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    Wednesday
    Nov092016

    PODCAST - HR Market Watch 2 - What Great HR Technology Looks Like

    NOTE: Really excited to share the second episode of HR Market Watch, on the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network family of shows.  Check out the details below and be sure to subscribe to HR Market Watch and all the HR Happy Hour Network shows on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and all the major podcast player apps. Just search for 'HR Happy Hour' to subscribe and never miss a show.

    HR Market Watch 2 - What Great HR Technology Looks Like

    Host: George LaRocque

    Guest: Roger Philby, CEO, The Chemistry Group

    Listen to the show HERE

    HR Market Watch puts a special lens on new and innovative HR technology from emerging and established technology companies. Join host George LaRocque, Principal Analyst and Founder of the #HRWINS, as in this episode he is joined by CEO Roger Philby of The Chemistry Group, one of the Top 3 audience selections at the HR Technology Conference in the "The Next Great HR Technology Company" competition. George and Roger talk about some of the key elements in hiring, assessments, culture and more, and how technology is helping organizations make better talent decisions.

    Also, find out what the latest #HRWins research points to as one of areas most ripe for disruption in talent acquisition process and technology!

    You can listen to the show on the show page HERE, or by using the widget player below, (Email and RSS subscribers click through)

    This is a fun and interesting conversation with one of the most exciting and innovative HR technology companies in the market.

    Remember to subscribe to HR Market Watch, and all the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network shows on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and all the major podcast player apps. Just search for 'HR Happy Hour' to subscribe and never miss a show.

    Wednesday
    Nov022016

    PODCAST - HR Happy Hour 265 - Women in HR Technology

    HR Happy Hour 265 - Women in HR Technology

    Hosts: Steve Boese

    Guest: Bianca McCann, VP, HR Expert Network Cloud HCM, SAP

    Listen to the show HERE

    This week on the HR Happy Hour Show, Steve Boese is joined by Bianca McCann, VP of the HR Expert Network for Cloud HCM at SAP to talk about the recent Women in HR Technology Summit that was held at the HR Technology Conference in Chicago in early October. 

    Bianca shared her insights on the Women in HR Tech Summit, the importance of framing these issues in the organization as business challenges and business opportunities, and not just HR programs or 'we should do this because it feels right' activities. Diversity should be looked at as a business imperative and the way to actually move the needle in the organization is to look for root causes, and set about addressing these causes.The key is to bring facts and data to the table, and think through the problems in a manner that is similar to taking on all kinds of business challenges.

    We also talked about the real business benefits from more diverse workplaces in the areas of innovation and growth or market share, the idea of the Illusion of Truth, the importance of listening to what the organization is saying about these issues, and some practical steps that organizations can take right away to become better and more inclusive workplaces, particularly for women in technology roles.

    You can listen to the show on the show page HERE, or by using the widget player below, (Email and RSS subscribers click through)

    This was a fun and interesting show, many thanks to Bianca for joining us this week on the HR Happy Hour.

    Many thanks to our show sponsor Virgin Pulse - learn more about their products and services at www.virginpulse.com.

    Reminder, you can subscribe to the show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, and all the major podcast player apps - just search for 'HR Happy Hour' to subscribe and never miss a show.

    Thursday
    Oct272016

    HRE Column: How to choose which disruptive HR tech solutions to chase

    Here is my semi-frequent reminder and pointer for blog readers that I also write a monthly column at Human Resource Executive Online called Inside HR Tech that can be found here.

    This month, in the aftermath of the HR Technology Conference and still thinking about all the innovative and potentially disruptive HR tech solutions that continue to appear in the market, I thought about how much more difficult it must be getting for HR and business leaders to assess and evaluate and decide which types of disruptive technology to pursue.

    Note, I am not really talking or thinking about specific technology evaluations like, "Which ATS should we license?", but rather larger questions of "Which types of potentially disruptive HR technology would benefit our organization, given our needs and our circumstances?", and "What should be the impact of these technologies on the organization and our people?"

