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    PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 249 - HireVue, Digital Disruption, and the Big Lies in HR

    HR Happy Hour 249 - HireVue, Digital Disruption, and the Big Lies in HR

    Recorded LIVE at HireVue Digital Disruption 2016, Park City, Utah

    Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

    Guest: Mark Newman, Founder & CEO, HireVue


    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve was joined by Mark Newman, Founder & CEO of HireVue, the leading technology provider of video-based technology solutions for talent acquisition, assessment, and talent analytics. HireVue essentially created the category of 'video interviewing', but now are much more than just that, with new technology on assessments, coaching, and deep learning now a part of the overall talent platform. On the show Mark shares the larger HireVue story and then talks about the three 'Big Lies' in HR and Talent - one, We NEED more candidates;, two, Millennials don't want long careers with any one company;, and three, The War for Talent is back on.

    Mark shared some great ideas on how organizations can avoid getting trapped by these 'big lies' and how technology plays a role in managing these challenges.

    You can listen to the show on the show page here, or by using the widget player below:

    This was a fun, and really interesting conversations with one of the most interesting technology leaders in the HR tech space.

    Many thanks to HireVue for having the HR Happy Hour at Digital Disruption this year.

    And also thanks to our sponsor Virgin Pulse, learn more about them at www.virginpulse.com.

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    PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 168 - On Early Adoption and #HRevolution

    HR Happy Hour 168 - 'HR,  Early Adoption and #HRevolution 2013'

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, hosts Steve Boese and Trish McFarlane welcomed China Gorman, Founder and CEO of the CMG Group, and for more than 25 years, a strategic business leader in in human resources professional services organizations. China is a sought-after speaker, writer and thought leader in the broad human resources marketplace.

    We talked with China about one of her favorite topics - the early adoption of new or innovative technologies in Human Resources.  It turns out that early adoption is one of Trish's favorite topics too - as an HR leader herself she has driven the decision processes and implementations of many of the kinds of HR technologies that are emerging in the market today.

    We also previewed the upcoming HRevolution event taking place in Las Vegas on October 6, 2013, and where you can see China leading a session on Early Adoption of Technology in HR.

    You can listen to the show on the show page here, using the widget player below, and as always on iTunes - just do a search in the podcasts section for 'HR Happy Hour'.


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    We all know how fast moving and ever changing the landscape is for HR Technology, and whether or not your shop is ready for and can make the best use of any new tech tool is one of the most important questions you have to answer as an HR/Talent pro. China and Trish both shared lots of great ideas and approaches that have worked for them in the past and that will be of help to everyone finding themselves struggling with HR and technology.

    I mostly listened and tried to learn something!

    Thanks to China for the time and the insight about the role of early adoption of technology to empower and improve HR processes, and more importantly, organizational results.

    It was a really fun and interesting show and I hope you check it out.  

    And if you do, my apologies in advance to the nation of Canada.

    And, and you can register for HRevolution 2013 here: Eventbrite - HRevolution Vegas 2013

    Have a great weekend!


    The Stars in New York

    Quick one for a Friday (and because the only thing between me and some Dunkin' coffee is posting this recap).

    Yesterday I had the chance to attend an event called the 'Position Accomplished Summit' hosted by The Ladders in New York City. It was fun, informative, and really an interesting and challenging day.  And don't get me started about the 'challenging' day of travel - Amtrak for seven hours - fun!

    After the conclusion of the event, the folks at the Ladders were nice enough to let me conduct the HR Happy Hour show from one of their conference rooms, where a truly super-star panel of HR and Recruiting leaders joined myself and Shauna Moerke to talk about recruiting, marketing, job boards, LinkedIn, erectile dysfunction pharmaceuticals, prison culture, and all kinds of crazy stuff.

    People you will hear on the playback:

    Kris Dunn, Jessica Lee, John Sumser, Gerry Crispin, Kevin Wheeler, Jim Stroud, Mark Stelzner, David Manaster, Josh LeTourneau, Jason Boltax, Kelly Dingee, and hopefully no one else that I forgot to mention.

    Listen to the archive on the show page here, or using the widget player below:

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    We talked quite a bit about the state of the industry, and very frankly and openly about The Ladders, their business model and their controversial TV ads. The folks from the Ladders helped immeasurably in allowing the show to go on, and were invited to participate and decided to decline to allow us to have our conversations. I am optimistic that they will appear on a future show.

    Many thanks to the great panel of stars that took an hour at the end of a long day to join the show.

