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Save HR

HR has been much maligned and talked about for years.  There is a constant debate regarding whether the HR function should even exist.. or as others call it the Human Remains Department.  This blog is dedicated to helping Save HR so that employees, executives, shareholders and others can increase their awareness of the importance of HR to the success of the business.  And my definition of HR is everything that is under a CHRO - from "hiring to retiring" including the processes and technologies.  So what is between the flags that will help to Save HR?

 



HR Technology Trends 2016 versus 2017

Personally, I love the end of the year for blogging.  You get a dose of “the best of last year”, and you get the “predictions for the coming year”.  What is missing from this yearly summary is the results of what was predicted for 2016 and what happened in 2016?&

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Posted On : 27-12-2016

Beyond Transactional: Judgement Intensive HR Shared Service

Most professionals who have worked in the shared services or the outsourcing market will tell you that the most appropriate type of activities to move into a shared service centre (SSC) is work that is transactional in nature.  So what exactly is transactional work?  Transactional HR&nb

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Posted On : 28-11-2016

Post Truth the New Word for 2016

Oxford Dictionary has declared “post-truth” to be its international word of the year.  It is an adjective defined as “relating to or denoting circumstances in which objective facts are less influential in shaping public opinion than appeals to emotion and personal belief.&r

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Posted On : 24-11-2016

Gig the New Noun

What exactly is a “gig worker”?  Today the definitions of the types of employees are numerous.  You have freelance, contractor, contingent, full-time, part-time, permanent, temporary and consultant, to name a few.  Is a “gig worker” just another name for som

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Posted On : 15-11-2016

Workforce Technology versus HR Technology

What is the next generation of technology for human capital?  Well, it is about people, not HR. One of my favourite listens every month is from Bill Kutik.  If you do not subscribe to B

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Posted On : 25-10-2016

The Modern Maslow Hierarchy of Needs

Last month I published an article on Theory X and Y managers and reflected on the fact that this theory was once the foundation for management training, and today it is rarely mentioned.  This month I want to focus on another “lost” management theory, Maslow’s Hierarchy of

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Posted On : 21-10-2016

My SLA's are Green but I Don't Feel Green

If you are running best practice governance with your captive shared service centre (SSC) or external outsourced provider you should be doing monthly performance reporting on the agreed service levels.  And if your service is around HR and Payroll the review process can be more emotive than

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Posted On : 25-10-2016

Citizens of the World and HR

Is it just me, or does it feel like the world is getting bigger again, rather than smaller?  On one side talent is getting harder to find for many roles in many countries but at the same time countries are either talking about or actively looking at ways to reduce the flow of talent.  T

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Posted On : 18-10-2016

Theory X and Y Managers - Is this Management Theory Dead?

Last month I published an article on the management theory of the Peter Principle, and how this principle and the new trends in performance management have some interesting potential correlations.  This month I want to focus on another “lost” management theory, the Theory X and Y

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Posted On : 27-09-2016

Leadership Lessons from Brexit

For the next 20 years researchers, analyst and academics will be examining what happened with the UK referendum vote to leave the EU, better known as Brexit.  There are so many lessons that can be learned from the activities up to the vote, the actual vote itself, and then the subsequent act

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Posted On : 28-09-2016

Why are HR Shared Service Centres Different?

In every multi-process Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) or Shared Service Centre (SSC) project I have ever worked on, HR always gets the reputation for “being different”.  And while every function’s process is unique, I do believe that HR has some attributes and challenge

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Posted On : 23-09-2016

The Peter Principle and the New Trend of No Performance Reviews

The Peter Principle and the new trends in performance management have some interesting potential correlations.

The Peter Principle is a management theory formulated by Laurence J. Peter in which the selection of a candidate for a position is based on the candida

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Posted On : 25-08-2016

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Latest Update On :26-09-2017

Saving other things

Latest Update On : 24-09-2017