Posts Tagged Technology


With the HR Technology Conference (#HRTechConf) just around the corner, we're inviting our Next Official Bloggers to offer their perspective on how technology is impacting the profession today -- and their predictions for the future.  

The following is a Q & A with Kyle Lagunas of the Brandon Hall Group: 

September 30, 2014


by Elizabeth Gartner, Prem Kumar, and Ross Smith

Study the past, if you would divine the future. – Confucius

In Greek mythology, Apollo gave Cassandra the power of prophecy in an effort to win her heart, but when she refused him, he cursed her with the affliction of her predictions to never being believed. Cassandra made many important predictions, including the soldiers hiding in the Trojan horse, but went through life without anyone listening to her predictions.

September 25, 2014


I recently read The Evolving Workplace: Expert Insights, part of a global project commissioned by Dell and Intel. For the study, TNS Global is exploring key future trends and themes pertaining to the workplace and workforce, with a specific focus on understanding the role that technology has played in its evolution

September 10, 2014


Home Depot’s compromised payment systems could turn out to be the biggest data breach of its kind, with as many as 60 million credit cards affected, according to experts. That would be far more than the 40 million cardholders impacted by the breach at Target stores in 2013. The company confirmed the breach Sept. 8, 2014.

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September 9, 2014

The market for HR Technology solutions has probably never been more dynamic, interesting, and potentially confusing to navigate for the HR leader and practitioner. But HR leaders know that applying the right technology solution to your most pressing organizational and workforce challenges can make the difference in elevating HR from administrative support function to trusted strategic business partner. As technology solutions become more powerful and complex, organizations can sometimes implement technology that doesn't live up to all the promises made during the sales process.

August 11, 2014

February 2000., an online pet supplies company, made its Initial Public Offering on the US stock market. Shares began trading at $11 but reached a high of $14. were on a roll. In the New Year they won numerous advertising awards for their website, and were ranked number one by USA Today’s AD Meter for their first national commercial. Just 9 months later was liquidated with a share price of $0.19.

July 31, 2014

When Zappos stopped posting open positions and urged prospective hires to sign up as company “insiders” on its proprietary social network instead, the online shoe store encouraged candidates to get noticed by submitting video cover letters.

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July 22, 2014

As many can attest, the talent acquisition vendor landscape changes on a daily basis. Keeping up with all of the newcomers and established solution providers is a challenge.

July 1, 2014

I’m all about engagement, sharing and oversharing when it comes to social media. I also absolutely love technology. My life is surrounded by it. Not only is it part of my job, but I use apps like Yelp to select places to eat when I’m traveling. I also rent clothing for special events using apps like Rent the Runway. I’m leveraging technology for productivity and life efficiency. My goal is to not go to the store. I absolutely hate it. It’s a complete waste of my time which is why I use websites like for online and automated ordering.

June 11, 2014

It took an overcrowded office and the Great Recession to prompt Chris Dyer to open a virtual office and shut the door on the brick-and-mortar workspace when his lease ended in 2008.

It was a drastic move for the CEO and founder of peopleG2, a provider of background screenings. However, it brought the change in culture Dyer sought, with more transparency, better performance and an initial savings of $5,000-$8,000 per month. Today, all but three of 24 staffers telecommute every day at peopleG2.

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May 22, 2014

Microsoft: Bring out your dead…. Bring out your dead!

Windows 8: Here’s one!

Windows XP: I’m not dead yet!

Windows 8: Well, can you hang around for a couple of minutes? He won't be long.

Windows XP: I feel fine, I feel happy, I feel happy!

(Inspired by Monty Python and the Holy Grail)

May 14, 2014

As many of you know, Brandon Hall Group launched its first annual Talent Acquisition Benchmark Survey at the start of the year. In the time since, I’ve been slicing and dicing the data – by levels of effectiveness, by industry, and most recently by company size.  Across the board, survey respondents indicated hiring better talent is their highest talent acquisition priority for 2014.

April 24, 2014


The world is constantly bombarded with the emergence of new tools and technologies that change the way we live and work. And while many of these innovations can bring new efficiencies to the workplace, implementing these solutions can present a number of challenges. In addition to gaining executive buy-in and company-wide adoption, another key aspect is ensuring that any new technology acquisition complies with both the company’s legal processes and the larger local and federal regulations.

April 15, 2014

The last few years have seen the creation of an enormous amount of mobile applications designed to transform the way work is done. As more people ditch their laptops for the greater convenience of tablets, demand for mobile apps that can facilitate tasks and communications has never been higher. With developers racing to create the next great app, it can be challenging to determine which solutions will bring the most positive results.

March 18, 2014

I must admit that I prefer to have a tonsillectomy or root canal, as opposed to watching a verbose slide deck created in PowerPoint.  Don’t get me wrong, PowerPoint is a great tool.  The problem is people have engaged in what I’d consider to be, almost criminal activity as they’ve butchered its true intent. 

March 12, 2014

ADP, which serves 620,000 clients in more than 125 countries, revealed in a new study that 37 percent of registered mobile users access their pay information via mobile HR applications, compared with 23 percent who use desktops and laptops.

March 11, 2014

It was only a matter of time before the self-destructing messages of “Mission: Impossible” fantasy became a reality. Now that the technology has arrived—sans the signature smoke—it has created new legal and public relations issues for HR leaders to consider.

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March 11, 2014