Category: HR

The consumerization of HR: HR’s days as middle man are over (2/2)

We expect the new HR to be supported by a high degree of automation and governed by a ‘one to many’ approach. HR professionals of the 21st century must be technology-savvy and incorporate new technologies in their way of working, as it is the most effective way to communicate with current and future staff. HR must adopt a straightforward, practical…

The consumerization of HR: HR’s days as middle man are over (1/2)

Imagine, if you will, your company without an HR function. Now suppose you’re asked to set up HR: What would you do? Would you create something similar or radically different? Would you create it at all? We’ve arrived at a turning point in history where new technology is profoundly changing people’s way of life as well as methods of manufacturing,…

Talent? What Talent?

The other day I walked into the office of a large company and was greeted by a big billboard advertising their recruitment campaign: “We are looking for Talent. Do you have what it takes to join us?” Talent is in high demand. Every company seems to be searching for talent. Used to be you had a talent – or two…

A Social Carnival of HR

Welcome to this month’s carnival of HR. I invited everyone to reflect on the topic: How Social is Your HR? And I am happy to say that most of you share the thought that there is a place for Social in HR. At the same time, you feel we are not there yet: we have some way to go before…

Guest Post: Are You Anti-Social?

I’m honored to host a guest post this month by Christopher de Mers (@ChristopherinHR), who wrote this post especially for the Social Carnival of HR! Anti-Social Are you anti-social? We realize a social “footprint” is expected today. With over 90% of recruiters using some form of social media (SoMe) you raise concern by not having a presence of some type.…

This Is Your Life

The words in the picture are the final sentences of the Holstee Manifesto. It hangs on the wall in my office. The Manifesto serves as a constant reminder that Life is Short, and we better make the most of it. But for this HR Carnival post, I’ll focus on the second phrase:”Do what you love, and do it often”. How…