR Have the Biggest Business Impact in 2015?

Cornerstone On Demand

It’s March, but it’s never too late to be evaluating your 2015 goals as an HR leader. We are all bombarded through the trade press, solution provider marketing, The Tweets, and our professional associations with the latest-and-greatest in HR process and practice. The annual global CEO survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers found that only 34 percent of CEOs feel HR is well-prepared to capitalize on the latest wave of transformational talent trends.

Background Screening Impacts the Candidate Experience

HR Bartender

Did you know that HireRight offers an extensive resource library with case studies and checklists? In HireRight’s 2015 Employment Screening Benchmark Report , 51 percent of organizations said that finding and retaining talent was their top business challenge. As human resources professionals, it’s important to stay on top of these trends. As HR pros, we’re going to need all the resources we can get.

Technology Is Changing Human Resource Management – But Where Will It Go?


I am amazed sometimes by how technology is impacting the world we live in. Human Resource is one of those industries which does not quite make its way into science fiction books, and no kid grows up thinking of revolutionizing the technology inside this particular market. Traditionally, HR was always viewed as a paper-intensive, non-innovative area, where salary decisions are made, people get hired or fired and where team building sessions are organized.

Will Technology Replace Recruiters – Ask #HR Bartender

HR Bartender

We talk about the importance of being technology savvy and the increasing use of technology in business. It stands to reason that embracing technology needs to be part of our job description. But does that mean we should be concerned about technology making our jobs obsolete? That was the question I received recently from a reader: What actions should recruiters take to make sure technology doesn’t make our roles obsolete?

Social Recruiting – It’s Time to Get on Board

The People Equation

What does the rise of social recruiting mean for the future of HR? The Emerging Workforce Study highlights a few insights into how technology affects the job search. According to career site Glassdoor’s 2015 Statistical Reference Guide for Talent Acquisition Professionals, a whopping 90% of Fortune 500 companies’ career sites don’t have mobile-friendly designs. I’ve seen stats that say that over 70% of job-seekers use at least one social media platform.

The Reluctant HR Champion? It’s About Leading the Workplace Orchestra

TLNT: The Business of HR

Editor’s Note: This is the 11th of 12 essays from the new book, The Rise of HR; Wisdom From 73 Thoughts Leaders. It’s compiled by Dave Ulrich, Bill Schiemann and Libby Sartain, and sponsored by the HR Certification Institute. Dave Ulrich’s 1997 book, Human Resource Champions , helped capture the role of HR professionals for the modern world. It shifted the view of HR as a compliance function to HR as strategically valuable.

Everything #HR Needs to Know About API

HR Bartender

A few months ago, I talked about developing a 5-Day Plan to Learning Twitter. A common platform for participating in a Twitter chat is TweetChat. Twitter is having API issues at the moment, We’ll let you know when they are fixed. — #TweetChat (@TweetChat) April 27, 2015. But it did occur to me that API is another technology term that HR pros need to know. Software applications often leverage APIs within themselves. What about mobile apps?

Talent Acquisition Systems Effect on the Candidate Pipeline


The sales pipeline is widely regarded as the lifeblood of any growing enterprise and, as a result, the emergence of Customer Relationship Management (CRM) software has exploded. The days of tracking sales opportunities on legal pads and spreadsheets have given way to the concept of funnel management, a byproduct of CRM software. Talent Acquisition Systems have evolved to assist HR Recruitment in creating a strong candidate pipeline to refer to as hiring needs escalate.

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. I am doing my planning for 2015 and wanted to reach out to you and get your thoughts on something if you don’t mind. Do you have any recommendations for the top 2-3 conferences in the US for HR professionals – other than the annual SHRM conference in Las Vegas?

4 Questions to Ask Before Choosing a Talent Management System

Cornerstone On Demand

Jessica Miller-Merrell, Blogging4Jobs founder and HR Tech expert, compares the process of selecting an HR suite to the process of choosing a mate. "I'll admit I've made my share of mistakes when it comes to choosing men, cars and HR technology," she writes. "Signing a contract with an HR technology product that offers a full suite of services is a commitment, a marriage if you will. Is every tool hosted on the Cloud?

