Buzzword laden HR language is out of control. John Sumser discusses the impacts in our feature post Buzzwords, Buzzwords Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink. Ed Newman drops in to talk about candidate experience and technology and Heather Bussing and John Sumser discuss the Privacy App.
Attorneys often have legal myopia; they can only see how the law applies. Ballman sees beyond the purely legal issues to the real problems employees deal with everyday–like eating and paying the heating bill. She asks all the right questions, and evaluates the choices.
LinkedIn Feature: Because we’re involved with LinkedIn and their network on a daily basis it’s easy to lose sight of the big picture. So all of our posts this week provide a venue to gain new perspective on this critical part of our business. We’d love to hear your reactions and ideas so please take a minute to comment on HRExaminer.com (or your social network of choice).
I expect there are many people who have lots of personal relationships that have nothing to do with work or Linkedin. This is not a problem for any of us, because we know how to find each other and ask for help if we’re looking for a job or to hire someone.
Enterprise Games – Merging of Video Games and Business Operations This presentation will begin on November 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM Pacific Standard Time. Audience members may arrive 15 minutes in advance of this time. Webcast is on November 16, 2012 at 10:00 AM PT / 1:00 PM ET. Games and game mechanics provide as powerful a model for organizing knowledge and creative work as the assembly line once did for organizing industrial and repetitive work. In this webcast presented by Michael Hugos, author of Enterprise Games, we will explore game mechanics and how they provide a powerful set of field-tested techniques and technologies for organizing, motivating and managing work as well as play. Learn how the merger of games and business operations can deliver widespread prosperity for the real-time economy we now live in. Don’t miss this informative presentation.
“Data visualization has been a huge challenge for our company, many of my colleagues that focus on HR data, and for me. The problem is that HR data resides in many different places that just obtaining the data is exhausting.”– Cathy Missildine-Martin
When fax, and then email, became primary business tools, the speed of written communication changed dramatically. No letters had to be mailed and delivered, no memos had to be distributed by hand. For awhile, the way to really get to someone was to fax bomb them late Friday afternoon with something that would require them to work over the weekend.
“It has been an incredible journey to participate in the evolution of the HR Technology market, witnessing the early pioneers like PeopleSoft blazing trails, the successes and failures of point solutions, and the expansion and consolidation of the talent management segment.”
“I expect, in the near future, we will start seeing privacy software that either stops information from being collected or gives you the ability to see it and customize it. The only way to effectively deal with technology is to apply technology. Who needs privacy rights, when you can download the app?”
You can get fired for telling your boss to her face “Go to hell. ” But complaining about her on Facebook can be protected speech. So what are employees– rights to say things at work, and when can an employer control what is said? Legal editor Heather Bussing lays out some helpful guidelines.