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HR Technology Q & A with Jessica Miller-Merrell

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 Jessica Miller-Merrell


http://t.yesware.com/t/8fe269e9fbb00388730883178ce7e18f7d0afb54/f8a4e5300ded21478940389ff92379dd/spacer.gifQ:  Technology is enabling HR to look at how their strategy affects organizational performance, in addition to HR-specific problems. To what extent are today’s HR professionals able to step outside the box that has traditionally defined their role?

JMM:  I am of...

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HR Technology Q & A with John Hudson

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 John Hudson


Q:  Is an applicant tracking system still the single most important piece of technology an HR pro can have? Why or why not?

JH:  The telephone is still the single most important piece of technology. An ATS is an advantage, but if you are a small business with a...

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HR Technology Q & A with Sharlyn Lauby

 

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 Next Official Blogger Sharlyn Lauby:


Q:  What area of human resources profession (recruiting, OD/training, comp/benefits, employee relations, etc.) do you see technology affecting the most in the next 5 years? 

SL:  A lot of great technology options currently exist in recruiting, training, recognition, etc. I think some of the...

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HR Technology Q & A with David Kovacovich

 

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 David Kovacovich


Q:  What area of Human Resources profession (recruiting, OD/Training, comp/benefits, employee relations, etc.) do you see technology affecting the most in the next 5 years?

DK:  Employee Engagement: There was a time when employee engagement was affiliated with awards, it then shifted to technology. Today, there...

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HR Technology Q & A with Kyle Lagunas

 

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: 


Q:  Everyone is talking about social recruiting. How important is it for employers to include a social media component in their recruiting strategies and why?

KL:  Everyone is talking about social because everyone – not just active job seekers...

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Pilot for New SHRM Certifications Set for October

 

I am very pleased to share that the interest in and implementation of the SHRM competency-based certification continues to progress exceptionally well. We have finalized the test questions and will conduct the pilot exams for the SHRM Certified Professional (SHRM-CP™) and SHRM Senior Certified Professional (SHRM-SCP™) in October—and the interest has been overwhelming. We initially planned to invite 1,000 individuals for the pilot, but eventually had to close registration at 1,700 and regretfully had to turn away hundreds more. We encourage those for whom we did not have space to sit for the first official exams, which will be offered...

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Why today’s Best Companies Don’t F.A.I.L. at Diversity

 

Over a couple month spurt this year -  by way of a flurry of business travel, conference-going and reckless adventuring – I had the humbling opportunity to meet many smart people around the world all trying to wrap their heads around the dizzying demographical changes that impact today’s workforce.

From Austria to India, Moldova to the Dubai I’ve found that corporations and their leaders don’t have this “diversity” thing quite figured out. Particularly in how they leverage the most of the most diverse labor force in human history.

While 80% of Fortune 500 companies have a formal...

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#Nextchat: The Extinction of the Middle-Class Job

 

“I’m on the board of directors of a temp staffing company with one billion dollars in revenues. I can see it happening across every sector of the economy. Everyone is getting fired. Everyone is toilet paper now.” – James Altucher

Are we witnessing the looming extinction of middle-class jobs?

Entrepreneur and author James Altucher wrote a gloomy piece for LinkedIn titled “10 Reasons Why You Have to Quit Your Job in 2014.” In it, he argues that “technology, outsourcing, a growing temp staffing industry and productivity efficiencies have all replaced the middle class,” and that an entrepreneurial spirit...

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