Emerging HR Trends for 2015 – News You Can Use

The People Equation

Are you looking for emerging trends for the upcoming year from HR industry experts? I was doing some research for my HR Answers page and found these great articles. For those of you in HR, be on the lookout for these issues that will affect the way you do business. You will need to collaborate with your HR team to make the most of these opportunities and manage the challenges. From the HR Trend Institute – 9 Emerging HR Trends for 2015.

Better HR Communication for a Better 2015


I think every HR pro needs to have their own State of the Union address within their own company, department, or team (depending on the level of responsibility). This is strategic HR communication at its best, and it could become a valuable tool to allow leaders to peer into the inner workings of the HR strategy while allowing HR leaders to share key results areas as well. General Brandon Hall Group Communication Strategic HR Strategy

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Our HR Tech Survey—How New Innovations Are Shaping Human Resources

HR Daily Advisor

BLR’s HR Technology Survey, conducted in January and February 2015, sought to learn how tech is changing the face of human resources and how professionals in the field are adapting. How are new systems affecting recruiting? And, very importantly, how far can tech really be trusted to make HR decisions? Highlights of the HR Technology Survey: A little over a quarter of participants (26.1%) find technology to be helpful in all HR arenas.

The Power of Thinking Collectively in HR

Cornerstone On Demand

You’ve decided that it makes sense to think of your HR team as a business. It's time to look at the research as an HR team and think collectively. Break Down HR Silos. HR is highly complex. Think of the sciences that contribute to the disciplines of human resources: sociology, psychology, anthropology, history, economics and political science, to name a few. and that was only HR! Talent Management HR HR Strategy Talent Management

Human Resources Pros: How Not to Get WalMarted out of a Job

Compensation Today

How Not to Get Your HR Job Outsourced to a Consultant. A top news headline this week that retail giant Walmart plans to cut hundreds of jobs before the end of January –many in HR–may well have human resources professionals thinking, “Well, ‘Happy New Year’ to you too.” The fact that the retail giant also just signed on with Workday, an HR automation system, also doesn’t bode well. Why are they reducing HR headcount in the first place?

4 Major HR Tech Trends to Keep Up With in 2015

ClearCompany HRM

We’re all talking budgets, must-haves and laying out plans to kick 2015 square in the saas. Everyone is ramping up with their recruiting and HR technologies - are you ready? Keeping up with market trends in this space can leave HR and talent acquisition professionals feeling a little like Lucy in the chocolate factory. So, as leaders in the HRMS space we thought we’d help you out and share what we see on the 2015 horizon in HR tech.

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Five Must-Attend #HRTechConf 2015 Sessions


HR Tech is closer to a marathon than a sprint,” notes the event’s Co-Chair Steve Boese ( @SteveBoese ) in his annual conference tips post. Here is a list of five must-attend HR Tech sessions for 2015 that promise to give you real, actionable tips you can use as a strategic HR professional: #1. CHRO Perspectives on HR Tech Monday, October 19th at 3:30 p.m. Awesome New Technologies for HR Tuesday, October 20th at 8:30 a.m.

5 Reasons HR Needs a Seat in the C-Suite

Cornerstone On Demand

Human resources, of course — a department that rarely has influence in the C-Suite. Corporate culture is transmitted from the top down, so a culture that values its people first needs HR in the C-Suite. Succession planning — a strategic move that's often overlooked by senior management until a crisis arises — is one of the most important reasons to hire a CHRO. Increasing Bottom-Line Results. Talent Management HR Talent Management

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A Day in the Life of a Recruiter


This is the second in a series of posts on a day in the life of an HR pro. If you missed it, the first edition focused on the work of a human resources manager. The Life of a Recruiter Kyle Company/Industry: Telecommunications Years with Current Company: 7 months Years in HR: 10 Degree/Cert: N/A Average Day: I’ve always been one of many hats and my role continues to be that with my current employer. General Career Advice Day in the Life hr jobs

4 Tips to Get Every New HR Professional Started


In the bustling work environment of an early-stage startup, HR is sometimes a bit of an ad hoc operation: finance covers payroll, operations stores employee data somewhere, and office managers—gotta love ‘em—handle the rest. But once staffing reaches a certain critical mass, a dedicated human resources professional isn''t just a want anymore. Maybe you''re an office manager tapped to take on an HR role, or an operations manager that needs to tune into talent full-time.

