Future Friday: What role does HR play in Cybersecurity?

When I talk to my certification students about HR’s role in dealing with technology in the workplace, I ask them to tell me how HR is involved with IT. I often get puzzled looks and some amorphous comments about enforcing policy. HR is the group that deals with the fallout of people violating policy. HR …

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Future Friday: Will be learning be delivered on-demand?

Today we teach employees in a very different way than it is likely to be delivered in the future. We often take the school model to deliver learning opportunities. We put employees in classroom settings and talk about things the need to learn. Often these classroom sessions last an hour, a day, a week or …

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Future Friday: Is there a lesson in Pokémon Go for motivating employees?

The Pokémon Go craze is in the news practically every day. It is almost impossible to go anywhere without spying someone walking around trying to catch Mewtoo, Dragonite, Psyduck or one of the other creatures in the game. As I observe this behavior and how quickly it caught on it made me wonder if there …

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Future Friday: How to make the future a calmer place

If you are anything like me, and I am betting you are, your day is constantly interrupted by the technology that surrounds you. Email notifications, automatic downloads, pop-ups, even your alarm clock are all aspects of what is called interruptive technology. You can do somethings to mute these interruptions but you can’t get away from …

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Future Friday: Will video be a game changer?

We have seen the “power” of video increase over the last few years. YouTube has over a billion viewers and YouTube on mobile alone reaches more 18-49 year olds than any cable network. Additionally, 80% of YouTube viewers are outside the US. Given those numbers will video technology become a powerful tool for HR? Recruiting …

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Recruiting with Games

I am a big fan of the Herman Trend Alert and have been for a while. I am also a fan of the concept of gamification. So combine the two and we have this post.  For a long time now, we have been impressed by the application of gamification* in Human Resources. Now that the …

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Is there an embeddable device in your future?

I am away this week at an IBM #NewWaytoWork conference as an invited “Influencer” for my work writing about the future. For this week I am going to highlight a view posts that discuss some of the issues of mobility that we will be discussing at the conference. Originally published in July of 2015 I …

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Supermobility

I am away this week at an IBM #NewWaytoWork conference as an invited “Influencer” for my work writing about the future. For this week I am going to highlight a view posts that discuss some of the issues of mobility that we will be discussing at the conference. At the conference we will be talking …

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Employees habits will provide data to employers

I am away this week at an IBM #NewWaytoWork conference as an invited “Influencer” for my work writing about the future. For this week I am going to highlight a view posts that discuss some of the issues of mobility that we will be discussing at the conference. Originally posted on April 11, 2014 this …

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Future Friday: Go Mobile or Go Home

Next week at am participating at IBM Insight on an influencer panel. One of the areas we will be addressing is the future of mobile and its importance to HR. In preparation for that I happened to come across a paper from Bersin by Deloitte on 10 big disruptions on the horizon for HR. One …

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