Posts Tagged Technology

HR At Your Fingertips is an essential mobile app for any HR professional who is consistently on the go. Isn’t everyone these days? This app contains a glossary of HR terms, Federal laws and a guide on how to create an employee handbook, allowing quick and easy access to information from your pocket.

August 22, 2012

On August 15, SHRM We Know Next invited special guest Steve Boese to chat about the topic:  "Is HR Technology Really Making Our Jobs Easier?"

The informative conversation was directed at helping human resource professionals understand and make sense of the rapidly changing HR technology scene -- a daunting challenge for many HR pros who have a thousand other issues on their plate. 

August 15, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

Finance, information technology (IT), procurement and other business services areas are in the midst of a growing talent crisis, and the failure of human resources and business services leaders to effectively collaborate is in large part to blame, according to research released July 19, 2012, by The Hackett Group Inc., a global business management consulting firm.

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August 10, 2012

By Steve Boese

There is no doubt that HR Technology plays an increasingly important role inside our organizations today. Whether simple, in-house developed tools for tracking employees in a very small organization, more complex and comprehensive ‘enterprise grade’ systems in use by most large organizations, or any of the myriad of newer HR technology solutions that are deployed via the web, in a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) model - the influence and importance of workplace technology continues to grow.

August 2, 2012

Do social media sites waste time, distract from work and drain a company’s resources?

While some business leaders and journalists have answered those questions in the affirmative, others have asserted that social media has become absolutely essential to conducting business in the digital age.

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July 20, 2012

More employees are using their own smart phones, iPad and other electronic devices for work purposes—even though this practice could expose companies to financial, legal and other types of risks, experts said.

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June 26, 2012

Social media is no longer new. It is mainstream. To avoid social media today is like avoiding e-mail 15 years ago.

For employers, social media creates risks and rewards. This article discusses how to maximize the rewards and minimize the risks.


Despite the substantial benefits to having a diverse workforce, employers need to be careful about how they increase diversity or they may back into a reverse discrimination claim.

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June 14, 2012

I continue to have clients come to me asking, “Our company understands the importance of being on social media / and doing ‘social business’, but how do we sell this to our CEO?”

That’s a great question. Trying to convince the C-Suite can be quite the challenge.

Just recently, IBM did a study of some 1,700 CEOs worldwide and reported findings that many are now seeing social media as a key enabler of collaboration and innovation.

June 1, 2012

As work, family and personal demands increase and we are tethered to smart phones and tablet computers to be available instantly to anyone who might need us, our ability to perform at our best diminishes and our physical and mental health suffers. It’s time to revamp the way we approach work, according to Tony Schwartz, CEO of The Energy Project. It’s time to reclaim focus and be more productive, efficient and healthy.

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May 3, 2012

Employee engagement and participation in learning and development programs has always been a challenge. With the rapid development and deployment of new tools and technology in the workplace, though, there's more to be learned and mastered than ever. Leaders are now looking for methods to tackle this issue head-on, and driving demand for changes in learning managemen. Enter gamification.

April 27, 2012

One of the most popular trends in the IT world right now is the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) approach, where employees use their own mobile device at work. Its another case of new technology creating new problems. Before implementing a BYOD policy, you need to weigh the risks against the cost benefits.

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April 13, 2012

In case you missed it, here’s what happened on We Know Next this week.

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April 13, 2012

It’s no secret that technology as well as social media are changing the way we work and live.  Thankfully, corporate America and the U.S. Government are finally getting the clue, learning that technology offers an opportunity to provide more employees flexibility while cutting overhead costs at the same time. 

Two trends I’ve seen emerging among the workplace mainstream are telecommuting and BYOD. 

April 12, 2012

The brains of young people growing up “hyperconnected” to the Internet might be wired differently from those of their elders, suggests a recent survey of technology experts, who were split on whether the newfangled wiring is desirable.

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April 12, 2012

I am just back from the SXSW Interactive Conference where I spent time with tens of thousands of geeks, nerds, dorks, and techie wizards. Not everyone at the conference was a Gen Y hipster — although it felt that way. I was tremendously fortunate to meet amazing men and women of all ages who had impressive resumes and interesting stories.

The one unifying theme? Everyone in attendance was passionate about technology, mobile devices and digital media.

March 15, 2012