Category: HR

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…

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.…