    I came up with three general categories or impacts that potentially disruptive HR tech can (and perhaps should) have on the organization, and some thoughts on how HR leaders can better evaluate new HR tech in this model. I tried to describe what this kind of categorized impact assessment looks like in my HR Executive column. From the HRE piece:

    One of the highlights of the recently concluded HR Technology Conference and Exposition® was the record-breaking Expo Hall, which featured nearly 400 technology solution providers offering an almost dizzying array of tools, technologies and innovative approaches to help organizations with HR, talent-management, employee-engagement and other workplace challenges.

    But such a plethora of modern and innovative technologies also presents quite a challenge for HR and business leaders in that the growth of the HR-technology market and landscape has made the identification, research, assessment and eventual selection of the "right" technology solution all the more challenging. Probably the most frequent type of question I get from HR leaders over the course of the year is: "There are so many HR-tech solutions out there; how can I figure out which ones I should give my time and attention?"

    Note that this kind of question is different from "Which applicant-tracking (or learning-management system, or payroll solution) system is the best one?" I do get those questions too, of course, but probably less frequently than in the past, as most HR leaders today understand that there is never a universal "best" solution for anything, but rather a "best" solution for the individual organization, and its unique goals, requirements and circumstances. Lately the discussions and challenges I hear about from HR leaders seem more focused on trying to make sense of a complex and growing HR-tech market, and how to best take advantage of all this growth and innovation.

    One way for HR leaders to approach these kinds of challenges and determine how to spend their time and resources is to consider innovative and potentially disruptive HR technologies across a set of three criteria or broad categories of impact. I'd like to take a look at these three broad-impact categories and offer examples of how new HR-technology solutions fit into each.

    Category One: If the HR solutions reduce or eliminate organizational barriers for HR and employees

    There are a slew of HR technologies that are necessary and essential for organizations to either own or license for regulatory and compliance reasons. In other words, every organization that has regular employees has to, at a minimum, have a way to pay them, and to complete all the required tax filings and payments. This category is not really about those kinds of technologies. (If your organization has a critical need to solve such compulsory challenges, then you probably should take care of those before entertaining the idea of adopting new or disruptive HR technology.)

    This category is more about enabling organizational success via the elimination or reduction of the friction points that can hold people back from getting work done effectively and efficiently. You can get to the direct impact of implementing technologies in this category by asking questions such as, "Where does our employee's workflow get bogged down?" or "Where do we have data manually replicated in multiple systems?"; or simply by asking teams and leaders can simply be asked to talk about "What is it that makes my job more difficult than it needs to be?"

    Some real HR-technology solutions that help to solve problems in this category include learning systems that can surface content and assets in real-time and in context when employees need them the most or even more technical solutions that better integrate, validate and keep clean key HR-data elements and values across multiple systems. Almost every new HR-technology solution you introduce into the organization should solve at least one important "barrier" problem and eliminate a pain point for your targeted audience once it is adopted.

    Category Two: If the HR solutions help to elevate customer service -- for internal customers or external customers

    At the HR Tech Conference, one of the more interesting technology developments I remember seeing was an example of a deeper integration between an employee self-service type of portal and the company's HR-shared-service-center knowledge base and help-desk functionality. The idea here is that if employees were viewing their payslips or benefits enrollments and needed more information or had a question about the information they were viewing, they could, with one click, launch a "help" ticket or process to indicate to HR they needed assistance. HR practitioners would not only see that the request was made, they would automatically have all the needed context from the page or subset of information the employee was viewing...

    Read the rest of the HR Exec column here 

    Good stuff, right? Humor me...

    If you liked the piece you can sign up over at HRE to get the Inside HR Tech Column emailed to you each month. There is no cost to subscribe, in fact, I may even come over and rake your leaves car or clean out your gutters or even help you pass out the candy on Halloween. 

    Have a great weekend!

