Delivering the Future of Payroll Today

While payroll is one of the most obvious back office processes to move to the cloud, it’s the one that triggers the greatest reluctance. Why? Payroll & HR teams fear the migration risks. The number one concern stopping payroll transformation is the consequence of employees not being paid accurately, on time, and securely. Does this sound familiar to you?  This is all set to change because we’ve…

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…

Adopt an App mindset for the HR Cloud!

This summer I attended a Workday partnership event where I had the pleasure of meeting Petros Dermetzis, Executive Vice-President of Development at Workday. He spoke to us about the birth of ERP applications, how they evolved over the years, and what happens when vendors can start over in the cloud. On the topic of updates, Petros mentioned that in the…

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…

What if… PowerBI was your HR Analytics tool?

If you’ve been following HR Trends, you know there’s a lot of focus on Analytics – not only to analyze what is happening to the workforce, but also to predict future consequences of strategy changes and run “what if” scenarios. We’ve seen a lot of articles emphasizing the need to hire data scientists in HR. Fortunately, you have the opportunity…