It’s easier to rename an existing product with a hot buzzword than do the hard work of new product development. This is the way that great ideas like “talent pool” and “talent pipeline” have become shorthand for the more apt “email list”. Read more in this week’s Feature: Buzzwords.
Successful retention programs caused the government to lose its touch with the real changing market dynamics of acquiring and maintaining employees. As a result, the restaffing of the government will require increased pay, modified benefits and a host of alternative approaches.
To show that someone is an independent contractor, you generally have to give independent contractors discretion over how they perform their work; they tend to use their own equipment, tools and resources; and they usually work by the project instead of for an indefinite period.
The common thread is the future of HR. In order to communicate the onruch of human capital data, HR Departments will have to master visualization. This week’s links look at the graphic side of the question. Coming soon, the narrative visualization toolset.
Today, I’m attending the Tapestry conference in Nashville. Organized by Tableau, the conference is an intimate gathering of people interested in data visualization. The theme of the conference is ‘weaving stories and data’.
When you are changing an ecosystem, the status quo is the absolute enemy. Every turnaround involves some form of amputation. The blunt way is to start chopping heads. The more elegant method is to interrupt things and try to cause a reset.
As technology began to penetrate the HR Marketplace, buzzwords became a feature of product marketing. As a result, the language is getting sketchier and meaning changes too fast for anyone to be able to agree on anything.
It’s really hard to get your arms around the implications of global ubiquitous DNA testing. It’s coming fast. And it won’t stay private for long. If I can find my relatives using genetic information, then the reverse is true. It won’t take long until employers will be able to make a pretty good guess. Read our feature post Genetic Testing.