3 Human Resources Lessons From Star Wars (spoiler free!)


But maybe–just maybe–it’s actually the product of smart HR that allows scrappy heroes and heroines to make the most of limited resources. Perhaps poor HR is ultimately the downfall of the Empire and First Order, despite technological and military advantages. HR takeaways from the series. The goal is to not be seen as human. By not offering as kind of human face or aspect to the public, brands do this, too.

5 Must-Attend HR Industry Events in 2015


2015 is going to be a pivotal year for HR, in particular as debate heats up about splitting or not splitting HR (Dave Ulrich advocates for teaching HR professionals “what they can do to deliver value even in difficult circumstances”). While the year ahead may be tumultuous, it also presents an opportunity for HR to move from administrator to strategic leader. Here are 5 highlights from must-attend HR industry events in 2015 that will help make the transition: 1.

Data alignment in an Analytical world


When focusing on analytics and the use of system data, System Administrators must focus on today’s environment, and what the requirements are for tomorrow’s data. Have you looked closely at what your present HR system is capturing as user requirements? I was recently presented with a requirement to build a specific report utilizing the analytics engine of the client’s Talent Management software. SumTotal/GeoMaestro Learning Solution – Analytics expert.

HR from the Outside In: Learnings from Dave Ulrich, Father of Modern HR


Earlier this month we were fortunate to host an interactive HR Leadership workshop for Visier customers, led by father of modern HR and leading business consultant Dave Ulrich. In this workshop, Ulrich focused on the top questions of the group, the first of which was focused on, “What is blocking HR’s progress?” Here are some key takeaways. The implication according to Ulrich: Great #HR leaders who know the business are well-positioned to become successful CEOs.

Notes and Closing Comments from #HRevolution 2015


I’m going to be running off the ten pounds I gained over the weekend. :-) Mary Faulkner got us all talking about whether or not HR is ready for feedback, how we might be perceived in the organization, and how to respond to data showing dismal approval ratings. Franny Oxford and Paul Hebert helped to dig into positive HR, how we can help our organizations be more positive, and how to specifically bring our own happiness into the workplace every day.

HR Functions and Outsourcing

Astron Solutions

In an attempt to conserve funds and to enable human resources professionals to focus on more critical & strategic concerns, many organizations have considered outsourcing their time-consuming HR functions. In this Astronology® we briefly discuss some options for HR outsourcing. Technology Outsourcing. Another form of outsourcing used by organizations is Software-as-a-service (SAAS). Are you planning to hire a lot of people every year?

Shift the Paradigm: Carol Anderson's Wish for HR in 2015

Cornerstone On Demand

What does 2015 hold for human resources? We devise programs that are dreaded and implement technology that is clunky. Rather than make a prediction for 2015, I want to make a wish. I wish that human resources would use this next year to make a dramatic change in their approach to work — moving from an overhead department mentality, to that of a business provider. If it is not, then you tweak the solution until the need is met.

Compliance Is a Part of Business – Friday Distraction

HR Bartender

As human resources professionals, we see our fair share of compliance and legal issues. It’s not just a human resources thing. Our goal as human resources professionals is to be compliant within our corporate culture. Tap into their resources and expertise. The post Compliance Is a Part of Business – Friday Distraction appeared first on hr bartender.

Every HR Director Should Avoid These 50 Mistakes


It’s often said that the mistakes we make usually teach us something valuable but in the complex and high risk role of the HR Director, it would be much better to avoid as many mistakes as possible in the first place, right? 2015, June 1) | Source: entrepreneur.com.

Quick Shots for #HR and #Business Pros – Conference Travel Edition

HR Bartender

Every year we take a little time off during the summer to plan for the next twelve months. While many organizations use Q3 and Q4 for budgets, strategies and plans, we’ve found that the summer is best from a scheduling perspective. Speaking of conference season, I’m looking forward to my first trip to London to speak at Tucana’s HR Change & Transformation 2015. Another fave conference of mine is the HR Technology Conference & Expo.