    Tuesday
    Oct182016

    PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 263 - Introducing HR Market Watch

    A few weeks back Trish McFarlane and I shared the exciting news of the launch of the HR Happy Hour Podcast Network, and shared the details on the first three new podcast titles joining the HR Happy Hour family. Two of the new podcasts, Research on the Rocks, with hosts Madeline Laurano and Mollie Lombardi, and We're Only Human, with host Ben Eubanks made their successful debuts on the network earlier this summer, and Trish and I can't be more pleased with how well both those shows have been received by the HR Happy Hour listeners.

    Today I am really excited to share the debut episode of the third new podcast title on the HR Happy Hour Network, HR Market Watch, with host George LaRocque, industry analyst and founder of #HRWINS.

    On HR Market Watch, George will focus on the HR Technology landscape, with a focus on new and emerging technologies from both startups and established solution providers, and share his and his guest's insights as to how these technology innovations can help you and your organization today.

    On the first HR Market Watch show, George interviews Jamie True, CEO of LifeWorks, recently selected as 'The Next Great HR Technology Company' by attendees of the HR Technology Conference.

    Details for this first show are below, and we can't be more excited to welcome George to the HR Happy Hour family!

    HR Happy Hour 263 - Introducing HR Market Watch

    Host: George LaRocque

    Guest: Jamie True, CEO, LifeWorks

    The HR Happy Hour Network is thrilled to welcome 'HR Market Watch' and host George LaRocque to the HR Happy Hour family of podcasts.

    HR Market Watch puts a special lens on new and innovative HR technology from emerging and established technology companies. Join George LaRocque, Principal Analyst and Founder of the #HRWINS, in this episode and meet CEO Jamie True of LifeWorks, the firm that audience members at the recent HR Technology Conference selected as 'The Next Great HR Technology Company'.

    Also, get George's top 5 take-aways from HR Tech, and more!

    You can listen to the show on the show page HERE, or by using the widget player below, (Email and RSS subscribers click through)

    This was a fun and interesting show, thanks and welcome to George for being a part of the HR Happy Hour family!  

    Be sure to subscribe to 'HR Market Watch' and all the HR Happy Hour Network podcasts on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or your favorite podcast player app. Just search for 'HR Happy Hour' to subscribe and never miss a show.

    Friday
    Oct142016

    PODCAST - #HRHappyHour 262 - The HR Technology Conference Recap #HRTechConf

    HR Happy Hour 262 - The HR Technology Confrence Recap #HRTechConf

    Hosts: Steve BoeseTrish McFarlane

    Recorded October 12, 2016

    Listen to the show HERE

    The 19th Annual HR Technology Conference concluded last week, and on this episode of the HR Happy Hour Show, HR Tech Program Chair Steve Boese, and H3 HR Advisors CEO, and Conference speaker Trish McFarlane review some of the memorable sessions of the Conference, talk about some of the key themes and trends from the event, and talk about some of the key takeaways for HR and business leaders.

    Steve and Trish cover some of the Conference's highlights, including the first ever Women in HR Tech Summit, the first 'Discovering the Next Great HR Technology Company' competition, the All-Star CHRO panel led by moderator Soledad O'Brien, the 2nd Annual HR Tech Hackathon, (and Hacklab), and what is always an attendee favorite - the Ideas and Innovators 'Ignite' presentations.

    Plus, we talk about some of the innovations from the Expo floor, the continued importance of 'core' HR technologies like Payroll and Benefits, and the fact that the show probably needs some new intro and outro music.

    You can listen to the show on the show page HERE, or by using the widget player below, (Email and RSS subscribers will need to click through)

     

    The HR Technology Conference was outstanding as always, and whether you were able to attend or not, we think you'll find this review informative and fun.

    Many thanks to our HR Happy Hour Show sponsor Virgin Pulse - learn more about them at www.virginpulse.com.

    And remember to subscribe to the HR Happy Hour Show on iTunes, Stitcher Radio, or your favorite podcast app - just search for 'HR Happy Hour' to subscribe and never miss a show.