“It’s not what you said, it’s how you said it.”

On September 27, 2016, in Editorial Advisory Board, HRExaminer, Ted Malley, by Ted Malley
That line has been used by Hollywood writers for years to kick off an argument between two characters, to the point that it’s become a cliché. But, like most clichés, it’s based on some truth.  Tone, word choice, body language adds to the actual information of a conversation.  That’s no different in the business world […]
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HRExaminer v7.37

On September 23, 2016, in Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
We’ve created The HRExaminer Field Guide for HRTech. Our goal is to provide you with a quick way to get your bearings and maximize the benefit you get from the upcoming conference in Chicago. The conference has 400 vendors and 65 sessions – there is simply no way to see it all.

To make it easier to find the best conference track we have built 40 separate agendas based on your role (practitioner, buyer, vendor, or investor) and your main job function (such as Core HR, Benefits Administration, or Payroll). Visit the session guides section to quickly navigate to our recommendations for you.

There’s also a sortable vendor directory. We’ve taken the latest information from the conference and added our independent categorizations and information.

Finally, there is a section that offers tips and strategies for a successful conference. Don’t miss the gems from Bill Kutik, Rayanne Thorn, Trish McFarlane, Heather Bussing, and Brian Sommer.

On Episode 88 of HR Tech Weekly: ADP, Yello, Lumesse, OneDigital Health and Benefits Acquires FahrenheitHR, Goodwords HR Application, Suing The Machine, Small businesses seek delay of overtime rule, and It’s Tough Being Over 40 in Silicon Valley.

Despite formal education as a chemical engineer, Ryan Glushkoff found his calling with software companies like Blackbaud, PeopleMatter, and presently PlanSource. Listen to Ryan Glushkoff on HRExaminer Radio.


Ed Newman is an entrepreneur with a deep background in Human Resources and Talent Management and currently serves as the Vice President of Client Services for Phenom People. Ed Newman is on HRExaminer Radio.

HRExaminer v7.36

On September 16, 2016, in Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, Mary Faulkner, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
If large groups of people, lots of activity, sound, noise, and light feel overwhelming, you may be an introvert. Let’s just say the HR Tech Conference is an extrovert’s delight. Yet, the conference is full of interesting people, products, and information. What to do? Simple. Heather Bussing has the Introvert’s Guide to HR Tech.

Mary Faulkner gets underneath why There is no “action” in your action plans (why follow through falls down).

If employers want employees to do their best, Heather Bussing thinks they’ll need to Stop Defining Employee Engagement as Discretionary Effort.

On Episode 87 of HR Tech Weekly: CareerBuilder acquires Workterra, Sodexo Acquires Inspirus, Cornerstone hiring Sarah Brennan, As Skill Requirements Increase, More Manufacturing Jobs Go Unfilled, Career survival in the fourth industrial revolution, and Excess Management costing the US Trillions.

Esther Bongenaar and Vasilis Giagkoulas are two very important parts of the HR Analytics team at Royal Dutch Shell. John Sumser digs into the numbers with Esther and Vasilis on Episode 191 of HRExaminer Radio.

Joe Hanna is the Founder and CEO of Job Marker Maker and ENGAGE Talent, both predictive recruiting platforms. Joe has over 22 years of global experience in software and enterprise applications and is also a published author. Catch up with Joe Hanna on HRExaminer Radio.
 

Stop Defining Employee Engagement as Discretionary Effort

On September 15, 2016, in Diversity, Editorial Advisory Board, Engagement, Heather Bussing, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
Working harder and working better often mean working more, especially in our current workaholic, cult-of-busy culture. If employers want employees to do their best, stop looking at “discretionary effort” and start looking at factors employers actually can influence and control.
 

There is no “action” in your action plans: why follow through falls down

On September 14, 2016, in Engagement, HRExaminer, Leadershop, Mary Faulkner, by Mary Faulkner
It sounds good to have an action plan, right? But action plans can be the ultimate check-the-box activity. Mary Faulkner explores some of the main reasons why your action plans may not be resulting in real action.
 

Introvert’s Guide to HR Tech

On September 12, 2016, in Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
If you’re an introvert headed to the HR Tech conference in October, you need a game plan to get the most out of the conference. Heather Bussing has written a guide just for you.
 

Paying it Forward: The Generosity of the HR Tech Community

On August 29, 2016, in Editorial Advisory Board, HR Technology, HRExaminer, Stacey Harris, by Stacey Harris
“I came back from family leave unsure of how to move forward – yet knowing that I must keep moving onward, knowledge that everyone who faces a loss soon realizes.” – Stacey Harris
 

Change and time

On August 25, 2016, in Editorial Advisory Board, Heather Bussing, HR Technology, HRExaminer, by Heather Bussing
It is so important to take into account the time and work involved in change when evaluating the benefits of any new program or tool. It is frustrating, dispiriting, and expensive when the software that is supposed to help us just becomes the work.
 

AI in HR:  What Are Word Vectors And Why Do They Matter?

On July 18, 2016, in HR Technology, HRExaminer, Rob May, by Rob May
“Let’s say you couldn’t remember the capital of Belgium. You could ask the computer what it is by saying ‘I want Paris, but subtract France and add Belgium.’ The computer would return Brussels. Now imagine you could do that with employees. What if you could say ‘I want someone like my best engineer, but with more experience in management?’” – Rob May, CEO Talla
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HRExaminer v7.24

On June 17, 2016, in HRExaminer, Jeff Dickey-Chasins, Radio, Weekly, by John Sumser
At it’s simplest, Microsoft is buying LinkedIn to defend its productivity franchise against Google’s incursion. Down the road, they have the foundation for a powerful data and analytics offering. John Sumser digs into Microsoft’s role in ReFounding LinkedIn.

SimplyHired’s demise was also the sound of Indeed taking a victory lap. Jeff Dickey-Chasins evaluates Job Boards in the Age of Acquisition.

At the upcoming HRTech conference in Chicago John Sumser is giving a presentation that describes the universe of HR Tech. It’s starting here with HRTech Definitions.

27% of US office workers would sell their passwords. Many for as little as $100. John Sumser considers the intersection of HR and Security.

On HR Tech Weekly: Simply Hired purchased by Indeed, Younger women make less money than younger men in technology, Biologically engineering your workforce, and GE is considering scrapping the annual raise. Listen to HR Tech Weekly.

On HRExaminer Radio, John Sumser talks with Chris Havrilla. Chris started her career as a Software Engineer but eventually found her true passion in HR. Today, she’s Vice President of Global HR Technology at ADP.

Mark Barlow is the Founder and CEO of AppLearn, a new solution for HR software adoption. Their thinking and approach has been touted by Gartner as three to four years ahead of the market. John Sumser speaks with Mark Barlow on HRExaminer Radio.
 
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