Tag: 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 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,…

The changing face of HR

Last year’s white paper “The consumerization of HR” led to a number of invitations from customers and others to share my ideas during keynotes and workshops. It’s been great being able to hear what others think of it. The accompanying presentation is called “The changing face of HR”. I uploaded a short version of this presentation to SlideShare. Please feel…

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…

Let’s make HR invisible

2012 was a big year for HR. It was so big, that several serious magazines used the phrase:”HR is hot”. Who would have thought HR could be one of the cool kids? But now that all the excitement is gone, it is time to focus on what really matters: how to make HR work. Because acquisitions and new technologies are…

What is on HR’s Mind?

It’s almost 2013, and the first trend papers have been published. 2012 was a busy year for HR, with many developments in the HRTech space. It all started early this year with SAP’s acquisition of Successfactors. Then Oracle bought Taleo and IBM Kenexa. So for the first time in many years HR was labeled as “hot and happening” instead of…