    Now I can hit the NYC streets to find some coffee!


    Tonight - HR and Collaboration

    Tonight on the HR Happy Hour show the topic is ‘HR and Collaboration’.
    You can listen starting at 8PM ET from the show page, using the widget player below,  or by calling in on the listener line - 646-378-1086.

    Perhaps we should have called it ‘HR and Unleashing Innovation’, or ‘HR and Jacking Up Employee Engagement’ , or ‘HR and Leading Your Organization to Glorious Victory Over Your Competitors’.

    Because whether it is from big company Global CHRO survey results, from the demands of a changing workforce , the impact of consumer social networking on work, or simply the realization that the traditional ways of conducting business are no longer able to wring any more productivity out of a stretched, stressed, and dispersed workforce - it seems like getting increasingly fragmented populations to work together more effectively is of prime concern to the HR leader and professional today.

    This week the big ‘Enterprise 2.0 Conference’ held its latest event in Santa Clara, and for the first time a dedicated track specifically targeted at the critical role and significant opportunity that HR leaders and practitioners have in helping to lead in the development of strategies and programs to drive more effective organizational collaboration.  For the burgeoning ‘E2.0’ community, this event is kind of like the Super Bowl of Collaboration, and to have a specific focus on HR and the HR role can be taken as a sign that these issues and challenges need to be taken seriously inside HR.

    Joining us on the show tonight will be leading HR 2.0 consultant and big-brained thinker Jon Ingham, along with Matt Wilkinson, from enterprise collaboration technology vendor Socialcast.  We will talk about E2.0 and collaboration from the HR point of view, discussing strategy, (strategic = good, right?), technology, (still very much a significant factor in E2.0), and organizational culture and readiness.

    This should be a fun and interesting show, I hope you can play along, and better still, join the fun by calling in on 646-378-1086.



    Who Won't be on the HR Happy Hour Show Tonight

    Tonight on the HR Happy Hour show it is time for 'Mystery HR Theater'. I know who the guest is. Shauna, the HR Minion, knows who the guest is, and the guest (hopefully) knows when to call in.

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    But that's it.  We have not let the cat out of the bag, so you will have to tune in tonight at 8PM EDT, and play 'guess the guest' or '20 questions' until we reveal our secret guest's identity - you can call in on 646-378-1086 to join the shenanigans.

    But in the spirit of good fun Shauna challenged the Twitterverse to take a guess at the identity of tonight's secret guest.  So far, no one has got it right, but there were some great guesses, and for those who did guess, I offer some explanations as to why they were off the mark.

    Lindsay Lohan - Lindsay is a big star. Still.  But probably not for too much longer.  Pretty soon I bet weNot on the show will see her on 'Celebrity Rehab' and after that I think we have a shot at landing her on the HR Happy Hour.  But she did not use her one call from jail to call us, so will not be on the show tonight.

    Oates - I kind of think Oates would make a good guest.  We could do 20 minutes on mullet and moustache theory and practice alone.  And then there is the whole 'You look like Bababooey' angle.

    Hall -  More interesting than Oates.  Of the duo, the one that could have made it as a solo artist. Also has a strange obsession with killing deer.  Not just the odd hunting trip to bag a 10-point buck, but killing all deer.  Something about lyme disease.  Would make for a good interview.

    Sarah Palin - She has plenty to say for sure.  It is arguable how much of it makes sense. I did pitch her people to have her come on the show but I was refudiated

    Ben Eubanks  - Such an elusive guy.  Has appeared on the show before (grudgingly).  Since we know he is getting ready for some big and exciting things very soon, he is not going to appear tonight.

    Bob Hope - Would be an awesome booking. Forty years ago.

    Rod Stewart - Has an advantage over Bob Hope in that he is currently alive. Also presents a great opportunity to talk about music, models, and mayhem of life as a rock star. Dang, now I really wish we could book Rod Stewart.

    LeBron - Certainly in need of some positive publicity.  But, has so much money, power, and fame that heNot on the show can give a collective eff you to an entire city and not sweat it at all. If LeBron did come on I think I would ask him about NBA players and tattoos. I think every NBA media guide needs to have a 'player tattoo directory' to help recognize and understand all the ink.

    In no particular order we also had guesses of Al Gore, Toby from 'The Office', HR Fishbowl, Steve Forbes, and Jessica Alba. OK, I added the Jessica Alba guess.

    So who will it be?  Who is the 'Mystery HR Guest?'

    You will have to tune in tonight at 8PM EDT to find out!