Category: HR

The rise of flexible benefits

The working world has changed, and it will continue to do so as job functions evolve, new technologies are introduced and peaks and troughs in the economy each play their parts in changing the ever structure of the workforce. I’ve written before about the notion of tenure, permanency and lifetime employment being gone. So too has the traditional “reward package”. The…

Managing your permanent and contingent workforce: A necessity, not a luxury

Who is your employee? Is it the person who has a permanent contract with your company and a place on the org chart? The contractor who was just hired on your project team? The temp who is filling in for a colleague on maternity leave? What about the robot that is assembling your products? In today’s labor market, the notion…

What if… Tinder was your Appraisal tool?

I had the pleasure of presenting at SAP’s HR Innovation Day about the Future of Work. We had a lively panel discussion on the role of HR, the wisdom of abolishing performance ratings, diversity and 360-degree feedback, after which Mark Raben (@markraben) from SAP challenged me to blog about the use of Tinder as your HR system. So here goes…

Guest Post – The HR home front: Why the war for talent is dangerous and how to fight it right

I am pleased to introduce a new guest post by Colin Wong (@colinjwong). Colin is passionate about talent and a better way to work. If you like this post, check out his Wooblog. The war for talent was a mistake. Or at least this seems to be the opinion of a growing number of people (including Malcolm Gladwell). Me? I…

HR is not about Technology…

I’ve been reading some articles that question the influx of technology into HR. The general idea is that technology dehumanizes the personal touch that HR leaders are keen to have. Somewhere along the line, we’ve become so obsessed to make HR service delivery as cost-efficient as possible that we’ve overlooked the employee experience. And that means we’re missing out on…

The Carnival of HR is coming

On February 26th I will be hosting the next Carnival of HR and I invite you to send me your latest post. The theme is “anything goes” but considering all that’s happening elsewhere I also look forward to receiving posts about “winter” or “Olympics” and maybe, if you’re in the mood, a combination of the two of them! While many…